Announcements

President Trump’s 2018 Budget Attacks Vulnerable Communities

On May 23, 2017, the Trump Administration unveiled its full Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget proposal, “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) rejects a budget proposal that dramatically reshapes the course of our nation’s federal spending and shows a blatant disregard for vulnerable Americans and low-income individuals. This budget severely diminishes anti-poverty and safety net programs through $1.5 trillion in non-defense discretionary cuts while increasing defense spending by half a trillion dollars. Ultimately, it starves our communities when we are in a time of most need.
 
President Trump’s FY 2018 budget reaffirms the sentiment that our communities are not important to this Administration. While hard-working Americans families are being deprived of the programs they need to survive, this Administration is also planning to provide major tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. Federal investments in affordable housing would be cut by nearly 15% compared to FY 2017 through overall decreased funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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A Financial Capability Toolkit: Building Community, Creating Opportunity

 

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National CAPACD is pleased to announce the release of our Financial Capability Toolkit: Building Community, Creating Opportunity. Thanks to generous support from Citi Foundation and Citi Community Development, this toolkit is a culmination of best practices and lessons learned by seasoned practitioners and newcomers to the asset building field as they partnered with National CAPACD to deliver our immigrant integration financial capability framework. 

View the toolkit here.

 

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National CAPACD Rejects White House’s “Americans Last” Budget

This morning, the White House released the President’s “America First” budget blueprint, which includes deeply troubling cuts for nearly all federal government programs and agencies that invest in and contribute to the health and vibrancy of our communities.  The proposal prioritizes increased military investments over programs that Americans across communities rely on every day.  It suggests cutting all “non- defense” programs by $54 billion, including a $6.2 billion cut to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  As a membership-driven organization comprised of nearly 100 community-based Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations across the country, the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) strongly opposes this budget proposal, which would result in devastating losses for AAPI organizations, communities, and neighborhoods.

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National CAPACD Urges HUD Secretary Carson to Support Our Communities & Neighborhoods

Today, the Senate confirmed Dr. Ben Carson as the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  HUD is responsible for promoting fair housing and creating affordable and inclusive communities, and the actions of this department have immense consequences for communities of color.  National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) has previously expressed concerns about Secretary Carson's limited experience in these areas. We urge him to support HUD to immediately address the critical housing challenges faced by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and other communities of color.

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National CAPACD Opposes Rising Anti-Immigrant Sentiment & Policies

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) extends our condolences to the family of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot and killed in an act of hate last week in Olathe, Kansas. He and Alok Madasani, two Indian American immigrants, were shot by a man who thought they were Middle Eastern. They were targeted solely on the basis of their physical appearance, which incited the shooter to believe that they did not belong in “his” country.

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National CAPACD Opposes Anti-CFPB Legislation

The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) strongly opposes a recent set of bills introduced by Senate and House Republicans that undercut the independence and threaten the existence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  The CFPB’s work is essential to protecting consumer rights and financial security of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.  AAPIs experienced some of the steepest declines in wealth during the housing market collapse and financial crisis. They were targets of many predatory practices from which any form of recovery would have been impossible without the CFPB. 

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National CAPACD Urges Senate to Block Steven Mnuchin for Secretary of the Treasury


Today, the Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to vote on the nomination of Steven Mnuchin to be Secretary of the Treasury. The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) urges members of the Finance Committee to reject President Donald Trump’s pick for this post.

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National CAPACD Strongly Condemns Trump’s Anti-Muslim, Xenophobic Executive Orders

 

The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) strongly condemns the series of divisive, hateful, and xenophobic actions that President Trump has announced since he has taken office. In his first week, Trump has issued Executive Orders that will ban the entry of Muslims and refugees into this country, increase immigrant detention and deportation, begin construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico, and withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities— cities that protect undocumented immigrant families who might otherwise be deported by federal immigration law enforcement officials.
 

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National CAPACD Board of Directors Announces Next Executive Director

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The Board of Directors of National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) is proud to announce that we have selected Seema Agnani to serve as our next Executive Director. Seema will assume her new leadership role in January 2017.  

 

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