Multifamily Podcast

Strengthening Community with Rev. Luis Cortes

Corey Aber and Steve Guggenmos

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In this episode, Steve and Corey are joined by Reverend Luis Cortes at Esperanza – a faith-based nonprofit organization driven to strengthen Hispanic communities through education, economic development and advocacy. They discuss the effects of gentrification and economic development on Latinx communities and Esperanza's contributions to supporting those families.

Chapter 1: 0:00 – Background on Esperanza
Chapter 2: 10:05 – Gentrification and Affordable Housing
Chapter 3: 20:00 – START Program in Philadelphia
Chapter 4: 31:15 – Bank Counseling and Mediation


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