National CAPACD’s Housing Counseling Program was launched in 2009 after 4 years of assisting several community-based organizations (CBOs) and housing government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) with building their capacity to create and provide culturally-appropriate homeownership education programs for diverse AAPI communities. With guidance from NeighborWorks America (NWA) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), National CAPACD was designated as the country’s only HUD-approved national housing counseling intermediary specifically focused on serving the needs of impacted AAPI communities. This represents a significant step towards bringing resources, visibility and recognition of our member organizations that provide much needed culturally and linguistically appropriate housing counseling services to AAPI communities. Together we will be able to share best practices, coordinate community outreach and education, and be a larger advocacy voice for the experiences of AAPI housing needs.
As a national housing counseling intermediary approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, National CAPACD provides grants and pass-through funding to support housing counseling services, marketing and outreach activities, capacity building and training; training and staff development that builds the knowledge and skills of professionals in the network; access to scholarships for training institutes through entities such as NeighborWorks® America; technical assistance focused on HUD compliance, program design and development, outreach and marketing, use of technology and client management system, and fundraising; and peer-to-peer convenings to facilitate the sharing of best practices and strategies among groups.