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Box 5, Folder 1, Document 42

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  • Text: esate - i 5 4 4 \ MINUTES SPECIAL MEETING HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE WIT ZONING COMMITTEE AND PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF TEE BOARD OF ALDERMEN August 42, 1968 The Special Meeting of the Housing Resources Committee with the Zoning Comittee and the Planning and Development Committee of the Board of Aldermen was held at 2:90 p.m., Friday, in the Aldermanic Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall. Mgenda, invitational notices, minutes taken by the Planning Department, resolutions, and other related documents are attached to the file copy of the minutes, Attendance by Members of the Board of Aldermen was as follows: Present: Rodney M. Cook, Chairman George Cotsakis Charles Leftwich G. Everett Millican Jack Summers 2, VW. Williamson Sam Massell, Jr., President Absent: John WM. Flanigen Richard C, Freeman E, Gregory Griggs Alderman Rodney Ml, Cook opened the meeting by telling the group the purpose of the meeting, He then introduced Mr, Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman of the Housing Resources Committee. Mr, Alexander stated that the purpose of the Housing Resources Committee was to assist by all possible means the Gonstruction of 16,690 units of low and moderate income housing. These units were to serve as relocation for persons to be moved by urban renewal, new roads, schools and other government action. Mr, Alexander urged the Zoning Committee and Planning and Development Committee of the Board of Aldermen to support the , fOllowing (2 copy of his presentation is attached to the file copy of these minutes) + % 1. Establishment of a Committee of Aldermen to be responsible for housing, 2. Revise the Building Code# to permit innovations in new techniques and materials, particularly in Experimental Housing in the Model Cities area, Page 2 3. Revise the Non-Conforming Use Ordinance to permit structural changes in residential units, to meet requirements of the Housing Ccde, 4, Stepped-up Urban Renewal program in existing slum areas. 5. _2,000 more Public Housing units...» ' y ( ceyed 46, Bowdal Aldemean aulhevered reguesd le mode) 6. Updated District Zoning Map, including adequate areas for low-income housing. Draft Resolutions for presentation tp the Board of fidermen to implement the above were presented to the Chairmen of both Aldermanic Committees (and have since been provided each member of the Board of Aldermen). Resolkutions and Letters of 429 prominent Civic, Religious and Bducational organizaticas, supporting the Housing Lesources Committee proposal, were presented and have been provided each fidermen. (List of orgéenizations and documents attached to file copy of these Minutes). Mr. Alexander then called upon the attending members of Supporting organizations to stand to be recognized. SAbout 159 people responded, Mr. iexander then introduced Mr, Denver Gray, Vice-@hairman of the Housing and jledevelopment Committee of the ftlanta Chamber of commerce, Mr. Gray steted that the Housing and Redevelopment Committee is the Chamber task force for dealing with all matters pertaining to housing in our community. This includes a number of areas: The Urban Renewal Program, Public Housing, Code Enforcement, and the many other government programs related tc housing; that the Committee's ultimate goal, condensed to a single phrase, is to help make available decent housing for all our people, He stated that the Chamber's position is that immediate steps Shovid be taken to adopt an updated Land Use Plan for the City of ftlanta, from which 2 new Zoning Ordinance could be evolved. Such a zoning plan, said the Chember, Should previde for adequate land for multi-family housing and open up land for increased density of housing in 211 quadrants of the City. Mv. flexander thea introduced Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, Co-Chairman of the Housing Kesources Committee, Dr. Mays stated that the Jidgermen should update the District Zoning Map of the City and provide adequate locations for low-income housing requirements. He also stated that the peopie should be put in different sections of the City only where it is economically possible. Mr. Siexander then introduced Mes. 1 Glenn Parham, Jr. President Page 3 of the League of Women Voters, She stated that it would seen mandatory to zone areas in all quadrants of the City for different types of housing - low-rent, multi-family, etc. Without this dispersal, the burden becomes too great on certain areas - 25 regards schools, recreational facilities, shopping complexes, etc. With dispersal some residents would be better able to secure transportation to reach jobs in outlying areas. Sound planning and judicious zoning revisions are necessary for orderly growth, Delay in acting upon a new zoning pian will compound the problems. She urged that careful attention to be giva to design (beauty and living quality) - open Spaces and park land - supportive community services to reduce danger of isolation and in securing cooperation of both new and old residents. Mx. flexander then esiked for comments from the gifferenat organizations on the SRC proposal. lic, Otis Thorpe, ¥Fresident of the Empire Keal Estate Board said that the Empire Meal Estate Doard supports well planned and proper zoning to meet the housing needs of i.tlanta. We firmly believe that better housing generates more, jobs, cconomic growth, resulting in citizen participation in raising the standard of living of all Atiantans. We respectfully request your support cn this proposal, ir. sob FlLanigen, txecutive secretary, Atlanta Branch of the National /ssociation for isdvancement of Colored People (NAACP) stated that the ifACP feels that the West of ftlanta already has too many low-income housing units. He said that the NALCP dees not want ary more houSing units in the West erea, but perhaps in other sectors of the City, and wants assurance that additional develop- ments will not be approved ia the western part of the City until other sectors get their equitable share. liv. John Gteinichen, Jil, Chairman of Interfaith, Inc., stated that immediate steps should be talen by the City of ftlanta, through its Planning Department and the Board of Aidermen, to adopt an Updated Land Use Plan, and that a new Zoning Ordinance, based on the Land Use Plan, should be prepared for submission to the Board of fidermen at the earliest possible time. He also stated that equal recommendation should be given to the Zoning Text, because of the food plain and other considerations. liz. Milton C, Foster, President, Home Builders fssociation of Metropolitan /tlanta, Inc. stated that the Home Builders Association calls upon the Board of /idermen to move immediately toward Study, implementation and development of 2 modern ordinance of land use controls, giving due regard and priority to the necessity for increased and flexible density in all residential catagories, which will encourage the production of architectural types known aS multi-family buildings, town houses, row houses, and condominium home ownership of any or all of such properties, Page 4 Mr. Duane Beck, Executive Director of the Community Council of the Atlanta frea, inc. stated that the City of Atlanta should adopt immedietely an updated Land Use Plan and a new Zoning Ordinance, permitting the development of low-income housing on several sites in all quadrants of the City of Atlanta. Mr. George Rice, a private citizen, talked about the Railroad fvenue site. He said that he was in favor of developing this area, but that the area was more suitable to Single-family housing or garden type apartments rather than high-rise for the elderly. Mv. C. B. LeBev frem the Atlanta Real Estate Board stated that the ftlants Real Estate Board supports a new Zoning Ordinance for the City, which would update and acknowledge the tremendous changes that have occured since i9ff4, and which would stabilize land uses for the future; that it is not only essential but long overdue; that immediate steps should be taken by the City of ftlanta, through its Planning Department and Board of /idermen, to aGgopt an updated Land Use Plan, filderman }|.odney M. Cook then introduced Mr. Collier Gladin, Planning Director. He stated that 16,300 units re nmoeded for relocation; that the first year's housing needs have been met, but all the problems have not been soived. He also stated that Public Nousing resources needed to be increased. The proposed plan suggests ideas of continuing effots for dispersal fer the City and region around the City. He said that the i'ederal surplus land should be used for relocation of families; that timing of building of new housing units should coincide with the displace- ment of people because of Urban Renewal, roads, etc.; that the Planning Department is ready to assist and support the Housing Resources Committee in its effort. He stated that the Land Use Plan should be set up with an adequate amount of land that will meet the density of people in the next 15 years; that changing cf the Zoning District Map is a good sound planning principle, Go Mx, flexander recognized the presence cof both Co-chairmen ox the Housing Resources Committee, Dr. Ganford S. ftwood, President of Emory University and Dr, Benjamin E. Mays, President Emeritus of Morehouse College (who had already spoken). hidgerman G. Everett Millican questioned Mr. Alexander on Several points of the proposal and stated that enough housing units should be built to take care of displacement and gave his viewS on Several aspects of the program. Mr. flexander stated that between Ncvember 1, 1967 and June 30, 1960,2,803 people applied for Public Housing in Atlanta and i41 outsiders were turned down because of the residential requirement put on Public Housing. Page 5 fiderman Rodney if, Cook stated that time is of the essence. it is time to do something about this problem now. Meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m. Respectiully submitted, VYrcadur \\eea i:alcolm D. Jowtyes ‘ Housing Coordinator Bncls: As Listed (with file copy only)
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Box 5, Folder 1, Document 1

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  • Text: He vsing Kesouvees Committee October 31, 1969 CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel, 522-4463 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR CECIL A, ALEXANDER, Chairman Housing Resources Committee MALCOLM D. JONES Housing Coordinator MEMORANDUM TO: Mr, Dan E. Sweat, Jr, Chief Administrative Officer Please see attached copy (Encl, 1) of letter to Planning Director, dated September 25, 1969, (which is self explanatory) requesting assistance in providing material for inclusion in next revision of the Status Report on Atlanta's Low and Moderate Income Housing program. Also see attached copy of reply from the Planning Director, dated October 9, 1969, (Encl. 2). Note that the reply from the Planning Director proposes certain studies related to housing to be initiated by the Planning Department. The desirability of these studies is not questioned, However he calls upon me for assistance in preparation of the studies, but does not agree to provide any of the information requested for the Housing Resources Committee for updating the Low and Moderate Income Housing Status Report, About two years ago, when I first requested a Statistical Clerk to keep up the Housing Status Report, I was informed by the Administrative Assistant that a new position of Planner for housing had just been authorized the Planning Department and that therefore the Housing Resources Committee should obtain any needed research and statistical data from the Planning Department, Consequently, I called upon the Planning Department then for similar information to that again requested in the attached letter (two years later), As yet none of the information requested has been provided, I do not consider this deliberate, or unwillingness to cooperate, but rather a natural consequence of another Department being so overworked and preoccupied with numerous details on too many matters, to provide attention and detailed information to another office, for which that Department is not directly responsible, I predict that the situation will not improve materially, Mr. Dan E, Sweat, Jr. October 31, 1969 Page Two The information requested for HRC is essential to meaningful revisions of the Housing Status Report, In order for the City and its officials to have any concept of progress being made in the Low and Moderate Income Housing program, it is essential that a Housing Status report be maintained and constantly revised by someone. No office in the City, other than the Housing Resources Committee, currently has this information. On the other hand, it is physically impossible for me (alone) to obtain the information needed, affect the appropriate updating of the report and at the same time accomplish other essential coordinating and administrative duties for which Iam responsible. This is why, for over two years now, I have repeatedly requested assistance of a Statistical Clerk in this field, Mr. W. W. Gates, who as FHA oriented Housing Consultant to HRC one day per week, was very helpful. However, after working for over a year with no pay, he has discontinued serving, In the absence of other assistance, last summer I requested and obtained the services of an Urban Corps Intern, primarily to work on updating the Housing Status Report. However, he was more interested in changing the system than in obtaining the needed information, Consequently, much essential information pertaining to respective housing projects, such as bedroom composition, monthly rentals or purchase payments, utility costs and estimated time of completion of many projects has not yet been obtained, An additional effort this fall to obtain another Urban Corps Intern to assist in this field has not been successful. When I was initially approached by the Administrative Assistant with view to taking over the functions of Executive Director of the Citizens Advisory Committee for Urban Renewal, in addition to my other duties, I was informed that I would get an assistant, Last July, during Mr. Landers' last month of duty, he reiterated that he planned to provide me with an assistant who, could not only be charged with monitoring and revising the constantly changing Status Report on Low and Moderate Income Housing, but who would also be capable of assisting in coordinating other housing matters, such as promoting housing with builders, representing me in conferences and even on occasions, possibly conducting meetings on housing matters, Recent difficulties in adoption of a satisfactory workable Housing Code Enforcement Plan, preparation of the Breakthrough application, housing in Model Cities and proposed housing improvements in other NDP areas, appears to justify additional coordinating efforts in the housing field, In addition, such assistant should be capable and trained to take over my duties as Administrative Coordinator for Housing when I retire, Mr. Dan E, Sweat, Jr, October 31, 1969 Page Three Consequently, I recommend that provision be made in the 1970 Budget for an assistant, Respectfully, Wojcleelds _——— Malcolm D. Jones Administrative Coordinator for Housing MDJ/mc Encls: Copy letter dated Sept. 25, 1969 Copy reply dated October 9, 1969 cc: Mr, Cecil A, Alexander Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
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Box 5, Folder 1, Document 38

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  • Text: _ ATLANTA. DAILY WORLD. yc" Thursday, Merch -20,-1969, — re Mothers Atlanta Welfa Garry Story. To Washington A bi-racial group of four Atlanta mothers who will be ef- fected by the “welfare freeze are going to Washington Thurs- Russell, Congressman Thompson, and Congressman Blakburn. The mothers will tell their retpresentatives whal the welare cul- back will do to their families. - The trip is being sponsored by the Atlanta Community Relations dict. " . The Commission calls on the Con- | | Urge End day to personally tell their stories to Senator Talmadge, Senator | ‘A at D.C. | | Of Freeze i Four Atlanta mothers living on welfare visited the office of Georgia lawmakers in Washing- ton Thursday to plead for elimi-! nation of the “freeze” on wel-| ‘Commission. “The four mothers are representatives of those who are ‘trying to help themselves,” stated Nat Welch, CRC’s executive direc~ eress to repeal the welfare freeze before it goes into effect July 1,” said Welch. pls effect on July 1. : fare money scheduled to take | Sobbing, one mother told Sen. tor who will accompany them. The “welfare freeze’. on Aid to Families with Dependent Children will go into effect July 1 unless repealed by Congress. “The maximum $154 monthly frant for a family is barely enough to afford sustenance. Any reduc- tion in payments would bring abot untold hardships that stagger the imagination,’’ said Welch, These hardships could cause fur- ther breaking up of families, more school dropouts, malnutrition and the subsequent showing down of mentul processes. Remedial or re- habilitative programs, which are not. always successful, are more costly than programs of preven- tion in the opinion of the Commis- sion. “The Atlanta Community Rela- tions Commission is concerned that our nation is spending billions dn sending a man to the moon and two-thirds of the national budget to pay for past, present and future wars yet unless repealed, the wel- fare freeze will reduce by up io 40 per cent payments to 35,000 mo- thers and 114,000 children in Geor. gia most of whom do not now have enough money for an adequate) Herman E. Talmadge, “I’m go- ing to have to give up because I can’t survive.” ' Mrs. Wanna Mitchell told the senator, ‘I worked and I tried to take care of my kids,” but said the loss of her welfare % |money would leave her family without enough money to live. The welfare freeze as ap-. proved by Congress would lock the level of federal payments i to state programs at their cur- ‘ rent level, a move that Guorgia officials -says would cause as much as a 40 per cent reduction - fin payments by June 1970. ‘ The freeze was set to take ef- ' | fect last year, but was later de- layed until July 1. In an effort to marshal sup- port for elimination of the freeze, the Atlanta Community Relations Commission arranged for the four mothers to go to Washington to describe their plight to the legislators. The four also visited the of- fices of Representatives Fletch- er Thompson, Ben Blackburn, W. 5S. Stuckey Jr. and Phil Lan- drum. Talmadge told the women that he had voted last year to delay the freeze and is Inclined to do so again. Two of the women told him they had been aban- doned by their husbands, and the senator said, “We have to > ‘implement federal laws” to out- law abandonment. E 21, 1969 THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Friday, March ~~
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Box 5, Folder 1, Document 18

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  • Text: MINUTES Housing Resources Committee September 4, 1969 The regular monthly meeting of the Housing Resources Committee was held 3:00 - 5:00 P. M., Thursday, September 4, 1969, in Committee Room 2, Second Floor, City Hall. This meeting was devoted exclusively to responses by candidates for Mayor to questions posed by members of the HRC pertaining to the respective . candidates' position on housing. Invitations to candidates were issued by the Public Relations Panel, HRC, which sponsored the meeting. The scheduling of time of appearance, advance press releases and letters of appreciation to candidates after their appearance were all handled by the Chairman, Public Relations Panel. Copies of these, together with invitational notice, to HRC members, Agenda, with time indicated for each Candidate (Encl. 1) and other related documents are attached to the file copy of these minutes, Chairman Cecil Alexander was out of town and could not attend the meeting, so Mr. Richard Harvey, Chairman of the Public Relations Panel conducted the meeting. Chairmen of the respective Panels prepared and sent questions to the Housing Resources Committee Office a week before the meeting in order that the questions could be provided each Candidate in advance so that the Committee would receive more comprehensive answers, Those questions were mailed to the respective candidates on August 29, 1969. Copies of the questions are attached to these minutes (Encl. 2). Each Candidate was given 10 minutes to express his views on housing, and a 10 minute question and answer period, During the question and answer phase, the Chairmen of the respective Panels asked the Candidates questions pertaining to their particular Panel interests. All Candidates were present except Mrs, Linda Jenness, who was out of town that day. Mr. John Vatava represented Mrs. Jenness. Formal opening statements by candidates Jenness and Massell were submitted to the HRC and are attached to the file copy only of the minutes of this meeting. Page Two Alderman Millican's opening statement attempted answers to as many of the written questions prepared by the respective Panels, as time would permit. Alderman Cook and Mr, Tate spoke from notes only and submitted no prepared opening statements for the record, Questions asked respective candidates were in general selected from lists previously submitted to them and notes were taken by Panel Chairmen on questions - asked, Replies were so numerous and involved and stenographic assistance so limited as to preclude recording in the minutes of specific questions asked and answers given. In general, however, all candidates with the exception of Mrs. Jenness (represented by spokesman) appeared to be sympathetic with the low and moderate income housing program and offered to assist where practicable. From this standpoint, it is apparent that the meeting was beneficial and worthwhile. Newspaper comment on the meeting is attached to the file copy of the minutes. The meeting was adjourned at 5:00 P. M. Respectfully submitted, = Ay le crlhre = 1 2 Malcolm D. Jones Housing Coordinator mc Encls; Agenda Questions by Respective Panels
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Box 5, Folder 1, Document 48

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  • Text: BALANTS Convenor TOU Dr. Morris W.H. Collins, Jr. Director, Institute of Goverrment University of Georgia Terrell Hall Atnens, Georgia 30601 Mamnar HBemMOIeTS Mr. Cecil A. Alexander li Broad St., NW. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 . nn E. Bennett ive Director anta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission 900 Glenn Building Avlanta, Georgia "30303 rH qQ Ee @ Mrs. Henrietta Cantry 787 Lynvalley Road, S.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30311 Prof. Tobe Johnson - 3405 Lynfield Drive, S.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30311 Dean Alex Lacey Urban Life Center Georgia’ State College’ Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Enclosure "Bt" Mrs. Alexander McPhedran 1365 Clifton Road, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30307 Mr. Howard K, Menhinick Director of Planning and Development Keck & Wood, Inc. 3722 Pleasantdale Road Atlanta, Georgia 300)0° Mr. James Robinson : Uroan East Housing Consultants 900 Peachtree St., N.5. Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Mr. Moreland Snith Southern Regional Council, Inc. 5 Forsyth St., N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dean Robert E. Steimke Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia 30332 Mr. Herbert L. Wiltsee Director, Southern Office Council of State Governments 830 Peachtree St., N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30308 * One or two additional members may be appointed.
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Box 5, Folder 1, Document 11

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  • Text: NDP Area Becford-Pine Georgia Tech IT 4 . Model Cities Edgewood Vine City Georgia State Lightning Plunkettown NDP TOTALS ” _ NEIGHBORIOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PROPOSED ACTIVITIES - 1970 Activity Acquisition-Parcels Relocation-Fam./Ind. Demolition-Structures Rehabilitation-Structures Disposition-Acres Acquisition Relocation-Fam./Ind. Demoli tion-Structures Rehabilitation Disposition-Acres Acquisition Relocation-Fam. /Ind. Demolition-Structures Rehabilitation Disposition-Acres Acquisition Relocation-Fan./Ind. Demolition-Structures Rehabilitation Disposition-Acres Acquisition Relocation-Fam. /Ind. Demolition-Structures Rehabilitation - Disposition-Acres Acquisition : Relocation-Fam. /Ind. Demolition-Structures Rehabilitation Disposition-Acres Acquisition . Relocation-Fam./Ind. Demolition-Structures Rehabilitation Dispasition-Acres Acquisition Relocation-Fam./Ind. Demolition-Structures Rehabilitation Disposition-Acres Acquisition Relocation Demolition Rehabilitation Disposition 1969 15h Wy 17); oO 32759 26 9 21 0 11.7 398 432. 278 431 65.8 Planning Only Planning Only No 69 Program 1 No 69 Program t No 69 Program 578 881 473 7 205.) 1970 130 27 130 Ll teh oo 59 73 8.2 183 66.) - 3a2 0 52° 922 1392 922 830 116.9
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Box 5, Folder 1, Document 23

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  • Text: Questions by the Social Aspects Panel Housing Resources Committee To All Candiate s: 1. Do you see a need for emergency housing in Atlanta; and if so, do you see this as a responsibility of City Government? 2. In what positive ways would you work to insure Fair Housing in Atlanta? 3, Since Low-income Housing units are intended as replacements for slum dwellings, but yet slums still exist; what ideas do ‘ you have for eventually eliminating slum pockets in Atlanta? 4, How can the Mayor's Office work with the Atlanta Housing Authority to obtain better social services for families and senior citizens in Public Housing?
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Box 5, Folder 1, Document 7

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  • Text: December 5, 1969 MEMORANDUM To: Mayor Allen From: George Berry Subject: $125 Request by Housing Resources Committee Colonel Jones advises me that the Housing Resources Committee wishes to invite several guests to their December 18th annmal dinner. These guests consist primarily of the news media and state and federal officials. He says that the cost of these invited guests will be approxi- mately $125. Will you approve the expenditure of this amount from the Mayor's Contingent Fund? GB;ja am - SS “Ce A 2
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Box 5, Folder 2, Document 3

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  • Text: MINUTES HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE March 13, 1969 Special meeting of the Executive Committee of the Housing Resources Committee was held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 13, 1969, in Committee Room 1, Second Floor, City Hall. Invitational notice, list of those invited, with attendance of members and guests indicated, and other related documents are attached to the file copy only of these minutes, The primary purpose of the meeting was to consider 2a proposal made by William L. Moore for rezoning of a tract of land in Land Lot 30, 14th District (FF) (annexed to the City of Atlanta, December 1, 1968) for 700 units of cooperative Townhouses and 200 units of rental apartments, ail to be financed under FHA Section 221 d(3). Chairman Alexander called the meeting to order and announced that before he took up the main item on the Agenda (consideration of a particular zoning proposal), he wished to discuss briefly some other matters. He then read a proposed letter to be sent to Representative Julian Bond (copy attached to the file copy of these minutes) supporting in principle Bond's Biiti on the suspension of rent (through payment into an escrow account) on dwellings certified by the Building Department as unfit for human habitation, Seven (7) exceptions (changes) however were suggested as result of a poll of the entire membership of the HRC, the results of which were 26-for, 3-for with reservations and 2-against, The Chairman then referred to a requirement for the HRC to submit by March 15 its plan for the 1969 Summer Program in certain central core areas of the City. In this connection, the Chairman emphasized the need for: 1, An overall rezoning of the City to provide for the City's future development needs, to include adequate areas for low and medium income housing; and 2. Establishment of some emergency housing to provide living accomodations for special cases which repeatedly occur. The Chairman recognized Roger F. Rupnow, Assistant Professor cf City Planning at Georgia Tech, who explained briefly a project which a group of his students proposed to underteke during the Spring quarter commencing about April 1 on a study preparing a plan for future development for the Southwest area of Atlanta. The plan is to be submitted to the City as a recommendation for consideration by the City in developing a plan for this area, The students’ group proposes to work closely with the residents of this area and with the City of Atlanta as to their wishes on existing zoning and future development needs, to include low and moderate income housing in the area, Mr. Gladin, City Planning Director, informed the Committee that a group of civic organizations in the area, known as Federation of Southwest Clubs has requested preparation of a pian for the future development of the Southwest area and had essentially asked the Zoning Committee for a moritorium on zoning changes in the area until such a plan could be developed. Mr. Gladin further stated that this is impractical and cannot be done; that the Land Use Plan for the City, adopted by the Board of Aldermen about a year ago, is inten
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Box 5, Folder 2, Document 12

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  • Text: February 26, 1969 MEMORANDUM TO: Mr. R. Earl Landers Administrative Assistant Pursuant to your instructions, I met February 24 with Lester Persells, M. B. Satteffield, Gilbert Boggs and Howard Grigsby of the Housing Authority and on February 25 with Bill Wofford and Jim Smith of the Building Department to insure appropriate coordination pertaining to the attached Memorandum. As a result of these discussions, the Housing Authority has agreed to report to the Building Department (Housing Code Division) on a weekly basis, the names and addresses of families and individuals which they have “certified” to move into Public Housing, because of substandard housing conditions. This report is to also include an appropriate date of anticipated move. Upon receipt of this report, the Building Department proposes to inspect the locations involved within two working days after receiving the reports and to initiate appropriate action where necessary for compliance with the Housing Code. (The only fallacy that I can see with respect to this arrange- ment is that currently the Housing Authority takes the prospective tenants’ word that they are living in substandard housing and apparently makes no verification of this. In discussing this point with the Building Department, it appears that before certifing a family to move into Public Housing, because of living in sub- standard housing, the family involved should first request and obtain a certificate from the Housing Code Division that the unt is substandard and then present such certificate to the Housing Authority.) The Building Department has been submitting requests to the Housing Authority from the Housing Code Division and the Codes Compliance Office (as result of Court action) separately for re location of families. The Housing Authority has heretofore re~ ported back to the Building Department on a monthly basis those families which they have relocated, a | Mr. R. Earl Landers February 26, 1969 Page 2 (The Building Department has now decided to consolidate its reports, through the Housing Code Division only, to the Housing Authority, and the Housing Authority has agreed to report relocations back to the Housing Code Division on a weekly basis.) The Housing Authority has requested, and the Building Department has agreed, that requests for relocation be more specific than they have been in the past in order to provide better understanding as to why relocation is necessary and determination as to when it should be accomplished, : Mr. Satterfield suggested that he did not think that the Housing Authority should approach a family to provide relocation assistance until the property and the need therefor, had been adjudicated by the Courts; that otherwise the Housing Authority might create antagonism on the part of the Landlord, or disturbance of the tenants, er both and therefore be criticized as acting unconstitutionally. I pointed out that this would be entirely too slow and would not accomplish the desired results and that such delay is unacceptable, It also developed that on the initial visit by a Housing Authority Relocation Worker to a family, that attempt is made then and there to arrange for relocation (normally this is unsuccessful). Mr. Persells suggested that perhaps the first visit to the property by the Housing Authority Relocation Worker should be purely exploratory to find out what the Gircumstances are, with view to subsequently making staff determination as to appropriate action which should be taken. I heartidly agree, However, it was then brought out by the Housing Authority that this type of visit is more in the nature of social work and that the Housing Authority has no Social Workers; only Relocation Workers. It seems to me that the solution is obvious. The Relocation Workers should determine the social aspects, as part of their relocation assignment, before the tenanés or the landlords are notified that relocation is mandatory. If the initial visit was done quitly and on an exploratory basis, much anxiety and disturbances on the part of the tenant; and annoyance and hostility on the part of the landlord would be considerably reduced and in most instances could conceiveable be eliminated all together. The Housing Authority feels that in many btances the requests from the Building Department for relocation are everly simplified in that the names and niimbers of people are usually not provided and, if relocation is being requested in order to reduce overcrowding, eee te r8quired to move and ones permitted to remain are not Spec ° Mr. R. Earl Landers February 26, 1969 Page 3 The Building Department feels that these details are functions which could and should be determined by the Relocation Workers, as part of their relocation assignments, using the Housing Code as a guide and should not be expected of the Housing Code Inspectors. I am inclined to agree with the Building Department in this respect, but have requested the Building Department in making its requests to the Housing Authority for relocation to be as specific as practical. In general, relocation consists of two categories, i.e., families living in Urban Renewal projects and those living outside of Urban Renewal projects. The Housing Authority is authorized to provide financial relocation assistance to families residing in Urban Renewal areas, These families also get number one priority for Public Housing. The Housing Authority claims that this presents no major problem, but that the principal delaying factor in relocation of families residing outside of Urban Renewal projects is financial inability of the families to provide funds for drayage, utility meter deposits and first month's rent. These families get second priority for Public Housing, if required to move because of Housing Code Enforcement and third priority, if moving of their own volition. However, the Housing Authority has no funds for providing the iniiial financial assistance required for the last two categories and consequently, frequently, weeks and sometimes even months elaspe before the families involved are able to accumulate enough cash with which to meet these initial relocation expenses. As a result, the Housing Authority has proposed that it be permitted to use, as an experiment, $2,000 from relocation funds allocated to it from the City of Atlanta, as a revolving fund and from which the Housing Authority would, on its own determinationy make no interest rate loans of from $10 to $100 to such families, to be repaid to the Housing Authority on a weekly basis over a period of time not to exceed one year. Since it has been pointed out by the Administative Assistant that the City of Atlanta appropriated funds cannot be used for this purpose, I have contacted Bob Watkins, Director of the Greater Atlanta Housing Development Corporation, suggesting that his fund make a grant of $2,500 to the Housing Authority for use by the Housing Authority as a revolving fund for the purpose indicated above and that in consideration of such granty#, the Greater Atlanta Housing Development Corporation require the Housing Authority to hake a semi-annual report to it as to the utilization and status of such fund. Bob Watkins thinks that he can get favorable action on this proposal within 10 days, a tei Mr. R. Earl Landers February 26, 1969 Page 4 If this should fail, Dan Sweat has contacted Jim Parham of EQOA who thinks that his organization may be able to assist by permitting the Housing Authority to draw against certain EOA funds for the purpose described above. I am requesting both the Housing Authority and the Building Department to follow up closely on the effectiveness of coordination and cooperation efforts enumerated in this paper and to advise me of any breakdown which occurs or of improvement in procedures which should be established, Sincerely, Maicolm D. Jones Housing Coordinator MDJ/mc Encls: Memo dated Feb. 11, 1969 cc: Mr. Dan E, Sweat, Jr.
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Box 5, Folder 2, Document 15

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  • Text: "4 Diary arbi oe x tory Ae Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman See!" eth au/erds Housing Resources Committee je = = Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild and Paschal 1Oth Floor Standard Federal Building 44 Broad Street, N.¥W. Atlanta, Georgia 30363 Bear Cecil: It is with regret that I was unable to attend the Second Annual Meeting of the Housing Resources Committee on December 12, 19658. However, I have received and read with interest the Comnittce's report and wish to thank the Housing Resources Committee for a job well done. I note that although our initial replacement goals of low and medium incone housing are in the pipeline, those figures do not take into consideration interim growth of the City, formation of now fanilies and any ine-nigration which may occur. These factors will undoubtedly increase our roquironents in the low-income housing field. Also, it is necessary to follow through after units get in the “pipelins"™ to insure completion when they are mest necded. I note in the "FUTURE DIRECTION" portion of the Comaittce's report that you request consideration by the Mayor and Board of Alderinan ef the proposals nunecrated therein and a revised statement of missien for the Counittce, It is ny undorstanding that copies of the Comnittes's report have been provided all members of the Board of Aldermen and I feel sure will receive synpathetic consideration, With respect to revised nissioa, as we are all sadly aware, in spite of our efforts and acconplishnents to date, in the low-income housing field, there still exist: several sizable slum pockots in the City. Until these can be elininated, through the Neighborhood Developncnt Progran, or otherwise by private enterprise, I want the Comiitice to renain in tact and work agsressively tovard our ultimate goal of providing a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling unit for all of our citizens, To this end I suggest that your Committee concentrate on the followings: 1. Endeavor to get loveincone housing developed near sources of enploynent for the occupants. 2. &Encourase and cocperate in developnont of low and nediun income heusing in unincorporated areas of adjoining Counties, whit. 2 Mr. Cecil A. Porao 2 eur Jvanuary Se 5. G. Alexandor Stive for elimination of slum pockets within tho City, through inclusion of such areas in future annual increnents of the Neighborhood Davolopment Program and or by other means. Assist, where feasible, in rehabilitation of appropriate structures in all areas of the City, especially in the gray arcas.approaching Gecay. Encourage development of medium and hich priced housing within the City. Continue to encourage the development of advanced building methods in the areas of low income housing, Direct your attention to the social problcns involved in low income families and neighborhoods in changing patterns. In addition, I suggest that a joint study of the housing necds of “| the City be conducted by the Atlanta Housing Authority, the City Planning ¥ é . ape Benen and the Housing Resources Comnittee to determine the truco /extent of Atlanta's needs, It is ny understanding that A.R-1H.P.C. is conducting a survey of housing needs in the metropolitan area and it is suggested that you call upon them for assistance, Sincerely, Ivan Allen, Jr. Hayor
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Box 5, Folder 2, Document 32

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  • Text: AN OFFICIAL OPINION oF TCV YK ub RADIO/ATLANTA 1601 WEST PEACHTREE 537., N.E. WSB VIEWPOINT "THE NEED FOR MORE SUBSIDIZED HOUSING" by Elmo Ellis, General Manager Broadcast Sunday, December 22, 1968 Novelist Jan Struther once wrote: "A city is greater than its bricks and mortar; it is greater than tower or palace, church or hall; a city's as great as the little people that live there." We agree with the sentiment expressed in these lines, but if we expect the little people to prove their greatness, aren't we duty bound to ask ourselves, what kind of living quarters are we providing for them? Many families in Atlanta are living in decrepit apartments and rat-infested slum housing. Their so-called homes are unfit for raising children. They lend themselves more often to serving as breeding places for discontent, disease and crime. While we have replaced some of these hovels and shacks, and expect to meet the Mayor's quota of 16,800 replacement units by 1971, we aren't providing nearly enough low and middle-income housing. And we aren't subsidizing the building of such units in enough different places in the city. — Clarence Coleman of the Housing Resources Committee of Atlanta headed a team that studied this matter thoroughly. Its members concluded that (1) subsidized housing must be fairly distributed through the city; and (2) the only politically feasible way to do this is by a "package deal," which designates some ten areas located in various sections, north, south, east and west, all of which are suitable for housing development. The plan isn't new, but its never been given a vote of approval by the Board of Aldermen, If they would say yes, housing development could move ahead in a way to make 1969 a banner year for Atlanta. Our city has proved its ability to redesign our skyline with magnificent new office buildings, hotels, luxury apartments and shopping complexes. This same kind of vision and energetic leadership is sorely needed in the building of adequate subsidized housing. Besides eradicating substandard dwellings and bringing new sunlight into thousands of lives, such an enlightened effort on a massive, city-wide scale could nerhaps do more than any other thing to promote social and economic stability and stimulate peaceful progress throughout our community. A great many business, professional and church leaders are solidly behind this program. A number of our top civic organizations are enthusiastically supporting it. What we need now is a resounding expression of approval from the vast majority of our local citizens. If we make it clear and convincing that we, the people of Atlanta, are behind this package proposal--and we earnestly want to see subsidize housing distributed throughout the city--then we will improve vastly the chances that our Housing Authority and our Aldermen will hear and give this program the green light. ### ae, d = = ; = rie =< COX BROADCASTING CORPORATION stations; W38 AM-FM-TV, Allanio © WHIO AM-FM-TV, Dayton @ WS50C AM-FAM-T¥, Charlotte Wy WIOD AM-FM, Miomi 6 KTVU, San Franciseo-Ockland ° WIIC-T¥, Pillsburgh
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Box 5, Folder 2, Document 36

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  • Text: DRAFT Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman Housing Resources Committee Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild and Paschal 10th Floor Standard Federal Building 44 Broad Street, N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Cecil: It is with regret that I was unable to attend the Second Annual Meeting of the Housing Resources Committee on December 12, 1968. However, I have received and read with interest the Committee's report and wish to thank the Housing Resources Committee for a job well done. I note that eithourk our initial replacement goals of low and medium income housing are in the pipeline, those figures do not take into consideration interim growth of the City, formation of new families and any in-migration which may occur. These factors will undoubtedly increase our requirements in the low-income housing field. Also, it is necessary to follow through after units get in the "pipeline" to insure completion when they are most needed. I note in the "FUTURE DIRECTION" portion of the Committee's report that you request consideration by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the proposals numerated therein and a revised statement of mission for the Committee. It is my understanding that copies of the Committee's report have been provided all members of the Board of Aldermen and I feel sure will receive sympathetic consideration. With respect to revised mission, as we are all sadly aware, in spite of our efforts and accomplishments to date in the low-income housing field, there still exist. several sizable slum pockets in the City. Until these can be eliminated, through the Neighborhood Development Program, or otherwise by private enterprise, I want the Committte to remain in tact and work aggressively toward our ultimate goal of providing a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling unit for all of our citizens, To this end I suggest that your Committee concentrate on the following; 1. Endeavor to get low-income housing developed near sources of employment for the occupants, 2. Encourage and cooperate in development of low and medium income housing in unincorporated areas of adjoining Counties. Mr. Cecil A. Page 2 January 3. Alexander Stive for elimination of slum pockets within the City, through inclusion of such areas in future annual increments of the Neighborhood Development Program and or by other means, Assist, where feasible, in rehabilitation of appropriate structures in all areas of the City, especially in the gray areas approaching decay. Encourage development of medium and high priced housing within the City. Continue to encourage the development of advanced building methods in the areas of low income housing. Direct your attention to the social problems involved in low income families and neighborhoods in changing patterns. In addition, I suggest that a joint study of the housing needs of the City be conducted by the Atlanta Housing Authority, the City Planning Department and the Housing Resources Committee to determine the true extent of Atlanta's needs. It is my understanding that A.R.M.P.C. is conducting a survey of housing needs in the metropolitan area and it is suggested that you call upon them for assistance. Sincerely, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor
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Box 5, Folder 2, Document 4

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  • Text: Ss. Spier March 21, 1969 MEMORANDUM TO: Mr. R. Earl Landers Administrative Assistant Re your note to give you my opinion on Mr. James A. Smith's Memorandum of March 14, 1969, to Mr. Wofford pertaining to first batch ofvweflylists from the Housing Authority of families certified for Public Housing, the following is offered: Hasty perusal of the 45 certifications indicates that only 11 locations listed appear to actually justify Housing Code notices (4 of these already had Housing Code notices, and notices were prepared on 4 others as result of these inspections); a few may have been justified because of overcrowding. The remaining 34 certifications because of sub-standard housing conditions or overcrowding include: Public Housing unit in Perry Homes outside of the City Limits i given which could not be found Remainder apparently unjustified (in opinion of Housing Code Inspectors) Attention is invited to paragraph 4 of my Memorandum to you of February 26 (copy attached) in which I pointed out the fallacy of the Housing Authority accepting the tenants’ word for sub
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Box 5, Folder 2, Document 19

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  • Text: ~~ Mies ef es Aus Pet oy . » aa February 11, 1699 HELCRAI WU TO: i. i B. Satterfriec oe Eeecutive Director ~. Hous: Ug Authority” Laettttve Bisvesbes The Hayor ‘has requested na to ask you, to be sure that adequate machinery is sot up to insuro nctification by the Housing Authority to the pasiding OLficial -(éo include location} when over.a fanily fanad is moved sduto Public Yousing frou a substandard unit cperated by Private Enterprise, , AG tho same tane ho is asking the Building Official to chock on the effectivenoss of his notification to the Rousing Authority whenever en oscupled und is eoudesaad as unzit for human habitation. # ee Pha pane : _ a se ? The latter is in ‘order that the ‘Hous sing Autho: vity may velecats the Zanily into standard housing as soon as feasible and vovort back to the Building eeacdal when this is cone in an effort to prevent BEOther fanity, ty "on noving 2n80 the sare substandard unit. ‘ nth Maesbioas eouze s145°bo : eiticevels. oer y: Se Way did they cua ua iviaata? Se 4iwue tinew tiged :Maleoln D, donos Housing Coordinator UDI/ne Btnesvedy, sel a “| Eo ficvoh bene Se ha ee See, ethan NA Sterne Pd Ov et oho," ws ve og ety a wil te Pfenet
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Box 5, Folder 2, Document 23

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  • Text: a January 10, 1969 MEMORANDUM TO: Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman Housing Resources Committee Se See aa ee This seems an appropriate time to review the organization, list of members and current procedures of the HRC. These are some suggestions; b. f. Designate Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of all panels, Streamline the membership list by dropping those who never or seldom participate (unless it is desired to retain their names on the member- ship list for other reasons). Assign specific continuing type or limited time projects to each panel, Change time of meeting to 10:30 a.m. (We have been encountering increasing difficulty in getting attendance, particularly from members of the Coordinating Group). The later meeting time may heip. In order to create more interest and improve attendance at Executive Group meetings, endeavor whenever possible, to include in the notice of the meeting, mention of appropriate matters to be taken up at that particular meeting. Try to call for discussion and formal ns chane tarREae Ee tne aR or he matters pertaining to work of the Committee, This would give those who do attend the meetings a feéling of participation, rather than just coming and listening.
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Box 5, Folder 2, Document 35

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  • Text: Finch Alexander Barnes Rothschild & Paschal January 21, 1969 Cecil A. Alexander, F.A.LA. The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor City of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Dear Ivan: Malcolm Jones reviewed with me a letter he had drafted for you to send to the Housing Resources Committee. We are delaying another meeting of Housing Resources Committee until we hear from you. As a matter of fact we would like for you to address the meeting. Sincerely, CAA: vb Architects Engineers Interior Designers 44 Broad Street N.W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Phone 688-3313 State National Bank Bldg, Huntsville, Ala. 35801 Phone 539-9648
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Box 5, Folder 3, Document 10

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  • Text: £ QW (* _& ss —— en ry - iff. July 22, 1969 \ “ Mir. William W. Allison Executive Administrator Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. 101 Marietta Street Building 4th Floor Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Bill: In accordance with request from Mr. Bill Golden, Plant Manager, J. P. Stevens and Company, effective July 28, a small Relocation Assistance Office is to be set up on the company premises for the purpose of providing relocation assistance to the former company employees who need it. Mr. Golden has agreed to provide space, telephone and one person to assist and has also agreed to get out and distribute, in advance, a bulletin informing the company personnel of this service, when it will be available and the specific lecation. The plan approved by the City provides for your organization (previously concurred in) to provide a person (perhaps from Mr. Hess’ office) for this activity. Your representative is to be in charge of the activity, and will be assisted by a relocation worker frou the Housing Authority. It has also been suggested that your office request a part-time representative of FHA. It is anticipated that through the help of this Relocation Assistance Office, all remaining former employees of the company will, get relocated by September 1. The approved plan for functions of this Relocation Assistance Office include: a. Informing all remaining families of the existance of this Relocation Assistance Office, and encourage those who need assistame to register their family composition, ages and sexes, amount the family is able or willing to pay for housing, whether rental or sales housing is desired and preference as to location. Mr. William W. Allison July 22, 1969 Page 2 b. The staff to record this information and then actively attempt to relocate those families in whatever type of housing for which they may be elligible, or that which may be available, particularly private developments. c. If some families are unable to pay advance rents, makeo required utility deposits and or hire drayage for moving, the staff should attempt to get necessary assistance through any source that may be available, including Welfare. and charitable organizations; also that, if necessary, consideration be given to the moving of household goods locally, on an emergency basis, with Ciy owned trucks and Prison labor details. If further clarification or assistance is needed, please contact this office. Request that a weekly progress report be submitted to this office each Monday, through August. Sincerely, Malcolm D. Jones Housing Coordinator MDJ/mce cc: Mr. R. Earl Bo
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Box 5, Folder 3, Document 57

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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE Need for Additional Information on Low-income Housing Projects; and Justification for Statistical Clerk 1. This is the only office in the City currently geared to obtain and record information on all low and medium income housing projects. The current list consists of 144 major projects (small ones are combined) and the list is constantly increasing. Many additional projects, previously carried in the “In Planning" and “Being Considered" categories, have been dropped by the way side. . 2. This office has arranged for, and regularly receives, periodic reports on these projects from the following: Building Division (Permits and Completions) Housing Code Division (Rehabilitations and Demolitions, through Housing Code Enforcement) Housing Authority on Public Housing (Turnkey, Conventional and Leasing Programs) Urban Renewal Project Managers (Rehabilitation in Urban Renewal Projects); and FHA (on FHA insured mortgage projects) 3. None of these reports, however, provide information on bedroom breakdown, rentals or sales prices, or estimated dates of completion. This additional information can only be obtained through direct contacts with the builders or owners. Current staff does not permit such contacts and gathering of this essential information. 4. This office is constantly being called upon, however, to furnish such updated information on individual projects and is frequently embarrassed by not being able to provide it, except on a very few projects. 5. For the program to be meaningful, and most helpful to those concerned, information on these details is essential and should be main- tained and be readily available sowéwhere. 6. Some examples of calls frequently received for this information are; from the School Department and Telephone Company, for coordination in planning (Both have stated that this information is particularly helpful to them in planning facilities to serve the projeds the time they are completed); from City and other governmental officials for inclusion in speeches, reports, etc.; from other Departments and Civic agencies for development of plans; and last but not least in importance, from the general public interested in locating in the various projects. 7. Another very essential reason for this infommation is to determine the validity of various projecte as to appropriateness for in@lusion in the low and medium income —* progran.
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Box 5, Folder 3, Document 13

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  • Text: \v ores oe oes a pa % Ses frye rm’ OAT é ; : i Ba outa —— a ee ae a ae wee te HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 July 3, 1969 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR CECIL A. ALEXANDER, Chairman Housing Resources Committee Dear Members: Executive Group, HRC; and MALCOLM D. JONES Housing Coordinator Low-Income Housing Coordinating Group The July meeting of the Executive Group, HRC and the Low-Income Housing Coordinating Group will be held July 17, 1969 at 10:30 A.M. in the main auditorium of John O. Chiles Homes, 435 Ashby Street, S.W. (Parking in rear. Please do not park in numbered spaces). As a special featurefor this meeting we have scheduled a slide and sound presentation explaining "What Is Public Housing". This Should be a very interesting and informative presentation. Since the last HRC meeting, your Chairman has met with all of the Panels which had not already been given specific assignments and has suggested some pertinent items for study by the respective panels and submission of reports, with recommendations to the HRC, for consideration and action by the Executive Group as a whole, It is anticipated that written reports from all Panels will be sub- mitted to the Executive Group within 30-60 days. Recommendations should be definite, concise and specifically directed toward constructive positive action by appropriate agencies. Since this is an election year, and the future role of the Committee after January 1 cannot be predicted at this time, the scope of recommend- ations by the several Panels for action should encompass primarily things that can be done, or at least initiated, during the remainder of this calendar year. We hold hopes for worthwhile accomplishments by all Panels of the Committee during the remainder of 1969, in the field of housing. We trust that you will be able to meet with us on July 17. A return address postal card is enclosed for your convenience in informing us whether you plan to attend the July 17 meeting. Sincerely, 5 Pry gl ea ty = Aje toi 2 Malcolm D. Jones Housing: Coordinator Encl: Return address postal card
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