The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

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.

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

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

Public Access Design

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

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA