Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

¡No me han pagado!

Public Access Design

¡No me han pagado!

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Print What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Choosing where to live, who to live with, and how to live one’s life are basic rights. But for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/D) it can be particularly difficult to access those rights. In the past, living with family or in group homes may have been the only option, and many people aren’t aware of the different funding and supports available to help them live on their own. Even more challenging, applying for and finding the right housing is a complicated process that can take a long time.

To help people with ID/D understand their options for living independently in New York State, CUP worked with AHRC-NYC and design studio Second Marriage to create What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?, an illustrated, fill-in-the-blanks guide. The foldout poster helps people with ID/D understand their housing rights and address their questions on living independently. The guide also serves as a planning workbook to be filled out by people with ID/D and their supporters when they are preparing to live independently, complete with a list of resources on funding and where to get help.

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting