Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Rent Control Necessary: Lack of Housing Due to War Industry

From the September 5, 2018, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back."

1943, 75 Years Ago.

"Rent control became necessary in vital war production areas to keep workers from migrating to escape excessive living costs, and to help sustain the war effort., John J. Ryan, area rent director explained.

"The value of rent control in these centers already has been demonstrated.  Control of indiscriminate  eviction also became necessary to prevent eviction of war workers from their home to favor those willing to pay higher rents."

Housing was also a problem in Goldsboro and Wilmington, North Carolina and pretty much every war industry town and city.


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