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 $380 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

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.

Recent Stories

AAFE Submits Statement on Proposed “Public Charge” Changes

Asian Americans for Equality submitted a comment to the Federal Registrar Dec. 7, 2018 in strong opposition to the Trump administration's proposed "public charge" rule change. If the rules goes into effect, millions of immigrants could be denied green cards if they...

AAFE in the Community: Fall 2018

The fall of 2018 has been a busy one for AAFE. Before the year slips away, let's take a look at some of our community and advocacy events in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn in the past several weeks. In keeping with our longstanding tradition, we hosted...

Support AAFE Youth, Support Asian Americans for Equality!

At AAFE this month, we will be introducing you to some of the people who benefit from our programs and describing how your support helps make the dream of equality a reality for them, and for thousands of New Yorkers who access our services. In...

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