Economics

The Other America

Poverty

In America during the 1950's 40 million people lived in poverty, 1 out of every 4 people. The poverty line in 1959 was $2,973. The National Housing Act of 1949 was created to tear down old run down neighborhoods to build low income housing, that people could afford, The majority of people who lived there included; elderly, single women with children, African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans.