Matthew Desmond Talks About the Church’s Response to Housing Instability

Harvard Magazine

“Matthew Desmond Talks About the Church’s Response to Housing Instability,” an interview with the Pulitzer winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Betsy Shirley from Sojourners (June 2017).  Desmond says, “What can people who have experienced eviction teach the church? I think that they can teach about how much human potential and creativity we squander.”    A related biblical theme: “And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me’” (Matthew 25:40). http://bit.ly/2hlQF7t