Ending Displacement

About

Increasing land values and speculation encourage harassment and displacement of residents and small businesses in New York City’s neighborhoods. The acceleration of residential and commercial markets leads landlords to harass tenants in order to drive out existing families and businesses as a route to higher profits. Additionally, behind these landlords is often an investment fund or bank lender who has overleveraged the building with financing that encourages this behavior.

Why This Matters

The harassment and displacement activity we are seeing across all five boroughs undermines affordability, fuels gentrification, and exacerbates existing inequality. Low- and moderate-income New Yorkers, people of color, immigrants, and other marginalized populations deserve the right to remain in the homes and communities they have built, instead of facing predatory practices that displace them.

What We're Doing

ANHD builds community power in order to create better laws and policies, protect tenants’ rights, and strengthen neighborhoods.

Our multi-dimensional campaigns seek to prevent displacement and harassment by addressing its root causes—in laws, lending practices, and administrative enforcement. For example, we are tackling speculative lending and predatory equity by using sophisticated building finance and market research to identify the most at-risk buildings, and working with our network of organizing groups to proactively support at-risk tenants. We are also advocating for stronger tenant protections.

Check out the associated projects below for more information on how we are fighting to end displacement. 

Related Resources

Guide to understanding this year's Area Median Income (AMI) breakdowns by rent, income and percentages at each level.
An annual city-wide anlysis of key economic indicators broken down by neighborhood.
An annual city-wide analysis of key threats to affordable housing broken down by neighborhood
An annual city-wide analysis of key threats to affordable housing broken down by neighborhood
A proposal laying out key demands and priorities for the City's Housing Plan
An annual city-wide analysis of key threats to affordable housing broken down by neighborhood
A breakdown of the benefits received by the real estate industry and their corresponding affordable units produced in rezoned areas
A recommendation for a Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning policy requiring affordable housing as an essential public good.
Evaluating the threat to affordable housing by "predatory equity" investors who base a business model on overleveraging and harassment.

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