Matthew Desmond’s findings when researching his bestselling and acclaimed book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, surprised even him.
Among them: the sheer numbers of families being turned out of their homes; the high cost of shoddy apartments in the poorest neighborhoods; the extent of the physical and emotional toll on families, most of them women with children.
The effects of those trends go far beyond inadequate shelter, Desmond says. “I think that whatever we care about — whatever is our issue that keeps us up at night — a lack of affordable housing is going to be somewhere at the center of it.”
York County, SC (February 17, 2017) – Publix Super Markets Charities contributed $80,000 to Habitat for Humanity of York County to build an affordable home in partnership with a homebuyer in need of decent and affordable housing. Publix’s associates will partner with Meka and raise the walls of the first of four homes to be built by York County Habitat in 2017. Additionally, the affiliate will complete 40+ home repair projects as well.