Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

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.

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?