This week marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the annual celebration that highlights the depth and richness of Americas Hispanic heritage, and recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of those throughout the Latino community.
This year's theme is "Making a Difference in Our Communities and Nation." At HUD, we recognize that Latinos continue to change this country for the better through their leadership and accomplishments.
We have many reasons for celebrating Hispanic heritage this year. But despite the remarkable progress of the Latino community, there are areas in which Hispanics have yet to find equal success. To continue moving forward, HUD is actively reaching out to the Hispanic community with a number of initiatives, to ensure that every American has the tools necessary to achieve the American dream.
The Bush Administration is working hard to make homeownership more affordable and more accessible, because Secretary Jackson and President Bush believe that the government should do everything it can to help families find the security, dignity, and independence that comes with owning a piece of the American dream.
Hispanics have made America better through the strength of their family relationships, the depth of their faith, and their industriousness. Every new Hispanic immigrant enriches this nation a little bit more. And every Hispanic immigrant is an American. And for that reason, we will continue doing everything we can to ensure that every Hispanic can achieve the American dream.
The HUD Website is available in Spanish at espanol.hud.gov.