In response to rising COVID-19 infection rates, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is pausing in person community center services  in Manhattan and Queens beginning Tuesday, December 1.  Community members will still be able to receive assistance virtually by calling or emailing to schedule a remote appointment.

“We apologize for this inconvenience, however our top priority remains the health and safety of our community and staff,” said Emily Rios, managing director of AAFE’s community services.

AAFE’s staff remains committed to supporting the community and will be available Mon – Fri from 9am -5pm to help community members with the following issues:

  • Tenant/Landlord Matters
  • Affordable Housing Applications
  • SCRIE (Senior Rent Assistance)
  • HEAP (Home Heating Assistance)
  • Job Placement/Resume Prep
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • Affordable health Care
  • Medicaid/Billing Issues
  • Immigration/Citizenship

For assistance, please contact us at 212-979-8988 (Manhattan), or 718-316-9993 for Jackson Heights. Telephone services are available for Flushing residents by calling 718-961-0888.  Members of the public may also contact us by sending an email to: