Description: Homesteading was a government-funded program in
which abandoned, city-owned buildings were rehabilitated by low and
moderate-income people, who then became resident-owners. This program
allowed poor people to gain equity in buildings through their labor.
Rehabilitated apartments could not be sold for profit, and were to
remain permanently available for low-income tenants. This photograph depicts a rally in support of a homesteaders’ group at 63 East 5th Street.
Date: February 19, 1990
Creator: Barry Hall
Original Format: Black and White photograph, 8 x 10 inches
Citation: Private Collection of the Metropolitan Council on Housing. Digital ID = mch_000158d