Housing Volume 8

Housing Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...municipalities to enter into contract agreements for the purchase of property and the construction of buildings "with such restrictions in the leases and deeds of sale as will duly insure the protection and preservation of the appearance, light, air, health and usefulness thereof." The bill died in committee. SALE OF GOVERNMENT HOUSING PROJECTS The United States Government through the U. S. Housing Corporation and the Emergency Fleet Corporation is endeavoring to sell its War Housing enterprises. Attractive terms are offered by which the excessive cost due to war prices is written off and charged to war expenses. A 10J0 cash payment is demanded--in the case of individual house sales--the remainder to be paid in monthly instalments of i% and include interest on deferred payments at the rate of 5% per annum. As a result of these terms 95% of the houses in certain cities where the sales have been promoted have been purchased by those who occupied them. Greater difficulty is, of course, being experienced in the sale of the new War Towns which in many instances the Government was forced to erect. An example of such a case is the Emergency Fleet town of St. Helena in Baltimore County, Md. This picturesque little village is made up of 296 houses, a cafeteria and a power house. The streets of the town have concrete sidewalks, attractive lawns and shade trees and the streets are lighted with incandescent lights. The Housing Corporation is advertising the sale of its unfinished development near New Castle, Delaware, which consists of 18 acres of land with permanent improvements including 6 dormitories with a total of over 400 single rooms, central dining hall and kitchen and central heating plant. There are 17 temporary buildings...show more

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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788559
  • 9781236788559