Annual Reports of the Federal Housing Administration
The National Housing Act become law June 27, 1934 as a part of the New Deal program. The Act, originated during the Great Depression, made housing and mortgages more affordable, reduced the foreclosure rates, and created lending policies with disparate impacts on Americans along segregated lines.
ARCHIVE: Records of the Women’s Bureau, Record Group 86
The Women's Bureau was established in 1918 as a temporary wartime
division to support the working women of World War I. The value of this
program was realized and the Women's Bureau was permanently established
on June 5, 1920.