Living Conditions Cause Problems

March 10, 1906 Written by: Myriah Rickers

Awful Sanitation in the Homes Causing Diseases

As of now, all of these homes are lacking sanitation. The homes don't have proper waste disposal, all of the waste is ending up in the streets where children are playing, and people are walking. There is garbage pilling up in the streets of New York City. There is one toilet for every twenty people, and there were sometimes up to seven people living in the cheap, overpopulated, unsanitary lodging houses.


The Tenement House Act was passed which gave everyone a chance to live in nice houses, and they now had good sanitation. After this was passed, the living conditions improved, and diseases were no longer being caught from the poor living conditions.