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

C. Aujean Lee, Karna Wong, Deirdre Pfeiffer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Asian American–serving nonprofits were on the forefront to help immigrant Asian American homeowners during the recession, particularly those with limited English proficiency. Yet, we know little about the experiences of these organizations, as they are relatively understudied in the nonprofit literature. We triangulated interviews with 14 Asian American–serving nonprofits providing housing counseling services with organizational tax records to advance theory on their roles and impacts. Our findings reveal that although Asian American nonprofits played an important role in serving limited English-speaking clients overlooked by other nonprofits during the recession, they struggled to provide comprehensive assistance and remain solvent. Asian American nonprofits used diverse troubleshooting strategies, including seeking certifications, diversifying funding sources, and creaming. Adopting more holistic funding criteria and encouraging greater collaboration among nonprofits serving immigrants would help Asian American nonprofits become more resilient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1209-1230
Number of pages22
JournalNonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

Fingerprint

recession
immigrant
funding
homeowner
taxes
certification
speaking
counseling
assistance
housing
interview
experience

Keywords

  • Asian American
  • foreclosures
  • housing counseling
  • immigrants
  • language assistance
  • nonprofits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

Cite this

On the Front Lines of Immigrant Homeownership : Asian American Nonprofits During the Great Recession. / Lee, C. Aujean; Wong, Karna; Pfeiffer, Deirdre.

In: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 6, 01.12.2017, p. 1209-1230.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{52051ffb608441c5bd23cf0b557d1286,
title = "On the Front Lines of Immigrant Homeownership: Asian American Nonprofits During the Great Recession",
abstract = "Asian American–serving nonprofits were on the forefront to help immigrant Asian American homeowners during the recession, particularly those with limited English proficiency. Yet, we know little about the experiences of these organizations, as they are relatively understudied in the nonprofit literature. We triangulated interviews with 14 Asian American–serving nonprofits providing housing counseling services with organizational tax records to advance theory on their roles and impacts. Our findings reveal that although Asian American nonprofits played an important role in serving limited English-speaking clients overlooked by other nonprofits during the recession, they struggled to provide comprehensive assistance and remain solvent. Asian American nonprofits used diverse troubleshooting strategies, including seeking certifications, diversifying funding sources, and creaming. Adopting more holistic funding criteria and encouraging greater collaboration among nonprofits serving immigrants would help Asian American nonprofits become more resilient.",
keywords = "Asian American, foreclosures, housing counseling, immigrants, language assistance, nonprofits",
author = "Lee, {C. Aujean} and Karna Wong and Deirdre Pfeiffer",
year = "2017",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/0899764017713726",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "46",
pages = "1209--1230",
journal = "Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly",
issn = "0899-7640",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - On the Front Lines of Immigrant Homeownership

T2 - Asian American Nonprofits During the Great Recession

AU - Lee, C. Aujean

AU - Wong, Karna

AU - Pfeiffer, Deirdre

PY - 2017/12/1

Y1 - 2017/12/1

N2 - Asian American–serving nonprofits were on the forefront to help immigrant Asian American homeowners during the recession, particularly those with limited English proficiency. Yet, we know little about the experiences of these organizations, as they are relatively understudied in the nonprofit literature. We triangulated interviews with 14 Asian American–serving nonprofits providing housing counseling services with organizational tax records to advance theory on their roles and impacts. Our findings reveal that although Asian American nonprofits played an important role in serving limited English-speaking clients overlooked by other nonprofits during the recession, they struggled to provide comprehensive assistance and remain solvent. Asian American nonprofits used diverse troubleshooting strategies, including seeking certifications, diversifying funding sources, and creaming. Adopting more holistic funding criteria and encouraging greater collaboration among nonprofits serving immigrants would help Asian American nonprofits become more resilient.

AB - Asian American–serving nonprofits were on the forefront to help immigrant Asian American homeowners during the recession, particularly those with limited English proficiency. Yet, we know little about the experiences of these organizations, as they are relatively understudied in the nonprofit literature. We triangulated interviews with 14 Asian American–serving nonprofits providing housing counseling services with organizational tax records to advance theory on their roles and impacts. Our findings reveal that although Asian American nonprofits played an important role in serving limited English-speaking clients overlooked by other nonprofits during the recession, they struggled to provide comprehensive assistance and remain solvent. Asian American nonprofits used diverse troubleshooting strategies, including seeking certifications, diversifying funding sources, and creaming. Adopting more holistic funding criteria and encouraging greater collaboration among nonprofits serving immigrants would help Asian American nonprofits become more resilient.

KW - Asian American

KW - foreclosures

KW - housing counseling

KW - immigrants

KW - language assistance

KW - nonprofits

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85033482847&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85033482847&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/0899764017713726

DO - 10.1177/0899764017713726

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85033482847

VL - 46

SP - 1209

EP - 1230

JO - Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

JF - Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

SN - 0899-7640

IS - 6

ER -