ANHD: Displacement Alert Project
Working with the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), NiJeL built the Displacement Alert Project (DAP) to show where residential tenants may be facing significant displacement pressures and where affordable apartments are most threatened, building-by-building, across New York City. The DAP Map is meant to be a strategic tool for tenant organizing and neighborhood and city-wide housing advocacy. ANHD and NiJeL created the DAP Map to provide community groups, local residents, elected officials, policymakers, and the public direct and real time access to vital information on New York’s rapidly changing residential environment.
At NiJeL, we support strong, positive advances in the sustainability of people's lives and our planet through knowledge and information. At the local level, we work to improve our partner's communities and constituencies through data and technology, and we aim to democratize the tools and data needed to to make better social and environmental decisions. We're also always working to bridge the “data divide” and provide everyone the ability to tell their stories and visualize their impacts for advocacy and representation.
We achieve this vision by developing custom systems for data visualization, analysis, and participation for our partners, and teaching our partners to harness their data through "data therapy" to document their program impacts, build strong advocacy tools, and connect with their key audiences. It's also critically important to us that we build strong personal relationships with our partners to develop a technology roadmap for them that aligns with their current workflow and mission.
At the heart of everything we do at NiJeL are our core values of: