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Despite long standing efforts going back to the turn of the century when city planning and other reform movements emerged, the poverty and social problems of distressed urban neighborhoods in United States cities persist. This book looks at the progress that has taken place in many of the country's devastated areas. The book highlights examples of achievements made through community organizations and residents.

Federal Policy and Poor Urban Neighborhoods
Federal policy and poor urban neighborhoods
W. DennisKeating
Introduction

Poor urban neighborhoods in the United States have felt the impact of federal policies for more than six decades. The Great Depression beginning in 1929 and New Deal reforms of the 1930s mark the origin of federal policies that have long affected poor urban neighborhoods. These policies have been both positive and negative in their impact. To understand the past evolution of these neighborhoods and to project their future, it is critical to understand these federal policies. This chapter will trace the evolution of federal policies and review their impact.

Urban neighborhoods grew tremendously in the late 19th century and in the early 1900s in the absence of federal policy. The great migration to ...

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