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Driven by the Biblical mandate to serve “the least of these” we strengthen Hispanic communities. For more than 30 years, Esperanza has been empowering those on a pathway out of poverty in the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia by offering programs that cultivate self-belief, grit, and knowledge acquisition, allowing clients and students to develop agency, voice, and influence over their own lives.

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40

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Housing Counseling

Since our founding in 1986, we have provided housing counseling services because stable housing is a key part of community transformation. In 2008, we became a certified national intermediary by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as one of only three Hispanic agencies nationwide to support housing counseling organizations from other cities through sub-grants, training, and technical assistance.

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HCFAC Tour Shines a Spotlight on the Latiné Community

The Impact of Housing Counseling on the Latiné Community The HCFAC meeting directed its attention toward the distinct challenges faced by the Latiné community and delved into methods to improve accessibility to affordable housing and associated services. The Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee (HCFAC) met in San Antonio, TX on March 21, 2024, to collaborate, share insights,…

Maiken Scott, host of WHYY’s “The Pulse,” held a conversation at Esperanza with Dr. Jamile Tellez Lieberman about the existing gaps in medical care for Latino communities.

How can we provide better health care to Latino communities? Here are a few insights from WHYY News’ event at Esperanza For many Latino residents, the medical system remains riddled with barriers that alienate and exacerbate public health challenges. Hispanics or Latinos represent nearly 16% of Philadelphia’s population, according to the latest U.S. Census. But,…

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