Lucas Belury

Lucas Belury is a geographer with a background in affordable housing, Latin America, and data analytics. This article is based on his thesis research, “Precarity, Poverty, and Predatory Lending: Post-Flood Survival in the Colonias of the Rio Grande Valley.”

Flooded: How Natural Disasters Lead to Predatory Lending in the Rio Grande Valley

The devastation that communities in the Rio Grande Valley experience is twofold: the initial destruction of the floods and the cycle of debt and poverty as a result of predatory loans.

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