Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

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. 

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance