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Evicted

Poverty and Profit in the American City

by Matthew Desmond

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A Harvard sociologist examines the under-represented challenge of eviction as a formidable cause of poverty in America, revealing how millions of people are wrongly forced from their homes and reduced to cycles of extreme disadvantage that are reinforced by dysfunctional legal systems.

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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

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First-Ever Evictions Database Shows: 'We're In the Middle Of A Housing Crisis'

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