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Ending Homelessness May Require an Ideological Change Toward Housing and Poverty

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Ark Law Group Student Voices scholarship runner-up, Marina Leventis, discusses homelessness in her essay“Picking between your home and feeding your family should not be a daily battle in the American city; both shelter and sustenance represent our rights as American citizens.” This is the premise of Marina Leventis, a recognized runner-up from our Student Voices scholarship program, in response to our recent prompt around homelessness in America.

Marina reflects on an impactful book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, as she shares the insight that many lives that start in poverty are likely to end in poverty, as well. After all, “The desire to favor profits over people forbids individuals from making practical choices that do not trade off with certain basic necessities.”

Click here to read the submission by Marina Leventis.

Ark Law Group, February 20, 2019

Ark Law Group, February 20, 2019

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