The National Public Housing Musem Presents the EVICTED Exhibit

The Supportive Housing Providers Association (SHPA), through the Illinois Homelessness Education and Technical Assistance Center and the Illinois Office to Prevent and End Homelessness is pleased to announce the launch of the Illinois tour of the Evicted Exhibit and our partnership with the National Public Housing Museum as our first host. Please see the details for the exbibit below:

Exhibition On View January 18-March 10Thursdays-Fridays, 12-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, 12-5 p.m.National Public Housing Museum Offices625 N. Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60654

Join us for the nationally touring exhibition Evicted. Inspired by Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, the Evicted exhibition brings visitors into the world of low-income renter eviction. The exhibition challenges visitors to face the enormity of one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems while providing context for the crisis and a call to action. Thanks to special support from our partner Red Line Service, the exhibition will be staffed by museum educators who bring their cultural expertise and lived experience of houselessness and housing insecurity.

Using specially commissioned infographics and forward-thinking design, the exhibit introduces visitors to statistics that help explain the causes and ramifications of chronic eviction. The exhibition not only serves as a mirror reflecting the vivid portrayal of the crisis but also provides essential context to deepen visitor understanding. Through thought-provoking exhibits and interactive displays, Evicted aims to foster empathy and awareness, creating a space for meaningful dialogue surrounding the complexities of housing

No reservations or tickets are required to visit the exhibition, feel free to drop in to see the show during visiting hours. Note: masks are strongly recommended.