Government in Plain Sight

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Government in Plain Sight

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

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Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

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Print Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive? - Simplified Chinese

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 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.

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

If You Can Make It Here...

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If You Can Make It Here...

Vendor Power!

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Vendor Power!