In 1940, CHPC conducted a study of the moving habits and attitudes of 1219 New York families. The sub-committee on Tenant-Landlord Relations, part of CHPCs Housing Management Committee, scrutinized the factors that compelled tenants to move homes; a process that causes a drain on family resources no matter how happy the outcome.

The studys major findings were:

  1. Lower rent was the chief reason for moving given by Manhattan tenants;
  2. More than 1/4 of Manhattan tenants wanted more value for money;
  3. 1/4 might have been induced by their former landlord to remain;
  4. Tenants claim they are spending too much of their income on rent;
  5. 1/3 of tenants are dissatisfied with their repairs and redecoration policies;
  6. More than 1/2 of Manhattan tenants say their landlord should supply recreation facilities;
  7. Brooklyn residents show greater stability than Manhattan residents.

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