Roosevelt's Biggest Failure

February 1936
New Republic;2/19/36, Vol. 86 Issue 1107, p32
Reports on the failure of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt to implement measures to improve the condition of the poorer strata of the population and to promote the general welfare. Approach of the socialist governments and capitalist governments towards a public housing policy; Submission of a brief to the President by the National Public Housing Conference, on the study on the housing policy, prepared by Evans Clark, economic adviser to New York City Housing Authority; Results from the study that low-rental housing for urban slum dwellers required substantial government subsidies; Need for a permanent federal public-housing authority, independent of existing departments and with authority either to build directly to cooperate with local agencies.


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