FHCE 3300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: New Urbanism, Subsidized Housing, Techwood Homes

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Public housing common definition (motley & perry, 2013) Residential properties owned and operated by a governmental agency and made available to low-income individuals and families for modest rental payments. Persistence of negative attitudes, resentment among those who require assistance is enduring. 15 million people were out of work, 1/3 were in the building trades. 4 million families on public assistance, the population in some states. Housing advocates argued that it was government"s responsibility to provide decent, affordable housing for the poor. Great depression: public housing for the worthy poor. Public housing was viewed as a solution to many social problems. Captured a moment in time when the idea of government solutions to social problems was shared by the political mainstream. Real estate lobby opposed the idea of public housing. Would take away revenue from builders, realtors and banks. Bowen and techwood homes (1933): first public housing in the us. Created to add jobs through the construction of housing.

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