Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

A groundbreaking new study from Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, examines why more and more low-income families are facing eviction. Without access to affordable homes, many renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and evictions–like rents–are rising. Evicted offers a penetrating look at this phenomenon, examining the lives of eight Milwaukee families living on the edge of homelessness in an era of profound inequality.

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