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Palante Harlem Inc

Rating: 4.92 stars   91 reviews 2,136

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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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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3 people found this review helpful

A small organization with a humongous heart❤️
As a volunteer at PA'LANTE I have been able to see the incredible amount of work the small staff does for the community with very little financial resources. They work long hours with passion, determination, and honesty.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I cannot begin to express how much help PA'LANTE Harlem has been to myself, the people of the community, everyone they deal with. They go above and beyond to help protect tenants rights! They helped organize my tenant association and have gotten me involved with helping out other people in my same situation.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Palante Harlem deserves all the recognition that it needs. It is a non-profit organization that helps tenants to get their rights for the apartment when the landlord or the super doesn't help them. Volunteering for Palente has been a fun experience that I truly cherish and I'm lucky to have help those in need. -Uncp student

 
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5 people found this review helpful

Palante Harlem, is an astounding nonprofit organization that goes to extreme lengths to advocate for tenants living in terrible living conditions at the hands of Slum lords.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

P.A.'L.A.N.T.E. Harlem is a non-profit organization that helps tenants to get their rights for their apartments that landlords or supervisors won't fix. I come from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and I came to volunteer with this organization for a life changing experience. I highly recommend Palante for those who are looking for an unforgettable and humble service, their movement is a great message to all tenants who wants to live in a better building and a stable life.

 
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