Houston Education Research Consortium

Gulf Coast Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Impact Survey 
To better understand the economic and social impacts of the coronavirus on the Houston area, HERC is working alongside the Harris County Long-Term Recovery Committee, Harvey Home Connect, and Greater Houston Community Foundation on the Gulf Coast Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Impact Survey. The survey aims to connect families and households with Houston-area non-profit groups and resources by identifying neighborhoods and communities experiencing high job loss or wage reductions; stress due to food insecurity, housing instability, or social isolation; and challenges in nurturing and educating children. 

HISD Wraparound Services
HERC is leading an assessment of the critical needs facing Houston Independent School District (HISD) families at 143 campuses to strengthen and expand access to non-academic support offered through the district’s Wraparound Services Department. Identifying the most common challenges for families is at the core of this effort centered on health, social-emotional, home and family, education and vocational, and social-recreational needs. HERC research will identify crucial areas of need across the district and deliver campus-specific reports for administrators to utilize for district and community efforts to address those needs.