Chhaya works with New Yorkers of South Asian origin to advocate for and build economically stable, sustainable, and thriving communities.

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May 21, 2015 – New Diversity Plaza DOT plans unveiled

After months of gathering and compiling input from Jackson Heights community members on what they want to see in a redesigned Diversity Plaza, a design team at the city Department of Transportation presented their ideas at an unveiling at the oft-used public space. Read more here. 


May 15, 2015 – Mapping Illegal Conversions: A Look At New York City’s Hidden Affordable Housing

City’s Open Data portal used to map the last five years of 311 complaints about illegal conversions, and the numbers illustrate what longtime New Yorkers already know: the majority of illegal apartments occupy homes in densely populated, working class areas with growing numbers of recent immigrants. Read more here. To learn more about the BASE campaign, check out the […]

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Director & Asset Building Program Manager