Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Print Ready, Set, Apply!

Getting ready to apply for affordable housing takes time, and it involves more than just filling out paperwork. Each building has different income qualifications and required materials, which can make putting together a strong application confusing. What exactly is affordable housing, and what does it take to qualify to live in it? How much money should you save and what kind of credit do you need to have? 

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) approached CUP to help create Ready, Set, Apply!, a guide to applying for affordable housing subsidized by HPD and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC). This guide lays out each step of the application process, how to organize a strong application for an affordable housing unit, and provides referrals to other resources that can support your application. 

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Making Policy Public

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Swipe Out

Urban Investigations

Swipe Out

Record It. Report It!

Public Access Design

Record It. Report It!

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky