FG 203 (President's Committee on Urban Housing) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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  • Linear measurement of materials:   1 in.
  • Number of pages:   265
Organizational Note

President Johnson originally established the President's Committee on Urban Housing by Presidential Directive in June 1967. Known as the Kaiser Committee, it studied ways in which the private sector of the economy could participate in rebuilding urban slums. Their researched focused on production and rehabilitation of housing for the poor and federally subsidized housing. The Committee consisted of 19 members appointed by the President and terminated in 1968 at the publication of Decent Home, the final report, commonly known as the Kaiser Report.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of memorandums and correspondence, and reports.

Primary correspondents include R. V. Hansberger, William J. Hopkins, and Michael C. Monroe.

Topics include requests for the Kaiser report and a technical studies report, and concerns regarding recommendations made by the Committee in the final report.
The terms Executive and General used before the file designation FG 203 generally determine the source of the material. Items designated Executive are communications between Commission members or staff and the President, White House staff members, Federal officials, members of Congress, and other prominent people. Items designated General are communications between White House staff members and the general public or a Congressional representative writing on behalf of a constituent.

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