Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

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.

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

My ID

City Studies

My ID

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis