Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

From Shelter to Apartment

Making Policy Public

From Shelter to Apartment

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

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.

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

Public Access Design

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

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, & Unknown

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA