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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 1

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  • Text: ,• ,, . ·\ ' CITY OF .AT .iJ._JE -1.~~ ,. CITY HALL October 31, 1969 ATLANTA, G A . 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR ., MAYOR CECIL A. ALE XANDER, Ch ai rman Hou sing Resources Committ ee MALCOLM D. JONES Housing Coord inator Dear Members: Executive Group, Housing Resources Committee; and Low-Income Housing Coordinating Group The November meeting of the Executive Group of the Housing Resources Committee and the Low-Income Housing Coordinating Group will be held Thursday, November 13 at 10:30 A. M., in Committee Room 2, Second Floor, City Hall. We hope that each of you will be able to attend. We are sorry that limitations of time precluded completion of the Agenda at the October 8 me e ting. Panel Chairmen w ho were not given an opportunity to submit reports a t the l a st meeting are particularly requested to submit, at the November 13 meeti ng, writt e n reports of their Panels I activiti e s and plans through 1969. Rec e nt efforts of certain members of the Georgia General Assembly for introducing l eg islation in the forthcoming session of the G e n e ral Ass e mbly, to create a Geor g ia Housing D e velopment Corporation to assist small tow ns and rural areas of th e State in obta ining suitable standa rd housing, should be of considerable interest to th e Housing R e sources Committee a nd w ill be discussed at our November 13 meeting. We would ap p reci a te sugg estions from any members of HRC or th e Coordinating Group of ite ms for inclusion on the Agenda of the monthly me e tings . A return address posta l c ard is enclosed for your convenience in informing us whe ther you plan to attend the November 13 meeting. Sincerely, Cecil A. Alexa nd e r, Chairman Housing Resources Comrnittee C A A /MDJ/ mc E n cl : R etu rn add r ess postal ca r d �
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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 3

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  • Text: TO: The Housing Resources Committee of Atlanta FROM: Sub-Committee on Public Housing During the last year the Sub-Committee on Public Housing held numberless meetings with many community leaders and visited a great many acceptable sites for projects. After days and nights of discussions and tireless blending of opinions, plans for action were unaminously agreed. rhe only logical conclusion was reached that (1) subsidized housing must be fairly distributed throughout the city and, (2) that the only politically feasible way to do this was by a "package deal" simultaneously presented to Council by the Mayor and Atlanta Housing Authority with overwhelming community support. Our full Committee, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Ma yor ' s Citizens Advisory Committee, church organizations and many others approved and endorsed such procedure. But when submitted to the Housing Authority the Authority stated it hadn't studied the plan, failed to approve or disapprov~but instea d proceeded with the single shot approach which had failed before. The r esult wa s continuing turn downs of rezoning by the Aldermanic zoning powers . . I t is the opinion of the Sub ~Committee on Public Housing t hat i t is not too late to resubmit those rejected z on i ng appl i c a tions t hr ough the "pack age plan" on a simultaneous b a sis t o mee t th e city ' s n eeds for subsid ized hous i ng an d that the Mayor , the Board of Alderman and th e Atlanta Housing Author ity shoul d proceed to do so forthwith . If the same energy, zea l and l ead er s hip of our " power structure" and c i ty offi c ia ls t h at was mobil ized to bu i ld our dazzling stadium, luxu~y apartments and magn i ficent h otel s and office buildings in our urb a n redevelopment a r eas had been applied with equal energy, zeal and lea d ership to providing subsidized housing for those who were bu l ldozed out of slums to make room for these majestic structures, the goal of public housing our Mayor publicly proc l aimed so long ago would now be nearly reached. �. -2. ; We have done wonders for the rich. Now, let us do wonders for the poor! Therefore, as Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Public Housing and on its behalf, I move that our full Committee does now reaffirm its position on "package rezoning", and calls upon its fellow organizations of the city and those responsible for its implementation to cooperate to put it into effect. Member, William Bohn December 12, 1968 ' '\ "' �
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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 8

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  • Text: I r w ISIO WHITE COLUMNS ON PEACHTREE CHANNEL 2, ATLANTA, GA. 30309 AN EDITORIAL OPINION •.• •• ••• January 2, 1969 VIEWPOINT An official expression of the editorial opinion of the management of WSB Television. "Who is my neighbor?" If you live in Atlanta, here's a modern day answer to that 2,000 year old question. These are your neighbors. Some live in these homes because they are lazy; some because they don't know any better; but most because there is simply no other place to live in this city of a million. For too long, most of us have passed by our slum neighbors on the other side of the road. But the good Samaritans are among us today, too. In 1966, Mayor Allen set a goal - almost 17,000 new housing units in the next five years. It was a modest goal actually aimed only at keeping us about even in the fight against rotte n housing. Since then, Atlanta architect Cecil Alexander has sacrificed much of his own profit-making time as a non-paid chairman of the Mayor's Housing Resources Committee. And Malcolm Jones, a retired Army Colonel, has been the full-time working head of the big housing pus h. At the · e nd of the first two years, the program is amazingly "on schedule". Except in one important area: The city is 4,000 units behind in the goal rJr public housing. Behind in the very area where the need is greatest, where this family must live --in new units that can be rented or purchase d at $30 to $50 per month. Of all the units built or started since 19 66, private enterprise has not b~en able to build anything to re nt o r sell for l ess than $60 a month. That i s not to s a y tha t priv a t e builders have not tried. They have done a fine job. But the high co st of l and and labor and zoning problems have effectively prevented the building of tr~ly low co st housing. That me ans that our gove rnme nt , which is anothe r way of say ing -you a nd I , i s appare ntly the only Samaritan who can change the life of a boy like this. COX BROADCASTING CORPORATION stations: WSB AM-FM-TV, Atlanta • • WIOD AM-FM, Miami WHIO AM-FM-TV, Dayton • WSOC AM-FM-TV, Charlotte KTVU, San Francisco-Oakland • WIIC-TV, Pittsburgh �
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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 9

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  • Text: WHITE COLUMNS ON PEACHTREE CHANNEL 2, ATLANTA, GA. 30309 AN EDITORIAL OPINION .... . .. . January 3, 1969 VIEWPOINT - An official e x pression of the editorial opinion of the management of WSB Television. American Builder Magazines' Centennial issue asked a hard question: "Who really give a damn about housing?" And answers: · "Not the cities - they're headed for a decade of failure. "Not the suburbs - they couldn't care less." "Not the rural areas - everyone's leaving them." "Not the power structure - all they do is talk, talk, talk." Then the magazine recognizes Atlanta as one of the few oasis in a desert of apathy. Because Mayor Allen, Dan Sweat, Cecil Alexander and Malcolm Jones have pushed us far ahead of other cities. But still not far enough. Even the Mayor's crash program falls short of help in the area of the greatest need: units that will rent or sell for $30 to $50 a month. So what can be done? Here is what WSB Television considers some key recommendations: The Federal Housing Act some loans for home ownerships at there's not enough money for this other housing programs. Congress the money. of 1968 allows the FHA to make one per cent interest! But project - or for many of the must see the crisis - and vote Building ·codes must be updated to allow for new, more economical assembly-line building techniques and materials. Building trade unions must stop discriminating and start.helping to train mo~e · workmen. _ Private enterprise must b~ able to build truly low cost housing at a profit. Senator Robert Kennedys suggestions for t ax benefits offer the best hope for that. (more) COX BROADCASTING CORPORATION stotion1: WSB AM-FM-TV, Atlonto • · WIOD AM-FM, Mioml e WHIO AM-FM -TV, Doyton • WSOC AM -FM-TV, Charlotte KTVU, Son Fronci1co •Ooklcnd • WIIC-TV, Pittsburgh �r What private enterprise so far has not built in Atlanta, must then be built as public housing. And some of this public housing can be built in present slum pockets even in Northside Atlanta. One of the most difficult problems in Atlanta is to find land at a reasonable price zoned for apartments. WSB Television suggests the expressways. That's right the expressways! Not on the pavement during rush hour traffic. But in the air space over the freeways! Not only is it possible to build housing over the expressways but it has been done in other cities. The land is already.owned by the government. And the government encourages use of the valuable air space for such necessary urban projects as housing. Incidentally, for rapid transit, too. Without the expressways, only 200 to 400 acres inside Atlanta are zoned for apartments. With the air space over the freeways there would be a minimum of 2,700 acres of expressway rightof-way within the city of Atlanta. Already there's plenty of parking available e very rush hour. �
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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 10

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  • Text: C HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE November 27, 1968 CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 _IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR Dear Members: Housing Resources Committee, CECIL ·A. ALEXANDER , Chairman Housing Resources Committee MALCOLM D. JONES HousingCoordin ator Low-Income Housing Coordinating Group (and Guests) The Annual Meeting of the Housing Resources Committee and theLowIncome Housing Coordinating Group will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 12 in Committee Room 2, Second Floor, City Hall. This the second Annual Meeting of the Housing Resources Committee and will include the full membership of the Committee. Mayor Allen is scheduled to address the Committee on this occassion. We a r t: revising the Status Report of the Low and Medium Income Housing Program to show results during the first two years of the Program, which ended November 15. We feel that you will be pleased with the overall accomplishments. - Also, we are prepa ring for you a slide presentation showing currently exist ing slum conditions in the City, which we are trying to eliminate and_ typ i c a l illust r ations of low and medium income housing developments which we are pr omoting a s replacement housing. In addition, we propose to have for your review an Annua l .Report showing I - Our accomplis hments to date; II - Implications and anticipated ef f e c t s of the Housing Act of 1968, as it relates to the future of our Low-inc ome Hous i ng Progran loc a lly; I I I - Unfinishe d Business; and IV Future Direct i on for t he a ctivities o f ou r Commi t tee. _We ask that t he Chairma n or Act ing Chairma n of e a c h of the panels of the Committee prepare and s end to Ma l c olm Jo nes, Room 1204 , City Ha ll by De cember 4, a b ri e f re port ( not exceeding 1 - 2 pa ges ) of your panel's activities during 1968 and any sugges t i ons f or f uture ac t i on , for s ummarizit in the Annual Report. We anticipate a good t urn out at t he meeting on December 12 and hope that you will be able to attend. Sincerely, -t<13:18, 29 December 2017 (EST)~ Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman CAA/me �
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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 40

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  • Text: 1968 0V A 130 Hort aoci tlon t 0606 11 · Btr Chic go, Illino your Ton OU dev C . fi • 1c I w 1d 1 to l �Bo b ·~ 14• 1 8 ge a co~por: tion, long t . ·rt ia , prov t:lcl /i -· A l l' �
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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 5

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  • Text: "Covers Dixie Like the Dew" Since 1883 Jack Tarver, President ·· EDITORIALS 2-A · low-Cost Housing Gap THE HOUSING Resources Committee heard Thursday that Mayor Ivan Allen's fiveyear, lo,v-cost housing goal of 16,800 replace. ment units by 1971 was . sure of being met. This is encouraging. · But the goal, unfortunately, falls far be-- low the mammoth commitment needed if city leaders are determined to wipe out the terrible slum conditions that breed violence and · volatile r esentment. Noting this, the HRC voted unanimously at its second annual meeting to endorse and push for appr oval of the zoning "package plan" designed to pave the way for low-cost . housing throughout all sections of the city . simultaneously. Is this too much to expect? The answer appar ently has been yesjudging by the silent reception the plan h_as r eceived from the alderm anic Pl anning and · Development Committee and the Zoning Committee since it was r eceived for study last August. Both comm Htces were to seek inform ation from the Planni ng Depar tment. Now, more than four months later , Pl an ning Department Director Colli er Gl adin has r epor ted no substantial progress has been mad e to implement the package plan. HRC Cha irman Cecil Alexander put the · need for the package plan in proper perspec- · . tive las t August. " It's like this, " he told the a ldermen, '.'eithe r we house the poor or we have within ou r midst, if not in this · generation, then cer tainly in the nex t, an alien ated · people r eady to gras p by fo rce what -we would . not pro·vide when there was ye t time. " The true indication of the meager success In providi ng adequate low-cost housing units so far in Atlanta comes from a statement r ele·a sed by the Atlanta Housing Authority Wednesday. F or the first time in Atlanta urban renewal histor=y, said the AHA, housing construction in 1968 exceeded the number of uni ts de molished. In other words , AtlcJ nta has virtually been staniling still, if not going backwards , in at-· tacking its low-cost problem in r ecent years. Therefore, it is not surprising to count the number of r esponsible community orga nizations supporting the package plan. They include the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Community Council of the Atla nta Area Inc., Central Atlanta Progress Inc. , the Wori1en's C_hambe~ of Commerce, the League of Jack Spalding, Editor o DECEMBER 14, 1968 Women Voters, the Christian Council of--Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc., and the Metropolitan Atlanta Conference on Housing. It is time that the conscience of the community be heard . �
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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 13

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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES COMM ITTEE November 15, 1968 SUMMARY OF PUBLIC HOUSING IN ATLANTA Existing Units in operation - filled. ,874 1140 (650) (140) (350) 4200 (1372 ) (730) (1313) (785) 3 00 5,640 5 ,64 0 (1,026) 2,000 16,514 Units in Development stage, as follows: Units under construction off McDaniel St., in Rawson-Washington UoR. Project (Scheduled for completion i n '68) (2 48 ) Spring'68 - 310 of these uni t s completed 7-25-68; remaineder completed 11-10-68. Units under construction in Perry Homes Ex tension - South of Procter Creek . (7 8 ) 3 Bedroom Bids opened Ma rch 7, 19670 Permit issued May '67. Construction behind sc h edu l e. ( 46 ) 4 Bedroom 85%.completed 11-10-680 Est imated comple tion date Febo 1 , 1 969 . (16) 5 Bedroom Units planned for Thomasville U.R. (16 Elderly) ( 40 ) 1 Bedroom (120) 2 Bedroom ( 80 ) 3 Bedroom (80) 4 Bedroom (30) 5 Bedroom Projec t Bids o p ened May 15, 19680 Cont ract s igned July 1, 19680 Ground brO.t{(m July 17 , 1968. Will t ry to have par t delivered before final schedul(id completion date Jan 1970. Units reserved ( All ocati ons made by HUD to date; Hollywood Rd., 202; Bankhead Hwy., 5 00; Gilbert Rd ., 22 0; and Honor Farm #1 , 4 50) (73 0 unit8 of this reservation are approved for use in the leasing programo) ( 1,313 un its of th is reservation are tentatively committed; Ea st Lake # 2, 800; Jonesboro Rd., 160; Bedf ord- Pine U.R. area, 353.) ( 78 5) unit s of this reservation are tentatively proposed f or commi tment t o projec ts in plann ing. Uni ts a lloc at ed for leasing program (Leas ed units c an only be utilized for P . H. occ upanc y as they become vacant.) Total under Devel opment and In Planning Units under lease (9 locations); 800 o f these ~re occ upied or available for occ upancy a s Publ i c Housin1t. On September 18,1968 , Bd. o f Ald o approved Resolution autho rizing H. A. t o reques t alloc ati on from HAA of 2,000 additi o nal units o f Public Housing . Request is being prepared by H. A. Total Public Housing Potential Figures in ( ) in this colum are included in figure above n ot in ( ). Encl . #1 �
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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 26

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  • Text: GEORGIA fNST!TUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ATLANTA . GEORGIA 30332 CFflCE OF TH l'.'. Pill!S!Of:!'IT December 3, 1968 F.epm:....,c 0.-1 the Activities and Plans of the Construction and D;sign Panel cf the Housing Resources Committee of the City of Atlanta. L The Construction and Design Panel made preliminary evaluations of new building t2chniques by private entrepreneurs with resulting suggestiqns to E:7.?.conrage development of these techniques. ·2~ Ths Panel cc:;:iducted a meeting with representatives of the Model Cities · :C'rogram and other interested civic groups for the purpose of discussing the relation of existing codes with the housing goals of the City of Atlanta. An · offer of assistance was made to the Model CJ.ties Program. !::..-. Wayne Moore, of the Metropolitan Planning Cormnission, also offered the a::3sis"i:ance of his office, 3. The Panel is supporting the efforts of the Georgia Institute of Technology to establish a Housing Resources Center, which will collaborate . with private enterprises and with the Urban Life Center of Georgia State College in- seeking solutions to many housing problems. 4. . . The Panel believes that its objectives as stated in its annual report for 1967 are still valid. REW:sa Encl: la �
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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 27

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  • Text: GREATER ATLANTA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION .· A charter has been ootainedf~r a non-profit corporation to be known as Greater Atlanta Housing Development Corporation. Office space has been secured adjacent to Central Atlanta . Progress, Inc. at 2742 First National Bank Building, for secretarial convenience, and a full-time Executive Secretary, Mr. Robert C. Watkins, · was retained effective July 22, 1968. The purpose of the Corporation is to promote more adequate housing for families with low to moderate incomes through the _following_ activities: -- 1. Technical assistance for multi-family housing sponsors,. _ especially non-profit sponsors. a . . Advising prospective sponsors in site selection, zoning, FHA, HUD, loan matters and problems. b. Collating information accumulated from research of city and federal agencies. 2. Provide seed money loans: a. ·'lro secure land ootion·s b. c. Pay preliminary architect fees Attorney fees Title surveys Other initial costs until loan closing d. e. 3. · Rehabilitation of deteriorating and substandard housing and establishment of a program for sale of single-fami~y dwellings to occupant_ owners. 4. Promote interested parties to help in solution of housing problems .. Operating funds of $22,200 have been· provided thus far through a grant of $10,000 from the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and $12, _200 f rom interested corporations. Plans are undtr way for providing more · substantial funds for seed money loans and other purposes. Selec t ion of the Board of Trustees and election of officers will nrobably be comple t ed sometime in December, 1968, so that the pro;:7; 1~2.m t he Cor poration will become f ully operative in 1969. of A report of t he ac tivities of the · Executive Di r ector in 1968 is attacher.lo ! Encl i lb W. Le e Bur ge , Chai rman . Fi na nc e and Non- Profit Funds Panel Housing Re s ources Corruni ttee �
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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 29

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  • Text: Report of Legal Panel Decemb er 9 ~ 1968 . I I In brief$ the ach i evements and act i vities of the Legal Panel in tbe year-to date have been as follows~ (1) Advocacy, drafting and passage by the Atlanta School Board of a local constitutional amendment to allow the City of Atlanta, through its local School Board, to lea se school buildings for a term longer than that of the Ci t y Councilo The research on this project was done by Freeman Hutton and the Chairman of this Committee, and was presented by the Chairman to the School Board on June 28, 19680 The 3chool Board passed the concept of leasing school buildings from private developer s for a long-term in principal, and directed Mr~ Ao C. Latimer" the schocl board attorney~ in conjunction with the Legal Panel draft the specific local constitutional -amendmento to The a dvantage of this local constitutional amendment would be that school facilities could be provided in a low-cost housing project in the form of xental payments over a term of years, thus alleviating the need of the School Board to construct a school facility at high initial costs, and thus providing the project with necessary community fa c i lit ies o The most oft-used ex cuse in opposition to zoning proper ty f or low- cost housing is that no school f acilities would be available; a n obj e ction which would b e come moot after passage of the constitutional amendment, in that the School Board would lease with little diminution in its bonds' credito Upon completion of the d rafting, t he amendment will then be submitted to the School Board sometime in early 1969, for formal approval so that it can be rea died for the 1970 Legislature and subsequent referendumo As a practical matter, the leas ing arrangements in Urban areas will probably be required to contain an option to purchase vested i n the School Board in that City credit against Federal Funds could only b e al lowed in structures which were a public facility; ac cording to Mr Neil Zi ttrauer, o f the Depar tment of Housing and Urban Development, Re newal Assis t a nce Admini~trationo 0 (2) The Legal Panel, through its Chairman, drafted the Package Zoning Proposal, presented to the Board of Aldermen on August 2, 1968, and assisted in the publ icity surr ounding the presentation of said p r oposa l on August 2, 19680 (3 ) The Legal Pa nel, throu gh its Cha i rman, serv e d on an Ad Hoc Committee , r eview ing t he tota l purposes of t he Committ ee o This Ad Hoc Committee rev i e wed a report of Colonel Jones , dated Febr uary 7, 1968, and made its c omments to the full Housing Resources Committee o (4) Mr o Freema n Hu t t on del i vered a report on the Hous i ng and Urban Development Act of 1 9 68 0 At t he conclusion of the report, Mro Hutton was charged with the res ponsibility of working with Mr o Bill Gates to compile a detailed analysis of the Act and its affect Encl: le �2 on Housing Resources Committee activities. The Legal Panel is presently working on Housing Code enforcement, inability of certain slum dwellers to obtain building permits in nonconforming areas of the City, as well as its continued analysis of the Ho~sing and Urban Development Act of 1968, and continued participation tn tb,e .School Board amendment involving leasing. Archer D. Smith, III Chairman, Legal Panel �
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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 34

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  • Text: Page 1 117 - Code Enforcement Grants may helpf pay for concentrated code enforcement administration, etc. and for the provision and repair of necessary streets, sidewalks, street lighting, etc. Area must be built up, predominately residential and with code violations in 20% of the buildings. .. Grants and Loans may be made through LPA's or private non-profit agencies as designated by the LPAo �Page 2 115 - Rehabilitation G~ants Up to $3,000 to low-income owner occupants. For repair and improvement of owner-occupied homes to bring them up to housing code standards. . May not exceed actual cost of repairs and improvements if home owners income is $3,000 or less or --Jf annual income - is over -$3,000, and cost of repairs and improvements cannot be financed under 312 that can be amortized so that entire housing expense does not exceed 25% of his income. 115 grants and 312 loans may be handled through local Urban Renewal agencies or thru a private non-profit group designated as tin agency. (p. 24; also seep. 49, Urban Coalition SummaryJ Only available in Urban Renewal, Code Enforcement, Neighborhood Development Program, Certified and Fair Act areas. �Page 3 312 - Direct Rehabilitation Loans 3% direct loans. Applicable to low and moderate income owners of residential and business property: In U.R., Code Enforcement, NDP and Certified areaso May be used also to bring structures up to Code or Urban Renewal ---Xequirements. 115' grants and 312 loans may be handled through local Urban Renewal Agencies or through a private non-profit group designated I as an agency (Po 24 Urban Coalition Summary). Only available in approved Urban Renewal, Code Enforcement, Neighborhood Development Program, Certified and Fair Act areas. Workable Program is required. �Page 4 235 - Home Ownership and Cooperative Housing Program Assists in constructiori and rehabilitation of sales or cooperative housing (single or multi-family)~ Assistance similar to 236. Can lower interest rate to buyer as low as 1%. Open to private developers who are not limited profit sponsors (unlike 236, RS, 221 .d (3), ~21 (h)). Mortgage nearly 100%. $200 down payment (may be used against closing cost). Buyer must pay 20% of his incomeo Upper income b~ackets same as 236. (Generly will benefit people of higher income than 236, because higher credit rating required of purchasers than renters.) May insure risky 236 projects? No Workable Program required. �Page 5 . .236 - Rental and Cooperative Housing Program Similar in purpose to 221 d (3) and may suppl ant it 0 Rental or cooperative, limited profit and non-profit. Sponsor may get FHA insured mortgage financing as low as 1% interest, but not below 1%. - 40 .year mortgage. Tenants required to pay 25% of family income. Upper limits of elligible tenants not as high as 221 d (3) (Lower income families given preferance) • .-Assistance is much less than principal and interest cost of Public Housing. In between Public Housing and 221 d (3). · Rental payments adjusted periodically (Tenants may continue to live in project, paying full rent). Tenants may purchase units under Section 235. No . Workable Program required. No local approval required. �Page 6 237 - Home Ownership for Previously Bad Risks �Page 7 207 - Low-income Housing Demonstration Program Prohibits high-rise elevator projects for families with cbildreno Grants and Loans to public or private non-profit organizations to develop and demonstrate new or improved means of providing housing for low-income familieso �Page 8 Neighborhood Development Program Planned and carried out on basis of yearly increments. - 11ay cover act~vities in several contig uous or non-contig uous areas. May reserve funds estimated to be needed for succeeding · year. - - - - .Broad- plan -spec-ifying .major.-1.and ._use~ density and public facilities proposed. Rehabilitation activites could proceed along with public - - ··- - -improvements; - vri. tb--detanea -· plann"ing- arid scheduling of subsequent activites proceeding simultaneotisly with actual development in the area. Workable Program is requiredo �Page 9 Low Rent Public Housing Atlanta 3 1 200-5,200 Programs: I. May buy existing housing. 2. May buy new housing (Turnkey). 3. May lease new or existing housing. -4-~ - - .. - . ··- May combine with Private Developer Non-profit, Cooperative, limited profit or profit. 5. May sell Public Housing units to tenants in Public Housing Projects, purchased for lease or leased units? 6. May build Public Housing projects. _ _Workable Program required except lease program (Leasing Program requires approval of local governing body of the community.) �·--- Page 10 Rent Supplement May rent new or rehabilitated uni t s . 40 year supplement to Sponsor (FHA commitment)o Built under 221 d (3) - Market interest rate . Small Portion Below Market interest rate Small portion for 202 Elderly Rent Supplement is difference between actual rent and 25% of I ---tenants -income. I Cannot be more than 70% of actual rent. Can remain, if pays rent (25% of income.)i I Workable Program is required, or local official approval by community in which project is locatedo ---·· - - �Page 11 221 d (3) - Below Market Interest Rate Rental and Cooperative Housing Construction and rehabllitation of moderate income hous i ng . Rental -or cooperative. Limited Profit - Developer permitted to earn 6% return on equity. May increase to 12% after taxes. Non-Profit - Builder - Seller. Private developer may ____build.,...ancL selL to _non-pro_f_i _ts_ or __coop_era tives. 40 year mortgage. 3% interest. ·--~Assistance amounts to -about 4%. Upper limits tied by formula to Public Housing limits. Generally first rental limited to $5,000 - small families $9,500 - large families Can be sold to elligible tenants under Section 235. �- -- . -- __ .J _ _ _ Page 12 221 (h) and 235 (j) - Rehabilitation for Sales Program 3% interest (financed .same way as 221 d (3) non-profit) • . ·· - 235 (j) converts 221 (h) to new assistance methodo Interest may be as low as 1%o Main difference is income limits and method of financing. · Mortgage assistance is difference between 20% of home ownership's - -- --- -i-ncome and- mortgage - payments _ (including .pr-incipal ,- interest, taxes and insurance), but not below 1% interest. Under 235 (j) existing houses not needing rehabilitation may ---"b·e - purcbased' by -"tlle nori-prcffi t · and resold. Must be viable neighborhoods (both programs). No Workable Program required. �Page 13 202 - Senior Citizens Housing _Program 3% interest. 100% loans. 50 year terms. Individuals or heads of households 62 years or over are elligibleo For people whose incomes are too high for Public Housing and too low for private housing market. Nonprofits or cooperatives may sponsor. Constructed or rehabilitated. Som~ Rent Supplement available. �- - - -- - - Page 14 204 - Grants to Housing Authorities to Improve Services to Tenants �Othe r Page 15 Seed Money Loans Provides for 80% interest free loans to nonprofits and cooperativ~s for seed money Normally repaid when project is permanently financed. Remainder may be cancelledo National Homeowners Foundation:-; May make grants and loans to public e nd private organizationso National - Housing -Partnerships Partnership may provide up to 25% of the initial equity investment. Objective. Opens up the ppssibility of locally organized broadly based profit motivated development groups receiving technical assistance and financial investment from this source. Model Cites Workable Progr am not required. Urban Renewal Demoli t ion Gran ts Hist or ic Prese••ation New Communities �
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  • Text: ,- ' ., l 'l:t li1\ LL 68 Nitch ~l l Strcec SW Atl.::i.nto.) Georg i~ 30303 Telephone 522 - 4463 Ex~cutivc D0oartm~nt lvJn Alle :i, J r ., }l.::i.yor S;:1.m V. H.::..ssell, Jr . , Vi .... e }l.:lyor ::-.nd Presi<.knl: of l\o.::.. rd of Alue,:.::rr.e:n Colonel Ma lcolm D. Jones, Rous i ng Coordinator Do.n E. Swco.t, 3r., Director of Gove:.:-r.ment.::i.l Li.:::.ison Deo a rtm2n t of Build i ngs W. F. Wofford, Bu i ldi~g Of f icial E. F. Wise, Chiei Ele ctrical Inspector H. Goodwin, Assis t a nt Chief Ele ctrical Inspcc ~or Wy lie W. Mit chell, Chi ef Plumbing Inspector w. Departnen t of Pl ann ing Collie r B. Gladin, Planning Direc ·c 0r Citv Ha ll Re porters (Press Room , City Hall) Alexander Cof fin, The Atlanta Constitution Raleigh Bryans , The Atlanta Journa l Housing Res ources Cor.uo itt ee Ce cil A. Al exander, Cha i rman 44 Broad Street KW, Atlanta, Georg ia 30303 Tel: 688 - 3313 Col. Malcolm D. Jones (also shown u-ider Exe.cutive Departme.nt) Alderr:ien Rodney~- Cook (Chai r r:tan , ?l2nning & Develop~e~t Com:nitte e) 34 - lOtQ Street ~E , Atlanta , Georgia 30309 Tel: 89 2- 1561 George Cots akis (Chair~an, 3uilding Commi t tee) 150 Ottley Drive, Atlant a , Georgia 30324 Tel : 874 - 4768 E. Greg ory Grig 6 s (Me.mber , Model Cities Executive Board) 2710 Apple Vu.lley Road NE , Atlanta, Georgia 30319 Tel: 233 - 4162 G. Everett Xi l lic an (Vice Chairman ) Model Cities Executive Boarc) ,, r i ~-v ,~i: cih ' Ci ·v of Atl.:1nt.:l Suite S:..: ' - 1'.l,:...· ·c 1;,i:i_ l .ing a\ ·1.111 ·a, ~~or:;L, 303 03 Tcl •pho~~ = 523 - -024 X. Il . S.:1tt: ~r iicl~, Executive Director Les ter H. Pcrscl ls, Associa e Sx~cu~ive Dir ec t .. : Gilbert I' . :Joggs , Director 0 £ lousing howar Opcnsh=w , Dirccto _ o f ~edcvc lop~cnL ~dwi:1 L . S~e:::: e, Ch:.:.ir;,,."J.n o _;: t:' e Bo.:1r · , Hous i ng Authority o f the Ci t y of At l ant a , 639 Tru st Co" pany oi Georgia Buil ing, At l.'.'.~~a , Georg i a 30203 Tel : 525-5591 J. B. :S l::1.y1:o·:1 , Sr . (:::-Ie.1be r of Eo;:ird, Housin2; Aud10rity of t h e City of Atlanta 205 Auburn Av2nue 1t , At l ant;:i , Georgia 303 03 Te l: 523-8282 George 1v . !Zc:mcdy, Chairn:an P . O. Box 4655, At l anta , Georgi a 30302 Te l : 588 -7 231 Denver D. Gray , Vice C~a irman 722 Pe;:icntrce Center Buil d i ng , Atlanta , Ge org i a 30303 Te l: 521-1805 Fulton Coux~y Co,Tz.1i ssi o:-,e rs 165 Ce:-,t:i:".'.'. l Aver..u e SW Atlant&, Georgia 30303 Telep· .or.a : 572 - 2791 Cha-.: - l i e Brow::, Ch&i r;nan james H. Aldredge Walter M. ~i~chell Trust Como~nv o f Geor~ia J ames L. Mcyerholt:z , Vic e President 36 Pryor Street NW , Atlanta , Ge org i a 30303 Tel : 588 -7 841 Federal !ousin~ Adninistration 300 Peac~t: ree Cent:er BJilding 230 Pe.:1c:1tree S t :reet NW Atlanta , Georg ia 303 03 Carys . Hoo~s, St.:1 te Director William A. H.:irt-:r,a ..:, D2put:y Director Ralph L . Joh~scon , Chief Underwriter �
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  • Text: November 18, 1968 Mr . David Thaler Managing Editor AMERICAN BUILDER 30 Church Street New York~ New York Dear D a ve: Thank very mu.ch for the copy of the centennial is sue. You hav done an outstanding job and 1 am sur this is a tremdndous contribution to the entire low-income housing situation in Am rica. Thanks again for the kind comments about Atl nt . Sincer ly yours, Dan Sw DS:fy / t �
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  • Text: .HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE Minutes December 12, 1S68 The Second Annual Meeting of the Housing Resources Committee was held on Thursday, December 12, 1963, in Committee Room 2, Second Floor, City Hall to review and discuss the work of the Committee in the low-income housing program during the past two years. November 15 marked the completion of the second year since the Mayor established the Housing Resources Committee on November 15, 1966, in his Conference on Housing. Copies of invitation~l notice, list of those invited, with attendance indicated, and other related documents are attached to the file copy of these minutes only. Chairman Alexander opened the meeting at 10:30 a.m. and called on Alderman .Cotsakis for a statement which he had asked to make. Mr. Cotsakis commented on revision of the Building Codes for the City of Atlanta, particulnrly to allow experimental housing to be built in the Model Cities area. He said that if any one had any chnges of the Building Codes which they desired be made, that they should bring proposals for specific changes to the attention of the Building Committee. Mr. Alexander then called on M~lcolm Jones to eemment ~n the accomplishments of the Housing Resources Committee. Mr . Jones said that November 15, 1968, marked the completion ef the first two years' activity of tbe Housing Resources Committee in its effort to promote and accelerate the Low•income Housing Progrem in Atlanta, for which the goal was 16 1 800 low and medium in~ome housing units during a five year period (1967-71), announced by the Mayor in his Housing Conference establishing the HRC on November 15, 1966 . He then stated that tho fiYe. yoar goal is now in the pipeline and that the current status of the low and medium income housing pPogram shows: Completed Under Construction In Pl~nning Xn Sight 3 1 217 units 6 ,278 units 7.337 units lt',832 units Total This slightly exceeds (by 32 units) the 5 year goal of 16,800 units and is only 305 units sho~ in the first two categories, of the aoticipated need fer g,800 units during the first two years of the program~ �PQge 2 He also stated that the Housing Resources Committee has accomplished: 1. Promotion of low and medium income housing and coordination of efforts in this field. 2. Establishment of the Greater Atlanta Housing Development Corporation to assist local nonprofit housing corporations. 3. Acceptance by the Federa l Government of use of prefabricated relocate~ble units as temporary reloca tion housing. 4. Ex pansion of the ba s e f or Fed e ral Grants and direct Loans, now a uthorized in the 19168 Iiousing Act. 5. Ur ged early adop tion by the City o f miniature Urban Re newal projects, to clear s l ums, under the new l y adopted Ne i ghborhood Development Program a uthor i zed by the 196 8 Housing Act. 6. Urged revision of previous conventional planning concepts i n an effort t o ge t certain areas rezoned to permit improvement of such areas for resid0ntia l us e. 7. Ur ged the d is pe r sa l o f f u t ure Public Hous i ng i n sma ll developments on sca t ter ed sites. 8. Cr e ation o f interest i n the l ow- i ncome housing program b y nonpro fi t orga niza t i ons a nd f ormat i on o f several such orga nizations . 9. Served as~ c atal yst i n neighborhood i nt e res t f or improv ement o f Vine City t hr o ugh Urban Re ne wal . 10 . Proposed and obtai ned concurrence o f the Board o f Educ at ion t o dr aft legisl a tion t o au t horize dev e l opers to build schoo ls s imu lta neous with deve l opment o f hous i ng projects , except i n Ur ban Renewal a r eas. 11. Participate d in Atla nt a Conference on Eq ual Opportun ity i n Hous ing . 12. Worked with Model Cities ' o t aff i n establ i sh i ng its reh2bilitatio n program and in si t e selection for experime ntal housing . 13. ~ointed out to Ci ty of f i c i als the necessity for the principle th~t site selection for low-income housing should include a planning function and responsibility. f �Page 3 Mr. Jones then stated the six requests which were made to the Pla nning and Deve l opment Committee and the Zoning Committee in Specia l Mee ti ng on August 2 , 1968: 1. Asked the Mayor to designate either an existing committee or a ppoint a new commi tt ee of the Board o f Ald ermen to assume a responsibility in the field o f low-income housing. 2. Revis i on o f the Bu"lding Codes for the City of Atlanta, p articularly t o allow experimental housing to be bu ilt i n the Model Cities area. 3. Revision of the Ordinance governing non-conforming_ use o f land t o all ow structural changes in improving dwel l ine units t o meet requirements of the Houshg Code. 4. Acce l erate the urban renewa l pr ogram p articularly in the Na sh-Ba ns, Vine City , and o t her ar eas outs i de the Mode l Cities area . 5. Authorize the Atlanta Housing Authority to request 2 , 00D additio nal units o f public housing. 6. Ad o pti o n o f a revised district zoning map based on the new Land Us e map t o inc lude adequate areas f or low- inc ome housing. Mr . J o nes then p o inted out results to date of the above indicated requests . Mr . Al exander then called on Mr. w. w. Gates , CoMultant to the Comm i ttee , to d i scuss the Imp lications o f the 1 9 68 Housing Act . . Mr . Gat es opened by st a ting tha t t he Nationa l Housing Ac t was passed b y Cong ress o n Augus t 1 , 1958 , that the l egislat i on provides t he toolsjiincentives and success in meeting the nation~! ob j ec t ive wi ll l arge de p e nd on: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Sponsor inte rest Av a i la b i l i t y of land at a reasonabl e price The mortgage mone y marte t Mun icipal c ooperati o n Fundine b y t he Congress in 1969 Bu i ldi n g c o d e a nd zoning rest rictions Mr . Gates then d iscus sed four sections o f the Act: Section 238 , Section 237 , Secti o n 23 6 and Section 235 . Fund / t Section 230 : Establishe s a new Spe cial Risk Insurance which permits the Federal Housing Administration to assume �Page 4 higher mortgage insurance risks in connection with both location and credit charachteristics that were unacceptable under the mutual mortgage insurance fund. Section 237: Provides, on an experimental basis, FHA mortgage insurance to finance home ownership for low income families who wou ld not qualify under normal credit standards. Section 23 6 : The tenant under t his program will pay 25% of his famil:; s income and HUD will pay the difference between the amount collected and the amount of the rent. Limited to families whose incomes are not in excess of 135% of initial admission levels of public housing. Section 2 35: This sec tion places heavy emphasis on home ownership and provides that if the purchaser of a new home or a living unit in a condomimium will pay at least 20% of the family's income and HUD will pay the balance of the monthly mortgage payments. Mr. Gates closed his discussion by stating that "The impact of this bill on housing should be tremendous. The tools are avai lable as never before." Mr. Alexander then discussed Future Direction of the Committee . He said that the Committee requests that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen give consideration t o these proposals and advise us a ccord ingly in a revised statement of mission f or the Committee; 1. All b od ies concerned with housing review the present and continuing need for low income housing. 2. Eliminate existing slums and provide housing as needed in the area for t hose who wish to remain there • .3 . Place housing near jobs and public facilities in the City of Atla nta and throughout the metropolitan a r ea . 4. Continue efforts to pr omote innovative l ow- inc ome housing c o nstruction in Atlant a . 5. Continue to aid efforts to eliminate s ocial problems connected with hous i ng . 6. Further involve the business community in the housing program . 7. Assist nonprofit groups and developers in their efforts to obtain land and construct housing. �Page 5 u. Cl Pr omo te and explain the new general housing act and the fair housing act . 9. Cons ider national and local legislati on use full to the h o using program . 10 . Assist in the st~bilization o f existing neighb or h ood s and encourage the c o nstruct i on of middle and u pper . inc ome residential devel o pments in the City of Atl anta. 11. Attempt t o inv o lve pers ons in the s lums in the business s ide o f demolition, r ehabilitati on or erecting new units . 12. Co ntinue eff o rts to se ll the need f or l ow-income housing t o the p e o ple of metr opolitan Atlant2 . Mr . Alexand er then discussed Unfinished 3 usiness. S ome o f the phases of the initial pr o gram which are not finished are: / 1. Completion of p ro ject s n o w in pl anning. 2. Legislati o n ' pendin~ that will allow the ci ty to lease schoo ls to b e built by devel o p ers simultaneously with housing pr o j ec t s, except in u rban renewal areas . 3. I nvestigati o n of pr oblem~ relating to code restrictions o f innovative building . 4. Activati on of Board for the Greater Atlanta Housing Deve l o pment Cor p oration. 5. Obtaining of ad ditiona l sites in areas where low-income hou sing is needed . Mr. Alexander made a closing statemen t thanking the staff, members of the committee , Federa l Agencies, Atlan ta Ho using Autho rity, P lanning Department , Buildi ng Department , Public Works Department , memb0rs o f the Board o f Aldermen, Mayor Allen and the me mbers of the Press, Radi o and TV Organi z~tions for their cooperation and assistance . Mr . Al exander then called o n Mr. Charles F. Palme r, member of the Public :-lousing Panel of the Committee, to discus s a Resolu tio n the Panel had prepared. Mr. Palmer stated that the only l ogica l conclusion reached is that (1) subsidized housing must be fairly distriduted throughout the city and, ( 2 ) that the only polit ic ally feasible way to do this is by a "pac k age deal " simu l taneously presented to Council by the Mayor and Atlanta Housing Authority with �Page 6 overwhelming community support. He stated that the opion of the sub-committee is that it is not too late to resubmit those rejected zoning applications through the "package plan" on a simultaneous basis to meet the city's needs for subsidized housing and that the Mayor, the Board of Aldermen and the Atlanta Housing Authority should proceed to do so forthwith. · Mr. Palmer then stated that if the same energy, zeal and leadership of our "power structure 11 and city officials that was mobilized to build our dazzling stadium, luxury apartments and magnificent hotels and office buildings in our urban redevelopment areas had been applied to providing subsidized housing for those who were bulldozed out of slums to ma ke room for these m~jestic structures, the goal of public housing which our Mayor proclaimed so long ago would now be nearly reached. Then, as spokesman for the Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Public Housing and on the sub-committee's behalf, moved that our full Committee does now reaffirm its position on "package rezon i ng", and calls upon its fellow organizations of the City and those responsible f~r its implementation to cooperate to put it into effect. The Resolution was duel seconded and the Chairman called f or discussion. Mr. Al exa nder then suggested that sinc e this was included in the requests made on hugusut 2, 1 968, to the Zoning Committee and the Planning and Development Committee of the Board of Aldermen and ha d been re f erred to the Planning Department, the Committee should first address the Planning Department as to current status of t he proposal. Mr. Palme r de cl i ne d the suggestion and as ked f or a f orma l vot e on the mot ion to a dopt the Resolution. I t was adopted una nimoualy. Mr . Alexander t hen showed the Commi ttee s lides tha t wer e t aken of the slums as they exist t od ay in certa in areas o f t he City , particularly Lightening , and as a contrast the new low-income replacement housing devel opment s such as : V!hea t St reet Gardens, College Plaza, Allen Te mple , Mc Daniel Street apar t ments for the Elderly , Hollywood Road Pro jGct , Bankhead Highwa y, Friedship Gardens , Thom~sville U.R . Projec t and the London Towne Houses. Mr. William Howland then comment0d on the f ive houses in Linwood Park which have been rehabilitPtod by CACUR under the 221 (h) program. The Chairmon then cnlled on Mr. Dan Sweat, Director of Governmental Li~ison, for comments. �Page 7 Mr. Sweat stated tha t the statis t ics released by Col. J ones and the Committee were impress i v e a nd that the influence of the Committee's success was not confined to Atlanta's hous i ng program alone but has also been felt at the na tiona l l evel and that housing experts from over the country have commented on the Atlanta approach and on the exce l lent program of the Housing Resources Committee. He stated that h i o f c olinc is that the story behind the statistics is where the real meaning of this Committee and the Housing Program is to be found. Be said that the work of the Committee has made 211 the city aware o f the desperate need for decent housing for the less fortunate, l ess affluent citizens of Atlanta; that it has helped bridge the gap of credit~bility bot¼cen the City - the institution - the power structure and a very large and importa nt segraent of our comr:mni t y, and most important , this· program started the City out on a new directi on so long needed. He stated that the Aldermen understood this need when they refused to p ass Urban Renewal Survey and Plannixg applications until the housing relocation needs were met. The Mayo r realized the need when he cal led the Hous i ng Conference and established this commit tee and it was obvious that the private business leadership recogn i zed i t when , the members of the Rousing Resources Committee, responded as has been done. V ., Mr . Sweat then po inted out that the resultant changes are re fle cted in a report given by Howard Openshaw, Director of Redevelopment of the Hous ing huthority, at the last CACUR meeting. Mr . Openshaw pointed out that o f the 10 1 033 units begun i n urban renewal pro jec ts i n 1968, 884 units have been completed which is 21 times t he nu~bcr of housing completed the previous year in urban renewal 2reas. During the sane period, o nly 484 units were demolished in urban renewal areas . So , for the first .time in the histo~y of Atlanta 's urban renewa l program , mo re bousing units were completed in urba n renewal areas than were .demolished. Mr . Sweat concluded by saying , "We have finally turned the corner in our urban redevelopment program and are headed in a new direction so long s ought. " Mr. Archer D. Smith , X](X , Chairman of th0 Legal Panel , made a warning statement that we·are deluding ourselves if we take the figur~s presented and quit working ; that we have got to be realistic and get behind the package zoning plan . Upon inquiry from the Chairman, Mr. Jones confirmed that sites for all of the 7,337 units shown as In Planning, have not yet been rezom~d. �Page 8 In reference t o the figures pert~ining to Public Housing, contained in the Summary of Status Report (Encl. 2, Second Annual Report), attention is called to the fact that although the 5,476 units shown as Completed, Under Construction and In Planning categories, fall short by 4,100 units of the 5 year · goal, it is ho~ever within 110 units of the 2 year goal of 5,586 Public Housing units announced in the Mayor's Housing Conference, November 15, 1966. The meeting adjourned 11:30 •~a. Respectfully submitted, J•r~~ /j /) ~ [\ , ~ Malcolmn: · n~ Housing Coordi6ator MC Encls: Resolution by ~ublic Housing Sub-Committee · Article, J t lant a Consti t ution, December 13 1 1968 Editorial, Atlanta Journal, December 14, 1968 Editorial, Atlanta Consti t ution, December 16, 1968 An Official Opinion of WSB-Radio/A t lanta, Dec. 22, 1968 Editorial, WSB-'l'V, January 1969. Editorial, WSB- TV, January 3, 196 9 2, �
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  • Text: ·~ .......... t IS TflE An.ANTA . CO!'fSTITIJTION, Friday, December 13, 1968 . . .,- ,,. . ·,. Allen's IIousurng Goal Seems Siure;Panel Pn1shes Zo:n_e ~Pacliage ~Ian' , By ALEX COFFIN slightly more costly 22i(d) (3) Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.'s five- thous-ing. year low-cost housing goals ap- Although Jones' report was , pear sure of being met, the the most optimistic news by far mayor's Housing Resources rnlating to the goals, attorney Committee he-a-rd Thursday. Archer D. Smi-th III issued a And the committee voted pessi'rnistic warning. unanimously at its second an- "We're deluding ourselves," nual meeting to push again the he sa;id, "if we take these figso-called "package plan," which ui-es and quit working. , . We've / means zoning for low-cost hous- got to be realistic and get befo1g throughout all sections of hind the package zoning plan." the city simultaneously. Ba,rlier in the meeting, Ald. ' Two -aldermanic committees George Cots-akis took exception asked the City Planning depart- ment to study the matter last August, but indirectly seemed to hope the matter would be forgotten. Planning department: di.rector Collier Gladin Thursday ' reported no substantial progress had been made on the matter · since August. • Col. Malcolm Jones, sfaff 1 ma,n for the HRC, said 3,2171· ,-units have been completed, 6.278 ' · t. are under construction clj:d 7,337; •-are in the planning stage-a totar of 16,382 since November, I l I 1966. Allen at that time had set a of 16,800 replacement units by 1971. Jones said that some of lhe 7,337 in planning stages may fall by the wayside, but 6,215 uni ts being considered wlll more th;in compensate for -any losses. Jones said that the program is 4,100 behind in the public housing cate,go-ry, but 4,068 in tlie 1goal t.o rema•rks made at this week's a nnual Chamber of Commerce meeting ~hat the city's bui,lding codes are antiquated. Cotsakis, cha:irman of the Building Committee, asked that bhe HRC and the chamber show him specifically where changes would the:lp the low-cost hous,ing program without jeopardizing · health and safety. H such : ohanges aQ·e shown, Cotsakis said, "I assure you you'll get , 100 pe,r cent cooperation." �
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  • Text: ' THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION Monday, December 16, 1968 ,r .A Fig1it at All Levels Two groups in the vital area of housing heard good news last week in Atlanta, btit members immediately got off their laurels to continue their work. ban Renewal, meantime, was hearing that for the first time in urban renewal history here housing construction exceeded the demolitfon rate. · The mayor's Housing Resources Committee was told that Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.'s five-year goal of 16,800 units of low-cost housing surely would be met. Lest this set off jubilation over the place, Atlanta Housing Authority official Howard Openshaw had a somber message, part of which was as follows: More than 3,000 have been completed, another 6,000 are under construction, and more than 7,000 are in the planning process. All wasn't optimism, however. "We're deluding ourselves," said attorney Archer D. Smith III, "if we take these figures and quit working. . . . We've got to be realistic and get behind the package zoning plan. The committee voted unanimously to seek again such a plan, which would zone for low-cost housing simultaneously throughout all sections of the city. Such an approach has been studied by the City Planning department since last August. "In our affluent society, it is unthinkable that millions of Americans remain ill-housed; that affluent whites continue to flee to the suburbs, leaving our urban core to the poor and blacks; that spreading slums and blight are leading us not to decay but destruction, while in many cities, officials remain insensitive lo the plight of the people.. The Citizens Advis0ry Committee for Ur- all Starkly pu t, yes, but a I summing of a national concern. It is well that Atlanta sees the problem and is fighting it through committee, agency, and individual leadership. This is one of America's most important battles, and it must be engaged at all levels of government. �
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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 18

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  • Text: Report of Legal Panel December 9 1 1968 In brief, the achievements and activities of the Legal Panel in the year to date have been as follows: (1) Advocacy, drafting, and passage by the Atlanta School Board of a local constitutional amendment to allow the City of Atlanta , through its local School Board, to lease school buildings for a term longer than that of the City Councila The research on this project was done by Freeman Hutton and the Chairman of this Committee, and was presented by the Chairman to the School Board on June 28, 19680 The School Board passed the concept of leasing school buildings from private developers for a long-term in principal, and directed Mro A. C. Latimore, the school board attorney, in conjunction with the Legal Panel to draft the specific local constitutional amendmento The advantage of this local constitutional amendment would be that school facilities could be provided in a low-cost housing project in the form of rental payments over a term of years, thus alleviating the need of the School Board to construct a school f acility at high initial costs, and thus providing the project with necessary community facilitieso The most oft-used excuse in opposition to zoning property for low-cost housing is that no school facilities would be available; an objection which would become moot after passage of the constitutional amendment, in that the School Board would lease with litt l e dimi nution in its bonds' credit . Upon compl et i on of the draft i ng, the amendment will t hen be s ubmitted to the School Board sometime in early 1969, for formal appr oval so t ha t it can be readied for the 1970 Legislatur e a nd subs equent referendumo As a practica l ma tter, the leasing arrangements in Urban areas wil l probabl y be r equ i r e d to conta in an option to purchase vested in the School Board , to c i rcumvent HUD requirements, in that City credi t agains t Federal Funds could only be allowed in structures which were a public faci l i t y ; a ccording t o Mr. Neil Zittrauer, of t he Departme nt of Housing and Ur b a n Developme nt , Renew~l Assistance Administration a · (2) The Legal Panel, through its Chairman, drafted the Packa ge Zoning Proposal, presented to the Board of Aldermen on August 2 , 1 9 6 8, a nd assis ted in the publ i c i ty surrounding the pres e nt a tion of s aid proposal on August 2, 19680 (3 ) The Legal Panel, through its Chair ma n, ser ved on a n Ad Hoc Committee, r ev i ewing the total pur poses of the Committeea This Ad Hoc Committee reviewed a report of Colone l Jones, da t e d February 7, 1968, and made its comments to t he full Housing Resources Committeeo (4) Mro Freeman Hutton delivered a report on the Housing and Urban Development Ac t of 1968a At the conclusion of the report , Mro Hutton was charged with the responsil:ility of working with Mro Bill Gates to compile a detailed analysis of the Act and its affect �2 on Housing Resources Committee activitieso The Legal Panel is presently working on Housing Code - enforcement, inability of certain slum dwellers to obtain building permits in nonconforming areas of the City, as well as its continued analysis of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, and continued participation in the .School Board amendment involving leasingo Archer D. Smith, III Chairman, Legal Panel �
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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 20

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  • Text: ,, HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE November 15, 1968 NOTES A. 13,260 units proposed did not materialize, of which 12,339 were s how n in the previous re p ort of Aug . 15, 1968 and 928 additiona :. units a re listed i n this report, as Losto (The major ity, but not al l, o f these losses was due to disapprovals of sites and proposed rezoningo) B. Proposed l ocations for lo~-:inoome housing are coord i nated through t h e Plan. Dept., for adequacy of Commun ity Facil ities, existing or proposed o Pro p osals are also reviewed periodically wit h the School Dept . f or adequacy o f school fa c ilities. C. Th e Travel e r s Insura nce Compa ny has financed 70 or more new single family low-cost houses in the Thoma sville Urba n Renewal projc:c t a rea u nder the FHA 221 d(2) insured mortgage programo Equitable ha s made $1,000 ,000 available to Atlanta Mor tgage Brok er a ge Co ,. for financ ing low-cos t homes at favorable rateso Interest i s increa sing in dev elopment of h ome -owners hip housing. D. In view o f difficulties encountered in zoning and getting ot her appr ovals on sites proposed for large multi- family deve l opments, it is apparent that the Low- income Housing Program will have to lean h eavily on Developers a nd Builders providing a subst a ntial poJ·tion of the requirement on small sc att ered sites, both Conv entional ly and Federal a ssisted. E. o proposal had y e t been made for construction of units (even eff icie ncy or 1 bedroom) to rent or sell for a s low a s $50 per mon t h, a lt h ough t he London Towne Houses~ a 221 d (3) co-op dev elopment now under construct i o n , i s approaching this, with its one b edro,,m u nit s e lling a t $ 69 per mont h o The Ci ty' s greatest need j3 ~the $ 30-$50 per month rental -purc ha s e range; wh ic h appe ars t o have l i tt le c ha nce of ac complis hment~ without g overnment al s ubsidy . F o Prefab dis t rib ut o r s a nd conv entio nal builders have interesting potential houses to o ff er but , because of :fear of local Cod es diffic u l t i e~ are curre nt ly producing very fe w s ingle- f a mily houses in At l anta to sell in the $10 , 0 00- $15,000 r a nge for wh ic h thc:r e i s a s tr o ng dema nd and ma r k et o Perhaps the gr e atest diffic ulty is availabili t y of suitabl y priced land wi th in the Ci ty Li mits . Ec onomi c s f or t his p rice-rang e sales h o using requires land wh ich will not cost the developer more t ha n $1,50 0 p er uni t , (a 5, 0 01) sq. ft. ~ot is cons id ered a mpl e f or this type h ouse)o G. I mper ial Homes of Griffin? Ga 9 manufacturers o f pre-cut sec tionalized frame houses, ha s devel oped a 24'x36', 3 bedroom & bath h o s e designed to sell 1 to the occ upant f or $8,000 t o g o on his l and ; and is developing a 4 bedroom & bat h t o s ell similarl y f o r ab ou 1 ; $9, 0 0 0 . Nat ·onal Homes of Lafayatte? Ind. is erec ting 200 units of pre-built, 4 bedroom; bath and ½ units in Chic ago and i s d o i 11g the s i t e p lanning a nd l a nd sc api ng. H. Th e no nprofit Great er Atlant a Housing Development Corpo is now in businesso The CACUR's nonpr o fit corpor a tion to rehabilitate e x isting uni ts u nd er 221 (h) h a s made e x cellent progress on i t s fi r st g r ou p o f 5 hous es in Li nd~ ood Tul r k . ·orris Bro~n Col ~ege i s n nothe r s u c h s po nsor. North West Community Forum has als o file d app lications for 4 proj ects und er 22 1 ( h ). I . Inf o rmati o n i s welcomed as t o corrections, additi o ns or deletions of material contained in this re p ort o (Call 522-4463 , Ext . 43 0 ) . Encl : # 2 �
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Box 5, Folder 9, Document 21

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  • Text: r November 1 5 , 1968 HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE SUMMARY Dwelling Total Dwelling Units Permitted in Atlanta: 1966 - 2,382 1963 - 9,129 . STATUS OF ACCELERATED LOW- INCOME HOUSING PROGRAM 1967 - 4,63 0 1964 - 3,829 (Commenced Nov. 15, 1966) 1968 - 4, 098(thru Oct.) 1965 - 2,656 Units Demolis h ed under Housing Co:Je : 144 Nov. & Dec. 1966 During 1967 - 1,272 During 1968(thru Oct) 74 0 TOTAL 2,156 5 yro Program, 1967-71 Goals : % established f or first 2 yrs. 100% (Same% used for 5 yro period)l6 ,S00 Statt s Completed (New Const ") (57%) (9,576) >:
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