[Home-ownership and land development in Roxbury]
Original Airdate: 12/28/1989
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Hope Kelly reports that the Boston Bank of Commerce is sponsoring the Home Ownership Loan Pool, to encourage home-ownership loans for residents in minority neighborhoods. Kelly notes that the neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan have received little investment money in the past. Kelly's report includes footage from a press conference with Ronald Homer (President, Boston Bank of Commerce) and community leaders. Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council) speaks out in support of the new program. Homer talks about the Home Ownership Loan Pool. Homer says that concessionary-rate lending does not serve the long-term interests of the community. Kelly reviews the details of Homer's proposal. Kelly notes that housing is scarce in Roxbury while vacant lots are plentiful. Kelly interviews Gus Newport (Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative). Newport says that disinvestment has been a problem in the greater Roxbury neighborhood. Kelly, Newport and Gertrude Fidalgo (community worker) take a walk in the Dudley Street neighborhood. Fidalgo says that development of vacant lots will create safer conditions in the area. Kelly notes that new housing developments are planned for the area. Kelly's report includes footage of workers at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative building.
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Subject : Keywords
Banks and banking
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Bank of Commerce
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
Subject : Geographic Locations
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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