The Housing Act of 1959 was a landmark piece of legislation passed by the United States Congress that provided a much-needed solution to the growing housing crisis in urban areas. The Act provided funding for the construction of new homes, the rehabilitation of existing properties, and the removal of slum areas. Additionally, the Act established the Urban Renewal Program which provided local governments with financial assistance to revitalize neighborhoods that were blighted. This housing act of 1959 represented a major step forward in addressing the country’s housing crisis and set the foundation for future initiatives that would continue to tackle this issue.
Recommended to Read: Housing Act of 1954 [Urban Renewal Program]