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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

Executive Director
Communications Associate
Advocacy and Organizing
Program Manager
Asset Building Manager
Lead Organizer
Richmond Hill
Director of Economic Justice
Tenant Organizer
Director of Development
Operations and
Program Associate
Tenant Organizer
ESOL Instructor
Small Business
Program Manager
Housing Counselor
Foreclosure Prevention
Financial Counselor
Director of Housing Justice
Housing Preservation
Program Manager

Our Board


Our Campaigns

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;

Richmond Hill Center:
121-18 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor, Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Contact: 718.374.3371;


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