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Preventing the Disappearance of Low Income Housing


Release Date: 
1988 (152 Pages)
Posted Date:   
March 27, 2012

How the Supply of Privately Owned, Federally Subsidized Low-Income Housing Was Created and How It Is Threatened?

In a time of postwar optimism and an expanding economy, Congress in the Housing Act of 1949 set a national goal of providing "a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family." For the next decade, the Federal Government itself accepted the duty of meeting that goal, acting primarily through publicly owned and operated housing for low-income families.

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