Hopeful home-hunters

Hopeful home-hunters
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Title: Hopeful home-hunters

Long line of people, mostly African American, waiting on weedy sidewalk next to chainlink fence, behind which a high-rise apartment building is under construction; construction shed at left. Caption on verso: "Hopeful Home-Hunters: Scene shows line formed by applicants for apartments in the 839-unit low-rent Albany Houses, Park Place and Albany Ave. Those selected on a basis of comparative need must have low incomes. Rents in the six-house, 14-story project will range from $30.50 for two rooms to $42 for five rooms."

Date: 1949
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Crown Heights (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Brooklyn eagle.
More Details: On verso: date stamped: Sep. 29, 1949; "Eagle Staff photo."
Title from caption on verso.
Grease pencil cropping marks.
Collection: Housing
Subject: Public housing
Building construction
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library.
ID: HOUS 0001