Awards

Make a Difference In the Community Award, December 4, 2004

The Association for Communal Harmony in Asia (ACHA) gave due recognition to APICIA for bringing so many Asian Communities together to learn about homebuying process and inform prospective buyers.

Asian Reporter's 2003 Exemplary Community Service Award

The Asian Home Buying Fair Association received the coveted 2003 Exemplary Community Service Award at the Asian Reporter's Fifth Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet held on Saturday, April 26, 2003 in Portland, Oregon. The work of the Association is to ensure that home-buying opportunities are available to persons on all Asian communities, to enhance understanding of the home-buying process and to promote informed home buying regardless of English-speaking abilities. Organized in the fall of 1999, the Association presented its first home-buying fair in 2000 and annually since then. During the 2002 fair, workshops were presented in eight different Asian and Russian languages. Since its inception, over a thousand Asian individuals and families have benefited from this annual informative community service fair primarily organized by volunteers.

Community Development Award, April 3, 2002

The City of Portland Bureau of Housing and Community Development gave due recognition to the Asian Homebuying Fair for helping to create new homeowners and boost the City's minority homeowner rate.

Community Best Practices Award, 2001

The award is given to the Asian Homebuying Fair for promoting homeownership among diverse Asian Community and helping to ensure that home buying information is accessible to all and not denied to anyone due to race, national origin,and/or language barriers.

Best Practices 2000 "Local" Winners Oregon State Office

Best Practices 2000

The Asian Home Buying Fair Committee presented its first and second annual Asian Home Buying Fair on June 3, 2000 and June 2, 2001 targeting limited-English speaking Asian communities in the Metropolitan Portland region. This event was held in conjunction with the start of National Home Ownership Week attracting over 90 Asian families and over 25 local sponsors representing government agencies, non-profit housing organizations and local realty, lending and insurance businesses. This fair uniquely presented workshops on home ownership in different Asian languages-(Hmong, Laotian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, Korean and Thai) as well as in English. It helped develop a more educated and informed consumer to become a more successful home buyer.