Welcome to the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

We are a nonpartisan, applied research and community outreach institute at UNC Charlotte, seeking solutions to the social, economic and environmental challenges facing our communities.
Clients' possessions in the Salvation Army Center of Hope. Photo: Nancy Pierce

Evictions: A vicious cycle for people in poverty

Examinations of urban poverty are nothing new, but author Matthew Desmond’s study of the causes of evictions and their consequences for families, housing quality and the fabric of neighborhoods is innovative, thought-provoking, and readable. A book review.

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