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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
Copy of the bill, S. 4424, United States Housing Act of 1936_
Analysis of the bill, prepared for Senator Walsh-----
Alfred, Miss Helen, secretary, National Public Housing Conference,
New York City-
Bates, Harry C., chairman of the American Federation of Labor
Housing Committee; president of the Bricklayers, Masons, and
Plasterers International Union.-
* Bauer, Miss Catherine, of the Labor Housing Conference..
Bohn, Ernest J., member of the Cleveland City Council, Cleveland,
Ohio; president, National Association of Housing Officials.--
Carnahan, Frank, secretary, National Retail Lumber Dealers' Asso-
ciation, Washington, D. C.
* Carroll, John, vice president of the Massachusetts State Federation
Clas, A. R., director of the Housing Division of the Public Works
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
* Couffer, James G., representing Blythe & Co., New York City-
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--
Fahey, Hon. John H., chairman, Federal Home Loan Bank Board-- 125
Fisher, Wager, Philadelphia, Pa -----
Green, Hon. William, president of the American Federation of Labor- 76
* Grimm, Peter, New York City--
* Hackett, Horatio, assistant administrator, Public Works Admin-
Financial history of the Housing Division -
Harold Raymond P., treasurer, Worcester Home & Equity Coop-
erative Bank, director district no. 1, United States Building and
and Loan League.-
* Holden, Thomas S., president, New York Building Congress, New
Horowitz, Louis J., former president of Thompson-Starrett Co-
* Ickes, Hon. Harold L., Secretary of the Interior.
Letter to the committee_-
Israel, Rabbi Edward, Social Justice Commission of Special Con-
ference of American Rabbis__
Johnson, Howard, New Jersey social service representative_
* 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.-
Marsh, Benjamin C., executive secretary, People's Lobby, Wash-
ington, D. C.--
Miller, Hon. Neville, mayor, Louisville, Ky---
* Mowbray, John, president, Roland Park Co., Baltimore, Md.
*Offered amendments or suggested changes.
* Nelson, Herbert U., secretary of National Association of Real
Estate Boards, Chicago, Ill.
* Nichols, J. C., real estate, Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City,
O'Grady, Dr. John, secretary of the National Council of Catholic
* Pedersen, Jacob 0., Council of Real Estate Associations, New York
* 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
Robbins, Ira S., counsel of the New York State Board of Housing,
New York City-
Ryan, Rt. Rev. John A., National Catholic Welfare Conference
*Schmidt, Walter S., real estate, Cincinnati, Ohio.---
*Sentman, Robert Mifflin, national president, Federation of Architects,
Engineers, Chemists, and Technicians.-
Simkhovitch, Mrs. Mary, president, National Public Housing Con-
ference, 27 Barrow Street, New York City--
*Stern, Alfred K., chairman, Illinois State Housing Board, Highland,
Stern, J. David, publisher, Philadelphia Record and New York Eve-
Stewart, A. Joseph, Louisville, Ky--
*Stokes, Anson Phelps, chairman, Washington Committee on Housing- 152
*Straus, Nathan, president of the Hillside Housing ('orporation, Ltd.,
New York ('ity.
Tippy, Dr. Worth, executive secretary, Federal Council of Churches
of Christ in America, New York City-
Wagner, Hon. Robert F., United States Senator from the State of
*White, Walter, secretary of the National Association for the Ad-
vancement of Colored People, New York ('ity-
Williams, Col. L. Kemper, chairman of the New Orleans ('ommittee
on Housing, New Orleans, La.
Wilson, Hon. S. Davis, mayor, Philadelphia, Pa---
Wood, Mrs. Edith E., former member of New Jersey State Housing
Woodbury, Coleman, director, National Association of Housing
Zink, John H., ('onstruction League of the United States, Balti-
Briefs and resolutions filed :
American Federation of Labor.--
Association of Day Nurseries, New York City
Bethlehem ('i:y Council, Bethlehem, Pa...
Better Housing League, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Board of Aldermen, Paterson, N. J..
*l'entral Housing Committee, subcommittee on law and legislation..- 284
Charleston Board of Trade, Charleston, S. C-----
*Clark, Evans, National Public Housing Conference, “Dollars and
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, Cincinnati, Ohio..
Cleveland ('ity ('ouncil, Cleveland, Ohio..
*('ommittee for Economic Recovery. New York City
Consolidated Tenants' League, New York City.
Dyer's Local 1733, Inc., Paterson, N. J.--
Eichelberger, F. O., city manager, Dayton, Ohio..
England's Housing Program.--
Family Society of Philadelphia, Pa-
Federal Government's Assistance to Home Owners and Tenants.- 312, 316
Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors, Washington, D. (..--
*Offered amendments or suggested changes.
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 -