Your School, Your Choice!

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Your School, Your Choice!

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

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Urban Investigations

$ Breakdown

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Print Get Support in Housing Court

When a landlord wants to evict a tenant, they take the tenant to Housing Court. In court, landlords almost always have a lawyer advocating for them, while tenants rarely do. When tenants do have lawyers, they are much less likely to be evicted.

To make sure people facing eviction have a better chance of staying in their homes, advocates successfully got New York City to pass the Right To Counsel bill in 2017. This new law guarantees a free lawyer to low-income tenants in Housing Court. But many tenants don’t know they have this right, don’t know how to get a lawyer, or don’t understand that a lawyer can make a big difference in the outcome of their case.

To get the word out, CUP teamed up with Housing Court Answers, the Right to Counsel Coalition, and designers Hanah Ho, Chelsea Atwell, and Ida Woldemichael to create Get Support in Housing Court. This fold-out poster explains who has the right to a lawyer, how to find your lawyer, and all the ways that a lawyer can help a tenant.

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam