Subject File, 1981-1989



                                                     HOUSING (HS)

                                          (4.8 linear feet; Boxes 1-12)


A primary category containing information pertaining to the approval of programs developed by local communities for the prevention and elimination of slums and blight conditions, including urban renewal and slum clearance, housing trends, public housing and low rent programs, certification of maximum number of dwellings required for relocation of families displaced by government action.



File Code         Description


HS               Housing (4.8 ft; boxes 1-12)

This primary subject category contains material relating to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sponsored housing;  H.R. 5922 -  the Urgent Supplemental Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 1982; Commerce Department statistics regarding housing starts and sales; the National Association of Home Builders' industry forecasts; Section 8 public assistance; the FHMA and VA housing; homelessness; S. 2819 - the Housing and Community Development Technical Amendments Act of 1984; housing reports to Congress; HHS action in providing shelter; public housing tenant home ownership, especially in the Kenilworth-Parkside Resident Management Corporation in Washington, DC; multiple House and Senate Resolutions authorizing the Temporary Extension of Certain Housing and Hazard Insurance Authorities; S. 667 -  the Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1985; the Community for Creative Non-violence and Mitch Snyder; S. 410 - Repeal of Commercial and Apartment Conservation Service; H.R. 558 - Homeless Assistance Act; and S. 825 - Omnibus Housing Bill.


In the second Reagan administration, the White House Office of Records Management (WHORM) changed its filing classifications for letters from the public expressing problems finding housing or housing assistance.  Beginning in 1985, these letters were filed in the Alpha File by the individual correspondent’s last name.  Boxes 1 through 9 of this series primarily contain these letters from the public, while boxes 10 through 12 have relatively few letters of this type.