Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

by Matthew Desmond. Broadway Books, 2017.


Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond shares how eight families in Milwaukee struggle to keep a roof over their heads. This book illuminates generational poverty, the U.S. housing crisis, and its disproportionate impact on women of color.


the stories and experiences of eight families in Milwaukee, data that explains the housing crisis in the United States, inspiration and hope to address this system of poverty

Recommended Audience

congregations interested their communities and social justic


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Consider the complex systems of poverty and understand factors that lead to housing instability.
  • Demonstrate a greater understanding of poverty and how it impacts people in your community.

About the Contributor

Aaron Spiegel

Aaron is a rabbi, author, and president of the Synagogue Studies Institute. He formerly directed the CRG and information technology at the Center for Congregations.

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