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  • Text: , .. 7 ' . \' , .. 1 ~ • •• .., ") ~. . • ., May 6, 1968 --- . ·- l ~ --~ .. : Honorable H. Ralph Taylor Assistant Secretai·y _. _ ~ __:>•;_, .... -i .__ .£ .' _. _....:.;~--- ,. , ___ . ' .-·. t.,: --. _ .:, Department of H ousing and Urban Development __ ., -~~ ~.:.-. ;n -1:..:.:. _.'.'.l, ;;;-:.,-r" . 'o/.ashington, _. D. C . . 2041 0 .....• Dear Secretary T aylor: ~ .• ~ .. . . ~ .... .. : ,, .;' . J , ' ::: ·.· t Your letter of April 22 informing us of the proposed low-cost housing experiment by HUD in pe 1·haps 20 cities having Model Clties g r ants is m.o st intrig uing. We definitely want you to include Atlanta on your list as one of the cities w illing to coope rate in the deve lopment of innovative techniques , pa:rticularly in our extensive M o del Cities area, in interest of generating increased levels and reducing constr uction costs of dwelling units for low-inco m .e families. On May 2 our Housing Resources Committee adopted a Resolution 1·ecommending early sel ection and deve lopment for low-income housing, as s oon as possible, of approximately a. ten acre po1·tion of the w or st residential section of ou1· Model Cities .., area, through "advance l and acquisition" procedure. / We have also been approached by an Engineer , reputable local Contractor and Architect team which is anxious to obtain a site in our Model Cities area for construction of several hundred units of high density (4 0 units per acre ) low-income housing, using a "patent applied for 11 concept of precast concrete general pur pos e angle slabs that can be cast on-site and installed with a minhnum of equipm.ent and using p rimarily untrained local labor. The principal in this team, Mr. John :McNamara, Engineer of Savannah, Georgia, I understand h a s a l ready contacted a couple o! your people in Washington ab out hi s concept - Mr . Po1·ter Driscoll, �- • Secretary Taylor Page T"vo May 6, 1968 .. Director, Architectural Division, FHA in HUD, and Mr. Deman,· Assistant Commissioner for Technical Standards in HUD. We hope that you will keep us advised of the progress of this housing experiment and assure you of our desire to participate and willingness to cooperate in this venture. Sincerely yours, •• -~. ~ ~ ·, ~ 1· . .... .... .. ·'.. ..-1 .- .: y ~:; ~ ·.· _.. :.~ ·.' "t f l ~ . .. .;t r. 0 i. ' ; . . · ..: ... . ·· 1:j ~ . :; :. lvan Allen. Jr. Mayor .. ·. ' ") .. i.; , , ~· IAJr:fy .... _.. ..,.· ~ •,' ...... __. , ' ..... ,. . ·. , ) -\ . ~ . ...:,; I '·. ..; ,,, ' : . -~ .' . .. • • \ .. ,._ :. J fl ,, . .:· . ,; ' ,, ..... ,..,_ ,. .. .. ;.... I • ! '· ·:'. '. .- . •• ', .... ~ ... .-. , .· _ I \I - .. • ) ::,• ..- -., ,, , : -, .;, .-~ ... I .1. r," :'.:. ... : .-.: I .. • ., , • ,•,I';. r ... . . . ·- .• -: ~ ·. _,; ..... f • ~ ... , • ' ~.--. ', t > : : �... - - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT . WASHINGTON, D. C. 20410 . ! OFFICE OF THE ASSISTAN_T SECRETARY FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS IN REPLY REFER TO: APR 2 2 1968 I . . Honorable Iva_~ Allen, Jr. ¥.ayor of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear ·Mayor Allen: I want to take this opportunity to i~orm you of what I believe is a lllost exciting experiment in building new housing for low- and moderateincome families within the Inner-City. Within the ne:x-t several weeks, a prime contractor, most likely a joint venture of several firms, will be selected. by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. T'nis prime contractor will be expected to supervise and manage a variety of low-cost housing experiments in perhaps as many as 20 cities, most of which now have Mod.el Cities grants. These experiments -will be carried out only in cities which are -willing to cooperate in the development of innovative techniques aimed at generating a higher level of housing construction for low-income families. !l1he prime contractor will seek out, study and evaluate new design, construction and management techniques and systems, as well as materials and components to be used in the e.A-periments. Based on analysis and. after consultation with city officials and such interested private groups as l~bor unions, neighborhood organizations, builders, architects, sponsors and educators, the contractor wlll determine the kind_of housing to be built in a specific neighborhood. T'ne goal of the overall experiment is to obtain more housing value for each dollar spent in the development of good city housing for low-income families, and to identify the obstacles to building such housing. Where such housing is to be built within a designated model neighborhood, the experiment "1ill be carried out in the context of the Model Cities planning and program implementation process. In any case, it seems essential that the groups mentioned above be consulted if this bold experiment is to work. Following the selection of the prime contractor, HUD 'Will work wl th him to select cities which seem ,to have the capacity and willingness to carr y out an e:x-perimental project for low-income housing. The Departinent will be committing not only substantial research funds in this effort, but also t ens of millions of dollars o~ . program f'unds from several program soUTces. �- 7 • 2 With the :full cooperation of all who become involved in this experiment to better the nation's housing, and to make government more responsive to the most pressing housing needs, I believe that this can be a most . significant step toward meeting the goal of a decent home in a suitable living environment f'or every· American family. / Sincerely yours, .. • 1 . . ' ' ·. . -'_· . .' . ,, . ..: . . \ I I ~ ' fa /4~(!dA,/4cl'AJ; f/-N . ., .? .. H. Ralph Taylor Assistant Secretary �C OQlt 120 , Cl HALL y 10 , 19 r 11: • t10D 1 to t d d 0 ta n1n C iu 70 t • r• C t C nte 0 • t r .t. • • ~ C ' 0 co 8 t ot. A at f 1 f d t .d •" ee •rat c, 11 , J. 1 ' • l , w•Jn i it el• ,. �May 9., 1968 Mr. M . B . Sa.ttei-field Executiv Dir ctor Atl nt Housing Authority 824 Hurt Building Atlanta, Georgi· 30303 De r S tt: 1 note th t th R solution adopted by the Boa:rd of Aldermen on May 6 pertaining to th Honor Farm No. 1 site authori~e that it b taken into the Thomasville Urban Ren wa1 Proj ct "to be dev loped primarily fol' hou lng £011 !am.Ute of low d 11 mod r te incoine . U.nd r thb criteria, it could cone iv bly b d v loped und J' the v riout · specta o1 the 2Zl d (3) program and housing for th eld rly only. Enclo d l eopy ol a Be olution dopt d by the Hou ing B so-urc • Commltte on May 2, caUtn tor d v lopm nt of a. sub tant l portion ot th dditional la d to b tak n into the p't'oj ct for u1owest incom ho lna. 11 I r onally · uppon thil vie and l'•q et t in calUn £or proposals from. elopers for the rea that the Hou ing Authodty . pc.cliy a. •ub bultial portion of th land to be d veto d for h u.ehlg for lowest come tamilie•. Slnc I' ly. Ivan Allon. Jr. Mayor lAJr:fy cloa •• �RICHARD L. FULLERTON AND ASSOCIATES Con.1ultant.1 /or .Jtulti-/amily .Jlou.1ing Telephone 4 36 - 6 134 P o st Office Box 716 4 Atlanta , · Ge org ia 3030 9 Th TELEPHONE 422-4479 145 NO RT H MAGNOLIA AVENUE P . O . BOX 2068 M y 9 , 1 68 ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32802 Honor ble Iv n Allen, Jr . .M yor of A tlant 0 or ta Dear Mayor Allen: In b half of Mr . K hn and 11 who ar wor kin ' ith u ~ in the e atabli m nt of com• ,>r cilen &lv e br~ kthroJ~ in con  :.i truction co6t , I wbh to JCpr e$ our lnce re t ppr ec tloa fo r the ti me nd 'r;n r y you ave us tht• ft wrnoon. I r l h.e your v ry c r o•d d rJChedule nd th e:.rit.l.:. · µro portion. o f yo1.1r d ily rtw pon ib llltle • you kno~ . the f~deral peo ple , well au cone rn ed citl~ n · , are a lmo i:.;t dttsi-1erat l)' rur.touL to e a ? rlc ~ br kthrO!.l ' h mad , · o U, t tb · poor p~ople c n have d l nity of owne r ·l i p v.lthout il b ln tot l ~ ub idy condition . To b:.ill public hou in . for 17, CiOO p r unit l nu t tl e n Vf r. Th tJ an r can only be found in th at ~hlch madv /\m rica r at ln the !lr t place (r11gal ppr ch to Uf •s many op;.,ortunltl~ ' for t w rd '.tp. tad au c r n t d lre to ;,rove th pot ntl l of our con. tr11ctlon tech.ni u in. c urban ::: ettln • \,f~ -.,r vlous 1 tte r wa compr eben. ive tn th t reg r d . I m v ry ur that the f cic ral p opl (beyond th r e l on l HUD office) 91ould b,.. ~ntbu alaaUc in their cooperation, and \t i• a conviction w ith m ' t h t Atlanta would aln mu h from the fact of bdn th• pl c ·he r thi honelit and ood Am rlcan thing tran ptr d . Th tlme c ri ltJ ls upon u as lt l upon ever yone. o that we cannot atfora to let thi · umm r p & whlle only proc d-ir l f!atre; are car d for . \\ w re not too l t in our orl inal:, pr entatlon. V. e cam ltl a v ral w ago 1th a very 6 rl u · ..,ropo ition nd are ,; ttll aB sine ... r r t hen . e hav ain, p.lease accept my · ratlt\l.de tor your · raclou . ho pit llty and 11,y pled conUouln upport ln th d&)'li which fac U i> a.U. ~~ lcbard L. Pull rton L "'•Jl cc: Y sa.;r • a im. 1louu • Scllartfenh r r, r, Douala ,, urk•. Jone • Rap • and Ga mon .JS•eat, AL••• d o! �-l i l I ATLANTA, GEORGIA PHONE 522- 446 3 • From Malcolm D. Jone s, Housing Coordinator To: May 9, 1968 Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. I. In order to insure that a substantial portion of the Honor Farm No. 1 site be developed for housing for the lowest income families, I recommend that the attache d l e tter be signed and sent to the Housing Authority. Encl: Proposed letter . FORM 2 5 -1 5 \ ' �C ITY OF .ATLANT.A CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 May 9, 1968 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison Mr. M. B. Satterfield Executive Director At_lanta Housing Authority 824 Hurt Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Satt: I note that the Resolution adopted by the Board of Aldermen on May 6 p e rtaining to the Honor Farm No. 1 site authorizes that it be taken into the Thomasville Urban Renewal Project 11 to be developed primarily for housing for families of low and moderate income. 11 Under this criteria, it could conceiva bly b e d e v e loped under the various aspects of the 221 d (3) program and housing for the elderly only. Enclosed is a copy of a Resolution adopted by the Housing Resources Committee .,-on May 2, calling for d eve lopment of · a substantial portion of the additional land to be t aken into the project for 11 lowest income housing. 11 I personally support this view and request that in calling for proposals from developers for the area that the Housing Authority specify a s ub stantia l portion of the l and to be developed for hous_ing for lowes t income.families. Sincerely 1 Ivan Allen, J r. Mayor IAJr:fy Enclosure . �EXTRACT P a g e 16 HOUSING FOR LOW- INCOME FAM ILIES U. S . DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPME NT WASHINGTON , D . C . 2041 0 Hous ing As sis t ance Adm i n ist ra tion pt for a leasing Erogr am 1 the locality must have a ·orkable Pro r for Community Improvement approved by the Secretary of HUD and currently in eff ct. A Wor kable Progr am includes seven lemente of accepted principles of good community development. These interact to deal i t h th probl em of s l ums and bligb.t and help to establish neighborhoods suitable for an adequate family life. (HUD publication scribing or kable Program r quirements are av ilable . ) In the leasing program, the local governing body must approve . use of the progz:am in th loca1ity. In other progr s., e ch project must be approved by the governing body, which mus t also enter into a cooper tion agre nt with th LHA . The ree ent cover s such tters as tax exa ption., payment in 11 u oft es, and provision of the usual municipal oervic .. * * �MINUTES HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND LOW-INCOME HOUSING COORDINATING GROUP MEETING May 2, 1968 · The regular montly meeting of the Housing Coordinating Group and Housing Resources Committee Executive Group was held in Committee Room 2, City Hall, May 2, 1968, at 10:00 a.m. Copies of the invitational notices, agenda, record of those attending and reference documents are attached to the file copy of these minutes. Chairman Cecil h. Alexander presided. Mr. Alexander opened the meeting by asking Mr. Archer Smith to give the Committee a report on school construction. Mr. Smith presented the following two proposals: (1) Approach the State School Building Authority about them leasing school buildings and then sub-leasing them to the City. The State could lease the premises from the developer for 30/40 years and turn them over to the City of Atlanta on a sub-lease basis. It would take a political decision by the State to re-vamp procedures to allow this. One advantage to this proposal would be that it would apply to all school systems if they so desire. (This was considered perhaps the simplest course of action.) (2) Have a local constitutional amendment passed allowing the City School Board to enter into leases on a long term basis. This local amendment would be the more solid way and the local amendment would be easier to pass. Mr. Alexander asked if the School Board had been approached to see which course of action they would prefer? Mr. Smith stated that they had not, officially, but the School Board would probably go along with either method. Mr. Jones suggested that the Committee authorize the Legal Panel to contact the School Board and see which they would prefer and then pursue that course. P. motion was made, seconded and adopted that the Legal Panel be so authorized. Mr. John Chapman appeared before the Committee to discuss a proposal for building low-income housing. He said housing for the lowest income families would probably need to be financed by the Federal government; that housing for medium income families could be financed through private corporations. He was suggesting dwelling units with rent range ~of $70-$80-$90 for 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms respectively. He proposed forming a limited profit corporation, the members of which would each put up a certain amount of front money, with the intent of building developments which would produce 4-5% profit, instead of the customery 1415% profit. He proposed using private conventional financing �2 entirely, with no connection with Federal assisted programs. He advised he would try to contact several private corporations about putting up money at a reasonable rate of interest and that if he got enough response from private corporations that this could be done, he would inform the Committee of the reaction he re~eived from this idea. Mr. Alexander commented on and referred to an article by Vincent T. Burke, in the Los fl nge.les Times, March 18, 1968, relating how certain Negro families in Washington had been assisted by a tiny non-profit "Home Buyers" group in obtaining home ownership without any assistance from Federal programs or organizations. (Copy of the article is attached to the file copy of these minutes.) Mr. Persells reported to the Committee on the Honor Farm No. 1 Site proposed concept. He presented a map showing approximately 120 acres between the Federal Penitentiary and the Thomasville Urba n Renewal Project that the Federal government proposes to turn over to the City for urban improvement, including housing. He explained that the portion of the property to be developed for housing and related commercial could be either turned over directly by HUD to developers, turned over to the ~ity to put out for bids, or go to Atlanta Housing Authority for development through process of Urba n Renewal. /1 meeting of the Alderma nic Planning and Development Committee is to be held to consider what should be done. Mr . Persells also advised that a new park area is to be developed and an Elementary School and a "Middle School" are to be constructed in the area. The question was asked about how housing could be developed in the shortest length of time. Mr . Persells responded we would be unable to start building until a street and sewer system was begun; that is the biggest delay. It was suggested that the land could be sold to a developer and he could put in the stree t syst em simultaneous with the housing d e velopme nt. Two choice s were rec ommended: (1) The City or d e velopers could go in and put in the street and utilities at their expense o f about $270 ,000. 00 . (2) Have streets put in by the Housing Author ity as an Urban Redevelopment expense. Mr. Persells explained that from;.d'financial standpoint and time element, the most favorable sollution would be to have the Housing Authority put in the street and sewer system at Urban Redevelopment expense, because the schools would have to be built any way, and the City would receive credit for the schools which would more than pay for the expense of putting streets and sewers in and that they could be put in while the developers were getting their plans approved by the Federal government. �3 Mr. Persells advised that topographical maps and surveys had already been made. He also reported that there was a small triangle of land the Federal government doesn't own; stated there were some title difficulties and the only sure way and quickest ~a y to get clear title to the property would be condemnation proceedings throu~h the Urban Renewa l process. The Land to be developed for housing and related. co~mercial is to be offered for sale on May 27, 1968, to developers, with proposals c~lled for. Additi onal land, 17 single-family lots, is to be added to the Thomasville Urban Renewal Site for sale, with ground breaking between May 2 0-28. Appr oximately 50 acres of the 120 acre tr a ct o f land wc ~ lci be available for housing. Mr . Archer Snith , ma de a moti on that a formal resolution be drawn up that the Housinc Re sources Committee goes on record as urging t h e support o f the New-Town-In -Town project concept condit i oned up on n s ub s t ant i a l porti on of the project to be developed for lowest-incoc e housing. If this condition is not met, then the Housi ng Res o urces Comn ittee goes on record as opposed to the pr oject a s presently planned. Motion was seconded and unanimously adopted , with instructions that copies go to the Housing Authority, Ma yo r Ivan Allen, J r ., Members of the Board of Aldermen and to Mr . Ba xter, o f HUD. Mr . How land nnnounced that the CACUR non-profit housing development corpora t ion has now selected five units f or rehabilitation u nder 221 (h) and expected to have them under way Viithi n 60 days . Mr. Alexande r then a sked Mr . Jones to explain a proposal he had been working on f o r accelerated low-income housing development in the Model Cities ar ea. Mr . Jones explained the concept a nd stated that a de vel opment team was very anxious to get a tract of about 10 acres f-eir an experimental housing dev elopment to start this summer. He read a letter just received by the Mayor from Mr. H. Ra lph Taylor, Assistant Secre t ary , HUD, propos ing a HUD sponsored experiment a l housing pr o j e ct in Mode l Cities area in selected cities to be carr ied o ut by a prime contractor to be selected by HUD; and inquiring if P. tlanta desired to cooperate? Mr. Jones expl ained tha t t his tied indirectly with the proposal he has been working on; that b ec aus e of multiple ownerships, it is virtunl ly icpossibl e f or private deve lopers to acquire land in the ~odel Cities area for this purpose; that therefore he has studied the ar ea and looked at certain sites, with others·, including a representative of Model Cities, and has _ selected two tentative sit es, having badly dilapidated housing which will in al l probability be de~olished any way, and has marked these on a map for consider a tion of the Model Cities staff. �4 Mr. Jones proposed "advanced land acquisition" to be requested in the Model Cities area on such a site to be sleeted so they would get started on construction of approximately a 10 acre site as soon as possible. A_ motion was made, seconded and adopted that the Housing Resources Committee recommends that a suitable site be selected in the Model Cities are~ for accelerated development of low-income housing (preferably under the experimental housing concept) and that application be made to HUD for ·authority to acquire the . site under the "advance land acquisition" procedures; that copies be provided the Planning and Development Commmittee, Mayor and Board of Al dermen and HUD. Mr. Persells stated that he concurred and that the Housing Authority would go·1n · soon with a request that the entire Model Cities area be placed under a GNRP so that this could be done as part of an Urban Re newal Pr oject within the Model Cities area. He requested support of t he HRC to the Planning and Development Committee, the Mayor and Board of Al dermen and to HUD on that proposal so that the "advance land acquisition" could be legally implemented. The Committee agreed to support the GNRP proposal for this purpose. Mr. Alexander informed the Committ ee of ground-brea ki ng on the first Turnkey Housing project in Atl anta on Hollywood Road, N. W. at 2 :00 p.m. on May 9 , 1968. All wer e i nv i ted; that May o r Ivan Allen , Jr., would offic ially break the ground for the 202-ttnit development. Copies o f the announcement, prepared by the Housing Authority were d istributed. It ½as announced that the report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Low-income Housing Analysis will not be ready and that it would be discussed at a later date. Mr . Alexande r an nounced that a conference wi ll be held May 29th at the Dink le r all day, consisting o f debates and discussions on legal aspects, employment, workshops, etc., on equal opportun it y in housing. Mr . Alexander exp la ined briefly the progres s made on Package Zoning. Question ·was asked if a f o rmal resolution has been adopted by the HRC Executive Committee on the proposed Package Zoning Plan . The Committee was advised that such resolution had already been adopted supporting this plan. Mr. ftlexander also stated it is anticipated that the plan would receive the support of numerous civic and business organizations and radio and television. Mr. Alexander read a Press Release from HUD announcing authorization of trailers (mobile homes) for temporary housing in Urban nedevelopment pr~jects. �5 Mr . Alexander also commented on the necessity for positive action soon for improvement in the NASH-BANS area, through Urban Renewal or otherwise. The meeting adjourned at 12:00 noon. Respectfully submitted, .Py~_,'J-0v4~a--vW/~ Malcolm D. Jone . Housing Coorldina ·or Encls: As s tated (with file copy only) �MINUTES Housing Resources Executive Committee and Low-income Housing Coordinating Group Meeting flpril 11, 1968 · . The regular montly meeting of the Housing Resources Committee and Low-income Housing Coordinating Group was held in Committee Room 2, City Hall, at 10:00 a.m~ Thursday, P-pril 11, 1968. Copies of invitational notices, agenda, list of those invited and attending and reference documents are attached to the file copy of these minutes. The following Panels of the Housing Resources Committee were not represented at the meeting: Legal, Public Housing, Social Problems 3nd Public Information. Chairman f.lexander Presided. In opening the meeting Mr. Alexander referred to the objectives of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and complimented Dr. Benjamin E . Mays, Co-Chairman of the Housing Resources Committee>on his e u logy address at the funeral of Dr. King. Mr. 1\lexander then expressed the appreciation of the Committee for the support it is receiving in the Chamber of Commerce and called upon Mr . Curtis Driskell of the Chamber's staff who read a Resolution a dopted by the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce l\pril 10, 1968 supporting proposed package zoning approa ch for obt aining sites for low-income housing. Mr . t lex ander then made referenc to a new assignment for the La nd Comm it tee, as indicated on the a genda, and explained i nter p r e tat ion by the Director of Pl a nn i ng on u ti lization o f the Ci ty's re c e n t l y a dop t ed La nd Use Pl a n, a s r elat e s t o Lo w- income housing . He the n called upo n Mr . Jones to comment on the Comm i ttee' s suppor t o n t wo r e ce n t zon i ng petitions . Mr . Jones e xp l a ined that t he Exe cut i v e Comm i tt ee o n March 14, 1968 authorized tr.e Ho usi ng Res o ur c e s Comm i tte e to support rezoning requests in c o nnecti o n appropriately planned development projects which c o nforM to the 1983 Land e Use Map and that consequently recent zoning petitions for a 15 acre tract on Jonesboro Road, S.E. for a Turnkey project and f o r a 99 acre tract (East Lake Golf Course No . 2) for a multiplicity of housing development types under Turnkey and 221 d (3) had both been supported by this Committee in letters to members of the Zoning Committee from Chairman Alexander and stated that Mr. Plexander appeared personally in support of both projects before the Zoning Committee at the Public Hearing! *hat the former site is consistent with ·the Land Use Plan and the latter is consistent with the Planning Director's interpretation of intended �-2use of the Land Use Plan; that both sites already have the essential Community Facilities or evidence that such will be provided simultaneously with the proposed development; and that both sites have been approved by the Housing Authority and have tentative approval of HUD; that action taken by the Zoning Committee was to Deny rezoning of the former site and to Defer action on ~he latter site. Mr. ~lexander proposed a meeting with representatives from the School Board, Planning Department and otbers ~affected such as Planning and Development Committee and Planning Board, Housing ~uthority and Citizenry to consider ways and means for taking zon~ng out of politics. Mr. P. lexander called for special report from the Legal Panel on School Construction by Developers in low-income housing projects. ~s the Legal Pa nel was not represented at the meeting the report was postponed. At this time the Chairman recognized and wel9omed Mr. Cary Hooks, newly appointed Director of FHA for Georgia. Mr. Hooks. responded with assurance of FH~ 's contined cooperation in the low-in income housing program and gave a brief report on 221 d (3) projects in Metropolit a n ft tlanta as follows: J.;352 Units 11 Completed 13 Unde r Construction 972 " 5 Commi tme nts Is s ue d 704 II 1 Appl ~.ca tion in process 300 " .Applic at ion 1,043 " 7 Pre limi na St age He a lso c omme nt ed on pr ogress being made i n t he Appa laci a n Progr am, wh i ch cover s the a rea Carrol ton- Rome-Dalton in Georg i a . Also that progres s is being made on the Rockdale pr oject. Mr . Alexander c ommented on l wo- income housing being developed· in Gai nes vil le a nd suggested tha t we here in f. tlanta should give e ncouragement a nd assist a nce if pos sible to Ga inesville a nd other neighbori ng cities to d e ve lope low -income hous ing , wh i c h wou ld ha ve a tendenc y to eas e the b ur d e n curre ntly be ing placed o n Atlanta. Dr. Sidney L. Da vis, Cha i r man of the Housing f. ppea1s · eoard, was called upon for c ommen t s. He e xplaine d t he urgent need for some sources of assistance in dire hardship cases for bringing dwelling units up to standards required b y the Housing Code; that to date all efforts in this direction have been unsuccessful and that the Housing Code Division has about 500 cases in this category~ �-3- Mr. T. M. JH exander, Sr., member of the Housing J\ppeals Board, confirmed and expanded on Dr. Davis' comments. He pointed out particularly the need for some City controls over µnscrupulous, fly-by-night contractors who are not required by the City or State to meet any performance qualifications and who constantly victimize unfortunate low-income property owners. Mayor Allen responded by stating that he has only recently called upon the Better Business Bureau to be on the outlook for this kind of so called Home Improvement Contractor and to expose the unscrupulous ones. Mayor Allen then made reference to the Civil Rights Act recently approved by Cpngress and to his request to the City Attorney for report on its implication to Atlanta. He suggested that the Housing Resources Committee call upon the Board of Aldermen for: (1) Establishment of a City-wide Relocation Service in Atlanta;and (2) Re-evaluation of Zoning for the entire City, with view to providing, thru zoning, adequate space for necessary housing. He also pointed out tha t this may require some changes in the Land Use Plan. Subsequently, motion was made by Mr . Winn, seconded by Dr. Mays and adopted unanimously that the Housing Resources Committee sup p o r t the program proposed by Ma yor P llen. Mr . n lex a nder a nnounced that implementation of the Housing Re sour ces Comm i t tee's a c t ion wo u ld be r efe rr ed to one o f the Sta nding Pa ne l s o r that a n Ad Hoc Committee would be appoint ed t o carr y it out. Mr. P lexa nder t hen r e ferr e d b a c k t o comme nt made b y Dr . Davis and Mr. T. M. Al e xa nd er , Sr . a nd announced that he wo uld refer t o the Legal Panel t he ma tte r o f : ( 1) Ext e nd ing the cove r age o f g ran t s f o r Cod e En1orc e me nt in Hardship c as e s. (2 ) fd o ption of Code Enf o rcement 8reas, which we should try to get designated in Atlanta. Dr. Mays said there should be a call made for Federal legislation to make funds available to help code enforcement in hardship cases. Dr. Henderson commented on EOA Grants of up $2,000.00, but which he concluded ~re apparently limited to rural areas. �-4Mr. Alexander made a suggestion that Foundations in Atlanta might provide some help and made inquiry if requirements for selection of Code Enforcement areas had been simplified; apparently they have not. Mr. f lexander then announced a special meeting for Wednesday, May 17 of principals concerned with view to determining legal implications and ways of establishing some local Code Enforcement areas whereby needy owners could qualify to receive Federal grants and loans, now authorized for Urban Renewal areas only in Atlanta. Mr. Williams. Howland reported that CACUR has experienced considerable difficulty in locating suitable properties for rehab i litation under Section 221 (h) particularly in respect to the high prices being asked for existing properties in need of major repairs and the schepticism of owners in disposing of their properties to a non-profit corporation with expectation of buying them back again after rehabilitation. Mr. Plexander announced his intention of setting up a series of Panel meetings to reorient members and establish more specific assignments and objectives. Announcement was made of the qousing Development Corporation status, i.e., incorporation has taken place; office set aside for i ts use in the Firs t Nat i onal Ba nk Building; funds have been made a va ilable; admini strative support is to come from CAP initially; now look f or a Director . The meeting adjourned at 11~05 a.m. Encls: Resolution by Chamber of Commerc e Invitatio nal notices and lists of those invited and attending (with file copy only ) �A RESOLUTION The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Direcfors, through the work of the Chamber's Housing ann Redevelopment Committee~ has supported vigorously from the outset the efforts of the Mayor's Housing Resources Committee to relieve the city's shortage of housing for low income families. As a result of its investigation of this pr~blem, the Housing and Redevelopment Committee delivered to this Board in August, 1967 a report entitled "The Low..:.Rent Housing Gap in Atlanta," which ir.cluded specific information underlining the critical nature of the housing need. This Board was informed by the report that the process ,of rezoning land suitable and feasible for multi-family, low-rent housing appears to be the single most difficult obstacle in the task of' providing, during a five-year . . period, some 16,800 units of the type housing required. The Bo·a rd also was made aware that available vacant land is scarce within the City of Atlanta for any use, and outlying areas have not seen fit to qualify for programs which allow construction of federally-insured housing of the type which would help meet the current need. A resolution by this Board in September, 1967 urged immediate steps by the City of Atlanta Planning Department and the Board of Aldermen to adopt an updated land use plan, from which a new zoning ordinance could be evolved. The resolution further declared: " ... Any new zoning plan adopted by the City of Atlanta should make provision for adequate land for m ulti-family housing and open up land for increased density of housing in all quadrants of the city, in order to serve the best interests of a changing and progressive City of Atlanta. 11 . Since that time, diligent study has been given by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce to a proposed "package zoning plan, 11 the purpose of which would be to rezone simultaneously several s ites of l and thr oughout the city for development in public housing. Be it resolved that the Atlanta Chamber of Commer ce Board of Directors reiterates its position in support of dispersing multi-fam ily housing to all quadrants of the city. And be it further resolved that the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors supports the pr inciple of the package zoning proposal as an approach well worth considering toward the efforts to alleviate this serious problem in our community. Adopted by the Board of Directors Atlanta Chamber of Commerce April 10, 1968 �_;; De ci sions · Necessc:1.ry to Develop New-Town-In- Town Proj e cts Who will admi nister t 11e pro ject? 1. a. Di r e c t s ale by fIDD t o Developer . b. -HUD t o City of Atlanta t o Devel oper • c. HUD t o Atlanta Hous i ng Autho ri ty _to De v el op er . .. . 2. Will dispos i tion b e f or 221 (D) ( J ) , 202 onl y ? J. Who builds prima ry streets and uti lities ? 4. a. Devel oper . b. Ci ty . c. At l anta Housing Authority. Wilen are street locati on.s to b e pinne d dov;n? I I �Persons to be i nvol ved in these decisions ? !" .,, ~~ a. ('I tt Members of the Planning 1.Development ComTTLi. tte~ and Board of Ald ermen . Mayor Ivan Allen Mr. John Edmunds Mr. M. B, Satterfield e. Mr. E win Stern f. Mr. Fr\k Ethridge . L--- g. h. i . Mr . Colli er Gl a ddin Mr. Richard Case Atlanta Housing Authority Board of Commissioners ..,....-J. . Mr , Ceci1 A1exander Col . Malcolm J ones v"l. v-- m. Mro Dan Sweat Mre Eda Baxter I �l. a . Dir ect Sal e By HUD To Devel opers 1. HUID states tha t they would expect t he City to pr ovide t he l and use plan ) assur ances a s t o public f a cil i t i e s , r eview t he developer s pr opos als, 2. HUD would need Bureau of Budget approval of the method of s ale and would present the proposal to s ell to t he Bureau prior to making t he award. Ea ch of t hese steps would cons ume a minimum of approximatel y 30 days or a total of 60 days on t hi s s t a ge . 3. Under this method the Tuveloper would put i n the streets and uti liti es and this cos t would be r efle cted in r ents or sal es pr ices. 4. No non- ca sh credit s i nvol ved. 5. Fed . Pen. to GSA to }TIJD i s based on certain ~nprovement s (fence s , etc. ) which only HUD can finance. 6. Can HUD acquire the 4 non-gov 1 t owned parcels ? Leave t hem out? �l,a. Schedule Direct Sale HUD to Developer Decisions Land Us e Map Disposition Plan Relocation Plan Acquisition Plan Project Impr ovements Plan Financing Plan Submit to the Burea u of the Budge t for prior approval ~ Appr oval Sele ct developer (adverti se if necessary) Submit t o the Bureau of the Budget for concurrenc e Concurrence Execute Contract Approval of FHA or Mort gag or of re development Start Engi neeri ng Start Constr ucti on of Si te i mprovement s Complete Si te I mprovements suffici ent t o begin cons t ructi on of Housi ng May May May May May May May 1, 1968 J, 1968 21, 1968 21, 1 968 21, 1968 21, 1 968 21, _1968 May 21, 1968 June 21, 1968 July 21, 1968 July 21, 1968 Au gust 21, 1968 September 1, 1968 J anuary 1, 1969 J anuary 1, 1 969 February 1, 1969 June 15, 1 969 Du d.ng t he i nteri m f rom July 21 t o J anuary 1, it will be necessary t o acqu i re t he 4 pr i vatel y owned parcels , r el ocate t he~ one f amily and demoli s h the str ucture . �l. b. Sale from Government to City t o Developer 1. HU]) cl ear with Bureau of Budget for sale direct to City - approximately 30 days . 2. · City proc eeds with land use plan, decisions as to provision for streets Md u til o, determine method of sale~ J. / of Method s al e as outlined by Asst. City Atty - Tom Choyce : 1. A re s olution must be passed by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen stating t hat the real estate is no l onger useful and necessary to t he City and ordering the real estate to be sold. Forn1ality but must be done at a regular Ald. meeting after a mee t i ng of P & D Com. • 2. I I The Land Agent must cause a plat of the property to be made by a regis t ered land surveyor . ~This mus t be done by any agent. AHA woµ.ld need about 20 day s prior to clos i ng ) o J. The Land Agent must cause an appra isa l of the property to be made by the Atlanta Real Estat e Board or a r eal estat e appraiser who is a member of t he American Ins titut e of Real Est at e Apprai sers. The apprai sal must be pla ced in a s eal ed envelope and turned over to the the Land Agent. 4. The pl at of the property along with t he l egal descript i on mus t be submitte d to t he Purchasing Agen t, who must advertise f or bids to be submitte d for t he purchase of t he proper t y . 5. All bids mus t be opened and read at the desi gnated time by t he Purchasing Committee . The Purchasing Committee must t abul ate t he bids and refer t hem to an Aldermanic Committee. 6. The Connnittee must open the sealed appraisal a..n.d take the appraisal into consideration in determinine whether or not any of the bids shall �-2- b e recommended for acceptance . This Corruni ttee must submit its f inal recommendation to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for £.x:fud: determination. · li. Ci ty must find a way to purcha se the them out. 4 non-gov' t owned parcels or l eave �1. b. Schedul e HUD to City of Atlant a to Developer Decisions Land Use Map Dispos i t ion Plan Acqui sition Plan (4 pr iva t el y owne d parc el s as well as Federal Land) Rel oca tion Plan Pro j ect I mprovement s Plan Financing Plan Planning and Devel opment Committee to make r ecommendati ons to t he Board of Aldermen in j oi nt s ess ion with t he Finance Commi t tee Alder manic Appr oval Order Survey and Des cr i ption Appra i sals Ord ered Adver ti se Receive Bids Boa rd of Ald ermen Approve Cont rac t • Begin Constru ction of housing ·'<- Ma,y 1, 1968 May 3, 1968 May 21, 1968 May May May May 21, 21, 21, 21, 1968 1-968 1968 1968 May 27, 1968 June 3, 1968 J une 3, 1961:l J une 24, 1968 June 24, 1968 Augus t 24, 1968 September 16, 1968 Septe mber 26, 1968 J anuary 26, 1969 ENGINEERING AND SITE IMPROVEMENTS Ehgi neering Let Si t e Improvements Contract Compl ete S. I. s uff ici ent to begi n Construction of housing -'<-'-t. J une 3, 1968 -::-::-:~ July 21 , 1968 September 16, 1968 "" November 1 , 1968 December 6, 1968 March 15, 1969~~ Thi s dat e woul d delay t he s t art of constructi on f rom J anuary 26, 1969, t o March 15, 1969. ~:-:~ Engineering start after s el ection of Toveloper. ~HH(- Engineering start before selection of .Devel oper . �1. c . HUD to AHA to Developer 1. Atl anta Hou s ing Author ity l'rould us e the normal ur ban renewal procedure t r,rough on and 'expe di t ed 11 b as i s . The sche dule i s estimate d on optimum ti me i n t erval s a s a re t he other sche dules . 2. If the pr o j ect put s i n the b a si c str e ets and uti l ities , t hey woul d be c onstruc ted at pro j ect c ost which c oul d be mor e t han offset by Noncas·h Gr ant-i n-Aid Cr edi ts. J, The t wo maj or credits are for t wo s c-hool s : one a t $1 ,000 , 000 - 1 90% eli gibl e and one at $2 , 000, 000 - 1 0 to 50% eligible. 4, S ome c ompar ati v ely s mall cre dits woul d b e el igible from park, bri dge , ramp and other ite ms probably in t he range of $50-1 00, 000, �1. c · Sr.hedul e Thomasville Amendr~ent. R-22 HUD To AHA To Devel oper This schedule is prc:pared b ased on the f o l l01-,ing assumptions : L All decisions nec8 s sm·y for t11 e submissio n of the a pplic ation ( particu-l arly the ones applied to the me thod of disposition and s e que n ce i nstallation of sit e i mprovements ) are maclc prior to May l, 1968 . 2. That the submission is to be ma de to the eet, Atl ..ta (t l phon 524-,8876);· nd Mi-. M lcolm Jon , Hou ing Cool'din tor, Ollie of th Mayo11." , City of Atlanta. They will b · gl d to i t you in addition contaci or th provision of any eai-ch mater · 1 you mlght wish. Slncei-ely you.wa, Dan Swat DS :fy �·------------------------------------------- Mr . Cecil A . Alexandew, Chairman Housing Resoui-ces Committee Finch. Alexandel",, B rnes, Rothschild 8t Paschal 10th Floosr • Standard Federal BuilHing 44 Broad Street, N . W. Atlal'lta; Georgia 30303 Mr . Arch i' D. Smith, III, Attol'ney Hannon and Thack ton 1944 National Bank of Georgia Building Atl t , Georgl Dl' . Edwin Ha'l'rieon, Pre ident Georgi Instltu: of Technology 225 North Av nue , N. W .. Atla.nt , Georgia 30313 Mr •. Moreland Smlth, Director Urban Pl nning Project South rn Regional Council,, Inc. 5 Forsyth Street. N.. W . Atlant , Georgia 30303 Mr. Robert C. Wa Mo.-ton Road t St t&brid RFD# Alphar it , G otgl Mw. L e Burge, Pr ld nt B t U Ci- dit Comp ·~ P,, 0 . Box 4081 Atlanta. Geor a 30302 Mr. A. B. Pad tt, Tru t Office~ T~u t Company ol G orgi P. 0 . Box 4418 .AUu ,, Geor 030Z Mr. Harollton Do la•,, N donal B · , of Ci ors ~- J WU• , P Hol' •WUecm Com 16 P Atl r St • r1·.,,, ef.d n.t y • W. 30 l Attorney Bulldln �Mr . Edwin L . Sterne, Chairman Atlanta Housing Authodty 639 Trust Company of Georgia Building Atlanta; Georgia 30303 M.r . Clarence D . Coleman Regional Director National Urban League 136 Mattietta Street, N. W . Atlanta , Geo11gla 30303 Mr . Charles F . Palrnez, i President Pabne~; lnc . Palmer Building 41 Marietta Stre t Atlanta, Georg· 30303 Mr. Jim E . Land Chief Enginee~ fo.- Georgia Southern Bell T !ephone and Telegraph Company 805 P ac;htree Str t, N . E . Atlant , Georgia 30308 Dr. Vivian H nd 't on, President Cl l'k College 240 Che tnut Sti- et, S . W., Atlanta, Georg 30314 Mt . Duane B ek, Ex <:utive Director Commu:nlty CouncU o1 the Atlanta Ar a, Inc. 100 Olenu Building Atlant ,, Oeot 30303 D an ~Ul m s. r ckaon School of Socl l Wo k Atl nta Univ ity 223 Ch stnut Str t S. W. Atlant , Geor t 30314 Mr, Willie.m. C. B rtholo Chal1'nlatl and P aid nt AU.n Br P. 0, Box 14064 Atl nta., G o 30312 M:r. Da.1 Cla Di.. tol' of Public A · I' w a .. Tv lSSl Brlarc:1Ut Atl ta, Geor E. y �Mr. Ray M oore News Directo~ WSB .. TV 1601 West Peachtre Str·e et, N . E . Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Col . Malcolm D . Jone Housing Coo:rdinatoiO£!ie e o! the Mayo:i, 1204 City HaU Atlanta, Geol'gia 30303 Mr. W . W . Gat~e Consultant Housing Resources Committee .1Z04 City Hall Atl nta,, Cieorgia 30303 Mi- . Georg W. K nn dy, Chah::man Hou ing -.»,d Red velopm nt Committe Cb.amber of Commerce 1300 Commorce Building Atlant • Georgl 30301 Mr •. Johnny C . JQhneon, Dit ctor Mod 1 Citie Progr m 565 HiU Str et Ad.an , Geor a 3031Z �CITY OF .ATLANTA. CITY HALL April 22, 1968 ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Cod e 404 IVAN ALLEN , JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Admini strative Assist ant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secret ary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison MEMORANDUM To: Col. Malcolm Jones From: Dan Sweat ~ Could .you f urnish m e with a list of the k e y citiz e ns a nd people which i s r e quest e d i n this l e tte r fro m Litton Sy s t e ms, Inc. I b e liev e I would want the m to start with you and try to keep this in the area of our Housin g Reso.u rce s Committee . DS :fy �• LITTON SYSTEMS, INC. APPLIED SC IENCE DIVISIO N 7300 PEARL STREET BETHESDA, MARYLAND 20014 (301) 652-6616 April 19, 1968 Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr . Mayor of the City of Atlanta At l anta , Geor gia Subject : Co- opera t i on during per formance of HUD Exper imental Hous ing Resear ch and Development Progr am Dear Mayor Allen: On March 14, 1968 the Depar tment of Housing and Ur ban Deve lopme nt solic ited pr opos a l s f or Concept Des i gn a nd Exec ution of a n " In Ci ty" Experimen tal Hous i ng Re s earch and Deve lopment Program. It i s planned that the e f f ort wi l l be concentrated in a l arge number of Model Cities . By May 1, 1968 it is expected that a Contractor will be selected who will be expected to accomplish an intensive analysis in depth of the Model Cities by June 15, 1968, prior to the actual development of experimental housing programs. In a prior letter to you dated 12-14-67, Litton advised you of its desire to participate in Model Cities efforts. As further expression of interest, Litton Industries has assembled what it considers to be an outstanding team of planners, architects, builders, etc., to perform on this complex system job. The purpose of this letter is to solicit your support in establishing contacts with key citizens in your cityo A letter from you defining principal contacts is deeply appreciated. Very truly yours, ~/.:.a, Public Systems Laboratory Washington Science Center LJN/cep �October 17, 1967 HOUSDJG RESOURCES COMMITTEE g/ Hr . Ce ci l A. Al exander, Chairman Housine Resources Cormni t .ee Finch, Alexander, Dar nes , Rothschild, and Paschal , Ar chi t e cts 10th Floor Standar d Federal Buildi ng 44 Br oad Str eet, N. W. Atlanta, Geor gi a 30303 Dr. Sanfor d S. Atuood, Co- Chai r man Housing Re s our ce s Commi ttee President, Emor y Uni versi ty Atl anta, Georgia 30322 Dr. Benj ami n E. Mays, Co- Chairman Housine Res our ce s Commi t tee Presi dent Emeritus, Morehouse College 3316 Pamli co D-r . S. W. Atl anta , Georgi a 30311 PANELS LEGAL Mr. Charles L. Weltner, Attor ney The First National Bank , Suit e 2943 2 Peachtree Street Atl anta , Georgia 30303 Mr . Donald Hollowell, Regional Dire ctor Equal Empl oyment Opportunity Commission 1776 Peachtree Street, N. W. Atlanta , Georgia 30309 Honorable Luther Alverson, JudGe Fulton County Superior Court 13.6 Pryor Street, s. W. Atl anta, Georgia 30303 v' l·'J-. Archer D. Smith III, Attorney Harmon and Thackston 1944 National Bank of Geore;ia Bl dg . Atlanta, Georgia Hr . Norman L. Underwood, Attorney Sanders, Hester and Holley 1001 Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia Chairman �Page THO . c orSTrtUCTION AND ~ DESIGl•J Dr. Edwin Harrison, President Geor gia Institute of Technology 225 North Avenue , N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30313 Chairman Hr . Herman J. Russell, Contractor 504 Fair Street, S. W. Atlanta, 3eorgia 30313 v lfr . Moreland Smith, Director Vice-Chai rman Urban Planning Project Southern Regional Council, Inc. 5 Forsy th Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Rev. John A. I'f.iddleton, President Horris Bror,m College 673 Hunter Street, i . W. Atlanta, Georgi a 30314 Mr. Henry F. Alexander , Builder 2Ld9 r"'ernleaf Court, N. W. Atlanta, Geor i ia 30318 Mr. J ames Noore , President Atlanta Labor Council 15 Peachtree Street, N. E. Room 208 Atlanta, Ge orgia 30303 V M,. Re-id C. Wtil~ •I L '.-1 /ti'lr.,,,. 1~ R~a. ~ o--i rle.,e- trHW, "- ~ ;:=-..o R, ' I A Iµ->t1 l'eAJ 4- ' ~ FI: 1AHCE AI-JD NON- PROFIT F[EJDS' 1 Dean Harding B. Youne Atlanta University 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Ge orgia 3031Li .,.-, Mt-·., Lee Burce , ~eS'ide nt E$t ail Credi t Company P. 0. Box 4081 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 t"lr. Butler T. Hender@on lfor@house College 22'; Chestnut Street, s. W. Atlanta, 3eorgia 30314 Chairman �Page Thr ee · FilJAHCE AND NON - P:?.OFIT FUNDS ( continued ) Y1r. Vi lls B. Lane, Jr., President The Citiz ens and South ern National Bank o. Box 4899 30.303 P. Mr. Joseph Earle Birnie, President The .rational Bank of Georgia Peachtree at Five Points Atl anta , Geor gia 30303 Mr. August us H. Sterne, President The Trust Company of Geor gia 36 Edgewoo d Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 V1r . Gordon Jones, President The Fulton Hational Bank P. O. Box l.IJ8 7 Atl anta, Georgia 30302 V v Mr. A. B. Padge tt, Trust Off icer Trust Company of Georgia P. O. Box 4418 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 Nr. Hamilton Douglas, Jr. , Attorney National Bank of Georgi a Building Atlanta, Georgia Rev. William Hol mes Borders, Pastor 1-Theat Street Baptist Church 1426 Mozley Drive , S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Presi dent v' Mr . J ohn Wilson, President Horne-Wilson Company 163 Peters Street , S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30313 Mr. Albert Love Exe cutive Vice President The McCall Corporation P.O. Box 1000 Doraville, Georgia 30040 Mr. Scott Houston, Jr., Executive Director Wesley ~,foods Apartments P. O. Box 15468 Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Vi ce- Chairman �Pace Four PlJBLIC HOJSHJG ./Mr. Edwin L. Sterne, Chairman Housing .Authority of the City of .Atlanta 639 Trust Company of Geor gia Building Atianta, Ge or~ia JOJOJ Dr . Al bert Manley., President Spel man College 350 Leonard Street, S. W. Atlanta, Ge orgi a 30303 Hr . Leon2.rd Re i nch, President Cox Broa.dcas ting Company 1601 West Peachtree St reet , N. E. Atl:mta, Geor;:;i a V Hr. Clarence D. Coleman, Regional Director Nati onal Urban Lea13ue 136 Mariett a Street, N. W., Suite 242 Atla.nta, Ge orgia 30303 Chairman V Hr . Charles F. Pa~ner, President Palmer , I nc. , PaL~er Building 41 Marietta Street Atlanta, Georgi a 30303 LAI-JD ACQUISITION Hr . 1 lallace L. Lee, President Atlanta Gas Light Company P. O. Box 4569 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 Mr . Clayton R. Yates , President Yates - Milton Stores 228 Auburn Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 .,,_, Mr. Jim E. Land Chief Engineer for Georgia Southern Bell Telephone & Tel egraph Company 805 Peachtree Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30308 ,,/ Dr. Vi vian Henderson, President Cl:·..rk College 2LO Chestnut Street, s. W. Atlanta, Georeia 3031/-1. Acting Chairman �LAND .ACQUISIT I O~,J ( continued ) Nr. J . A. Alston, Pres i dent E2:1~1ire 1:1e3.~ Estate Board Alston Realty Co. 195 A Auburn Ave. N. E • 3030.3 .'\..tl anta., GeorE;ia !-i:'. SteH,:1r -l: ~-Ji;:;ht 1-J::_ght, Couch ·..c Hard 15 Pea chtree Bl dg. , Room 822 Atlanta, Geor~ia 30303 SOCIAL PROBY~: iS ./ Hr. :ma.i1e Beck, Executive ill.rector Con,--r11.:..n:. tf Co-:..:.r1c::.l o!: the Atlanta Area., Inc. 1000 C·::'..enn BuEci.ir,G Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mrs. Sujette Crar~c, Social Dir e ctor Neir;hborhooc;. Se:-vices., E.O.A., Inc. 101 Hci-iettc:. Str "et Atlanta, GGorgia .30303 Dr. Tobe Jcl,nson Professor of Political Science Morehouse Collage 223 Cnestr:ut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30314 v" Dea.ri "W illian S. Jack son School of Social Hark Atlanta Univers.:..ty 223 Chestnut Street, s. W. Atlanta, Geor~ia 30314 l·lr. Erwin Stevens, Chairman Cit:.zens Central Advisory Comi-nittee, E.O.A. 799 Parsons Street, S. 1:I. Atlantc1., Georgia 3031h r~. Le1-;is CcrJ-::er, Attorney 20115 1-lanchester, N. E. Atlanta, Geo1·gia 30309 Chairma.vi �Page Si..'C BUSI::-ESS ?.GTICIPATIO)J Chai rman Hr. Vir1:;il Mil ton 3626 Tu.'Cedo Road, N. H. 30305 Atlanta, Georzia t-:r. Eduard L. Simon, Au.di tor Vi ce-Chairman Atlanta Life Insurance Company lh8 Auburn Avenue , N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Harl ee Branch , President Sou· : n Company 3390 Peac}·1trei:: ad, lfu; neo/ C. ).rthur J erJ-::ins Director, I~d~3tri al ?celations Lockheed Con:?<'u1Y I-!arietta, Gc or~i a 30060 Mr. .,,,,,, o-;;r Er. :toll;:;.:1d Lax;:ell, Pre sident Davison 1 s I;-epartment Store s 100 Pe acht r e e Street, X. TT. Atl anta, Georgia 30303 'f\l m , C. .8 c; Y 1), o/.e.rv, "'1 ct,. ll'fflew\ 'l ~~ , iJ tm-f /l:7' ,~""le.. 1;1-., ~ I -' l.,,)L~C P...•.?,0~<;,~ / t o ( lJ·i.'v.ct·i..; . .1.IJ., 'I A-fl.u.1.c..,cw:t . .i~3J~ lk . Jarr.~s L . T01-msend Tov;nsend a nd Associates 101h !·Icaley BldG . Atl anta, Gcor~ia v' Er . Dale Cl r1!'k Dir e c tor of Public Affairs r,-JAG!,-?V 1551 Bri arcliff Road , N. E. Atlanta, Geor~ia 30306 Chairman ..,_... I~r • .lc.y 1-:oore Te~·rs Director '.TSJ- T'l 1601 ".-!est Peachtr ee St reet, N. E. Atl anta , Geor;;>. 30309 Lr, J:'_,'<: Wo8d HeHs Director, WAOIC 110 ~deeHood Avenue , N. E. At lant a , Georeia 30303 Vice -Cha irman �Page Seven STAFF ROOM 1204., CITY R4.LL -""'Malcolm Do Jones 1 Director V H. Wo Gates, Consultant M-.-.. Sl;.;;,ron er~11fo.,..'1 5 ",.g~e1-'-"""1~r �RICHARD L. FULLERTON AND ASSOCIATES Con1ultant1 /or ..Atulti-/amily JlouAing TELEPHONE 872-6089 April 25, 1968 1222 PEACHTREE ROAD, N. E. P. 0. BOX 7164 ATLANTA. GEORGIA 30309 TELEPHONE 422-4479 145 NORTH MAGNOLIA AVENUE P. 0. BOX 2068 ORLANDO. FLORIDA 32802 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. , Mayor The City of Atlanta Clty Hall Atl nta, Georgia D u r Mayor Allen: For everal weeks I have been in conferences with the very excellent staff of your Hous ing Res ources Committee and of the Hous lng Authority with reference to a m jor innova tion we a re undertaking for the provision of low cost housing in urban a r as . Please accept my sincere expression of gratitude for thelr courtesies and their very as hite attention to the matters brought before them . I am worklng ln behalf of a well ca italized g rou p ·whlcb controls the ~tents by which a major breakthrough ln construction costs can b achieved. To over lmpllfy, it is our intention to not m rely "prefabrlc te" but t o actua lly manufacture housing wilts and deliver them to th e s it a lmost intact . The t,Jatents have to do wlth a method of preforming fibre lass so that the necetJsary s tructural charact rlstlce can be built lnto the bulldlng components on a m as~ production ba s t • The automobll indu ·try is turning out much mor complicated prod'1ct th n the housing induMtry at enormously lower costs. Machine work and mass t1roductlon tecbnlque are th obviou nsw r. Our think.in ls not uniqu t.n thls re ard, but the group I r present doeliS control rlgld patent and unusual billtie in the necessary ft lds s o that -we re ur that w can move forw rd. I am writlng now with reference to th "Honor Farm" land th t is currently under con ider tlon by your ofrlce • Obviously th re ls an ov rwhelmlng need for low co t housing to be bullt ln Atl nta. You ll b v faced this issue squarely and I am conftd nt that adequate solutions to the many ~roblem Ul quickly be found. �April 25 , 1968 Mr . Edward H . Baxter Regional Administrator Departm.ent of Housing and Urban Development 645 Peachtree-Sev nth Building Atlanta, Georgia 30323 Dear Mr. Baxter: With this letter I transmit an explanation of the need to convert open-space p rk l nd in the Thomasville Urb n Renewal Project, GA R-22 , to single family use. Enclosed re original and two copies of the docementation required by P ge 7 of Chapter 5 of th 11 0pen ..$pace Land Program Guide. 11 l wUl appr ci te you giving urgent considetation to this ction so that we may me t the May 20 target d te for: beginning construction of the fir t unit on the Fed r 1 Pd on urplus prop rty. Sincer ly your , lv n All n, Jr. Mayo, IAJr:fy Enclo ur s �Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. - 2 - April 25, 1968 Bec ause of the in novative cha r a cter of our operation. we are desirous of proving our case in an urban etting as contrasted with the usual s ubdivision effort . To accomplish a cost reduction in a rural area is not ae significant as to accomplish the same savings in the heart of a city like Atl a nta . These are dnys of careful experimentation in everything having to do with human relation -• and we mean to perform a s ignificant social service in the process of making the revolutionary changes tn construction techniques that will mass produce the dwelling units. m s ur _ t h t r aiul tion s r e q u ir e a co m pe titive setting tor the d lsposi -. but, by the same token, the F d eral Government . as ;you know. i s almos t desperately anxlou1:, to s ee I tion of th F g r l p n\t nu t y land , cost savings accomplished that will make it possible for low and middle income people to afford new homes without the onus of ma sive financial ub idy. This we propose to do and for this reason we earnestly requ st the privilege of using the Honor Farm land in the massive experiment for which we are now tooling up. ~e are lookin& at various factory sites for rent inside the Atlanta clty limits and , naturally, are anxious that the land we will u e for the actual subdivision will be ln close proximity. The nature of the manufacturing process will not require a great many already trained people. This works another advantage for the urban setting . 'We will be able to glve un s killed workers the modest training n cessary to manufactur and fabricate the components . As we see it then, our program for us ing the Honor Farm Land will provide three immediate benefits. First. lt will enlarge the housing inventory at very rea .:.· onable cost to the tenant and to "whatever agency is charged with subsidizing the tenant rent or µurchas . Second, it will provide employment for ignificant numb r of eemi-~killed and un skilled people in Atlanta . Third. the experimentation will natur Uy have geogr 1Jhic significance s o that my favorlt city can be known as having continued in its cours e of leadership with r ard to national urban problems. ¼e are already lnto the basic s ite desigi,J, 111 propose single famUy and multi-f mily detached unlt in addition to a modest highrlse for the eld rly and whatever shoppini center would be feasible. We will utlllz our fttreglass materials and techniques in all of the con truction in whatever degree the rticula.r s tructure makes possible. �Mayo r Ivan Allen, Jr . - 3 - April 25, l968 \t\lth such a program, the first question is al ways 1 'wh n? " . The machinery with which we will rnanuft-.cture our -,rototype m odels is a lready asse1nbled md win be sbl p ed to Atlanta as soon as we hove the factory s ite ready. The la r ger machinery will be µurchased and brought into operation as needed . We a re counting our time in weeks and will produce upwa r · E, of five hundred housing units during our t esting. Vie will an~lously a -wait the outcome of Tuesday' s meeting, and wUl consider lt a µr lvllege to ork with your people in the service of the citizens of Atlanta . Richard L. Fullerton RLF*jl cc: ~r. Dan Sweat Dtrector of Government Liaison City of Atlanta Mr. Cecll Al xa.nder, Chairman Hou ing .Res ources Committee C lty of Atlant S nator P ul Douala , Ch rlm n resldent ' Commt.tt e on Urb n P roble ms Wa shington, D. C . Mr. VvUUam O. Burke. Director Indu try Dlvls ion Georgl D epartm nt of Indu try and T r d Mr. Georg T. Scharffenberger, t'r e ldent Clty Inves ttna Company N w York C lty Mr. D vld E . K hn New York C ity �2 il 18, l • or • C Y Ii lo nt, ts for plam.ing but th t the Hous portion (includin rcial ed d to the - nt un r ' rb t lO ,., i lo r• a 1 now con .Al,thorit ' O. o vor. h 'Wal . ded b7 , A to the City d de cbool nd otiv Dep·,r lo l c , tl.r tot th project) b to d th Hl htJ t O A t ei portio d ro HUD or tl . _ lated for th £or cone that ta or direct to ot er portions of the • t th ev tu. l ehould d n t ! pro ibl cti c proc , nou ing. t such propooal could ~o 1.ng Authority,. itHout called for by ithor ting for the title to first O A. ace al o h red by otb rs, that th te pll ed thru. pri aettaad f'iret to the Mo11 irin: .. 1! s ibl • di tly to HUD in yf At li Inter! 1th h ci 11t ority '1nd then oing t.hru t tli'o ot the p:rou ecti ve d! spocil'ic lly a hington request · dv toge tb t skc.d t, it do t-"tho Mayor l d cot ight be dori ved in d v lo , t project , if by ri nt or otr·lets Urban the v loper, 1n o p na t d f or it sin Auth rity ·--I.\,, Yt nt. hOU in ul this saved and antic1pot d off s t by the t or lopers thiD proc dur • tall ion or utiliti a by th!) Hou in Authority thru t ould qu eke t loper dir ct, with-out nd in tact have requested 1.1ch pr f r it thi Vhic th t It Ill.so ppear • 4 w-/~ ~ t ltip opinion, vhich i nd cu.welo1 er would be thru deGign propo~ 1 by elo re . for City or housing portion to th pe i ti iti C t f ot ro w rd o din tot cot o t tho xp nse invol 1 d t o the d, velopor. �3 Aprll 18, to ork u crit ri t .or on th ly lo pro Th th 01 in .hey A to pl 01·d13r h on >: d n a 15 l oy get the velripcr tt ~ lop r for u ptin (c) ...,11e nat ri 1 to do by • ay 1) · ttal of propo al l ction oft e &ucce .f·l b) inal elev. lo~. i continu hi lo . nt of' the l~ sit1fl ... f date of • t O O r or velopmcnt cr1 _ri unit bo f ur ye ( t r r, hed int, A w-1n l\hou t d Jun 1) . rousing Authority, oo . as .o"' ibl r- d inform the oon s po siblo ( ·ith target cost of 1 "ld end ~u11'W1ed (inclu n p ct1 e t r.i,>a d ir d for tho r<'.3 a1nlng ... tcd dovelop .. z·s . uthority to call aa l l) JO b· ugh th in progre~~ for ·11 be . l ~d to pull to- eether l) unifon1 4. 117 lots, tb s ppen~. a pro r- · ne traffic circ· 1- tion ti ~ t achedulv no r que r, d .• • , Oo n h cot been rve th rinht to do hou.l q r t!ity .3 . be dete~ i i1ad t details could be ·orked out ,1th rd h HUD uc o cvn th .n lthin JO days . v loper cou1 · the t 2. t nd in..fom.otion ··iou th 1 e fter . 'f d 1 lomll l. intolli.go. tly. en·hrw can p ckoge the doveloprnont criteria ( hich ho i... to p,1t out to d l riJ -will nt th,. t : o that ell 8 (oth r than the i erudou• to kno ~-lu,t, tl • ladin,, ( ) and ). oti o t th , • cir cuid nee rtio ou furni h d pros. etiv; bo oon a pos iblo (t rgot date nt propo,, l I or s b, itt l in �h pril 18 • 1968 v lo r to b d th t th inf.'o , l~nning: r1 ht tow rk ou.t with the , 1 C 11cce tt ter 7. r in ec ful i liVJ r y to i 15 doys d by letter fro Mnyor Al l n to v lo d for Housin lo r to lop r be r t 9. ed itbin te ( d rel ted co . rcial) ed Jointly y tho City- ut ority. a. or r to b ul bi to th porti n of the tract (other th n the ily lo ) to et to t di loper, traffic ti! ctory to tho City. hin ton D in le nt • 0 · to deli or ti 1$ i p.ir ucc in t o (2) lli d to start ph (b~ k g. ound within aix (6) l ical d V\llop. .ent nths from dat o of ot title to the l end. f ul loper bo required to a start ing (br in to c , lcte devolo ent - ound) to . R sp t fully ubmit ted, ~ I ou Coordinator �HOUSING RESOURCES CO ITTEE April 19, 1968 SUPPLE ENTAL ME ORANDU a o. 1 (r dor l P n Ro Honor f~rm lo me ting y t rdey with Hu ing Authori y repr o nt tiv ite) , the following lint points w 1:-0 b~ught out: 1. Pric of th portion prior d t rtnin tion will r qui~ Hou ing Authority e pl'OC du 2. Urb d volop yor pp valop d c n ur. nd t nt of ct without the Urben t la at dev und r Urb n Rn wol . A n t r could b ft ach quick thtough th• Hou ing Ex cution tag xt o ~ ntly f pp l th t non of Public Hou ing nd hat in l (l that thi portion of th do ). not p clud ting th Tumk y I f i th t pzo p ctiv ncour g d to build thy could initi ly or ub nt und r both Tut:nk•y • It ab en wal, c ntly b nd 221 d {3) h ou by th nt rprie , but h would not pr diet how di~ ct through priv t th l nd hould Uri> n nt th r Mz. Pr ell atat d hot Hr. Ed 4. di fr it not b t -,uld t ke to re ch th dav lop l or by d v lop r Urban Rn Mr. Authority rcial s ton ture of d v lcprnont , i •• , through th lla Ex cution at long dev lop d for hou ing and • r. P r 3. to b th t old to th hould r . Op nah wt $~ occup nt nd th t v lo• dvocated • tit vel p nt i nd Juni~r Hi h Sch n t und r uld not be f cilitie ff t~ ti of th cot of n U n • �It 130 dovelopod , how v r , th t thG Junior High School- Cor would bo e gener l co the th Sine fo~ lo Cl'O inc hou ing School portion , hic:h includ difficulty- nt can g City so, out o ite , perticulorly for Public part ov rall n d of th of • to bed diet d, th tin vie of th act th t th are n ed d, thet th 24 r 24 · ere h ving g tting lo - inco Hou in9 , and th entir propoa d dovclopmont o th nti~o fedex l Pen Sit City t nity Cantor nity facility o rving th t whol the city and not lt it d to th 6. I of th uld be batter b rv d if thi t l nd, would b dev lop hou ing. RECOr ENDATIOfh I ( ) Th t th hou ing nd r lot d co d volop d by private ent rpri R now l proe of the er ob ct , without going through th di Urben " cuzr ntly d ignat d Junior High School nd Co (b) ighborhood C nt r site b (c) rc:iol portion Th t ltipl Turnk y and 221 d proc o d v lop d for lo typ inco~ h hou i~ d v lopm nt b • , withe o th t thy could ov ntu ly b ing. cour q du ing both unit ub old to th occup nt . d, 2 nity d aign d �s:a::t1!3TZ AND BBADFI ELD / ARCI-n:TECTS / INCORPORATED/ A.1. l \. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30309 Please address • 74 FOURTEENTH STREET, N. E. all - correspondence to: P. 0. • TELEPHONE 892-8722 Box 7988 • Atlanta, AREA CODE 404 • Georgia 30309 April 19th, 1968. Mr. Lester Perse11s, Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, 824 Hurt Building, . Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Dear Mr. Perse11s: We understand that you will have renewal land for sale in the Thomasville Federal Penitentary area for multi-family housing. Please let us express our interest and intention of submitting a bid for either the 221(d)(3) F.H.A. Program or the Turnkey H.A.A. Piogram. Will you please provide to us a prospectus and the necessary bid documents for all sites that will be available for multi-family housing. Very truly yours, SHEETZ AND BRADFIELD/ARCHITECTS/INCORPORATED/A.I.A. Francis B. Sheetz, Jr., A.I.A. copy to: Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Gilbert Boggs .,.,,Malcolm Jones v Er nest Tharpe James F. Kirkpatrick f bs/gk FRANCIS B. SHEETZ, JR., A. I.A. • RICHARD H. BRADF IELD, A. I.A. • RICHARD B. JENKINS • WILLIAMS. MAYTON, A.I.A. • DAN IEL P. SANTACRO CE, A.I.A. JEROM E J. COSTA �GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ATLANTA . GEORGIA 30332 OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT April 17, 1968 Mr. Cecil Alexander Chairman Housing Resources Committee City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mr. Alexander: I am writing in response to your requ est for an evaluation of the presentation made to the Construction and Design Subcommittee of the Housing Resources Committee by Mr. McNamara on Tuesday, March 26. You will recall tha-'c this was a presentation of a new concept for the fabrication of residential units. This concept involved p:uring on site, by use of vacuum forms, concrete elements of a standardized nature which would become elements of multi-family residential buildings. The standardized elements could be varied from job to job and from unit to unit in such a way as to make them adaptable to the needs of various sites and architectural plans. It is my opinion, as Chainnan of the Construct ion and Design Subcommittee, and that of those with whom I have talked who were present at this slide presentation, that the conc·ept is a good one but that it is at this point in time only a conc ept and not a proven plan. It is my opinion that Mr. McNamar a should find a developer who is willing to develop this idea on an actual building project involving a number of multi-family units . If such a developer can be f ound, this may well be an excellent concept to utilize in the model city program as it does r epresent one innovation i n the field of attempting to provide low income housing . The model city program should be considered because of a n ecessity for r equiring a reasonable sized t ra ct of land in order to build enough units to analyze the validity of Mr . McNamara 1 s proposed technique. It i s, after all, an experimental project and one which is yet to be proven in the field. There are many possible applications of pre-fabricated elements within these units which should be explored, but which may be restricted at this time by va_rious codes. If max_·. :Jm saving is to be attained in this kind of project, the use of prefabricated fixtures and materials ~ust be allowed subject to carefully drawn requirements. �Mr. Cecil Alexander page 2. In summary, it is our belief that this is a good concept but that it is only a concept at this time and that it does require actual· construction of a number of units in order to properly evaluate the technique on any objective basis. Sincerely yours, Edwin D. Harrison President EDH:lhs cc: Colonel Malcolm Jones/ Mr. Moreland Smith Mr. Bob Winn • �5 ;( /l. 1'0 u;-J(i c>c·. Jfr ~- Sc ~::n i!? s ion on :Sow-In·:o:n'2 Hou s i_ng A Nat i onal Adv i s orJ -.::ummi ::. st on on Low-Income Hous int;; ts <::sta bl l s hed to c,r.dert.Akc-; fl. c ornprehe :1s ive s tudy and inve stigate the resou:!":ct.::G BJ 1G. cApabi li ti es Ln t h e publ: c ancl pri. vRt. e se-~t.o~s of ~.he c :: , · i-·11y ·.,~1-c h , w.;y b ,~ u sec. ~.o f1~1 ru1 more complete ly !:.:ie cb,1<"•~tives of Vv: nati 0nGl gt;al of "a d e :~en t h,)rne nnd a Ll u itable livine; e nvironment for ever~· American family". 1 ( ·.rh-2 .:;0mrnls s i o.'. 1 ~s d l r2c t e d t o f:ubm i t Lo th-2 fr·2 sidc n:·. A:1d the .:one;r ~ss a.11 i 11t'=rir:: r c?or~. ·.., ~ ~h r es~cc t t o i ':. s f.indi r:..g:c:: anc r <:?ccrrnc:idat ~on s no t lat.er ~.ha::-i .Jul y 1, 196'.: , ru:d. fl fi r.al rep ort no t ~Ater l hA.n J :.ily 1, 1970. �7 TITLE II - llliN'l'/\ L l!OllSING FOR LOWE!/. UICOHF. li'f,JIILIE::3 A new program of Federal assistance to renLal and coopcrativL: hou s ing for lower income families fa authorized by addin~ a new section 236 to the National .Housing Act. The assis t ance is in the form of periodic payments to the mortragee financing the housing Lo reduce the mort~agor's interest costs on a market r a te FIUt-insured project morte;at;e. The interest reducti.o n payinents uill reclm;e payments on thr.; project mortgage from tlwt rcquireu for principal, inter~st, and mortgage in_surance premium on a markeL rate mortgage t o that required J~ur principal an:::l. interest on a mortgac e bear i ng an interest r a Le of :~ per cent. The interest r educ tion payments will r edu ce renta l s t o .a basic chare;e, and a tenant or c ooper a tiv(.; member wi l l e i.ther p.'.lf the basic ch:,.rge or such greater amount as reprec enLs 25 percent of his income, but not in excess of the charges which would be necessary without any inte res t reduction payments. Income~; ot' tenants will be r eexamined at l eas t every 2 years for the purpose of adjusting rentals. Rental char ges collP. cted by the project owner in excess of the ba sic c har ges are to be returned to the Secretary for deposit in a r evolving fund for the purpose of maki ng other interest reduction payments . Tenants of these projects who pay less than the fair market rental charge for their units will generally have to have inc omes, at t he time of the initial rent-up of the p1·oj ects, not in exc ess of 135 pe rcent of the maximum income limits tha t can be es t ablished in t he area f or initia l occupancy in public housing dwellings . Howe ver, up to 20 percent of the contract funds authoriz e d in appropriation a cts may be made available for projects in which some or all c.,f the unit s w:Ll l be occupied, at the time of the initial r ent-up, by tenants whose incomes exc ee d the above limit but do not ex ceed 90 percent of t he inc ome limi ts for occupancy of section 221 (d) (J 2 be l ow-m.:i.rket i nteres t rat e r enta l housing . In de ter mini ng i nc ome .for the pur pos e of eligibility as we ll as Lhe amount of rent to be pa id a $J OO deduc tion i s per mi U ed for eac h minor person in the family and any income of s uch minor is not counted . ( To qualify for mortga ~e insuranc e unner t he new progr am, a mortcaeor mus t be a nonpr of i t organi za t ion, a c ooperati ve, or a l imi t ed di vi de nd entity of the type s permitt ed under th e FHA se c t ion 221 (d )(J ) r ent a l hous ing progr am . The ::i.or t eage l iJnitati on::; 'trith r esp ect to maxirrn un mor Lga ge amount are the s ame as for mort.gaees ins w·ect W1d<~r t he (d )(J ) proc;r .::un . Interes t reducti on payments can als o be made with res pe ct to State- a i ded rental housinr; pro j ec t ::; appr oved for r ecei ving the benefiLs of tl1l:! program prior to compl e t ion of c ons t ruc t ion or r ehabill t a t i on of t!1c proj ects . ' �8 Contrac L::; l'u1· u.::;:..;j3 Lance pay111enLs an! .:rn Lhori ze (t, cutJjcc L trJ a pproval in appropriation ac L:.;, Lu the :cmonnt. of !C'/S mill i on ann1w. lly prior to ,July 1, 1969. 'l'his 2.mounL i:.; incr8t.. ::i l.' U by i100 mil.Lion oa ,July l, J 9G') , and by $125 million on ,Jul;yr l , J.9}0 . A reas onable portion of this authority is tu be trarn.i.l'e rred to t he Se cretary of Ag riculture .for u::;e in rural areas and small totl'ns. A pro ject, 1' i.nanc(~rl 1.111dc!r the rlL'\·J progr~im c~..r1 i i:1c lude such nondwelling facilities as the Secretary deems aduqua te ::rnd appr·opria te to serve the occupants of the pr ojed, and the surronndi11i:; neighborhoou, as long as the pro,jcct is preJomln.:rntly res-Lcle n !.:io. l and any nonJtwllinr; facilities contribute to the economic fea::;ibility ol' the pr oj e c t. Where a project is designed primarily for occupancy Ly the elderly or handicapped it c;:i,n include rela ted fncilities f(,r their use, :.r..ich a::; dining·, work, recreation, and health facilit.i. es . With appro 11al of the 3 21~re Lary of mm a mortgagor ca,,--i sell the individual dwelling units Lo lowe r incoJr,;:) p1i.rchm3ers and these p t.Lrcha::;8rs .:ire elig ible for assisto.nce payments w1der the provisions of th0 ne:w homeownership program. ( A cooperative or private nonprofit corporation or acsociat.ion can purchase a proj ect from a limited dividend mortgagor and finance the purchase wi th a mortcag8 _insured under the program. · Projects for low and moderate income families financed under the below marked 221 (J) (j) progr3Jn can be transferred, prior Lo fina l endorsement for FH/1. insurance, to the new rental housing interest. reduction program. Projects for the elrl.erly or ha ndicapped approved for direct loans can be refina nced unde r the new intere st re duction pro~ram at any time up to, or a reasonnble time after, proj ec t comple tion. Rent supplr.ment payme nts may be pr ovide d for tenants in projects financed under the new program, but no mor e t han 20 p erc ent of the units in any one proj ec t can r eceive r unt s uppleme nt assistance. Rent snpplcm ; and th 0 int 0 rn ~1 de ve lo p me nt r lan i s c onsic t e nt ~i t h c o~rrehensive pl:mrinp; .::'or th P. are a wh j ch mee ts c rit nria c s tab l ished by th e Se c re t.ary. The Se cret ary is au t h ori ze d i. o es tahlish a r c vol vin r f und t'or !.he w aranty f !'Of'. ram wf-: i. ch will ·r e comp ri sr: d o f (1 ) r e c P.i p t,s :'rom r'c-e s an d charr,e s , (2) othe r r P. ce i p ts, and (3) s L: ch sLi ms , a1 1th ori zed to he appr opriatP d, as ma~· be r equ i re d. �' .L, . The Secretary is al~,o alithoriz r-d t.o rnrikr. s1 1 prlcrTH!nLa.ry r.rant.~, t,r; SLaLc anLi l e-cal rd,ljc bodies anc:I c1.. ·C'nc i c s for 1-:atr·r nnd r, (Jv1r, r facili tics anc! ortin srace assisted l:y f'. ran ts Under the l1 01 1SllW ;ind Urban Development Act o C 1965 or th e Gons olidat.e ci Varrn0rs' f1 nme Administr:.ition Act, and the l!oijsing Act of l <)(,l. The S8crc1..'.lr;r r-,11d determine~ that tr.e surrlementary 1:rants are desir.:i.ble t'or ca.rryin~~ out a new commun"i ty ciP.vc lopment ~-roj f·r. t, and th;1L .1. s1:l",t'trmtL1l n1 ,rr.l 1er of housinf'. i.;11it.s for low and 1::ociPral.P. inr.orr:P. p·rsot!S is to r mar:e availahlr: t.hroi.;;,:h :.h<: r r nj~r.t.. 0~ The suppltir;;r.; nl. :11':1 r.,i·arit cannot. · xr.cr.d 20 rcrcent of t.} ~1' r.u~; t, 01· t.bc t'acil Hy and th -~ Lot:11 Federal 1;rant i~,; limi tC: d to 8::, f •f:rr:cn_t of fncili t.y coi,t. Arprorri.:1tions t'or s1:pple1n1:nt,3.ry r:rants a,8 .11 · thorizrid up to ~,5 million for fiscal year 196) , and up to :: 2~ mi , lion for l'iscal year 19'(0. TITLE (_ 1/ - T_!HBAN RENE>.-! AL Netghb..:irh noc~ Dev~: Jupr:1eni, Pro 0r9.m.~ The Secrcl.2.ry of Elm 1 : _; authurlzed. to provide financi e.l assist.an<-~) for n~lghborhood develop:n2rit programs, ~1 ne,.,r n.pproneh to urorn1 !-=n~ ·, ra] wh ich wlll faciJ l tat c more rapid reha.1:iili tat ion 1:md 1·ec'l:::v·. .:lopm:.!nt of blighl~(:a areas on an 'iffect:v~ sc ale, A neighborh-ood dP.'1elopm1_>!1t program ·.:::on::.: i.sts of urban renewa l project 1mdertakings 8..'1d activl1..i~ s i f! on~ or more ;,µ·ban rene,.;al n.r ·=as that are planned and carried out on th1: lJ9.si.s of a:!1. rn.1i:iJ increments. Financing is based on the amount of l 0ari and grcmt funds needed to carry out -:h e acti vir.i es pla..1w~d dul'.'ing a l ?-mcnt .h p e :!'lod ln ea.ch of the urban re!J~ ',181 are es -:.:on l.~ ai!len in 8. CO!Il::11l'1i ty Is r.,rOGt'3.l'i, Ir funds ar2 avaiJabl~ and a communi tJ" ' f prog:.:-a.m is P..cc0.pt<=1bl2 to the ,3e.:::retar.:,·, a co:urnnnltJ can receive fina;.1cial assistance based on its need for t;ub:.iequent annual incr,~me nt s of thc.: ;,roc;rom. The Redevelcprn~nt Land Acency of t-,h8 DL~t:-ri.ct o f' C·.; l •1 !nh ·;_,: is b iv~ n author lty t o p lan ru1d unde rt ak e ne Lr;hborhoocl develcpm2·,.t progrsms. r~ ~reas 2 in m1t.borizatlon of grants 'rhe authoriz e.t: i on f o r urban r2 t1ewal gr:mts Ls i nr~t·-~a:·'--'d 1Jy ~1.!~ 1JillL:m on July J., 1969. In oddi tlon , the authorizat ion for v.rb en ren~,val grants for proj ects in model c iti es area: Ls lnc r ~ased 1y ~33 0 mi.llion. ( Reh1Ju.i.li.tatton 16rants The limit on the a 100unt of a relv=i1; il"LtEi.t.i u ll c;rA ,:-. tu ~.:i. lo•.,·-i. r:c c.,10~ homeowne r ls ir.c r eas c n from :~1, ~,,J0 tv $ 3, 000 and the g ra:11~ Ls made available f or r ·.=h abi.li t etion of :i:12c.l property tn ':lddi.tion Lo the d·..,re J.ling itself. Rehabilitation ~rant s are authori zed to b e mad e to low-:L ncomP. ho;:ne owners for repa lr s and improveme nts of d\1e llings out s i c1..~ urban r>2rlc ·.-1al end code enforceme nt areas 1. where t h e dwe ] lings are .Lr;i areas certif i ed. by t he l ocal go,.rcrnlng body as contaj 11i.ng a s llb r,t a n LiaJ. numbe r o f s t.ruc t ur~s i n !1eed of r8habilit.at l on , �13 2. if the locality has in effect a workable program for community improvement, and 3. the area is definitely planned for rehabilitation or code enforcement within a reasonable time, and the repairs to be assisted are consistent with the plan for rehabilitation or code enforcement. mm is also authorized to make rehab ill tat ion grants to low-income homeowners whose property has been determined, after an· inspection pursuant to an approved statewide property i nsurance plan, to be uninsurable because of physi cal hazards. The erant may be made only to rehabilitate the property to the extent that the Secretar.y determines necessary to make it meet reasonable underwriting standards imposed by the statewide plan, The Secretary of Rehabilitation loans 'rhe rehabilitation loan program has been broadened in the same manner as the rehabilitation grant program with respect to properties located outside urban renewal and code enforcem:nt areas and those found to be uninsurable. ( The amount authorized t o be appropriated for each fiscal year is increased from $100 million to ~150 million ru1d the program is extended to June 30, 1973 (in lieu of the previous expiration date of October 1, 1969). Eligibility for residential rehabilitati on loans is limited to persons whose annual income is within the locally applicable income limits for the section 221 (d) (3) below-market interest rate program. Limit on LPA rehabilitation in urban renewal areas The previous limits on the acquisition and rehabilitation of residential properties by local rene wal agencies are r e moved. Under prior law, an LPA could acqu:!.re and rehabilitate for demonstration purpos es no more than 100 units or 5 perc ent of the total residential units in en urban renewal area, whichever is lesser. Dis osition of ro ert, for low and moderate income housintL_ Land in an urban renewal area is authorized to be leased i n addition to being sold as previously provided) for low or moderate income housing at a price consistent with the use for that purpose. A builder is permitted to purchase the land at the write-down price for low or moderate income sales housing. Under this provision land can also be made available at the write-down price for housing assisted under the 221(h) program, and the new interest reduction payment programs authorized by the Act for homeownership and multifamily housing. Grants for low and moderate income housi ng in open land projects Grants are authorized for open land urban renewal projects where the land is to be disposed of for low and moderate incomP. housing. Previously, open land projects were not eligible for grants. The grant may be for �14 two-thirds of the differenc e between the proceeds from any land dicpoaed of at its value for low or moderate income housing and the proceeds which would have been realized if the land had been disposed of at its fair value without regard to its special use. Demolition grants - rat harborar:es The Demolition Grant Program is expanded to permit grants for the demolition of structures which are rat harborages or potential rat harborages. Use of air rights sites for educational facilities Air-rights urban renewal projects, and the construction of necessary foundations and platforms in any type project, are authorized for the development of educational facilities. As in the case of industrial development, an air-rights project and the construction of foundations and platforms would only be available for educational facilities if the area is unsuitable for low or moderate income housing purposes. Low and moderate income housing in residential urban renewal areas A majority of the total number of housing units in a community's (__ residential urban renewal projects which receive Federal recognition after August 1, 1968 must be for low and moderate income families or individuals, with at least 2~ of such total for low income · families or individuals. The Secretary may waive the 20i requirement to the extent that the units are not needed in the community. Workable program requirements in case of Indian tribes An additional period of time, until January 1, 1970, is provided for Indian tribes, bands, or nations to adopt and carry out minimum standards housing codes for workable program certification. · Interim assistance for blighted areas The Secretary of HUD is authorized to contract to make grants aggregating up to $15 million a year to cities or counties to assist them in taking interim steps to alleviate harmful conditions in slum or blighted areas of communities which are planned for substantial clearance, rehabilitation, or federally assisted code enforcement in the near future, but which need ~ome immediate public action until permanent action can be taken . The Secretary is required to encourage employment of unemployed or under-employed residents of an assisted area in carrying out the activities to be assisted. Grants may not exceed two-thirds of the cost of planning and carrying out an interim assistance program, except that three-fourths grants can be made to any community with a population of 50,000 or less. A community has to have an approved workable program for community improvement to qualify for assistance, and relocation assistance and payments will be available. �.,___ - 15 Rcl.oca Lio11 l'a-: r1 1t : t1l.:, ~--Relocation adJu0LT!li;11L pay1w::nL:, m· c) bn1.:.id0ncd to JJCrmit. p.::iy rr1ent.,:::; of up to $)00 per J8:.J.l ', !\J!.' .-L / - J c:::i r r1:::'l'~.(ld . ::ur:ll p::.y11tt.mL~: !J:.J.ve be en heretofore limited to :.J. rnaxjJn11m of $S\..HI pa~_,a:;le OVL!l' a ;; rnonLh period . A new pRyment is a nt hori_:,ecJ for a dinpl.:lced owner-occupcmt ul' residential property t o cnahlc !Ji.ill Lo p urr.has c c.1 r e placement d1,elline . Tlte payment, which cmmo t exceed ~~1_' _,000 , le l,hc• dil'fen.mc e bet.,_·men tlte avcr:i.gc price for- an adequa t e replaceme n t homt.i und the ucquis i tion price of hi::; former home. Tl'l'Jl~ VI - ln-1. 01\N PLi\NN:rNG AND FAC ILITif;_; Comp:?:"ehe ns i ve pla!m.r nc (_ The section 701 planning as:::;istance e:rant proc ram ls exter1sivo ly revised. The Secretary oJ' HUD i s ,not-·authorized to make _comprehensive plannine: grants to State pl:rnning agencies for ass i stance to 11 distr ict 11 planning agonc ie::; for rU1·al and other nonmetropoliLan areaG. Consultation with the Secre t ary of Ag r iculture i s required pr ior t o approval of a n;y district planning grants. The Secretary of Agriculture and, when appropriate, the Secretary of Conunerce may provide technical ass i ::;tanc e in connection with the establishment of districts a nJ the carrying out of planning by them. Such Jistrict planning may not b e aimed at assistins businesses to reloca te .from one a rea to another. Other new provision::; authorize direct planning grarrts t o Indian trib a l planning counc ils or other bodies for planning on Indian res ervations; to re g iona l and district councils of governmen t as we ll as those organized on a metropolitan ba n i ::; ; to reg ional commiss ions and economic development distric ts established unJe r tho Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965; t o cities, without regard to popul:.J.tion, within metropolitllll areas for plarming which is part of' metropolita n planni..11.g ; and t o official Goverrunent pl<-1.nninr: a ge ncies for nreas where rapid urbo.niz.:i.tion is expected as a result of a new c oJ11JT11111i ty- cie ve Lopmc nt a s sisted under title JV of this act. The Secretory i s r cqnir e d to ·cons ul t i,J ith the Secr e tary of Cormnerco Lefore rr1c1 king any pl3I111in;_~ gnmt which includes any part of an economic d~velopment d i strict . The definition of c ~mprAhensive pl~nning is broadened to include planning for the provision of governme nt,3 l servlces and for the rievelooment ,3nrl utilization of human and natural resources. The inclusion of· a housing element is required a~ part of the pr eplration of comprehensive lani use plans. The USP. o f private consultants, whP.re their profe s si0na] sArv i c~s are dP.P.med appropriate by the assisted governments, is added to the stated purposes of the program. The authorlzation of apnropriations for grants is increased by P35 mil~ lion for fis~.:ll y~1r 19t;9 (includ\.ng t 20 million ea r m::irked for district planning) ancl by :$125 million (induding plO million for district planning) beginnin ~ fiscal YA~r 1970. It is also provided th.qt an additional $10 million of s P. ct\. on ?Ol apor or r i~tions i s to be avail able fo r study , fes e a r ch ani de~onstr~tion proje~ts. �16 Planned areawirle rlevPlopm~nt Supplemontary grants (rt es i gnP.d to Anc0'1r;i.ge areawide planning) are autl1orized for F'P.der.11ly-assisted projects in ;ill multi j 11risdictional areas (not just metropolitan ar~a~ as previou ~ly provided )su~h as the rural pl;mninp; distri c ts proposeri to ~e assisted with co·TJprehensive planninR grants unde r t he comorehensive plRnnin g provisions of the law. UnUBed authorizations for appropriations for supplementary grants for fiscal year 19~7 3nd 1968 are made available through fiscal year 1970. Advance Acqui sition of l and The adv::ince acquisti on of bnd progr.:im is extensively revised. Among the more signific::int ch::inges is a broadenin g of the definiti on o f eligible land from land "pl::inned to ~e utilized in connec t ion with the future construction of oublic works and facilities" to "land planned to be utilized in the future for public purposes". Grants can also be made for the imputed interest cost when a public body does not use borrowed funds to acqui~e the land. Authority is given the Secretary to extend the requirement that the land must be used for its proposed purpose within five years if he de ems a longer period necessary due to unusual circumstancPs ~nd so advises the B~nking and Cur~ency Committees of the Congress. It is also provided that assistance under this program will ·not render a project ineligible for othPr Federal assistance programs and th at the cost of land acquired with assistance under this prograM will not be an ineligible project cost in such other programs. Water and s ewer f ac i lit i es progr am The interim planning requirements under the basic water an~ s ewer facilities grant pro ~ram is extended to Octobe r 1, 19~9. It is also provided that in admini s t e ring the program, to the greatest extent practicable, new job O:.lportunities shall be provided for unemployed or underemployed persons. Authorizati ons -- water and sewer, neighorhood f acilities, and advanc e acq~~ ~~ t _ ~o!1 _of lanrl prog!_cl!11S . The author i7.ation fo r appropri ations for the s e three pr o:rams is ext ended to permit the appropr i ation , fo r fi s cal ye ar 1970, of any fu nds autho r i zed but not appropr i ated p r ior to th at time . Also, an additional $150 million fo r f i sc al ye ar 19h9 an1 $115 milli on for fis ca l y ear 1970 are autho r i zed to be anor opr i a t ed fo r the wa t er and s Pwer faciliti es grant pr ogram. Open space l and program The contract authoriza t ion o f $310 mil l ion for grants under th e open space land nrogram ls changed to a lJ lO mi l l i on au thori zat i on o f appropriations prior to July 1, 1969, wi t h $150 millio~ in add i tional appro. priations authorized for fiscal year 1970 . The l imit on the amount of the fun1s that can be used for s t udies and ~ublishing of information is increased from $50, 000 to $1?.5,000 per year. �17 FPa:.ih .i. liLy ::, Lurlic s - p 11h.lic i-rork;:; pl.r. nninc :t< !'ro.ncr :, It is ·m:.ide clear th:'lt the Secret::iry of HUD has au th0ri ty t0 m;ike ;iclvanr:es for feasibility stur:lies unrier the oubl ic works pl;rnning .:i-iv;inces progr;:im. TITLE VIT - !JRBAU MASS TRANSPORTATION Authoriza tlon The autl1~ri7.,:ition o ~ appropri;itionf; for gr;ints ;,nri 0ther ::issi.c:-t.;rnce to · urb::in mass transportation is inr:re:ised by $190 mil lion ror fiscal ye;ir 1970. The a'.llount of funrls which c 'rn be used . for res~;:ireh, riev ~lopment, and demonstration projects is increased hy ~IS mill i on, c0i'!lTTl 0 nc i.np.: July 1, 1968, -'l !lri t.hP. st;itutory limit on the fun-1s av:1i1;1ble fo'!" this purpose is n ~moved, cor.imencing July 1, 191S9. Emergency rir orr am extended The emergency ma s s transportation c apital grant program expir~ti 1n d::it~ is extended from ~ovember 1, 19~8 to July 1, 1970. Defi nition The definition of "mas s transportation" in the Urhan Mas s Transnortation Act of 194+ is amended t o allow g r e;i ter flexibility 1.nd oon0rtunity for aoplication of n~w concepts ::ind systems. Non f e deral sho.re of ne t projec t cos ·t Not more thnn half of the non-federal sh~r or the n~t proj r rt ros t of a mass trRns por tation nro j ect is oermitte d to ~e paid fro~ priv ~t e sourc es , e xcept in cer t a in c as e s of rle:non s tralf:id fL=; cal in;-1h i Lity . A'1y oublic or r riv a t e tr.:rn s i.t sy st em f'unrl. s provi ciPci for l !,P. rn, n- t;"l"! ler;il sh;J.re mu s t 1-ie sol e ly fro"! unr:list.rihute d c ~sh surplu ~Ps, r w)l ::i c P11ent or de'1reci:ition funds or r <"?se rve s av.:1 il a ble i n c1sh, o r new ca ptia1. 0 1 TITLE VIII - SECONDiillY MOTITGJ\GE MAR.KET The existing Ft::ldcral Na tiona l l"iort.ra8e Associa t ion (1'1Il'iA) i s directed t o be par titi one d i nto t wo i, cpa ratc corporations . One wi ll b ~] a Governme nt spons ored privat e c orpor ation, to b e lrnmm a:.; tile Fe dera l. !la t i.cno.l Mortr.a '.:i:e Association (FNHA ), to ope rat e t h0 :,c~c ondary mortr..:i.r,e marke t. oywr:Li,l ons . The othe r wi ll r ema in in the Government a nd conti nue to ope1\1.te t he opecia l assio t a nc e funct i ons for s pecial Fe de r a lly - aided hons ing programs, and the manageme nt a nd l i qui da tin~; f unc U one of the old FNMA. TllP 112H cor porat i on wi ll b e known a s t he Governme nt Nat :Lonal Mort c;ago A:J;:;ocfo.t ion (GHMA ) . FNMA i s authoriz ed to issn8 and s e ll securities l..i.::.tckod by a por tion of i t s mortgage p 0rtfolio , with GNM.J\ ~u.'.lran t ce :i.ng pa;y11tenL on s uc h securitie s. GNMA can also euarantee s imilar securi t i es i ssued by o ther pr i vate issuers ·where they are uacke tl by FIIJ\, VA, and some Farme rs Home Administration mortgages or loans. �•• JO The spcci.:i.l assit,tance authorl7. a Lion of FU.MA. (no.-1 GNHA ) i s increa:..:ed by $500 million on July 1, 1969. The provisions of thi:.; title will become effective after a date, no more than 120 days following its enactment, established by tlte Secretary of HUD. The Secretary ho.s established this date as September 1, 1?68 . Provisions are madu uit h respect to tlie capital stock of F1'111A and its board of directors Juring a transitional period. The transiLiono.l period will end when 1/ 3 o.f Lhe FI,JMA r, omm,·,n ::; t ock is owned h•r pers ons or orc;aniza tions in tile rnorti_:.:i.;:e l endin~; , home builu:Lnr; , r eal r.stn Le or related businesses , but not sooner than May 1, 1:)70, nor .la ter than M.:.i.y 1, 1973. The ITU1jor i ty of FNMA' s board of di rec t or::; ar c. to b e; appointcrJ. by the Secretary of HUD durini; t he trans i t ional period. 'I'lic President of FNMA during this period will be appointed Ly the Prc::iident of the United States and confirme d by the Sen:i.te. One of t he ~ecretary ' s o.ppoinkes to the Boa.rd will be the President. After the trans itiona l period FNMA wi ll be governed by a 15- memuer board of directors, five of whom will be appointe d by the Pres i dent of the United States. ( The new FNMA will be sub,ject to the general regula tory control of the Secretar y of HUD, who also mus t approve the issuance of all stocks and other obligati ons by FNMA and may r equire it to alloca te a r eas onable portion of its mortgae;e purchases to mortgages i n low and moder ate inc ome housing . TITLE IX - NATIONAL HOUSING PARTNERSHJJl~ A nati ona l housjJ1g partners hip i s · to be cr eat ed f or the purpose of securing the partic ip3.tion of private i nves t or s in progr c:ww and projects to provj de hous ing for l ow and moderate i nc ome families . Ini ti.ally , a f eder .:i.lly char ter ed, priva t el y f unded corpora tion will be organize d under the Db trict of Columtia Dusiness Corpor~tt i ou Act . The corpora tion in turn will organize t he Nat i ona l partners hip under t he D.C. Unif orm Limi t e d Par t ner ship Ar:t . The corporat.i.on will serve as t he ccncral partner anrl manDr,i.ng acent of the Na t iono.l partnc1·chip and each of its stockl1olders can be limited partner s. It will provi de the staff .:i.nd expertise f or t lie Partnerchip in orc;ani zing and plannint.; project undcrtakinc;s i n which Lile p::ir L11crship has an interest, and r eceive a fee for such s crv:ices . Both the corporation .:md the Na tional par~,nership are authorized to engage in a uroad range of' ac tivities appropria t c to tl ie provision of housing and relate d facilities primarily for low or moderate income families , with or without the use of Federo.l programs, ancl m.:iy enter int o and participate in al l forms of -partnerships and associations. The National �• 19 partnershi p is expected to form pa rtnership ventures with local investors for the purpose of building low and moderate income housing projects throughout the nation. Normally, it will be a limited partner in such undertakings, with an interest of not more than 25% of the aggregate initial equity investment for the project. The President will appoint t,he incorporators of the corporation and 3 of the 15 members of the board of di r ectors. The incorporators will serve as the initial board of directors and arrange for the initial off ering of shares of stock in the corporation and interests in the National partnership. The President is authorized to create additional partnerships when he determines it to be in t he nati onal inter est. National banks are authorized to invest in a corporation and other entities formed under this title. TITLE X - RURAL HOUSJNG Housing for low and moderate income per s ons and f amili es The Secre t ary of Agr i culture is aut horized to pr ovide direct and insured loans for housing in rural areas to low and moderate income persons and families and to provide renta l or cooper ative housing for such per s ons where assistance is not available under the new interest redu8tion programs authoriz ed by t he l aw. The interest rate on the loans can be at a r ate set by the Secr etary after considering the c ost of money to the Treasury and the payment ability of the appl icants , but not l ess than 1 percent per annum. An int erest supplement necessary to market the insured loans will be paid from, and reimbursed hy annual appropriations to, the Rural Housing Insurance Fund. Housing fo r rural t r a inees The Secret ary of Agriculture is authorized t o provide f i nancial and technical a ssistance to t he provision of hous i ng and r el a t ed facilit ies in rural areas f or rural trainees (and their famil i es ) enrolled i n Federally assisted t r aining cours es to improve their employment capability. Advances for land purchase f or t he housing will be repayable within 33 years and bear inter est at a r ate (not l ess than 1 percent ) determined by the Secretary of the Treasury t aking into considerat i on the current average market yie ld on outs t anding Federal obligations . Other advances would be nonrepayable, or repayable with or without interest, depending on t he applicant ' s payment ability, from pro j ect net income and any other available sources . Mutua l and self-help housing A new program of grant s and l oans is aut horized t o provide assistance in rural areas and small t owns to needy low-income individuals and t heir fami lies f or mutual or self-help housing. Gr ants can be made to public or private nonprofit organizations to pay part or all of the costs of developing compreh nai ve programs of t echnical and supervisory assistance to aid individuals and their families in carrying out rrrutual or self-help _housing efforts. �20 loans can be made on such terms and conditions and rn such amounts as the Sacl!etary of Agriculture deems necessary, to needy low-income individuals participating in programs of mutual or self-help housing approved by him, for .the acquisition and development of land and for the purchase of building materials as may be necessary, for the construction of dwellings. Loa.ns will bear interest at not .more than J percent per annum, and be repayable withrn 33 years. A eel.f-help housing land development fund is authorized to provide a source of short-term loans to public or private nonprofit organizations to buy and develop building sites to be sold to families, nonprofit organizations,_ and cooperatives eligible for assistance under the new interest reduction progrmna for housing for lower income families. TITLE J;I - LR PAN PROP~RTY PROTECTION AND REIN.stRArJCE _T itle XI enacts the "Urban Property Protection and Rernsurance Act of 1968." ( Under this Act the Secretary of HI.JD is authorized to provide private .insurers with reinsurance against losses resulting from riots or civil disorders. The sale of reinsurance is limited to those insurers that cooperate with State insurance authorities in developin~ statewide plans to assure fair access to insurance requirements, called FAIR plans. Reinsurance may only be provided in States which have such plans. FAIB plans may vary among the States, but all plans must satisfy minimum statutory criteria. The principal requirement is that no risk can te written at the surcharged rate or denied covera~e unless there has teen an inspection of the property and a determi nation made that it does not meet reasonable underwriting standards at the applicable premium. Additional requirements relate to the procedures to be followed with respect to inspections, the provision of reasonable notice to property owners of cancellation or nonrenewal of policies, and the formation of an all-industry facility which will place the insurance in the r egu lar market. S1; ch •'AIR Plans are to be administered under the supervi sion of the State insurance auth ority. As a condition for providing reinsurance in a State, the Secretary can require additional programs to make property insurance available without regard to environmental hazards. Reinsurance is offere d in standards lines of property insurance coverage and can be pr ovid ed ·immediately followin g enactment by means of a binder agreement, which expires aft er 90 days unl es s sooner replaced by a reinsurance contract. Premium rates and the terms and conditions of reinsurance contracts are to be uniform throughout the country. The premiums for the fi rst year must provide sufficient income to cover a level of riot losses in excess of the amount of insured riot losses in 1967. �21 A .~ 1.at,p ir: 1'(!:Jt·~n· t: Lo a:-st, rr.r. .J. nnrtiori of t,hr. :u . :-.t•,s rr :in::i : rr·d r;; Lhf: Secn,t-.:i:·y 1d t,hh1 'l /£';-tr ·:' r l-:;i !,!i n r:lr.~:r. n:· i k; n1•:d. n .f'! l: !r· lr:r·i;.]:1',iw"? se ~r- i on. fhc ceil:i rw ori t.bn share 1-: ill h! c;~ o · ·.1.,. rrr·r ,,r t,~.- i: r: 1 r;"Jr.c,·.· rrc"? n:i 1 ms, r..J.rrir ·u in 1.lir: :jt:lt,r. on rr-h:st ·!'f'd ljr:r. ~; c, I' nror " rl,.' j n!:'t i r:1r:c n . ~-L.cr. sharirw 1-!i. 11 onl, h ,• r rrit j rc:rl j J' r r. instir,..,cJ .! o:::sr:s cxc,·rcl r remi!:rnr-: raid f or nd.r:s tr,1r iCf: b;.· i1s1 : r;i1 1CP. cor.,r-ad r f in that. St.:i t, ~, (pr, -r:1iur:::: pa5d ir: '.h,:, c1 -rrent ;yr·o r r·l L::~ r1·r1riit1n:~, r ·1iL ·i: . pr-:::vic.· :::, ;·'r1! ·:: :i r. P.xce~·s oi' rejr.sL-ruJ ci.a:iH.s). 1· A :·i:-:tio ,1al Inst:rar 1c'" Tlcv,n._:',.lru~tion loans by nat1onal banks 1:r to J rn ont,h.- 1n lr.rwth ·,,se:r1 C"Ji.:0fy r':!--1'.--1111 t.eci to 211 rr.onths) as an exce ption to t he limitation on r ~al cs t at.e loai1s . National f.ai1ks are pc: rmi tt c d to continue to ru r chase part.ici ra t ions in existirw mort~'.agcs, .:md it is mat:c c l ear t hat loans by nat i. onal h;mks are not to he consid e r e d as re a l e s tate loans wh ~r c the bnnk looks primarily for rerayrnent ol; t of secc rit y othi:-?r than r e al e state. ( ( �
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  • Text: April 29, 1968 Mr. Leon J. Noga, Direttor Public Systems Laboratory Washington Science Center Litton Systems, Inc, Applied Science Division 7300 Pearl Street Bethesda, Maryland 20014 Subject: Cooperation during performance of HUD Experimental Housing Research and Development Program Dear Mr. Noga: In reply to your letter of April 19 to Mayor Ivan Allen, I am enclosing a list of key citizens and contact persons in the area of housing research and development, I would recommend that any initial contacts by your office be with Mr. Johnny C. Johnson, Director of Model Cities Program, 535 Hill Street, Atlanta (telephone 524-8876), and Mr. Malcolm Jones, Housing Coordinator, Office of the Mayor, City of Atlanta, They will be glad to assist you in additional contacts or the provision of any research material you might wish. Sincerely yours, Dan Sweat DS: fy FE RS SR a EI SRT A a a RR 2 SRT Tbe Palak WET a eS De ae eee ed FF ee Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman Housing Resources Committee Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild & Paschal 10th Floor + Standard Federal Builiiing 44 Broad Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Archer D. Smith, II, Attorney Harmon and Thackston 1944 National Bank of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Edwin Harrison, President Georgia Institute of Technology 225 North Avenue, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30313 Mr. Moreland Smith, Director Urban Planning Project Southern Regional Council, Inc. 5 Forsyth Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Robert C. Watkins Morton Road at Statebridge RFD # @ Alpharetta, Georgia Mr. Lee Burge, President Retail Credit Company P. O. Box 4081 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 Mr. A. B. Padgett, Trust Officer Trust Company of Georgia P. O. Box 4418 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 Mr, Hamilton Douglas, Jr., Attorney National Bank of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia Mr. John Wilson, President Horne-Wilson Company 163 Peters Street, 5. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30313 pc lc cients tee ee eS Is es eR OE TS Mr. Edwin L. Sterne, Chairman Atlanta Housing Authority 639 Trust Company of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr, Clarence D, Coleman Regional Director National Urban League 136 Marietta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Charles F, Palmer, President Palmer, Inc, Palmer Building 4l Marietta Street Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Jim E. Land Chief Engineer for Georgia Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company 805 Peachtree Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30308 Dr. Vivian Henderson, President Clark College 240 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30314 Mr, Duane Beck, Executive Director Community Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc. 100 Glenn Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 ‘Dean William S, Jackson School of Social Work Atlanta University 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30314 Mr. William C. Bartholomay Chairman and President Atlanta Braves P. O. Box 14064 Atlanta, Georgia 30312 Mr. Dale Clark Direetor of Public Affairs WAGA+TV 1551 Briarcliff Read, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30306 2 2 Se Pa Le ee ae) | Mr. Ray Moore News Director WSB-TV 1601 West Peachtree Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Col. Malcolm D. Jones Housing Coordinator Office of the Mayor 1204 City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. W. W. Gates Consultant Housing Resources Committee 1204 City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. George W. Kennedy, Chairman Housing and Redevelopment Committee Chamber of Commerce 1300 Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia 30301 Mr. Johnny C. Johnson, Director Model Cities Program 565 Hill Street Atlanta, Georgia 30312
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Box 5, Folder 7, Document 14

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  • Text: April 22, 1968 Memorandum To: Mayor Allen From: Dan E, Sweat, Jr. Pew Director of Governmental Liaison Atteched are two memorandums dated April 16 and April 19 respectively, prepared by Malcolm Jones, re the Honor Farm No. 1 site and containing some specific recommendations for getting housing development started there soon. Collier, Malcolm and I have discussed the attached and I believe are in general agreement except possibly Malcolm's recommendation that the 2h acre portion of the site, currently designeted for a Junior High School-Community Center development, be converted to additional low-income housing. It appears too early yet to make such determination. The urgency for starting development on the 15 single-family lots is to meet Federal insistance for ground breaking in May on at least a token development for low-income housing. (This would place Atlanta first on actual utilization of Federal dedicated sites for low-income housing). The concensus of opinion now seems to be to assume that development will not be thru the Urban Renewal process. If you concur in this at this time, the following steps should be taken immediately to get the ball rolling: a. Ask the Housing Authority to get a story or advertisement in the newspapers not later than April 28, alerting interested developers Page 2 Memorandum To: Mayor Allen April 22, 1968 that proposals will be called for soon and as close to May 1, 1968 as possible, for submittal within 30 days. b. Request the Housing Authority to prepare packege invitations, containing essential material, to interested developers as soon as possible (with target date of May 1) for submittal of proposals within 30 days; for starting construction within 6 months after the award; and for completing construction within 2 years from starting date. c. Plan for review of proposals and selection of developer within 15 days after submittal of proposals, Encls: Memos dated April 18 and April 19
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Box 5, Folder 7, Document 21

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  • Text: a a April 25, 1968 Mr. Edward H. Baxter Regional Administrator Department of Housing and Urban Development 645 Peachtree-Seventh Building Atlanta, Georgia 30323 Dear Mr. Baxter: With this letter I transmit an explanation of the need to convert open-space park land in the Thomasville Urban Renewal Project, GA R-22, to single family use, Enclosed are original and two copies of the documentation required by Page 7 of Chapter 5 of the "Open-Space Land Program Guide," I will appreciate you giving urgent consideration to this action so that we may meet the May 20 target date for beginning construction of the first unit on the Federal Prison surplus property. Sincerely yours, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor IAIr:fy Enclosures
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Box 5, Folder 7, Document 6

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  • Text: wore ¢ otf FES? Office of the Mayor ATLANTA, GEORGIA PHONE 522- 4463 From Malcolm D. Jones, Housing Coordinator May 9, 1968 To: Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. In order to insure that a substantial portion of the Honor Farm No, 1 site be developed for housing for the lowest income families, I recommend that the attached letter be signed and sent to the Housing Authority. Encl: Proposed letter FORM 25-15
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Box 5, Folder 7, Document 10

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  • Text: MINUTES Housing Resources Executive Committee and Low-income Housing Coordinating Group Meeting April 11, 1968 - The regular montly meeting of the Housing Resources Committee and Low-income Housing Coordinating Group was held in Committee Room 2, City Hall, at 10:00 a.m, Thursday, April 11, 1968. Copies of invitational notices, agenda, list of those invited and attending and reference documents are attached to the file copy of these minutes. The following Panels of the Housing Resources Committee were not represented at the meeting: Legal, Public Housing, Social Problems and Public Information. Chairman flexarnder Presided. In opening the meeting Mr. Alexander referred to the objectives of the late Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr., and complimented Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, Co-Chairman of the Housing Resources Committee, on his eulogy address at the funeral of Dr. King. Mir, Alexander then expressed the appreciation of the Committee for the support it is receiving in the Chamber of Commerce and called upon Mr. Curtis Driskell of the Chamber's staff who read a Resolution adopted by the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce April 10, 1968 supporting proposed package zoning approach for obtaining sites for low-income housing, Mr. Alexander then made referenc to a new assignment for the Land Committee, as indicated on the agenda, and explained inter- pretation by the Director of Planning on utilization of the City's recently adopted Land Use Plan, as relates to Low-income housing. He then called upon Mr. Jones to comment on the Committee's support on two recent zoning petitions. Mr. Jones explained that the Executive Committee on March 14, 1968 authorized the Housing Resources Committee to support rezoning requests in connection appropriately planned development projects which conform to the 1983 Lande Use Map and that consequently recent zoning petitions for a 15 acre tract on Jonesboro Road, S.E. for a Turnkey project and for a 99 acre tract (East Lake Golf Course No. 2) for a multiplicity of housing development types under Turnkey and 221 d (3) had both been supported by this Committee in letters to members of the Zcning Committee from Chairman Alexander and stated that Mr. Alexander appeared personally in support of both projects before the Zoning Committee at the Public Hearing! that the former site is consistent with the Land Use Plan and the latter is consistent with the Planning Director's interpretation of intended -2- use of the Land Use Plan; that both sites already have the essential Community Facilities or evidence that such will be provided simultan- eously with the proposed development; and that both sites have been approved by the Housing Authority and have tentative approval of HUD; that action taken by the Zoning Committee was to Deny rezoning of the former site and to Defer action on the latter site. Mr. “lexander proposed a meeting with representatives from the School Board, Planning Department and others “affected such as Planning and Development Committee and Planning Board, Housing Authority and Citizenry to consider ways and means for taking zoning out of politics, Mr. Alexander called for special report from the Legal Panel on School Construction by Developers in low-income housing projects. ‘s the Legal Panel was not represented at the meeting the report was postponed. ft this time the Chairman recognized and welcomed Mr. Cary Hooks, newly appointed Director of FHA for Georgia. Mr. Hooks . responded with assurance of FH/'s contined cooperation in the low-in income housing program and gave a brief report on 221 d (3) projects in Metropolitan /fAtlanta as follows: 11 Completed 1352 Units 13 Under Construction 972 i 5 Commitments Issued 704 a 1 Application in process 300 " 7 Preliminaygy ‘pplication 1043 i Stage He also commented on progress being made in the Appalacian Program, which covers the area Carrolton-Rome-Dalton in Georgia. Aliso that progress is being made on the Rockdale project. Mr. Alexander commented on lwo-income housing being developed ~ in Gainesville and suggested that we here in Atlanta should give encouragement and assistance if possible to Gainesville and other neighboring cities to develope low-income housing, which would have a tendency to ease the burden currently being placed on Atlanta. Dr. Sidney L. Davis, Chairman of the Housing /‘ppeals Board, was called upon for comments, He explained the urgent need for some sources of assistance in dire hardship cases for bringing dwelling units up to standards required by the Housing Code; that to date all efforts in this direction have been unsuccessful and that the Housing Code Division has about 500 cases in this categorys =3- ir. T. M. flexander, Sr., member of the Housing ‘/ppeals Board, confirmed and expanded on Dr. Davis' comments. He pointed out particularly the need for some City controls over unscrupulous, fly-by-night contractors who are not required by the City or State to meet any performance qualifications and who constantly victimize unfortunate low-income property owners, Mayor Allen responded by stating that he has only recently called upon the Better Business Bureau to be on the outlook for this kind of so called Home Improvement Contractor and to expose the unscrupulous ones. Mayor Allen then made reference to the Civil Rights Act recently approved by Congress and to his request to the City Attorney for report on its implication to Atlanta. He suggested that the Housing Resources Committee call upon the Board of Aldermen for: (1) Establishment of a City-wide Relocation Service in Atlanta; and (2) Re-evaluation of Zoning for the entire City, with view to providing, thru zoning, adequate space for necessary housing. He also pointed out that this may require Some changes in the Land Use Plan. Subsequently, motion was made by Mr. Winn, seconded by Dr. Mays and adopted unanimously that the Housing Resources Committee Support the program proposed by Mayor fllen,. lix. Alexander announced that implementation of the Housing Resources Committee's action would be referred to one of the Standing Panels or that an Ad Hoc Committee would be appointed to carry it out. Mr. Alexander then referred back to comment made by Dr. Davis and Mr. T. M. Alexander, Sr. and announced that he would refer to the Legal Panel the matter of: (1) Extending the coverage of grants for Code Enforcement in Hardship cases. (2) Adoption of Code Enforcement Areas, which we Should try to get designated in (Atlanta. Dr, Mays said there shovld be a call made for Federal legislation to make funds available to help code enforcement in hardship cases, Dr. Henderson commented on EOA Grants of up $2,000.00, but which he concluded gre apparently limited to rural areas. ~-4- Mir, Alexander made a suggestion that Foundations in Atlanta might provide some help and made inquiry if requirements for selection of Code Enforcement areas had been simplified; apparently they have not, Mr. flexander then announced a special meeting for Wednesday, May 17 of principals concerned with view to determining legal implications and ways of establishing some local Code Enforcement areas whereby needy owners could qualify to receive Federal grants and loans, now authorized for Urban Renewal areas only in Atlanta. Mir. William S. Howland reported that CACUR has experienced considerable difficulty in locating suitable properties for rehabilitation under Section 221 (h) particularly in respect to the high prices being asked for existing properties in need of major repairs and the schepticism of owners in disposing of their properties to a non-profit corporation with expectation of buying them back again after rehabilitation. Mir, flexander announced his intention of setting up a series of Panel meetings to reorient members and establish more specific asSignments and objectives. Announcement was made of the Housing Development Corporation Status, i.e,, incorporation has taken place; office set aside for its use in the First National Bank Building; funds have been made available; administrative support is to come from CAP initially; now look for a Director, The meeting adjourned at 11:65 a.m. Respectfully submitted, =: , ~ tF P) paleo iyy 3 IAD Malcolm D, Jones Housing Coordinator Encls; Resolution by Chamber of Commerce Invitational notices and lists of those invited and attending (with file copy only)
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Box 5, Folder 7, Document 2

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  • Text: geet Op eo Sn). / 4 ; 3 tris x5 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT iy [\ b° 5 i} ‘ % itl __. WASHINGTON, D. C. 20410 Hid ; ?aazq Kt N OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY 4 IN REPLY REFER TO: FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS . Honorable Ivan Allen, dr. Mayor of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mayor Allen: I want to take this opportunity to inform you of what I believe is a most exciting experiment in building new housing for low- and moderate- income families within the Inner-City. Within the next several weeks, @ prime contractor, most likely a joint venture of several firms, will be selected by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This prime contractor will be expected to supervise and manage a variety of low-cost housing experiments in perheps as many as 20 cities, most of which now have Model Cities grants. These experiments will be carried out only in cities which are willing to cooperate in the development of innovative techniques aimed at generating a higher level of housing con- struction for low-income families. The prime contractor will seek out, study and evaluate new design, con- struction and management techniques and systems, as well as materials and components to be used in the experiments. Based on analysis and after consultation with city officials and such interested private groups as labor unions, neighborhood organizations, builders, architects, sponsors and educators, the contractor will determine the kind of housing to be built in a specific neighborhood. The goal of the overall ex- periment is to obtain more housing value for each dollar spent in the © development of good city housing for low-income families, and to identify the obstacles to building such housing. Where such housing is to be built within a designated model neighborhood, the experiment will be carried out in the context of the Model Cities planning and program implementation process. In any case, it seems essen- tial that the groups mentioned above be consulted if this bold experiment is to work. Following the selection of the prime contractor, HUD will work with him to select cities which seem to have the capacity and will- ingness to carry out an experimental project for low-income housing. The Department will be conmitting not only substantial research funds in this effort, but also tens of millions of dollars of. program funds from sev- eral program sources. : unt fs 2 With the full cooperation of all who become involved in this experiment to better the nation's housing, and to make government more responsive to the most pressing housing needs, I believe that this can be a most significant step toward meeting the goal of a decent home in a suitable living environment for every American family. Sincerely wo Whe, Akliurkem, y fo H. Ralph Taylor Assistant Secretary
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Box 5, Folder 7, Document 3

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  • Text: Mir Svrea! HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE ROOM 1204, CITY HALL May 16, 1968 Mr. Robert L. Yells, Mgr. Lockheed Industrial Products 1250 Chattahoochee Avenue Atlante, Georgia 30319 Dear Mr. Wells: We wish to thank you for your willingness to serve on the Business Paxticipation Panel of the Housing Resources Committee and to confirm your appointment by Mayor Allen as a member of this Committee. We regret to lose the services of Mr, Arthur Jenkins, Director, Industriel Relations, Lockheed, who has served on this Committee since its inception, but who has suggested that your position with Lockheed would be more appropriate for representation on the Business Participation Panel than his activities. Your experience, advice and assistance in this field will be welcomed and i am sure will be very helpful to the low and medium income housing program in Atianta. We have already provided you under separate cover with the following background material pertaining to this Committee and ite activities, Copy, Speech by Mayor Allen, Mayor's Conference on Housing, November 15, 1966. List of those already serving on the Committee. Statenent of broad functions of the Committee and its respective Panels. Housing Resources Committees, "White Paper", dated May 31, 1967, Copy of Annual Report of the Housing Resources Committee, Summary, Status of accelerated Low-Income Housing Program, January 15, 1968, Sincerely, Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman Housing Resources Coumittee CC: Mayor ivan Allen, Jr.
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Box 5, Folder 7, Document 4

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  • Text: eau eee. SSS aaa May 9, 1968 Mr. M. B. Satterfield Executive Director Atlanta Housing Authority 824 Hurt Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Satt: I note that the Resolution adopted by the Board of Aldermen on May 6 pertaining to the Honor Farm No, 1 site authorizes that it be taken into the Thomasville Urban Renewal Project “to be developed primarily for housing for families of low and moderate income," Under this criteria, it could conceivably be developed under the various aspects of the 221 d (3) program and housing for the elderly only. Enclosed is a copy of a Resolution adopted by the Housing Resources Committee on May 2, calling for development of a substantial portion of the additional land to be taken into the project for "lowest income housing." 1 personally support this view and request that in calling for proposals from developers for the area that the Housing Authority specify a substantial portion of the land to be developed for housing for lowest income families. Sincerely, Ivan Alien, Jr. Mayor lAs r:fy Enclosures
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Box 5, Folder 7, Document 15

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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE April 18, 1968 Memorandum: From: Malcolm Jones Re Honor Farm No. 1 (Federal Pen Site) BACKGROUND Several days ago Collier Gladin suggested that I try to get private developers interested in this site; and recently Dan Sweat asked me to work with Collier Gladin and Howard Oppenshaw in trying to expedite development of the housing portion of this site. On April 10 I had a scheduled conference with a prospective developer for this site. Mr. Howard Oppenshaw of the Housing Authority and Mr. Dick Case of HUD participated in the conference. Subsequently I have discussed the matter with Collier Gladin and others interested in this development. CURRENT STATUS Title to the property is now in General Services Administration. Topographic map (2' interval) of the area has been prepared and is in hands of the Housing Authority. The State Highway Department has furnished the center-line for the Expressway and is working on slope boundary lines, However, the State Highway Departinent cannot accurately define and confirm the Expressway boundaries until after it holds a Public Hearing several weeks hence, A small contiguous triangle shaped tract, acquisition of which is considered desirable for inclusion in the overall project, is owned by private interests. It could be acquired separately by the Housing Authority and its acquisition should not delay development of the land to be dedicated by the Federal Goverment. Mr. Oppenshaw is now working on a tightly timed development schedule for 15 single-family lots in a portion of the area adjacent to the existing Thomasville Urban Renewal Project. This should continue and this portion should be handled separately from the remainder of the housing portion of the Federal Pen site. Page 2 April 18, 1968 DISCUSSION Mr. Case of HUD proposes that GSA deed the Highway, School and Parks portions of the site directly to thease respective Departments for planning and development, but that the Housing portion (including small commercial site to serve the project) be deeded to the Housing Authority, for subsequent processing and development under Urban Renewal. However, he concedes that these sites could be deeded by GSA to the City of Atlanta or direct to a selected developer, as is now contemplated for the other portions of the site. All agree that the eventual award of the housing portion to a developer should be based on some form of competitive process. It also appears that the most feasible competitive procedure would be thru design proposals by prospective developers, for multiple tyouhoostag. We all also agree that such proposals could be called for by either the City or the Housing Authority, without waiting for the title to first pass from GSA, It is my opinion, which is also shared by others, that the quickest development can be accomplished thru private developers direct, with-out the land being deeded first to the Housing Authority and then going thru the Urban Renewal process. At least two of the prospective developers much prefer it this way and in fact have requested it be done this way, if possible. Interfaith has specifically asked that the Mayor write directly to HUD in Washington requesting this procedure. Any financial advantage that might be derived in development of streets and installation of utilities by the Housing Authority thru the Urban Renewal process, should be off set by the time saved and anticipated relatively low land cost of the project, if done by the developer, in conjunction with the housing development. If necessary, the Housing Authority might be compensated for its administrative services on this project, by adding the expense involved, which should be only nominal, to the cost of the land to the developer, Page 3 April 18, 1968 Mr. Oppenshaw proposes to work up criteria to be furnished prospective developers uniformly in a package for their guidance in preparing and submitting proposals on the housing portions of the site (other than the 15 single-family lots). The prospective developers are anxious to know what the land will cost them. They should know this in order to plan intelligently. Mr. Gladin, Mr. Oppenshaw and I are in agreement that: (a) As soon as Mr. Oppenshaw can package the development criteria so that all interested developers may get the same material and information as to requirements (which he is attempting to do by May 1) such can then be put out to developers for submittal of proposals within 30 days. (b) Selection of the successful developer could then be determined within a 15 day period thereafter. (c) Additional final development details could be worked out with the successful developer, after the award has been made. (d) The City should reserve the right to determine traffic circulation within the project site. RECOMMENDATIONS 1. Mr. Oppenshaw continue his tight schedule now in progress for development of the 15 single family lots, through the Housing Authority. 2. HUD be requested to determine as soon as possible and inform the City what the cost of the land will be. 3. Mr. Oppenshaw to pull to-gether as soon as possible (with target date of May 1) uniform development criteria (including cost of land and suggested approximate number of units by respective types desired for the remaining housing sites to be furnished interested developers, h. The Housing Authority to call as soon as possible (target date May 1) for multiple isco wonting development proposals, for submittal in 30 days (target date June 1). Page April 18, 1968 5. Prospective developers to be informed that the Planning Department reserves the right to work out with the successful developer, traffic circulation plans within the sites, satisfactory to the City. 6, Selection of successful bidder to be determined within 15 days after submittal of proposals. 7. HUD in Washington be requested by letter from Mayor Allen to ask GSA to deliver title to the portion of the tract (other than the 15 single family lots) to be developed for Housing (and related commercial) direct to the successful developer to be determined jointly by the City- Housing Authority. 8. Successful developer be required to start physical development of these housing sites (break ground within six (6) months from date of delivery to him of title to the land. 9, Successful developer be required to agree to complete development within two (2) years from starting (breaking ground) date. Respectfully submitted, Ar ¥+o5 Malcolm D, Jonés Housing Coordinator
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Box 5, Folder 7, Document 13

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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE April 19, 1968 SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM: Re Honor Farm No. 1 (Federal Pen Site) In meeting yesterday with Housing Authority representatives, the following salient points were brought out: 1. Price of the portions to be developed for housing and related commercial will require prior determination as to nature of development, i.e., through the Housing Authority as Urban Renewal or by developers direct without the Urban Renewal procedure. 2. Mr. Persells stated he would prefer it not be under Urban Renewal. 3. Mr. Persells felt that after an Urban Renewal project reaches the Execution stage, development thereafter could be as quick through the Housing Authority as direct through private enterprise, but he would not predict how long it would take to reach the Execution stage. 4, Mr. Persells stated that Mr. Ed Baxter apparently feels that none of the land should be developed as Public Housing and that in last meeting the Mayor appeared to concur, (I assume that this does not preclude Turnkey development of at least a portion of the area), I feel that prospective developers should be encouraged to build a substantial number of units so that they could initially or subsequently be sold to the occupants and that develop- ment under both Turnkey and 221 d (3) should be advocated, 5. It was brought out by Mr. Oppenshaw that if development is not under Urban Renewal, credits for the Elementary and Junior High Schools would not be available and that credits for these two facilities would be sufficient to balance off the entire local share of the cost of an Urban Renewal project. It also developed, however, that the Junior High School—Community Center would be a general community facility serving that whole general area of the city and not limited to the proposed development area. 6. Since the Junior High-Community Center represents 24 acres out of the entire Federal Pen Site to be dedicated, that in view of the difficulty the City is having getting low-income housing sites, particularly for Public Housing, and the fact that the School Department can get sites anywhere they are needed, that the overall needs of the City would be better served if this entire 24 acre portion, which includes some of the best land, would be developed for low-income housing. RECOMMENDATION: (a) That the housing and related commercial portions of the area be developed by private enterprise direct, without going through the Urban Renewal process. (b) That the currently designated Junior High School and Community Neighborhood Center site be also developed for low-income housing. (c) That a multiple type housing development be encouraged using both Turnkey and 221 d processes, with a substantial portion of the units designed sa that they could eventually be sold to the occupants. Respectfully submitted, Malcolm D, es Housing Coordinator
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Box 5, Folder 7, Document 11

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  • Text: A RESOLUTION The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, through the work of the Chamber's Housing and Redevelopment Committee, has supported vigorously from the outset the efforts of the Mayor's Housing Resources Committee to relieve the city's shortage of housing for low income families. As a result of its investigation of this problem, the Housing and Redevelopment Committee delivered to this Board in August, 1967 a report entitled "The Low-Rent Housing Gap in Atlenta," which included specific information underlining the critical . nature of the housing need. This Board was informed by the report that the process of rezoning land suitable and feasible for multi-family, low-rent housing appears to be the single most difficult obstacle in the task of providing, during a five-year | period, some 16,800 units of the type housing required. The Board also was made aware that available vacant land is scarce within the City of Atlanta for any use, and outlying areas have not seen fit to qualify for programs which allow construction of federally-insured housing of the type which would help meet the current need. A resolution by this Board in September, 1967 urged immediate steps by the City of Atlanta Planning Department and the Board of Aldermen to adopt an updated land use plan, from which a new zoning ordinance could be evolved. The resolution further declared: ''...Any new zoning plan adopted by the City of Atlanta should make provision for adequate land for multi-family housing and open up land for increased density of housing in all quadrants of the city, in order to serve the best interests of a changing and progressive City of Atlanta." . Since that time, diligent study has been given by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce to a proposed "package zoning plan," the purpose of which would be to rezone simul- taneously several sites of land throughout the city for development in public housing. Be it resolved that the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors reit- erates its position in support of dispersing multi-family housing to all quadrants of the city. And be it further resolved that the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors supports the principle of the package zoning proposal as an approach well worth con- _ sidering toward the efforts to alleviate this serious problem in our community. Adopted by the Board of Directors Atlanta Chamber of Commerce April 10, 1968
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Box 5, Folder 7, Document 20

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  • Text: RICHARD L. FULLERTON AND ASSOCIATES Consultants for Multi-family Housing April 25, 1968 TELEPHONE 872-6089 TELEPHONE 422-4479 1222 PEACHTREE ROAD, N. E. 145 NORTH MAGNOLIA AVENUE P.O. BOX 7164 P.O. BOX 2068 ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30309 ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32802 The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor The City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen; For several weeks I have been in conferences with the very excel- lent staff of your Housing Resources Committee and of the Housing Authority with reference to a major innovation we are undertaking for the provision of low cost housing in urban areas. Please accept my sincere expression of gratitude for their courtesies and their very astute attention to the matters brought before them. I am working in behalf of a well capitalized group which controls the patents by which a major breakthrough in construction costs can be achieved. To oversimplify, it is our intention to not merely ‘pre- fabricate" but to actually manufacture housing units and deliver them to the site almost intact. The patents have to do with a method of preforming fibreglass so that the necessary structural characteris- tice can be bulit into the building components on a mass production basis. The automobile industry ie turning out a much more compli- cated product than the housing industry at enormously lower costs. Machine work and mass production techniques are the obvious answer. Our thinking is not unique im this regard, but the group I] represent does control rigid patents and unusual abilities in the necessary fields so that we are sure that we can move forward. Iam writing now with reference to the "Honor Farm" land that is currently under consideration by your offices. Obviously there is an overwhelming need for low cost housing to be built in Atlanta. You all have faced this issue squarely and I am confident that adequate solutions to the many problems will quickly be found.
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  • Text: oe ~ p-—— ak TR A f 7 yry ms? a yest f.TT tei Z m Per? A ee Sr. ee ee ote wth ee ede eh. JOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE HOUSING RESOURCES CNMITTE: Bein RAC aa Bachanaee Room 12 Oh, City Hall Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 April 29, 1968 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR CECIL A. ALEXANDER, Chairman Alderman G. Everett Millican RGe Ee Alderman Rodney iM. Cook Housing Coordinator Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr. Mr. Jim Crawford Mr. Collier 3. Gladin Mr. Lester A. FPersells Mr. Edwin L. Sterne Mr. Cary S. Hooks Dr. John lJ. Letson Mr. A. B. Padgett Mr. Jim Parham Mr. Johnny C. Johnson Mr. George W. Kennedy Mr. James B. Pilcher Dr. Sidney L. Davis Gentlemen: The next meeting of this Coordinating Group, for the purpose of getting together, comparing notes and exchanging ideas in interest of exoediting the Low-income Housing Program through effective coordination, will be held Thursday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m., in Committee Room 2, City Hall. This will be another joint meeting with the Executive Group of the Housing Resources Committee. ; The several previous meetings of this group have been very stimulating and helpful to the Low-income Housing Program. We are now working on a plan for making more land available for low-income housing, which we propose to explain at this meeting and for which we need and solicit your support. Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman, Housing Resources Committee, and I hope that you will be able to attend this meeting, as your participation is very helpful in furthering the progress of the Low-income Housing Program. A return addressed postal card is enclosed for your convenience in informing us whether you plan to attend the May 2 meeting. Sincerely, FA zhe. tinh ‘ Malcolm D. Jéfes Housing Coordinator Enel: Postal Card
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  • Text: v1 oe Ag \ Gn LY. Dee Sv1es7 . ah & XO 0G 2706 Sa. fasréar Ao, Citron, (6. 6/620 (OL. Mt > 3st ~ pest th) Sif na FA Ore Mex. ab ae= $-O £2 PD PVE CLL CPSS OIG (arpa. & De COL EL. CleE Pa Oe e266 hk hee en KS CF “if 4 tte es i, C5. LP sr 2 Th ei a LO, 4 t, Osx 7/6 SY . Lay iD .e earn Side oS Die Mp t Qual Gack ) Of alga LN (AT. Yo OK Diino a2 C. ih. Seat De be, soa Chau ( ‘ Sed he! D } U/- “ io earn , hie “LD Oats pif — Yar. — iid L) Fetttn 2 PERCE
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  • Text: CITY OF ATLANTA CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 April 22, 1968 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison MEMORANDUM To: Col. Malcolm Jones From: Dan Sweat NG Could you furnish me with a list of the key citizens and people which is requested in this letter from Litton Systems, Inc. I believe I would want them to start with you and try to keep this in the area of our Housing Resources Committee. DS:fy
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  • Text: . t. 'T - ,. • • ',I~ - .. _ ' -GENERAL SUMMARY HOUSING AND URBAN DEVElCPXENT ACT OF 1968 Public Law 90-448, approved August 1, 1968 Housing goal - d~clant irJn of r,':ilicy The ConGress affirms in '.he 19~8 Act the national goal of "a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family" (as stated in the Housing Ac t of 1949). It states further that the highest priority should be given t o m".:! eting the housing needs of those families for which the national goal has not become a reality, and that there should be the fullest prRct i.cable util i zation, in administration of Federal housing programs, of the resour c es and capabilities of private enterprise and self-help techniques. OpFort uni ties for ':.r;:1Lnine and employment for lower income persons The Secretary () f Housing and Urban Devel opment is d Lrecte d , in administeri ng housinr; pro 6 rarns for low-jnco:ne fa:n.llJes, t o requ ire 1, that opportunities for training and employment arisin~ in connection with the planning, construction, rehabilitation, and ope ra t ion of housing under the programs be given to lower income persons residing in the area of -the housing; and 2, that to the gre atest extent feasible contracts for work pursuant t o t he housing programs shall, where appropriate, be awarded to bu s i ness concerns locat ed in or owned in subs t a!1tinl part b y persons r e s.id l ng -Ln the area of t he housing. Improved des ign i n Gcv ~r nrne nt hou s i ng programs The Congr e s:, ::om:712 nd s t h e Depar t me nt of ffUD for its recent efforts t o improve arc h.l t e c t ural st qno ards , but dec lar e s that in the adminis t ratio n of housin g programs wh ~c ~ a ssi s t in the prov isio n of housing f or low e.nd mode r a t e l nco me fa mLlies , emphasis shall be gi ven to encouragi ng good de s ig'1 a s an r!ssent i al component of the housing. \ Impro vement c,f pr ogr a11 aoml.n: r;tra t l on The Secret a r ~' is dire cted t o make a re por t t o t he Banking and Currency Cammi tte e s e ar l i i n cal end ar ,y e ar s 1969 and 197') id en tifying spe c i fic areas of progr a1n admi.n l stra 1, 1<1! 1 and manageme nt wh i ch requ ire i mpr ovement. The reports s ha ll describe ac t ions t aken and pr oposed to ~ake improvements and recommend le gis lat ion ne eded to accomp lish the i mprovements . - -- ~ 1 �~ 2 TITLE I - 10'.IBR INCOME HOUSING Horneownershi for lower incone familie s sec. 23 of the !fa Lional Jlous inc; Act) is authorized to provide Federal assistance to homeowner:::;hip uy lower income families (including membership in a cooperative). Under the new program, the Secretary of HUD may enter into contracts to make periodic payments to lenders who make FHA-insured home mortgage loans to these families. The payments will be in an amount necessary to make up the difference between ?.O percent of the family's monthly income and the required monthly payment under the mortgage for principal, interest, taxes, insurance, and mortgage insur~nce premium. In no case, hrniever, can the payment on a mortgage exceed the difference between the required pay1nent und er the mortgage for principal, interest, and mortgage insurance premi~~ and the payment that would be required for principal and interest if the mortgage bore an interest rate of 1 percent. The amount of the payment on each mortgage will vary according to the income of the homeowner. The family's income is required to be recertified at least every 2 years and appropriate adjustments made in the assistance payment to reflect any changes. A new program ·l The assistance payment is available for a purchaser having an income, at the time of his initial occupancy, not in excess of 135 percent of the maximum income limits that can be established in the area for initial occupancy in public housing. However, up to 20 percent of the funds authorized in appropriation acts for the program can be used to assist families with incomes above these limits but which are not in excess of 90 percent of the income limits for occupancy in a section 22l(d)(J) below-market interest rate housing project. In calculating the income of the homemmer for the purpose of determining eligibility as well as the amount on which the 20 percent computation will be made, there will be deducted $JOO for ea~h minor child who is a member of the homemmer' s immediate family and living with him. Also, income of minors will not be included in the homeowner's income for this computation. The amount of a home mortga ge can not exceed $15,ooo ($17,500 in high cost areas). These limits are increased to $17,500 ($20,000 in high cost areas for families with five or more members. The same limits apply to cooperative and condominium units. The minimum downpayment is $200 for families with incomes up to 135 percent of the maximum income limits that can be established in the area for initial oc cupancy in public housing and 3 percent in other cases . I - 1 �J A homeowner is to be given the opportunity, to the maximum extent feasible, to contribute the value of his labor as equity in the dwelling. The Secretary is authorized to provide budget, debt management, and related counseling services to homeowners who purchrtse homes under the new section 2J5 program. The housin~, with a few limited exceptions, must be new or substantially rehabilitrtted housing, except that up to 25 percent of the amount of contracts authorized to be mrtde before July 1, 1969 can apply to existing housin~, with this percentage decreasing to 15 percent the following year, and 10 percent the third year. The aggregate amount of contracts to make payments Crtn not exceed amounts approved in appropriation Acts. The payments pursuant to the contracts can not exceed $75 million per annum prior to ~uly 1, 1969. This amount is increased by $100 million on July 1, 1969, and by $125 million on July 1, 1970. A reasonable portion of the contract authority is to be transferred from time to time to the Secretary of Airiculture for use in rural a~eas and small towns. (, In addition to thP. foregoing provisions, a mortgage executed by a nonprofit or~rtnization or a public body or agency can he insured where it fin°mces the ourcha~e (and rehabilitation if necessary) of housing in viable, or potentially viable, areas for resale to lower income families. The housing must include at least four or more one-family dwellings (or two-family dwellings, one unit of which is to be occupied by the owner), or at least four or more one-family units in a condominium project, in the cases where rehabilitation is involved. The individual mortgages given to finance the resale of the housing to lower income families will also be insured by FHA ~nd assistance payments made on behalf of the ourch~sers. 221 (h) Program The 221 (h) program is changed to allow the Secretary to reduce the interest rate on a home purchaser's mortgage under the program to as low as 1 percent where the purchaser's income justifies, with periodic adjustments between 1 and J percent to reflect changes in the homeowner's incoMe. Under this program nonprofit mortgagors purch~se and rehabilitate housing with FHA insured mortgaies and resell it to low-income families. The limit on the aggregate amount of mortgages th~t can be insured and out~tanding at any one time under the program is increased fro!\\ $20 million to $50 million. �L New F1-IA crcdi t assistancl:! for homeowncrshi . A mort.r,ar,e insurance is at:thorized und e r a new Sec. 237 of the ~ational Housing Act ) for families of low and mocierat,e income wro, through the incentive of homeownership and counselinf rtSsistance, appear to be able to achieve homeownershir hut who, for rPrtson s of credit history, i rre r:u lar income rat terns caus·e d ty seasonal employment, or other factors, are unable to meet the credit requirements g~nerally applicable for the purchase of a home under the rer,ular FHA mortgage insu~ance program. A mortgage must meet the basic re~uirements under one of the various FHA home mortgage rrograms. The credit and income requireme nts of the particular rrogram do not apply, howe ve r, anc the r:rincipal ohligation of the mortga - e can not exceed £15,000 (117,500 in high-cost area~). However, if the limit on th e amount of a mortgaEe is lower under a particular rr?gram, the lower limit is appl;cable. The monthly paymentf, combined with local real estate taxes on the property, will not excee d 25 rercent of the home r,t'rchaser' s income, computed over the previous year or the rrevioi:s J years, whichever is higher. The interest rates and mortgage insurance premiums are the same as under the progra_n:i involved for other mortgagors. C. The Secretary of HUD is autl·.oriz e d to r rovide debt management related counseling services to mortgagors whose mortr,age s are under these ne w ·more liberal rrovisions. He can also provide ing to otherwise eligible families who lack a downpayment on in order to help them to save money for a downrayme nt. and inst ·r c d counsela home The rtggregate balance of mortgages insured under these new provisions can not exceed at any one time $200 million. Mortp,a~e ~nsurance for housing in declin "ng areas Mortgage insurance is authorized, under any of F'PA' c mortgage insl'rance programs, f0r the pt.:rch::ise, repair, rehabilitR.tion, or con ::;truction of housing loca ted in olde r, de clining t!r t an areas with out r egard to the normal reauireinents of th e particular prop.ram if FHA finds that (1) the area is r e asona bly via ble, giving consid er ation to t. he need for providing adequa t:,r hot· sing for families of low and moderate income s in the area, and (2) the property is an accer tabl e risk in vie,, of this consideration. Special Risk Insu ranee fund Srecial Risk Insurance F\.:nd is established which is not intended to be act11ariall v sot.nd and 0t;t of which claims wi ll be paid on mortg.qp,es insrred under th~ several new special mortgage inst; rance rrcr,rams for housing for low or moderate income families. A .!) 5 million ad va nc P from the general insurance fund is authorized to init i ate the new Srecial Risk Fund. Appropriations are a11thorized to cover any lo;;ses sustained by the new fund. r new �I .I 5 Condominium anrl cooI?erative owr,ers hip for low and moderate inc ome families Rental housin8 projects financed with below-market interest rate FHA 22l(d)(3) mortga8es are permitted to be converted to cooperative or condominium ownership. A low or moderate income purchaser can purchase an individual family unit and an undivided interest in the common areas and facilities of a project at a price not in excess of the appraised value of the property and with a mortgage bearing the below-market interest rate then in effect. At least a 3 percent doi.mpayment will be required, which can be applied in whole or in part toward closing costs. A cooperative, with me1i1bership open only to low and moderate income familie s mee ting income limits prescribed for 221 (d)(3 ) below-market interest rate projects , can purchase a 221 (d)(3 ) project for an amount not exceeding the appraised value of the property for continued use as a cooperative. The insured mortgage can bear the below-market interest rate in effect at the time the commitment to insure the mortgage is issued. (_ Assistance to nonprofit sponsors of low and moderate income housing The Secretary of HUD is authorized to provide technical assistance with respect to the construction, rehabilitation, and operation of low and moderate income. housing to nonprofit organizations o The Secretary can also make SO-percent, interest-free loans to nonprofit sponsors of such . housing to cover certain preconstruction costs under Federally-assisted programs . The LJw and Moderate Income Sponsor Fund is established for the purpose of making the loans with an authorization for appropriations of $7.5 million for fiscal year 1969 and $10 million for fiscal year 1970. The Fund will be a revolving fund and repayments of loans will be deposited in the Fund. National Homeowner s hip Foundation The National Home o,mer s hi p Founda tion i s crea t ed to carry out a continuing program of encourag ing private and public organizations to provide increased homeownership and housing opportunities i n urban and rural areas for lower income families. The Foundat ion i s aut horiz ed to make gr ants and loans (not otherwi se available f rom Fe der a l s ources ) t o s uc h organizati ons to help defray organizational and administrat:i_ve expenses , necessar y precons truction costs, and the cost of couns elling or similar services to lower income families for whom housing is being provided . The Foundation can also provide t echnical ass istance to the organiz a tions . Appropr iat ions up to $10 million are authoriz ed. a l so use donat ed funds . The Founda tion can �6 The Foundation is to be admb.istered by an 18-member Board of Dir(!ctors. Fifteen members are to be appolnted by the President. The Secretary of HUD, the Secretary of ftgriculture and the Director of OEO are the other three members. The bo0rd will appoint an executiYe director as its executive officer. N~w techr1olo;3i~s - housine; for lower incorn~ fami 1 Les The Sccr2t9.ry of illJD ls directed l;o lnstitute a progrcirn under whi~h q rnlified publl~ and pr i vs te organizations wlll suhrni t plans for the . ~evelcprn-=nt of h0uslng fo r lower Jncone families, using new and ~dvan~~d ~ e ~h ~oloGl cs , on Fed2ral land whl~h has been made a vail~,]~ for that puc-p•JS-= , er 0 n .Jth-=l· l:md ,..,hi2 h i.s suitabJe. 1 The Secretary will approve up to 5 plans which are sutmlt~ed t o hi.m under the program. He wi.11 consider (A.rnong other t.hings) the potential of th·= techrioloGY e mplo;i,ed and the atllity of t:ie organiz'3.t.icn rnb::iittini; th::! plan to produce a t leas t l,OO,) dwel.llng u;1its a ;year 1.lt ilizing t:.:iat.. tecll.:.10.luGy. 'i 'he ;;;ecrc l.ary .l s dire i::: t ed t0 seek r, o 8.<~hie·-12 t;h e ::or,si·ructi. on of 9.:, least 1 1 )00 dw2lling u1ii!:.s a ye9.r over a 5-.:,·ear p e riod fur e9c!'l l f th~ ·.-erious typ 2s 0 f L:!chnolo.;ies propo se d -fr, t.he plans appro·-1ed. H:.:: ii=; re·-_.ulr~d ~o r2p0r1; _A.t -t: hc e "!.rllest practicable dRte with respect tc the proj~cts ~saisted, toJet hcr with his r e commendations. 1 1 Mortr3a£;e8 flnanci.ng t he projects are authcrlzed to b e insured unde r t ~e FJA expe rime n tal housing program. Sf-,udy of .i nsurani:::e pro~;ect ion for homeowne rs T':le Secret.'3.ry uf 111JD, in c ooperation Ki t h the prt vate insura nce industry, i s e.ut hori zed t.o d e velop a plan for establish ing ar1 in surance program to ?neble h ume uwners t c me et their monthly ~ort gag2 payra2nts in ti me s of p ':'rsonal ~cono:nic 8dve r s Lty. The Secre tary is r e ·~u ired ~o r eport h l c: act ion s 9.nd r.ecommc~,1dA.ti ons within 6 mc·nt.hs follow ing enact:ne.ri t of the law. N9.tional Advi. c .>r ~- Sc ~::n i!? s ion on :Sow-In·:o:n'2 Hou s i_ng A Nat i onal Adv i s orJ -.::ummi ::. st on on Low-Income Hous int;; ts <::sta bl l s hed to c,r.dert.Akc-; fl. c ornprehe :1s ive s tudy and inve stigate the resou:!":ct.::G BJ 1G. cApabi li ti es Ln t h e publ: c ancl pri. vRt. e se-~t.o~s of ~.he c :: , · i-·11y ·.,~1-c h , w.;y b ,~ u sec. ~.o f1~1 ru1 more complete ly !:.:ie cb,1<"•~tives of Vv: nati 0nGl gt;al of "a d e :~en t h,)rne nnd a Ll u itable livine; e nvironment for ever~· American family". 1 ( ·.rh-2 .:;0mrnls s i o.'. 1 ~s d l r2c t e d t o f:ubm i t Lo th-2 fr·2 sidc n:·. A:1d the .:one;r ~ss a.11 i 11t'=rir:: r c?or~. ·.., ~ ~h r es~cc t t o i ':. s f.indi r:..g:c:: anc r <:?ccrrnc:idat ~on s no t lat.er ~.ha::-i .Jul y 1, 196'.: , ru:d. fl fi r.al rep ort no t ~Ater l hA.n J :.ily 1, 1970. �7 TITLE II - llliN'l'/\ L l!OllSING FOR LOWE!/. UICOHF. li'f,JIILIE::3 A new program of Federal assistance to renLal and coopcrativL: hou s ing for lower income families fa authorized by addin~ a new section 236 to the National .Housing Act. The assis t ance is in the form of periodic payments to the mortragee financing the housing Lo reduce the mort~agor's interest costs on a market r a te FIUt-insured project morte;at;e. The interest reducti.o n payinents uill reclm;e payments on thr.; project mortgage from tlwt rcquireu for principal, inter~st, and mortgage in_surance premium on a markeL rate mortgage t o that required J~ur principal an:::l. interest on a mortgac e bear i ng an interest r a Le of :~ per cent. The interest r educ tion payments will r edu ce renta l s t o .a basic chare;e, and a tenant or c ooper a tiv(.; member wi l l e i.ther p.'.lf the basic ch:,.rge or such greater amount as reprec enLs 25 percent of his income, but not in excess of the charges which would be necessary without any inte res t reduction payments. Income~; ot' tenants will be r eexamined at l eas t every 2 years for the purpose of adjusting rentals. Rental char ges collP. cted by the project owner in excess of the ba sic c har ges are to be returned to the Secretary for deposit in a r evolving fund for the purpose of maki ng other interest reduction payments . Tenants of these projects who pay less than the fair market rental charge for their units will generally have to have inc omes, at t he time of the initial rent-up of the p1·oj ects, not in exc ess of 135 pe rcent of the maximum income limits tha t can be es t ablished in t he area f or initia l occupancy in public housing dwellings . Howe ver, up to 20 percent of the contract funds authoriz e d in appropriation a cts may be made available for projects in which some or all c.,f the unit s w:Ll l be occupied, at the time of the initial r ent-up, by tenants whose incomes exc ee d the above limit but do not ex ceed 90 percent of t he inc ome limi ts for occupancy of section 221 (d) (J 2 be l ow-m.:i.rket i nteres t rat e r enta l housing . In de ter mini ng i nc ome .for the pur pos e of eligibility as we ll as Lhe amount of rent to be pa id a $J OO deduc tion i s per mi U ed for eac h minor person in the family and any income of s uch minor is not counted . ( To qualify for mortga ~e insuranc e unner t he new progr am, a mortcaeor mus t be a nonpr of i t organi za t ion, a c ooperati ve, or a l imi t ed di vi de nd entity of the type s permitt ed under th e FHA se c t ion 221 (d )(J ) r ent a l hous ing progr am . The ::i.or t eage l iJnitati on::; 'trith r esp ect to maxirrn un mor Lga ge amount are the s ame as for mort.gaees ins w·ect W1d<~r t he (d )(J ) proc;r .::un . Interes t reducti on payments can als o be made with res pe ct to State- a i ded rental housinr; pro j ec t ::; appr oved for r ecei ving the benefiLs of tl1l:! program prior to compl e t ion of c ons t ruc t ion or r ehabill t a t i on of t!1c proj ects . ' �8 Contrac L::; l'u1· u.::;:..;j3 Lance pay111enLs an! .:rn Lhori ze (t, cutJjcc L trJ a pproval in appropriation ac L:.;, Lu the :cmonnt. of !C'/S mill i on ann1w. lly prior to ,July 1, 1969. 'l'his 2.mounL i:.; incr8t.. ::i l.' U by i100 mil.Lion oa ,July l, J 9G') , and by $125 million on ,Jul;yr l , J.9}0 . A reas onable portion of this authority is tu be trarn.i.l'e rred to t he Se cretary of Ag riculture .for u::;e in rural areas and small totl'ns. A pro ject, 1' i.nanc(~rl 1.111dc!r the rlL'\·J progr~im c~..r1 i i:1c lude such nondwelling facilities as the Secretary deems aduqua te ::rnd appr·opria te to serve the occupants of the pr ojed, and the surronndi11i:; neighborhoou, as long as the pro,jcct is preJomln.:rntly res-Lcle n !.:io. l and any nonJtwllinr; facilities contribute to the economic fea::;ibility ol' the pr oj e c t. Where a project is designed primarily for occupancy Ly the elderly or handicapped it c;:i,n include rela ted fncilities f(,r their use, :.r..ich a::; dining·, work, recreation, and health facilit.i. es . With appro 11al of the 3 21~re Lary of mm a mortgagor ca,,--i sell the individual dwelling units Lo lowe r incoJr,;:) p1i.rchm3ers and these p t.Lrcha::;8rs .:ire elig ible for assisto.nce payments w1der the provisions of th0 ne:w homeownership program. ( A cooperative or private nonprofit corporation or acsociat.ion can purchase a proj ect from a limited dividend mortgagor and finance the purchase wi th a mortcag8 _insured under the program. · Projects for low and moderate income families financed under the below marked 221 (J) (j) progr3Jn can be transferred, prior Lo fina l endorsement for FH/1. insurance, to the new rental housing interest. reduction program. Projects for the elrl.erly or ha ndicapped approved for direct loans can be refina nced unde r the new intere st re duction pro~ram at any time up to, or a reasonnble time after, proj ec t comple tion. Rent supplr.ment payme nts may be pr ovide d for tenants in projects financed under the new program, but no mor e t han 20 p erc ent of the units in any one proj ec t can r eceive r unt s uppleme nt assistance. Rent snpplcm ; and th 0 int 0 rn ~1 de ve lo p me nt r lan i s c onsic t e nt ~i t h c o~rrehensive pl:mrinp; .::'or th P. are a wh j ch mee ts c rit nria c s tab l ished by th e Se c re t.ary. The Se cret ary is au t h ori ze d i. o es tahlish a r c vol vin r f und t'or !.he w aranty f !'Of'. ram wf-: i. ch will ·r e comp ri sr: d o f (1 ) r e c P.i p t,s :'rom r'c-e s an d charr,e s , (2) othe r r P. ce i p ts, and (3) s L: ch sLi ms , a1 1th ori zed to he appr opriatP d, as ma~· be r equ i re d. �' .L, . The Secretary is al~,o alithoriz r-d t.o rnrikr. s1 1 prlcrTH!nLa.ry r.rant.~, t,r; SLaLc anLi l e-cal rd,ljc bodies anc:I c1.. ·C'nc i c s for 1-:atr·r nnd r, (Jv1r, r facili tics anc! ortin srace assisted l:y f'. ran ts Under the l1 01 1SllW ;ind Urban Development Act o C 1965 or th e Gons olidat.e ci Varrn0rs' f1 nme Administr:.ition Act, and the l!oijsing Act of l <)(,l. The S8crc1..'.lr;r r-,11d determine~ that tr.e surrlementary 1:rants are desir.:i.ble t'or ca.rryin~~ out a new commun"i ty ciP.vc lopment ~-roj f·r. t, and th;1L .1. s1:l",t'trmtL1l n1 ,rr.l 1er of housinf'. i.;11it.s for low and 1::ociPral.P. inr.orr:P. p·rsot!S is to r mar:e availahlr: t.hroi.;;,:h :.h<: r r nj~r.t.. 0~ The suppltir;;r.; nl. :11':1 r.,i·arit cannot. · xr.cr.d 20 rcrcent of t.} ~1' r.u~; t, 01· t.bc t'acil Hy and th -~ Lot:11 Federal 1;rant i~,; limi tC: d to 8::, f •f:rr:cn_t of fncili t.y coi,t. Arprorri.:1tions t'or s1:pple1n1:nt,3.ry r:rants a,8 .11 · thorizrid up to ~,5 million for fiscal year 196) , and up to :: 2~ mi , lion for l'iscal year 19'(0. TITLE (_ 1/ - T_!HBAN RENE>.-! AL Netghb..:irh noc~ Dev~: Jupr:1eni, Pro 0r9.m.~ The Secrcl.2.ry of Elm 1 : _; authurlzed. to provide financi e.l assist.an<-~) for n~lghborhood develop:n2rit programs, ~1 ne,.,r n.pproneh to urorn1 !-=n~ ·, ra] wh ich wlll faciJ l tat c more rapid reha.1:iili tat ion 1:md 1·ec'l:::v·. .:lopm:.!nt of blighl~(:a areas on an 'iffect:v~ sc ale, A neighborh-ood dP.'1elopm1_>!1t program ·.:::on::.: i.sts of urban renewa l project 1mdertakings 8..'1d activl1..i~ s i f! on~ or more ;,µ·ban rene,.;al n.r ·=as that are planned and carried out on th1: lJ9.si.s of a:!1. rn.1i:iJ increments. Financing is based on the amount of l 0ari and grcmt funds needed to carry out -:h e acti vir.i es pla..1w~d dul'.'ing a l ?-mcnt .h p e :!'lod ln ea.ch of the urban re!J~ ',181 are es -:.:on l.~ ai!len in 8. CO!Il::11l'1i ty Is r.,rOGt'3.l'i, Ir funds ar2 avaiJabl~ and a communi tJ" ' f prog:.:-a.m is P..cc0.pt<=1bl2 to the ,3e.:::retar.:,·, a co:urnnnltJ can receive fina;.1cial assistance based on its need for t;ub:.iequent annual incr,~me nt s of thc.: ;,roc;rom. The Redevelcprn~nt Land Acency of t-,h8 DL~t:-ri.ct o f' C·.; l •1 !nh ·;_,: is b iv~ n author lty t o p lan ru1d unde rt ak e ne Lr;hborhoocl develcpm2·,.t progrsms. r~ ~reas 2 in m1t.borizatlon of grants 'rhe authoriz e.t: i on f o r urban r2 t1ewal gr:mts Ls i nr~t·-~a:·'--'d 1Jy ~1.!~ 1JillL:m on July J., 1969. In oddi tlon , the authorizat ion for v.rb en ren~,val grants for proj ects in model c iti es area: Ls lnc r ~ased 1y ~33 0 mi.llion. ( Reh1Ju.i.li.tatton 16rants The limit on the a 100unt of a relv=i1; il"LtEi.t.i u ll c;rA ,:-. tu ~.:i. lo•.,·-i. r:c c.,10~ homeowne r ls ir.c r eas c n from :~1, ~,,J0 tv $ 3, 000 and the g ra:11~ Ls made available f or r ·.=h abi.li t etion of :i:12c.l property tn ':lddi.tion Lo the d·..,re J.ling itself. Rehabilitation ~rant s are authori zed to b e mad e to low-:L ncomP. ho;:ne owners for repa lr s and improveme nts of d\1e llings out s i c1..~ urban r>2rlc ·.-1al end code enforceme nt areas 1. where t h e dwe ] lings are .Lr;i areas certif i ed. by t he l ocal go,.rcrnlng body as contaj 11i.ng a s llb r,t a n LiaJ. numbe r o f s t.ruc t ur~s i n !1eed of r8habilit.at l on , �13 2. if the locality has in effect a workable program for community improvement, and 3. the area is definitely planned for rehabilitation or code enforcement within a reasonable time, and the repairs to be assisted are consistent with the plan for rehabilitation or code enforcement. mm is also authorized to make rehab ill tat ion grants to low-income homeowners whose property has been determined, after an· inspection pursuant to an approved statewide property i nsurance plan, to be uninsurable because of physi cal hazards. The erant may be made only to rehabilitate the property to the extent that the Secretar.y determines necessary to make it meet reasonable underwriting standards imposed by the statewide plan, The Secretary of Rehabilitation loans 'rhe rehabilitation loan program has been broadened in the same manner as the rehabilitation grant program with respect to properties located outside urban renewal and code enforcem:nt areas and those found to be uninsurable. ( The amount authorized t o be appropriated for each fiscal year is increased from $100 million to ~150 million ru1d the program is extended to June 30, 1973 (in lieu of the previous expiration date of October 1, 1969). Eligibility for residential rehabilitati on loans is limited to persons whose annual income is within the locally applicable income limits for the section 221 (d) (3) below-market interest rate program. Limit on LPA rehabilitation in urban renewal areas The previous limits on the acquisition and rehabilitation of residential properties by local rene wal agencies are r e moved. Under prior law, an LPA could acqu:!.re and rehabilitate for demonstration purpos es no more than 100 units or 5 perc ent of the total residential units in en urban renewal area, whichever is lesser. Dis osition of ro ert, for low and moderate income housintL_ Land in an urban renewal area is authorized to be leased i n addition to being sold as previously provided) for low or moderate income housing at a price consistent with the use for that purpose. A builder is permitted to purchase the land at the write-down price for low or moderate income sales housing. Under this provision land can also be made available at the write-down price for housing assisted under the 221(h) program, and the new interest reduction payment programs authorized by the Act for homeownership and multifamily housing. Grants for low and moderate income housi ng in open land projects Grants are authorized for open land urban renewal projects where the land is to be disposed of for low and moderate incomP. housing. Previously, open land projects were not eligible for grants. The grant may be for �14 two-thirds of the differenc e between the proceeds from any land dicpoaed of at its value for low or moderate income housing and the proceeds which would have been realized if the land had been disposed of at its fair value without regard to its special use. Demolition grants - rat harborar:es The Demolition Grant Program is expanded to permit grants for the demolition of structures which are rat harborages or potential rat harborages. Use of air rights sites for educational facilities Air-rights urban renewal projects, and the construction of necessary foundations and platforms in any type project, are authorized for the development of educational facilities. As in the case of industrial development, an air-rights project and the construction of foundations and platforms would only be available for educational facilities if the area is unsuitable for low or moderate income housing purposes. Low and moderate income housing in residential urban renewal areas A majority of the total number of housing units in a community's (__ residential urban renewal projects which receive Federal recognition after August 1, 1968 must be for low and moderate income families or individuals, with at least 2~ of such total for low income · families or individuals. The Secretary may waive the 20i requirement to the extent that the units are not needed in the community. Workable program requirements in case of Indian tribes An additional period of time, until January 1, 1970, is provided for Indian tribes, bands, or nations to adopt and carry out minimum standards housing codes for workable program certification. · Interim assistance for blighted areas The Secretary of HUD is authorized to contract to make grants aggregating up to $15 million a year to cities or counties to assist them in taking interim steps to alleviate harmful conditions in slum or blighted areas of communities which are planned for substantial clearance, rehabilitation, or federally assisted code enforcement in the near future, but which need ~ome immediate public action until permanent action can be taken . The Secretary is required to encourage employment of unemployed or under-employed residents of an assisted area in carrying out the activities to be assisted. Grants may not exceed two-thirds of the cost of planning and carrying out an interim assistance program, except that three-fourths grants can be made to any community with a population of 50,000 or less. A community has to have an approved workable program for community improvement to qualify for assistance, and relocation assistance and payments will be available. �.,___ - 15 Rcl.oca Lio11 l'a-: r1 1t : t1l.:, ~--Relocation adJu0LT!li;11L pay1w::nL:, m· c) bn1.:.id0ncd to JJCrmit. p.::iy rr1ent.,:::; of up to $)00 per J8:.J.l ', !\J!.' .-L / - J c:::i r r1:::'l'~.(ld . ::ur:ll p::.y11tt.mL~: !J:.J.ve be en heretofore limited to :.J. rnaxjJn11m of $S\..HI pa~_,a:;le OVL!l' a ;; rnonLh period . A new pRyment is a nt hori_:,ecJ for a dinpl.:lced owner-occupcmt ul' residential property t o cnahlc !Ji.ill Lo p urr.has c c.1 r e placement d1,elline . Tlte payment, which cmmo t exceed ~~1_' _,000 , le l,hc• dil'fen.mc e bet.,_·men tlte avcr:i.gc price for- an adequa t e replaceme n t homt.i und the ucquis i tion price of hi::; former home. Tl'l'Jl~ VI - ln-1. 01\N PLi\NN:rNG AND FAC ILITif;_; Comp:?:"ehe ns i ve pla!m.r nc (_ The section 701 planning as:::;istance e:rant proc ram ls exter1sivo ly revised. The Secretary oJ' HUD i s ,not-·authorized to make _comprehensive plannine: grants to State pl:rnning agencies for ass i stance to 11 distr ict 11 planning agonc ie::; for rU1·al and other nonmetropoliLan areaG. Consultation with the Secre t ary of Ag r iculture i s required pr ior t o approval of a n;y district planning grants. The Secretary of Agriculture and, when appropriate, the Secretary of Conunerce may provide technical ass i ::;tanc e in connection with the establishment of districts a nJ the carrying out of planning by them. Such Jistrict planning may not b e aimed at assistins businesses to reloca te .from one a rea to another. Other new provision::; authorize direct planning grarrts t o Indian trib a l planning counc ils or other bodies for planning on Indian res ervations; to re g iona l and district councils of governmen t as we ll as those organized on a metropolitan ba n i ::; ; to reg ional commiss ions and economic development distric ts established unJe r tho Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965; t o cities, without regard to popul:.J.tion, within metropolitllll areas for plarming which is part of' metropolita n planni..11.g ; and t o official Goverrunent pl<-1.nninr: a ge ncies for nreas where rapid urbo.niz.:i.tion is expected as a result of a new c oJ11JT11111i ty- cie ve Lopmc nt a s sisted under title JV of this act. The Secretory i s r cqnir e d to ·cons ul t i,J ith the Secr e tary of Cormnerco Lefore rr1c1 king any pl3I111in;_~ gnmt which includes any part of an economic d~velopment d i strict . The definition of c ~mprAhensive pl~nning is broadened to include planning for the provision of governme nt,3 l servlces and for the rievelooment ,3nrl utilization of human and natural resources. The inclusion of· a housing element is required a~ part of the pr eplration of comprehensive lani use plans. The USP. o f private consultants, whP.re their profe s si0na] sArv i c~s are dP.P.med appropriate by the assisted governments, is added to the stated purposes of the program. The authorlzation of apnropriations for grants is increased by P35 mil~ lion for fis~.:ll y~1r 19t;9 (includ\.ng t 20 million ea r m::irked for district planning) ancl by :$125 million (induding plO million for district planning) beginnin ~ fiscal YA~r 1970. It is also provided th.qt an additional $10 million of s P. ct\. on ?Ol apor or r i~tions i s to be avail able fo r study , fes e a r ch ani de~onstr~tion proje~ts. �16 Planned areawirle rlevPlopm~nt Supplemontary grants (rt es i gnP.d to Anc0'1r;i.ge areawide planning) are autl1orized for F'P.der.11ly-assisted projects in ;ill multi j 11risdictional areas (not just metropolitan ar~a~ as previou ~ly provided )su~h as the rural pl;mninp; distri c ts proposeri to ~e assisted with co·TJprehensive planninR grants unde r t he comorehensive plRnnin g provisions of the law. UnUBed authorizations for appropriations for supplementary grants for fiscal year 19~7 3nd 1968 are made available through fiscal year 1970. Advance Acqui sition of l and The adv::ince acquisti on of bnd progr.:im is extensively revised. Among the more signific::int ch::inges is a broadenin g of the definiti on o f eligible land from land "pl::inned to ~e utilized in connec t ion with the future construction of oublic works and facilities" to "land planned to be utilized in the future for public purposes". Grants can also be made for the imputed interest cost when a public body does not use borrowed funds to acqui~e the land. Authority is given the Secretary to extend the requirement that the land must be used for its proposed purpose within five years if he de ems a longer period necessary due to unusual circumstancPs ~nd so advises the B~nking and Cur~ency Committees of the Congress. It is also provided that assistance under this program will ·not render a project ineligible for othPr Federal assistance programs and th at the cost of land acquired with assistance under this prograM will not be an ineligible project cost in such other programs. Water and s ewer f ac i lit i es progr am The interim planning requirements under the basic water an~ s ewer facilities grant pro ~ram is extended to Octobe r 1, 19~9. It is also provided that in admini s t e ring the program, to the greatest extent practicable, new job O:.lportunities shall be provided for unemployed or underemployed persons. Authorizati ons -- water and sewer, neighorhood f acilities, and advanc e acq~~ ~~ t _ ~o!1 _of lanrl prog!_cl!11S . The author i7.ation fo r appropri ations for the s e three pr o:rams is ext ended to permit the appropr i ation , fo r fi s cal ye ar 1970, of any fu nds autho r i zed but not appropr i ated p r ior to th at time . Also, an additional $150 million fo r f i sc al ye ar 19h9 an1 $115 milli on for fis ca l y ear 1970 are autho r i zed to be anor opr i a t ed fo r the wa t er and s Pwer faciliti es grant pr ogram. Open space l and program The contract authoriza t ion o f $310 mil l ion for grants under th e open space land nrogram ls changed to a lJ lO mi l l i on au thori zat i on o f appropriations prior to July 1, 1969, wi t h $150 millio~ in add i tional appro. priations authorized for fiscal year 1970 . The l imit on the amount of the fun1s that can be used for s t udies and ~ublishing of information is increased from $50, 000 to $1?.5,000 per year. �17 FPa:.ih .i. liLy ::, Lurlic s - p 11h.lic i-rork;:; pl.r. nninc :t< !'ro.ncr :, It is ·m:.ide clear th:'lt the Secret::iry of HUD has au th0ri ty t0 m;ike ;iclvanr:es for feasibility stur:lies unrier the oubl ic works pl;rnning .:i-iv;inces progr;:im. TITLE VIT - !JRBAU MASS TRANSPORTATION Authoriza tlon The autl1~ri7.,:ition o ~ appropri;itionf; for gr;ints ;,nri 0ther ::issi.c:-t.;rnce to · urb::in mass transportation is inr:re:ised by $190 mil lion ror fiscal ye;ir 1970. The a'.llount of funrls which c 'rn be used . for res~;:ireh, riev ~lopment, and demonstration projects is increased hy ~IS mill i on, c0i'!lTTl 0 nc i.np.: July 1, 1968, -'l !lri t.hP. st;itutory limit on the fun-1s av:1i1;1ble fo'!" this purpose is n ~moved, cor.imencing July 1, 191S9. Emergency rir orr am extended The emergency ma s s transportation c apital grant program expir~ti 1n d::it~ is extended from ~ovember 1, 19~8 to July 1, 1970. Defi nition The definition of "mas s transportation" in the Urhan Mas s Transnortation Act of 194+ is amended t o allow g r e;i ter flexibility 1.nd oon0rtunity for aoplication of n~w concepts ::ind systems. Non f e deral sho.re of ne t projec t cos ·t Not more thnn half of the non-federal sh~r or the n~t proj r rt ros t of a mass trRns por tation nro j ect is oermitte d to ~e paid fro~ priv ~t e sourc es , e xcept in cer t a in c as e s of rle:non s tralf:id fL=; cal in;-1h i Lity . A'1y oublic or r riv a t e tr.:rn s i.t sy st em f'unrl. s provi ciPci for l !,P. rn, n- t;"l"! ler;il sh;J.re mu s t 1-ie sol e ly fro"! unr:list.rihute d c ~sh surplu ~Ps, r w)l ::i c P11ent or de'1reci:ition funds or r <"?se rve s av.:1 il a ble i n c1sh, o r new ca ptia1. 0 1 TITLE VIII - SECONDiillY MOTITGJ\GE MAR.KET The existing Ft::ldcral Na tiona l l"iort.ra8e Associa t ion (1'1Il'iA) i s directed t o be par titi one d i nto t wo i, cpa ratc corporations . One wi ll b ~] a Governme nt spons ored privat e c orpor ation, to b e lrnmm a:.; tile Fe dera l. !la t i.cno.l Mortr.a '.:i:e Association (FNHA ), to ope rat e t h0 :,c~c ondary mortr..:i.r,e marke t. oywr:Li,l ons . The othe r wi ll r ema in in the Government a nd conti nue to ope1\1.te t he opecia l assio t a nc e funct i ons for s pecial Fe de r a lly - aided hons ing programs, and the manageme nt a nd l i qui da tin~; f unc U one of the old FNMA. TllP 112H cor porat i on wi ll b e known a s t he Governme nt Nat :Lonal Mort c;ago A:J;:;ocfo.t ion (GHMA ) . FNMA i s authoriz ed to issn8 and s e ll securities l..i.::.tckod by a por tion of i t s mortgage p 0rtfolio , with GNM.J\ ~u.'.lran t ce :i.ng pa;y11tenL on s uc h securitie s. GNMA can also euarantee s imilar securi t i es i ssued by o ther pr i vate issuers ·where they are uacke tl by FIIJ\, VA, and some Farme rs Home Administration mortgages or loans. �•• JO The spcci.:i.l assit,tance authorl7. a Lion of FU.MA. (no.-1 GNHA ) i s increa:..:ed by $500 million on July 1, 1969. The provisions of thi:.; title will become effective after a date, no more than 120 days following its enactment, established by tlte Secretary of HUD. The Secretary ho.s established this date as September 1, 1?68 . Provisions are madu uit h respect to tlie capital stock of F1'111A and its board of directors Juring a transitional period. The transiLiono.l period will end when 1/ 3 o.f Lhe FI,JMA r, omm,·,n ::; t ock is owned h•r pers ons or orc;aniza tions in tile rnorti_:.:i.;:e l endin~; , home builu:Lnr; , r eal r.stn Le or related businesses , but not sooner than May 1, 1:)70, nor .la ter than M.:.i.y 1, 1973. The ITU1jor i ty of FNMA' s board of di rec t or::; ar c. to b e; appointcrJ. by the Secretary of HUD durini; t he trans i t ional period. 'I'lic President of FNMA during this period will be appointed Ly the Prc::iident of the United States and confirme d by the Sen:i.te. One of t he ~ecretary ' s o.ppoinkes to the Boa.rd will be the President. After the trans itiona l period FNMA wi ll be governed by a 15- memuer board of directors, five of whom will be appointe d by the Pres i dent of the United States. ( The new FNMA will be sub,ject to the general regula tory control of the Secretar y of HUD, who also mus t approve the issuance of all stocks and other obligati ons by FNMA and may r equire it to alloca te a r eas onable portion of its mortgae;e purchases to mortgages i n low and moder ate inc ome housing . TITLE IX - NATIONAL HOUSING PARTNERSHJJl~ A nati ona l housjJ1g partners hip i s · to be cr eat ed f or the purpose of securing the partic ip3.tion of private i nves t or s in progr c:ww and projects to provj de hous ing for l ow and moderate i nc ome families . Ini ti.ally , a f eder .:i.lly char ter ed, priva t el y f unded corpora tion will be organize d under the Db trict of Columtia Dusiness Corpor~tt i ou Act . The corpora tion in turn will organize t he Nat i ona l partners hip under t he D.C. Unif orm Limi t e d Par t ner ship Ar:t . The corporat.i.on will serve as t he ccncral partner anrl manDr,i.ng acent of the Na t iono.l partnc1·chip and each of its stockl1olders can be limited partner s. It will provi de the staff .:i.nd expertise f or t lie Partnerchip in orc;ani zing and plannint.; project undcrtakinc;s i n which Lile p::ir L11crship has an interest, and r eceive a fee for such s crv:ices . Both the corporation .:md the Na tional par~,nership are authorized to engage in a uroad range of' ac tivities appropria t c to tl ie provision of housing and relate d facilities primarily for low or moderate income families , with or without the use of Federo.l programs, ancl m.:iy enter int o and participate in al l forms of -partnerships and associations. The National �• 19 partnershi p is expected to form pa rtnership ventures with local investors for the purpose of building low and moderate income housing projects throughout the nation. Normally, it will be a limited partner in such undertakings, with an interest of not more than 25% of the aggregate initial equity investment for the project. The President will appoint t,he incorporators of the corporation and 3 of the 15 members of the board of di r ectors. The incorporators will serve as the initial board of directors and arrange for the initial off ering of shares of stock in the corporation and interests in the National partnership. The President is authorized to create additional partnerships when he determines it to be in t he nati onal inter est. National banks are authorized to invest in a corporation and other entities formed under this title. TITLE X - RURAL HOUSJNG Housing for low and moderate income per s ons and f amili es The Secre t ary of Agr i culture is aut horized to pr ovide direct and insured loans for housing in rural areas to low and moderate income persons and families and to provide renta l or cooper ative housing for such per s ons where assistance is not available under the new interest redu8tion programs authoriz ed by t he l aw. The interest rate on the loans can be at a r ate set by the Secr etary after considering the c ost of money to the Treasury and the payment ability of the appl icants , but not l ess than 1 percent per annum. An int erest supplement necessary to market the insured loans will be paid from, and reimbursed hy annual appropriations to, the Rural Housing Insurance Fund. Housing fo r rural t r a inees The Secret ary of Agriculture is authorized t o provide f i nancial and technical a ssistance to t he provision of hous i ng and r el a t ed facilit ies in rural areas f or rural trainees (and their famil i es ) enrolled i n Federally assisted t r aining cours es to improve their employment capability. Advances for land purchase f or t he housing will be repayable within 33 years and bear inter est at a r ate (not l ess than 1 percent ) determined by the Secretary of the Treasury t aking into considerat i on the current average market yie ld on outs t anding Federal obligations . Other advances would be nonrepayable, or repayable with or without interest, depending on t he applicant ' s payment ability, from pro j ect net income and any other available sources . Mutua l and self-help housing A new program of grant s and l oans is aut horized t o provide assistance in rural areas and small t owns to needy low-income individuals and t heir fami lies f or mutual or self-help housing. Gr ants can be made to public or private nonprofit organizations to pay part or all of the costs of developing compreh nai ve programs of t echnical and supervisory assistance to aid individuals and their families in carrying out rrrutual or self-help _housing efforts. �20 loans can be made on such terms and conditions and rn such amounts as the Sacl!etary of Agriculture deems necessary, to needy low-income individuals participating in programs of mutual or self-help housing approved by him, for .the acquisition and development of land and for the purchase of building materials as may be necessary, for the construction of dwellings. Loa.ns will bear interest at not .more than J percent per annum, and be repayable withrn 33 years. A eel.f-help housing land development fund is authorized to provide a source of short-term loans to public or private nonprofit organizations to buy and develop building sites to be sold to families, nonprofit organizations,_ and cooperatives eligible for assistance under the new interest reduction progrmna for housing for lower income families. TITLE J;I - LR PAN PROP~RTY PROTECTION AND REIN.stRArJCE _T itle XI enacts the "Urban Property Protection and Rernsurance Act of 1968." ( Under this Act the Secretary of HI.JD is authorized to provide private .insurers with reinsurance against losses resulting from riots or civil disorders. The sale of reinsurance is limited to those insurers that cooperate with State insurance authorities in developin~ statewide plans to assure fair access to insurance requirements, called FAIR plans. Reinsurance may only be provided in States which have such plans. FAIB plans may vary among the States, but all plans must satisfy minimum statutory criteria. The principal requirement is that no risk can te written at the surcharged rate or denied covera~e unless there has teen an inspection of the property and a determi nation made that it does not meet reasonable underwriting standards at the applicable premium. Additional requirements relate to the procedures to be followed with respect to inspections, the provision of reasonable notice to property owners of cancellation or nonrenewal of policies, and the formation of an all-industry facility which will place the insurance in the r egu lar market. S1; ch •'AIR Plans are to be administered under the supervi sion of the State insurance auth ority. As a condition for providing reinsurance in a State, the Secretary can require additional programs to make property insurance available without regard to environmental hazards. Reinsurance is offere d in standards lines of property insurance coverage and can be pr ovid ed ·immediately followin g enactment by means of a binder agreement, which expires aft er 90 days unl es s sooner replaced by a reinsurance contract. Premium rates and the terms and conditions of reinsurance contracts are to be uniform throughout the country. The premiums for the fi rst year must provide sufficient income to cover a level of riot losses in excess of the amount of insured riot losses in 1967. �21 A .~ 1.at,p ir: 1'(!:Jt·~n· t: Lo a:-st, rr.r. .J. nnrtiori of t,hr. :u . :-.t•,s rr :in::i : rr·d r;; Lhf: Secn,t-.:i:·y 1d t,hh1 'l /£';-tr ·:' r l-:;i !,!i n r:lr.~:r. n:· i k; n1•:d. n .f'! l: !r· lr:r·i;.]:1',iw"? se ~r- i on. fhc ceil:i rw ori t.bn share 1-: ill h! c;~ o · ·.1.,. rrr·r ,,r t,~.- i: r: 1 r;"Jr.c,·.· rrc"? n:i 1 ms, r..J.rrir ·u in 1.lir: :jt:lt,r. on rr-h:st ·!'f'd ljr:r. ~; c, I' nror " rl,.' j n!:'t i r:1r:c n . ~-L.cr. sharirw 1-!i. 11 onl, h ,• r rrit j rc:rl j J' r r. instir,..,cJ .! o:::sr:s cxc,·rcl r remi!:rnr-: raid f or nd.r:s tr,1r iCf: b;.· i1s1 : r;i1 1CP. cor.,r-ad r f in that. St.:i t, ~, (pr, -r:1iur:::: pa5d ir: '.h,:, c1 -rrent ;yr·o r r·l L::~ r1·r1riit1n:~, r ·1iL ·i: . pr-:::vic.· :::, ;·'r1! ·:: :i r. P.xce~·s oi' rejr.sL-ruJ ci.a:iH.s). 1· A :·i:-:tio ,1al Inst:rar 1c'" Tlcv,n._:',.lru~tion loans by nat1onal banks 1:r to J rn ont,h.- 1n lr.rwth ·,,se:r1 C"Ji.:0fy r':!--1'.--1111 t.eci to 211 rr.onths) as an exce ption to t he limitation on r ~al cs t at.e loai1s . National f.ai1ks are pc: rmi tt c d to continue to ru r chase part.ici ra t ions in existirw mort~'.agcs, .:md it is mat:c c l ear t hat loans by nat i. onal h;mks are not to he consid e r e d as re a l e s tate loans wh ~r c the bnnk looks primarily for rerayrnent ol; t of secc rit y othi:-?r than r e al e state. ( ( �
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  • Text: = CITY OF ATLANTA ose # : AUGUST 2, 1968 Pre le : 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 "I am appearing before you as Chairman of the Housing Resources Committee of the City of Atlanta. In November 1966, we were charged by the Mayor to assist by all means soeatbae the con- struction of 16,800 units of low and moderate income housing units. These units were to serve as relocation for persons to be moved by urban renewal, new roads, schools, and other govern- ment action. As of May 15 we stood as follows: Units completed 2,031 Under construction 5,108 In planning 7,151 Total in sight 14,290 Of this 16,800, 9,576 were to be public housing -- 3,906 of these are in some stage of completion, 658 have been leased, and 372 are being negotiated. This means that 4,640 more units are needed by i971. , In the F.H.A. programs.for low to moderate incomes, we are running ahead by 3,165 units. It is then in the area of public housing, the most needed and the most difficult to find land for, that we ‘need help. -2- In addition to the replacement housing we need, the total re- quirement for low and moderate units as compiled by the City Planning Department is 31,400. Thus even if we complete the . 16,800 units, we are still 14,600 units short of our total needs. It is no news to you that this program is controversial. White and black, rich and poor, people in government and out, good guys and bad guys, say either, "we need it, but put it somewhere else." or "don't put anymore of it anywhere" And our proposals are themselves controversial, open to needntopnticta tien and exploitation. But this Committee feels that our requests are justified in terms of the successful Anterior of this program--and we did not join this committee to fail. The question has been raised concerning the inability of the people . of Atlanta to stand the tax burden of carrying out the program. It Should not be forgotten that over 7,000 of these units will, in fact, be tax producing and will present no additional burden on Atlanta's taxpayers. Even Public Housing makes payment to the City in lieu of taxes, All pay, even if at a reduced rate. It is weil known that slums absorb an inordinate amount of taxes in the extra police protection, fire protection and sanitary services. When we eliminate slums we also eliminate considerable profitless drain of tax dollars. The Housing program will presumably put over $170,000,000.00 in construction costs into Atlanta's economy during construction; jobs will be created during construction and long after in management and maintenance. We submit that the net effect ‘on the City will be increased tax yield and substantial improvement in the overall economy. . The point was also made that if we enforce the laws against over- crowding, the people would have no place to go but Fulton and DeKalb enue We approve of the enforcement of the law, but challenge the assumption of knowing where the displaced would go. If history repeats, they will stay as close by as possible and "block bust" adjoining neighborhoods, unless a definite program is set up to relocate them. One of the T.V. stations warned us that you would want several questions answered today. They are good questions--we believe we have good answers. 1. Why don't we look for sites already zoned for apartments? ANSWER: We have--the developers haeae the areas now zoned for apartments of all kinds amount to 455 acres and of this more than three-fourths have been tried and found wanting. Zoning isn't the only criteria. Thesite selected must be priced right, it must satisfy H.U.D., the Atlanta Housing Authority, F.H.A., schools must be avatieles utilities must be in, terrain must be feasible and so on. 2. What is to prevent prices on rezoned land from soaring? ANSWER: The more land stalivbie, the lower the prices should be. 3. Is the iaundng Reine Badtt being used by ddeplaced Atianta people or is it making Atlanta a dumping ground for the poor? ANSWER: We acknowledge this possibility and have taken the following steps: 1.We recommended to the Atlanta Housing Authority and they have required one year residency for acceptance in public housing. oe Recent figures, however, show that the people who want public housing are our own Atlantans. From November 1, 1967 to June 30, 1968, the Atlanta Houstng Authority received 2,903 applications. Of these only 141 were from persons in Atlanta less than six months , whose applications were rejected. 2. This Committee has brought into being a metropolitan oriented non-profit fund for promoting projects throughout the metropolitan area -3. This committee has encouraged the creation of the Inter- Faith Housing Group, a non-profit group of churches seeking to build housing throughout the area. 4. We have supported and encouraged such organizations as SWAP which have encouraged the stabilization of neighborhoods in transition. 5. We have encouraged the construction of upper income housing in the central city and the preservation of existing neighbor- hoods. 6. We are moving to organize a state-wide low cost housing group. Yet it would seem that your fears and ours are not valid. First of all as noted above, the Atlanta Housing Authority figures indicate that there is only a small influx of poor seeking housing. Secondly, we cite the following figure from Sales Management- a publication that many businesses and planning bodies rely on. | ‘Their figures indicate that low income families are on the decline in the City limits of Atlanta and higher income on the rise. YEAR , ‘ INCOME LEVEL PERCENTAGE 1966 3,000 or less - _ 23.7% 1967 3,000 or less 20.9% 1966 10,000 or more 22.9% 1967 . . 10,000 or more 26.9% The poor families dropped 2.8% and the $10,000.00 or better in- creased 4%. The Atlanta Constitution, in discussing a similar effect in the metropolitan area says,"Last year's increase of some 13,500 in number of households here also may have influenced the unusual trends, particularly if most of them represent migrants moving into relatively well paid jobs here." We do not know what part housing plays in attracting poor people to Atlanta, but we are convinced that jobs, schools, community services, and the racial relations here, as contrasted with the rural areas, attract far more than housing. If we want to stop the poor who do’ come to Atlanta we should also stop the Forward Atlanta program, the efforts of the local business- men to find jobs for the hard-core unemployed,the Community Chest and let race relations deteriorate. In short, stop every effort of these last years that is making Atlanta great in our own eyes and across the nation. One thing we do need to do is to move on rapidly with the NASH- BANS and other urban renewal projects. The problem with this program is not that we are building too much housing (the need is there with or without clearance projects) but that we are lagging in our slum clearance efforts. We are vigorously opposed to any slowing down of this program while such places as Vine City, Lightnin’, Plunkett Town, Summerhill, Mechanicsville, and severe overcrowding even in the better areas exists. In order to help this program and,we believe, benefit the entire city, we are asking the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to take the following actions. 1. We request the Mayor to appoint either an existing committee or a new committee to assume the reponsibility for the housing program in the Board, We do not believe you are "the bad guys"--we want and need your assistance. 2 Revise the Building Code for the City of Atlanta at least to allow experimental housing to be built in the Model Cities Area. It has been made clear to us that such action is needed if Atlanta is to qualify in the Model Cities experimental hous- ing programs. 3. Revise the ordinance governing non-conforming use of land , to allow structural repairs to dwelling units. We understand that the Planning Commission has this under consideration. We urge haste in this matter to allow the enforcement of the Housing Code in areas of non-conforming use. 4. Accelerate the urban renewal program particularly in Ne NASH-BANS , Vine City area, and others outside of the Model Cities area which is moving. As long as the horrible conditions in some of these areas exists, we are asking for trouble--we are inhumane and we are “ee a great city. 5. Authorize the Atlanta Housing Authority to ask for 2,000 additional units of public housing. The present allocations are used up and developers are being turned away. As stated above, 4,640 additional units are needed to complete the program. a We recommend that a substantial part of this housing should be built by the Authority itself so that it can select sites. 6. Finally, we request that a revised District Zoning Map be adopted. This map should be based on the new land use map of the city after careful review of that map. As a part of this map, we ask that sufficient land be zoned to more than meet the requirements of this program both in low cost single faring dwellings and in multi-family units. We further suggest that the District Zoning Map be updated on a periodic basis, say every four years. The last rezoning of the City was done in 1954. As you gentlemen well know, the map is now seriously inadequate and the City is constantly being rezoned by individuals seeing changes. This method keeps the City in constant turmoil (one group has even opened a liquor store to raise money to fight rezoning.) This method undermines property values in adjacent areas and causes people to oppose all zoning because there is not certainty that changes will not continue. You gentlemen and the Planning Department should, we believe, control zoning by positive action rather than react to individual requests. Furthermore, our Workable Program requires that the Zoning Map be updated periodically. The scattering of relatively small sites throughout the City will prevent large concentrations of public housing with all its attend- ant problems. It will further allow people to live near their work. The vast pile-up of people transferring buses in the center of At- lanta is clear indication that many live miles from their jobs in the northeast and northwest. Not only would housing close to jobs aid. the employee and employer, it also would cut down appreciably on traffic. We are not proposing specific areas at this time. These should be carefully selected by the Planning Department, the Aldermen, the Housing Authority, and, we hope, the Housing Resources Committee. We assume that the total changes would be spread before the public in open hearing. We do not believe that it is feasible as has been suggested that, before any more housing is built, those sections of the city where hous- ing does not exist must be brought up to all other areas. The land at the necessary price is just not available. Furthermore, we have indications that efforts will be made to use this rezoning to "get even" with one part of the city or another. g g p y Gentlemen, we developed this program because we do acknowledge that, due to the location of open, less expensive land, the developers have 210s . sort out areas to the West, East, Southeast and Southwest. We ask this rezoning, a difficult task for you, because we believe that it is right, that it is healthy for the City, and it is a aca effort not to strain the resources of a particular area of the City. But we do not believe for a moment that we can equalize low income housing or any other city function throughout the city. This is, however a sincere effort to alleviate but not immediately cure an. “inbalance. We urge you to proceed. . ~ These, then are our requests: 1. A committee of the Aldermen concerned with housing. 2. Revised Building Code. 3. Revised Non-Conforming Use Ordinance. 4. Stepped-up urban renewal. §. 2,000 more public housing units. 6. Updated District Coning Map Pelvates areas for low income housing. Gentlemen, we are in the middle of a new revolution that makes the old industrial revolution look like a footnote in history. People, American immigrants, are moving from the rural areas into our urban centers. They come at a time when we are beset with problems. The poor and uneducated people already in our cities are ill-equipped to compete. es ee We have built a totally artificial culture. No longer can a man chop down logs and build himself a cabin. He must have the skills and knowledge to trade for this house. We created this society and it will not go away. It's like this--either we Husetoue poor or ‘we have within our midsts, if not in this generation, then certainly in the next, an alienated people ready to grasp by force what we would not provide when there was yet time. a = e < ° Ae. Vie FOX i fo CELE: " : EL peek cecil A. ie. Chairman Housing Resources Committee
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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman LEGAL Housing Resources Committee October 17, 1967 Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild, and Paschal, Architects 10th Floor Standard Federal Building hh Broad Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dr. Sanford S. Atwood, Co-Chairman Housing Resources Committee President, Emory University Atlanta, Georgia 30322 Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, Co-Chairman Housing nesources Committee President Emeritus, Morehouse College 3316 Pamlico Dr. S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30311 PANELS Mr. Charles L, Weltner, Attorney The First National Bank, Suite 293 2 Peachtree Street Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Donald Hollowell, Regional Director Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1776 Peachtree Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Honorable Luther Alverson, Judge Fulton County Superior Court 136 Pryor Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Archer D. Smith ITI, Attorney Harmon and Thackston 19h National Bank of Georgia Bldg. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Norman L. Underwood, Attorney Sanders, Hester and Holley LOO1L Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia Chairman ‘CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN ~ Dr. Edwin Harrison, President Chairman Georgia Institute of Technology 225 North Avenue, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30313 Mr. Herman Jd. Russell, Contractor 50 Fair Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30313 Mr. Moreland Smith, Director Vice-Chairman Urban Planning Project Southern Regional Council, Inc. 5 Forsyth Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georria 30303 Rev. John 4. Middleton, President Morris Brown College 673 Hunter Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 3031) Mr. Henry F. Alexander, Builder 24.39 Fernleaf Court, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30318 Mr. James Moore, President Atlanta Labor Council 15 Peachtree Street, N. E. Room 208 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 xn Ate. Felt WT as bade’ 7. BED 2, Alpheretlon, Ca» FINANCE AND NON-PROFIT FUNDS’ Dean Harding B, Young Atlante University 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 3031) VM Mr. Lee Burge, President Chairman Retail Credit Company P. O. Box 1,081 tlanta, Georvia 30302 Mrs Butler T. Henderson Morehouse College 223 Chestnut Strest, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 3031) ray INANCE AND NON-PROFIT FUNDS (continued) Mr. Mills 8. Lane, Jr., President The Citizens and Southern National Bank P, 0. Box 899 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Joseph Earle Birnie, President The National Bank of Georgia Peachtree at Five Points Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Augustus H. Sterne, President The Trust Company of Georgia 36 Edgewood Avenue, N. E. tlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Gordon Jones, President Vice-Chairman The Fulton National Bank P, 0. Box 1387 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 Mr. A. B. Padgett, Trust Officer Trust Company of Georgia P, 0. Box 18 tlanita, Georgia 30302 Ww Mr. Hamilton Douglas, Jr., Attorney National Bank of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia Rev. William Holmes Borders, Pastor Wheat Street Baptist Church 1:26 Mozley Drive, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia . Rufus Clement, President Atlanteiiversity Desessod Atlanta, Georgia Mr. John Wilson, President Horne-Wilson Company 163 Peters Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30313 Mr. Albert Love Executive Vice President The McCall Corporation P, 0. Box 1000 Doraville, Georgia 300)0 Mr. Scott Houston, Jr., Executive Director Wesley Woods Apartments ’ P, 0. Box 151,68 Atlanta, Georgia 30333 EA Page Four PUBLIC HOUSING “ ur. Edwin L. Sterne, Chairman Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta .639 Trust Company of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dr. Albert Manley, President Spelman College 350 Leonard Street, S. W. tlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Leonard Reinch, President Cox Broadcasting Company 1601 West Peachtree Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georsia “ Mr, Clarence D. Coleman, Regional Director Chairman National Urban League , 136 Marietta Street, N. We, Suite 2:2 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 WU Mr. Charles F, Palmer, President Palmer, Inc., Palmer Building hl Marietta Street Atlanta, Georgia 30303 LAND ACQUISITION Mr. Wallace L. Lee, President Atlanta Gas Light Company P, 0. Box 569 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 Mr, Clayton R. Yates, President Yates-Milton Stores 226 Auburn Avenue, WN. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 “” Mr. Jim E. Land Chief Engineer for Georgia Southern Sell Telephone & Telesranh Company 605 Peachtree Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30308 - Dr. Vivian Henderson, President Acting Chairman Clark College 21:0 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 3031) Dp. — c*, o a k. a. a ive LAND ACQUISITION (continued) Mr. J. Aw Alston, President Empire Real Estate Board Alston Realty Co. 195 A Auburn Ave. N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr, Stewart Wight Wight, Couch % Ward 15 Peachtree Bldg., Room 822 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 SOCIAL PROBLEMS v Mr. Duane Beck, Executive Director rami ty uncil of the A a Area. Ce Community Council of the Atlanta Area, In Glenn Building 1000 G& Buil g Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mrs. Sujette Crank, Social Director Neighborhood Services, E.0.A., Inc. 101i Marietta Street Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dr. Tobe Johnson Professor of Political Science Morehouse Collere 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 3031) Dean William S. Jackson : Chairman School of Social Work Atlanta University 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 3031) Mr. Erwin Stevens, Chairman Citizens Central Advisory Committee, E.0.A. 799 Parsons Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 3031) Mr. Lewis Genker, Attorney 205 Manchester, N. E. tlanta, Georgia 30309 Page Six BUSINESS PARTICIPATION Mr. Virgil Milton Chairman 3626 Tuxedo Road, N. We | Atlanta, Georgia 30305 Mr. Edward L. Simon, Auditor Vice-Chairman Atlanta Life Insurance Company 1),6 Auburn Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 ee Branch, President Rengned th n Company 3390 Peachtr Atlanta, Georgia Mr C, Arthur Jenkins arector, Industrial Relations Lockheed Company Marietta, Georgia 30060 Mr. Rolland Maxwell, President Davison's Department Stores eo Peachtree Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 wns. Bertha lero erp BRLPCCY — Atlin, Ga. 3031% lr. James L. Tormsend Townsend and Associates 101i Healey Bldg. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Dale Clark Chairman Director of Public Affairs WAGA-TV 1551 Briarcliff Road, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30306 Mr. Ray Moore News Director T {SPR mir wml 1601 West Peachtree Street, N. E. tlanta, Georia 30309 Mr, Jim Wood Vice=Cheirman News Director, WAOK 110 dgewood Avenue > N.. f. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 STAPF ROOM 120), CITY HALL Tel. 522-h)63, Ext. 30 x Maleolm D. Jones, Director Ww. We Gates, Consultant Vee Oya a yy Co en man] Secvesany 2
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  • Text: 1:43 May 6, 1968 8 (pd cree Cyr SODAS RE sey aig. Qle¢ceasr v Ch at VECTOR, S bP ok an Wasy FTPs eee 4S ES Honorable H. Ralph Taylor Assistant Secretary = ..-- irigead of 2 4 gece OF Lobe Lstiaing Department of Housing and Urban Ds velapnesies ioats and willingaess Washington, D. C. 204/10 . Dear Secretary Taylor: Magee your Your letter of April 22 informing us of the proposed low-cost housing experiment by HUD in perhaps 20 cities having Model Cities grants is most intriguing. We definitely want you to include Atlanta on your list as one of the cities willing to cooperate in the development of innovative techniques, particularly in our extensive Model Cities area, in interest of generating increased levels and reducing construction costs of dwelling units for low-income families. On May 2 our Housing Resources Committee adopted a Resolution recommending early selection and development for low-income housing, as soon as possible, of approximately a ten acre portion of the worst residential section of our Model Cities ~ area, through "advance land acquisition" procedure. We have also been approached by an Engineer, reputable local Contractor and Architect team which is anxious to obtain a site in our Model Cities area for construction of several hundred units of high density (40 units per acre) low-income housing, using a "patent applied for'' concept of precast concrete general purpose angle slabs that can be cast on-site and installed with a minimum of equipment and using primarily untrained local labor. The principal in this team, Mr. John McNamara, Engineer of Savannah, Georgia, I understand has already contacted a couple of your people in Washington about his concept - Mr. Porter Driscoll, Secretary Taylor Page Two May 6, 1968 Director, Architectural Division, FHA in HUD, and Mr. Deman, Assistant Commissioner for Technical Standards in HUD. We hope that you will keep us advised of the progress of this housing experiment and assure you of our desire to participate and willingness to cooperate in this venture, Sate mata ty E 7 ink: Sincerely yours ; a i wn # ia ose tn pes : r ‘ " Ivan Allen, Tee, F ni ae 6 . rt Mayor ‘IASrify : bean oe
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