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Illegal basement apartments causing outrage across the city

Illegal basement apartments causing outrage across the city

NEW YORK, April 7, 2017, by SHIRLEY CHAN — Legalizing basement apartments has been talked about as a way to help the housing crisis in the city. It’s a heated debate drawing emotion on both sides of the issue. Opponents say the apartments are unsafe and will ruin the neighborhood. Proponents say people rely on them as a […]

Department of Consumer Affairs Launches its Free Tax Prep Program at Chhaya CDC

Department of Consumer Affairs Launches its Free Tax Prep Program at Chhaya CDC

City Expands Services to New Neighborhoods and Languages and, with Support from Citi, Launches Eligibility Screening and Texting Program and Pilot Queue Management System. New Yorkers Earning $64,000 or Less Can File for Free at More Than 200 Sites Citywide or Online NEW YORK, NY— Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today kicked […]

Charter Communications Joins with Chhaya CDC to Open Spectrum Learning Lab in Jackson Heights

Charter Communications Joins with Chhaya CDC to Open Spectrum Learning Lab in Jackson Heights

Charter Communications Joins with Chhaya CDC to Open Spectrum Learning Lab in Jackson Heights NEW YORK CITY – March 1, 2017 – Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today joined with Chhaya Community Development Corporation (CDC), a community development non-profit organization, to open a Spectrum Learning Lab in Jackson Heights, Queens. Chhaya and Charter leaders, along […]

Jackson Heights immigrant groups speak out about harassment

Jackson Heights immigrant groups speak out about harassment

Members of the Jackson Heights’ South Asian community spoke out about concerns following the presidential election on Saturday at a Chhaya CDC town hall meeting and were joined by state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst). Chhaya is an organization dedicated to advocating for South Asian immigrant centers in the city to build economically stable, sustainable, […]

Housing Experts Discuss Opportunities  for Sustainable Homeownership in NYC

Housing Experts Discuss Opportunities for Sustainable Homeownership in NYC

Queens, NY— Chhaya CDC’s Seventh Annual Home Buyer Fair was held on Saturday, April 9th 2016, in Jackson Heights, attracting over 300 prospective homebuyers. Co-sponsored by Councilmember Daniel Dromm and Senator Jose Peralta, the fair connected community members, many of whom are new immigrants, with the resources and knowledge to fulfill one of their life […]