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February 6, 2018

The Prosperity Now Scorecard is a comprehensive resource for data on household financial health and policy recommendations to help put everyone in our country on a path to prosperity.

You can view the interactive site at Prosperity Now.

Prosperity Now has also developed...

January 10, 2018

The Distressed Communities Index (DCI) combines seven complementary metrics into a broad-based assessment of community economic well-being in the United States. Relying on Census Bureau data for the years 2011 to 2015, the DCI covers over 26,000 zip codes and 99.9 perc...

October 26, 2017

Texas Appleseed has developed these concise reports that show how payday and auto title lending impact families in the North Texas Area. 

October 17, 2017

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas set a goal of 250,000 fewer persons in poverty than would otherwise have been expected without United Way investment. This section focuses on the state of poverty in the United Way service area in 2015 and compares this to the cond...

October 13, 2017

The Prosperity Now state and local profiles offer an in-depth look at how metropolitan areas, cities and states are faring when it comes to their residents’ financial health and well-being. These profiles also offer policy recommendations for how mayors, county executi...

The purpose of the briefing is to present the findings and recommendations of the Mayor’s Taskforce on Poverty to the Dallas City Council:

  • Review the current and past statistics

  • Understand the geography of poverty

  • Explain the trends and drivers that propel...

October 12, 2017

83 Charts to Describe the Hidden Financial Lives of Working Americans.

October 12, 2017

Since 2011, Pew’s small-dollar loans project has conducted extensive research on payday, auto title, and similar loans and found that the market is plagued by unaffordable payments, deceptive business practices, and excessive prices.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bu...

October 12, 2017

Economic analysis of poverty data that aims to address the following questions:

  • How have the characteristics of those living in poverty changed over the past 30 years?

  • What share of the working-age poor are in the labor force?

  • What are the most prevalent r...

BETTER TEXAS Family Budgets offers a "no-frills" estimate of what it takes for families of different sizes to make ends meet and live a safe and healthy life in Texas' metropolitan areas.

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