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 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 approximately $416 million in mortgage financing for home buyers and disbursed more than $50 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
cases were handled by AAFE housing counselors
clients received immigration assistance from our counselors.
small businesses received low-interest loans
students received college admissions assistance
Video: AAFE’s Flushing Youth Program
AAFE has released the following statement on the ongoing negotiations in Albany over the future of New York's rent law: AAFE urges Governor Cuomo, the New York State Assembly, and the New York State Senate to reform and strengthen rent regulations, in...
We are pleased to present Asian Americans for Equality's 2018 Annual Report. As AAFE celebrates its 45th year and begins a new era with new executive leadership, sharing more information with our community is a top priority. The Annual Report is one way...
On May 17, John C. Williams, president of the New York Federal Reserve, visited AAFE's offices in Chinatown for a wide-ranging conversation with AAPI community leaders. AAFE's co-executive directors, Thomas Yu and Jennifer Sun, hosted the roundtable...
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