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Jackson Heights Queens Commercial District Needs Assessment (CDNA)

The CDNA highlights the existing business landscape and consumer characteristics of Jackson Heights. It was produced in┬ácollaboration with the NYC Small Business Services (SBS) and…

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Investor Invasion: The Changing Landscape of Small Home Ownership in the Queens Housing Market

Chhaya CDC has witnessed a trend of clients being priced out of buying small homes (one and two-family houses) in neighborhoods that, not long ago,…

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The Predatory Equity Story

The Predatory Equity Story was written as part of the Stabilizing NYC coalition, comprised of grassroots neighborhood-based organizations and organizers, who came together to combat…

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New York’s Housing Underground: A Refuge and a Resource

Between 1990 and 2000, New York City gained 114,000 apartments that were not reflected in the official number of certificates of occupancy the City granted…

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