MADISON, NJ - On Thursday, October 12, 2017, a Public Policy Forum addressing the eviction crisis. The conversation with Matt Desmond the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Evicted, and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (NJ-D) will take place at Drew University from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at The Concert Hall on Drew’s campus.
The conversation will be moderated by leading educator and housing advocate Prof. Paula Franzese, Peter W. Rodino Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School. The conversation will include:
• Possible solutions to the eviction crisis
• The state of housing in NJ and nationally
• Ask questions of both Matthew Desmond and U.S. Senator Booker, (NJ-D)
• Engage in discussion with fellow advocates about solutions addressing the eviction crisis
Online registration for the Public Policy Forum is available at https://monarchhousing.org/public-policy/mathew-desmond-registration/ . Registration prior to the event is required and the cost for the forum is $10 per person. Only 400 seats are available for this timely and important Public Policy Forum.
NJCounts 2017 found that eviction was the second most common reason that households reported for causing their homelessness. Fourteen percent of homeless households during the point in time count in January 2017 reported that eviction caused their homelessness.