Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, written by Matthew Desmond, Professor of Sociology, Princeton University, chronicles the stories of 8 different families as they navigate the trappings of poverty in the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee. Evictions, once a rare occurrence even in the most impoverished areas of the country, have now become a common practice amongst landlords. Low income families are paying more then 50% of their total income on housing alone, leaving very little left over to pay for any unexpected bills or expenses. In Eviction, Desmond relates a "ground-level view" of the challenges of life of the poorest Americans and providing new insights on how communities can fight against cycles of poverty.
HD 4918 .E375 2011
HV 4505 T56 1994