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 Key Events U.S. Presidents Native American History American Revolution America Moves Westward The Gilded Age Crimes & Disasters The Most Important Inventions of the Industrial Revolution African American History African History Ancient History and Culture Asian History European History Genealogy Inventions Latin American History Medieval & Renaissance History Military History The 20th Century Women's History View More By Martin Kelly History Expert M.A., History, University of Florida B.A., History, University of Florida Martin Kelly, M.A., is a history teacher and curriculum developer. He is the author of "The Everything American Presidents Book" and "Colonial Life: Government." our editorial process Martin Kelly 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 Top 10 New Deal Programs of the Great Depression What Happened During the Great Depression? Slow and Steady: Women's Changing Roles in 1930s America History of Government Involvement in the American Economy Fast Facts About Four-Term President FDR FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Great Depression and Its Causes The Great Depression: From the Stock Market Crash to WWII Learn About the Growth of Government in the United States There Have Been 15 Democratic Presidents — Do You Know Them All? How to Fill out Genealogical Forms: Pedigree Chart & Group Sheet Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady, Writer and Diplomat Roosevelt’s New Deal Programs Still in Effect Today Camp David, History of the Presidential Retreat The Impact of America's Reconstruction Finance Corporation State Nicknames: Where Do Buckeyes and Nutmeggers Reside?