I-"I Lived in a Slum" - Woody Klein - New York World Telegram and Sun

I-"I Lived in a Slum" - Woody Klein - New York World Telegram and Sun

Sickening Story Unfolds in City's Blighted Areas

by: Robert H. Prall | publication date: June 22, 1959 | Publication: New York World-Telegram and Sun | pages: 1

More than one million people are living in the filth and squalor of New York City's slums. The blighted areas of overcrowded, rundown homes are spreading farther and farther through the city.

Although the Welfare Department spends $16 million a month to help some of these destitute families, thousands upon thousands of them are trapped in festering tenements, rooming houses and ramshackle dwellings.

This introductory article reports of the specifics of Woody Klein's one month stay in the city's worst slums - how he assumed a new identity and how he applied for housing aid.

Public domain.