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The Home Owners' Loan Corporation began business on July 17, 1933 and allowed people who had mortgages with private lenders to apply for a loan from the government in order to pay off their mortgage with private lenders. This allowed many Atlanta families to retain their homes through the depression. From the description of Portfolios, 1938-1940. (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 28143154 ...
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the U.S. government was the major relief agency of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal". Supplanting the Civil Works Administration (an emergency temporary work relief program, 1933-1934), the WPA employed over two million Americans before its liquidation in 1941. From the guide to the United States Works Progress Administration reports, 1934-1941, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) A Works Progress Admi...
The National Emergency Council was established by Executive Order 6433A on November 17, 1933 to coordinate the work of various field agencies established under New Deal legislation. It was abolished on September 16, 1937. From the description of Proceedings, 1933-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83641732 The Economic Adviser prepared reports and special economic studies. From the description of Economic Adviser's Records, (a series). 1933-1935. (National Arch...
The United States Department of Agriculture was established in 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln and was elevated to a Cabinet level organization by President Grover Cleveland in 1889. The Department of Agriculture assists farmers and producers of food as well as creating policies and programs related to food distribution and nutrition information. The United States Department of Agriculture controls a number of regional offices through out the continential United States and its territories....
The Alaska Public Works Program was authorized during the 81st Congress through the Alaska Public Works Act, Public Law 264. The Act authorized the General Services Administration to construct public works in Alaska, at a total cost of $70 million, then to sell them to the Territory of Alaska or other public bodies in Alaska at a purchase price that would recover approximately 50% of the total estimated cost. The authority, set to expire June 30, 1955, was extended to June 30, 1959. The program ...
In order to counteract the effects of the Depression, the Federal Government founded numerous agencies geared at lowering unemployment and boosting the economy. Among these were the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), created on May 12, 1933; the Civil Works Administration (CWA), established on November 9, 1933; and the Works Progress Administration (WPA-1), established on May 6, 1935. The Civil Works Administration was abolished in March, 1934, with its functions and records transfe...