United States government required residents to have steady jobs to move into this community

The United States government required residents to have a steady job to move into this community

The United States government required residents to have a steady job, making between $1,000 and $2,500 a year – that would be $16,000 to $40,000 today to become a resident of the Resettlement community of Greenhills, Ohio in 1938. This stipulation kept many of the poorest in Cincinnati from moving in.

Government officials came out and interviewed their neighbors in Westwood to determine their moral character and make sure they would maintain the property.

Income was checked every year, and those who exceeded the maximum were asked to leave.

Only white families were accepted, though that was in an era when segregation was common.

The first residents moved into apartments on Avenell Lane on 1 Apr 1938.

Greenhills, Ohio, a community planned by the Suburban Division of the U.S. Resettlement Administration was part of President Roosevelts New Deal plans to pull citizens out of the Great Depression. The community of Greenhills started receiving residents in the spring of 1938.

Greenhills, Ohio, Jan. 1938Greenhills, Ohio, Jan. 1938

Greenhills, Ohio aerial view Jan. 1938Greenhills7 aerial view Jan. 1938

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Prospective tenants of Greenhills project being interviewed in family selection office. Ohio Oct 1938 by photographer John VachonProspective tenants of Greenhills project being interviewed in family selection office. Ohio Oct 1938 by photographer John Vachon

Greenhills, Ohio Oct. 1938 by photographer John VachonGreenhills, Ohio Oct. 1938 by photographer John Vachon

Greenhills, Ohio Oct. 1938 by photographer John VachonGreenhills, Ohio Oct. 1938 by photographer John Vachon2

Mother and daughter at Greenhills, Ohio Oct, 1938 by photographer John VachonMother and daughter at Greenhills, Ohio Oct, 1938 by photographer John Vachon

Greenhills, Ohio Oct. 1938 by photographer John VachonGreenhills, Ohio Oct. 1938 by photographer John Vachon3

 Interior of bedroom. Greenhills, Ohio Jan 1938, by John VachonInterior of bedroom. Greenhills, Ohio Jan 1938, by John Vachon

 Interior of kitchen Greenhills, Ohio Jan 1938, by John VachonInterior of kitchen Greenhills, Ohio Jan 1938, by John Vachon

 Interior of living room Greenhills, Ohio Jan 1938, by John VachonInterior of living room Greenhills, Ohio Jan 1938, by John Vachon

 Interior of living room Greenhills, Ohio Jan 1938, by John VachonInterior of living room Greenhills, Ohio Jan 1938, by John Vachon2

House. Greenhills, Ohio Jan. 1938House. Greenhills, Ohio Jan. 1938

Child in kitchen of Greenhills, Ohio, home Oct, 1938 by photographer John VachonChild in kitchen of Greenhills, Ohio, home Oct, 1938 by photographer John Vachon

Greenhills community building. Ohio October, 1938 John Vachon photographer – The Greenhills Community Building housed a library, gym and movie facilities, as well as two Works Progress Administration murals by Paul Chidlaw and Richard ZoellnerGreenhills community building. Ohio October, 1938 John Vachon photographer

Greenhills community building. Ohio October, 1938 John Vachon photographerGreenhills community building. Ohio October, 1938 John Vachon photographer2

Greenhills Ohio workers October, 1938 John Vachon photographerGreenhills citizens working Ohio October, 1938 John Vachon photographer

Mural in Greenhills, Ohio, community building Oct 1938, by John VachonMural in Greenhills, Ohio, community building Oct 1938, by John Vachon

More photographs of this unique and historic housing project of 1935

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me

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She has authored numerous genealogy books.
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is the continuation of the story. .

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