Housing, by Slow Freight

Mitchell, Jonathan
October 1934
New Republic;10/10/34, Vol. 80 Issue 1036, p236
Focuses on the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt administration's low-cost-housing program. Apprehension that real-estate speculators will force up the price of land on which the government wishes to build the housing; Effort of Robert D. Kohn, former head of the Public Works Administration (PWA)'s Housing Division, to bind people together to plan the reconstruction of their communities; Objections raised to the assets claimed for the limited-dividend corporations, to the alleged extravagance of the housing it was planned to erect by Kohn; Overview of the scheme under which the PWA will function.


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