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In Texas, you probably won’t get welfare benefits — even if you qualify

Texas’ rolls of cash assistance recipients under its TANF program have steadily shrunk over the last two decades. Some experts say, the bureaucracy guarding the state’s safety net makes it difficult to access those benefits, even for Texans who fit the requirements.

Incomes continue to rise, but Texans of color still seeing a gap

Texas experienced modest economic improvement in 2016, according to new census estimates. But income inequality remains pervasive in the state.

Can a community service center save a community?

The Good Samaritan Center addresses generational poverty by staying for the long haul.

What inequality is all about

Five basic concepts for the curious.

Three ways to overcome inequality

Spotting problems is easy. Proposing solutions is harder.

Checking white church privilege

How one Northside church addressed the racial gap between itself and its neighborhood.