Biography of a Dream

Voyles, Bennett
July 2011
Mortgage Banking;Jul2011, Vol. 71 Issue 10, p66
The article discusses a historical overview of how homeownership became the central part of the American dream. Historians believed that homeownership was previously considered as a low priority, but became a key component of American dream when it was mixed with other dreams such as immigrants' and reformers' dreams. Since the administration of former President Franklin Roosevelt in 1933, the housing programs and other related policies continued to undergo innovations and significant changes.


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