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Preliminary Report on the Laguna Housing Project


Report Acceptance Date: 
December 1953 (75 pages)
Posted Date:   
September 13, 2018

This historic report is based on a seven-month field study conducted in 1953, which surveyed the living conditions and housing needs of rural Mexican farming communities in the agricultural region of the Laguna. The Laguna, a cotton, wheat, and alfalfa-producing area on the border of Coahuila and Durango, was at the time of the report dominated by three urban centers, with the majority of the population living in small farming communities called ejidos. The report describes the conditions of housing in the ejidos following agrarian land reforms passed in 1936, and suggests improvements.

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.

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