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Public Housing


Report Acceptance Date: 
July 1948 (11 pages)
Posted Date:   
June 9, 2020

This historic article, published in Volume II, Number 4 of the journal Editorial Research Reports, outlines the political and legislative situation of public housing in the United States at the time of publication. Author Buel W. Patch discusses items including the housing-related platforms of major political parties, the status of contemporary housing bills before Congress, the political basis of support for or opposition to public housing, the Housing Act of 1937, average rents in public housing, the number and distribution of public housing projects, and more.

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.