Matthew Desmond

Sociologist at Princeton University

Sociologist at Princeton University and author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond on KCRW

It’s not cheap to live in Santa Barbara.

The human toll of evictions

It’s not cheap to live in Santa Barbara.

from The 805

Eviction -- it used to be a rare occurrence, a last resort for the worst tenants. Now it’s more common than many people may realize.

The Eviction Industrial Complex

Eviction -- it used to be a rare occurrence, a last resort for the worst tenants. Now it’s more common than many people may realize.

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