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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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...
Asian Americans for Equality submitted a comment to the Federal Registrar Dec. 7, 2018 in strong opposition to the Trump administration's proposed "public charge" rule change. If the rules goes into effect, millions of immigrants could be denied green cards if they...
The fall of 2018 has been a busy one for AAFE. Before the year slips away, let's take a look at some of our community and advocacy events in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn in the past several weeks. In keeping with our longstanding tradition, we hosted...
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