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Following on the better homes movement of the 1920s was the low-cost housing program of the 1930s, administered by the housing division of the Public Works Administration, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the Home Owners' Loan Corporation, and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Having previously served as a consultant to these agencies on building materials, the National Bureau of Standards was now brought into this program and given funding for research in low-cost housing. NBS's studies in the structural and fire-resistant properties of materials for these houses were published in Building Materials and Structures Reports (BMS). Images in the Low Cost Housing Photographic collection are included in these BMS reports. [From: Measures for Progress by Rexmond C. Cochrane, p. 334]

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