Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

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.

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Is Suspension The Solution?

City Studies

Is Suspension The Solution?

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Making Policy Public

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Safe Space?

City Studies

Safe Space?

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced