Our Homeownership Center (HOC) recently had the opportunity to participate in a Community ID event at El Pueblo, a Raleigh-based nonprofit organization that specializes in leadership development for Wake County’s Latinx Community.
Their Community ID events help those who cannot access a state, federal, or consular-issued identity document. While the IDs that El Pueblo issues are not a government ID or driver’s license, they are a verifiable form of identification that says you’re part of the community and they’re accepted in schools, businesses, health centers, and more.
DHIC Board Member, Miguel “Mike” Figueres, who’s also the Development Strategist at El Pueblo, reached out to our team to invite the HOC to share information about the Homeownership Center and how to start the process of homeownership. Issac, our bilingual Homeownership Advisor, attended the event of over 100 participants, sharing information and answering questions.
He says, “It was a pleasure working with El Pueblo and interacting with our Latinx community, talking about steps to take on the path to homeownership.” The next Community ID event will be held on August 27 at the South East Raleigh YMCA.
We’re proud to help aid El Pueblo in its mission and the HOC looks forward to participating in their upcoming La Fiesta Del Pueblo, set for September 18th from 12pm – 5pm on Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh. The event is the Triangle’s largest and most diverse festival of Latin American culture and features live music, performances, art exhibits, booths, and activities for all ages.