The federal government launched a New Deal program that would reinforce segregationist boundaries in Austin and throughout the country. The program was designed to restore household wealth during the Great Depression, but it excluded most minority communities through redlining — the practice of denying or charging more for goods and services in certain neighborhoods, usually … Continued


The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) was established by the National Housing Act within the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Although facilitating home financing, improving housing standards and increasing employment in the home construction industry were touted as main goals, the FHA directly subsidized the urbanization of America on to the condition that no … Continued