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Supreme Court / Low Cost Housing / Chicago #245496

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 20, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court says federal courts can order government to build subsidized low cost housing in suburban white suburbs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Ford administration had urged court to deal with housing as it had busing and to rule that segregation must be managed in cities. Court rules 8-0 that housing is different and that US Housing and Urban Development was involved in segregating blacks in inner city. Local zoning laws may interfere with low-cost housing springing up immediately, and suburban housing developers can't be forced to cooperate.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Chicago, Illinois) [Mayor Richard DALEY - says only way to deal with housing is on metropolitan basis and Supreme Court agrees.] [Attorney Alexander POLIKOFF - says decision could solve problem of residential apartheid in years to come.] Lowcost housing in future won't necessarily be high-rise bldgs.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred;
Kurtis, Bill
Duration:
00:03:30

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