Don't miss this year's Architects of Change Gala! Learn More!

HousingEconomic JusticeImmigrationCivic Engagement Donate



Modern-Day Redlining: The Burden of Underbanked and Excluded Communities in New York

On March 6th, 2020, Chhaya’s Annetta Seecharran was invited to testify before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, U.S. House Committee on Financial Services to share our perspective on how “modern-redlining” plays out in the lives of everyday New Yorkers.

Read More

Don’t Let Hate or Fear Turn New Yorkers Against Each Other

Earlier this year, Maria Fuertes, a beloved and kind-natured figure in the Richmond Hill community, was murdered. Aminta Kilawan-Narine and Annetta Seecharran denounce the federal government’s exploitation of the crime, to pit community members against one another based on immigration status, and take aim at New York City’s sanctuary policies.

Read More

Public Charge Decision

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court vote to lift a preliminary injunction that blocked the Trump administration’s punitive “public charge rule,” Chhaya calls on its community partners to join in our efforts to fight for justice and the rights of our immigrant community.

Read More
Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Stay informed and receive Chhaya's monthly newsletter.

Sign Up
Support Our Work

Contribute today to ensure Chhaya's work continues.


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;


Copyright 2022 by Chhaya Community Development Corporation. All rights reserved. Chhaya CDC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.