Harlem Conditions

The committee found that 1,220, or 6%, of family-living quarters did not have heating, more than 2,300, or 12%, did not have access to hot water and, 722, or close to 4%, did not have working toilets.[1] In addition, 84.2 of residential structures were built prior to 1900. 

Landlords placed black families in dilapidated buildings and charged higher rents compared to what white families paid.

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