Evicted - Chapter 9 - 11 Summary & Analysis

Matthew Desmond
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Chapter 9 is the beginning of Part 2 of the book, which broadly focuses on the events related to the processes of eviction and forced moves. After she was evicted, Larraine attempted to find programs that could help her avoid eviction. While two government programs existed, they were reserved for those with children or who could prove their future income could cover the cost of rent, thus Larraine did not qualify. There were also no non-profit agencies that could assist her. She considered asking her family for assistance for paying the rent. This was a complicated situation for anyone in Larraine’s situation. Even family members who could lend money were often reluctant to do so, citing what they viewed as an individual’s personal failings. Larraine’s older daughter and sister were out of the question, both had categorically refused to assist Larraine. Her...

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