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Chhaya was founded to address the housing and economic needs for low-income South Asian and Indo-Caribbean New Yorkers.

Our approach begins with providing  direct services that meet critical needs within our community, while providing the tools and opportunities that allow individuals to shape their own futures and be resilient in the face of challenges. 

Core to our strategy is organizing and advocating for systemic changes that remove the barriers to well-being, housing stability, and economic mobility for our communities. For over 20 years, Chhaya has served tens of thousands of individuals and led the charge on key policy issues for immigrants, such as basement legalization, language access, tenants rights, and more.

Our Team

Immigration Navigator
Executive Director
Associate Director of Programs
Advocacy and Organizing
ANHD Community Development Fellow
Director of Programs
Tenant Organizer
Immigration Navigator
ANHD CCL Housing Fellow
Director of Development
Operations Manager
Associate Director of Programs
Housing Stability
ESOL Instructor
Senior Housing Counselor
Foreclosure Prevention
Financial Counselor
Associate Director of Programs

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We lead campaigns that impact policy change on the city, state, and national level.

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Main Office:
37-43 77th St, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Contact: 718.478.3848; info@chhayacdc.org

Richmond Hill Center:
121-18 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor, Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Contact: 718.374.3371; info@chhayacdc.org


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