Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Print Get Support in Housing Court

When a landlord wants to evict a tenant, they take the tenant to Housing Court. In court, landlords almost always have a lawyer advocating for them, while tenants rarely do. When tenants do have lawyers, they are much less likely to be evicted.

To make sure people facing eviction have a better chance of staying in their homes, advocates successfully got New York City to pass the Right To Counsel bill in 2017. This new law guarantees a free lawyer to low-income tenants in Housing Court. But many tenants don’t know they have this right, don’t know how to get a lawyer, or don’t understand that a lawyer can make a big difference in the outcome of their case.

To get the word out, CUP teamed up with Housing Court Answers, the Right to Counsel Coalition, and designers Hanah Ho, Chelsea Atwell, and Ida Woldemichael to create Get Support in Housing Court. This fold-out poster explains who has the right to a lawyer, how to find your lawyer, and all the ways that a lawyer can help a tenant.

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

We're Watching

Public Access Design

We're Watching

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing