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 »
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 »
Explore the possibility of lifting the loan limit cap to align the FHA 247 loan limits with the national standard and other FHA loans.
Identify and develop language materials to reach AAPI community about HUD programs.
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.
Conduct assessment of the agency's language capability/skills.
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.
Increase outreach efforts to AAPIs to promote employment and advancement opportunities.
Develop an effective dissemination strategy to ensure that these materials are properly distributed and understood.
Assess capability to disaggregate data into Asian and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander subgroups.
Inventory current data sets broken down into AAPI categories within HUD’s program offices.
Partner with AAGEN's SES Development Program to bolster qualified SES applicants.