ERIC Number: ED099443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
In Search of a Better Life: The Education and Housing Problems of Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Harrisburg.
In early 1972, the Pennsylvania State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights turned its attention to the growing Puerto Rican population in Philadelphia, a population estimated to be anywhere from 30,000 to 125,000. A two-day open meeting or informal hearing was held on June 6 and 7, 1972, to look at two major problem areas for Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia--education for their children, and housing for their families. On June 6, teachers, students, parents, Puerto Rican community leaders, and representatives of State, and local education agencies talked about the problems Puerto Ricans encounter in the city's elementary and secondary schools. The second day, June 7, was devoted to a discussion of housing. Residents of the Spring Garden and Northeast sections of Philadelphia covered the problems of substandard housing. They described the lack of public housing, the deteriorating conditions of most buildings, and the problems encountered by Puerto Ricans who would like to buy a home. Federal and local housing officials described various housing programs and the guidelines which must be met to secure funds for buying and rehabilitating housing. This report is based on background investigations by the field staff of the Commission on Civil Rights and the Pennsylvania State Advisory Committee, and testimony received during the open meeting. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)