ANHD’s Displacement Alert Project (DAP) is an initiative started in 2016 that compiles fragmented information from various public records and databases and make it more easily accessible. In 2019, ANHD released DAP Portal, a dynamic and powerful data tool that helps understand a New York City neighborhood’s housing landscape, where tenants and homeowners are at heightened risk of displacement, and what is happening in buildings where tenants or homeowners are having problems.

The Project

In New York City, ending displacement is one of the most urgent issues we face. The Displacement Alert Project (DAP) is designed to address this problem by providing effective early warning information for residents facing harassment and displacement, for communities being destabilized, and for the community groups and policy makers trying to address the crisis.​

Existing data and information is fragmented and often confusing, which can make it challenging to identify which buildings are most vulnerable in order to intervene.​

We make data available to proactively identify buildings that are facing a rising risk of displacement. With this information community groups, decision makers, and local residents themselves can take strategic steps to push back with outreach, education, organizing, and policy changes.

DAP is operated by the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD) and is funded by the New York City Council, the New York State Assembly, and the New York State Senate. ​


DAP Portal is a dynamic and powerful data tool that helps you understand a New York City neighborhood’s housing landscape, where tenants and homeowners are at heightened risk of displacement, and what is happening in buildings where tenants or homeowners are having problems.​ DAP Portal's data is updated on a daily basis, bringing users the most up-to-date information possible.

DAP Portal is made up of three features:

  • The Property Lookup lets you investigate displacement threats at a building level, view detailed records over time, find patterns and connections, and get the most recent information possible.

  • The District Dashboard allows you to apply displacement threat indicators across districts or zip codes to see a broader snapshot of threats by neighborhood, and produce maps and lists of buildings that might not be on your radar for outreach and organizing.

  • The Custom Search allows you to customize maps and lists of buildings that meet your unique search criteria and answer specific research questions about the threats facing our neighborhoods.

DAP Map shows a citywide view of displacement risk, with every individual building color-coded to show the risk level from key indicators. DAP Map is interactive and searchable and can be used to see neighborhood-wide patterns as well as explore the details of any property. Each property also includes direct links to online information for that building, including DAP Portal. DAP Map is no longer updated annually; we encourage users to visit DAP Portal for the latest data available.

From 2017 to 2021, DAP District Reports provided monthly updates on harassment and displacement risk in rent-stabilized buildings in each of New York City’s 59 community districts. They took public data on building sales, complaints, violations, and construction permits, and converted it into reports that reveal which rent stabilized buildings had the highest risk of tenant harassment and displacement. The report format took data from many different public sources and simplifies it for organizers, advocates, and community members so they can do research more quickly and prioritize outreach efforts. 

Recent Blogs and Media

November 1, 2022
ANHD and the Right to Counsel Coalition have launched a new website, the NYC Eviction Crisis Monitor, with interactive charts on the current crisis in NYC housing courts.

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