Put This Book On Your ‘Must Read’ List

Matthew Desmond’s new book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, looks at the exploitation of the poor in the urban housing market–exploitation that is supported by private interests AND public policy and procedures.   He suggests that there is a simple way to ensure all low-income families receive adequate, affordable housing: expand housing vouchers.  Before you say, “We could never afford that!”, remember that we can “afford” housing assistance for the wealthy (think tax deductions for mortgage interest on multiple homes).  Read more about the book and Desmond’s research HERE.

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