The Truth about Tenements
By Caita Pierson March 11, 1901
Tenements housing is unsanitary and unsafe.
There were many problems. First of all, there was no sewage treatment or trash pick up. This lead to polluted, smelly streets that children played in. These children then became sick and many of them died. Secondly, there were many people in a small space. According to Improving Living Conditions, there were 450,000 people living in the Lower East Side (NY) in 1900. This dense packed neighbor hood is unhealthy to live in. Overall, the conditions need to be changed for the better of the public.
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