Debt in Texas: Medical Debt and Its Impact on Household Financial Security
This event will convene funders, hospital system representatives, state and local policymakers, and community organizations that work on medical debt. Together, we will identify the scope of the problem as well as steps we can collectively take to address it. March 24–25 | Virtual
Debt in Texas: The Unintended Consequences of Government Fines and Fees
This two-part virtual event series will inform how jurisdictions use court debt as a funding source, explore how these fines and fees disproportionately harm low-income communities and people of color, and inspire collaborative action among grantmakers and other stakeholders to create a more equitable system. Dec. 2–3 | Online
Employer-Led Approach to Workforce Development Promises to Better Align Texas Workers with In-Demand Jobs
While workforce development efforts are ongoing across the country, they do not always produce the regional pools of quality talent that employers need. One approach designed to create a workforce “supply chain” is achieving success in several states and is about to take off across Texas.
While many adverse situations contribute to a young adult becoming disconnected from school and the workforce, researchers coined the phrase “opportunity youth” to emphasize their potential economic and social contributions.
This report presents an analysis of current county- and ZIP code-level credit conditions for Texas—data not readily available from other sources. In this report, the mortgage market is stable, but late payments rise for auto and student debt.