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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 27, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24855.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24855

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1987 - The Community, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 27, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24855.

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Title Houstonian 1987
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title The Community
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Because of its locaton to downtown Houston, the Allen Parkway Village is on high-dollar real estate property. In its decision to sell the land to corporations, many people believe the Houston Housing Authority increased the number of tenants who are Oriental, because as a lower income people in Houston they are more recent and less politically organized than lower income black and white people. Thus the majority of the tenants were less likely to organize a legal defense against a clsoing. Photos by Mark Lacy. formation, attending meetings, and briefing attorneys. When you ask him why he spends so much time and energy working for this community, his first answer is that it affects his ability to get housing. But with a little prodding, he will admit that his motives are not quite that selfish or short sighted. "What is happening here shows what can happen to people who lack political enpower- ment," said Johnson. "They get pushed around, misused, and abused. These housings are very valuable to poor people. I know there are people out there who need these units, and whether I stay here or not, I would like for them to be here for someone else." Johnson thinks his efforts have been successful. "The city has been given a time frame of somewhere in January of 1984 when they could get approval and begin marching people out of here. Because of the things that I could organize, and things I got other people to do for us, we're still here." And so, city planners and private developers look out the windows of their office towers, in their expensive suites, out and down at their neighbors across the freeway. They make plans for the neighborhood to be leveled so that more shiny towers can be constructed. And in a rundown apartment, mindful of the eyes on his back, Lenwood Johnson shapes the needs of the poor and unempowered into a force to be reckoned with. — Daniel Alder 229