According to the Census Bureau, one quarter of Houstonians now live in poverty with 38% being children.
The census determines poverty based on income and family size. An individual is classified as living in poverty by earning less than $12,082 and $24,257 for a family of four with two children.
Six out of ten public school students in Texas live in or nearly in poverty.
Poverty stricken neighborhoods are more likely than others to have high crime rates, educational challenges, economical disadvantages, unemployment and other issues.
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