Thursday, September 22, 2016

New NYC Displacement Alert Map

The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development has just released an interactive city-wide Displacement Alert Project Map:

The Displacement Alert Project Map mined several public databases to include more than 96,400 residential properties with more than three apartments that met at least one of three conditions: The building was sold in 2015, had obtained a work permit from the city’s Department of Buildings since 2013 or contained at least one rent-regulated unit since 2007.

.. Housing activists said the information was meant to help tenant organizers identify buildings where tenants may be most vulnerable to landlord harassment and to help prevent illegal evictions. The data may also help city officials identify patterns and guide public policy to preserve the existing affordable housing stock, the activists said. (New York Times)


Carl Douglas said...

What does it mean when a building is grey?

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Oh, hello Carl! That's an excellent question - I was wondering the same thing. I think the map is a good idea, but not that well executed. It's not explained clearly, & is extremely dark. As I've looked at several blocks in more detail, some of the information appears to be out of date. A big job putting this together I suppose ...