Matthew Desmond Explores the Personal Side of Evictions

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The majority of poor families who don't own homes pay more than half of their income in rent. As a result, many end up getting evicted. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Evicted," Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond tells the stories of eight families and their landlords, and explores the cycles of eviction and poverty they each get caught in. Desmond joins Forum in-studio to discuss the economic, racial and social issues surrounding evictions.

Matthew Desmond, professor of Sociology, Princeton University; author, "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City"