Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Author of "Evicted": For Designing Policy, "Landlords Have to Be at That Table"

The Oregonian published an interview with Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. His book was chosen by the director of the Multnomah County Library for this year's Everybody Reads Program. Desmond emphasizes that landlord-tenant relationships are often complex, and that "it's not just as simple as antagonism all the time." He believes landlords' concerns have to be taken into account in order to find the best solutions. Desmond also argues that a large-scale expansion of the voucher system would be the most efficient way to help families that qualify for assistance. Read more.