InterIm CDA has a long history in advocating for social justice and equity. We have worked to ensure resources are available for the benefit of the Chinatown/International District’s people and also for the Puget Sound’s Asian Pacific Islander population in general. Since 1969, we have worked on projects to improve our community’s food systems, social and economic services, public art, parks, and streetscape projects.
Through our neighborhood partnerships, Interim CDA continues to work on city and regional policy issues such as affordable housing, living wages, public safety, transportation, and social services. In addition, InterIm CDA is a leading partner in a national group called the National Coalition for Asian Pacific Community Development, which works on social justice and community development issues.
Voter Engagement and Education
We thank King County Elections and the Seattle Foundation for their generous support through a grant to reach out to API voters and conduct multi-lingual (Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese) voter education. Contact Henry Liu, firstname.lastname@example.org. for more information on this important program.
Read about our work in the International Examiner: “The API Vote Matters”
Fair Housing Initiative
InterIm CDA is part of the National Fair Housing Media Campaign, working in partnership with the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB), the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to engage and educate people about their rights as homeowners and tenants. We are working to talk to Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other communities about discriminatory housing practices, their rights under the federal Fair Housing Act, and HUD resources.
Our organizers are tabling at community events, working with coalition partners to reach people in our API community, and providing more information and interpretation to let people know that housing discrimination is illegal and to help them file a complaint by contacting Northwest Justice Project at 206-464-1519 (voice), or Seattle Office for Civil Rights at 206-684-4500 (voice) or by contacting HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at (800) 669-9777(voice) or (800) 927-9275 (TTY). Housing discrimination complaints may also be filed at http://www.hud.gov/fairhousing.