The Unsolved Housing Problem

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Renewed Attack on Housing Problem

Need for a Sound Federal Housing Policy

Renewal of the federal government's drive for low-cost housing and slum clearance, if his administration were returned to power, was pledged by President Roosevelt in two speeches at New York City during the final week of the 1936 campaign. Speaking on the lower East side, October 28, the President said that “an adequate answer” to the housing problem had not yet been worked out. “As a matter of fact,” he said, “we have, for too ...

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