National Asian American Coalition

The NAAC is a HUD-Approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit housing organization and an emerging certified CDFI providing comprehensive counseling to over 10,000 minority families in diverse communities throughout California and as a CDFI, preparing clients for mortgages and linking qualified small business & non-traditional borrowers to loans and other financing options to assist underserved communities.

Memo to Partners

Dear Partners,

In accordance with the shelter in place order given in areas we operate to protect the health and safety of our community amidst the coronavirus outbreak, the staff of our organization will work remotely until further notice. Our employees are equipped to conduct all daily operations from their homes.

At this time, NAAC remains fully operational. Our programs remain ready to serve our communities including our Homebuyer Downpayment Assistance Program (for San Diego Police Officers), Homebuyers Education, Loan Modification, Financial Literacy, Microlending, and Small Business Workshops.

NAAC has an established operations plan and we are adapting to remote operations, determined to provide the same level of attention and professionalism. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to reach out to your primary contact.

You can reach us through contact emails of the following members of our team who can help you:

Ms. Josefina Bautista :
Ms. Nora Penaflor :
Ms. Normita Cachapero :
Ms. Paola Bustos :

You can also use the Contact Us link in our webpage and our contact no. (650) 952-0522 that are monitored daily by our staff.

We remain committed to our mission and belief that safe, stable, affordable housing opens the door to better lives for everyone. And, we are here to serve you, those who are dedicated to supporting those most impacted. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us, and thank you for your steadfast support.


Faith Bautista
President & CEO

NAAC Public Service Announcement


Homebuyer Down-Payment Assistance Program (for San Diego Police Officers)

“Public safety is our number one priority. Assisting our San Diego Police Officers with purchasing a home in the City of San Diego helps them establish roots in the communities they serve, and provides them with an additional incentive to join and stay with the San Diego Police Department. I am pleased to see the program come to fruition,” said Councilmember Chris Cate.

The following program is managed and administered by the National Asian American Coalition (NAAC), a HUD-Approved 501(c)3 nonprofit housing organization and certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), providing comprehensive counseling and preparing clients for mortgages in diverse communities throughout California. This is a partnership between NAAC and the City of San Diego, with contributing bank partners including Mechanics Bank and Pacific Western Bank.

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Credit Counseling & Coaching

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Small Business

For the last 10 years, NAAC has worked with micro-business owners to provide education and technical assistance to help them build their capacity and grow their businesses.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Faith Bautista (818) 318-7665 Lyft, National Asian American Coalition partner to support communities during COVID-19 crisis April 16, 2020 – In an effort to help those impacted by the COVID-19...

National Asian American Coalition designated as a member institution of the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank

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Housing Legislation Delays Relief for Struggling Homeowners, Sets Up Vague Investment Scheme

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 113, a housing trailer bill into law. The newly-signed legislation addresses the state’s plan to spend $331 million in...

NAAC wins anew in $331-million verdict for struggling California homeowners

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release July 18, 2019 (Sacramento, CA). The National Asian American Coalition (“NAAC”), won a decisive victory for homeowners yesterday as the California Supreme Court denied review of a lower court ruling ordering the return of $331...

Local Group Helping English Non-Speakers Fight Back Against Robocalls

“I look at the phone ringing and I'm literally scared," said Gupta. By May Tjoa and Brenda Gregorio-Nieto A local group is helping people who aren’t fluent in English fight back against Robo callers and scams. The National Asian American Coalition is stepping in to...

NDC and T-Mobile sign momentous MOU on diversity, community investment, and low-income wireless services ahead of planned merger with Sprint to become New T-Mobile

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release January 31, 2019 (Daly City, CA). The National Diversity Coalition (NDC) CEO Faith Bautista signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today with T-Mobile US CEO John Legere on behalf of the New T-Mobile, the combined company that...

Taking money meant for financially pressed homeowners and using it to balance California’s budget is plain wrong

By GEORGE SKELTON SEP 17, 2018 | 12:05 AM | SACRAMENTO Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature just showed why many voters don’t trust Sacramento politicians with money — and why last year’s gas tax increase could be repealed on election day. Ruling Democrats never quite...

Is Assemblymember Phil Ting Only For The Crazy Rich Asians, Or Will He Fight For The Crazy Poor Ones, Too?

By Faith Bautista, Cora Oriel, Dion Catedrilla-Ugbebor, and Jin Sung* August 23, 2018 Daly City, CA Last week, the movie Crazy Rich Asians opened in theaters nationwide to long lines and critical acclaim, especially here in Daly City where a lot of Asians reside. Of...

Governor Brown and Legislative Allies Attempting to Illegally Raid $331 Million from the National Mortgage Special Deposit Fund

August 16, 2018 (Sacramento, CA). Struggling California homeowners are in danger of losing $331 million through illegal legislation proposed this week by allies of California Governor Jerry Brown and passed by the State Senate and Assembly Budget Committees. This is...

NAAC Wins $331 Million Verdict For California Homeowners

July 16, 2018 (Sacramento, CA). The National Asian American Coalition (“NAAC”) and two other nonprofit organizations won a resounding victory for low income and underserved homeowners last week as the California Third District Court of Appeals ruled that California...

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