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AAF Report Highlights NYC Neighborhoods Where Asian Communities are Being Undercounted in the 2020 Census

The Asian American Federation (AAF)'s analysis has found that as of July 8, 2020, Asians overall are lagging behind the citywide self-response rate. Maps of Asian neighborhoods with low self-response rates are included to highlight Census tracts most at-risk of an undercount.

AAF Analysis Shows Asian New Yorkers Are Being Undercounted in the 2020 Census

The Asian American Federation (AAF)'s analysis has found that as of May 6, 2020, Asian-majority census tracts in New York City had an average response rate of 44.7% compared with a citywide self-response rate of 46.1%. Certain Asian neighborhoods had even lower self-reponse rates.

Research Highlights the Growth in Asian Communities and Eligible Voters in New York State Legislative Districts

The Asian American Federation (AAF) has released their most recent demographic profiles on the Asian communities within each of the legislative districts in New York State ahead of the upcoming 2020 Census. The profiles reveal that Asian Americans remain one of New York State's fastest-growing communities. This growth is most pronounced in the upstate regions of New York. The population estimates for 2018 reveal that since 2010, the Asian population grew by 33 percent or more in the Capital District, Mohawk Valley, and Western New York regions of the state.

Media Advisory: Asian Communities Should Know Their Rights in the Event of Immigration Raids

Media advisory and links to Know Your Rights resources. To meet with an immigration legal services provider, call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Public Comment on Proposed HUD Rule

AAF has submitted public comments on the proposed HUD rule which will result in Asian immigrant families having to leave public housing if they wish to live together as a family. See the statement here.

Fast Growing Asian Ethnic Groups in New York City Face Integration Challenges

Download our newest profiles on the twelve largest Asian ethnic groups in New York City.

In Response to the Shooting Attack on the Jewish Community in Pittsburgh, PA

AAF's statement in response to the terrible shooting on October 28th, 2018, at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund 2019 RFA is now available

Application deadline: October 5, 2018, 5:00 PM EST We encourage all organizations that are eligible to apply. Download here.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Asian Poverty in New York City

New Report Released on June 21, 2018

Update of City Council Profiles 2018

Briefing paper on Asian population in all 51 New York City Council Districts

Asian American Federation and Partners Rally to Protect Immigrant Food Delivery Workers from E-Bike Crackdown

The Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund RFA is now available

The Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF) Request for Applications is now available. Application deadline: December 6, 2017, 5:00 PM EST We encourage all organizations that are eligible to apply!

Report on Overcoming Challenges to Mental Health Services for Asian New Yorkers

Asian Americans Rally in Support of DACA and TPS

Asian American Federation Statement on President Trump's DACA Decision

New Profile of Asian New Yorkers by City Council District

Read our Press Release on Our New Union Street Small Business Assistance Program

Read our statement on President Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts

Read the Federation's Statement on Trump's New Immigration Ban

Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund Is Now Available

The Asian American Federation, in collaboration with the Black Agency Executives, Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, Hispanic Federation, and New York Urban League, is pleased to announce that the Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund (CCNSF) application is now available.

Federation Board Appoints New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Asian American Federation (AAF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Jo-Ann Yoo as Executive Director, effective September 1, 2014.

AAF Celebrates the Spirit of Asian America Gala 2014!

The Asian American Federation hosted its annual Spirit of Asian America Gala on Wednesday, June 18th at The Pierre.

State of Asian American Children – National Report and Conference

A big thanks to all the panelists, attendees and staff who made the first ever conference on the State of Asian American Children a success. We are pleased to make available to the general public our report released at the conference, The State of Asian American Children.

Asian American Federation Congratulates Newly Appointed DYCD Commissioner Bill Chong and Encourages Mayor de Blasio to make more APA appointments

As we ushered in 2014 last Wednesday, most New Yorkers were spellbound by the inauguration of our new Mayor, Comptroller and Public Advocate, and hopeful of the opportunities to build a stronger city.

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Our communities are hurting and our efforts to support our network of 70+ pan-Asian CBOs serving on the frontlines of this devastating crisis is more critical than ever.

Please join us to support the vital work of these nonprofits and help our pan-Asian community survive the COVID-19 epidemic.

Your support will help us:

  • advocate for better policies and protections for our communities facing hate
  • ensure that home bound seniors get food and comfort
  • make sure small business owners can survive
  • sustain our mental health programs that will help our community to be strong