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.
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) and Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) will release Our Neighborhoods: Asian American and Pacific Islander Anti-Displacement Strategies report on May 11, 2016. This timely report highlights twenty-four innovative strategies used by local community-based organizations across the country to address displacement in their neighborhoods and communities. Using these local experiences, the report provides an analysis of common trends and challenges and proposes national policy solutions to the current crisis. During the report launch, we will share some of the examples highlighted in our report, present a summary of our findings and national policy recommendations, and begin a discussion with key stakeholders.
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National CAPACD seeks a dynamic and committed individual for the position of Asset Building Policy Fellow, a 12-month full-time position based in our Washington, DC office. Through this fellowship, National CAPACD seeks to increase the awareness of poverty and financial insecurity in AAPI communities, engage our membership on asset building policies, and mobilize our coalition toward collective advocacy and action. To find out more and apply, click here.
Following President Obama’s announcement that Chief Judge Merrick Garland is his nomination to the Supreme Court, National Coalition of Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) issued the following statement in support.
National CAPACD seeks a dynamic and committed individual for the position of Civic Engagement Coordinatorto oversee the organization's efforts to promote civic engagement among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living in high poverty regions in cities across the U.S. This position will be based in the organization's D.C. office. To find out more and apply for this position, click here.
National CAPACD seeks a highly organized and self-motivated Program Assistant to join a dynamic and rapidly growing organization. The Program Assistant will provide critical support to National CAPACD's economic vitality and community development programs. The position will be based in the organization's Oakland office. To find out more and apply, click here.
On December 31, 2015, the US Department of Housing and Development published the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule Guidebook with the Assessment of Fair Housing, taking the first major step in implementing the AFFH Rule published in July 2015. The AFFH rule seeks to better define how states, cities, public housing authorities and all other HUD program participants should both assess and act to overcome historic patterns of segregation, promote fair housing choice and foster investments in inclusive communities that ensure access to opportunities.
In his final address to Congress on the state of our union, President Obama reflected on the tremendous progress we have made in the last few years and addressed important issues that we still need to work on-- issues that impact all of our local communities and neighborhoods, particularly low income communities of color. In these difficult times of rising economic inequality and racially motivated violence, the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) applauds President Obama for his perseverance in pushing forward an agenda that ensures our country continues to move forward.
On November 17 - 18, 2015, eleven National CAPACD members from across the country convened in Oakland, CA to discuss small business development and increasing access to capital for AAPI entrepreneurs and the self-employed. This gathering was a critical step toward establishing our Small Business Network – a group of National CAPACD members engaged in supporting the development of micro-entrepreneurs and preservation of small businesses in AAPI communities across the country.
Today, the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) stands together with other organizations in the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans to denounce anti-Muslim hate and the disturbing rise of xenophobia. National CAPACD’s mission is to improve the quality of life for low-income Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by promoting economic vitality, civic and political participation, and racial equity and we believe that anti-Muslim hate fundamentally undermines our mission and values in the threat and insecurity it poses to our communities and our allies. Towards that end, we issue the following statement:
Today, the Obama Administration announced Doua Thor as the new Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), stepping into a position held by Kiran Ahuja for the past six years. Ms. Ahuja will move to serve as the Chief of Staff of the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM).