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Oakland Federation Joins City, Federal Agency in Providing Housing for Poor

The Jewish Welfare Federation here has joined with a city and a Federal agency in a pioneer project to provide decent housing for poor families. The Federation will acquire and rehabilitate between five and eight single family houses in slum areas in Oakland and then re-sell them to low income families.

The program will be directed and insured by the Federal Housing Administration as a phase of the Oakland Redevelopment Agency’s plans for rehabilitation of slum dwellings. Priority for resale of the rehabilitated structures will go to families living in them at the time they were purchased by the Federation.