Chhaya seeks dedicated and passionate college students, recent grads, and young professionals to join our leadership training program, Shakti: Community Ambassadors. The program will provide a platform for concerned community members to learn about the needs of low-income South Asian and immigrant New Yorkers, get involved through direct organizing and service, and be a part […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Chhaya is proud to be a recipient of a grant from the New York Community Trust’s Liberty Fund that will help us expand legal services in our immigrant communities and document the upsurge of discrimination facing the South Asian, Muslim communities. Check out the coverage of this work in the Daily News!
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, […]
We are requesting graphic designs created by New York City artists that communicate the theme of our Fair Housing campaign and reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of our community.
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 […]
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.
Volunteers with Chhaya help get out the vote for New York’s South Asian community.
A look at candidate preferences among the South Asian community.
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 […]