Instant Renovations

The Ambitious 1960s Plan of ‘Instant Renovation’ of Old Law Tenements

Posted February 28, 2020 at 5:05 am

With an ever-constant flow of stories about landlords upscaling tenements – and the resultant displacement of residents – it’s appropriate to revisit the little-known federal program of “instant renovations” from yesteryear. This housing rehabilitation pilot program began during the mayoral term of Lindsay, and seems rather bonkers. Essentially, a crane would cut through the roof […]

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