23 Apr: Income Disparities Persist in Texas Despite Overall Economic Prosperity

Dionicio Diaz, 76, and his wife Sara, 70, live off his retirement income of $845 a month. Their rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Sharpstown is $700 a month. His latest prescription medication cost $40. “Sometimes there isn’t enough left over to buy food,” Diaz said. They are just one of the nearly 45 percent of households in the Sharpstown and Chinatown areas struggling to afford necessities.