THE GOVERNMENT: Slum Prevention

A familiar activity of U.S. housing administrations is slum clearance. Last week several of them got together for their first experiment in slum prevention. Said Fred W. Catlett of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board: "Home owners with expanding incomes and growing families are continually deserting old, established neighborhoods and moving farther and farther from the downtown business areas. The older inhabitants are replaced by those living on a lower economic scale. Rents decrease, values fall and houses are allowed to deteriorate because the income will not support proper expenditures for...

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