How's Houston's economy working for the working poor?

Jun 23, 2023
A new United Way report finds a 5% increase in the number of Houston-area households struggling to afford basic necessities.
Affordability has been a long-time selling point for people in Houston, but optimism in the local economy is waning.
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Tax refund delays could sting working poor

May 13, 2016
The IRS won't be able to send some workers' refunds next year until after Feb. 15.
Refund delays could disrupt workers’ personal budgets.
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Welfare caseworkers head to the factory

Jul 22, 2013
A factory in Michigan actually pays the state government to bring a public caseworker to the company to help its low-income workers.

Quiz: How many workers live on $1.25 a day?

Mar 12, 2013
How many of the world's 3.1 billion workers live on just $1.25 per day -- the global poverty line as defined by the World Bank?

From middle class to working poor

Mar 5, 2012
Steve and Suellen Daniels never imagined that in their mid-50s they would struggle this much.