families organized at 8 severely distressed buildings. The buildings were enrolled in HPD's enforcement programs resulting in the rehabilitation and capital building-wide repairs.
families living in City-owned buildings (TIL & ANCP) now have the right to succession .
saved to tax payers in shelter cost by preventing evictions of 1,801 families.
Rent-Stabilized units (15 buildings) repaired in partnership with NYC Housing Preservation & Development Code Enforcement Programs: Proactive Preservation Initiative and Alternative Enforcement Programs.
Families received rent reductions due to conditions in their apartments and public areas.
Apartments are preserved through repairs and upgrades.
RECOVERED IN RENT REFUNDS FOR FAMILIES
PRESERVING AFFORDABLE HOUSING
A simple step of submitting a rent overcharge complaint with the Division of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR) resulted in landlord owing tenant a tremendous amount of money.
LANDLORD OWES TENANT $112,000
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 (TIL) buildings now have the right to succession which was not granted since the programs inception.
We've assisted 9,000+ families
COUNCIL DISTRICTS SERVICED
ASSEMBLY DISTRICTS SERVICED
COVID-19 Relief Project
P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. has worked tirelessly to provide our community with the proper resources to combat COVID-19. We are proud to say that we’ve distributed countless masks, face shields, hand sanitizer, and culturally competent fresh groceries to families in need.
One-on-one legal sessions/ legal clinics (1,101 families)
Legal workshops/ legal clinics (1,173 families)
In rent refunds to tenants through court settlements
Brooklyn mother fights for transfer out of unsafe apartments
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 unsafe for her kids. "It's like an obstacle course of problems. There are no window guards," said Bell.
She has a 3-year-old daughter with autism and a 1-year-old boy.
Fire victim's return after years in litigation
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.