In which neighborhoods is displacement the biggest threat?

Affordability is one of the biggest issues facing renters in New York. No matter your economic situation, finding affordable housing can be a challenge with rising rents leading to displacement across the city.

The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD) tracks displacement across New York and offers resources for determining how it may affect your neighborhood.

Displacement factors

The ANHD looks at several factors to determine what leads to a loss of affordability in different neighborhoods. These include:

  • Loss of rent-regulated housing
  • Property sales
  • Evictions
  • Construction permits 

Each of these factors can play a role in affordability and can make certain neighborhoods more susceptible to high displacement.

See if you're at risk for displacement

Wondering about displacement in your neighborhood? Check out the ANHD's interactive map.

This is one of the best tools the ANHD offers for determining your own risk factors and looking at affordability in your neighborhood. The organization is also using the map to make a push with tenants, tenants' rights advocates and policymakers to better understand the issue of displacement and come up with solutions.

The tool allows you to type in your address and look at multiple factors in your neighborhood, including:

  • Deregulation risk
  • New sale risk
  • Construction risk
  • Eviction risk

The map charts each parameter on a range from low risk to high risk, which allows you to see how each issue affects your neighborhood and whether you are at a higher risk for displacement overall.

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