Date of Award

Spring 1974

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Civil Engineering - (M.S.)

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Charles Franklin Peck

Second Advisor

Raj P. Khera

Third Advisor

Franklin Salek

Abstract

New Jersey as well as the rest of the nation is beginning to feel the pinch of what has been termed the housing crisis. The products of the World War II baby-boom are now reaching the age where they require homes of their own, making the demand for good quality low-cost housing very high. At the same time, the demand for good public housing continues to grow and we are learning that our previous efforts in this field have been far from satisfactory.

In the course of this study I have looked into the possibilities of solving a portion of this housing problem within the boundaries of the Hackensack Meadowlands District. This has required a detailed study of site conditions, zoning and building regulations, and the adaptability of industrial techniques. In addition, study has been made in the economic fields to determine what types of financial modifications or subsidies would be necessary to meet the related capital demand.

This thesis study has established the feasibility of utilizing industrial technology and governmental subsidies to meet the housing needs of low and moderate income groups as well as those of the general public within this part of New Jersey.

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