Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

My ID

City Studies

My ID

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Print Keep Your Family's Home

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) provides a vital affordable housing option for low-income families in NYC. But there are a lot of rules NYCHA tenants must follow if they want to stay in their homes. If a family member wants to move in or if the leaseholder passes away or moves out, families have to go through confusing processes to obtain permission from NYCHA to stay in their homes. There are multiple steps, documents, and short deadlines that families have to navigate alone, often for the first time, and without the help of a lawyer. 

CUP collaborated with the Housing Court Answers and designer Boyeon Choi to create Keep Your Family’s Home, a guide that breaks down the steps to get permission for a family member to move in and the process to keep the family home if the head of household passes away or moves out. The booklet shows a series of scenarios, and gives answers to questions tenants might have when interacting with the NYCHA Office, along with the precise deadlines for both processes so tenants know how and when to move forward. 

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?