Equitable Community Development
AAFE builds affordable housing and creates stronger communities.
AAFE has earned a nationwide reputation in the past four decades for innovating solutions to the affordable housing crisis. The organization’s first project, Equality House in Manhattan’s Chinatown, became the first development in New York City to use the Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. Over the years, we have created 800 units of affordable housing in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.
Through the Lower Manhattan Affordable Housing Preservation Program, AAFE has acquired and rehabilitated dilapidated buildings, helping to stem the tide of gentrification and to stabilize communities.
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On Wednesday, June 5 more than 50 residents gathered on the beautiful rooftop at One Flushing, our new project in Queens, for the kickoff "Garden Club" event. It was AAFE's featured activity for NeighborWorks Week 2019. Residents of the 100% affordable...
It's a new era for AAFE in Queens! A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Feb. 21 at our new building, One Flushing, the largest affordable housing project to come to Flushing in decades.The state-of-the-art multigenerational project at 133-45 41st Avenue...
On Dec. 6 and 7, 2018 a group of elected officials and nonprofit leaders from the Bay Area visited New York City for a learning session on affordable housing strategies. As part of their educational mission, AAFE Co-Executive Director Thomas Yu led the...
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