Homes Registration Bureau in December of 1942

Lt. and Mrs. B.L. Hutchinson sign up for a place to stay at the Homes Registration Bureau in the Provident Building in December of 1942. The war had caused a housing shortage in Tacoma. The city had stepped up construction on defense workers' housing in Lincoln Heights and Salishan, but in the meantime Tacomans were asked to list any available rooms or houses for rent.