We have increased the number of tenants we've been able to help yearly. Reaching 1,500+ community members in only the first half of 2023.
rent-stabilized units (15 buildings) repaired in partnership with NYC Housing Preservation & Development Code Enforcement Programs: Proactive Preservation Initiative and Alternative Enforcement Programs.
apartments are preserved through repairs and upgrades.
families received rent reductions due to conditions in their apartments and public areas.
Lease Renewal Complaints
in rent refunds to tenants through court settlements
Recovered in rent refunds to families.
We organized over 80 tenant associations including 6,448 apartments. 16 buildings were enrolled in HPD’s proactive preservation program and 5 buildings were enrolled in HPD’s alternative enforcement program.
We succeeded in helping implement program changes to 157 City-owned properties. Family members living in Tenant Interim Lease (T.I.L.) buildings now have the right to succession which was not granted since the programs inception.
They were left out in the cold when a raging blaze destroyed their Hamilton Heights apartment — but friends and co-workers opened the door to a new home. Roommates Richard Peralta, 19, and Nelson Claure, 48, only had the shirts on their backs when a Nov. 17 fire tore through their W. 144th St. building. The two were subleasing a room from a tenant in a rent-regulated three-bedroom apartment, but by the time firefighters put out the last lick of flames, they were searching for a place to stay. A longtime customer at Claure's store got wind, and she in turn told her friend Elsia Vasquez, the founder of local housing advocacy group PA'LANTE Harlem. Vasquez reached out to her contact list of landlords to see if they had any openings. She was able to find Peralta and Claure a one-bedroom apartment at an affordable housing high-rise on W. 117th St. that's owned by L + M Development Partners. More
CANARSIE, Brooklyn — Canarsie mom Michaela Bell says she worries for the safety of her two toddlers. She waited seven months in a city shelter to be transferred to an apartment on L Avenue she feels us unsafe for her kids. She found a safe place to live in Harlem, thanks to a community group called P.A.’L.A.N.T.E., a resource for people like Michaela who need help. More
Families successfully returned to their rent-stabilized apartments paying the same amount of rent after vicious electrical fires forced the 49 families to become homeless. More