Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

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.

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

We're Watching

Public Access Design

We're Watching

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

TGNCY-NYC

Public Access Design

TGNCY-NYC

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground