Category: Landlords

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 […]

Eviction, the family disaster: Part 2, A polite expulsion by force

13 May, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, delinquency, Eviction, Homelessness, Housing, Landlords, Law, marriage, Milwaukee, Policy, Rental, US News, Vouchers |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s introduction to poverty, based on the work of sociologist Matthew Desmond as reported in Harvard Magazine (January, 2014), began our exploration of eviction as both an event in its own right and the ultimate failure output of housing-related value chains (particularly the homelessness relief system, […]

Eviction, the family disaster: Part 1, Hits women and children more

12 May, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, delinquency, Eviction, Homelessness, Landlords, Law, marriage, Milwaukee, Policy, Rental, sociology, US News |

By: David A. Smith Poverty is a consequence; poverty is a condition; poverty is a cause; and all these things come together in an eviction, but because most of us have never been evicted, the event itself has seldom be studied in terms of causes or conditions or consequences, except as recently explored by Matthew […]