Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Envisioning Development

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Print A Fair Chance

Finding a job after you’re released from prison is difficult. Some employers discriminate against people with criminal records, and explaining a gap in your resume is tricky. New York City recently passed the Fair Chance Act to protect formerly incarcerated New Yorkers from employment discrimination, but figuring out what employers can and can’t do under the new legislation can be confusing. What is and isn’t legal for employers to ask when hiring? What are your options if you think that an employer has treated you unfairly because of your criminal record? 

CUP teamed up with VOCAL-NY, designer Lizania Cruz, and illustrator Natalie Ramirez to create A Fair Chance, a guide to help formerly incarcerated people understand their rights under the Fair Chance Act, advocate for themselves, and hold employers accountable. The guide gives steps that people can take to strengthen their employment applications and connect to professional services to support them. 

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

Immigrants & NY

Making Policy Public

Immigrants & NY

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights