Who We Are
AAFE has been advancing equality since 1974.
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Asian Americans and all of those who are in need. Founded in 1974 to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has transformed in the past four decades to become one of New York’s preeminent housing, social service and community development organizations.
AAFE is committed to preserving affordable housing throughout New York and to providing new opportunities for the city’s diverse immigrant communities. Employing innovative approaches, the organization has preserved and developed 86 buildings, creating more than 800 units of housing. It has secured almost $250 million in mortgage financing for home buyers and disbursed $46 million in loans to hundreds of small businesses.
Through a wide range of multilingual counseling services, AAFE provides education, financial assistance and training to empower people, small businesses and neighborhoods. Its research, advocacy and grassroots organizing initiatives help to shape government policy and to effect positive change. At its heart, AAFE embodies the hopes and dreams of New York’s many vibrant immigrant communities, and helps turn those dreams into reality.
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AAFE’s Impact in Our Community During the Past Year
tenants attended our affordable housing workshops in three boroughs.
clients received immigration assistance from our counselors.
small businesses received loans totaling $3.4 million in capital.
families received home loans from AAFE's Community Development Fund.
Photos: AAFE Co-Executive Director Jennifer Sun and staff at an immigration rally held Sept. 25, 2018 on the Lower East Side. There was a rally held Monday, Sept. 25 in front of the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side to protest the Trump Administration's latest...
Renaissance Economic Development Corp.(REDC), an AAFE affiliate, has been awarded $600,000 from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to support small businesses in New York City’s immigrant, low- and middle-income communities. The Community Development...
New York's primary election is over, and it's time to turn our attention to the general election on Nov. 6. At stake is control of the United States Congress, as well as the New York State Legislature. National Voter Registration Day is coming up on Tuesday, September...
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