IN MEMORIAM: Controversial public housing tenant leader, James Robinson, passes in North Carolina

James Robinson.NEW TRI-STATE DEFENDER — To friends and those who knew him best, Mr. Robinson was a fierce advocate for public housing residents. Others held a much different view. Prior to his resignation in 1997, members of the Memphis Housing Authority launched an investigation into whether he had “misrepresented his income to receive subsidized housing.” He had been president of the CRC for seven years.
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