Evicted Book Give-Away
In what has become required reading around here, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Evicted “follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads,” giving us a greater understanding of poverty, providing ideas for solutions, and reminding us how crucial “home” can be to every other aspect of our lives.
In an interview for his book, New York Times bestselling author and Harvard University professor Matthew Desmond stated, “without stable shelter, everything else falls apart.”
From 2016-2019, an average of 12,675 evictions were filed per year in Milwaukee. In 2020, in response to COVID-19, a moratorium was placed on evictions in March. In June, when the moratorium was lifted, 1,368 evictions were filed, the highest number in a single month for the last five years.
The instability of the rental market continues to challenge families in Milwaukee, and the repercussions of eviction extend to the city’s workforce, healthcare systems, and schools.
Read it, Share it, Talk about it
If you’ve already read Evicted, we invite you to share it with a friend; you can even have us mail it to someone as a gift from you! We’ll contact you on Monday, August 16 to find out where you’d like your book delivered.
What better way to share the Acts story with friends, family, or colleagues than a book club? If you choose Evicted as a book club read, let us know! We’re happy to provide discussion questions and additional Acts Housing information to stimulate the conversation.
To win a copy of the New York Times Best-seller, Evicted, be one of the first 10 people to donate to the campaign today (August 13, 2021). You’ll receive your book in the mail in about a week.
Double Your Donation with Children’s Wisconsin!
Children’s believes that Kids Deserve the Best; part of keeping kids healthy is having a safe, stable home. Children’s is matching your donations (up to $1,000) to support the Longest Neighborhood Table – Impact Edition, and help more kids have a place to live, rather than a place to stay.