Edges of the City

1937 | July 2, 2011

December 1, 1937: The United States Housing Act of 1937 (Wagner-Steagall Bill) establishes federally-aided housing program. Subsidies went from the U.S. government to local public housing agencies (LHA’s) to improve living conditions for low-income families.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/about/nycha70_timeline.shtml

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