I Got Arrested! Now What?

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I Got Arrested! Now What?

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Urban Investigations

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What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Is College For Me?

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Is College For Me?

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Print Get Support in Housing Court

When a landlord wants to evict a tenant, they take the tenant to Housing Court. In court, landlords almost always have a lawyer advocating for them, while tenants rarely do. When tenants do have lawyers, they are much less likely to be evicted.

To make sure people facing eviction have a better chance of staying in their homes, advocates successfully got New York City to pass the Right To Counsel bill in 2017. This new law guarantees a free lawyer to low-income tenants in Housing Court. But many tenants don’t know they have this right, don’t know how to get a lawyer, or don’t understand that a lawyer can make a big difference in the outcome of their case.

To get the word out, CUP teamed up with Housing Court Answers, the Right to Counsel Coalition, and designers Hanah Ho, Chelsea Atwell, and Ida Woldemichael to create Get Support in Housing Court. This fold-out poster explains who has the right to a lawyer, how to find your lawyer, and all the ways that a lawyer can help a tenant.

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

We're Watching

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We're Watching

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

¡El poder de prepararse!

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¡El poder de prepararse!

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

Public Access Design

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

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis