KERA’s One Crisis Away project focuses a spotlight on North Texans living on the financial edge.
The problem’s known as asset poverty, and it doesn’t discriminate. A job loss, health emergency, even legal trouble can be enough to plunge a third of our friends and neighbors
into financial distress. One Crisis Away puts a human face on asset poverty and the financial struggles of people in North Texas.
Take a deep dive into each of our projects below to learn more about the true cost of prison, how West Dallas is gentrifying, how families rebuild financially and emotionally after a devastating storm, how debt is common problem with a harsh stigma and much more.