Housing the Defense Worker

Carskadon, T. R.
February 1941
New Republic;2/3/41, Vol. 104 Issue 5, p141
Focuses on problems in the defense housing in the United States. Increasing demand for adequate shelter for workers in defense industries; Possibility of a movement toward low-cost housing; Announcement of twelve projects by the government under the Lanham Defense Housing Act which include a total of 7,850 family units; Efforts made by the government to involve a large measure of prefabrication; Types of houses that will be built; Advocation of an interesting compromise between temporary and permanent housing; Impact of the lack of housing on the U.S. war effort in the First World War.


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