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Graph of Completed Dwelling Units by Year, 1921-1996

1921-30,000+; 1922-nearly 70,000; 1923-80,000+; 1924-100,000+; 1925-80,000+; 1926-nearly 100,000; 1927-nearly 110,000; 1928-90,000+; 1929-60,000+; 1930-30,000+;

1931-40,000+; 1932-nearly 10,000; 1933-less than 5,000; 1934-nearly 5,000; 1935-10,000+; 1936-nearly 20,000; 1937-20,000+; 1938-20,000+; 1939-30,000+; 1940-30,000+;

1941-nearly 40,000, 1942-nearly 10,000; 1943-less than 5,000 (rent control enacted); 1944-less than 5,000; 1945-less than 5,000; 1946-less than 5,000; 1947-nearly 20,000; 1948-20,000+; 1949-30,000+; 1950-30,000+;

1951- nearly 50,000; 1952-nearly 40,000; 1953-20,000+; 1954-20,000+; 1955-nearly 30,000; 1956-nearly 30,000; 1957-nearly 30,000; 1958-30,000+; 1959-30,000+; 1960-30,000+;

1961-30,000+; 1962-nearly 50,000; 1963-nearly 60,000; 1964-50,000+; 1965-nearly 50,000; 1966-30,000+; 1967-20,000+; 1968-nearly 20,000; 1969-nearly 20,000; 1970-10,000+;

1971-20,000 (Vacancy Decontrol enacted); 1972-20,000+; 1973-20,000+; 1974-20,000+ (Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA) enacted); 1975-20,000+; 1976-20,000+; 1977-less than 10,000; 1978-less than 10,000; 1979-less than 10,000; 1980-less than 10,000;

1981-less than 10,000; 1982-less than 10,000; 1983-less than 10,000; 1984-less than 10,000; 1985-less than 10,000; 1986-approx. 10,000; 1987-approx. 10,000; 1988-10,000+; 1989-10,000+; 1990-approx. 10,000;

1991-less than 10,000; 1992-less than 10,000; 1993-less than 10,000; 1994-less than 10,000 (Luxury Decontrol enacted); 1995-less than 10,000; 1996-less than 10,000.

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