Officials with the Housing Opportunity Management Enterprises (HOME), recently announced the completion of its Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program and are ready to celebrate.
In celebration of the conclusion of RAD, HOME – formerly the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) – welcomes members of the community, as well as local and national officials and dignitaries to a very special event highlighting the culture and spirit of El Paso and its proud border heritage.
HOME and Lucha Frontera will present an event featuring Lucha Frontera and former WWE superstar Sin Cara, now known as Cinta de Oro in Downtown on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 8pm.
The event will be held on Texas Street, in front of the iconic Blue Flame building, which was recently renovated under the RAD program to provide affordable housing to El Paso residents and to serve as HOME’s new headquarters.
The event is open to the public and includes four matches featuring local wrestlers from Lucha Frontera. The exciting main event features El Paso’s Cinta de Oro, formerly known as Sin Cara, taking on current International Open Challenge Wrestling (IOCW) champion Rayo, with the Peruvian’s IOCW Championship belt on the line. Lucha Frontera will also bring wrestlers from Mexico and United States like El Dragon, Hijo de Imposter (KAOZ), Black Widow and many more.
Cinta de Oro was born and raised in the El Paso area, growing up in Juárez and in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio in the Moorhead public housing apartments.
Officials say he proudly partners with HOME to be an example to kids growing up in public housing and in all the borderland, showing them that their dreams can become a reality, despite the many obstacles and challenges they face.
“I always dreamed of becoming a professional wrestler and I want the kids of El Segundo and HOME to always remember to dream big,” said Cinta de Oro. “It wasn’t always easy chasing this dream but the people of El Paso and Juárez have always supported me. This is my chance to say thank you.”
Cinta de Oro is just one of many success stories of former HOME residents, as well as residents of El Paso and Juárez.
“We are fortunate enough to have been a part of Cinta de Oro’s life at a time when his family had barriers to overcome that a child should never have to worry about,” said HOME CEO Gerald Cichon. “We were there for him like we would be there for any family in need that is trying to get ahead, because at HOME we firmly believe in housing the American dream.”