The Pulitzer Prizes were just announced, and I was happy (but not at all surprised) to learn that Matthew Desmond and his book Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City won in the category of General Nonfiction. Besides being a well-deserved honor, it means this important work will continue to provoke discussion and stir our national conscience.
I’ve been honored to work with Desmond in creating the site Just Shelter, along with his colleagues at Harvard’s Justice & Poverty Project, who did so much of the grunt-work of compiling housing assistance resources and other assets for the site.
If Desmond’s work moves you, be sure to visit justshelter.org and learn about the Evicted Book Foundation, as well as discover organizations working to provide housing resources in your area.
Link: “Desmond wins Pulitzer for book based on Milwaukee research” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)