Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Making Policy Public

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Print Is There A Pattern?

New York City must, by court order, provide temporary shelter to every person who asks. Currently, NYC spends about $1.8 billion a year on shelters, apartments, hotel rooms, and programs.

What is homelessness? How does the shelter system work? How does homelessness impact the City? What is the City’s responsibility?

In the spring of 2019, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Gabriella Coll and public high school students at Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy (KAPPA) International High School in the Bronx to dig deep into the issue of homelessness. To investigate, students wove textiles to depict the cycle of homelessness, surveyed community members, visited a shelter, and interviewed key stakeholders working on the issue. This booklet is a guide to what students learned about homelessness in NYC and their ideas for shaping a different future.

Blunt Conversations

Urban Investigations

Blunt Conversations

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Let's Hang Out

Urban Investigations

Let's Hang Out

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...