Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

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.

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos