Rent Commission: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs, Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives, Seventy-fourth Congress, First Session, on H. R. 3809

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Page 31 - Jan. 15, 1936, in the Cost of Goods Purchased by Wage Earners and Lower-Salaried Workers 1 Covers 51 cities.
Page 103 - THE Supreme Court of the United States, by a vote of 5 to 4, has decided that the New York State law, limiting the work-day to ten hours for bakers, is unconstitutional.
Page 29 - Research, and by the Cost of Living Division of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Page 22 - That may be made a part of the record. (The table referred to is as follows:) General HINES.
Page 40 - Mr. BRINKMAN. Mr. Halbert tries to take care of them. Mr. HALBERT. I would like to call attention to one thing I consider an abuse. There are some landlords who issue an eviction notice every month to keep people scared. Some of them have been paying their rent along for a year who have had an eviction notice every month, and the cost of that is charged up to them on top of their rents because the landlords think that is a good way to keep them keyed up to pay their rents. Senator KING. The notice...
Page 162 - ... years of age. The health officer is hereby authorized, if in his judgment it is necessary to secure compliance with this requirement, to cause to be affixed to or near the door of each such room, a placard stating the number...
Page 52 - I want to say for the benefit of the record that the gentleman in the well of the House is a very fine lawyer.
Page 36 - Report of Wage and personnel survey, Field survey division, Personnel classification board, 1929.
Page 100 - ... particularly interested — is the cost of the roof. She can go without clothes, without education, she can give up amusements, but she must have a roof over her head. She can not sit out in the park because the policeman will not let her. That is the fundamental item. That item used to be 25 per cent of the salary. The Department of Labor urged, I think, that not more than 25 per cent of the salary should be put into the roof. Now, in the District of Columbia the average is 60 per cent of the...
Page 44 - This survey covered a carefully stratified sample of 15 per cent of the families in 64 cities, and provided nearly half a million usable schedules. The results, as DL Wickens has pointed out, "suggest that there are practicable limits to the amount chargeable for rents." The ratio of rent delinquency is closely related to the ratio of rent to family income. Only 16 per cent of the families with rent-income ratios between 15 and 20 per cent were delinquent; when rental represented 35 to 40 per cent...

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