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Tenants at the Mission Hill Housing Project
[Tenants receive settlement money from the BHA]
Original Airdate: 8/2/1990

Length: 00:03:34
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Christy George interviews Maria LeBron (public housing tenant) about her experiences as a tenant in Boston's public housing. George notes that LeBron is one of 370 tenants who have been compensated for the discriminatory policies of the Boston Housing Authority (BHA). George notes that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and a federal court found the BHA policies to be discriminatory. She adds that the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights filed a lawsuit on behalf on tenants. George interviews LeBron. LeBron talks about how she was placed on a waiting list for an apartment even though there were empty apartments in housing projects in South Boston and Charlestown. LeBron talks about the discriminatory policies of the BHA. LeBron says that it is very difficult to be homeless. She adds that people of color should not be afraid to challenge government agencies. George reports that nearly 1,000 people are eligible for settlement money from the BHA. George's report is accompanied by footage of LeBron and her two sons in their apartment in the Mission Hill Housing Project.

Contributor : Reporter
Christy George
Format : Tape 7441   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 106855 
VHS cassette 106814 
Betacam cassette 106870 
digital betacam cassette 106875 

Subject : Keywords
Public housing - Integration

Subject : Personal Names
George, Christy
LeBron, Maria

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Housing Authority (BHA)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Mission Hill Housing Project

Subject : Geographic Locations
Mission Hill (Boston, Mass.)

Type : Genre
News - Television

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