Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Evicted is very eye-opening. The author, a sociologist, lived among people in poverty and wrote about them and their experiences with eviction and how not having stable housing affects all aspects of life. This brings a human face to the issue making it about not some random guy in the inner city but about specific people like Lamar and Scott and Arleen. He gives ideas on how we can help prevent evictions and reduce the percentage of income people spend on rent. The book is extremely well-sourced and researched. The last about quarter of the book is footnotes. It’s a really excellent book and I recommend it to anyone interested in learning ways to lift people out of poverty.

5 (out of 5) Stars
Books Read in 2021: 49
Pages Read in 2021: 15,167

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