Matthew Desmond (@just_shelter )

Matthew Desmond

Bio Sociologist @Princeton, Contributing writer @NYTmag, PI @evictionlab, Writes books, Country boy, Not supposed to be here
Location Winslow, AZ
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Account created 21-11-2015 23:28:10
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iPhone : Despite working 75hr/wk, Rhonda Anderson cant afford rent & has been evicted

Shes among the 100Ks of households who were on the brink of homelessness before #COVID19. W/her husband unemployed & no federal intervention, shes trying to survive w/o #housingstability

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iPhone : A flawed study on racial bias in policing has been retracted. Some claim the retraction is political. It is not. Over 800 scholars endorsed this letter explaining the fundamental scientific errors. Dean Knox…


57% of Houstonians and 45% of Harris Co. residents rent their homes.

255 evictions were filed this week in Harris Co.

20,575 evictions have been filed here since the CARES Act was passed.

Houston has no grace period ordinance. Austin and Dallas do.

iPhone : There has been ~zero discussion of the Joe Biden Housing Plan including from Joe Biden and his campaign, but it’s honestly really good.…

Twitter Web App : I love this!

Lewis Mumford, the great historian of cities, once wrote: "Forget the damned motor car and build cities for lovers and friends."

I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing…

iPhone : Let me be clear: No one should be forced out of their home in the middle of a pandemic because they can’t pay rent.…

iPhone : Great to talk to my friend from Ohio Sherrod Brown last week about housing and rental assistance during the #COVID19 pandemic.

Millions of families are now living in fear that in a matter of weeks or months, they will be facing down foreclosure, eviction & even homelessness.

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iPhone : ...the safest place to shelter from the pandemic is the one most out of reach — a home. ‘The real pandemic is homelessness': Those on Bay Area's streets share their stories #homelessness… #sfhomelessproject

iPhone : When the #1619Project came out almost a year ago, I stood in tearful applause for the profound offering that it was giving our culture and nation. Today, I am honored to be a part of Ida Bae Wells’ vision to bring her transformative work to a global audience. Stay tuned, y’all!…

Twitter Web App : "Milwaukee is the future," according to Eviction Lab

Since the state eviction ban was lifted, the number of eviction filings has jumped 13% with nearly 1,300 cases filed so far in June. Two-thirds of those cases were filed in majority-black neighborhoods.