What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting
    • Friday, January 13, 2017, 11am

Ready, Set, Apply! Launch

_Ready, Set, Apply!_ Launch

Getting ready to apply for affordable housing takes time, and it involves more than just filling out paperwork. Each building has different income qualifications and required materials, which can make putting together a strong application confusing. What exactly is affordable housing, and what does it take to qualify to live in it? How much money should you save and what kind of credit do you need to have? 

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) and the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) approached CUP to help create Ready, Set, Apply!, a guide to applying for affordable housing subsidized by HPD and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC). This guide lays out each step of the application process, how to organize a strong application for an affordable housing unit, and provides referrals to other resources that can support your application.

Click here to learn more about this project and download the guide, available in both English and Spanish!

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?