Twelve tornadoes ripped through North Texas the day after Christmas – tornadoes that killed 13 people, destroyed homes and shattered lives. Shelters opened and good-hearted friends and neighbors showed up with bags of clothes and hot meals. What happens when the shelters have closed and the cameras have moved on?
A KERA News Digital Project by Courtney Collins, Molly Evans, Mark Ho-Kane and Eric Aasen
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.