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Successful Land Use Meeting with Unanimous Support

This month, CTU made a major step in the fight against gentrification in our community! On October 18th, the Land Use Committee of Community Board 3 voted unanimously to co-sponsor our application to rezone the Two Bridges waterfront area near Chinatown. This is an important step forward towards long-term protections for tenants and small businesses[…..]

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Donate to CAAAV’s 2017 People-Powered $10K Challenge (#PP10K)

The People-Powered $10K Challenge (#PP10K) is CAAAV’s 10-day grassroots fundraising campaign that activates the collective power of our friends, families, and social networks to raise $10,000 or more to support racial and economic justice. YOUR CONTRIBUTION CAN HELP US REACH $10K. DONATE NOW! Last year’s #PP10K, 65 People Movers fundraised over $14,000. That $14,000 resulted in major impact for low-income[…..]

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CAAAV Awarded Community Land Trusts Learning Exchange for Community Controlled Development

CAAAV is proud to receive an award to join the Community Land Trust (CLT) Learning Exchange that will provide technical assistance towards forming a Community Land Trust in Chinatown. To ensure low-income Asian immigrant communities have homes, we need to support housing development models that emphasize community control, not unchecked private housing development that prioritize[…..]

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Asian Youth in Action Gender Justice Summer

Asian Youth in Action (AYA) Gender Justice Summer is an 8 week program running through July – August 2017 for Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian women, trans, and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth ages 14-20. As young women and TGNC people, our experiences are not often well represented in society or within our own communities.[…..]

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CAAAV Statement on Proposed Federal and Local Housing Cuts

New York City depends on the tenants/working people of NYCHA and low-income housing to maintain and run this City as its blue-collar workforce – City and State workers, maintenance, construction workers, domestic workers, retail workers, restaurant workers, sanitation and the list goes on. The announced proposed cutting of $6 billion to HUD and $150 million[…..]

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Donate to CAAAV’s 2016 People-Powered $10K Challenge

The People-Powered $10K Challenge (#PP10K) is CAAAV’s 10-day grassroots fundraising campaign that activates the collective power of our friends, families, and social networks to raise $10,000 or more to support racial and economic justice. YOUR CONTRIBUTION CAN HELP US REACH $10K. DONATE NOW!   Last year’s #PP10K, 58 People Movers fundraised almost $14,000. That $14,000 resulted in[…..]

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New York Tenants Win Historic Rent Freeze for Second Year

Yesterday, New York won a historic rent freeze for the second year in a row, protecting over one million rent-stabilized tenants from weighty rent increases. Shout out to our Chinatown Tenants Union leaders for mobilizing in large numbers, testifying at hearings, and training new tenants to share their stories. The Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) voted[…..]

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Rezoning Campaign

  (Chinatown Tenant Union members learn about rezoning using the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s ‘What is Zoning’ toolkit) Chinatown is one of the last affordable working class and immigrant communities in Manhattan. And Chinatown is the center of Chinese culture and history in this city. But in the past decade, residents’ living conditions have deteriorated,[…..]

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