That inequality has resulted in wealthier communities furthering the economic gaps between the affluent like River Oaks and Midtown and low-income neighborhoods such as Sunnyside. “Within the political geographies, you have massive variations and discrepancy between prosperous and struggling areas,” said John Lettieri, co-founder of Economic Innovation Group, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., that addresses economic challenges. He said Sunnyside might be the quintessential example of just how economically divergent places in close proximity can be.

By: John D. Harden, Houston Chronicle

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