Matthew Desmond, Harvard University professor and author of the best-selling book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, will participate in a Twitter chat co-hosted by NLIHC, the Coalition on Human Needs, and the National Housing Conference. Advocates are encouraged to participate in the Twitter chat on April 28th from 11:10 am – 11:45 am EST using the hashtag #EvictedDC. Participants are welcome to ask Dr. Desmond questions, share reflections about his book, and engage in a robust conversation on housing poverty, social justice and inequality.
The Illinois General Assembly passed a law in 2017 (SB885) that protects would-be homeowners from predatory rent-to-own contracts, effective January 1, 2018. After a resurgence of predatory marketing…April 15, 2019