I Lived in a Slum

I Lived in a Slum

Tenant Rights Lost in Ignorance

by: Woody Klein | publication date: June 30, 1959 | Publication: New York World-Telegram and Sun | pages: 1

Most of New York City's slum dwellers live in ignorance and fear.

During my "life" in the tenement jungles, I talked to scores of tenants who were completely unaware of their basic rights under housing laws. And because of this ignorance, they are exploited and housed in quarters intolerable for decent human beings.

Woody Klein reports that despite living in terrible conditions, the residents of New York City's slums are largely unaware of the housing laws aimed to guarantee them a basic standard of living.