Houston Matters

Foster Care Numbers are Dropping in Harris County — Is That Good or Bad News?

Posted on · While the number of children in foster care has increased nationwide in the last five years — and the population of Harris County has increased since 2010—the number of kids in foster care in the county over that time has dropped annually, based on the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count data and numbers from […]

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Should Taxpayers Support Childcare Costs for Grandparents or Other Relatives Raising a Child?

Posted on · About a quarter of a million Texas kids live with some family member, or close friend, other than their parents. This keeps them out of foster care, but can put a financial strain on their caregivers, for which there's little public financial support. Should there be? Asenior policy analyst with the progressive think tank, the […]