Beginning this fall, we will focus on The Affordable Housing Crisis and Eviction which so highly correlated homelessness and poverty. We’ll begin by reading the book EVICTED, by Matthew Desmond. We encourage you to read this book this summer and participate in the activities we will have this fall.
Matthew Desmond has continued his work since writing the book and has prompted much more research in this area. An exhibition based on his book opened June 21st at the Mobile Design Box at 753 N. 27th St. The “Evicted” exhibit is free and open to the public until September 30th. This is a unique opportunity to heighten our awareness of an issue that impacts families throughout our Milwaukee community.
If you don’t have time to read his book, you can listen to an interview of Desmond with Terry Gross of NPR’s Fresh Air. The interview aired in April 2018 and is available online or podcast. Also available is a podcast of NPR’s On The Media series entitled, ”The Scarlett E.” Both are keenly interesting and offer another option for learning more on the subject.
Thank you for joining with us as we consider this compelling social issue.