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

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Chhaya’s Annual 2014 Report

Chhaya CDC’s Annual Report for 2014 has just been released. Check out the work we have done over the course of the year and our achievements in each of our program areas. Chhaya CDC impacts real lives and shapes public dialogue among South Asians in our city. Our Annual Report reflects these activities and we […]

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 […]