New Deal Acronyms

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.
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

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