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War housing program hearings before the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, House of Representatives, Seventy-eighth congress,first session on a message from the President of the United States transmitting to the Congress, a draft of a proposed bill to increase by $400,000,000 the amount authorized to be appropriated for defense housing under the Act of October 14, 1940, as amended, and for other purposes by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Housing -- United States

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The Physical Object
Paginationii, 281 p. :
Number of Pages281
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15359143M

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  A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America Author Richard Rothstein says the housing programs begun under the New Deal were tantamount to a "state-sponsored system of Author: Terry Gross. impacted by the housing boom following World War II. As thousands of G.I.’s returned home the nation faced a significant housing shortage. Through federal incentive programs, houses were being sold nearly as fast as they could be built. Arvada experienced major growth in the post-war . Between and , a federal crown corporation called Wartime Housing Limited (WHL) successfully built and managed thousands of rental units for war workers and veterans. At the same time, an Advisory Committee on Reconstruction study (the Curtis report) described the enormous need for low and moderate income shelter throughout Canada and recommended a national, comprehensive, and .   “The book follows several figures in the San Francisco area engaged in attempts to expand the supply of housing and protect its remaining affordable apartments. For me, one of the most compelling parts of the book is the story of a humble unit apartment building in North Fair Oaks that is bought and sold several times, with sharp increases.

  NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with author Richard Rothstein about his new book, The Color of Law, which details how federal housing policies in . Textual Records: Random sample of housing managers' files on the administration of two projects in the war housing program, Five sample case files from publicly funded projects under which housing units were converted into multiple-family dwellings, Sample case file relating to proposed construction, financing, and equipment. The Section 8 existing housing program replaced the Section 23 program in PHAs were required to convert Section 23 assisted units to the Section 8 existing housing program. Only a few developments still need to be converted. Housing Act of The Section homeownership program and the Section rental program created by the. In , Congress authorized the US Housing Authority to build twenty public housing developments around these private companies to sustain the war effort. The Defense Housing Division was founded in and would ultimately construct eight developments of temporary housing. Many became long-term housing units after the war.

Latest addition to War Housing Program. Additional title: [An African American construction worker fixing the window frame of a new-built house, March ] Names Smith, Roger (Photographer) United States. Office of War Information (Sponsor) Collection. Occupations. War industry workers. War Industry workers- Men. Dates / Origin Date Created.   As might be expected, we suffer from the newness of the public housing program in America, and the lack of well developed city and regional plans in many parts of this country. It is significant that about localities are getting their first experience of public housing under the abnormal stress of war conditions. From the inception of the war housing program, October, , to May, , it was esti-mated t family units originally designed for slum clearance purposes have been transferred for use by defense workers. First Annual Report, Federal Works Agency, , p. This article appeared in the City of Dayton Annual Report for War Housing. by. Fowler S. Smith. Manager, War Housing Center The beginning of in the Dayton area which comprises the City of Dayton, Montgomery County and the portion of Greene County which includes Wright Field, Air Service Command, and Patterson Field, found us in the midst of a heavy in-migration of war workers which.