David Ebanks


David Ebanks



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Oral history interview of David Ebanks by Elijah Pestana

In this interview, David Ebanks explains his backstory of coming to the United States as a child and the struggles that came with making a life in Miami as an immigrant. He explains his experience with homeownership, describes the different types of barriers to housing in Miami, and recounts his take on the connection between homeownership and generational wealth. David also tells us about his passion for helping others, and describes his community involvement as a social worker.

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Miami, Florida


Community, Service, Immigrant, Brownsville, Empowerment, Incarceration, Opportunity, Generational Wealth, Latin X/ BIPOC, Credit, Honduras, Gentrification, Redlining, Gun Violence, Housing, Florida International University (FIU)


Economic Policy | Public Policy | Social Justice



Length: 34 minutes


David Ebanks is a North Miami resident and a homeowner. Mr. Ebanks graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Social Work. At 10 years old, Ebanks immigrated to the United States from Honduras. Today, David has a passion for helping out other people in their process of homeownership for small gestures like a cup of coffee rather than forms of payment.

David Ebanks



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