Seema Agnani

4 Posts

Seema Agnani is executive director of National CAPACD, and has nearly 20 years of experience working in the community development and immigrant rights sectors. She is a founder and former executive director of Chhaya CDC.

Lessons from Post 9/11 America for a Post-COVID Society

A post-COVID society can look different from post 9/11 America if we reject racism, focus on the most vulnerable communities, and balance rapid response with long-term strategies that tackle systemic disparities.

AAPI community meeting
Neighborhood Change

Anti-Displacement Organizing Should Start Here

Organizing in AAPI communities has challenges, but their location and composition make them key in the fight against gentrification. Here’s why.

CFPB exterior
Financial System

A Message for CFPB’s Kathy Kraninger: Stand with People, Not Profits

The CFPB’s new head must unequivocally stand with low-income communities of color and restore public trust.

Housing Advocacy

The President as Developer-in-Chief

This question—what do I think about Ben Carson as nominee for HUD Secretary? —is an especially hard question for me to answer.