Matthew Desmond Addresses Evictions in U.S.

Matthew DesmondHarvard sociologist and MacArthur Genius Dr. Matthew Desmond discussed his critically acclaimed work, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, to an audience of housing advocates and others committed to ending housing poverty at an event hosted by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the Coalition on Human Needs, and the National Housing Conference on April 29, 2016.  More than 160 individuals attended the event in person and over 200 participated by live stream. Dr. Desmond participated in a live Twitter chat immediately following the event, responding to questions and comments from around the country. The chat trended at the number 8 spot on Twitter worldwide.

Published in March of 2016, Evicted was an immediate bestseller and has catapulted the rental housing crisis and the reality of housing poverty into the national spotlight.

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