Following years of Depression and War millions of housing units were needed. The solution - build prefabricated homes. Suburbia that we grew up knowing was born! Frustrations quickly arose with the functionality of the small homes. The federal government turned to women for the answer. Solutions proposed at the only Women’s Congress on Housing in 1956 changed the course of home design-changes that continue today to influence housing designs. We will explore suburban development, 1950s housing, and the impact of the Congress on Housing.