My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Palante Harlem Inc, New York, NY, USA
I reside in a HDFC (Housing Development Fund Corporation) and in September 2018, our life as we knew it came to a halt. Our building was being taken over by a third party. The desolation and emotional heart ache are indescribable. However, one of our shareholders knew about an organization in Harlem that could help. We went there on September 8, 2018 and walked into that office with our hearts broken and walked out filled with hope, a desire to go forward and fight back. PALANTE Harlem has since then been our backbone and the place where we learned that you can in fact fight City Hall, which is what we are doing, under the guidance of PALANTE Harlem. I know that without the guidance and support of PALANTE we will have not found the courage to stand up for our right. PALANTE helped us get a lawyer, meet our elected officials, get press coverage and organize our self to fight City Hall, HPD and the Third Party Transfer agencies. Most importantly they have taught us to build community, share resources and fight for our intergenrational wealth and sweat equity with dignity and respect. They open their doors to the neediest and don’t turn anyone away. This organization deserves many accolades, but I know that the biggest achievement is to see that tenants’ rights are protected and preserved.
Isabel Adon, Board President 1600 Nelson Avenue HDFC