Nearly 50 years ago, San Antonio’s 78207 ZIP code was featured in the stunning CBS News documentary “Hunger in America.” The film showed the stark and desperate realities of hunger and poverty on the West Side.
Generations have passed since then, and once again, 78207 has been highlighted as a desolate landscape, one defined by poverty, inequality and a sheer lack of opportunity. This time, it’s the recent “Distressed Communities Index” from the Washington D.C.-based Economic Innovation Group. The index combines a range of metrics — among them high school diplomas, housing vacancy rates, and employment and income data — to measure a community’s prosperity.
By: Editorial Board, San Antonio Express-News
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