Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

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. 

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?