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Hidden in Plain Sight: Asian Poverty in New York City

New York City: As New York’s Asian American community continues to grow, the Asian American Federation is releasing a report that details the state of poverty among the Asian American communities in Upstate New York and New York City including breakdowns in ethnic groups, level of education attainment and many other factors. This report is an update of Asian American Federation’s first report on Asian poverty in New York City, Working But Poor (2008) and seeks to highlight some of the overlooked issues that the Asian community still faces. The report can be downloaded at Hidden in Plain Sight: Asian Poverty in New York City.

The key findings of the briefing paper highlight the significant factors relevant to poverty and recommendations on how to address the issue among the Asian American community.

Upstate New York

New York City


The Asian American Federation works to raise the influence and well-being of the pan-Asian American community through research, policy advocacy, public awareness, and organizational development. Established in 1989, AAF supports over 40 Asian American community service agencies, which work to meet the critical needs of the fastest-growing population in New York City. For more information, please visit