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Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city / Matthew Desmond.

Desmond, Matthew (author.).

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  • 18 of 19 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America's vast inequality-- and to people's determination and intelligence in the face of hardship."--Amazon.com.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 339.46 DES 2016 (Text) 33892100356949 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/01/2016 Checked out 05/06/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780553447439
  • ISBN: 0553447432
  • ISBN: 9780553447453
  • ISBN: 0553447459
  • Physical Description: x, 418 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-405) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Cold city -- RENT. The business of owning the city ; Making rent ; Hot water ; A beautiful collection ; Thirteenth Street ; Rat hole ; The sick ; Christmas in Room 400 -- OUT. Order some carryout ; Hypes for hire ; The 'hood is good ; Disposable ties ; E-24 ; High tolerance ; A nuisance ; Ashes on snow -- AFTER. This is America ; Lobster on Food Stamps ; Little ; Nobody wants the North Side ; Bigheaded boy ; If they give momma the punishment ; The serenity club ; Can't win for losing -- Epilogue: Home and hope -- About this project.
Summary, etc.:
"Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America's vast inequality-- and to people's determination and intelligence in the face of hardship."--Amazon.com.
Subject: Low-income housing > United States
Eviction > United States.
Poverty > United States
Profit > United States
Cities and towns > United States.
Cities and towns
Eviction
Low-income housing
Poverty
Profit.
United States

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