Who we are:
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in New York City. Founded in 1974 in Manhattan’s Chinatown to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has transformed in the past four decades to become one of the city’s leading housing, social service and community development organizations. AAFE advances racial, social and economic justice for Asian Americans and other systematically disadvantaged communities, guided by our experiences as Asian Americans and our commitment to civil rights. AAFE is nationally recognized as an innovative affordable housing developer and property manager; we have created and preserved more than 1,000 affordable rental units in Manhattan and Queens and provided over $400 million in mortgage financing for first-time homebuyers. Through our affiliate, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation, AAFE supports immigrant entrepreneurs, offering low-interest loans and training programs. From neighborhood offices in Chinatown and the Lower East Side (Manhattan) and Flushing and Jackson Heights (Queens) we provide an array of multilingual counseling and educational programs in support of low-income tenants, seniors and immigrant youth. AAFE strives for a more equitable city through research, advocacy and grassroots community organizing.
AAFE is seeking a Transitional Housing Navigator for Magnolia Gardens, a 90-unit transitional housing facility for families with children in Flushing, Queens. This facility will prioritize Community District 7 ( Flushing) residents and is the first Asian language access transitional housing facility in NY. AAFE strongly believes in our ability to facilitate access to transitional housing in a way that reduces barriers for AAPI families with children in need of additional support for achieving housing stability and financial well-being.
The role of the Transitional Housing Navigator will be to ensure that housing insecure and homeless families with children from CD7 ( Flushing) have both priority and equitable access to Magnolia Gardens. AAFE is seeking a Transitional Housing Navigator to support pre-opening activities and once opened, intensive navigation support to Flushing based families.
EXPECTATIONS & HOW WE WORK: