Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

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Public Access Design

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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. 

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?