Housing of the Nonwhite Population, 1940 to 1947

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Housing and Home Finance Agency, 1948 - 13 halaman
 

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Halaman 4 - ... whereas the reverse was true for whites (14 percent against 23 percent). For nonfarm areas alone, the nonwhite population rose by nearly 40 percent, while the number of dwelling units it occupied increased by only 31 percent. The nonfarm dwelling units occupied by whites in 1950 were, on the average, larger than those occupied by nonwhites, yet the average number of persons per dwelling unit occupied by whites and nonwhites was practically the same. At the same time, the proportion of overcrowded...
Halaman 3 - ... and partial reconversion, and the inevitable readjustments as the economy shifted from defense to war to peace and back again to defense mobilization. As with workers in general, nonwhites moved in response to war demands and felt the full impact of that period. The necessary wartime limitations on new construction were such that the volume of new housing added to the supply for anyone was relatively small. To the extent that new housing was constructed during 1942-45, it was reserved for essential...
Halaman 12 - Urban and Rural Residence, Age, Sex, Color, and Veteran Status of the Civilian Population of the United States: April, 1947, Current Population Reports — Population Characteristics, Series P-2O, No.
Halaman 13 - Housing Characteristics of the United States: April 1947,
Halaman 10 - ... an active and expanding market for not only more housing, but also higher quality housing. There were substantial numbers of Negroes, therefore, able to pay and desirous of paying higher prices for better accommodations than those which they were compelled to occupy. This observation is strengthened by data obtained from the 1940 census, which show that higher proportions of nonwhite than white families in the relatively high income and rent groups were occupying housing that was deficient in...
Halaman 3 - ... period. The necessary wartime limitations on new construction were such that the volume of new housing added to the supply for anyone was relatively small. To the extent that new housing was constructed, it was reserved for essential in-migrant workers in urgent war production areas. The delayed entry of nonwhites into war production employment restricted their eligibility for occupancy of these dwellings. Traditional neighborhood restrictions served to limit housing available to nonwhites during...

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