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.
In observance of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we have been taking some time to acknowledge our communities' shared histories and to celebrate some of our dynamic leaders. It is in this spirit that we recently spoke with Seema Agnani, executive...
AAFE strongly believes in providing young people with the tools they need to succeed in high school, gain admittance to college and to thrive in their adult lives. Through our comprehensive youth program based in Flushing, Queens, we recently...
AAFE was pleased to host City Council member Carlos Menchaca in our Sunset Park, Brooklyn office April 13, 2018. For the second year in a row, AAFE served as a polling site for the Council Member’s Participatory Budgeting Initiative....
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