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.
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.
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.
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.