Conduct assessment of the agency's language capability/skills.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
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 »
Conduct barrier analysis to hiring and recruitment at HUD and implement a focused strategy for those HUD agencies with the highest barriers.
Identify and develop language materials to reach AAPI community about HUD programs.
Establish partnership with AANAPISIs to build a career pipeline and develop data and research projects that generate important data and information on AAPIs.
Conduct baseline assessment of applications for granting and awarding of funds to AAPI-serving organizations and communities.
Explore the possibility of developing a housing study specific to NHPIs in the top 10 metropolitan areas where NHPIs reside.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster qualified SES applicants.
Develop consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community.
Create AAPI community/non-profit outreach materials, available in AAPI languages which can be posted on the HUD website and disseminated through WHIAAPI Initiative and the AAPI liaison at the White House Office of Public Engagement. Will promote availability of the outreach materials to the HUD staff at HQ and field offices so they can help disseminate locally.
Increase outreach efforts to AAPIs to promote employment and advancement opportunities.
Explore the possibility of lifting the loan limit cap to align the FHA 247 loan limits with the national standard and other FHA loans.