The Washington Post – Review of Evicted by Matthew Desmond

This review of “Evicted” is written by Carlos Lozada and he talks about why he is glad that Matthew Desmond wrote this book about eviction in America since it brought life back to the problems of poverty. He explains that when families lose their homes this puts a lot of stress on them which causes depression and illness since those families usually end up moving to worse living conditions; such as abandoned houses, shelters, or living on the streets. Due to the location, type of neighborhood, and destructive government policies it seems that once you fall into eviction you become trapped into this cycle that is usually impossible to get out of. Lozada points out that Desmond didn’t say that eviction is caused by race but by the system of unstable shelter and he believes that people’s lives should leave the strongest impression after reading this book.