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Federal Housing Administration
Residential Sub-Areas, 1937

This map grades sections of DC and its suburbs for value and marketability, using race as a criterion.


Percent of Dwelling Units Occupied By Nonwhites (NARA)

This map is based on data collected in 1934. See this
map for other categories of data recorded for each block.

FHA-insured housing, Dec. 31, 1936 (NARA)

This map shows existing and planned federally insured housing.

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National Capital Housing Authority Properties and Projects, Dec. 1944 (NARA)

This map identifies public housing projects by race. Just two, for whites, were built west of Rock Creek Park.