HOUSING: Trouble Among the Moles

One of the worst of Washington's snafus is defense housing. No one can agree on how many new houses the U.S. needs, where to build them or when. Meanwhile, spot shortages have cropped up all over the U.S., and many landlords have been gouging civilians and soldiers, Last week Rent Stabilizer Tighe E. Woods let fly at what he thought was wrong.

The trouble, said Woods, is a lot of squabbling "second-echelon moles" holed up in the Critical Areas Committee, the group responsible for deciding which areas should get the benefit of relaxed credit restrictions and other Government housing aid....

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