Did you know that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is the largest public housing authority in North America? Over 600,000 New Yorkers live in public housing. The buildings are getting old and need repairs. In the past, NYCHA has suggested using its land as a source of money. Others think this is a bad idea and want NYCHA residents to have more of a say about what happens on NYCHA land. This poster lays out all the different opinions about the future of NYCHA land and how you can participate.
CUP and teaching artist Chat Travieso worked with a group of public high school students from Lyons Community School to investigate perspectives on what to do with NYCHA land. The students talked to a resident association, developers, and community advocates. The crew took what they learned, and with the help of graphic designer Yeju Choi, created a poster that uses drawings to teach others what might happen on NYCHA land and who has a say about it.
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