Program: NYC Community
Area of Work: Civic
Grant Purpose: General Support
CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities works to build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working class Asian immigrant communities in New York City. Through CAAAV’s organizing model of base-building, leadership development, campaigns, coalitions, and organizational development, they organize Asian communities to fight for institutional change in the housing justice movement and participate in broader movements towards racial, gender, and economic justice.
Purpose: To support their programs that organize low-income Asian immigrants in Chinatown and Queensbridge Public Housing in Long Island City.
CAAAV’s programs include:
- The Chinatown Tenants Union which helps to develop the leadership of immigrant Chinatown residents to organize against unjust evictions, fight gentrification, and advocate for housing policies that protect affordable housing and uplift tenant rights.
- The Asian Tenants Union builds power of Bangladeshi, Chinese, and Korean public housing residents living in Queensbridge Houses, the City’s largest public housing development, to advocate for stronger language access, services and repairs, and better treatment from New York City Housing Authority management that will directly impact almost 20,000 Asian residents citywide.