Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

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.

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block