Billet the War Workers

Abrams, Charles
November 1942
New Republic;11/23/42, Vol. 107 Issue 21, p673
Discusses about the problem of accommodating the workers working in war industries in the U.S. Effect of the lack of housing for the workers on the war production; Creation of the Homes Use Service by the National Housing Agency to look after the problem of housing the war workers; Strategy to exert moral suasion and kindle patriotic fervor by attractive offers to rent and resurrect; Procedure followed by the British government to utilize service of the Ministry of Labor for providing accommodation to the war workers; Criticism for treatment of the workers as carpetbaggers in the U.S.; Suggestion that the billeting program must be made a phase of the broader program for the National Housing Agency.


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