In 1940, CHPC conducted a study of the moving habits and attitudes of 1219 New York families. The ‘sub-committee on Tenant-Landlord Relations’, part of CHPC’s Housing Management Committee, scrutinized the factors that compelled tenants to move homes; a process that causes “a drain on family resources no matter how happy the outcome”.
The study’s major findings were:
1. Lower rent was the chief reason for moving given by Manhattan tenants;
2. More than 1/4 of Manhattan tenants wanted more value for money;
3. 1/4 might have been induced by their former landlord to remain;
4. Tenants claim they are … Read more…