The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Who Makes Bail?

Urban Investigations

Who Makes Bail?

Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Print Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Rent stabilization is a law that makes housing more affordable to thousands of New Yorkers by limiting how often and how much rent can go up. But tenants don’t always know their rights, and are sometimes afraid to demand them. Landlords eager to cash in on increasing property values often pressure tenants to move out, and harass them to make it difficult for them to stay.

In 2013, CUP collaborated with the Chinatown-based organization CAAAV and designers IntraCollaborative to create a Chinese and English fold-out poster that helps all tenants, including rent stabilized tenants, know and claim their rights. CAAAV recognized that, despite important laws on the books, many people couldn’t access their rights because they didn’t know about them, and as a result were being illegally evicted. The project has been developed into a Spanish-language edition and a subway poster campaign. It has been so successful and influential that the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) approached CUP about updating and adapting it to reach a larger audience in 2017.

The poster provides information on how to challenge harassment and other illegal practices, and how to find tenant resources. The HPD version also includes content explaining new and updated policies to combat harassment and discrimination in housing.

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

City Studies

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price