Reality Check

The COVID-19 Constrain

“COVID just added more pressures, making them more vulnerable than they already were.”

Hardships during the pandemic have caused more families to become financially strained and made life even tougher for those already struggling. Before COVID-19, at least 47% of Greater Houston Area families were living below the poverty level.

Families already living on the edge are having to make tough short-term financial decisions about healthcare, education, and work. The pandemic could have long term effects on their ability to pull themselves out of poverty.

In Episode 2 of Reality Check, we examine who are the most vulnerable in our community as Harris County grapples with COVID-19.

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