Statement by The Partnership for the Homeless on the Violence Against the AAPI Community
New York, NY — The Partnership for the Homeless issued the following statement following the rise in violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, including incidents of violence in NYC:
“The Partnership for the Homeless stands in solidarity with all Asian American and Pacific Islander communities against the recent surge in hate crimes and violence perpetrated against members of the AAPI communities here in New York City and across our country.
Sadly, the true portrait of discrimination against those in our AAPI communities is much broader than the horrendous acts that we have witnessed recently in Georgia, San Francisco, and across our city. Such discrimination continues to exist in housing, healthcare, and employment.
We cannot, and should not, tolerate discrimination, bias, and hate in any and all forms, and have signed on to a letter urging President Biden to institute a number of emergency measures to ensure the safety of and provide relief to our AAPI communities. We should accept nothing less.”
About The Partnership for the Homeless
The Partnership for the Homeless seeks to solve homelessness by preventing it with robust programming for New Yorkers at-risk of or experiencing homelessness—now and for future generations. Our work is putting the building blocks in place to address immediate housing needs, create stability through important health interventions, disrupt generational homelessness, and change the public narrative about homelessness. Learn more at www.partnershipforthehomeless.org.