Nation: The Great Society Begins at Home

During his present sojourn on the LBJ Ranch, the President will see a sliver of the Great Society take root in his own backyard. The fortnight-old Department of Housing and Urban Development, for which Lyndon strove mightily on Capitol Hill in 1965, was sufficiently organized last week to put out Press Release No. 1. Issued by the Public Housing Administration, one of the agencies consolidated in the new department, the handout announced a $648,782 federal loan for a low-rent, 50-unit development in Johnson City, Texas (pop. 625).

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