Books Matthew Desmond Books by Matthew Desmond Matthew Desmond has written books about: Politics & Public Affairs Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Matthew Desmond Julie Holzhauer stands among her family's possessions after being evicted from her home in Centennial, Colo., in 2011. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption John Moore/Getty Images National First-Ever Evictions Database Shows: 'We're In the Middle Of A Housing Crisis' Fresh Air April 12, 2018 Matthew Desmond estimates that 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute. "Eviction isn't just a condition of poverty; it's a cause of poverty," he says. First-Ever Evictions Database Shows: 'We're In the Middle Of A Housing Crisis' Listen · 36:14 36:14 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/601783346/601892980" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.