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Doris Bunte of the BHA
[Doris Bunte defends BHA housing policy]
Original Airdate: 1/15/1988

Length: 00:04:51
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports on discriminatory practices by the Boston Housing Authority (BHA). Vaillancourt notes that African American families are passed over on the waiting list for apartments in South Boston housing projects. Vaillancourt adds that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has ordered the BHA to stop this policy. Vaillancourt interviews Doris Bunte (BHA). Bunte says that the BHA is not intentionally engaged in discrimination. Bunte adds that she concentrated on maintenance and repair of units when she took office and has now turned her attention to the fair housing issue. Bunte notes that she is concerned about the safety of non-white families in South Boston housing projects. Vaillancourt reviews previous efforts to desegregate public housing projects in Charlestown. Vaillancourt notes that the BHA must change its policy despite public resistance in South Boston. Vaillancourt's report is accompanied by footage of white and African American residents of public housing projects and by footage of decrepit apartments in a public housing project. Vaillancourt's report also includes footage of South Boston residents voicing their opposition to public housing integration.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 5528   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102871 
VHS cassette 104214 
Betacam cassette 104213 
digital betacam cassette 104212 

Subject : Keywords
Public housing
Public housing - Integration

Subject : Personal Names
Bunte, Doris
Spence, Harry
Vaillancourt, Meg

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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