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All Quotes by author - Matthew Desmond
" A community that sees so clearly its own disadvantage or its own hardships also has a harder time seeing its potential: its ability to work together to change the community and change their lives. "
" A fire in a forest is alive with terror and power. "
" African American women, and moms in particular, are evicted at disproportionately high rates. "
" All homeowners in America may deduct mortgage interest on their first and second homes. "
" Almost a decade removed from the foreclosure crisis that began in 2008, the nation is facing one of the worst affordable-housing shortages in generations. "
" A lot flows from the question: Is having decent, stable housing part of what it means to live in this country? And I think we should answer 'yes.' "
" A lot of people didn't know just what eviction does to people, how it really sets their life on a different and much more difficult path, acting not like a condition of poverty but a cause of it. "
" A lot of the stories about urban America tend to be written on the margins. We focus a lot on these big global cities - New York, San Francisco - or we focus on cities that are having the toughest time - Detroit, Newark, Camden. "
" A lot of us who grew up in the country, hunting and fishing, being very familiar with the woods and dirt roads, have the skill set you need to fight fire. "
" American greatness can be further unlocked if opportunity is expanded to all people within its borders. "
" An eviction is an incredibly time consuming and stressful event. "
" Arguably, the families most at need of housing assistance are systematically denied it because they're stamped with an eviction record. Moms and kids are bearing the brunt of those consequences. "
" A universal voucher program would change the face of poverty in this country. "
" Between 2007 and 2010, the average white family experienced an 11% reduction in wealth, but the average black family lost 31% of its wealth. The average Hispanic family lost 44.7%. "
" Between 2009 and 2011, more than one in eight Milwaukee renters were displaced involuntarily, whether by formal or informal eviction, landlord foreclosure, or building condemnation. "
" Child Protection Services can get all up in your business if you have kids. Just strictly from a business standpoint, kids are a liability to landlords, and they actually provoke evictions. "
" Children didn't shield families from eviction: They exposed them to it. "
" Differences in homeownership rates remain the prime driver of the nation's racial wealth gap. "
" Do we believe housing is a right and that affordable housing is part of what it should mean to be an American? I say yes. "
" Even growing up the way I did, I was shocked by the level of poverty I saw as a college student. I thought the best way to understand it was to get close to it on the ground level. "
" Everywhere else, we are someone else, but at home, we remove our masks. "
" Eviction affects old folks and young folks, sick people and able-bodied people, white communities and African-American communities. "
" Eviction causes loss. You lose not only your home but also your possessions, which are thrown onto the curb or taken by movers, and often you can't keep up payments. "
" Eviction comes with a record. Just like a criminal record can hurt you in the jobs market, eviction can hurt you in the housing market. A lot of landlords turn folks away who have an eviction, and a lot of public housing authorities do the same. "
" Eviction comes with a record, too, and just as a criminal record can bar you from receiving certain benefits or getting a foothold in the labor market, the record of eviction comes with consequences as well. It can bar you from getting good housing in a good neighborhood. "
" Eviction is fundamentally changing the face of poverty. "
" Eviction is much more an inevitability than a result of irresponsibility. "
" Eviction is part of a business model at the bottom of the market. "
" Eviction reveals people's vulnerability and desperation as well as their ingenuity and guts. "
" Eviction riots erupted during the Depression, though the number of poor families who faced eviction each year was a fraction of what it is today. "
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