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Supreme Court / Low Cost Housing / Chicago / HUD #487956

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 20, 1976
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules that low-income subsidized housing can be built in suburbs by court order. Court says federal government can be guilty of furthering segregation by subsidizing ghetto housing.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Court says busing case different from housing case. Court says HUD located public housing in black neighborhoods in Chicago, thus perpetuating segregation. Justice Potter Stewart says localities need not be coerced to accept public housing. US Housing and Urban Development has power to select sites and lease housing.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

(Studio) Report on Chicago reaction.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) Most low-income families are in high-rise Public housing projects. Crime rates high and city services low in these areas. 9 years ago ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) filed lawsuit on behalf of 6 project residents. Chicago Housing Authority accused of racial discrimination and building low-income housing only in poor black neighborhoods. Case went to Supreme Court [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) attorney Alexander POLIKOFF - says inner-city residents will have chance to move into white, middle-class neighborhoods. Program could eventually effect residential apartheid.] Construction plan must be developed. Local govts. cam delay building
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Studio) Representative for National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing says a lot can happen if US Housing and Urban Development acts affirmatively.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Rowan, Ford;
Simpson, Carole
Duration:
00:04:30

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