After the major crisis of the bankingsituation had slightly blown over,President F.
D. R. faced a new and muchmore prominent problem; and that was toprovide relief and other charities for theunemployed and now many homelessfamilies, along with struggling businessesand facilities. He quickly designed many newprograms that would surely help thesefamilies that were in desperate need of it. The Public WorksAdministration (PWA) was designed toprovide the public with certainnecessities, without providing thepoliticians with the opportunity of corruption, Roosevelt watched overthese proceedings carefully. The plansthat were implemented at this timeincluded huge public buildings, dams,irrigation and other flood- controlprojects.
Another relief plan that helpedbusinesses in particular was the Nationalrecovery Administration, (NRA) alongwith the National Industrial RecoveryAct, (NIRA). These were designed tohelp businesses by eliminating unfaircompetition through a series of codes andnewly established laws. The laws againstcombinations of large businesses weresuspended as long as workers wereguaranteed specific minimum wages,maximum hours, and the right to bargainas an organization. A very successful reliefoperation that was specifically designed for young men was the CivilianConservation Corps, (CCC). Thisorganization provided work for andunemployed and unmarried men.
Theyreceived food and shelter and were paidabout $30 a month for their services, and$25 of that monthly sum was intended onproviding for their families. Over 250,000men joined this group, living together inarmy-type camps. They performedoutdoor work such as digging ditches,fighting fires, also restoration andconstruction of homes. They benefitedfrom the workout, and their families