Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Parents' Rights During COVID-19

Technical Assistance

Parents' Rights During COVID-19

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Mandatory Inclusionary Housing?

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

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.

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Swept Up

Urban Investigations

Swept Up

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

What You Need To Know About ACS

Making Policy Public

What You Need To Know About ACS

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos