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The veterans' housing problem will not be solved by simply moving Harvard Way residents into existing vacancies when the community near the Business School is razed this summer, the University chapter of the American Veterans' Committee said last night.
There are still 400 to 500 student veteran families eligible to live in University low-cost units, who can not be accommodated, an A. V. C. statement said.
The University plans to tear down the temporary Harvard Way project which has housed 72 families since the war. An equal number of veterans' families is living in other University-owned low cost developments.
The A. V. C. has fought the move to close Harvard Way, claiming that the Cambridge housing situation has not cased sufficiently to "take 72 units out of circulation."
Last week, Donald D. Hathaway, University rental agent, announced that all Harvard Way families would be taken care of in other University-owned projects.
"Whether present Harvard Way residents are satisfied or not is largely beside the point," said Mary Jo Rice '51, chairman of the A. V. C. chapter. The razing of Harvard Way "will make it impossible to fill more than a handful of new applications in the fall, so that 72 families who might otherwise be accommodated in convenient and economical Harvard Way quarters will now be diverted to high-rental, distant, inconvenient or low-standard accommodations," Miss Rice stated last night.
Another A. V. C. member, Herbert Caron 4G, told the CRIMSON yesterday that several Harvard Way veterans, assigned to "permanent"! type quarters such as Holden Green, have complained to the A. V. C. that they would now have to pay higher rents for smaller apartments.
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