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

Recap: 2018 Asian American Community Development Conference

Our 11th Annual Asian American Community Development Conference took place Nov. 9, 2018 at the Asia Society. Participants engaged in lively and illuminating conversations about critical issues facing our communities. AAFE co-hosted with the...

Exercise Your Right to Vote Tuesday, Nov. 6

AAFE's Crystal Feng talks to community members in Chinatown about participating in the political process.   It's Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6. We at AAFE urge you to exercise your right to vote -- to participate in the political process....

Speculation Watch List: A New Tool to Battle Predatory Equity

AAFE joined city officials and City Councilmember Ritchie Torres at City Hall Oct. 30 for the release of the first-ever Speculation Watch List. The list, which will be published quarterly, identifies recently sold rent-regulated buildings where...

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