Houses for All

Houses for All

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Houses for All is the story of the struggle for social housingin Vancouver between 1919 and 1950. It argues that, however temporaryor limited their achievements, local activists pplayed a significantrole in the introduction, implementation, or continuation of many earlynational housing programs. Ottawa's housing initiatives were notalways unilateral actions in the development of the welfare state. Thedrive for social housing in Vancouver complemented the tradition ofhousing activism that already existed in the United Kingdom and, to alesser degree, in the United States.The Struggle for Social Housing in Vancouver, 1919-50 Jill Wade ... materials were still so scarce that a black market in plumbing supplies, bathtubs, electrical fittings, lumber, and flooring did a lively business. ... overcrowded households, and substandard replacement.13 The estimated building need for Vancouver was 17, 731 units.14 Within the next ... of salaried and wage workers, especially in shipbuilding in North Vancouver and aircraft manufacturing in Vancouver and Richmond.

Title:Houses for All
Author:Jill Wade
Publisher:UBC Press - 1994-01-01


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