My research examines how two institutions—the rental housing market and the criminal-legal system—widen inequalities among contemporary US families. I advance three key lines of work: (1) how features of rental housing searches sort families into shelter unequally across income, race/ethnicity, and legal status, (2) how renters’ experiences during their housing tenures stratify households, and (3) how jail incarceration creates wide-ranging, symbiotic harms for families. I primarily use qualitative methods in my research. Much of my work focuses on Latino/a/x immigrants and seeks to bridge research on immigration with work in family and urban sociology.