H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Print Shine A Light On Your Utility Rights

A final termination notice. The heating bill that’s four times what it was last month. A summons to court to meet with Con Ed. In all of these situations, you have rights—and there are resources available to New Yorkers who struggle to pay their utility bills. These consumer rights and programs are especially important for low-income people across New York State, who often have to choose between paying their utility bills and basic necessities like rent, food, medication, and school supplies. But consumers are often unaware of the rights they have to keep their essential electric and gas service. 

That’s why CUP, Public Utility Law Project (PULP), and designer Hanna Kim teamed up to create Shine A Light On Your Utility Rights, the first guide to illustrate utility consumers’ rights in New York State. Simple text and visuals spell out practical steps you can take to tackle common utility problems, from being behind on your bills to dealing with a shutoff notice. At the center of the guide is a poster that helps people understand how to file complaints and access resources that can help them pay their bills.

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

Swept Up

Urban Investigations

Swept Up

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal