Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Print Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Rent stabilization is a law that makes housing more affordable to thousands of New Yorkers by limiting how often and how much rent can go up. But tenants don’t always know their rights, and are sometimes afraid to demand them. Landlords eager to cash in on increasing property values often pressure tenants to move out, and harass them to make it difficult for them to stay.

In 2013, CUP collaborated with the Chinatown-based organization CAAAV and designers IntraCollaborative to create a Chinese and English fold-out poster that helps all tenants, including rent stabilized tenants, know and claim their rights. CAAAV recognized that, despite important laws on the books, many people couldn’t access their rights because they didn’t know about them, and as a result were being illegally evicted. The project has been developed into a Spanish-language edition and a subway poster campaign. It has been so successful and influential that the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) approached CUP about updating and adapting it to reach a larger audience in 2017.

The poster provides information on how to challenge harassment and other illegal practices, and how to find tenant resources. The HPD version also includes content explaining new and updated policies to combat harassment and discrimination in housing.

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

My ID

City Studies

My ID

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding