The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Free help for you and your neighbors facing displacement pressure
Posted: August 16, 2017 - 11:14am

For tenants, being prepared can mean the difference between staying in Prospect Heights and getting displaced. Let’s talk about what you can do now.

The cost of a new lease for some apartments in Prospect Heights has nearly doubled over the last fifteen years. Thousands of residents have been displaced during that time. And more apartment buildings are changing hands--often with the expectation by the new owners that new tenants will be willing to pay much higher rent.

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC) was founded in 2004 to advocate for neighborhood-wide issues on behalf of the Prospect Heights community. PHNDC wants to help community members better understand their rights as tenants. By learning about strategies to address displacement pressure now, tenants have a better chance of keeping their apartments and staying in the neighborhood, no matter what the future may bring. And if building residents are already experiencing tenant harassment, there are resources in the community that can help them organize and fight back.

We’d like to share with you and your neighbors a six-step plan that can help make sure you’ll be able to continue to afford your apartment in Prospect Heights, and avoid harassment by your landlord. While rent stabilized and rent controlled tenants can take advantage of more protections under City and State law, all tenants concerned about displacement can benefit from better understanding their rights. To organize a meeting in your building, contact us at There is no cost or obligation.