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Well Worth SavingHow the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership$
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Price V. Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226082448

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
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Well Worth Saving
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Price Fishback

Jonathan Rose

Kenneth Snowden

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0001

This chapter introduces the HOLC by exploring how it provided relief to one borrower, Joshua C. from Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, who faced foreclosure in 1934 due to a lower market value for his house, less income, and medical debts. The chapter also provides an overview of the book and a summary of its principal findings.

Keywords:   Home Owners Loan Corporation, HOLC, Great Depression, New Deal, Foreclosure, Loan modification, Loan refinance, Housing crisis, Housing program, Home ownership

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