Harris PROSPERS (Pathways to Realize Opportunity, Security, Potential, Equity, Resilience, and Safety) is a plan and a promise to make Harris County a place where everyone has a stable foundation and a clear path—free from unfair barriers—to prosper, thrive, and build a better life for themselves and their families. But we have work to do to realize this vision of economic freedom and shared prosperity for all of Harris County because too many people are struggling to get by without a way to ever get ahead.
We can bridge the economic divide, prosper together as neighbors and equals, and live in a society where all people benefit from economic stability, fair opportunity, and shared prosperity. That’s why Harris County is taking bold, visionary action that speaks to a plain truth: People deserve a safe roof over their head, an income floor to support basic needs, access to good jobs that pay a living wage, equitable investments in their communities, and real opportunities to reach for their version of the American dream. When every family has access to resources and the opportunities they need to thrive, Harris County will become a stronger, safer, and more vibrant place for all to call home.
Creating Paths to Good Jobs and Fair Opportunity
Harris County is creating good-paying, safe jobs, building career pipelines, and leveling the economic playing field so all people have a fair shot. We’re removing barriers to opportunity and embracing economic equity to create an inclusive, thriving, and prosperous economy that works for everyone. Some of our programs and policies include:
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Ensuring Families Have Basic Building Blocks to Thrive
Harris County is operating and developing programs to strengthen and support communities with services and resources that help people care for their families and meet basic needs so no one is left behind, falling through the cracks, or going without the essentials they need to thrive. No family should have to choose between keeping the lights on or making rent; struggle to put food on the table; or worry about childcare. Some of our programs and policies include:
If you or someone you know needs help today, connect with the United Way 211 Helpline to find other available resources in your community.