Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Print We Are Public Housing

In 2009 Community Voices Heard, a member-based organization of low-income people including many residents of public housing, released a study finding that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) violated federal laws on public housing resident participation. CVH and its members wanted to improve NYCHA’s accountability and increase resident participation.

CUP worked with CVH staff and members, and designer Jeff Lai to create We Are Public Housing. This issue of Making Policy Public breaks down the two paths to resident participation: NYCHA’s system of resident representation and the grassroots activism approach.

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Draw the line!

Technical Assistance

Draw the line!

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP