A new study conducted by the Asian Real Estate Association of America found a below average rate of home ownership among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide. According to Realtor.com, just 60.6% of AAPIs own a home, citing data from the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s less than the 65.6% nationwide average and the 73.8% home […]
Why Do Politicians Want to Take Away Homeownership from Communities of Color? In California, politicians and developers are attacking single-family home zoning. Yet they suspiciously ignore that homeownership is a crucial tool for communities of color to build wealth. Politicians should not take that away by banning single-family zoning: people of color will suffer serious […]
PANA statement to the California Department of Public Health calls for the rejection of Pacifica Companies’ March 29, 2021 proposal to mass evict all Japanese American and Japanese seniors aged mostly in their 90’s to 100’s out of the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. This proposal will accelerate the deaths […]
Photo (pictured from left, with age, birthplace, generation): Michi Sakatani, 102, Kukui Haele, Hawaii, Kibei/Nisei; Yasuko Hattori, 101, Osaka, Shin Issei; Pauline Sakata, 100, Bowles, CA, Nisei; Jack Kunitomi, 100, Los Angeles, Nisei; Shigeko Kishimoto, Gardena, Kibei/Nisei; Kiyono Shigetomi, 108, Hiroshima, Issei. (Photo by Yumi Yuge) “Save Our Seniors (SOS) is an all-volunteer network of […]
Act Now to Pass AB279 Sponsored by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi and Miguel Santiago, AB 279 was inspired by seniors and families who are fighting against evictions at the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. The international developer owners, Pacifica Companies, seeks to empty the building to convert it to high-rent, market-rate […]
PANA is a member of the Services Not Sweeps Coalition in Los Angeles. We oppose the unofficial policy of the current Los Angeles City to choose criminalization of our unhoused neighbors by deployment of City Department of Sanitation personnel backed by the Los Angeles Police Department to confiscate and destroy homeless peoples’ personal property in […]
A discussion with front-line activists and community members. Saturday, September 15, 2018Local activists working in four different Asian communities of Los Angeles share updates from their work against displacement and homelessness.