CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.
vSiORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM
This letter is in response to your request for updating and clarification of the JEC article "Housing in the Soviet UnionBig Plans, Little Action."
By assuming either that the annual percentage increase or the absolute growth in the housing stock matches the average oferiod, the Soviets should not have sufficient urban housing to provide each family with its own unit before the end of Remember, as Mr- Smith's article points out, that even if they attain this goal, the average useful space per unit will still be much smaller than in Western Europe.
Average housing space per capita2 for selected areas is:
Rural Areas Urban
meters of useful7
oviethousing constructionof owner is:
square meters of useful Space)