[BHA discriminatory housing policy]
Original Airdate: 11/5/1987
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports on the slow pace of public housing integration in South Boston. Vaillancourt notes that the waiting list for public housing is 80% minority, but that there are no African American families living in the three public housing projects in South Boston. Vaillancourt reports that the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) says that white families were first on the waiting lists for South Boston Projects. Vaillancourt interviews William Wright (BHA). Wright denies any discriminatory practices on the part of the BHA. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Doris Bunte (BHA) talking about housing integration. Vaillancourt notes that the BHA says that the safety of African American families in all-white housing projects cannot be assured. Vaillancourt's report includes footage from an interview with Alex Rodriguez (Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination). Rodriguez accuses the BHA of practicing segregation in their housing policies. Vaillancourt reports that Kathy Gannett (former employee, Department of Housing and Urban Development) has accused the BHA of practicing discrimination. Vaillancourt's report includes footage from an interview with Gannett. Vaillancourt reports that neither Bunte nor Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) will comment on the slow pace of desegregation. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of white residents of a South Boston housing project. One resident talks about her opposition to housing integration.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
Public housing - Integration
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Housing Authority (BHA)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Subject : Geographic Locations
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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