Category: Eviction

Month in review: May, 2014: Part 2, Homes are made into cities

2 July, 2014 (12:41) | Apartments, Bankruptcy, Detroit, Eviction, Hamden, Homelessness, Homeownership, New Haven, New York City, Rent control, San Francisco, Sunset law, Urban homesteading, Zoning | No comments

[Previous Months in Review available here: Apr 14, Mar 14, Feb 14, Jan 14] [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As we saw yesterday, during May I focused on US cities – Detroit, New Haven, San Francisco – whose urban policy regarding newcomers is as a seesaw to their economic prospects: the […]

Month in review: May, 2014: Part 1, Cities are made of homes

1 July, 2014 (10:52) | Apartments, Bankruptcy, Detroit, Eviction, Hamden, Homelessness, Homeownership, New Haven, New York City, Rent control, San Francisco, Sunset law, Urban homesteading, Zoning | No comments

[Previous Months in Review available here: Apr 14, Mar 14, Feb 14, Jan 14]  By: David A. Smith Cities are made out of homes, and homes are made by homeowners. When there is a dearth of homeowners, the price of homes drops, and the city’s society hollows out as fast as does its economy, making […]

Eviction, the family disaster: Part 5, The poor are we

16 May, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, Eviction, Homelessness, Landlords, Law, Marriage, Milwaukee, Policy, Rental, Sociology, US News, Vouchers |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith As demonstrated in the preceding four parts of this post, based on a worthwhile Harvard Magazine (January, 2014) piece focusing on Harvard and Wisconsin sociologist Matthew Desmond, eviction often explodes individual households the way hurricane or earthquakes […]

Eviction, the family disaster: Part 4, More legal rights then they use

15 May, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, Delinquency, Eviction, Homelessness, Housing, Landlords, Law, Marriage, Milwaukee, Policy, Rental, Sociology, US News, Vouchers |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Just-completed Part 3 of this post on eviction, based on a Harvard Magazine (January, 2014) article following the work of sociologist Matthew Desmond, demonstrated that eviction acts on an individual household the same way an earthquake or hurricane acts […]

Eviction, the family disaster: Part 3, Economic human shields for men

14 May, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, Delinquency, Eviction, Homelessness, Housing, Landlords, Law, Marriage, Milwaukee, Policy, Rental, US News, Vouchers |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Though by itself eviction, as we saw in Part 2 following a lengthy article in Harvard Magazine (January, 2014) covering the sociological explorations of Matthew Desmond, is by itself nothing more or less than a polite expulsion by force, that discrete event […]