On the Front Lines of Immigrant Homeownership: Asian American Nonprofits During the Great Recession

C. Aujean Lee, Karna Wong, Deirdre Pfeiffer
  • Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, June 2017, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0899764017713726

Asian American Nonprofits During the Great Recession

What is it about?

Asian American-serving nonprofits were critical in serving Asian homeowners during the Great Recession, particularly homeowners who experience language barriers. Using interviews, this study examined these nonprofits and how they fared this these challenging circumstances, particularly because other nonprofits were not assisting Asian American clients.

Why is it important?

Our findings show that Asian American nonprofits adopted several strategies to remain solvent. Yet, they still penalized and experienced many challenges because their clients may take more time to help than English-proficient clients.


C. Aujean Lee

Nonprofits oftentimes serve the most vulnerable groups. Yet, they oftentimes do not receive the support they need because of funding requirements. To remain financially solvent, these nonprofits then sometimes cannot serve clients who need their help because the organizations have limited resources or constraints. Then, the homeowners who experience the most difficulties may have even fewer resources if these nonprofits do not receive much needed support.

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