Quote – Miss Marie L. Obenauer, Joint Chairman, Board of Governors of Home Owners’ Protective Enterprise, Testimony. Committee on Banking and Currency. Senate.

What is more, I do not believe that the home-owning family, with its back against the wall, fighting for the protection of its children, fighting for a way to live in some other way than on Mr. Hopkins’ relief rolls is going to jeopardize the family shelter for any such purpose. I think it is nothing short of a crime to use the money of the taxpayers to incite people to go into debts they do not know how they are going to meet and by which they are going further to jeopardize the family shelter.

Statement of Miss Marie L. Obenauer, Joint Chairman Board of Governors, Home Owners Protective Enterprise (pgs 320-327); Hearings. Committee on Banking and Currency. House. May 18, 25, 26, 28-31, June 1, 2, 4, 1934.

Friday, May 18, 1934