Cities: No Haven

In the past decade, New Haven has pioneered nearly every program in the Great Society's lexicon. Months and years before the Federal Government showed any interest in the cities, it had its own poverty and manpower-training projects, a rent-supplement demonstration, and a promising Head Start program. Washington has rewarded the city's imaginative urban-renewal administration with a greatly disproportionate share of federal renewal money—$852 per capita (given or pledged), or six times as much as Philadelphia, in terms of population, 17 times as much as Chicago, 20 times as much as New...

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