In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) with a $785,000 grant to administer a national housing counseling program targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in 10 states.
The grant is part of the $73 million program that supports HUD-approved counseling agencies throughout the country. The goal is to expand and preserve home-ownership opportunities, as well as provide assistance to lower income renters and tenants.
“This support from HUD is a testament to the hard work housing counselors are doing every day to empower communities about their housing circumstances.
These resources will allow organizations to continue providing much needed housing counseling assistance to AAPI communities throughout the country,” said National CAPACD Housing Program Manager Jane Duong.
The HUD grant to National CAPACD will support a network of 14 local housing counseling organizations and approximately 37 bilingual and multilingual housing counselors to assist nearly 5,000 clients to prevent foreclosure, purchase homes, find affordable rental housing, and avoid homelessness. For the majority of these nonprofits, this grant will be the first time that they will receive funding from HUD. ♦
For more information, visit www.nationalcapacd.org.