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Why This Book Matters:
Evicted looks at the toll evictions take on families in poor neighborhoods, shaping the narrative that housing is a right, not a privilege.
The Big Takeaways:
- An eviction is a common occurrence for people living in poor communities.
- If The reality of coming home to a yard full of the things you have loved and cherished with no access to the place you once called home is common.
- As people make less money and landlords charge more money, many people are put between a rock and a hard place.
- The number of evictions has grown as families struggle.
- Tenants are often worried about reporting issues to their landlords.
- Facing dangerous living conditions is common in poor neighborhoods because tenants live in fear of being evicted if they ask their landlord to fix something.
- Many families live in a constant cycle of poverty due to their worries.
- It is difficult to continue changing your place of residency because you can never “keep up.”
- Everyone should be allowed to inhabit a home.
- The difference between a house and a home is its familiarity. Housing is a human right, not a privilege.
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Evicted by Matthew Desmond
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