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ACQUISITION OF 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.

CHAPTER VI.

MANAGEMENT OF THE PROPERTIES.

The problem—Should houses be sold or rented?—How should rents be determined ?-Demand for housing-Difficulty in

framing a rental policy-What constitutes 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-

ment.

CHAPTER VII.

SALVAGE..

Magnitude of operations at time of armistice 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

Total salvage.

APPENDIX V.

Homes REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION Division.

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 roomsTesting 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.

SECTION ON RENT PROFITEERING:

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.

INFORMATION SECTION:

Purpose-Organization-The project books-The correspondence file-Daily digest of correspondence-Results---Ref-

erence Library.

APPENDIX VI.

TRANSPORTATION DIVISION...

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.

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APPENDIX XVII.

WASHINGTON DIVISION, Homes REGISTRATION SERVICE..

History-Placements--Other service to war workers-The housing shortage - Loans to boarding house keepers Management

of commandeered houses - Management of houses transferred from Interior Department and the Superintendent of Public

Buildings and Grounds.

APPENDIX XVIII.

Fiscal Division.

Introduction-Scope and policy —Organization-Field organization and operations-Statement for period ending July 31,

1919, Philadelphia-Working methods-Accounting section-Administrative audit--- Routine of auditing field payments-

Freight and traffic-Insurance-Commissary--Method of accounting in commissaries operated by contractors-Plant

account-Field instructions-Equipment for field office - Instructions to timekeeper and paymaster-Sequence of material

purchases and receipts --Accounting and forms --Accomplishments.

APPENDIX XIX,

TREASURY Division..

History-General policy-Functions--Personnel.

APPENDIX XX.

LEGAL Division..

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

of contracts -General construction contracts --Contracts providing for transportation facilities--ontracts 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.

APPENDIX XXI.

HAMPTON Roads DISTRICT...

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-

erties.

APPENDIX XXII.

Pacific Coast Division.....

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

struction undertaken-Statistical summary-Changes since armistice.

APPENDIX XXIII.

SALES AND ADJUSTMENTS.

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.

APPENDIX XXIV.

COMMISSION ON LIVING CONDITIONS.

Organization and purpose-War Workers' Community Service-Porto Ricans employed on Army construction -Living

conditions in Washington, D. C.-Conferences of Federal agencies serving communities-Change of plan due to armistice-

Conferences attended--Housing policy of the Federal Government --Finances-Summary statement covering the purposes

and progress of the conference of Federal agencies serving communities-- Tentative statement concerning proposed perma-

nent conference of Federal agencies serving communities.

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