Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

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.

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block

Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip