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Housing conditions and the war emergency–History and organization of the Homes Registration and Information Division-

The organization of vacancy canvasses—Cooperation of Council of National Defense –Purpose of vacancy canvass --Estab-

lishment of local registries—Types of vacancy canvass—Inspection of vacant houses and rooms—Testing the quality of the

vacant house—Methods of making placements Location of registries—Community responsibility-Relation of Housing

Bureau to local committee-Effect of the armistice_Statistics of Homes Registration Service-Savings effected—Other

valuable results-Promoting house building-Promoting community welfare --Personnel-Organization and activities of

88 Homes Registration Service agencies.


Causes of increase in rentals—Effect of increased rentals on war activities–Need of action by Housing Bureau—The New

London Committee of 24—Extension of plan to other communities--Methods of determining a just rental-Federal

legislation on rent profiteering--Means of stopping rent profiteering-Value of the committees—Changes following the

armistice Statistics of adjustments of cases—Value of the local committees—Organization and activities of 48 com-

mittees on rent profiteering—Additional cities in which the Homes Registration and Information Division was actively

interested in combating rent profiteering and adjusting the grievances of tenants.


Purpose-Organization-The project books—The correspondence fileDaily digest of correspondence--Results-Ref-

erence Library.



Preorganization activities-Purpose of aid to transportation-Organization--General policy--Scope of work-Rearrangement

of steam and electric railway schedules - Installation of special steam and electric train service for war workers, Financing

necessary railway extensions and additions General statistical statement-List of cities in which transportation investiga-

tions were made, showing action taken-Instructions to field representatives—Forms used in submitting reports-State-

ment of loans authorized and disbursements made as of December 31, 1919—Statement of interest accrued and billed to

June 30, 1919—Interest statement as of December 31, 1919—Norfolk Ferries.



Promotion of housing by private enterprise-Home-building corporations-Cooperation with Council of National Defense-

Volume of residential construction under Federal license—Value of coordinated private home-building.

Materials Information Branch: Organization and purpose-Conferences with War Industries Board-Standards for construc-

tion-Fire prevention and protection-Restrictions in use of metal.

Estimating Branch: Function-Method of work—Organization of Estimating Branch-Summary of work accomplished.

Forms for home-building committees-Form letters regarding conservation of materials.



Purpose-Organization–Traveling supervisors—Letting construction contracts-Letting subcontracts--Project managers

The field organization—Cost Engineering Branch-Materials Procurement Branch-Summary of Activities -Causes of

cost and delay—Emergency and Powder Plant Construction Branch-Repair Branch-Form used for submission of bids-

Summary of contracts as of June 30, 1919.

The Cost of HOUSING, by LeRoy K. Sherman, President, United States Housing Corporation: Frame houses—Specifications

Cost-Cost of building materials Unit scale of wages Hollow tile and brick houses—Overhead, land, and utilities–Exist-

ing housing problem with reference to increased cost of building-Comparative cost of modern six-room frame house for 1913

and 1919—Comparative cost of modern six-room house of hollow tile, stuccoed, for 1913 and 1919—Comparative cost of

modern six-room house of brick, face brick exterior, for 1913 and 1919—House building materials, comparison of unit prices,

1914–1919—Union scale of wages in the building trades, June, 1913–1919.



History-General policy-Functions-Personnel.



Advisory work and conferences-Incorporation-Taxability of corporate property-Matters involving real property-Drafting

of contracts General construction contracts-Contracts providing for transportation facilities Contracts with municipali-

ties and public utility companies--Work following the armistice-Employment of local counsel-Personnel of Legal Divi-

sion-Form of agreement for payments in lieu of taxes-Form of agreement for payments in lieu of taxes in cases where no

previous agreement with city exists-Form of transportation agreement-New form of contract for general construction work.



The war program-The labor problem-Preliminary action Selection of sites-Preliminary organization and activities

Organization of branch office-Development of community facilities--Effect of armistice on program-Operation of prop-




Construction contemplated before armistice-Establishment of Pacific Coast Division--Organization and function—(on-

struction undertaken-Statistical summary-Changes since armistice.



Sales Branch: Organization and function Statistical summary of sales-Personnel-Statistics of sales by projects, as of

June 30, 1919–Cancellation of contracts and sale of furniture_Organization of selling agency for furniture and equipment-

Disposition of furniture and equipment to June 30, 1919.

Adjustment Committee: Purpose-Method—Statistics of adjustments--Personnel.



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Bridgeport, Conn.:

Apartment house, Black Rock tract........
Four-room houses, types K-8 and K-10, combined with five-room house, type K-11; two of type H-6 combined, each hav-

ing two four-room flats; rear of apartment houses, Black Rock tract....
Four-room row houses, types K-8, K-10, and K-12; entrance to Forest Court (Crane tract)..
Arrangement of back yards, Crane tract...
Semidetached six-room houses, type J-2; houses of two five-room flats, types H-2 and H-3 (Mill Green tract)..

Four-room, five-room, and six-room row houses, types K-1, K-2, K-4, and K-5....
Erie, Pa.:

Five-room row houses, types 402-B, 402-B-R, 402–P, and 402-P-R; six-room detached houses, types 102-B and 103-B....

Semidetached six-room houses, type 203-B and 203-B-R(eversed).
Mare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo), Calif.:

Dormitories and cafeteria....
Semidetached houses of two four-room flats each, types A-1, A-2, and A-3..
Semidetached houses of two three-room flats each, types B-1, B-2, and B-3..
Semidetached five-room houses, types C-1 and C-2..
Six-room detached houses, types D-1, D-2, and D-3.
Five-room detached houses, types E-1, E-2, and E-3.

Four-room detached houses, types F-1, F-2, and F-3.
New London, Conn.:

Semidetached five-room houses, types B-1-A and B-1-B; semidetached six-room hcuses, type B-2-B; semidetached five

and six room houses, type B-4.. Norfolk District, Va.:

Cradock (Portsmouth)—Six-room detached house, type C-3.

Truxtun (Portsmouth)-Five-room houses, types B, C, E, and J (for colored workmen)..
Puget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton), Wash.:

Entrance, vy Yard Hotel; entrances, apartment house...
Five-room detached houses, types 204-A and R-204; four-room detached bungalow, type 201; apartment house....
Four-room bungalow, type R-201-A; three-room bungalow, type 200.

Five-room detached houses, types 204 and 204-A..
Quincy, Mass.:

Six-room detached houses, types A-6-A and A-6-C.
Six-room house, type A-6-A; frame versus brick exterior...
Detached house of two four-room flats, type F-4-A; detached house of two five-room flats, type F-5-A..
Detached houses of two five-room flats, types F-5-A and F-5-B (Baker Basin tract)..
Five-room detached house, type A-5-A; six-room detached house, type A-6-B; semidetached six-room houses, types B-6-A

and B-6-A-R (Arnold Street tract).....
Semidetached six-room houses, types B-6-B and B-6-C.
Typical bedroom and typical recreation room, in temporary dormitories.

Recreation building; interior of temporary cafeteria... Washington, D. C.:

Government hotels: administration building and dormitories...
Waterbury, Conn.:

Semidetached six-room houses, types A-2, A-3, and A-4; semidetached five-room houses, type B-2.
Rear of houses, showing arrangement of back yards....

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Organization chart, Bureau of Industrial Housing and Transportation and United States Housing Corporation, as of Novem

ber 1, 1918....
Questionnaire, June 30, 1919, real-estate investments..
House building materials, comparison of unit prices, 1914-1919.
Union scale of wages in the building trades, June, 1913–1919..
Government hotels, Washington, D. C.:

Summary of gross monthly receipts and expenses, 1919.
Cumulative receipts and expenses in comparison with cumulative appropriations requested and granted, 1919–20.
Occupancy of available rooms and record of daily departures of regular guests, 1919...

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1 Although not noted on each separate illustration, every family unit (house, flat) has a bathroom.

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