The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

From Shelter to Apartment

Making Policy Public

From Shelter to Apartment

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

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.

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Snack Attack

City Studies

Snack Attack

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Pay Up!

City Studies

Pay Up!

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!