Even before the pandemic, low-income Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPIs) have been disproportionately concentrated in the hottest and highest-cost housing markets, putting these communities at particular risk of gentrification and displacement. Community organizers and advocates have been at the forefront with residents to stop our historically and culturally rich neighborhoods from disappearing. Local community organizing has been crucial to the survival of #OurNeighborhoods – whether through tenants organizing to fight unscrupulous and predatory landlords or waging neighborhood-wide campaigns to stop luxury developments. There was, however, a gap in peer-to-peer support and knowledge-sharing across the country.
In response, National CAPACD established the #OurNeighborhoods Peer Learning Program to grow a network of organizers and advocates who want to share and learn about anti-displacement strategies. Below is the list of our 2023 cohort who over the course of six months will engage in monthly discussions and provide personal and professional support to one another.
- ACE Collaborative
- Asian American Resource Workshop
- Arizona AANHPI for Equity
- Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese
- Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust
- Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community
- Chhaya CDC
- Chinatown Community Land Trust
- Chinese Progressive Association Boston
- Korean Resource Center
- Micronesian Islander Community
- Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation
This work has been generously supported by TD Charitable Foundation.
For more information about this peer learning cohort, please contact Wai Yee Poon, Organizing Manager, at email@example.com.