California housing shortage after the war

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After the war, we went to Long Beach. We lived in a defense housing project because that’s…you know, those, like, Cabrillo Homes and [?] Manor because there was an intense housing shortage in California after the war. Where were they going to put us? You know, they gave us $28 and “Hey, good luck.” So it was…they had to place us in certain places. I mean people were living in trailers in Lomita and places.

Date: December 27, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

long beach relocation resettlement

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