ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A new initiative kicked off in the International District Saturday. The city hosted its first community block party at Wilson Park.

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Several departments from the city were there providing resources like emergency rental assistance and SNAP benefits. A representative KRQE spoke to says the block party is meant to get people involved with their community.

“It’s not about coming once, it’s about a lasting impact,” said Nichole Rogers, for the city’s African American Community and Business Liaison. “And I’m all about equity, so this is to me what equity is – just making sure we are meeting people where they are.”

More information is available on the city’s website.