- Created: Monday, 30 October 2017 11:07
- Written by Carolyn Szczepanski
This month, MHP and Alliance Housing hosted Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" for a presentation and discussion in Minneapolis. Desmond shared a bold call to action, pronouncing "We can't fix poverty in America without fixing housing."
Building on the MacArthur Genius' powerful presentation and proposed federal solutions, a local panel of housing experts weighed in with their perspectives and ideas to address local housing challenges.
Moderated by Dr. Brittany Lewis, Research Associate at the University of Minnesota's Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, the discussion underscored the need for cross-sector collaboration, led by tenant voices, if we hope to end evictions, homelessness and housing instability in the Twin Cities.