This is what many Hoovervilles looked like in the United States. This is a picture of a large Hooverville in Seattle, Washington. As you can see, some shacks where nicer than others, but none of them are too extravagant.
Typical Hooverville shacks were built out of anything from newspaper, cardboard, and tar paper, to wood, metal, or even glass. Some men had enough skill and were able to construct homes out of old concrete blocks, while others had so little skill that they had to seek shelter inside of empty water mains or culverts.
Other terms that I found that were meant as a mockery of President Hoover:
"Hoover blanket" - Newspaper used as a blanket.
"Hoover flag" - Empty pocket turned inside out.
"Hoover leather" - cardboard used to re-sole a shoe.
"Hoover wagon" - car being pulled by horses, because the owner could not afford fuel.
Today, the idea of a "Hooverville" is not very prevalent, but we do have homeless people. These homeless people live a lot like the families did in Hoovervilles. Homeless people make their shelter out of whatever they can find, typically a cardboard box. They also are always begging for money or for a job. This shows me that although we, as a country, are better off now than we were during the Great Depression; we still have some things that need taken care off. We still have homeless people living in their "shacks" in the street and alleys of cities. We still have financial issues as a country. If these financial issues were fixed, there would not be anyone
a job. There would not be anyone begging for food and money.