Reporting and Photography by Shirley L. Ng
AsAmNews Staff Writer
Chinatown tenants in Lower Manhattan began their threatened hunger strike this morning, demanding that the Department of Housing Preservation and Development take over repairs they accuse their landlord of delaying.
Seven tenants wearing red bands around their … Read more
Dozens of tenants evacuated Thursday from a New York Chinatown apartment deemed unsafe are accusing the landlord of trying to get rid of them so he can build a high rise, reports Patch.
A poll of a representative sample of 500 Asian Americans found a significant number in the community say they have personally experienced discrimination.
The survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is part of a larger survey of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, … Read more
It was the largest refugee resettlement program in U.S. history. More than 1 million Southeast Asians, victims of war and genocide were granted asylum and resettled in the U.S.
Some 10,000 Cambodians, were resettled in the Bronx, just as people who were living there in the 80s were fleeing … Read more
A Green Party Councilor is urging the city of Vancouver, British Columbia to turn a site originally proposed for a condominium project into mostly housing for senior citizens, reports News 1130.
The Beedie Development Group originally planned to develop the site on the 100 block of Keefer Street into 106 market housing … Read more
With the average rent in Oakland at $2400 a month, hundreds of Chinatown seniors waited as long as overnight for a chance to be put on a waiting list for subsidized housing, reports ABC7.
While in the local courts, … Read more
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