Heather, that was a very interesting article that was well-researched. The socio-political aspects were poignant, but what also caught my eye as an architect, was how surprisingly “modern” and solidly built the housing looked. Those were not shacks. They were painted and they had manufactured double-hung windows. If you had told me that these were photos of mass-produced housing put up for World War II industrial workers, I would have believed you. Please do more articles like this. There is so much left out of the American History books.