Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

Print Keep Your Family's Home

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) provides a vital affordable housing option for low-income families in NYC. But there are a lot of rules NYCHA tenants must follow if they want to stay in their homes. If a family member wants to move in or if the leaseholder passes away or moves out, families have to go through confusing processes to obtain permission from NYCHA to stay in their homes. There are multiple steps, documents, and short deadlines that families have to navigate alone, often for the first time, and without the help of a lawyer. 

CUP collaborated with the Housing Court Answers and designer Boyeon Choi to create Keep Your Family’s Home, a guide that breaks down the steps to get permission for a family member to move in and the process to keep the family home if the head of household passes away or moves out. The booklet shows a series of scenarios, and gives answers to questions tenants might have when interacting with the NYCHA Office, along with the precise deadlines for both processes so tenants know how and when to move forward. 

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

We Own It

Making Policy Public