CAN Equity Blog

The CAN Equity Blog is an information resource where local, state and national data and research are used to better understand local equity challenges, local efforts to address equity challenges are highlighted, effective practices from other communities are examined, and ideas for expanding equity are advanced. Opinions expressed are those of CAN staff and not necessarily those of the CAN partner agencies. If you have any content that you would like to share on the CAN Equity Blog, please email that information to CAN’s Executive Director, Raul Alvarez:

A Closer Look at Poverty – Part 2

August 2 2017 | CAN Editor

. This is the second blog taking a closer look at Travis County’s new “Focus on Poverty” report. In the first blog, we compared poverty rates in Travis County to other counties in Texas and also looked at the demographic breakdown of those in poverty considering race, ethnicity, age and disability status. Today, we will take […]

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A Closer Look at Poverty in Travis County

July 11 2017 | Carlos A Soto

  Travis County Research & Planning released an in-depth look at poverty in Travis County. The federal poverty threshold is about $12,000 in yearly income for a single individual and $24,250 for a family of four with two adults and two children. Since most social service agencies provide services to people at or below 200% […]

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2017 CAN Dashboard – Do we achieve our full potential?

July 7 2017 | Raul Alvarez

. The 2017 CAN Dashboard provides an overview of the social health and well-being of Austin/Travis County and tracks our community’s progress in achieving four community goals: we are safe, just & engaged our basic needs are met we are healthy we achieve our full potential. Are we achieving these goals? I am taking a closer look at […]

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