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Palante Harlem Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   96 reviews 2,296

Address:

470 West 126 Street New York NY 10027 USA

Mission:

To reduce poverty and advocate for safe housing by organizing, educating and empowering residents. We are committed to supporting each other and to preserving our quality of life, our health, and our personal safety by assisting tenants when their rights have been violated and by holding unresponsive landlords and building managers accountable.

Target demographics:

Housing

Direct beneficiaries per year:

2000+

Geographic areas served:

New York City

Programs:

Tenant Organizing, Leadership Development, Mediation and Legal Services

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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212 491 2541
www.palanteharlem.org

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

3 people found this review helpful

Palante is a successful non-organization that fights against landlord abuse and tenant exploitation with the help from volunteers from local and long distance areas. Palante Harlem provided volunteer opportunities for college students on their Spring Break from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I would highly recommend Palante to anyone that is searching to volunteer with a group or individually.

 
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One day i went to buy a graduation dress for my daughter , who was graduating from kindergarten. When I came home, the apartment had been locked by the Marshal's office. I had previously gone to court for a non -payment. I had the money for the rent , but the Judge told me to hold on to it; since the apartment was in my brother's name. I have lived with my brother for many years. The owners had sent a certified letter to my brother. No notice was given to me. Here, i was now locked out of my apartment. I called the Marshal's office and told to go to court.
I was to was referred by my neighbor to Harlem Pa'Lante. I came here, they got me an attorney , i didn't have to give him anything except my smile. I had the money for the rent , but not for the legal & marshal's fees. I was able to get a " one shot deal" from the city. Now, I am back in my apartment with my 3 children. My apartment is finally being repaired! You see that was why the owner sued me in court; when i started asking for repairs.
when the marshal changed the locks, the broke a very secure lock i had. they changed it with a used lock. Harlem Pa'Lante has even helped me with that. A new lock with two keys! I ham VERY GRATEFUL to Halrem Pa'lante!!!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I've been with Pa'lante Harlem for quite sometime, and I got to say hands down the best experience I've had. Pa'lante will open the eyes of those who don't see the wrongdoings in our community. Pa'lante will motivate the people in the community to become knowledgeable tenants and know the power of their tenancy rights. Not only would you be doing a good service to society but also to yourself, knowing that you are giving a voice to the voiceless makes you feel almost as you are the protector of NYC's tenants who are continuously harassed by awful landlords that are unfortunately trying to push people out of their residents or shoot up the rent. Overall, Pa'lante Harlem is a wonderful nonprofit organization that continues to provide outstanding service to anyone who is seeking help and continues to spread awareness of the corruption that is plaguing housing and the city's residents.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Palante is one of the best non-profit business I've ever known . Palante Help people regardless their background and it helps people in a way that makes their life easier. This was an great experience for me and learned a lot from it. We should have more non-profit business like palante.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Palante Harlem is wonderful Organization with a great cause. Palante is the best Non-profit Organization I've ever worked. Palante helps people everyday with their housing problems no matter the situation, Palante will help them. Palante Always gives to the community and never asks for anything in return . Palante was an excellent work experience for me, it helped me grow as a person. Palante is a need for every community, Palante makes sure that no one is abused by their landlord or being exploited by their Landlord. We need an Organization like people to continue what they do because they are necessary for our Community

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Palante Harlem is a Wonderful organization. It helps a great place for people with questions or worries about their apartments. Palante is one of the best non-profit organization I've seen. The time I spent here made me see the problems people face everyday. Palante has been a wonderful experience that helped me grow as a person. Palante is a place where you can never give but instead make it work. The organization truly helps the tenants fight for their rights.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I am enormously grateful to Palante Harlem. As a result of their dedication and expertise our tenants’ association was able to make contact with especially helpful referrals which ultimately resulted in our landlord’s application for an unjustified Modification of Services (MOS) getting denied. The MOS would have have resulted in a significant reduction in services and an increase in costs for all rent-stabilized tenants in our building. The city is a safer place because of what Palante Harlem does every day to help protect tenants from landlord abuse.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have been helping at P.A.L.A.N.T.E. Harlem for the last 5 weeks. Elsie and her team are doing a outstanding job in helping Tenants to fight against Landlord injustice (Slum Lords). Their dedication is remarkable! I have witnessed situations which I would have believed exited if not having seen them myself:
1. Senior Citizens being taking out of there Rent Stabilized apartments and being put in smaller apartments with their belongings put in black garbage bags.
2. Senior Citizen laving with no water, no bathroom, and Kitchen for 3 weeks. Being forced to stay in a small bedroom while the Landlord did improvements to the apartment, with the intention of making this person move into another smaller apartment . This elderly women is 91 years old !!
3. I have seen building with major violations;
A. Rusted Staircases painted over.
B. Major water leaks in apartments and in the hallways.
C. Building Roofs ready to sink in , due to no up keep.
D. Bullying Seniors and others into leaving there apartments .
P.A.L.A.N.T.E. stands up to these Landlords and is fighting a tuff battle for Tenants Rights and quality life .

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Saying Pa'Lante Harlem empower the powerless in an understatement. Pa'Lante Harlem culture and philosophy helps tenants feel they are part of a family. Tenants rights are been violated without any regards to the tenants humane living condition or the existing law. I would encourage people to donate to an organization that is helping tenant obtain their dignity and rights. LOVE THE PA'LANTE HARLEM FAMILY. MY GOD BLESS THE TEAM.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would add more Lawyer. They never turn anyone away. The organization would benefit from having more resources as they love to help tenants balance the power with slumlords

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Pa'Lante is an organization that deserves much credit. I am given them the maximum stars because I have personally used their services. As I write this comment I am dealing with one of the biggest/worse slumlords in NYC and Pa'Lante has helped, me and my neighbors get organized. We have tenant association thanks to their support and we are ready to work for humane living conditions. Elsia and the team at Pa'Lante are angels. They are truly the epitome of what a non-profit should be. They help the most vulnerable in a City where landlord do as they please.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

exelente Organización que trabaja para acer baler los derechos de los inquilinos. Con dignidad y justicia.

 
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