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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
How the HouSING OF LABOR AFFECTED THE PRODUCTION OF WAR ESSENTIALS.
War needs and industrial organization—The need of adequate and efficient labor–How housing affects production—The
housing shortage–Bad housing reduces output—How housing affects health-- Housing conditions of war workers in the
spring of 1918--Evidence of the effect on war industries—The gravity of the problem.
HISTORY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSING CORPORATION.
The Council of National Defense-Committee on Labor, Section on Housing-Congestion at Bridgeport-Report of Section on
Housing --Advisory Commission, hearings and report—The “Ten-Day Committee"--Housing bills introduced into Con-
gress-Establishment and organization of the Bureau of Industrial Housing and Transportation Organization of the United
States Housing Corporation.
Functiòns of the divisions: Surveys and Statistics Division-Homes Registration and Information Division—Transportation
Division-Real Estate Division-Design Divisions-Requirements Division-Construction Division-Industrial Relations
Division-Operating Division --Legal Division-Fiscal Division and Treasury Division-Sales Division-Adjustment
Committee---Committee on Requisitioned Houses.
Preliminary work of Housing Bureau-Temporary versus permanent construction Standards of Housing-Government
loans to private building companies versus Government construction-Real Estate Division plan-Criticisms of the Real
Estate plan-Government loans to local housing companies-Criticism of company plan by defenders of Real Estate plan-
Objections of the Real Estate Division considered--Defense of the local housing company plan-Reason for abandonment
of this plan-Adoption of plan of Government construction and operation Policy with reference to investigations.
MEASURES ADOPTED TO PREVENT NEEDLESS CONSTRUCTION.
The problem-Ascertaining local needs-Promoting maximum utilization of existing houses—Value of the vacancy canvass
The Homes Registration Service Committee-Listing and classifying the vacancies--Need of a placement agency-Ad-
ministration of Homes Registration Service-Statistics of Homes Registration Service-Savings effected—Improvement
of old properties Control of rent profiteering—Statistics of committees on rent profiteering—Utilizing existing houses in
Washingtɔn, D. C.--Commandeering of vacant properties—Solving the problem by transportation-Encouragement of
private construction Statistics of accommodations provided without building by the Federal Government.
ACQUISITION OP LAND, PLANNING HOUSES AND SITES, CONSTRUCTION
The problem-Choice of site--Appraisals as safeguards-Acquisition of land by purchase-Requisition-Closing of contracts
and taking of title-Amount of land acquired— The planning of houses and sites—Committees of designers, Engineering
requirements-Project engineers -- Negotiations with municipalities–Negotiations with public utility companies—Town
planning-Standardized architecture-Employment of architects Economies through planning-Letting contracts for
construction Securing materials
Supervision of construction Project managers-Works superintendents,Traveling
supervisors— Procurement and supervision of labor-Devices to speed production and reduce costs --Fiscal record-Summary
of construction operations.
MANAGEMENT OF THE PROPERTIES.
The problem-Should houses be sold or rented?—IIow should rents be determined?-Demand for housing-Difficulty in
framing a rental policy-What cổnstitutes a fair rental?—Rental is related to value-Can rentals be standardized ?-Attempt
to ascertain proper rental return on real estate-Number of properties operated-Management-Provision for welfare of
tenants-Government Hotels, Washington, D. C.-The sale of the properties - Appraisal—Method of sale--Cost of manage-
Magnitude of operations at time of armnistice Quick measures to stop construction Policy with reference to curtailment of
projects Statistics of disposition of contracts—Sale of materials–Sale of furniture and equipment-Adjustment of claims