You are here

Evicted Book Discussion

Primary tabs

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. 

Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, more poor renting familes 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. 


This program is part of the One Community Reads collaboration with City Club of Cleveland, Playhouse Square, and all nine local public library systems to create a shared reading experience for the Greater Cleveland Community. Learn more at

Event Type: