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Unformatted text preview: 3. How did FHA policies influence where builders chose to build homes and buyers chose to buy them? • Minimum requirements for lot size, setback from street, separation from adjacent structures and for width of house itself • Made suburbia more desirable 4. Jackson asserts that the FHA “turned the building industry against the inner city and ‐ minority housing market” (213). Using one of the cities that Jackson cites as an example to support this claim, describe the specific social and geographical transformations that he says federal housing policy helped to precipitate. • Washington D.C. -> few mortgages in black neighborhoods • FHA insurances mostly in suburbs 5. In spite of the many evils he details, why does Jackson suggest that suburbanization might be considered an ideal government policy? • More mortgages in the suburban towns • Institutionalized racism • No proof of intent...
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- Spring '06
- Geography, Suburb, FHA inf luence