Category: Vouchers

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, […]

Month in Review: August, 2012: Part 2, Chasing the green

12 October, 2012 (09:20) | Boston, Capital markets, China, Galveston, India, Informality, Municipal bankruptcy, New York City, Nonprofits, NYCHA, Public housing, Redevelopment, Remittances, Subprime, Vouchers, Workouts |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   [Previous Months in Review available here: Jul 12, Jun 12, May 12, Apr 12, Mar 12, Feb 12, Jan 12.]   By:David A. Smith   Remember how much good there is in us   Yesterday’s review of August’s posts picked out those looking at browned-out urban environments from Newark […]