Reports and Research
The Predatory Equity Story: Tenant Perspectives on Speculative Landlords, Displacement, and Fighting for Justice (2017).
The Predatory Equity Story reveals predatory equity on the ground, where landlords are using various aggressive tactics to push out long-term rent-regulated tenants and to maximize the number of market rate tenants in buildings. The report details the Stabilizing NYC Coalition’s three City Council bills that would combat predatory equity practices. The report also contains […]
Bridging the Gap: Overcoming Barriers to Immigrant Financial Empowerment in Northwest Queens (February 2015).
Bridging the Gap, which is based on 253 surveys, explores how immigrants in Northwest Queens save and manage money, and the barriers they face in doing so. It also highlights the complicated relationships immigrants have to banks and other financial services, as well as the tools and mechanisms that work and do not work in […]
In Discrimination Against Muslims, Arabs, and South Asian in New York City Since 9-11, Chhaya partnered with NYC Commission on Human Rights to survey and assess instances of discrimination occurring in the communities we work with. The survey revealed that Muslims, Arabs and South Asians believe that discrimination intensified after 9/11/01. Indeed, the publicity about […]
A report on unaccounted for apartments in New York City by Chhaya CDC and the Pratt Center for Community Development
Deepening Roots and Creating Space: Building a Better Future for New York’s South Asians (May 2014).
In 2010, Chhaya conducted a needs assessment survey in order to identify and highlight issues faced by NYC’s South Asian community.
A Report on the Housing Needs of South Asian Americans in New York City
A report by Chhaya CDC, Adhikaar, India Home, South Asian Council for Social Services, and South Asian Youth Action on the need for a South Asian Community Center in Queens. Prepared by Hester Street Collaborative.
A report to New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development