Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month, a Celebration of Culture and Contributions
Hispanic Heritage Month, spanning from September 15 to October 15, offers a valuable occasion for us all to acknowledge and commemorate the valuable contributions, vibrant culture, and rich heritage of Latinos in the United States.
Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15 to October 15, offers a valuable opportunity to recognize the significant contributions, vibrant culture, and rich heritage of Hispanics in the United States. At its core, empowering the Hispanic community means actively promoting and commemorating homeownership—a transformative goal that goes beyond the pursuit of the American dream and plays a pivotal role in building thriving communities.
Progress in Hispanic Homeownership
Positive Trends in Hispanic Homeownership
Over the past decade, there has been encouraging progress in Hispanic homeownership rates. In California, 45.6% of Hispanic households now own their homes. However, when compared to the homeownership rates of white households at 61.8% and all Californians at 55.9%, a substantial gap persists. This gap underscores the urgent need to work towards achieving equitable access to homeownership for all.
Taking Action: Supporting Hispanic Homeownership and Embracing Heritage
During Hispanic Heritage Month, there are concrete steps you can take to support Hispanic homeownership and celebrate the cultural richness:
- Educate: Empower Hispanic clients and communities by sharing the benefits of homeownership.
- Advocate: Stand behind initiatives that promote affordable housing and fair lending practices.
Fostering Community and Advancing Homeownership Dreams
We encourage you to maintain strong connections with Hispanic REALTORS® and Hispanic homeowners. By working together, we can create a more cohesive and inclusive community. Through collaboration, we can drive positive change and continue to advance the dream of homeownership for every Californian.