National CAPACD programs
National CAPACD is working with our member organizations to build a set of strategies, programs, and activities in order to redefine community development and make it more relevant to low-income AAPI communities – whether such communities are traditional inner city AAPI neighborhoods or newer communities, more dispersed throughout a region. Through AAPI Community Development 2.0, National CAPACD seeks to revitalize the relationship between community development and community organizing; involve our communities more deeply in region-wide issues; increase impact around the intersection of community development and health; and, promote economic development and equity in AAPI community business districts/corridors.
National CAPACD is using its experience as a housing counseling intermediary as a springboard for innovative projects in the Asset Building field that increase financial capability in AAPI communities. Currently, National CAPACD is working in partnership with its members to implement projects that incorporate financial education, coaching and financial products such as Lending Circles to cultivate a savings habit, build credit and increase awareness of and participation in mainstream financial systems. We are also conducting and publishing research focused on financial attitudes, behavior and access to financial products and services within low-income communities of color.