Press Releases

Chhaya’s Homebuyer Fair Empowers Low-Income Families on the Path to Home Ownership

Queens, NY – Chhaya CDC’s Annual Homebuyer Fair was held on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at P.S.069, in the heart of Jackson Heights. The event attracted over 500 residents and families from diverse economic backgrounds, many of whom are immigrants. There is currently an affordable housing crisis in New York City, and homeownership increasingly seems […]

NEW AMERICANS CAMPAIGN NY/NJ INVITATION TO FREE MEGA CITIZENSHIP DRIVE

Citizenship Workshop:  FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP For Immediate Release NEW YORK, NY, April 24, 2018 — The New Americans Campaign (NAC) NY/NJ Partners announced that registration is now open for Lawful Permanent Residents (also known as Green Card Holders or LPRs) who want to apply to become U.S. Citizens.   The Mega […]

DREAMers + Allies Rally at Schumer’s Office; Demand a Clean DREAM Act in the Federal Budget

Thursday, January 11, 2018 Washington – On Wednesday, January 10th, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and allies joined DREAMers to rally at New York Senator Charles Schumer’s midtown offices, demanding that he include a clean DREAM Act in the federal budget. Co-sponsors included the Asian American Federation, Arab American Association of New York, Chayya Community […]

Chhaya hosts a Town Hall to reflect on the year and how we move forward as a community

On Saturday, December 16th, 2017, Chhaya Community Development Corporation hosted a Town Hall & Function at the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights, to discuss immigration legislation, family safety (hate crimes, Islamophobia, xenophobia), and how the new tax plan could impact individuals and families’ financial well-being. The event was not only an information session, but […]

Chhaya Announces New Executive Director

Chhaya Announces New Executive Director

Chhaya CDC announces the appointment of its new Executive Director, Ms. Annetta Seecharran. Annetta is no stranger to Chhaya, having served as a board member for three years and then as Interim Executive Director for the past six months. In these two roles Annetta demonstrated her unwavering commitment to Chhaya’s mission as well as her […]

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 […]

May 8, 2014- BASE Coalition Commends Mayor de Blasio’s Housing Plan

Jackson Heights, Queens – May 8, 2014: The BASE Coalition applauds Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration on an ambitious and innovative housing plan for New York City that is committed to preserving and creating affordable housing for all New Yorkers.   The proposed plan not only creates a rich environment for growth  but […]