Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

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.

A Fair Chance

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A Fair Chance

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

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Public Access Design

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

Public Access Design

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

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting