Urban Decay: The Affordable Housing Crisis and the Underdevelopment of Urban Communities

Teresa was born in the Third Ward of Houston, Texas in 1965. Both of Teresa’s parents were hard workers who made a living as manual laborers. Teresa’s mom, Thelma, was a maid for a wealthy family and her father, Albert, worked at the car service station as a mechanic. Although Teresa’s parents were extremely hard working, they would only make just enough money each month to pay for rent and food for the entire family.

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