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 1.000 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 Community Development Fund (AAFE CDF) launched a public information campaign Nov. 14 to get the word out about HomeFix, a new city program offering affordable loans for home repairs. Since limited funds are available, homeowners must submit applications...
AAFE hosted a grand opening celebration Oct. 9 for its brand new Youth Center + Intergenerational Digital Lab, a vital community resource directly across from Flushing High School. While AAFE’s after school program has been a Flushing mainstay for more than a decade,...
AAFE has released the following statement in response to the fatal attacks on four homeless men in Chinatown: We at Asian Americans for Equality join so many others across New York City in mourning for the four men who lost their lives in this past weekend’s brutal...