Bustamante is originally from Corpus Christi Texas, and is a graduate of the University of Houston. A proud resident of Houston, Bustamante is very involved in the community as a social advocate, cultural worker and community activist.
Bustamante is the Executive Director of the Greater Houston Fair Housing Center. For the last seventeen years he has worked extensively on civil rights and fair housing issues locally as well as nationally. He serves on the National Board of Directors for the National Fair Housing Alliance.