The U.S. Needs Better Places to Live

THE time has come to stop talking about the $12,000 or the $15,000 or the $20,000 house. We need to talk about the kind of quality housing which people in different income brackets can afford, or are willing to make sacrifices for because they promise so much in happy living." In these words, Federal Housing Administrator Norman Mason summed up a new job for the U.S. homebuilding industry—the building of better as well as more houses.

Since World War II the big drive has been to produce the maximum number of houses at the lowest possible...

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