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"We have failed to fully appreciate how deeply housing is implicated in the creation of poverty." - Matthew Desmond, Evicted
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- cycle of poverty
- mortgage interest deduction
- housing discrimination
- affordable housing
- public housing
- landlord/tenant laws
- drug addiction / opiate epidemic
Library Resources: ebooks & films
American Winter (2013)
A timely documentary that follows the personal stories of eight families struggling in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. AMERICAN WINTER reveals the devastating effects of the mortgage meltdown, high unemployment, the health care crisis, and budget cuts to the social safety net through the eyes of families in crisis.
Poor Kids: Childhood Poverty in the US (2012)
FRONTLINE spent months following three young girls who are growing up against the backdrop of their families' struggles against financial ruin. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, Poor Kids is an is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it's rarely seen, through the eyes of children.
The Line: Poverty in America (2014)
Poverty in America is probably not what you think. Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Midgett shows us in this groundbreaking documentary a new face of poverty in America. About 50 million people in the United States live below the poverty line (In 2014- $23,850 for a family of 4) and one in four American children lives in poverty. But what is poverty in America? What defines "the line" and how can the church and community make a difference?
Mortgage Interest Deduction