Humanities › History & Culture New Deal Acronyms Share Flipboard Email Print Foreclosure was common during the Great Depression. Here was a foreclosure sale in Iowa in the early 1930s. Military police were on hand to keep farmers from preventing the auction. The Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC) was created to help deal with this crisis. Prints and Photographs Division fsa 8b08252 History & Culture American History Basics Important Historical Figures Timelines & Key Events US Presidents Native American History American Revolution Civil War America Moves Westward The Gilded Age Crimes & Disasters The Most Important Inventions of the Industrial Revolution African American History African History Ancient History & Culture Asian History European History Family History & Genealogy Inventions Latin American History Medieval & Renaissance History Military History The 20th Century Women's History View More by Martin Kelly Martin H. Kelly is a former history and social studies teacher, and the author of two history books, one on Colonial life and the other on American Presidents. He is an online course developer for the UK-based Pamoja Education company. He lives in Tampa, Florida. Updated January 31, 2019 Following are common New Deal acronyms with their corresponding names. Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal programs have been referred to as alphabet soup. For more detail check out the Top 10 New Deal Programs. ACRONYM WHAT IT STANDS FOR AAA Agricultural Adjustment Administration CCC Civilian Conservation Corps CWA Civil Works Administration FERA Federal Emergency Relief Administration FHA Federal Housing Administration FSA Farm Security Administration HOLC Home Owners Loan Corporation NRA National Recovery Administration NYA National Youth Administration PWA Public Works Administration REA Rural Electrification Administration SSA Social Security Administration TVA Tennessee Valley Authority WPA Work Projects (Progress) Administration More information about the Great Depression and the New Deal Continue Reading What Happened During the Great Depression? The Great Depression: From the Stock Market Crash to WWII Top 10 New Deal Programs of the Great Depression Molly Dewson, Women's Advocate During the New Deal Roosevelt’s New Deal Programs Still in Effect Today What Was President Truman’s Fair Deal of 1949? A Brief History of Banking Reform After the New Deal The Most Common French Acronyms and Abbreviations What Are Some Examples of Acronyms? When Deal or No Deal was actively casting, this was the process Abbreviations and Acronyms for English Learners These Theories Explain the Historic Economic Collapse of 1929 2013's Best New Christmas Albums Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States Fast Facts About Four-Term President FDR What Does the NSA Acronym PRISM Stand For?