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Hope Kelly interviews Gus Newport about proposals to encourage investment in Roxbury
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[Home-ownership and land development in Roxbury]
Original Airdate: 12/28/1989

Length: 00:04:04
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.

Contributor : Reporter
Hope Kelly
Format : Tape 6980   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 106293 
VHS cassette 106306 
Betacam cassette 106356 
digital betacam cassette 106355 

Subject : Keywords
Banks and banking
City planning

Subject : Personal Names
Bolling, Bruce
Fidalgo, Gertrude
Homer, Ronald
Kelly, Hope
King, Mel
Muhammad, Don
Newport, Gus
Snowden, Gail
Wade, Juanita
Yancey, Charles

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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