We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Planning for your children's future

Technical Assistance

Planning for your children's future

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.

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?