GALVESTON — The public meeting hosted by the Galveston Housing Authority on Monday ended in a shouting match between people who support the plan to rebuild 569 public housing units and those who oppose it.

Encouraging poor people to live in Galveston is a bad idea opponents of the plan who were mostly white said. But without public housing the island’s nurses teachers aids and service industry workers will have nowhere to live supporters of the plan who were mostly African-American said.

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