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Urban Investigations

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Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Print Keep Your Family's Home

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) provides a vital affordable housing option for low-income families in NYC. But there are a lot of rules NYCHA tenants must follow if they want to stay in their homes. If a family member wants to move in or if the leaseholder passes away or moves out, families have to go through confusing processes to obtain permission from NYCHA to stay in their homes. There are multiple steps, documents, and short deadlines that families have to navigate alone, often for the first time, and without the help of a lawyer. 

CUP collaborated with the Housing Court Answers and designer Boyeon Choi to create Keep Your Family’s Home, a guide that breaks down the steps to get permission for a family member to move in and the process to keep the family home if the head of household passes away or moves out. The booklet shows a series of scenarios, and gives answers to questions tenants might have when interacting with the NYCHA Office, along with the precise deadlines for both processes so tenants know how and when to move forward. 

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

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

Public Access Design

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

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets