Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Print In The Field Of Taxes

Navigating the U.S. tax system is confusing for anyone. But when you’re a migrant farmworker, filing taxes can be even more confusing. Most migrant farmworkers are immigrants, low-income, and unfamiliar with U.S. tax policies. A majority of them are monolingual Spanish speakers with limited literacy, and live in rural areas with few culturally-competent social services. This makes farmworkers vulnerable to dishonest or untrained tax preparers. As workers move from farm to farm, getting all of their tax documents together and ready for tax filing season is no easy task. By failing to file taxes, migrant farmworkers may lose important refunds, risk having their wages seized by the IRS, and jeopardize immigration opportunities for themselves and their family members.

CUP teamed up with the Pennsylvania Farmworker Project, designer Andrew Sloat, and illustrator Michela Buttignol to create In The Field Of Taxes, a English language version of the original fold-out poster. The illustrated poster guides migrant farmworkers–regardless of immigration status–through the tax filing process. By visually highlighting the benefits of filing, the risks of not filing, where and when to seek help, and all of the documents needed along the way, the guide will help farmworkers file for taxes with or without a preparer, and access the important benefits of filing.

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

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Public Access Design

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money