The Housing Counseling Program sustains a network of housing counseling agencies, providing culturally and linguistically relevant counseling and education in over 30 languages, particularly focused on low- and moderate-income AAPI homeowners and renters. National CAPACD is the first, longest-running, and only HUD program intermediary primarily focused on serving AAPI communities.
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Since 2010, National CAPACD's Housing Counseling Network has collectively counseled and educated over 27,000 community members and leveraged over $7 million in local grant resources to provide services to tenants, low- to moderate-income homeowners, and potential homebuyers. These services have helped tenants secure and maintain housing, prevent evictions, and improve living conditions. These services have also guided homebuyers through the process of buying a home and connected them to down payment assistance programs to reduce the barriers to successful homeownership.
Homeownership continues to be the major vehicle through which households are able to build wealth. Housing discrimination, rising rents, displacement from gentrification, and lack of access to affordable and safe housing present a significant threat to the financial well-being of low- to moderate-income AAPIs who are unable to purchase their own homes. National CAPACD engages its membership to help narrow the wealth gap among this population. The provision of linguistically and culturally appropriate housing counseling is critical to mitigating the continued loss of wealth and growing poverty in these communities.
National CAPACD has grown the number of housing counseling agencies that serve AAPIs from five organizations at the start of the Great Recession to 17 organizations across 15 geographic areas. National CAPACD is committed to sustaining and expanding the Housing Counseling Program Network to serve low-income AAPIs all across the country.
To learn more about the Housing Counseling Program, contact Brian Kim, Housing Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing Counseling Program Network
Asian Community Development Corporation (Boston, MA)
Asian Law Alliance (San Jose, CA)
Asian Services in Action, Inc. (Akron, OH)
Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
Chhaya CDC (Jackson Heights, NY)
Chinese American Service League (Chicago, IL)
Chinese Community Center (Houston, TX)
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (Kapolei, HI)
Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (Fresno, CA)
HANA Center (Chicago, IL)
Hmong American Partnership (St. Paul, MN)
InterIm Community Development Association (Seattle, WA)
Korean Resource Center (Los Angeles, CA)
Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
Muslim Women Resource Center (Chicago, IL)
Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC)
Vietnamese-American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID)