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Supreme Court / Low Cost Housing / Chicago #42889

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 20, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court says lower courts cam order US Housing and Urban Development and govts. to build low cost housing in white suburbs.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Decision is metro. desegregation plan. In case involving Chicago Housing Authority and HUD, court noted that their jurisdiction was metro. Chicago, not just inner city. Court says government must correct segregation it perpetuated. Suburbs can have zoning laws but have mo veto power.
REPORTER: David Garcia

(Studio) Report on Chicago reaction.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chicago, Illinois) High-rise public housing on south side of city noted. Since suit began 10 years ago, Housing Authority has moved to smaller units in racially mixed parts of city. [Plaintiff's attorney Alexander POLIKOFF - says question now is where should housing opportunities be provided.] Mayor Richard Daley says he's always been for metro. solution.
REPORTER: Jay Levine

(Niles, Illinois) [Mayor Nicholas BLASE - says must protect investment in this community.] Local officials to formulate plan for future housing sites.
REPORTER: Jay Levine

(Studio) US Housing and Urban Development spokesperson says suits filed in Dallas, Texas; Toledo, Ohio, and Memphis, Tennessee, which will be affected by ruling.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reporter(s):
Garcia, David;
Levine, Jay;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:03:50

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