The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

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. 

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza