Haltom City…a quick look

Haltom City wasn’t a city that founders of AUYD just picked as a place to invest in.

We have been working with and empowering a group of children and youth in the southern part of Haltom City for over 7 years. Five miles from downtown Fort Worth, this neighborhood, in a 1 mile radius, an elementary school, government housing projects, trailer parks, and voucher apartment complexes.

Census data shows high levels of adults with no high school diplomas and close to 30% of the population living below the poverty line and the county’s fourth lowest median household income.

The city as a whole has been known for decades as a haven for immigrants with 22% of the population being foreign born, the highest in Tarrant County.

This diverse population is what has caught our hearts and has challenged us to stay and invest in this city.

Ryan M.

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