Historic Context for Public Housing in the United States, 1950-1980

Rosin Preservation, in conjunction with Enterprise Community Partners, is preparing a national context for public housing developed in the mid- to late-twentieth century for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The document will expand on the existing context Public Housing in the United States, 1939-1949.  It will present historical, social, political, architectural, and landscape trends during the period of significance and will describe the types of public housing developments and development components that were constructed.  HUD envisions that Rosin Preservation’s work will help public housing authorities determine if a property is considered historic and plan for a compliant and efficient review process when changes are contemplated.