Our Work

The mission of ANHD is to build community power to win affordable housing and thriving, equitable neighborhoods for all New Yorkers.

As a coalition of community groups across New York City, we use research, advocacy, and grassroots organizing to support our members in their work to build equity and justice in their neighborhoods and citywide.

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Featured Work

Recent Blogs

November 21, 2022
Citywide Merchant Organizing Project map and markers image
The Citywide Merchant Organizing Project (CMOP) works toward increased merchant organizing coordination and collaboration among neighborhoods and a stronger citywide base of merchants ready to fight against displacement threats.
November 1, 2022
ANHD and the Right to Counsel Coalition have launched a new website, the NYC Eviction Crisis Monitor, with interactive charts on the current crisis in NYC housing courts.
September 19, 2022
2022-23 Morgan Stanley Community Development Graduate Fellows
Now in its 11th year, ANHD Welcomes Another Inspiring Generation of Community Development Leaders

@ANHD Yamuna Shrestha opened a Nepali restaurant in 2015 after coming to the US seeking political asylum. Her famous momos have won the 'momo crawl' 4 times in a row. Her biz made it thru the pandemic w/ support from @ChhayaCDC but her $177k debt means she can't hire staff to help. https://t.co/S9uwWDUyBf

@ANHD Small businesses provide jobs and entrepreneurship oppty to local residents. Jeffrey and Tashi met working at the boba shop before they took it over and re-opened as Boba Fries. @AAFederation does outreach with the small biz community in Elmhurst to #BuildMerchantPower https://t.co/DlVW6CHVoD

@ANHD Commercial rent is a key concern for merchants across NYC. Samanta says high rent and decreased foot traffic puts mean small biz shut downs loss of a vital part of our local economies and communities. Organizing helps push for solutions https://t.co/rIy0EktPwM

@ANHD Samanta Akter immigrated from Bangladesh in 2010 and started Yusuf Fabrics in 2015, selling traditional Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi clothing. When a fire destroyed her business, she had support from @ChhayaCDC to reopen in a new location. #SmallBizSatNYC #BuildMerchantPower https://t.co/1ntl9zcFWu

@ANHD We’re back with our #SmallBizSatNYC series to talk about our merchant organizing partners @ChhayaCDC in Jackson Heights and @AAFederation in Elmhurst. These neighborhoods are home to countless immigrant-owned small businesses that provide culturally specific goods to residents. https://t.co/Fd8Xr8durS

@ANHD ANHD will be closed Thursday, November 24, 2022, and Friday, November 25, 2022, in observance of #Thanksgiving. Catch up on our conference videos, blogs, and training series here: https://t.co/ZwjRIV1vzf. We’ll be back Monday, November 28, 2022! https://t.co/qNrRKfxczB

@ANHD ANHD coordinates citywide merchant organizing efforts with REMA4US, @CooperSq, @YAMAMerchants, @bronxfuture, @AAFederation, and @ChhayaCDC. Learn more about what we’re doing on the blog https://t.co/rIy0EktPwM

@ANHD Hear directly from Victor about the power of merchant organizing and groups like REMA4US in keeping businesses open and our commercial corridors thriving #SmallBizSatNYC #BuildMerchantPower https://t.co/zit1nlv88u

@ANHD Next in our #SmallBizSatNYC series, we’re shouting out REMA4US and their merchant organizing work with small biz owners like Victor Robinson, whose pet store Purrfect Pets has been a local staple in downtown Far Rockaway for 20 years. https://t.co/YB8Vk1vOj4

@ANHD Yesterday, the NY State legislature delivered A9969/S9047, the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law Modernization Act, to Governor Hochul, & she signed the bill last night! Thank you to @NonprofitNY & coalition partners who took action to collectively win this campaign! https://t.co/DVUKLcwPhk

@ANHD Join our Year 15 Projects training on 11/30 at 10 AM to learn how non-profit developers can save 150k+ in renovations and 10k+ in yearly utilities through year 15 repositioning! #sustainability #energyefficiency Save your spot today: https://t.co/eb0MNWEngQ https://t.co/Srjo8v5Esl

@ANHD Check out our spotlight on the East Village’s Sabor a Mexico and their work with @CooperSq and read the blog to learn more about our Citywide Merchant Organizing Project https://t.co/rIy0Ekunmk https://t.co/iBB2gClqvP

@ANHD Keeping NYC small biz doors open means promoting #ShopSmall AND protecting commercial tenants, who like residential tenants, face displacement threats as rents rise. Read ANHD’s State of Storefronts report to learn more https://t.co/QRI98QHb6T

@ANHD .@YAMAMerchants supports over 7,000 businesses citywide, including Yemeni-owned bodegas and tech repair shops like Y Tech Corp, which has been in business in Little Yemen for over 10 years. https://t.co/akCVn6FMOv

@ANHD Continuing our #SmallBizSatNYC series, today we’re bringing you to Little Yemen in the Bronx, where @YAMAMerchants works with small businesses like Alfakhamah, where many Yemeni Bronxites go for traditional wedding attire. https://t.co/azTuJYkjn3

@ANHD Join us on 11/30 at 10 AM for an Introduction to the Displacement Alert Project (DAP) Portal for #Tenant Organizers! This training will cover: How to use Custom Search How to use Property Lookup And more! Register today: https://t.co/tgeQeSgE2o https://t.co/4mqdYKCOzD

@ANHD RT @limites_una: “Se pueden ver tasas de representación muy bajas en Elmhurst, Corona, Jackson Heights, Astoria, Jamaica, Southeast Queens…

@ANHD .@CooperSq organizes with merchants like Maria to fight for more laws to protect commercial tenants in coalition with @USB_nyc #BuildMerchantPower #SmallBizSatNYC https://t.co/uGBjZPrEP4

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