Community Engagement & Advocacy

Tenant organizing, political engagement, community planning

From its activist roots in Manhattan’s Chinatown, AAFE has evolved to become one of New York City’s leading community development organizations. But advocacy and community organizing remain pillars of AAFE’s work. Asian Americans for Equality is committed to expanding opportunities in New York’s diverse communities through an array of advocacy, empowerment and education initiatives.  AAFE helps tenants understand their rights, organizes community planning initiatives and helps lead coalitions fighting to preserve affordable housing and to protect the rights of immigrants.  We are dedicated to providing local residents with the tools they need to advocate for themselves and their own communities.

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Recent Stories

Changes to 2020 Census Institutionalize Fear

Earlier this year, the U.S. Commerce Department made the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. AAFE is part of a broad-based coalition advocating against this misguided directive, which if implemented, would undermine the accuracy of...

Save the Date! Flushing 2050 Panel Discussion June 8

As part of NeighborWorks America Week, AAFE is teaming up with the Regional Plan Association (RPA) and hosting a panel discussion on Flushing's housing, economic, and transportation needs. We will hear from planning experts who will talk about latest...

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