Following the City of New York’s decision to close its public schools, we have made the decision to close AAFE’s offices, community centers and senior centers effective Monday, March 16. While protecting the health of our community and staff must take precedence as New York confronts the COVID-19 outbreak, AAFE remains committed to serving the most vulnerable members of our community during this difficult time. 

We will continue to provide community and small business services via telephone, email and video conferencing. Essential services will be maintained in AAFE-managed residential buildings in Manhattan and Queens. AAFE’s affiliate, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation, is moving forward to establish an Emergency Small Business Relief Loan Fund. We will have more information about application procedures this week. 

All AAFE offices, community centers and residential buildings are undergoing deep cleaning in accordance with New York City Department of Health Guidelines. 

Community members may contact AAFE by calling 212-979-8381 or by emailing Business owners may contact Renaissance at