2022 Consolidated Advocacy Action Plan

The Consolidated Advocacy Action Plan provides key areas of focus for National CAPACD through the end of 2022.

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The Consolidated Advocacy Action Plan provides key areas of focus for the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) through the end of 2022. It integrates policy engagement and presence-building opportunities in Washington with a focus on issues that are both priorities in Congress and core issues for National CAPACD.

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Anti-Displacement and Tenant Rights

Policy objectives

• Establish baseline tenants’ rights for healthy and safe housing conditions, including:

Just cause eviction
Right to counsel
Right to organize
Right to return

Fair Housing

Policy objectives

• Strengthen AFFH rule:

Use stronger equity-based principles
Remove barriers to access for POC
Combat housing discrimination
Increase investments where low-income AA and NHPIs reside
Mandate in-language outreach

• Strengthen disparate impact standard


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Healthy, Thriving Communities

Equitable Transit-Oriented Development With a Community Planning Process

Policy Objectives

• Require development that enables all people regardless of race, ethnicity, age, or immigration status to experience the benefits of development near transit hubs to pursue economic opportunity
• Require development that complies with community plans, especially to prevent displacement of AA and NHPIs in hot market neighborhoods

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)

Policy Objectives

• Include race-focused lens in CRA rulemaking
• Ensure that financial institutions are helping LMI communities
• Enable opportunities for community input on CRA implementation, including feedback concerning underinvested areas or gaps in access to financial products and services

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Economic Opportunity

Community Development Financial Institutions(CDFIs)

Policy Objectives

• Include AA&NHPIs in CDFI Underserved Target Populations list so that AA and NHPIs are intentionally served by CDFIs, especially in LMI communities
• Target lending and giving to AA and NHPIs
• Enable more AA and NHPI groups to become CDFIs

Small Business Lending (Section 1071)

Policy Objectives

• Advocate for improved and disaggregated small business lending data on micro-entrepreneurs and other small businesses

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Serving Low-income AA and NHPIs

Improvements to Housing Counseling Program

Policy Objectives

• Improve certification and recertification processes that do not burden AA and NHPI communities and housing counselors
• Increase compensation for groups providing translation

Expanded Access to SBA Programs

Policy Objectives

• Disaggregate small business lending data
• Increase multilingual resources in Small Business Development Centers
• Increase funding for technical assistance for micro-entrepreneurs
• Expand grants and subsidized lending for micro-entrepreneurs