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A BILL TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE STATES
AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS THEREOF FOR THE ELIM-
INATION OF UNSAFE AND INSANITARY HOUSING CONDITIONS,
FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF DECENT, SAFE, AND SANITARY
DWELLINGS FOR FAMILIES OF LOW INCOME, AND FOR THE
REDUCTION OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND THE STIMULATION
OF BUSINESS ACTIVITY, TO CREATE A UNITED STATES

HOUSING AUTHORITY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

APRIL 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, AND 29, 1936

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

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Copy of the bill, S. 4424, United States Housing Act of 1936_

1

Analysis of the bill, prepared for Senator Walsh---

10

Statement of-

Alfred, Miss Helen, secretary, National Public Housing Conference,

New York City---

129

* Bates, Harry C., chairman of the American Federation of Labor

Housing Committee; president of the Bricklayers, Masons, and

Plasterers International Union.

41

Bauer, Miss Catherine, of the Labor Housing Conference_.

183

Bohn, Ernest J., member of the Cleveland City Council, Cleveland,

Ohio; president, National Association of Housing Officials---

67

Carnahan, Frank, secretary, National Retail Lumber Dealers' Asso-

ciation, Washington, D. C-----

346

* Carroll, John, vice president of the Massachusetts State Federation

of Labor-

168

Clas, A. R., 'director of the Housing Division of the Public Works

Administration---

28

Additional data on the status of the Federal Housing program.- 35
Colean, Miles L., technical director, Federal Housing Administration. 243
Colleran, Michael J., president of the Operative Plasterers and

Cement Finishers International Association; member of the Ameri-
can Federation of Labor Housing Committee_s.

175
* Couffer, James G., representing Blythe & Co., New York City-

109

DeHol, John C., chairman, Housing Authority, Birmingham, Ala.- 106

* Eidt, Charles W., Real Estate Owners' Association, and Council of
Real Estate Association, New York City--

343

Fahey, Hon. John H., chairman, Federal Home Loan Bank Board_. 125

* Fisher, Wager, Philadelphia, Pa---

365

Green, Hon. William, president of the American Federation of Labor. 76

* Grimm, Peter, New York City---

191

* Hackett, Horatio, assistant administrator, Public Works Admin-

istration

227

Financial history of the Housing Division -

235

* Harold Raymond P., treasurer, Worcester Home & Equity Coop-

erative Bank, director district no. 1, United States Building and

and Loan League_-

363

* Holden, Thomas S., president, New York Building Congress, New

York City-

154

Horowitz, Louis J., former president of Thompson-Starrett Co--- 204
* Ickes, Hon. Harold L., Secretary of the Interior-

19

Letter to the committee_-

25

Israel, Rabbi Edward, Social Justice Commission of Special Con-

ference of American Rabbis_-

123

Johnson, Howard, New Jersey social service representative-

218

* Kruesi, Walter, economic consultant on housing, Welfare Council,

New York City-

351, 356

McAvoy, D. E., chairman, Home Mortgage Advisory Board, Long
Island, N. Y.

110
Marsh, Benjamin C., executive secretary, People's Lobby, Wash-
ington, D. C_----

255
Miller, Hon. Neville, mayor, Louisville, Ky--

97

* Mowbray, John, president, Roland Park Co., Baltimore, Md.--

320

*

*Offered amendments or suggested changes..

III

322

Statement of-Continued.

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* Nelson, Herbert U., secretary of National Association of Real
Estate Boards, Chicago, Ill_

309
* Nichols, J. C., real estate, Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City,

Kans----
O'Grady, Dr. John, secretary of the National Council of Catholic
Charities..

239

* Pedersen, Jacob 0., Council of Real Estate Associations, New York

City---

330

* Perkins, Hon. Frances, Secretary of Labor_

Post, Langdon W., tenement house commissioner of the city of New

York; chairman of the New York City Housing Authority -

51, 57

Robbins, Ira S., counsel of the New York State Board of Housing,

New York City -

223

Ryan, Rt. Rev. John A., National Catholic Welfare Conference_

89
*Schmidt, Walter S., real estate, Cincinnati, Ohio-

329
*Sentman, Robert Mifflin, national president, Federation of Architects,
Engineers, Chemists, and Technicians_.

224

Simkhovitch, Mrs. Mary, president, National Public Housing Con-

ference, 27 Barrow Street, New York City--

65

*Stern, Alfred K., chairman, Illinois State Housing Board, Highland,

Park, Ill__

143

Stern, J. David, publisher, Philadelphia Record and New York Eve-

ning Post-

149

Stewart, A. Joseph, Louisville, Ky-

203

*Stokes, Anson Phelps, chairman, Washington Committee on Housing- 152

*Straus, Nathan, president of the Hillside Housing Corporation, Ltd.,

New York City-.

158

Tippy, Dr. Worth, executive secretary, Federal Council of Churches
of Christ in America, New York City.

95

Wagner, Hon. Robert F., United States Senator from the State of

New York,

13

*White, Walter, secretary of the National Association for the Ad-

vancement of Colored People, New York City-.

207

Williams, Col. L. Kemper, chairman of the New Orleans Committee
on Housing, New Orleans, La--

206

Wilson, Hon. S. Davis, mayor, Philadelphia, Pa---

103

Wood, Mrs. Edith E., former member of New Jersey State Housing

Authority

209

Woodbury, Coleman, director, National Association of Housing

official -

235

Zink, John H., Construction League of the United States, Balti-

more, Md.

165

Briefs and resolutions filed :

American Federation of Labor.-

45

Association of Day Nurseries, New York City-

283

Bethlehem City Council, Bethlehem, Pac-

308

Better Housing League, Cincinnati, Ohio.

281

Board of Aldermen, Paterson, N. J----

278

*Central Housing Committee, subcommittee on law and legislation -- 284
Charleston Board of Trade, Charleston, S. C---

308

*Clark, Evans, National Public Housing Conference, “Dollars and

Houses"

136

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, Cincinnati, Ohio.--

279

Cleveland City Council, Cleveland, Ohio---

67

*Committee for Economic Recovery, New York City.

Consolidated Tenants' League, New York City-

274

Dyer's Local 1733, Inc., Paterson, N. J---

272

Eichelberger, F. O., city manager, Dayton, Ohio.

England's Housing Program -

253, 348

Family Society of Philadelphia, Pa----

308

Federal Government's Assistance to Home Owners and Tenants-- 312, 316

Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors, Washington, D, C---- 283

*Offered amendments or suggested changes.

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Briefs and resolutions filed_Continued.
Federation of Dyers, Finishers, Printers, and Bleachers of America,

Paterson, N. J.
Ironbound Community and Industrial Service, Newark, N. J.
Ironbound Council, Newark, N. J..
Jewish Social Service Association, Inc., New York City-
Lewis, John L., president, United Mine Workers of America--
Los Angeles Committee on Public Housing, California.
Lower East Side Public Housing Conference, New York City-

*Maryland League of Building Association, Baltimore, Md.

Massachusetts State Board of Housing--

Mayor Richard E. Allen, Jr., Augusta, Ga.

Mayor R. E. L. Chancey, Tampa, Fla--

Mayor Frank Couzens, Detroit, Mich_

Mayor William H. Dress, Evansville, Ind.

Mayor Daniel W. Hoan, Milwaukee, Wis.

Mayor F. H. LaGuardia, New York City.

Mayor James R. Law, Madison, Wis.

Mayor Joseph F. Loehr, Yonkers, N. Y.

Mayor Watkins Overton, Memphis, Tenn.

Mayor T. A. Penney, Tulsa, Okla--

Mayor Robert Pfeifle, Bethlehem, Pa---

Mayor Alfred N. Phillips, Jr., Stamford, Conn---

Mayor R. E. Sherman, El Paso, Tex_-

Mayor William J. Swooda, Racine, Wis.

Mayor Roy N. Towl, Omaha, Nebr.
Municipal Housing Authorities, State of New York, New York City--

*National Civil Service Reform League, New York City-

*National League of Women Voters---

National Retail Lumber Dealers' Association---

New York City, Board of Estimate and Apportionment-

New York City Housing Authority, Harlem Advisory Committee--

New York East Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal

Church, Social Service Committee, New York City.

New York Society of Architects; New York City-

New York State Board of Housing-

Pauly, A, A., The Pauly Manufacturing Co., Inc., Washington, D. C.--

*Philadelphia Housing Association, Philadelphia, Pa..

Pittsburgh Housing Association, board of directors, Pittsburgh, Pa.-

*Real Estate Board of Baltimore, Md_-

Roland German American Democratic Society, New York City -

Stickel, Judge Fred G., Jr., former president, New Jersey Building

and Loan League_-

*Taylor, Herbert F., president, Cooperative Central Bank and Boston

Cooperative Bank, Boston, Mass--

The Catholic Welfare Bureau of Los Angeles and San Diego-
The Olander Real Estate Corporation, Toledo, Ohio--
Turchon, Peter, Newton, Mass---
United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc.
*United States Civil Service Commission, Washington, D. C.
Washington Council of Social Agencies, District of Columbia-
Welfare Council of New York City---

363

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268

92
135
258
280
135

*Offered amendments or suggested changes.

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