NEW MATERIALS and new methods of construction have an important place in the emergency housing program of the Truman administration.1 Direct government encouragement to technological advances in housing is counted upon both to reduce high costs of home building and to speed the provision of new dwellings for war veterans.
Formidable barriers must be overcome if this part of the Truman-Wyatt program is to yield maximum benefits. Some of these are the resistance to housing innovations of both labor and management in the construction industry, the outmoded building codes which obstruct the use of new methods and materials in many localities, the conservatism of lending institutions, and the sales resistance of prospective home buyers to unconventional house designs.
Administration Homes-For-Veterans Program
The administration program calls for the ...