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A stable place to call home is one of the best predictors of success. Yet, each year more than 2.4 million Americans, most of them low-income renters, face eviction. While it used to be rare even in the poorest neighborhoods, forcible removal has become ordinary, with families facing eviction from the most squalid, barely inhabitable apartments.
This phenomenon exposes not only income inequality in America, but also the growing separation between the built environments of the rich and the poor. The National Building Museum announces a new, ground-breaking exhibition exploring the causes and impacts of eviction.
The exhibition will employ a rich array of images and audio interviews. Specially commissioned visual infographics and forward-thinking design will introduce visitors to the numbers and statistics they need to know in order to understand the crisis. Rates of evictions in different markets will make evident the depths of the problem. Working together, these elements amplify the stories of tenant families, as they explain in their own words and images the impact eviction has on them and their loved ones.