FHCE 3300 Midterm: study guide 3

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University of Georgia
Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
FHCE 3300
Kim Skobba

Hispanic /Latino (Any Race) 20 ➢ How Did Public Housing Become Associated with These Native Attributes? • “The story of American public housing is one of quiet successes drowned out by loud failure” Dr. Ed Goetz ➢ Great Depression: Public Housing for The Worthy Poor • Public housing was born out of desperation • Spring of 1933: o 15 million people were out of work, 1/3 were in the building trades o 4 million families on public assistance, ½ the population in some states • Housing advocates argued that it was government’s responsibility to provide decent, affordable housing for the poor. • Modern Housing (Bauer, 1934) became the manifesto for a new way of providing housing in America o Architectural innovation, standardized housing that would eliminate stigmatized housing for the poor o Varied housing types, mixed density o Cost-effective, efficient and high quality construction o Open land for parks and play areas o Close to amenities • Public housing was viewed as a solution to many social problems o Captured a moment in time when the idea of government solutions to social problems was shared by the political mainstream o Not everyone was on board with the idea of public housing. • Real estate lobby opposed the idea of public housing o Interfere with individual dignity and self-sufficiency o Feared “road to socialism” o Felt it threatened to end race segregation o Would take away revenue from builders, realtors and banks ➢ Bowen and Techwood Homes (1933) • First public housing in the U.S. ➢ Housing Act of 1937: Public Housing • Created to add jobs through the construction of housing • Creation of public housing authorities, shifted decisions about low-income housing to the local level • Funding remained primarily the responsibly of the federal government • Modest affordable housing for the “worthy poor” • Tenants were screed carefully • Public housing was home to working class residents of all races ➢ Housing Act of 1949: Public Housing • “The goal of a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family” • Reauthorized the public housing program • Beginning of substantial production • Dual housing market – Expansion of suburban homeownership through increase in FHA-backed mortgages ➢ Provisions in The Legislation Set the Course For Public Housing • Tenant selection that ensured families living in public housing were among the poorest households • Severely limited funding - building public housing, no funding for maintenance and operating costs • Provision that gave local municipalities the choice about whether they wanted to build low-income housing in their community ➢ Lack of Adequate Fund
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