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Profile of Urban Homesteaders



Release Date: 
July 1979 (73 pages)
Posted Date:   
February 6, 2012



This report is based on information collected during the course of interviews with urban homesteaders who had received properties under authorization provided by Section 810 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The homesteaders were located in the 23 jurisdictions selected in October 1975 to participate in an Urban Homesteading Demonstration. Three waves of interviews were conducted a t six-month intervals with homesteaders who had recently occupied their properties. The information collected during those initial interviews with homesteaders includes the socio-economic and demographic characteristics of homesteader households, their experiences and attitudes towards homesteading, the costs of rehabilitation , the sources of financing employed and their prior housing circumstances.


This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.