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Chhaya CDC and Community Groups Fight Against Hate with Large Scale Know Your Rights Workshop in Diversity Plaza

Jackson Heights, New York – June 27, 2016 – Chhaya CDC and community partners stood #UnitedAgainstHate in a large scale community event in collaboration with the Queens Museum on Saturday, June 25, 2016. In light of the heightened political rhetoric and hate crimes against the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities (MASA) and other marginalized groups such as […]


Renting Illegal Apartments Can Be Cheap — But A Risky Solution

The Daily News’ Erica Pearson reports on Chhaya’s efforts to promote legalize basement units to make them safe, support tenant rights, and increase NYC’s ‪affordable housing stock.

As NY Primary Approaches, Advocates Focus on Getting Out the Vote

Volunteers with Chhaya help get out the vote for New York’s South Asian community.