Vacancies in affordable housing have barely increased, hurting economic growth as job-seekers cannot afford to live near jobs that pay good wages.
As HUD Secretary Ben Carson proposes to make life harder for America’s working poor and increase homelessness, an eviction exhibit opened in Washington.
This spring, the National Building Museum open Evicted, an exhibition based on Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer prize-winning book. Homeless Solutions was approached by the exhibit’s production team about working with its shelter participants and graduates to gather visuals and audios for the exhibit.
NLIHC recently reviewed an article by Matthew Desmond and Carl Gershenson, “Housing and Employment Insecurity among the Working Poor” which focuses on the impact of housing instability.
On December 18, 2017, NPR’s Morning Edition reported that “As Temperatures Fall, No Halt to Evictions Across Most of the Country.”