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Get to Know Your Queens Borough President Candidates

In order to build community power, it is not enough to vote or advocate for issues we care about, we must also hold our elected officials accountable. With our partners at APA Voice, we have released Queens Borough President (QBP) candidate surveys for electoral districts with significant South Asian and Indo-Caribbean (SAIC) populations. Our goal […]

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This Fight Starts at Home: A letter from the Executive Director

Our streets have erupted with justified anger and frustration. The time has come for a radical reckoning. All of us have a role to play in ending the racialized terror and the institutionalized injustices that have led to the continued brutalization and oppression of Blacks. We at Chhaya are outraged by the murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others. 

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What is Needed to Secure Our Homes Secure Our Place?

At Chhaya, we believe housing is a human right. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is monumentally clear that everyone needs to have a safe home in order to mitigate our current public health emergency and any future ones. Being secure in one’s home is just as much an issue of public health and safety, as it is an issue of financial and economic necessity. We also recognize that many of our community members are commercial tenants, whose livelihoods are at risk because of the pandemic. The extraordinary housing needs at this time are broad and interconnected. With this interconnectivity in mind, Chhaya’s team has crafted a holistic set of principles with the aim of alleviating the rent, debt, and cost burdens of tenants, homeowners, and small businesses. Learn more about Chhaya’s “Secure Our Homes Principles”.

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