[Mel King at Tent City Meeting]
Original Airdate: 9/19/1983
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Description : Abstract
Mel King (candidate for mayor of Boston) attends a meeting of the Tent City Corporation, chaired by Joan Tighe (chairwoman, Tent City Corporation), regarding the development of the Tent City site. Tighe says that the group will work to maintain affordable housing units at the site and to scale down a proposed plan for a parking garage on the site. Christy George interviews King about his position on housing issues and those of his opponents Ray Flynn (candidate for mayor of Boston) and David Finnegan (candidate for mayor of Boston). King criticizes condominium conversions and talks about the need for a strong rent control program. King discusses the link between employment and housing, and says that the community needs more low- and moderate-income housing units. King notes that the federal government is not aware of the housing crisis across the nation; he adds that the federal govenment needs a better housing policy.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Tent City Corporation
Subject : Geographic Locations
South End (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Unedited
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