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 - County Housing Authority ^"^ ** Will Disband,...
County Housing Authority ^"^ ** Will Disband, Close Camp ROBSTOWN. -- The Nueces County Housing Authority today moved to close the Robstown Migratory Labor Camp and also voted to disband. Construction Work May Be Halted Residential and commercial construction projects may be halted early next week unless a contract settlement is reached between bricklayers and South Texas builders. A contract covering about IOC b r i c k l a y e r s in and around, Nueces County will expire at! midnight Monday. The workers,' Action came at a meeting of closing the camp. He said the authority which voted to give crfsh on hand and title to the land and buildings to the county. The housing authority has a debt of $68,400 and only $29,000 in funds. The debt, in form of $48,000 in bonds and $20,400 in interest is due next Tuesday. The county holds the bonds but the Commissioners Court has indicated that the debt must be paid on time to protect the county's borrowing power. Last week, County Judge Noah Kennedy said that the county will not close the cafmp in such a way that it "would kick somebody out in the street." He said the County Commissioners Court has set no date for county will not close the camp until provision is made for the families now living there. Approximately 65 families live at the camp but only about per cent Efre migratory. The camp covers 132 acres in two sections. There are 25 small frame houses and 33 shelters the camp. Kennedy, in his statement week, said that the county hold the land and perhaps donate it or lease it to an organization that could provide low-income housing under a government loan. The LULAC Council No. 1 Corpus Christi has requested that the county either improve the property for better living conditions or donate the land low-income housing.

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  1. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times,
  2. 25 Sep 1968, Wed,
  3. Page 10

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