“Mutual Housing in the Delaware Valley”
Mobilization for World War II transformed the Delaware River Valley into a giant housing laboratory. Audubon Park, Bellmawr Park, and Pennypack Woods were built in 1941 as part of a special federal government-Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO) program for workers who could not afford home ownership. The three communities functioned as testing grounds for “mutual” or cooperative home ownership and new ideas in community planning, modern architecture, and mass-production building methods.
Kristin M. Szylvian is an Associate Professor of History and Library and Information Science, and Public History graduate program director at St. John’s University.
Friday, September 4, 2015 – 12:15pm – 1:30pm
Private Dining Room, Campus Center
Lunch will be served
This event is also a book-signing event where books will be available for purchase and the author’s signature.
BY PAUL JARGOWSKY ON AUGUST 9, 2015
A new report from The Century Foundation reveals the number of people who live in high poverty neighborhoods has almost doubled since 2000 from 7.2 million to 13.8 million—the highest number ever recorded.
online appendix showing the growth in high-poverty neighborhoods in a number of metropolitan areas
Media and social media coverage of the report: