Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

My ID

City Studies

My ID

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Print La Guía de la Asistencia Pública

For nearly 350,000 New Yorkers, public assistance is vital lifeline for staying sheltered and fed. But wading through the maze of paperwork and appointments required to apply for benefits is an intimidating process. And applying is just the beginning: to keep their benefits, applicants have to keep track of regular appointments, complicated paperwork, and strict work requirements. If applicants have trouble navigating this system on their own, they risk missing out on the benefits they depend on to get by. 

CUP, the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center, and design studio All Other Services joined forces to create a fold-out poster that breaks down how to apply for and keep public assistance. Your Guide to Welfare in NYC is the first guide of its kind to present all of the information public assistance applicants need together in one place. Each part of the application process is visualized in easy-to-follow steps, including the kind of documents you need to apply and what to expect at benefits appointments. Information on how to deal with application problems is also included, so people can be prepared to protect the benefits they need to survive.

You can get your English language copy here.

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Immigrants & NY

Making Policy Public

Immigrants & NY

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights