Eviction, Poverty, Exploitation, and Survival in the American Affordable Housing Crisis
At the height of the national housing crisis, we know very little about eviction. Even before the crisis, thousands of Americans were forcibly removed from their homes each year, a traumatic experience linked to homelessness, job loss, and suicide. Employing survey-based and ethnographic methods, as well as documentary analysis, to study tenants and landlords living and working in inner-city Milwaukee, this project explores some of the causes, dynamics, and consequences of eviction. By doing so, it provides a unique glimpse into the structures and practices of poor neighborhoods and the intricate workings of the low-cost housing market.