HUD officials urge AAPI community to report housing discrimination

March 10, 2012
Members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities continue to remain silent when discriminated against in rental, lending or other housing issues, according to White House officials.
     In a teleconference call last Wednesday on equal access to housing for AAPI communities, White House officials said they are working on the rights of AAPIs when it comes to fair housing.
     Sunaree Marshall, advisor on Intergovernmental Affairs for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, said one of five Asian Americans face housing discrimination but only one percent register a complaint with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).