Aberdeen Gardens Development in Newport News
Original Author: Paul Carter
Created: September 1936
Medium: Photograph
Publisher: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

Aberdeen Gardens Development in Newport News

Newport News Homesteads, Virginia. The New Deal program known as the Resettlement Administration (RA) worked to create housing projects for low-income and underemployed rural workers, often subsistence or migrant farmers, and often minorities. This particular development, known as Aberdeen Gardens, began as part of the Division of Subsistence Homesteads under the Department of Interior, and was then transferred in 1935. Aberdeen Gardens was designed specifically to create housing for low-income black families; the neighborhood still exists.