• Thank you and we'll miss you, Uncle Bob


    National CAPACD is deeply saddened by the passing of "Uncle" Bob Santos this past Saturday, August 27, 2016.  Uncle Bob was not only a founding father of National CAPACD, but also a mentor and a friend to many of our past and current staff and Board.  


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  • National CAPACD's 2016 Convention Registration Now Open!

    National CAPACD is very pleased to invite you to its 16th Convention, "Mobilize for Our Neighborhoods and Our Homes" from September 19-21st, 2016 in St. Paul, MN. Registration is now open- be sure to take advantage of early bird rates! Click here to register. Additional discounted rates are available for members. Contact for more information.


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  • National CAPACD & CNHA Release Report on Displacement in AAPI Neighborhoods


    The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) released Our Neighborhoods: Asian American & Pacific Islander Anti-Displacement Strategies at their report launch today. This timely report highlights twenty-four innovative strategies used by community-based organizations across the country to address the increasing displacement of residents and small businesses in their neighborhoods, using the local context as a springboard for federal policy recommendations. 

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  • Interview: Gordon Chin, Founding Executive Director of the Chinatown Community Development Center

    By: Josh Ishimatsu, Director of Research and Capacity Building at National CAPACD

    Reposted from: Shelterforce

    Posted: January 29, 2016

    Gordon Chin started San Francisco Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), a longstanding CDC well-known in the field, in the mid-1970s. In June 2015, he released Building Community, Chinatown Style, a book about his professional life, the founding and evolution of CCDC, and the future of community development. Josh Ishimatsu, director of Research and Capacity Building at the National Coalition for Asian-Pacific American Community Development, and a regular Shelterforce contributor, spoke with Chin about where community development is going, and where it should go.

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  • In the News: Gentrification Is More Widespread Than You Think

    By: Josh Ishimatsu, Director of Research and Capacity Building at National CAPACD
    From: Rooflines
    Posted: November 17, 2015

    In Miriam Axel-Lute’s recent post here, “Place Matters But Place Changes,” she references “a study done by Governing magazine that found a 20 percent gentrification rate for census tracts in the past decade in the largest 50 cities in the country, a greatly accelerated rate from the previous decade.” She goes on to note that, while an increase over past rates of gentrification, a 20 percent gentrification rate still means that 4 of 5 low-income neighborhoods are not gentrifying.

    These are basic, straightforward conclusions to draw from the Governing study.  However, there are a few huge, inter-related problems with the underlying study in being able to adequately describe our current round of gentrification.

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  • National CAPACD's New White Paper: The Critical Moments of Immigrant Integration

    This white paper highlights the initial success and momentum of the pilot project, Immigrant Integration Financial Capability Project, a 2014 nation-wide demonstration project that resulted in significant improvements in the financial capability of low-income, Asian/Pacific Islander immigrants.

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