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Evicted Exhibit

Man reviewing Eviction exhibit

Wed. May 15th 1-3pm
Sat. May 18th 1-3 pm
Sun. May 19th 1-3 pm
Wed. May 22nd 11-1 pm
Sat. May 25th 1-3 pm
Sun. May 26th 1-3 pm
Wed. May 29th 1-3 pm

Sat. June 1st 1-3 pm
Sun. June 2nd 1-3 pm
Wed. June 5th 5-7 pm
Sat. June 8th  1-3 pm
Sun. June 9th 1-3 pm
Wed. June 12th 1-3 pm
Sat. June 15th 1-3 pm
Fri. June 21th 2-4 pm
Sat. June 22nd 1-3 pm
Sun. June 23rd 1-3 pm
Wed. June 26th 6-8 pm
Sat. June 29th  1-3 pm
Sun. June 30th 1-3 pm

Tue. July 9th 5-7 pm
Wed. July 10th 1-3 pm
Sat. July 13th 1-3 pm
Tue. July 16th 5-7 pm
Sat. July 20th 1-3 pm
Tue. July 23rd 5-7 pm
Wed. July 24th  1-3  pm
Sat. July 27th  1-3 pm

Tue. Aug. 6th 5-7 pm
Wed. Aug. 7th 1-3 pm
Sat. Aug. 10th  1-3 pm

About Evicted

In April 2018, the National Building Museum opened a new, “eye-opening" exhibition exploring the causes and impacts of eviction, based on Matthew Desmond's award-winning book Evicted. Since then, thousands of people have come through the show to learn more about the national eviction crisis. The exhibit is opening in Moline, Illinois next month for a 12-week run. It is being sponsored by the Supportive Housing Providers Association and the Illinois Office to Prevent and End Homelessness.

A stable place to call home is one of the best predictors of success. Yet, each year more than 2.3 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.

Housing instability threatens all aspects of family life: health, jobs, school, and personal relationships. Landlords hesitate to rent to those with eviction records, or charge them extra money, causing a devastating negative feedback loop. Children switch schools too often to make friends or be noticed and helped by teachers; neighbors cannot develop bonds; personal belongings are left in storage or out on the street. Americans often take home for granted-home forms the building blocks of community life-and this stability is under attack when eviction looms.

Specially commissioned visual infographics and forward-thinking design introduce visitors to the numbers and statistics they need to know in order to understand the crisis. Rates of evictions in different markets make evident the depths of the problem. Working together, these elements amplify tenants' voices, as they explain in their own words the impact eviction has on them and their loved ones.

Traveling Evicted

The traveling version of Evicted offers an opportunity to bring the exhibition away from the center of Washington politics and advocacy to address new audiences. In cities across Illinois, students and families who are unfamiliar with the eviction crisis can learn about how it is affecting their own communities.

SHPA is a statewide (Illinois) membership association of non-profit providers of supportive housing. SHPA facilitates Illinois Homelessness Education and Technical Assistance Center. The Evicted Exhibit is made possible by the TA Center and support from the Illinois Department of Human Services.

The Illinois Office to Prevent and End Homelessness coordinates state strategies and investments and partners with the community to build a strong safety net and permanent housing for Illinoisans facing homelessness and housing insecurity. IOPEH was created in 2021 by Governor JB Pritzker.

Photo of the exhibit

Ribbon cutting and grand opening on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 1:00 PM, in SouthPark Mall - across from Dory's Hallmark.
4500 16th Street
Moline, IL

Private showings available upon request.  Email dates and times to