Announcements

National CAPACD's 14th Annual Convention Early Bird Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for National CAPACD's14th Annual Convention, The Movement for Economic Justice: Changing the Narrative Together!

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National CAPACD Encouraged by the President’s Commitment to Expanding Opportunities for All

With the widening racial wealth gap and income inequality underscoring the continued barriers to economic mobility for many Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and other underserved communities, National CAPACD is encouraged by the President’s commitment to ensuring economic opportunities and progress for all Americans.
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National CAPACD Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty

Fifty years ago, President Johnson declared a War on Poverty to create and ensure opportunities for greater economic security for all Americans. Anti-poverty programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, SNAP, and the Earned Income Tax Credit have been instrumental in creating pathways out of poverty for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders (AAPI), and other vulnerable communities. 

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National CAPACD Commends Confirmation of Mel Watt to Lead FHFA

On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Representative Mel Watt as the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). As the federal agency that oversees Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration, Representative Watt will have a critical role in the future of our nation’s housing policy. 

“This confirmation is encouraging news for many low-income Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities still struggling in the wake of the recession,” said Lisa Hasegawa, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, “With a strong track record standing against predatory lending and supporting affordable housing opportunities in low-income communities of color, we are confident that Representative Watt will be an advocate for millions of Americans still seeking mortgage relief. We look forward to working with Representative Watt as he leads the FHFA into a new and promising direction.”

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11/20 Congressional Briefing - Spotlight: Asian American & Pacific Islander Poverty

National CAPACD
 
In collaboration with 
 
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus 
Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus
 
Invites you to a briefing:
 
Spotlight: Asian American & Pacific Islander Poverty
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
11:00am - 12:30pm
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (SVC 200-201)
 
In the wake of the recession, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) poverty grew faster than most other ethnic groups, increasing by 38 percent from 2007-2011 (37 percent increase for Asian Americans and a 60 percent increase for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders). Panelists will discuss the findings of National CAPACD’s recently released AAPI Poverty Report and the concerning trend of growing poverty in the AAPI community. The briefing will also include a discussion with local community based organizations to discuss promising strategies for addressing poverty and the broader economic needs in the AAPI community.
 
Panelists
Algernon Austin, Director of the Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy Program, Economic Policy Institute
Yunie Hong, Policy Advocate, Hmong National Development
Josh Ishimatsu, Director of Research and Capacity Building, National CAPACD
 
Moderator
Lisa Hasegawa, Executive Director, National CAPACD
 
Please RSVP to Kevin Sanada at kevin@nationalcapacd.org
 
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Save the Date! Congressional Briefing on AAPI Poverty on 11/20

Save the date!
 
National CAPACD
 
In collaboration with 
 
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus 
Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus
 
Invites you to a briefing:
 
Spotlight: Asian American & Pacific Islander Poverty
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (SVC 200-201)
11:00am - 12:30pm
 
In the wake of the recession, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) poverty grew faster than most other ethnic groups, increasing by 38 percent from 2007-2011 (37 percent increase for Asian Americans and a 60 percent increase for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders). Panelists will discuss the findings of National CAPACD’s recently released AAPI Poverty Report and the concerning trend of growing poverty in the AAPI community. The briefing will also include a discussion with local community based organizations to discuss promising strategies for addressing poverty and the broader economic needs in the AAPI community.
 
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Job Announcement: Events and Fundraising Manager

Overview: 
 
With increasing national visibility in the community development and AAPI fields, National CAPACD has begun a multi-year expansion that includes the creation of several new positions. As part of this expansion, we are building a fundraising and development team. National CAPACD seeks an Events and Fundraising Manager to plan and execute our annual DC convention of 200-300 attendees from local nonprofit organizations around the country. In addition, the Events and Fundraising Manager will be responsible for coordinating fundraising events throughout the year.
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Job Announcement: Grants Manager

Overview
 
With increasing national visibility in the community development and AAPI fields, National CAPACD has begun a multi-year expansion that includes the creation of several new positions. As part of this expansion, we are building a fundraising and development team. National CAPACD seeks a Grants Manager who will be responsible for managing all incoming grants to the organization. Funders include both government and private foundations. Also, the Grants Manager will work closely with program staff to keep track of sub-grants disbursed to local organizations.
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Job Announcement: Asset Building Project Manager

National CAPACD seeks an Asset Building Project Manager to design and implement an asset building and financial empowerment program at National CAPACD. The Project Manager will build the capacity of organizations to integrate a continuum of financial education and empowerment strategies that increase the financial capability of low-income AAPIs to save, build credit, reduce debt, and invest in their economic future. In addition, the Project Manager will work with local practitioners to advance federal policies that reduce the racial wealth gap and create a pathway for economic security for low-income communities of color.

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National CAPACD Applauds President Obama’s Vision for a Housing Recovery

Earlier this week, President Obama shared his plan for fostering a housing recovery that supports stronger neighborhoods and communities throughout the country. National CAPACD is encouraged by the President’s commitment to increasing access to sustainable, affordable housing in underserved communities. We especially commend the President for recognizing that increased opportunity and inclusion of immigrants in the housing market must be a significant cornerstone of our nation’s housing recovery. Far too many Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders continue to struggle in this economy. To strengthen the financial stability of AAPI families, federal policies must ensure culturally and linguistically relevant housing counseling services, expand access to affordable mortgages, and support the development of multi-family affordable rental housing. With a growing number of AAPIs in poverty, and with many of our families disproportionately residing in areas with high housing costs, we look forward to working with the President to ensure economic opportunity is within reach of those most in need.  
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