Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Print What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Choosing where to live, who to live with, and how to live one’s life are basic rights. But for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/D) it can be particularly difficult to access those rights. In the past, living with family or in group homes may have been the only option, and many people aren’t aware of the different funding and supports available to help them live on their own. Even more challenging, applying for and finding the right housing is a complicated process that can take a long time.

To help people with ID/D understand their options for living independently in New York State, CUP worked with AHRC-NYC and design studio Second Marriage to create What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?, an illustrated, fill-in-the-blanks guide. The foldout poster helps people with ID/D understand their housing rights and address their questions on living independently. The guide also serves as a planning workbook to be filled out by people with ID/D and their supporters when they are preparing to live independently, complete with a list of resources on funding and where to get help.

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

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

Public Access Design

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

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA