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The Potential Impact of "Evicted" and Other Ideas

Book: Evicted

Author: Matthew Desmond

Genre: Non-Fiction, Social Science

In an interview from Tupac: Resurrection, the late rapper famously proclaimed, “I think that rich people should live like poor people, and poor people should live like rich people, and it should change every other week.” Though impossible to put into practice, this idea sought out a way to engender empathy in a country that tends to ignore its most desperate citizens. 838 more words

Making the Case for the Digital Mortgage...One Step at a Time

My friends at HousingWire.com recently published my thoughts on why lenders, investors, service providers and even regulators should all be pressing hard toward the digital mortgage. 18 more words

Joseph Murin

Briefing: Planning for the Right Homes in the Right Place


On Thursday 14 September, the Department for Communities and Local Government released a new consultation document, Planning for the right homes in the right places: consultation proposals. 1,284 more words


I-SPHERE's Director Welcomes NAO Report on Homelessness

The hard-hitting National Audit Office (NAO) report out today provides official acknowledgement of the significant rise in homelessness in England since 2010-11, as reported by successive… 351 more words

Homelessness & Social Exclusion

Lukens column: Housing advocates would transform impact fees into luxury taxes -- Opinion

Proposed changes would use system development charges to encourage ‘good’ development.

If they know what system development charges are at all, most Bend residents probably believe the fees are supposed to cover the infrastructure-related costs of new development. 85 more words


Review: Desmond's Evicted

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond

An examination into how housing insecurity leads to general insecurity and upends lives. A brilliant book. 233 more words

Starting Again

This week, I have begun a new job. I am still at the University but the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) opens its doors for business. 1,001 more words