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Community Outreach and Case Assistance

Asian businesswoman interacting at a desk with a female OAPIA representative

The Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAPIA) acts as a liaison between the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and the District government. It conducts outreach and provides case assistance to AAPI community groups, residents, and merchants in the District. 

Through these efforts, OAPIA is able to:

  • Keep AAPI residents and merchants informed of the District’s programs and services
  • Inform the Mayor of any AAPI residents’ and merchants’ concerns or issues
  • Encourage AAPI community participation in DC affairs and government programs
  • Assist constituents with accessing government services.

OAPIA's case assistance covers the following areas: 

  • small business assistance, education, employment assistance, health and human services, mental health services, housing assistance, public safety services, and environmental awareness. 

Below are the contacts for each respective subject matter area: 

Small Business Assistance

Dory Peters - dory.peters@dc.gov


Neel Saxena - neel.saxena@dc.gov

Employment Assistance

Andrew Chang - andrew.chang@dc.gov

Health and Human Services

Ngoc Trinh - ngoc.trinh@dc.gov

Mental Health Services

Neel Saxena - neel.saxena@dc.gov

Housing Assistance

Christina Truong - christina.truong@dc.gov

Public Safety Services

Ngoc Trinh - ngoc.trinh@dc.gov

Environmental Awareness

Andrew Chang - andrew.chang@dc.gov

For more information about OAPIA’s outreach efforts or case assistance, please contact:

Ngoc Trinh at (202) 727-9883 or email ngoc.trinh@dc.gov.
Andrew Chang at (202) 727-5560 or email andrew.chang@dc.gov.


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