Housing for $14 a month

Monday, Oct. 9, 1944

Here’s how Mommy described our house hunting for an unfurnished apartment while we wait for the bungalow: “Well, there was exactly one place listed and they wouldn’t take children! Then we heard about a place pretty far out for $14 a month. Just for the hell of it, we went to see and darned if it wasn’t a remodeled chicken coop with no lights, no plumbing, and no gas. It looked like a coal stove from the outside. We didn’t dare go in…I’m sure no Board of Health would approve it as a place for people to live. But that’s what happens when you have ten applicants for every house.”

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