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Evicted

Poverty and Profit in the American City

by Matthew Desmond

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Evicted by Matthew Desmond
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2016, 432 pages

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    Feb 2017, 448 pages

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The rental market is rigged, it is especially so for the poor. I don’t know how one of the most basic of necessities has become so abused. Are there any reputable landlords out there, I think not, especially in poor communities.

The book follows eight families and two landlords experience with renting and renters in Milwaukee, it is not a pretty story. We tend to forget the depth of poverty in this country. The vacancy rate for cheap housing is in the single digits, it’s a landlords market and they know and exploit it. Very sad, heart wrenching read, but also a necessary read.
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