The center hosted a book signing and policy discussion, entitled “Evicted: Housing, Poverty, and Policy” with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). The event addressed issues highlighted in “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” a new book by Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” award winner Matthew Desmond. Desmond was introduced by Executive Vice President and Dean of Georgetown Law, William Treanor, and GCPI Faculty Director Peter Edelman. The author spoke to the tragic causes and systemic consequences of evictions in the U.S. and then participated in a panel discussion of policy implications with William Julius Wilson (Harvard University), Pamela Hughes Patenaude (Terwilliger Foundation), and Steven Banks (NYC Dept. of Social Services). A recording of the event is available here; to view the event agenda, click here.
Evicted: Housing, Poverty, and Policy