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American Agenda (Economy: Housing and Homelessness) #146177

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 23, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Seattle: Ken Kashiwahara) Aggressive actions taken by the nation's urban homeless to secure housing featured; scenes shown of a group of "guerrillas" investigating an abandoned building which the homeless then illegally occupied. The organized community organization in New York City called Inner City Homesteaders detailed; scenes shown. [New York mayor's office Michael KHARFEN, Homesteaders' Matthew LEE - comment.] Creation in Seattle of permanent housing in response to aggressive moves by squatters noted; scenes shown from the Gatewood Hotel, which was purchased and renovated for low-cost housing. [Plymouth Housing Group Charles BERRY, Seattle's housing and human services Pam HYDE, Operation Homestead Jon GOULD - comment on the homeless housing problem.]

Jennings, Peter;
Kashiwahara, Ken

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