we don't have jobs anymore! what are we going to do?!
I guess this is home now
daddy, i'm hungryy
Unemployment reached 25% of the US population. The US GNP went from 104 billion to 56 billion.
Hoovervilles were "shack homes" which people utilized as they were displaced from their homes. Many could not afford the maintenance and upkeep therefore were forced to leave. Many families lived in these small homes and moved around the country.
Malnutrition prevailed in the Great Depression as people did not have enough money to buy the small quantities of food available (given the farming crisis). Soup kitchens began in this era