By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
Investigators in California are looking into a widely publicized alleged incident of discrimination against an Asian American by an Airbnb host.
Dyne Suh of Southern California has filed a formal complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
A video about the incident went viral on social … Read more
Gentrification, an otherwise opaque buzzword for city-dwellers, has a face in one of the world’s most expensive cities: Boston. Pei Ying Yu and Yan Nong Yu are two elder Chinese American sisters featured in a recent BuzzFeed article on housing displacement. The women immigrated to America in 2008 and 2010 respectively. Since then, they have … Read more
Members of dozens of neighborhood organizations protested outside city hall and accused Mayor Bill de Blasio of not working to preserve low income housing in Chinatown and the Lower East Side, reported DNA Info.
The Chinatown Working Group, a coalition of 52 organizations, demanded that de Blasio resign and held up an unflattering paper … Read more
A judge hearing a lawsuit brought by tenants of an Oakland Chinatown apartment building that has been described as roach-infested paid a visit Wednesday to see the conditions for himself, reports ABC7.
The tenants allege the new landlord has allowed the building to deteriorate to force them out so it can be rented to … Read more
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The city of Oakland in California is suing the new owners of a single occupancy tenement accusing the landlords of making conditions unbearable to force the low income tenants out, reports KPIX.
28 families have been forced to share three toilets and a single kitchen since contractors gutted the old ones five months ago.
By Ed Diokno
Like other Chinatowns in other cities, the existence of Oakland Chinatown is threatened.
The cultural, spiritual and symbolic home of Chinese Americans in San Francisco’s East Bay is several square blocks south of Broadway, sandwiched between downtown, Jack London Square and the Lake … Read more
By Ed Diokno
As San Francisco rents soar, home prices are out of reach for the middle-class. Affordable housing is getting more out of reach in the neighborhoods that make up the character of this city, including homes for the newly arrive immigrants and elderly on limited incomes in Chinatown, South of Market (Filipino American), … Read more
There’s an interesting study out about discrimination, but with a twist.
A study conducted by students at Harvard found that Asian Americans get on average 20 percent less per week for their AirBNB rentals than Whites, reports NPR.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice released a report Wednesday on the wide disparity among Asian Americans in the 13 western United States.
In the western region comprised of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Oregon, California, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska, Asian Americans make up 11 percent of the population while Native Hawaiian Pacific … Read more
Mayor Ed Lee, who in his early days worked as an attorney and tenant advocate for Asian Law Caucus, stepped in with Supervisor Julie Christensen to halt the ouster of tenants at … Read more