Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

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.

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Is Suspension The Solution?

City Studies

Is Suspension The Solution?

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!