The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Know Your Rights, Keep Your Apartment
Start Date: 
May 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
Brooklyn Public Library Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza Information Commons Lab
United States

As gentrification of Brooklyn neighborhoods continues, pressure on tenants builds from landlords anxious to increase rents. The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council has teamed up with IMPACCT Brooklyn and to help tenants with the information and tools they need to keep their apartments and stay in the communities they love. If you are currently facing displacement pressure, or simply want to be prepared in the event of a change of building ownership, you will learn how to:


  • Prepare yourself. Have the facts about your lease, and know your rights.
  • Fix your rent. Take advantage of programs that can reduce your rent.
  • Build your case. Tenant harassment is illegal. Don’t let your landlord get away with it.
  • Connect with help. Community-based organizations are here to assist you.
  • Grow your circle. You, your neighbors, and your community are stronger together.
  • Keep your housing options open. Thousands of new affordable apartments will be built over the next decade in this part of Brooklyn. You have a chance to win one.


Open to: 
General public