NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 12, 1977
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(Studio) President signs urban rehabilitation bill, but cities to benefit already dispute how to divide money.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(NYC) Funds allocated for New York City noted; much will be put into South Bronx area, probably. Carter made spec. visit to South Bronx last week; during that trip, Ramon Rueda told Carter area needed more money. Rueda now says funds to be given there aren't enough. [People's Dvt. Corporation spokesperson RUEDA - suggests there be direct people's involvement in forming urban policy, so that money comes directly to local community groups, not to private contractors and developers.] Rueda also says money to be given not as significant as incrd. commitment shown by legislature
REPORTER: Gerald Harrington
(DC) DC's allowance from bill will decrease and city officials fear that hsing. situation here, not good now, will get worse. [Acting Hsing. adminr. Roy PRIEST - cites possible effects to some city residents.] Bill provides for additional funds for cities proving they need it; DC officials plan to prove they do.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson