Forced Out

By Matthew Desmond, The New Yorker

“For decades, social scientists, journalists, and policymakers have focussed on jobs, public assistance, parenting, and mass incarceration as the central problems faced by the American poor, overlooking just how deeply housing is implicated in the creation of poverty. Not everyone living in a distressed neighborhood is associated with gang members, parole officers, employers, social workers, or pastors. But nearly everyone has a landlord.” Desmond reports on the ever-growing number of evictions taking place in America right now and the harm it does to low income Americans and their families.

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