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Review for Palante Harlem Inc, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

P.A.L.A.N.T.E. Harlem is one of the most vital organization to families in our community. It is not an exaggeration to say that THEY SAVE LIVES!

P.A.L.A.N.T.E. Harlem has kept our building from being vacated which would have put over 60 families out on the street. We must continue to support P.A.L.A.N.T.E. Harlem in every way we can.

When we formed our tenants association, we went to P.A.L.A.N.T.E. Harlem because we knew that we were going to get the best logistical, administrative and organizing support. They treated our members with integrity and that empowered us to be successful in our struggle to live with dignity.

In May of 2015, ABC Eyewitness News uncovered illegal gas piping in 8 buildings owned by our landlord, ALMA Realty. Stunned that we were living under a ticking time bomb, we reached out to P.A.L.A.N.T.E. Harlem for help. They helped us organize the tenants, and informed us that we are living in a building without a current Certificate of Occupancy.

P.A.L.A.N.T.E. Harlem then guided us in effectively organizing a rent strike that led to a unanimous Supreme Court decision in our favor.

We are forever grateful to P.A.L.A.N.T.E. Harlem for literally saving our lives.

" Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Raybblin Vargas
600 West 161st Street Tenants Association


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