Ever since President Roosevelt went into office he and his advisers have agreed that, for three good reasons, housing is a keystone to Recovery. These reasons were: 1) construction, as the balance wheel of industry, creates a market for thousands of types of manufactured goods; 2) a widespread public housing program, while more expensive than the dole, has the advantage of yielding in the form of public improvements some concrete return on the Government's money; 3) the poor of city and country have a real need for better housing.

But of all...

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