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ERIC Number: ED011538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct
Pages: 30
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Reference Count: 0
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THE 1965 CAPAHOSIC HOUSING CONFERENCE REPORT. (HOLLY KNOLL, CAPAHOSIC, MAY 26-28, 1965).
FISHER, MARGARET
DECIDING THAT THE PROBLEMS OF THE RACIAL GHETTO ARE AT THE CORE OF THE CURRENT URBAN AMERICAN CRISIS, THIS CONFERENCE EXAMINED AND EVALUATED CURRENT ACTION PROGRAMS TO ACHIEVE INTEGRATED HOUSING AND EXPLORED NEW WAYS TO SPEED MINORITY GROUPS OUT OF GHETTOS INTO ALL URBAN AND SUBURBAN AREAS. THE CONFEREES CITED SEVERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE DISCUSSIONS--(1) THERE SHOULD BE AN INCREASE IN THE SUPPLY OF LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME HOUSING IN WHITE NEIGHBORHOODS, (2) REHABILITATION PROGRAMS SHOULD BE INSTITUTED IN OLDER NEIGHBORHOODS ABOUT TO BECOME SLUMS, (3) GOVERNMENT AT ALL LEVELS SHOULD INSURE THAT PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS ARE LOCATED ON SITES WHICH WILL FURTHER INTEGRATION, (4) STANDARD MUNICIPAL SERVICES SHOULD BE AVAILABLE IN NONWHITE NEIGHBORHOODS, (5) PROFIT-MAKING SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT OF GHETTO REAL ESTATE DEALINGS BY ENFORCING HOUSING CODES, AND (6) THE NEGRO SHOULD BE EDUCATED TO BELIEVE THAT GOOD HOUSING IS INTEGRATED HOUSING. PRESENTLY, OPEN HOUSING PROGRAMS, WITH THE SUPPORT OF FAIR HOUSING LEGISLATION, ARE OPERATING IN BALTIMORE, BOSTON, NEW YORK CITY, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, WASHINGTON, AND ELSEWHERE. THESE PROGRAMS OFFER PROFESSIONAL AID AND INFORMATION TO PEOPLE SEEKING HOUSES AND HELP IN THE FORMATION OF FAIR HOUSING COMMITTEES IN WHITE NEIGHBORHOODS. IT WAS AGREED THAT GOVERNMENT AGENCIES SHOULD TAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN ENCOURAGING OPEN HOUSING, BUT UNTIL THEY DO SO PRIVATE AGENCIES MUST MAKE THIS EFFORT. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE AGAINST DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING, CENTER FOR FAIR HOUSING, 323 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10016, FOR $0.50. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing, New York, NY.
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