Life in the Middle of Nowhere
17 images Created 13 Feb 2010
Eva Treviño lives in a trailer on a "colonia" near El Paso, Texas. Colonias are rural, low income communities near the US-Mexico border that often lack basic services such as potable water, electricity and sewage systems. In Texas in the 1950s developers created unincorporated subdivisions mostly out of cheap farmland. After dividing them into small lots, these rural properties were sold to low-income families seeking affordable housing.