Center for Public Policy Priorities

Low-Income Texans
Poverty can be like quick sand; if you find yourself there, it’s often everything you can do just to keep from being pulled under. When millions of Texans struggle to cover basic needs, like food, shelter, and health care, we can’t reach our individual or statewide potential.

Smart public policies can make sure Texans who live in poverty have the steady support needed to pull themselves up and out. Policies that meet people where they are and create pathways to new opportunities can ensure that all Texans have the chance to compete and succeed in life.

2016

  JAN
 12
  Poverty and Income in Texas: Findings from the       2015 American Community Survey
     FACT SHEET

SEP
13
New Census Data: Despite Progress, Refusal to Expand Medicaid Keeps Texas the State with Most Uninsured Residents
FACT SHEET

SEPT
12
Understanding the Poverty and Supplemental Poverty Measures
FACT SHEET

Comparing the Current Population Survey with the American Community Survey FACT SHEET
2015

NOV
9
Key Facts about Poverty and Income in Texas- Updated with 2014 Census Data FACT SHEET
BLOG


SEP
16
Five Things to Know About How Poverty is Measured
FACT SHEET


SEP
10
Poverty 101
FACT SHEET


FEB
25
Nearly 1.2 Million Fewer Texas Kids Experience Poverty Thanks to State and Federal Programs
BLOG

2014

OCT
14
Key Facts about Poverty and Income in Texas (2013 version)
FACT SHEET


JAN
13
War on Poverty
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RESOURCES
Census Data: The Best Uses for CPS and ACS Census Data Releases

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