Valley National Bank Supports Chhaya’s 8th Annual Home Buyer Fair

WAYNE, N.J. - Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - Wade JacobsonValley National Bank supported Chhaya CDC and its partners on Saturday April 8th at their 8th Annual Home Buyer Fair held at P.S. 69 cafeteria in Jackson Heights, Queens. Employees from Valley National Bank’s Residential Mortgage, Retail Banking and CRA/Community Development Departments took part in one of Chhaya CDC’s most successful Home Buyer Fairs to date with over 600 interested homebuyers in attendance - every seat in the house was filled!

The Program included two panels. The first panel, “Building Assets Through Homeownership” shared information on the home buying and mortgage process. Valley’s Loan Origination Manager Mark McAfee served as one of the panel experts, providing a presentation on “Preparing Your Loan Application.” The second panel provided additional insights about accessing affordable housing options in Queens.

About Chhaya CDC
Chhaya CDC was founded in 2000 to advocate for the housing needs of New York City’s South Asian community. Their mission is to work with New Yorkers of South Asian origin to advocate for and build economically stable, sustainable, and thriving communities. By focusing on core areas of housing and economic development—the basic necessities essential to one’s stability—Chhaya is able to impact a range of social outcomes, including education, employment, civic participation, community pride, and mental health and well-being.

About Valley
Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with approximately $23 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates over 200 branch locations in northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, and Florida. Valley National Bank is one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in New Jersey with Executive Offices in Manhattan and West Palm Beach. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit a convenient branch location, valleynationalbank.com or call our 24/7 Customer Service Team at 800-522-4100.