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When America's Basic Housing Unit Was a Bed, Not a House

The same cities that struggle to provide affordable housing today eliminated their critical-but-maligned flexible housing stock after World War II.
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Ariel Aberg-Riger

This month, CityLab visual storyteller Ariel Aberg-Riger takes a look back at the critical role Single Room Occupancy housing played in early 20th century urban life.