The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Buildings which are used for residential purposes.

Step 5: Grow your circle

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You, your neighbors, and your community are stronger together.

Step 4: Connect with help

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Community-based organizations are here to assist you.

Step 3: Build your case

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Tenant harassment is illegal. Don’t let your landlord get away with it.

What is tenant harassment?

Tenant harassment is what happens when building owners attempt to force tenants to leave their apartments or surrender their rights. Harassment can include:

Step 2: Fix your rent

Posted: June 5, 2017 - 8:59am

Take advantage of programs that can reduce your rent

Are you being overcharged?

If you have a stabilized lease, ask DHCR for a copy of your rent history. If it shows you’re paying more than you should be, you can apply to DHCR for a rent reduction. Contact the DHCR Tenant Protection Unit at (718) 739-6400, or by email at

Step 1: Prepare yourself

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Have the facts about your lease, and know your rights.

Your lease

Begin by understanding your lease. In New York City, rent stabilization generally covers apartments which are

Know Your Rights, Keep Your Apartment: Six Steps for Tenants

Posted: June 5, 2017 - 8:39am

Accelerated gentrification in Prospect Heights over the last decade has resulted in significant displacement of residents from our community. In fact, PHNDC has estimated that between 2000 and 2014, more than a fifth of Prospect Heights’ residents were likely directly displaced from the neighborhood.