The Public Interest

Bleak Housing in Chicago

J. S. Fuerst & Roy Petty

Summer 1978

SOME years ago, two of the plaintiffs in the now-famous Gautreaux suit against the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) received a gold plaque for their part in the case from a respected local organization called Businessmen for the Public Interest. On it was inscribed their names and a testimonial to their “faith in the American system of justice and equality.”


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