ERIC Number: ED028860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Status of Rural Housing in the United States.
Bird, Ronald; And Others
With the addition of 3.7 million rural homes and the improvement of 15.6 million rural residences during the period from 1960 to 1966, the status of rural housing has been vastly improved. These improvements may not have affected the number of substandard homes, since most of these dwellings were occupied by families having incomes of less than $3,000 in 1960, and almost all of the new homes built during this period were occupied by families having incomes greater than $6,000. It appears that most low-income families did not build new homes. Since most low-income families own their own homes, it is doubtful that many of them moved to better housing. It is apparent that most remodeling done to rural houses was not great enough to change the condition of many substandard homes--especially those lacking proper plumbing facilities. (DA)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Environment, Housing, Housing Deficiencies, Housing Needs, Low Rent Housing, Needs, Residential Patterns, Rural Areas, Rural Environment, Sanitary Facilities, Statistical Data
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (A 93.28:144, $0.30).
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.