"Slumlords and Public Policy" - Michael A. Stegman - Appraisal Journal

"Slumlords and Public Policy" - Michael A. Stegman - Appraisal Journal

by: Michael A. Stegman | publication date: April 1, 1968 | Publication: The Appraisal Journal |

". . .With the publication of two books dealing with the nature of slums
and their owners, some of these concerns can be elaborated. The first of
the two, Let In the Sun, by Woody Klein, is a case study of a single new law
tenement located at 311 East 100th Street, on New York City's 'worst
block.' It is a heartrending account of city life at its ultimate worst, and is
reminiscent of Riis' and Steffens' works of a half century or more ago. It is
also subject to the same limitations of Cook's and Gleason's 'The Shame of
New York,' which Roger Starr said 'confused housing, one of the city's most
troublesome problems, in a flood of moral oversimplification' . . ."

An assessment of U.S. housing policy with attention to Woody Klein's 1964, "Let in the Sun."

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