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Low Income Housing / Government Programs #246980

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 18, 1976
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(Studio) Study made as part of research on how and where to build low income housing shows that young children and older people get on each other's nerves. Test results noted. Report on federal housing projects.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Saint Louis, Missouri) March 1972 film shows housing project being torn down. President Richard Nixon imposed moratorium on public housing projects. New program, section 8, set up to subsidize rents for poor. Section 8 criticized for failing to provide adequate housing.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Baltimore, Maryland) 12,000 are on city's waiting list for housing assistance. 40,000 live in substandard conditions. City places 70 under Section 8 plan and 200 new housing limits are planned. [Baltimore Housing Commission Robert C. EMBRY - says most landlords won't participate in Section 8 plan.] US Housing and Urban Development administers Section 8. [U.S. Housing and Urban Development spokesperson William L. WARFIELD - cites discouragement at slowness of project.]
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(DC) [Housing subcommittee Senator William PROXMIRE - says has no objection to continuing Section 8 but also need older programs in order to build homes for people who would like to buy homes.] In 1968, United States set goal of 6 million housing units in 10 years program behind schedule.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Schieffer, Bob;
Walker, Hal

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