What causes poverty? It’s not just low income or a lack of employment, it’s that most poor people spend a disproportionate part of their income on housing. For that reason, they often have a hard time meeting their rent each month. Many face the threat of eviction over and over again, which tears apart the fabric of communities. It wasn’t always this way in America. Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted (New York: Broadway Books, 2016), talks about the crisis and what to do about it.