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Matthew Desmond Talks Poverty, Profit And Evictions Ahead Of Fresno Lecture

Nov 1, 2019


It’s no secret California is facing a homelessness crisis, with eviction being one way families end up without a home. However, the data on who is evicted and why has been scarce until recently. Ten years ago, sociologist Matthew Desmond began research for his book, “Evicted.” The MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and Pulitzer Prize winner is helping decipher how eviction is not only a consequence of poverty, but also a cause. He spoke with Valley Public Radio ahead of his visit to Fresno next week, hosted by the Fresno Housing Authority.

Matthew Desmond will be speaking at the Warnor’s Theatre in Fresno next Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m.