Break it Down!

Making Policy Public

Break it Down!

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Print Ready, Set, Apply! Translations

Getting ready to apply for affordable housing takes time, and it involves more than just filling out paperwork. Each building has different income qualifications and required materials, which can make putting together a strong application confusing. What exactly is affordable housing, and what does it take to qualify to live in it? How much money should you save and what kind of credit do you need to have? 

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) approached CUP to help create Ready, Set, Apply!, a guide to applying for affordable housing subsidized by HPD and the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC). This guide lays out each step of the application process, how to organize a strong application for an affordable housing unit, and provides referrals to other resources that can support your application.

In 2017, CUP partnered with HPD to translate Ready, Set, Apply! into six additional languages, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Traditional), Haitian Creole, Korean, and Russian.

To download the Arabic edition click here.

To download the Bengali edition click here.

To download the Chinese (Traditional) edition click here.

To download the Haitian Creole edition click here.

To download the Korean edition click here.

To download the Russian edition click here.

In 2018, CUP and HPD collaborated again to translate Ready, Set, Apply! into 10 more languages, Albanian, Chinese (Simplified), French, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Punjabi, Urdu, Yiddish, and Yoruba.

To download the Albanian edition click here.

To download the Chinese (Simplified) edition click here.

To download the French edition click here.

To download the Hindi edition click here.

To download the Italian edition click here.

To download the Polish edition click here.

To download the Punjabi edition click here.

To download the Urdu edition click here.

To download the Yiddish edition click here.

To download the Yoruba edition click here.

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

Good Cops? Bad Cops? More Cops? No Cops?

Urban Investigations

Good Cops? Bad Cops? More Cops? No Cops?

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Parents' Rights During COVID-19

Technical Assistance

Parents' Rights During COVID-19