[James Kelly files suit on behalf of white tenants]
Original Airdate: 8/3/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
David Boeri reports that James Kelly (Boston City Council) will file suit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to stop the federal plan aimed at ending the city of Boston's discriminatory public housing policies. Boeri notes that Kelly is filing suit on behalf of white public housing tenants. Boeri's report includes footage of Kelly, Dapper O'Neil (Boston City Council), and white public housing tenants walking to the courthouse to file suit. Boeri reports that the federal plan mandates a city-wide waiting list for public housing. Boeri notes that the position of white tenants on the waiting list has now dropped. Boeri's report includes footage of Kelly at a press conference. Kelly says that the federal plan gives minority applicants preference. He adds that white tenants are being denied housing on the basis of their race. Boeri reports on the housing situations of Pamela Walsh (plaintiff) and William Katramados. Boeri notes that both are on the waiting list for public housing and their positions on the waiting list have dropped. Boeri interviews Walsh and Katramados. Boeri's report is accompanied by footage of Walsh with her two children in temporary housing and by footage of the Katramados family's overcrowded apartment. Boeri reports that Kelly has been unable to find a law firm to take the case.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
Public housing - Integration
Subject : Personal Names
O'Neil, Albert "Dapper"
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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