Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

Print Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Rent stabilization is a law that makes housing more affordable to thousands of New Yorkers by limiting how often and how much rent can go up. But tenants don’t always know their rights, and are sometimes afraid to demand them. Landlords eager to cash in on increasing property values often pressure tenants to move out, and harass them to make it difficult for them to stay.

In 2013, CUP collaborated with the Chinatown-based organization CAAAV and designers IntraCollaborative to create a Chinese and English fold-out poster that helps all tenants, including rent stabilized tenants, know and claim their rights. CAAAV recognized that, despite important laws on the books, many people couldn’t access their rights because they didn’t know about them, and as a result were being illegally evicted. The project has been developed into a Spanish-language edition and a subway poster campaign. It has been so successful and influential that the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) approached CUP about updating and adapting it to reach a larger audience in 2017.

The poster provides information on how to challenge harassment and other illegal practices, and how to find tenant resources. The HPD version also includes content explaining new and updated policies to combat harassment and discrimination in housing.

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Making Policy Public

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance