Memoranda, reports, correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, press releases, and expense statements, relating to housing conditions
in the United States, and to proposals for improving them, and especially for promoting home ownership through home loan banks.
The Conference on Home Building and Home ownership was announced by President Hoover on
August 30, 1930. It followed the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection as
the second in the series of social studies to be undertaken by the administration. Its
primary purpose was to bring together facts concerning housing throughout the United
States; to determine the factors that influence housing, favorably or unfavorably, and
how they are inter-related in cities, in smaller communities, and in rural areas; to
focus attention upon the problems of home ownership and to suggest means of meeting them.
51 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 oversize photograph
(22.8 linear feet)
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