Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond: Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America’s vast inequality — and to people’s determination and intelligence in the face of hardship. Discussion led by Carol Davidson. Check for copies at the Circulation Desk. Refreshments will be served.
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