Succession rights allow families in rent-stabilized, rent-controlled, and Mitchell-Lama apartments to pass on their homes to their loved ones. They are a critical part of keeping neighborhoods affordable and low-income families in their homes. But preparing for succession requires families to gather detailed documentation for months beforehand. It’s a complicated process and can take a very long time.
CUP worked with Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A (“Brooklyn A”) and design team Everyday We to create Pass It On! — a colorful step-by-step guide to the succession process in both English and Spanish. Pass It On! helps families understand the rights that allow them to keep living in their home, and helps them assert these rights during the succession process.