• CUP
  • Ingrid Haftel
  • Mark Torrey
    • Natural Resources Defense Council
    • Albert Huang
    • Theo Spencer

    Njoki Gitahi

    Everyone has the right to a safe and healthy home, including public housing residents. But mold and moisture in an apartment can make it dangerous, especially for those with asthma. The law says that people living in public housing with asthma have special rights that require the management of their housing to take steps to fix problems with mold and moisture, but not many people know about this law.

    To help get the word out, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) asked CUP to help create a guide that lets tenants know how to use their rights and how to hold public housing management accountable. CUP collaborated with NRDC and designer Njoki Gitahi to create Breathe Easier at Home, a bilingual guide in English and Spanish to help New Yorkers with asthma living in public housing navigate the process of getting mold and moisture problems fixed.

    Download your own copy of the guide here!

    Resources & Links

    The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth-its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

    Njoki Gitahi is a graphic designer focused on creating positive impact for people, systems, organizations, and communities through collaborative design.

    Funding Support

    This project is supported in part by The JPB Foundation.

    Special Thanks

    Pura I. Cruz, Marleny Delacruz, Annette Fergus, Christine Gaspar, Eudelia Gonzalez, Sasha Heralall, J. Michele Holmes, Raelene Holmes, Sara Imperiale, Ray López, Miriam Medina, Oscar Nuñez, Maylana Randall, Zelpa Sanchez, and Shirley Williams