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Category: Announcement


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.

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Chhaya Condemns ICE’s Attack on Sanctuary City Policies

Chhaya CDC condemns the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency for using the tragic murder of Maria Fuertes of the Richmond Hill community to vilify immigrants, and denigrate the positive outcomes of New York City’s sanctuary policies.

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What Does Art Have to do with Community Development?

Chhaya’s inaugural art exhibit at the Richmond Hill Center, featuring conceptual artist Andil Gosine, was an opportunity to celebrate the beauty of our community, create space for our aspirations to shine, and build a space for our collective healing. Art has always been the most fertile soil from which social change can take root and blossom. Aligning with Chhaya’s work addressing the housing crisis and economic stress that continues to pressure and displace our communities, this Center and gallery space is part of our resistance. We are putting a stake in the ground in claiming community space, affirming our right to be here– to be seen, to be heard

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