[James Kelly proposes alternative housing policy]
Original Airdate: 3/1/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Jan von Mehren reports that James Kelly (Boston City Council) denies that Boston's public housing policy is discriminatory and plans to ask the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for proof of discrimination. Von Mehren notes that Kelly has proposed an alternative housing policy which allows tenants to choose where they want to live. Von Mehren notes that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) has agreed to present Kelly's plan to HUD for discussion. Von Mehren's report includes footage of Kelly and Flynn at a South Boston community meeting. Kelly speaks out against housing integration. The crowd jeers at Flynn as he approaches the stage. Von Mehren's report is accompanied by footage of white and African American residents of housing projects in Boston.
Contributor : Reporter
Jan von Mehren
Subject : Keywords
Public housing - Integration
Subject : Personal Names
von Mehren, Jan
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Subject : Geographic Locations
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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