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American Agenda (Housing: Relocating The Disadvantaged) #146300

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 04, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Hoffman Estates, Illinois: Carole Simpson) A Chicago housing program that relocates black welfare families from the ghetto to the suburbs featured; scenes shown of Chicago public housing and from the suburbs. [Emma WESLEY - explains why she is moving.] How this Control-Assisted Housing Program works outlined; 1966 lawsuit brought by Dorothy Gautreaux that eventually led to Supreme Court-ordered desegregation of Chicago's housing recalled. [Arletta JACKSON - talks about her relocation to the suburban "fairyland" of Hoffman Estates, Illinois.] [Her son Jason JACKSON - comments.] Comparative successes of the mothers and children living in the suburbs versus those living in the inner city noted. [Northwestern University professor James ROSENBAUM - affirms that where people live effects their lives.] US Housing and Urban Development plans to test the Gautreaux program in five other cities noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Simpson, Carole

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