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 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...
AAFE is working with residents in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, city housing officials, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Community Board 4 to bring new affordable housing to a dilapidated stretch of West 22nd St. A new 9-story...
It's definitely not a quiet summer at Asian Americans for Equality! The City of New York opened a housing lottery June 28 for 231 affordable apartments at One Flushing, our exciting multi-generational project in Downtown Flushing. In the past few weeks, we have been...
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