Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

What’s going on in the neighborhood?

What's going on in the neighborhood?

Neighborhoods across New York City are facing major land-use changes through rezonings proposed by the City. To ensure that communities have a voice in shaping the future of their neighborhoods, CUP has been providing technical assistance to over a dozen community-based organizations, creating tools they can use to help people understand participate in the decision-making that is important to them.

In the past year alone we conducted dozens of workshops on affordable housing, zoning, and the ULURP process, reaching over 300 residents, elected officials, and community stakeholders.

We’ve also created several new tools on topics like Mandatory Inclusionary Housing. We’re bringing these projects together as a new series, Know Rezoning.

The series includes:

What’s going on in the neighborhood?, a fold-out poster that explains how a new development can impact neighborhoods and how to get involved in the rezoning process. Learn more here!

What is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?, a handout explaining the mayor’s new policy requires parts of some new developments to be set aside as affordable housing. Learn more here!

And to help people understand the process by which major land use decisions, including rezonings, get made in New York City, we created What is ULURP?, a hands-on workshop tool. The toolkit helps people learn about the ULURP process, the different players involved, and the role they can play in decision-making. Learn more about What is ULURP? here!

Stay tuned! We'll be launching more tools over the coming year, including a guide to Certificate of No Harassment, a new city program that helps tenants fight landlord harassment and eviction.

This work is supported in part by the Neighborhoods First Fund for Community Based Planning. Much of this work is created in collaboration with Association for Neighborbood & Housing Development (ANHD), the Community Development Project, Hester Street, and the Pratt Center for Community Development.

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

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

Public Access Design

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

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home