On March 10, 2017, Neighborhood Partnerships, Stable Homes for Oregon Families, and Oregon Center for Public Policy are hosting an invitation-only breakfast event with Dr. Matthew Desmond, author of the critically-acclaimed book Evicted.

Evicted chronicles the life of people with low incomes living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who are continuously experiencing housing instability as a result of eviction, substandard housing, and a lack of protection as tenants. One of Dr. Desmond’s main theses is that eviction is a cause of poverty, not just a product of it.

This event is invitation only with limited seating.  Invited guests may RSVP by clicking on the link in their electronic invitation.  Questions?  Please email Alison, amcintosh@neighborhoodpartnerships.org.


Dr. Matthew Desmond

Matthew Desmond looks past his camera while walking around Cambridge, Mass. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Desmond has been named a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Fellow in recognition of his work in Sociology.Matthew Desmond is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and codirector of the Justice and Poverty Project. Evicted is based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data about extreme poverty, housing instability, and economic exploitation in America.

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Neighborhood Partnerships is a statewide nonprofit organization with a 25-year history of achieving impacts throughout Oregon’s communities. We are recognized for our leadership in policy and program design, advocacy, and program management. We work with organizations, foundations, jurisdictions, trade associations, and individuals who are committed to improving life for all Oregonians. We are the manager of the Oregon Individual Development Account (IDA) Initiative, the convener of the Oregon Asset Building Coalition, and the convener of the Housing Alliance.