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Title: Drugs in Federally Assisted Housing: Hearing on S. 566 Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, 101st Congress, 1st Session, July 20, 1989
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Cmtte on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 184
Sponsoring Agency: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Congress
Washington, DC 20510
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A 1989 Senate hearing focused on the nature, impacts, and potential legislative responses to drug-related crime in public housing and other federally assisted housing.
Abstract: Speakers included private developers, public housing authority directors, a Legal Aid attorney, a police officer, a representative of the American Civil Liberties Union, the head of the Community Patrol Organization, a State housing official, a tenants' representative, a drug treatment service provider, and a mayor. Speakers noted that the problem has increased over the years, primarily because public officials have denied that it was occurring. One significant change has been the emergence of gang problems together with cocaine and crack trafficking. Gang members have access to weapons and money and have intimidated and harassed residents of assisted housing. The lack of security, tenant screening, and controls over entrance points make these communities particularly vulnerable to drug law offenses and drug-related crimes. They urged the use of the resources of the State and Federal Governments, the private sector, and tenants to address the problems. Written statements and background materials
Main Term(s): Drug Related Crime
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Crime control policies; Federal programs; Public housing
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