Conduct barrier analysis to hiring and recruitment at HUD and implement a focused strategy for those HUD agencies with the highest barriers.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Agency Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO), Senior Procurement Executives (SPEs), Small Business Directors; and/or Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will work together to: 1) partner with national AAPI business groups and technical assistance providers to ensure more AAPI small businesses are aware of agency contract and procurement opportunities; and 2) conduct at least 2 regional engagements ...more »
Identify and develop language materials to reach AAPI community about HUD programs.
Conduct assessment of the agency's language capability/skills.
Inventory current data sets broken down into AAPI categories within HUD’s program offices.
Assess capability to disaggregate data into Asian and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander subgroups.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster qualified SES applicants.
Explore the possibility of lifting the loan limit cap to align the FHA 247 loan limits with the national standard and other FHA loans.
Develop an effective dissemination strategy to ensure that these materials are properly distributed and understood.
Develop a sustainable strategy to connect private foundations and private entities to AAPI communities in targeted cities with large AAPI populations: 1) Greater Washington DC; 2) New York/New Jersey; 3) San Francisco Bay area; 4) Long Beach/Los Angeles; and 5) Minneapolis/St. Paul [depending on HUD progress, suggest expansion to other gateway communities - Houston, TX/Atlanta, GA/New Orleans, LA in FY 2014 and FY 2015]. ...more »
Continue to develop an enhanced outreach model for creating awareness about HUD programs and funding opportunities by working with community leaders, community organizations, the WHIAAPI, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and the Tri-Caucus.
Establish partnership with AANAPISIs to build a career pipeline and develop data and research projects that generate important data and information on AAPIs.