NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 17, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) United States Conf. of Mayor reported asserting increase in United States homeless. Report introduced.
(NYC: John Dancy) Scenes shown of city homeless. No. homeless families reported increase; details given, scenes shown. United States conference of mayors survey mentioned. [Disabled veteran Eleanor Ann COVINGTON - tells Congress committee could not afford to live in anything but shelter.] President Reagan's spending cuts noted reducing number of low-income units being built. [Representative Charles SCHUMER - comments on lack of housing.] New York City government's aid for homeless plans detailed. [New York City mayor Ed KOCH - says Congress should help homeless.] Homeless mother Shirley Hall Reese shown at Congress meeting [Reese's daughter CHENISE - describes family situation.] Homeless reported depending on federal government for aid.