National Geographic : 1975 Nov
"You can fight City Hall!" Senior citizens (above) prepare to enter a city-council meeting, where their leader will give an impassioned speech for more housing. Taught by a community agency, Self Help for the Elderly, tactics such as these work. Con struction of the first new housing project to be built in Chinatown in 14 years is scheduled to be gin next year. Of 220 available units, 160 will be reserved for the elderly-but 2,000 are already on the waiting list. Too many will live out their lives in a tiny room like the one below, crammed with photographs and memories.