Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Print What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Choosing where to live, who to live with, and how to live one’s life are basic rights. But for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/D) it can be particularly difficult to access those rights. In the past, living with family or in group homes may have been the only option, and many people aren’t aware of the different funding and supports available to help them live on their own. Even more challenging, applying for and finding the right housing is a complicated process that can take a long time.

To help people with ID/D understand their options for living independently in New York State, CUP worked with AHRC-NYC and design studio Second Marriage to create What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?, an illustrated, fill-in-the-blanks guide. The foldout poster helps people with ID/D understand their housing rights and address their questions on living independently. The guide also serves as a planning workbook to be filled out by people with ID/D and their supporters when they are preparing to live independently, complete with a list of resources on funding and where to get help.

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?