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East / Cold Weather / Homeless #106572

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 22, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Death of homeless person in New York City due to cold weather in region reported

(DC: Jackie Judd) Impact of winter weather on homeless featured; details given, scenes shown. Meals for homeless in San Francisco, California, and DC shown. [Homeless activist Mitch SNYDER - describes plight of homeless.] Homeless shown being evicted in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Venice, California, and DC. [MAN - says homeless shouldn't be allowed to live in Washington, DC subway station] Removal and hospitalization of street people in New York City reported; scenes shown. Legis. against aggressive panhandling in Seattle, WA, reported [National Coalition for the Homeless spokesperson Maria FOSCARINIS - says local govts. are trying to sweep away problem.] Results of survey on homeless by National Coalition for the Homeless given. [Shelter resident "LOUIS" - says choice is shelter or streets.] [Partnership for the Homeless spokesperson Peter SMITH - explains shortage of shelters.] Housing cuts by administration said blamed for increase of poor families among homeless. [New York City mayor Edward KOCH - says administration has failed poor.] [Undersecretary US Housing and Urban Development Carl COVITZ - says problem needs to be dealt with on local level.] Passage of homeless assistance bill recalled.

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Judd, Jackie
Duration:
00:02:50

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