Letters: Housing Initiatives Event a Success

To the Editor:

Housing Initiatives of Princeton  hosted a fundraiser reception for Matthew Desmond, author of the best-selling book “Evicted” Wednesday May 18th immediately following his talk at Labyrinth Books. Desmond’s heartbreaking book is considered a landmark work of scholarship that looks closely at the issue of poverty in our country by telling compelling stories of real people (mostly women) trying to find a decent place to live for themselves and their children.

The event was a wonderful success. Thank you to all who attended. We also want to thank those in the community who came together to help make it happen: Chambers Properties allowed us to use the vacant storefront at 20 Nassau as our venue, Jammin’ Crepes provided the delicious hors d’oeuvres, and Kelly Mitchell curated the wines provided by Cool Vines.

Partnering with Labyrinth Books was a sheer pleasure, and I hope HIP can work with them again to bring to Princeton important writers who can help inform all of us about the issues that our clients at HIP, and too many others, face.

And a huge thank-you to Matthew Desmond for making the journey from Boston and sharing his thoughts and, importantly, his feelings about the people he writes about. We all learned a great deal.

Carol Golden
Interim Chair, Housing Initiatives of Princeton

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