DescriptionJersey Homesteads (later the Borough of Roosevelt) was established in the 1930s as an agro-industrial cooperative community. It was established specifically for urban Jewish garment workers, many of whom had emigrated from Europe. This document was Poland-born Rubin Pizer's application for admission to Jersey Homesteads. It asked personal questions, such as name, address, age, place of birth, marital status, occupation, and time in the United States; and family questions, such as wife's occupation, children, etc. Pizer also supplied information regarding his furniture, clothing and home article purchases; the number of weeks he worked in 1934 and 1935; and memberships in unions or fraternal organizations. The form also asked for Pizer's prospects for the future, to which Pizer replied, "Join the fighting against capitalism." The application was very specific, and Jersey Homesteads mandatory requirements included a $500 down payment, evidence of a functional home life, and satisfactory completion of a health exam.