This historic district was born in the New Deal under President Franklin D. Roosevelt as one of his Subsistence Communities during the Great Depression. Today, most of the surviving 218 homes have been extensively remodeled, while the area has continued to grow with new neighborhoods and businesses. When constructed, a Homestead house and farm of 20-25 acres was valued at about $2,000. The Homesteaders, earning about 50 cents an hour, received one-third of their pay in cash, while the other two-thirds went back to the government as payment on their property.
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