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Rejected Chinatown Development in Vancouver Faces Possible Revival

posted by Olivia Wolf

Vancouver Chinatown
 
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

Chinese American

Jun 12, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Desperate Time for Chinatown Residents Looking for Affordable Housing

Desperate Time for Chinatown Residents Looking for Affordable Housing

posted by Randall

Oakland SRO 524 Eighth Street
 
Two news stories exemplify the desperate situation for Chinatown residents looking for affordable housing.

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

Bad Ass Asians

California Investigating Airbnb Incident

posted by Louis Chan

Dyne Suh

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

Asian Americans

Jan 4, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Home is Where the Money Is: The Gentrification of Boston’s Chinatown

Home is Where the Money Is: The Gentrification of Boston’s Chinatown

posted by Lisa Dinh

Boston Chinatown

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

Chinese American

Oct 28, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on DNA Info: New York Chinatown Groups Demand Mayor de Blasio’s Resignation

DNA Info: New York Chinatown Groups Demand Mayor de Blasio’s Resignation

posted by Randall

New York ChinatownMembers 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

Chinese American

Aug 25, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on ABC7: Judge Inspects Dilapidated Chinatown Apartment

ABC7: Judge Inspects Dilapidated Chinatown Apartment

posted by Randall

Oakland Chinatown ApartmentA 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

Chinese American

KPIX: Chinatown Tenants Face Eviction

posted by Randall

Oakland tenement

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Blogs

Blog: Another Chinatown Falling on Hard Times

posted by Randall
Oakland Chinatown

Oakland’s Chinatown has come into some hard economic times.

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

Blogs

Feb 11, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: Hello Parody Targets San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Blog: Hello Parody Targets San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

posted by Randall

Anti- Ed Lee Message

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

Asian Americans

Nov 4, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on NPR: Asian Americans Get Less Rental Income from AirBNB Rentals Than Whites

NPR: Asian Americans Get Less Rental Income from AirBNB Rentals Than Whites

posted by Randall
Oakland, CA

Photo by Eric Fischer

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.

The study published in the Journal of Technology looked at AirBNB hosts … Read more

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