Cynthia Zapata wears many hats – she is a Program Specialist at Montgomery County’s Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC), the mother of three and a committed sibling to her brother, Tony, who has a developmental disability. Tony and parents, Rolando and Asunta, live with Cynthia, her husband, Marc, and her youngest daughter, Angelina. The Zapata family moved to the U.S. from Bolivia when Cynthia was a young child and now reside in Silver Spring. Cynthia has worked with HOC since 2006 and currently assists people transitioning out of homelessness.

After reading an article about Main Street in The Washington Post in February 2019, Cynthia joined with the hope of finding more social opportunities for her brother. She and her family have generously given back as volunteers for our trail clean up and for Flapjacks & Friends. In the future, Cynthia hopes to connect with other adult siblings in the Main Street community for fun and for support.