PA'LANTE Harlem, Inc.

PA’LANTE Harlem organizes and empowers New York City residents of Harlem and Upper Manhattan to hold negligent landlords accountable for unsafe living conditions through community advocacy, outreach, organizing effective tenant associations, providing long-term technical assistance, and connecting individuals and tenant groups to free or reduced rate legal services and housing benefits. PA’LANTE’s goal is to end tenant exploitation in order to enable low-income community residents to remain in their homes and to ensure that those homes are safe and affordable. Their goals are accomplished through their three core programs: Tenant Organizing & Leadership Development; Mediation, Legal Services & Referrals; and PA’LANTE Kids & Community Building.

The CCS grant was used for the Demystifying Housing conference, which allowed over 700 participants to attend nearly fifty different sessions including housing clinics, round-table talks, and technical sessions for renters and homeowners.