Omnibus Housing Act of 1965

Kent Watkins talked about the Omnibus Housing Act of 1965 signed by President Lyndon Johnson. The act was part of a series of omnibus… read more

Kent Watkins talked about the Omnibus Housing Act of 1965 signed by President Lyndon Johnson. The act was part of a series of omnibus housing bills that started in 1954 that aimed to provide affordable housing for Americans. The 1965 Act authorized nearly $8 billion toward building housing and providing rental units for low and middle-income families.

This program was part of a week-long series on the “Great Society,” which was a series of political initiatives President Lyndon Johnson took with the goals of promoting equality and ending poverty.  close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Aug 20, 2014

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  • Aug 20, 2014 | 9:15am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 20, 2014 | 9:17am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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