Beyond Cathay Manor: The Interconnected Tenant Struggles of LA Chinatown

Elderly tenants of a low-income senior housing complex protest unsafe living conditions and demand accountability from landlords, developers and politicians. Janis Yue and Amy Zhou | November 3, 2021 Chronically broken elevators, dangerous stairwells without proper lighting, a non-functional laundry room, inconsistent hot water, and cockroach infestations — this is only a partial […]

Cathay Manor elevators – Broken AGAIN!

Cathay Manor Owner Charged After Seniors Deal With Broken Elevators And Other Safety Issues Laist.comBy  Phoenix TsoPublished Oct 28, 2021 5:28 PM

Over Two Thirds of All Los Angeles Rentals Are Now Owned by Speculative Investment Vehicles

Via A new study by Strategic Actions for a Just Economy links corporate ownership to faster neighborhood rent increases. Read the article here: Driven by the post-crisis movement of Wall Street capital into the rental market, and the increasing adoption of corporate structures by landlords of all kinds, today for the first time in […]

Los Angeles City Budget Committee Stalls on Helping Hillside Villa Tenants in Chinatown

Hillside Villa Tenants Association is a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-language collective that’s been fighting for almost 4 years to stay in their homes and keep them permanently affordable.   On September 13, 2021, with the assistance of Chinatown for Equitable Development (CCED) and the Los Angeles Tenants Union (LATU) and other anti-displacement activists and supporters, they […]

Home ownership of AAPIs below national average

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, 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 […]

Racism is Alive in Well in Housing Policy

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 […]

CDPH: Oppose the Pacifica “Transition Plan!”

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 […]

The Intersection of Housing and Healthcare and the Fight to win Full Equality

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 […]

Stop Evictions of Seniors During the Pandemic!

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 […]

Services Not Sweeps!

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 […]

API Agenda: Housing and Homelessness

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.