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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More than 120 youth and many professionals from a wide variety of fields participated in AAFE's annual Career Conference at Flushing High School April 13, 2019. It was a day filled with informational and inspirational speeches and lively breakout sessions....
Years of organizing and activism are finally starting to make a difference for tenants of Zara Realty's buildings in Queens. On March 1, State Attorney General Letitia James and Gov. Cuomo announced a lawsuit against the notorious landlord for violating...
Nearly 100 residents who lived in three buildings on Grand Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown received settlement checks, eight years after a devastating seven alarm fire destroyed their homes. The tenants were awarded $900,000 in property damages after years...
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