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Citizens Housing Council of New York Harlem Housing

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.042 Author/Creator: Citizens Housing Council of New York Place Written: New York, NY Type: Pamphlet Date: August 1939 Pagination: 32 p. ; 27.7 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One pamphlet entitled, "Harlem Housing," published by the Citizens Housing Council of New York dated 1939. The document was prepared with the Committee on Inter-Racial Problems in Housing Citizens' Housing Council in New York. Text analyzes living conditions in East and West Harlem, discusses their basic needs, rent costs, housing projects, and rezoning. Also includes figures based on population, income, labor statistics, arrest records, tuberculosis, and health.

Background Information: Citizens Housing Council of New York was a not-for-profit organization to protect housing and neighborhood conditions in New York City.

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Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: Health and MedicalLegislationLawHousingAfrican American HistoryAfrican AmericansFundingZoningLaborDiseaseTuberculosisPrison Reform

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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