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Parcels
B-10b
and B-14
in the Rawson-Washington Street
Urban Redevelopment Area
ON A COMPETITIVE BASIS .•.
MAKE PROPOSAL ON ONE OR BOTH
PROPOSALS To · BE OPENED
JULY 26, 1967, AT 10:00 A.M.
ATLANTA HOUSING AUTHORITY
824 Hurt Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404/523-6074
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WITH \\BUilT IN" CUSTOMERS . . .
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PLUS EXCELLENT TRAFFIC EXPOSURES
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GEORGIA
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Here are two parcels, with frontage on Georgia
Avenue, Glenn and McDaniel Streets. Situated
directly across Glenn Street from a large area
where 650 new Public Housing Units are being
built ; occupancy on some of the units is scheduled
by the end of this year.
Although these parcels of land are being developed
to serve the residents of this new Public Housing
Project, the trading area is by no means so limited.
Many other potential customers reside in nearby
areas. Well suited for a number of uses ... Retail
store. Personal service facility, including but not
limited to barber shop, beauty shop, laundromat,
tailor shop, shoe repair shop or photographer.
Food service facility, including but not limited to
restaurant, bakery, beer store or liquor store.
Office, including but not limited to bank, professional offices or clinic. Amusement place, theatre
or private club. Private school, including but not
limited to music, dancing or art. Automotive or
equipment sales or service. Commercial parking.
Church or Temple. Library. Mortuary. Motel ...
Accessory building or use customarily incidental
to the above uses.
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LOCATION: These two parcels
are between Glenn Street and
Georgia A venue, with frontage on
both streets. McDaniel Street separates them. Very conveniently located . . . near expressways and
across from new Public Housing
Project.
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SIZE: Parcel B-lOb consists of
2.51 acres (109,311 square feet)
Parcel B-14 consists of 1.486
acres (64,740 square feet)
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IMPROVEMENTS: Paved streets,
sanitary sewer, storm drainage,
water, natural gas, electricity.
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ZONING: Zoned C-2. For potential and permitted uses, see information on inside of this folder.
PROPOSALS ARE NOT COMPLICAHD:
The Atlanta Housing Authority will supply
all necessary proposal forms, and will gladly
answer questions concerning the method of
making your proposal. Redeveloper may
make proposals on either or both of these
parcels.
Minimum prices have been established on
these parcels and no proposals with a purchase price of less than established minimums
will be considered.
Proposals are to be opened in the office of
the Atlanta Housing Authority on July 26,
1967 at 10:00 AM. If acceptable proposals
are not received, the Authority will continue
to receive proposals and to open them as
received for a period of twelve months or
until proposals for both parcels of land have
been accepted by the Agency, whichever shall
first occur. Proposal forms, survey plats, and
complete details are available on request.
�URBAN REDEVELOPMENT
PROTECTS THE FUTURE
OF YOUR INVESTMENT
In any Urban Redevelopment Area, no proposal can receive consideration that contemplates an unpermitted use. This assures good
neighbors and pe"rmanence of values. All
proposals must include a statement by the
developer showing financial responsibility and
capability to successfully complete the proposed improvements set forth in preliminary
drawings and a narrative description. These
are carefully considered before a determination is made as to which proposal is to be
accepted. The Authority will accept such
proposals, if any, as it deems to be in the
public interest and in furtherance of the purposes of the Georgia Redevelopment Law;
however, no proposal for purchase at a price
less than the established minimum prices will
be considered. In evaluating the proposals,
the Authority will consider the compatability
of the proposed development to other existing and planned improvements in the area;
the excellence of the proposed design and the
quality of the overall planning of the proposed
development; and the size of the proposed
development, particularly as it relates to effect
on the tax digest. These tracts are in a protected area-this is fundamental to the whole
basic concept of Urban Redevelopment.
BROKERS PROTECTED
Ask About Tracts in Other Atlanta
Urban Redevelopment Areas
ATLANTA HOUSING AUTHORITY
824 Hurt Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404/523-6074
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& Ebenezer Baptist Church
has been delayeq. from July 20
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Martin L. King, Sr.
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in the UNIVERSITY CENTER
URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AREA
PROPOSALS WILL BE OPENED
JULY 19, 1967, at 10:00 A.M.
ATLANTA HOUSING AUTHORITY
824 Hurt
Building
Atlanta 3, Georgia
Phone 523-6074
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SUITABLE FOR MANY USES
Parcel 10 has 213 .26 feet of frontage on Greensferry Avenue and is only 125 feet from the high
traffic intersection of Westview Drive and Ashby Streets. Located near the campus of Morehouse
College . . . Check the location map and you will see the convenience and accessibility of. this
property. It has many features that make it desirable for many commercial purposes.
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ZONED
C-1
PRE-ESTABLISHED MINIMUM
PRICE FOR THIS PROPERTY
$44,000.00
Proposals for less than this amount cannot be considered.
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PERMITTED USES:
Retail store; Personal service facility, including but not limited to barber shop,
beauty shop, laundromat, tailor shop,
shoe repair shop or photographer; Food
service facility, including but not limited
to restaurant, bakery, beer store or liquor
store; Office, including but not limited
to bank, professional office or clinic;
Amusement place, theatre or private club;
Private school, including but not limited
to music, dancing or art; Automotive or
equipment sales or service; Commercial
parking; Church or Temple; Library;
Mortuary; Accessory building or use
customarily incidental to the above uses.
LOCATION & SIZE:
Located on the south side of Greensferry
Avenue, 125 feet east of Ashby
Streets.. .in Southwest Atlanta .. .in the
University Center area. Consists of
32,61 7 square feet or .7 49 acres of
land.

IMPROVEMENTS:
Water, natural gas, electricity, sanitary
sewage, storm drainage, paved streets.
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ZONING:
This property is zoned C-1, Commercial.

PROPOSALS ARE NOT
COMPLICATED:
The Atlanta Housing Authority will supply all necessary proposal forms, and
will gladly answer questions concerning
the method of making your proposal. A
minimum price of $44,000.00 has been
established for this property and no proposal with a purchase price less than that
will be considered.
Proposals are to be opened in the office
of the Atlanta Housing Authority on
July 19, 1967, at 10:00 A.M. If an a~
ceptable proposal is not received, the
Authority will continue to receive proposals and to open them as received for
a period of twelve months or until the
tract is sold.
�URBAN REDEVELOPMENT
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PROTECTS THE FUTURE OF
YOUR INVESTMENT
In any Urban Redevelopment Area, no proposal can recei\'.e . consideration that contemplates an unpermitted use. This assures
good neighbors and permanence of values.
All proposals must include a statement by
the redeveloper showing financial responsibility and capability to successfully complete
the proposed improvements set forth in preliminary drawings and a narrative description. These are carefully considered before
a determination is made as to which proposal is to be accepted. The Agency will
accept such proposal, if any, as it deems to
be in the public interest and in furtherance
of the purposes of the Georgia Redevelopment Law; however, no proposal for purchase at a price less than the established
minimum price will be considered. In evaluating the proposals, the Agency will consider
the proposed price to be paid for the land;
the compatibility of the proposed development to other existing and planned improvements in the area; the excellence of the proposed design and the quality of the overall
planning of the proposed development; and
the size of the proposed development, particularly as it relates to effect on the tax
digest. These tracts are in a protected area
-this is fundamental to the whole basic
concept of Urban Redevelopment.
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Ask about tracts in other
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SENIOR
CITIZEN
SERVICES
OF
METROPOLITAN
ATLANTA
�SCS, a voluntary, non-profit agency incorporated in
1965, works with all interested groups and individuals
to develop and coordinate programs to meet the
needs of the elderly in the Metropolitan Atlanta
area.
SCS has a Board of Trustees composed of community
leaders representing Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett and Cobb counties. A professional advisory
committee consults and makes recommendations to
the Board of Trustees and staff. An advisory council
of agencies serves as a clearing house and a means
of education for everyone concerned with the problems arid opportunities associated with aging.
In addition to assessing problems and developing
needed resources, SCS acts as a central agency,
providing consultation and referrals to churches,
he Ith and welfare agencies, and civic groups which
may already have established programs or may wish
to initiate new ones. SCS strives to integrate services
for the elderly with those of other groups, and
works continuously for wider understanding of the
problems and potentials of aging citizens.
Special projects already under way include: 1) Day
Care Center. Provides a semi-protective environment
during daytime hours and po tpones full-time nursing home care; 2) Foster Grandparent Employment;
3) Operation and staffing of programs in three high
rise apartment units constructed by the Atlanta
Housing Authority. Known as Multi-Service Senior
Centers, the e include the John 0. Chiles Homes,
the Antoine Graves Homes and the Palmer Hou e.
4) Senior Citizens Exchange. An information center
and gift shop featuring articles created by senior
citizens.
SCS is supported by funds from Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.; the Georgia Commission on
Aging through the Older Americans Act; private
foundation ; individual contribution .
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Residents of the Antoine Graves Homes, and others living in the
neighborhood, board SCS buses headed for grocery stores, doctors'
offices, Grady Memorial Hospital Clinics and Surplus Commodity
Distribution Centers.
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The Jo hn 0 . Chiles Home is one of the t hree Multi-Service Senior
Centers in At lanta 's low i ncome areas. Residents and older persons
living in nearby hous in g communities are ta ught new ski lls, assisted
w ith personal prob lems, encoura ged t o use community resources,
given heal t h maintenance , and provided with opportunities to part ici pat e i n wider commu n ity life.
WHERE TO GET INFORMATION
Central O ffice
719 Glenn Build ing
120 Ma ri etta Street, N.W. 577-3828 o r 577 -2474
Albert E. Ho rvath, Exec ut ive Di recto r
Mrs. Caro lyn J. French, Foster Grandparent Project
Di recto r
Robert M. Murray, Jr., Resea rch Project Directo r
Cecil D. Rathel, Day Care Project Di recto r
John 0. Chiles Center
435 Ashby Street, S.W. 755 -5771
Miss Gwen O'Neal, Program Di rector
Antoine Graves Center
126 H il liard Street, S.E. 577-1793
Mrs. Naom i Ernst, Program D irector
Palmer House Center
430 Techwood D rive, N.W. 873 -3453
Mrs. Carolyn J. French, Act ing Program D irecto r
Senior Citizens Exchange
84 Linden Avenue, N.E. 876-2258
�Nighttime view of the Palmer House, where multiple services a re
extended to the residents and to other senior citizens livin g in the
adjacent Techwood-Clark Howell Homes.
A group of SGS officials and interested citizens exam ine a bl ueprint
prior to com pletion of the Palmer House, last of the three M ultiService Sen ior Cente rs to be constructed . Left t o ri g ht: J. Ray Efird,
Vice Chairman of the SGS Boa rd of Trustees; Gi l bert Boggs, Director
of Housin g for the Atlanta Housing Authority; John Izard , President
of t he SGS Board of Trustees; T. M. A lexande r, Sr. , Treasurer; Albert
E. Horvath, Executive Di rector.
WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL
Independence is the very to uchstone of self respect
and dignity for o lder persons. It is the measure they
use for decid ing their importa nce to others, and it is
their source of strength fo r help ing those around
them. Good health, independence and freedom fro m
poverty fo r. persons of any age, b ut especially for the
eld erly, d epend upon these necessities of daily living:
Adeq uate income
Recreatio n
Satisfacto ry housing
Usef ul service
N utritio us diet
Conti nu ing education
Ad equate rest
Citizen participation
Sufficient exercise
Friends
Regu lar health checkups
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Community leaders discuss needs and help develop progra m s for the elderly, working closely with c hurch, civic,
health , welfare and recreation agencies to assure coordination of services.
"We are trying to meet the needs of older people at the
'comm unity' level", said one SCS official. "We want to
g ive them a place to live , something to do , someth in g to
do with, someo ne to do for, and someone to care."
Vital information regard in g needs and interests of the
elderly is obtained from older persons themselves, as we ll
as from representatives of agencies cooperating in the SCS
progra m.
�Arts and crafts 0 at SCS •
Hobby Show are exa mined
by senior citizens.
Day Care is given to many who, though living in thei r own homes,
require some degree of supervision. Th is phase of SCS effort
provides personal, part-time care at Day Care Centers, relieves
the pressi ng shortage of low-cost nursing home beds, and frees
younger family members for productive employment.
Counseling anq personal
services are an integral
part of the SCS organization .
Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. congratulates a group of graduates
from the first class to complete the educational course given at
the Antoine Graves Center,
The Foster Grandparent Project provides employment to needy
older pei,ons able t o offer affectionate care to institutionalized
children up to 16 years of a1e. The project ls designed t o benefit
f;loth the old and youn1, the old by providing employ ment and t he
dwelopment of sklllsr the young by providing emotional
..ti.tllctlon, the 1earnin1 of
social 1&races, and the
development of self
Identity and self
COCJfldence.
�BOARD OF TRUSTEES
John Izard, Chairman
J. Ray Efird, Vice Chairman
Mrs. Cecil A. Alexander, Jr., Secreta ry
T. M. Al exander, Sr., Treasurer
Mrs Ol a Bentley
H. Grady Black, Jr.
George T. Heery
Dr. Ellen Finley Ki ser
Mrs. J. R. Simmons
Mrs. Daisy Walker
Rev. James L. Welden
Dr J. Gra nt Wilmer
Albert E. Horvath, SCS Executive Director
SENIOR CITIZEN
SERVICES
OF METROPOLITAN ATLANTA, INCORPORATED
719 GLENN BUILDING
ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30303
120 M ARIETTA STREET, N .W.
TELEPHONE 577-3828
�ANTOINE ·GRAVES HOMES, for Senior
Citizens, located near downtown
Atlanta (12 6 Hi lliard Street, S.E.) ,
is a public housing unit o f the
Atlanta Housing Authority.
The
multi-service Center is operate d by
Senio r Citi z en Services of Metr o politan Atlanta, Inc.
Operating
funds are allocated by Economic
Opportuni t y Atlanta, Inc.
The Center activities are held in
the community space on the first
floor, but Center program is as much
an idea (a way of thinking-a way of
doing things together) as it is
activity. Program emphasis is giving
n e cessary, meaningful support in
meeting needs -- as these needs are
realized by the Senior Citizens
themselves.
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�Program activities include classes
in:
. Handcrafts
. Sewing
• Basic Education
Voter Education
• Nutrition
A mid-week church service adds
spiritual enrichment.
Program services include weekly
visits by a Public Health Nurse with
opportunities for personal counseling and health education, and a
special Caseworker assigned to the
area by the Department of Family &
Children Servi ces.
Transportation needs are met, in
part, by the Center station wagon
offering 3 weekly shopping days for
groceries and check-cashing; 2 monthly t rips for surplus f oods;
numerous trips to. medical clinics;
and emergency service .
The entire program moves wi thin the
framework of an overall block plan
type organization with a representative Center Council. In these
meetings, needs are "aired " , ways of
meeting them explored, and program
activities born.
FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 577-1793
Mrs. Naomi Ernst
Program Director
GSA ATLANTA GA 67-3492
�SENIOR CITIZENS GIFT SHOP
On November 29, 1966, Senio r
Citizen Services of Metropolitan
Atlanta, Inc., initiated a d e monstration project combining the
elements of an information center
and gift shop .
LOCATION :
84 Linden Aven u e, NE
Atlanta , Ge o r gi a
PHONE : 87 6- 2258
HOURS OPEN :
Mon day th r ough F riday,
10 : 30 A.M. t o 4: 30 P .M.
WHO MANAGES THE GIFT SHOP
The Gi f t Sho p i s staffed by v olunteers with SCS staff giving the
necessary supervision and assistance. Mrs. Lillian Haygood
provides the daily management and
supervision.
�WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE GIFT
SHOP
To provide to senior citizens of
the Atlanta Metropolitan Area
an outlet for selling at a
profit articles which they
create, thus increasing income
and enabling this group to
satisfy the need for productive
work and constructive use of
leisure time.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CENTER
AND GIFT SHOP
Senior Citizen Services sponsors
this effort, but all Senior
Citizen groups in Metropolitan
Atlanta are participating equally in the project. An Advisory
Committee, composed of representatives from organizations
and agencies in the community
is giving guidance to the joint
effort.
HOW DO SENIOR CITIZENS BENEFIT
FROM THE GIFT SHOP
Senior Citi zens set a price on
each item they make.
Ten percent is added to help pay f o r
utilities and other operating
expenses.
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G A 67 - 3082
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JOHN O. CHILES CENTER
435 Ashby Street, S. W.,
Atlanta, Georgia 30310
The CHILES Multi-service Center is
directed b y Senior Citizen Services
of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc., in
one of three high-rise apartment
buildings managed by the Atlanta
Housing Authority. Operating funds
are allocated by Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.
The John 0. Chiles Center serves
all Senior Citizens in the West End
Neighborhood . All programs are int e nded to help k eep older persons
healthy, hap py, and interested in
being a part o f li fe.
�Senior Citizen Services staff works
with many groups to help tqis community's Senior Citizens live full
and independent_ lives. They provide:
. Counseling and referrals on
personal, health, employment,
and welfar,e needs •
. Opportunities for recreation,
transportation, and participation
in neighborhood activities .
. Instruction in making baskets,
ceramics, leather items, pictures,
and other items in Crafts Classes
that may be sold if the individual wishes •
. Help in learning new tricks to
alter or to make clothing so
they look new .
• Opportunities to take part in
covered dish suppers, special
events like birthday parties,
baseball games, tours, concerts •
. Opportunities to take part in
choral groups, gospel sings and
non-denominational religious
services to supplement regular
Sunday and Wednesday night
services.
A monthly Schedule of Activities
will be mailed to you or delivered
on request.
For information, call
755-5771
Miss Gwen O'Neal
Program Director
�THE PALMER HOUSE Multi-service
Center (located at 430 Techwood
Dr ive , NW), is operated by Senior
Citizen Services of Metropolitan
Atlanta, Inc., in one of three
high-rise apartment buildings
man aged b y the Atlanta Housing
Au t ho r ity .
Operating funds are
al.l ocated b y Economic Opportunity
Atl a n ta, Inc .
The Center serves all those living
in t h e Palmer House and Senior
Citi zens living in the housing
commu n ity adjacent to the high-rise
unit.
�At the Center you may receive help
with the following:
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Adding income to your budget
Obtaining surplus foods
Finding employment
Obtaining Grady cards
Trans,p ortation to Grady and to
other doctors
. Transportation for surplus
foods
Transportation for groceries
. Counseling on personal problems
At the Center you may participate
in the following classes or
programs·:
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Arts & Crafts
Music
Religious Services
Trips & Tours
Volunteer Services
Covered Dish Suppers
Luncheons
Speeches on Current Events
Special Recreational Programs
Library Services
Fellowship
For more information, please call
873-3453.
Mrs. Carolyn J. French, Directo r
Palmer House Center
SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICES OF
METROPOLITAN ATLANTA, INC.
430 Techwood Dr, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Mrs. French
�The FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROJECT is a
program designed for older adults
who are interested in providing love
and affection to children who have
been denied these needs . Foster
Grandparents work 4 hours a day, 5
days a week. The Project is funded
through a contract with Economic
Opportunity Atlanta, and is being
directed by Senior Citizen Services
of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. There
are similar projects thr oughout the
United States .
The Project is
join tly administered by the Administration on Aging , U. S . Department
of Health , Education and Welfar e and
the Office of Economic Opportunity .
Duties of the Foster Grandparents
consist of feeding, d r essing, cuddling children; story telling , playing with them or providing play
activities , etc., depending upon
the age o r physical condition of the
child .
�Eligibility:
. Have an interest in children,
personal warmth, the ability
to read and write and b~ able
to accept supervision .
. Be 60 years of age or older
. Have an income of less than
$1,500 per year ($125 per
month) for a single person, or
$2,000 per year ($166 per
month) for a couple.
Foster Grandparents work in the
following institutions:
Fulton County Juvenile Court
Shelter
• Grady Memorial Hospital
. Carrie Steele-Pitts Home, Inc.
Selection of Foster Grandparents:
The persons selected as Foster
Grandparents will be those who
seem best qualified to perform
the duties which are necessary.
A health examination is required.
Applications may be made at 719
Glenn Building, 120 Marietta
Street, N. W., Atlanta, Georgia .
FOR MORE INFORMATION, call
577-2474.
Mrs. Mary Russell
Director
GSA AT L A N TA GA 67 - 3498
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�SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICES
of METROPOLITAN ATLANTA, Incorporated
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march /967
Good health, independence and freedom from
poverty for persons of any age, but especially for the elderly, depend upon these
necessities of daily living:
Adequa te Income
Recreation
Satisfactory Housing
Useful Service
Nutritious Diet
Continuing Education
Adequate Res t
Citizen Participation
Sufficient Exe rcise
Friends
Re gular Hea lth Checkups
COUNSELING
CONSULTATION
SPECIAL PROJECT:
FOSTER GRANDPARENTS
SPECIAL PROJECT:
MULTI-SERVICE CENTERS
DEMONSTRATION
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�Our President said recently, "We should look upon the
g rowing number of older citizens not as a problem or a
bu rden for our democracy, but as an opportunity to
en rich o ur liv es and, through them, the lives of all
of u s".
Senior Citizen Services has accepted this challenge.
Working with other interested indiv iduals and organiza tions i n t h e Metropolitan Atlanta Area, we can reach
the g o a l which the President has established.
My work with Senior Citizen Services, and with the
commu ni ty Council ' s coimnittee that recommended the
central agency, has been most rewarding.
Much of the
satisfaction comes from see i ng things actually happenseeing movement and growth .
To talk about needs and
opportunities is one thing.
To do something about them
is quite another.
The Board of Trustees is pleased and proud to have been
able to move beyond the realm of concern and move into
the area of service and the enrichment of human liv es.
Board of Trustees
William C. Fitch is Executive D irecto r
f or National and Internati o n a l Relations
of the Americ an Associa t ion of Retire d
Persons , the Nation a l Retired Te ache r s
Associa t ion, and the Association of
Ret1 red Perso ns I nternat io n al .
Pri o r
t o the a ppo i ntment to ~i~ p re sent pos1 t1ons , he was Di rector of th e Specii'll
Staff o n Agi n g
1n the Depa rtmen t
of
He al th , Educ a ti o n and Wel fare, and Staff
01 rect o r f o r the \l,,'h1te House Conference
o n Agi n g .
Mr . F'1tch ser v ed 1n responsible po s1t 1on s
•,.,•1t h the S o cial Secu rit y Adm1n1st r a t 1on


o r 1 9 y e a r s a nd spent a y ear in Is r ael



J o hn w. Ga r dner, Secretary of Health, Educati o n .:ind We lfare comment1nq on
the Preside nt ' s message o n o l der Ame["icans t o the Congress 1n January
said:
"We wish ou r o lder people t o be f r ee f r om want.
We wish them t o be
as healthy and vigo r ous as the infi rm iti e s o f age will permit.
But
we wa nt much , much mo r e t han that.
Our long - r a n ge goal -and here' s
where the expct i1ne n ta l programs come in - is to help our o l de r
Americans to l ive full and interesting lives. t o contri b ute, t o
participa te . to share 1n the life of the conmunity. "
Sen1or C1t1zen Ser v ices exists in this community t o help give impetus an d
d2 r ect1on in behalf of the local effort aimed at ach1ev1n g this goal.
The
combined e ffo rts of the Prt"!s ident , tho Con gress, the Department of He alth.
Education and wel fa r e a n d its Administration on Aging, state Cornrn1ss1 ons
on Agi n g a nd o thers a r e pa rt iull y negated t f the l occl l c o mmunit y 1s not
prepared to sha r e the responsibilit y .
o n a spec i al assignme nt as So cial Ins ur anc e Advisor t o the Nation al
Institute .
Insu r ance
l!c. ,__. as n ame d to the 15-mcmber Nati o n a I
,~-:- : s o r _ r_: ~, n.~1-:::e c. o r, t t.c '.Jld cr 1\mcncan a nd scr··cs o n th e subcorM11ttecs
'l n Tr '.,.n i n ·.: :r :~ t erric.i ·1c["nmcnt ,1 l Rcl a t1onsh1ps.
He 1 s a lso a member of
-:.!-".e 1,,J· · 1s 0 r : Cr; .:ic1 I fo r t!'lc Eldcrl •t Poo r 1-: nde[" the Eco n o rn 1c Oppo rt u n1 t·1


,ct . 
.s u :-ncm~,e r o f the Bo cl r C of Di re ct o rs o f the 1\mcr1c il n Assoc1o t1 on o f


Hr, rr>c.-s :"o r the /,c:n g . a n d 1s o n the c o mm i ttee o f Gua r diansh ip a n d Pr o te c c Scr 1 ?c~s r-;:" t h e ::at1onul c o un c i l o n the Ag ing.


 :tc : ·. as -.,,,r 1 ttcn e xtens ive!; f o r p u bl1cat1ons 1n the fie l d of aging


!le al s o .i cts as c o ns u ltant to membe r s o f the
rc: t : rc:-c.-nt p rc: r, -,r .:1t 1o n.
-:•. r · :c s s -, n •.! Cr r. g r cs s 1on;J l COIM'lt tccs a s -...ell as m;;rny state and nation a l


 
- -1 ':.1 ·e r, ~ c r-, l o r .:a d ') , Mr . f it.ch 1s a g r adua t e of the College o f I-J lll 1am


·,r.·! ..,,l r / •l'.. ;..· 11 11;Jns bu r 1 . V1 r g 1nt il.
lie makes hts hcadqu ,1 rtcrs 1n Wast-inq tr, ~ , :J . C .
.:ir,•j ""' It~. Mrs. fit.ct: r esides 1n Arlin gto n, '/ 1 r g in1 .:i.
"Mccttn g the Ch a llenge of the Later Years " ts the theme for Senior Ctti:--cn '-'
Month this y ear.
The old er person will neet the ch.:illenqc depcnd1nc u
r
the wa y that the commu nity where he l i v cs meets its chn 11 cn qe.
Plan n ing 1!1 importa n t but we cannot "meet the challenge " ._.,,ith t r .id1tu~n ., !
p l an nin g alone.
We need to know the community, t o know the o lder pcr s cq
l iving there.
We need to know mo re about t he g r oups scrv1nq o lder pco pl, ·
and help th em meas u re their effectiveness 1n t he lt g ht 01 ch,-,ng1 n t1 nc e · ls
We need to know the attitudes of ou r
community t o ward its Sen1o r Citizens
clnd we n<!ed t o help shape positi v e
attitudes .
\,;oc need to id ent ify .'.lnd
c larif y problems. We must select.
certain problems, arr ive at a pla n
of .:ictton . implement the plan and
consta ntl y ev a l ua te the entir e pr o cess.
Communities arc fo r peoplc - 1ncl ud1 n g
o lder peop le. Opport u nities wh1 ch we
arc c re ating today -ire not Just for
today ' s Se ni o r Citizens . The y arc
for -ill o f u s, fo r we will all b e
o l d some day . whether we want t o bc l 1evc it or not.
The need for chan g e, the i n centive
for change a nd the tools for chang e
Wha t docs Atl anta
a rc here-n ow'.
want t o d o about 1t ?
�.JpeaaL Ao_r4 Jummahj'
MULTI-SERVICE CENTERS - Contract with E.O.A.
The objective of the Multi-serv ice Center Project
is the attainment of the maximum degree of independence and the highest level of good health for
as long a period of time a s possible by l ow-income
elderly persons . This requires the combined knowledge and skills of many disciplines and the
utilization of all available community resources.
The major emphasis of program planning is to increase earning opportunities; improve standards
o f living under limited income conditions, and
improve the quality of liv ing b y utilizing appropriate health and welfa re resources.
Services offered fall into the following genera l
categories : Recreation-Continuing EducationTraining; Health Maintenance; counseling.
Three Center Statistica l Summary 1966:
Average No. Times Serv ice Offered
Per Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
162
Ave r age Dai l y Attendanc e . . . . . . . . . . . . .
74
Av erage No. Pa r ticipan t s Per Month ... 1,5 2 9
Average No . Differe n t Per son s
Receiv ing Serv ice Per Month
415
FOSTER GRANDPARENTS PROJECT - National Demonstration
Jointly Administered by Administration on Aging a n d
Office of Economic Opportunity
The Foster Grandparent Project is designed to emplo y
persons over 60 in a servic3 role to institution a lized
children.
Foster Grandparents work on a part-time
basis at Grady Memorial Hospital , the Fu lton county
Juvenile Court Shelter, and Carrie Steele-Pitts Ho me.
They receive the minimum wage and other benefits for
their services.
Beneficiaries are both the o lder persons empl o yed as
Foster Grandparents and the children with whom they
are working. During 1966 fifty-eight pe r sons ha ve
been employed as Foster Grandparents. There a re
thirty-six authorized positions. The additional
persons serve as substitutes in the event of the
absence of the regul a r Foster Grandparent and a s replacements for those leaving the Project.
GI FT SHOP
On November 29, 1966 , Senior Citizen Services initiated a limited demonstration
p r o j e c t combining the elements of a n info rma ti o n c ente r and a gi f t shop.
The Center ser v e s a s a convenien t l ocat i on fo r providing infonnation a nd i t
prov ides to Sen i o r Citizens of the At l anta Metropolitan Ar ea an outlet for
sel l in~ a t a p r ofi t a rticle s which they create. thu s i n c r e asi n g i ncome a n d
enabling this g r oup t o satisfy the need for productive wor k a n d con structive
u se of lei s u re time.
Approxima t ely $1 , 200 . 00 i n sa l es has b een r ea li zed i n t h e three mo nths of
operation .
Nin ety pe rcen t of this mo n ey goe s d i r ectly to the Senio r Citizen s
whose con signment a rti cl es have b een so l d a n d t e n per cent i s reta ined by the
Gif t Shop to cov e r ope r a ti ng expenses.
December 31, 1 9 67
BALANCE
Foster Gra ndparents
$
Mu l t i- Service Cente rs
80 , 787 . 50
11 3 ,091.72
Senior Citi zen Se r vice s
TOTAL INCOME
SHEET
ASS ETS
INCOME
17 , 01 6 .09
$
210 , 895 . 3 1
Foster Grandparen t s
$ 11, 52 9 . 65
Mu l t i-S e rvice Cente r s
11,811.8 9
Senio r Ci ti zen Serv ices
TOTAL ASSETS
76 9 . 00
$ 24 , 110 . 54
LIABILITIES
D I S B U R S E M E N T S
AND
FUND BALANCE
Sa l a ries Execut ive & As s ts.
$
Foster Gran dparents Wages
Social Security & Ret i rement
Auditing
Tra v e l
Space Cos t
Office Supplies
Educational & Progr a m Suppli es
Clothin g & Bedding
Purchase/ Rental of Equip me nt
Te lephone, Insurance & Bonds
Medical Supplies
Recreation & Ot h e r
TOTAL DI SBURSE MENTS
88 , 812.62
35 , 290.5 9
3,369 . 89
2 , 696 . 48
6 , 5 33 . 1 9
3 , 019 . 30
4,083 . 79
6 , 790 . 68
5 00 . 75
14 , 135 . 1 6
4 , 1 68 .01
1,982. 52
1 7 , 2 94 . 94
$ 188, 677 .9 2
Federal & State
Wi thho l ding Tax
$
F . I. C. A. Pa yable
TOTAL LIAB I LI TIES
FUND BALANCE
1 , 259 .43
6 33 . 72
$
1, 893.15
$
22 , 2 17 .3 9
�Non-Profit Organization
U.S. POSTAGE PAID
Permit Number 355
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICES OF
METROPOLITAN ATLANTA, INC.
719 Glenn Building
120 Marietta Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
- ADVISORY COMMITTEE Mrs. Elsie Alv is
Mrs. Dorothy Jones
Mrs. Virginia M. Smy th
Gilbert Boggs
Miss Esther Lipton, R.N.
John Tidwell
Mrs. Mari a n Glustrom
Floy d Pruitt
T. 0. Vinson, M.D.
Burney M. Harmon
A. H. Robinson, M.D.
Miss Ann Wall a ce
Scott Houston, Jr.
M. B. Satterfield
Mrs. Katherine W. Williams
STAFF
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mrs . Ma r j orie Cantrell
Mrs . Ila Mae Proctor
Mrs . Na omi Ernst
Cecil D. Rathel
Mrs. Caroly n J . French
Mrs . Ma ry A. Russell
Mrs . Voncele M. Heggood
Mrs . Emily E . Scott
Mrs . Lilli a n Herron
Mrs . Bess i e R. Shires
Mi ss Irene Johnson
Mi ss Jan i e Nell Smith
Mrs . Mary Alice Medlock
Adolph R. 'rhompson
Rob e r t M. Mu r r ay, J r.
Mr s . Sa r ah Wh ite
Mi ss Gwe n O' Neal
Mrs . Mild r ed White head
Mrs . Marga ret T. Piper
Mrs . Be ttye B. Wynn
Joh n Iza r d , Cha i rman
J . Ray Efird , Vice Chairman
Mrs . Cecil A. Alex ander , Secret a r y
T . M. Alex ander , S r., Tre a surer
Mr s . Ol a Bentley
H. Gr a dy Black, J r.
Geo rge T . Hee ry
Dr . Ellen Finl e y Kiser
Mrs. J . R. Simmon s
Mrs . Daisy Walker
Harry F. Pr o ctor
Rev . James L. Welden
Albert E. Horvath, Executive Director
Dr . J . Grant Wi lme r
Mr s . Marian Glustrom , Consultant
Community Council of the Atlanta Area , Inc .
�l
RESURGENS
ATLANTA HOUSING AUTHORITY
�1-
DEDICATED
to the memory of
JOHN 0. CHILES
... a lifetime leader in the growth
of Atlanta ... a member of the
Board of Commissioners for the
Atlanta H ousing Authority for 19
years, and Chairm an of the Board
for more than eight years.
�i"
IVAN ALLEN, JR.
Mayor of Atlanta
TO THE HONORABLE IV AN ALLEN, JR.,
Mayor of the City of Atlanta, we present this Progress
Report covering the fiscal year, July 1, 1965-June 30,
1966. This is the 27th year of the Atlanta Housing Authority's existence, and this 25th report of the Authority's
operations includes both public housing and urban redevelopment activities. The report is presented as a published account of the accomplishments of this Authority,
an accounting of its stewardship, and includes a forecast
of future activities to be undertaken in the public interest.
The Board of Commissioners
and staff of
The Atlanta Housing Authority
Atlanta, Georgia
JESSE B. BLA YTON, SR.
Commi ssioner
EDWIN L. STERNE
Chairman
GEORGES. CRAIT
Vice Chairman
FRANK G. ETHERIDGE
Commissioner
M. B. SATTERFIELD
Exec uti ve Director
L.
�THE STORY OF THE AUTHORITY
WHEN CONGRESS PASSED its epoch-making Housing Act in
193 7 the object was to provide low-rent housing of acceptable
minimum standards for low-income families. Thus the U.S.
Housing Authority was created.
To take advantage of this federal assistance, the General Assembly
of Georgia enacted the Housing Authorities Law of the State of
Georgia, which permitted Atlanta and other cities in the state to
seek the benefits which have raised the standard of living for many
thousands of low-income residents.
The City of Atlanta quickly responded by creating the Atlanta
Housing Authority in 1938. As provided in the state law, the
Authority consisted of a commission of five members, appointed
by the Mayor and confirmed by the Governor of Georgia. The
commissioners serve without pay and act as a Board of Directors.
The Authority was organized as a non-profit corporation. It is
non-political. It is not a Federal Agency, nor is it directly controlled
by the state or the city. Operating under the State Housing Law,
it is subject to Federal laws and regulations to the same extent as
any private corporation would be subject to them if it borrowed
money from the federal government.
The Atlanta Housing Authority is purely a local organi zation created by the City of Atlanta and authorized by housing laws of
the State of Georgia , with financial assistance from the federal
government, for two purposes:
(1) to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing at rentals low
income families can afford; and
(2) to help eliminate slums and blight in certain designated urban
renewal areas through redevelopment and rehabilitation .
���ATLANTA'S PUBLIC HOUSING AT A GLANCE
History
Techwood Homes was Atlanta's ... and the nation's . .. introduction to public housing in 1936 by virtue of the Public Works Administration. It was a momentous day in mid-summer when the
604 units were completed and some 1800 individuals moved from
the squalor of blighted neighborhoods into the pleasing atmosphere
of the carefully designed Techwood Homes.
Not quite a year later, University Homes were completed with 675
apartments providing housing for almost 2000 people.
Today ... almost 30 years after these initial developments . ..
Atlanta has fifteen public housing developments and is continually
striving to provide the 30,444 people who live in these low-rent
facilities an environment which is both physically and socially
satisfactory.
Hou sing managers and management aides at each development
conduct a continuing program to assist these families. They stress
th e importance of prompt rent payment, good housekeeping, school
attend ance, pl easant relations with their nei ghbors , and workin g
with oth ers for the improvement of the community.
T o help meet the needs of the elderly citizen s, the Authority has
built three hi gh-ri se buildings exclusively for these senior citizens.
The Authority welcomes families with children , and more than
half the resjdents in public housing are minors. A woman heads
the hou sehold in 57 % of the total families, which range in size
from one to fifteen people.
Purpose
The public housing division of the Atlanta Hou sing Authority h as
as one of its main purposes to provide safe and sanitary housing
for A tl anta's low income famili es at rents they can afford to pay.
Eligibility
E li gibility fo r admi ssion is based on an applicant coming under
the definition of "Family", who has . some source of income, is
living in un safe, un sanitary, overcrowded conditions or displaced
by urb an renewa l or oth er governmental action , and does not own
a dwellin g unit in metropoli ta n Atlanta. R ents are based on net
fa mily income.
Techwood Homes
�1936 / TECHWOOD HOMESFIRST LOW-RENT public housing in the nation, Atlanta's Techwood Homes made history as an
experimental housing project completed by the Public Works Administration. The 604-unit development was assumed by the Atlanta
Housing Authority in 1940 under
a lease with the United States
Housing Authority, with a transfer
of title from the federal government to the Atlanta Housing
Authority conveyed in June 1954.
More than 1200 people now live
in this project.
1937 / UNIVERSITY HOMESFORMERLY KNOWN as "Beaver's Slide", this 675-apartment development was constructed on a
former slum site almost in the
heart of a university campus. Like
Techwood Homes, these units were
originally built by the Federal Government, assumed by lease to the
Atlanta Housing Authority in 1940
with title transferred to the Authority in June 1954. Nearby are six
colleges and universi ties in this
predominantly residential section
of the city.
1940 / JOHN HOPE HOMES ADJOINING UNIVERSITY
HOMES, the 606 units at John
Hope provide housing for more
th an 2000 residents. This was the
first project actually constructed
by the Atlanta Housing Authority.
Included in the clearance and rehousing program was the demolition of a la rge number of substand ard houses located on the
project site.
�1940 / CLARK HOWELL HOMES
-SOME 450 SLUM houses were
demolished and replaced by 630
fa mily units when the Clark Howell Homes were opened. Adjoining
Techwood Homes in the Georgia
Tech area, this $3-million development houses some 1900 people.
1941 / JOHN J. EAGAN HOMES
-THE JOHN J. EAGAN HOMES
were available for occupancy in
April with 548 apartments replacing a partially vacant area where
74 slum houses were torn down.
More than 1900 residents now live
in Eagan Homes.
1941 / GRADY HOMES - ALMOST 700 of the city's worst slum
dwellings were destroyed to mak e
way for the 616-unit Grady Homes.
These close-to-downtown Atlanta
apartments were occupied in
August, and now house more th an
1900 people.
�1941 / ALONZO F. HERNDON
HOMES-CONSTRUCTION ON
THE last of three of Atlanta's lowrent housing developments completed in 1941 were the Alonzo F.
Herndon Homes. These 520 units
added substantially to the city's
ever-growing need for low-rent
housing. More than 2000 people
live in this near-downtown area of
the city.
1942 / CAPITOL HOMES-ACCESSIBILITY TO WORK, schools,
shopping and transportation is given
careful consideration in choosing
a project location . Capitol Homes
meet all of these requirements. The
original contract called for 795
units, but in order to accommodate
the great demand for housing elderly people a number of the larger
units were converted into efficiency
units, bringing the total to 815
units. Some 680 of the city's worst
slum dwellings were destroyed to
permit the construction of this development where 2000 residents
now live.
1953 / CARVER COMMUNITYWITH THE TERMINATION of
World War II, and in a city where
thousands of returning servicemen
were seeking a place to live, the
first post-war project of the Atlanta
Housing Authority was completed .
Carver Community, a development
of 990 units with more than 4500
residents, is adj acent to shopping
conveniences, schools and m any
commercial facilities.
�.,
I"
1955 I HEMAN E. PERRY
HOMES -A WELL PLANNED
low-rent project developed on
wooded and rolling terrain is
Heman E . Perry Homes. The 1000unit project is Atlanta's largest.
Private developments adjacent to
Perry Homes add up to a balanced,
model community for the 4700
residents, including 3306 children.
1.
1956 I JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS HOMES - NAMED AFTER
THE creator of the fa mous Uncle
Remus stories who once lived in
the a rea, this 510-unit development
is located in one of Atlanta's oldest
and most substantial residential
sections. When the area was designated as a site for low-rent housing, eligible families living on the
parcels acquired were permitted to
rem ain as tenan ts. H arris Homes
is accessible to the community's
shopping district, schools, churches
and has the pl easing atmosphere
of a good nei ghborhood .
1964 I J. W. E. BOWEN HOMES
- WELL LANDSCAPED
GRASSY lawns and ingeniously
devised quadrangles for play areas
have helped establish a new outlook for ten ants in Bowen Homes,
newest of Atl anta's public housing
projects. The 650-unit development
opened its doors in early spring
boasting of many attractive features-four and five-bedroom units,
bath and a half, adequate closet
and storage space, and convenient
transportation to downtown Atlanta.
With fin ancial aid from the AtlantaFulton County Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. the Bowen
Homes Day Care Center opened in
April 1965 . The Center serves almost 100 children.
�THE ELDERLY: A SPECIAL GROUP
THE ELDERLY ARE of great concern to the Atlanta
Housing Authority. Indications are that they will continue to be so for several reasons. Their numbers are
increasing, their incomes are low, they are hurt by
spiralling costs, and they are least able to bear extra
expense if relocation is necessary.
To meet the needs, the Authority has built during the past
two years three high-rise buildings exclusively for this
special group of elderly citizens. In planning housing for
this large number of retirement age and beyond, the Authority remembered their special needs ... recreational
space, .facilities for hobbies, sidelines and social activities.
They must also be near medical centers and clinics to
maintain fair standards of health and care. All of these
requisites and advantages have been taken into account
in these three special buildings.
�THE PALMER HOUSE - a 3-tower 17-story
complex of 250 units, located adj acent to Techwood Homes, with 269 ten ants . . . average age
70 . .. average monthly rental $31.00.
~
ANTOINE GRAVES HOMES - an 8-story
high-rise buil d ing with 210 uni ts, located adjacent to Grad y Homes . . . with 224 tenants ...
average age 70 . . . avera ge mo nthly rental
$29 .88.
JOHN 0. CHILES HOMES - a 250-unit project, with 222 apartments in a JO-story hi gh-rise
buildin g and 28 ga rd en-type apartm ents . . . adjacent to Joel C handl er H arri s H o mes .. . with
272 tenants . . . average age 71 . . . average
monthl y rental $28 .50 .
In add ition to the hi gh-ri se buil di ngs fo r the elderly, two of the
Atlanta low-rent ho usi ng projects - Capitol Homes and Bowe n
Ho mes - have separate low- ri se units fo r this special group of residents. Ca pito l H omes has 20 elderl y un its . .. average age 70 .. .
ave rage monthl y renta l $26.50 . 'Bowen H omes has 48 elde rl y units .. .
averagi; age 72 ... average monthly rental $24.83.
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INFORMED CITIZENS ARE BETTER CITIZENS
KEEPING THE PEOPLE informed and stimulating their
interest in the housing and renewal activities is a vital
aspect of the overall program in Atlanta.
During the past year 850 people expressed a desire to see
the program first-hand and were given an opportunity to
tour the entire area by transit bus. These tours operate
under the sponsorship of Atlanta's Citizens Advisory
Committee for Urban Renewal and are conducted by staff
members of the Atlanta Housing Authority.
An assortment of descriptive publications and graphic
material is available through the Public Information
Office of the Authority. Slide show presentations · of the
housing and urban renewal program, after dinner
speeches, classroom lectures, press releases, etc. , are also
used in keeping the public alert and informed.
�I
"I want to say to General Sherman, that from
the ashes he left us in 1864 we have raised a
brave and beautiful city; that somehow or other
we have caught the sunshine in the bricks and
mortar of our homes and have builded therein
not one ignoble prejudice or memory."
IVAN ALLEN , SR.
Atlanta From the Ashes - 1929
�Planning
GOOD PLANNING is the first and most vital aspect of
the physical process of urban redevelopment. It takes into
consideration the needs and desires of the city and its
people. The efforts of the planner are then concentrated
into attaining practical usage of the area while maintaining esthetic desirability.
Step Number One in the planning process is the area
designation by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. When
this designation has been made the Atlanta Housing Authority, as the city's Agency, works with the City Planning
Department, the Metropolitan Planning Commission, and
the Planning Department of the R enewal Assistance Administration of the Department of Housing and Urban
Development, in preparing plans for the redevelopment
of the project area.
The BUTLER STREET and BUTTERMILK-BOTTOMS projects, for example, were planned primarily for
commercial u se due to their location just two blocks east
of the Central Business District. Other projects such as
GEORGIA TECH, GEORGIA STATE, UNIVERSITY
CENTER and HOW ARD HIGH resulted in freeing landlocked educational institutions from barriers to feasible
growth patterns.
Special procedures are employed in devising plans for
combination clearance-rehabilitation projects such as
UNIVERSITY CENTER , WEST END, and BEDFORDPINE.
Other project areas in Atlanta served as sites for much
needed public facilities such as the auditorium in BUTTERMILK-BOTTOMS and the Atlanta Stadium in the
RAWSON-WASHINGTON project area. T he remaining
land area in both of these projects is being used for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional as dictated by specific needs for the area involved.
�The dislocation caused by the non-residential projects
resulted in residential use of two large project areas on
the outskirts of the city. The THOMASVILLE Urban
Renewal Project and ROCKDALE Urban Renewal Project, both located near outlying suburban ar.eas, were
planned for residential use. Prior to development, both
consisted of poorly constructed substandard houses. Now
nearing completion, THOMASVILLE contains more
than 200 owner-occupied single family dwellings. Incorporated into the plan is a new elementary school, city
park, shopping center, expansion of church facilities,
and a site for 350 units of low rent public housing.
Land in the ROCKDALE project has recently been put
on the market. Its intended use is for multi-family residential with supporting public and commercial developments.
�Rehabilitation
SIMPLY DEFINED ... Rehabilitation is a program of
community or home improvement involving property
owners in an area where deterioration has occurred but
where structures are basically sound.
Primarily, the aim of rehabilitation is to upgrade structurally sound homes and extend their useful lives to the
ma-ximum. In following through the plan of action for
better living, the individual home owner brings his property up to modern day standards of good living. In this
way, the area remains stable, and through citizen participation the community is improved esthetically.
Financial assistance is available to homeowners in an
urban renewal area through the Loan and Grant Program.
Project offices located in each project area staff rehabilitation specialists to assist homeowners in determining
what to repair, which contractors to select, and how to
finance the work that is consequently done.
The major effort in Atlanta's West End Urban Renewal
Project is aimed at the improvement of more than 1400
structures - both residential and commercial - which are
basically sound but in need of major improvements .
��Acquisition
THE ATLANTA HOUSING AUTHORITY purchases
properties scheduled for clearance within the project
areas. Acquisition price by law must be current fair market value. This is determined by independent professional
appraisers making two separate appraisals. If property
owner is not satisfied with the price offered, he has recourse to the courts where a final determination of current
fair market value can be made. Most properties, however,
are acquired through negotiation between the owner and
a real estate officer of the Authority.
Atlanta's eleven urban renewal projects contain 2552.2
acres; 1108.5 acres are to be acquired. The remaining
acreage consists of rehabilitation areas and other land not
to be acquired. The Authority has acquired 3,258 residential structures, of which more than 63 % were substandard; also 825 commercial , industrial and institutional buildings.
Four Atlanta projects - GEORGIA STATE, GEORGIA
TECH, UNIVERSITY CENTER AND HOW ARD
HIGH SCHOOL - were designed to obtain land for expansion of landlocked schools. The HOW ARD HIGH
project was the first completed urban renewal project in
the Atlanta program.
When some portion of land within a project boundary is
needed for special public use before the full project is
brought into execution, this land can be acquired by
Early Land Acquisition. Excellent examples of this are
the new $I-million C. W. Hill School in the BEDFORDPINE project and the $9-million auditorium-convention
hall complex under construction in BUTTERMILKBOTTOMS project. Both land sites were acquired
through Early Land Acquisition.
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Demolition
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ONE OF THE great community benefits of urban renewal
is the removal of unsafe, unsanitary and inadequate
buildings.
Depicted here are typical slums that show the need for
new and better homes ... for parks and playgrounds ...
for better businesses ... for broader streets and other
public improvements.
These subjects for demolition are characteristic of the
type structures Atlanta can do without ... and what must
eventually give way to better living in a proud and evergrowing metropolis.
�Relocation means People:
IN URBAN RENEW AL areas where clearance of structures is necessary, many families and individuals must be
moved. Since Atlanta's urban renewal program began in
late 1959, the Relocation Staff of the Atl anta Housing
Authority has had the responsibility of helpi ng 5,484
families move into better housing. Of this number, 4. 721
have now been relocated , and of those who can be
traced, 95 % are now relocated in standard housing. In
addition, 41 4 businesses have been taken in to the workload, and 397 have been successfully relocated.
The City of Atlanta on April 30, 1964 contracted with
the Atlanta Housing Authority to provide relocation assistance for households being displaced by code enforcement, highway construction, and other governmental
�People are our greatest responsibility
action. Since that date, 724 households have been referred to the Authority, resulting in the rehousing of 472
families.
Under the terms of the Loan and Grant Contract with the
federal government, the Authority receives a full federal
grant to pay the moving expenses of those having to move.
The grant also covers a relocation assistance payment to
families whose incomes are below established levels to
underwrite a portion of the rent at the new location.
Project offices are set up by the Atlanta Housing Authority in each project area. A trained relocation staff is available to provide information and to assist each family or
indi vidual in finding adequate standard housing.
�Redevelopment
Atlanta Stadium
THE MOST PLEASING visible aspect of urban renewal
is the redevelopment phase of the program.
Parks, stadiums, motels, apartments, college facilities,
schools, auditoriums, office buildings stand tall against
the skyline and enhance the livability of a city. Areas that
once fostered economic and social blight that taxed the
city's services are now transformed into economically
strong contributors to the area's physical and fiscal well
being.
Atlanta's BUTLER STREET project exemplifies the
most outstanding redevelopment achievement. An area,
consisting of 249 acres, which formerly housed some 954
families , now includes dwelling units of moderate and
low income housing, high rise luxury apartments, modern
motel facilities, and major commercial redevelopment.
The adjustments in land use and transportation patterns
adjoining the expressway interchange is an outstanding
example of coordinated planning and redevelopment. The
relocation of almost 700 families and more than 230
individuals, as well as some 100 businesses, is a major
accomplishment.
Other projects showing significant redevelopment include
the RAWSON-WASHINGTON project, site of Atlanta's
$18-million stadium ; UNIVERSITY CENTER - where
six colleges and universities are expanding their facilities ;
THOMASVlLLE - a new residential neighborhood; and
BUTTERMILK-BOTTOMS, site of the new $9-million
auditorium and convention hall .
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John Hancock Building - Butler Street
University Park - University Center
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Landmark Apartments - Butler Street
�New Neighborhood -Thomasville
University Plaza Apartments - University Center
Agnes Jones School - University Cente_r
�GROSS STATISTICS
ATLANTA PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAM
ATLANTA HOUSING AUTHORITY
Number of Public Housing Projects .
Gross Acreage .
Total Population . . .
Total Number Families. . . . .
Number of Persons 62 years or older
Number Minors . . . . . . . . . . .
Number families with Woman as Head of House.
Number families receiving benefits or assistance
Number existing units . . . . . . . .
Number units under construction, or in planning
Number units on reservation . . . . .
Number units approved for leased hou sing .
Aggregate number units:
(existing, under construction, in planning, on reservation, leased)
MANAGEMENT -
15
563
30,444
8,745
2,834
17,613
4,847
3,908
8,874
1,140
4,200
300
14,514
Low-Rent Housing
For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1966 The Authority's Average Income and Expenses per dwelling unit
per month were as listed below for the 8874 units owned and managed by the Authority. The Authority
does not handle the largest expense item, debt service, on these projects; therefore, this item is not included in the averages.
INCOME
34.45
.17
.47
.88
.86
Dwelling Rental
Non Dwelling Rental
Excess Utilities .
Interest on General Fund Investments
Other income
Total Operating Income Per Dwelling Unit Per Month
$36.83
EXPENSES
Collection Losses . .
Employee Benefit Contributions .
General Expense .
Insurance . .
Maintenance and Operations
Management Expense .
Payment in Lieu of Taxes .
Provisions for Reserves . . . .
Property Betterment and Additions
Reduction of Federal Subsidy (Residual Receipts)
Replacement of Non-Expendable Equipment .
Utilities
Total Operating Expense Per Dwelling Per Unit Per Month
AHA 57
.22
.80
.27
13 .08
5.63
2.59
1.43
.48
.63
2.56
9.14
$36.83
�PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS
A . Techwood Homes
B. University Homes ·
C. Clark Howell Homes
D. John Hope Homes
E. John J. Eagan Homes
F. Grady Homes
G. Alonzo F. Herndon Homes
H . Capitol Homes
I. Carver Community
J. Heman E . Perry Homes
K. Joel Chandler Ha rris
L. J. W. E. Bowen Homes
M. Antoine Graves Homes
N . John 0 . Chiles Ho mes
O. Palmer House
NE
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PROJECTS IN EXECUTION
1. Butler Street
2. Rawson-Washington
3. University Center
4. Rockd ale
5. Thomasville
6. Georgia State
8. Georgia Tech No . I
9. West End
PROJECTS COMPLETED
7. Howard High School
PROJECTS lN PLANNING
10. Butterm ilk-Bottoms
11. Bedfo rd-Pine
12. Georgia Tech No. 2
STUDY AREAS
13. E ast Atlanta
14. N ash-Bans
15. Cooper-Glenn
16. Plun kettown
ATLANTA'S HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
�The Housing Authority of The City of Atlanta, Georgia
General Consolidated Balance Sheet
As of June 30, 1966
Low-Rent Housing Only
CASH
$
61 ,21 1
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
NOTES RECEIVABLE .
58,966
.
52
ACCRUED INTER EST RECEIVABLE
INVESTMENTS .
.
.
.
3,177,135
DE BT AMORTIZATION FUNDS
2,425,961
DEFERRED CHARGES
.
.
.
1,800
.
.
79,271
LAND, STRUCTUR E AND EQU IPMENT
65 ,327,937
-
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
NOTES PAYABLE .
$
.

--· --
48 ] ,508
12,298,620
ACCRUED LI ABILITJES .
645,444
DEFERRED CR EDITS .
FIXED LIABILI T IES
.
SURPLUS from Operations, Cumulative Annual Contributions
and Book Value of Conveyed l'rnjccts . . . . . . .
37,639,000
.
. .
.
.
.
. .
20,062,448
�The Housing Authority of The City of Atlanta, Georgia
General Consolidated Balance Sheet
As of June 30, 1966
Urban Renewal Projects in Execution Stage Only
CASH IN BANK
.
.
.
$
.
119,335
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
R elocation Grants Due from
Federal Government . .
312,645
$
Rehabilitation Grants Due From
Federal Government
39,794
8,586
Tenants
36,515
Other
397,540
6,487,693
INVESTMENTS .
PROJECT COSTS
Less Sales Price of Land Sold
41,207 ,868
8,146,352
33 ,061 ,516
700,1 96
RE LOCATION PAYMENTS (contra)
39,794
REH ABILITATION GRANTS (contra)
1,186,051
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE .
ACCRUED LI ABILITIES
450,504
Interest
Other
-
404
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450,908
479,853
TRUST AN D DE POSIT LI ABILITIES
22 ,4 12,000
NOTES PAYA BLE .
CAPITAL
Local Cash Grants-in-Aid
1,420,369
Local Non-Cash Grant~-in-Aid
708,703
Federal Capital Grants Earned
13,408,200
Relocation Grants (contra) .
700,196
Rehabilitation Grunts (contra)
39,794
16,277,262
�Atlanta Housing Authority
824 Hurt Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
The preparation of this report was financed in part through Federal assistance
from the Renewal Assistance Administration of the Department of Housing and
Urban Development under the provisions
of Title I of the Housing Act of 1949, as
amended .
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J uly 9. 1967
The Hono r able Mr. I van All en Jr., Mayor
City o f Atlanta
Geo r gia
Dear Sir,
Your appearances on the televisian newscasts, and the rec ent columns i n the newspapers concerning the critical s hortag e i n low-income housing
have brought me to thi s point o f a ddres sing you.
I am an innoc ent owner o f slum property,
( j ust of po clcet handkerchief size, but it weighs on
my mind and he a rt), and I wish to do all in my power
t o correct the situat ion, but I am ham strung " by
Th e Housing Authority.
Your appeal to private investo rs, not relying on Federal Government programs, encourages me to
respond . My area o f p a rticipation would be very small.
not in the least comparable with the Celotex Corporation, but as a last desc end ant of an old Atlant a fam ily, qnd concerned with the well-being of us all, I
would so very much like to talk to s ome one who can
offer an answer.
If you are interested I can give further
details and facts.
Most sincerely,
Mrs. Henry H.. Ware Jr.
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d/-tLanta, §eo>igia 303 0 5
July 14, 19 67
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Sir,
·
Thank you for your reply to my letter of July
ninth. I appreciate your offer to have your Building
Inspector look at the property described below, but I
can tell you exactly what he will find - - three derelict old duplex dwellings, all empty except one unit
? ccupied by Willie Brooks at number 264, who has flowers and vegetables growing in his yard.
The property recorded as 25 4- 256, 258- 260,
and 264-266 Clifton Place N.E. was originally owned
by my grandmother, willed to an aunt, and subsequently
came into my possession in late 1966, after having been
administered by a bank since June of 1962. During the
bank's administration The Housing Authority indicated
that area was to be condemned, so the bank made no repairs, and the tenants moved off. When the property
came into my hands it had become a slum.
I would like to rebuild, but I do not know
what is my status. Do I own the property, or does The
Housing Authority? And if The Housing Authority has
jurisdiction over it, why cannot that agency pay the
taxes ?
Eag erly awaiting an answer, I am
Very truly yours,
Mrs. Henry H, Ware Jr.
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Atlanta, Georg·
De r Mr • DaUon:
l appreciate your writing me nd l am taking the
libei-ty of forw rd.in your lettel' to the Atlanta
Hou ing Authority s they dmiaister the public
hou8-ing in Atlanta.
I am sur you will b hearing frOin them shortly
but Im t add that tbe occu ncy of the public
hou ing unit ,. quite hi h .
Sincer ly your•,
Ivan Aile , Jr .
yor
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CC: Mr. M. B. Satterfield
�October 6, 1967
Mr. M. B. Satterfield
Executive Director
Atlanta Housing Authority
82.4 Hurt Building
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Dea.r Sat:
I would appreciate it very much -if you would furnish
me a report of the extent of integration iu the Atlanta
Housing Authority projects the same as you did on
May 4th.
Sincerely youre,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�EDWIN L . STERNE
M. B. SATTERFIELD
CHAIRMAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND SECRETARY
GEORGE S. CRAFT
CARLTON GARRETT
VICE CHAIRMAN
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
J . B . BLAYTON
GILBERT H. BOGGS
D IRECTOR O F HOUSING
JOHN 0. CHILES
GEORGE R . SANDER
FRANK G. ETHERIDGE
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
824 HURT BUILDING
ATLANTA. GEORGIA
30303
JACKSON 3 - 6074
May
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4, 1967
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The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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Dear Mayor Allen:
In response to Mrs. Moses' request for the extent of integration
in our projects, I am glad to supply the following figures :
Capitol Homes
Harris Homes
Chiles Homes
97 Negro tenant families
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We recently discovered that t here is a s ingle white elderly
t enant living in Graves Homes .
Sincerely,
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M. B. SatterfieJ&
Executive Director
MBS:dm
�September 29, 1967
Mr. R. Earl Landers
Administrative Assistant
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Reg
Parcels B-lOb and B-14
Rawson-Washington Street .UR Area
Project Georgia R-10
Shopping Center Property
Gentlemen3
We call to your attention that t hese two excellent parcels
of land whi ch are well located for development as a shopping
center are still available and that we can receive and consider
proposals for thei r purchase and deliver title without undue
delay.
These parcels are situated on the s outh s ide of Glenn
Street and across the street from a 650 unit new Public Housing
project now being built, with 248 units scheduled to be ready
by January 1, 1968, 148 units to be ready by March 26, 1968,
and 25~. uni t s by August 22, 1968.
Proposals may be made on one or both parcels, and must
be made on our forms which we will gladly furnish upon request.
Advise us if you need additional information or wish to make
a proposal.
Remember, we shall gladly pay a sales commission in accordanoe
with the s chedule suggested by the Atlanta Real Estate Board.
Very truly yours,
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Philip E. Vrooman
Chief, Real Estate Disposition Section
�824 HURT BUILDI N G
T E L E PHONE JA. 3-6074
ATLANT A , GEORGIA
30303
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�Mr. Jerry I. Arnold
September 13, 1967
If we may be of further service to you in this
tter, or 1.f you wish to
discuss the matter further., we uill be most happy to talk with you .
Very truly yours,
M. B. S tterfield
Executive Director
cc:
Ho roble Ivan Allen, Jr.,
yor
Uonorabl Lester Maddox,
Governor
Honorable Herman Talmadge, Senator
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ATTORNEYS A T
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COMPANY OF GEORG I A
BUI LDI NG
ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30303
HENRY H . WAR E, JR.
EDWIN L. STERN E
W I LLIA M W . GR I FFIN
R O BE RT F. L YLE
August 15 , 19 6 7
T E L EPHONE 525-559 1
JOHN P . RABUN. JR .
R ALP H S. FORC E
AL T ON H. HO P K I NS
J OHN W. AKRIDGE , JR.
Mayor Ivan Allen
City Hall
Atlanta , Georgia
Dear Ivan:
I read in the paper where the Zoning Committee turned down an application
for 510 public housing units under the Turn Ke y program at Browntown Road and
Bolton Road.
As you are fully aware , both you and the Board of Aldermen are pressing the
Housing Authority for more public housing , the need for which is ve ry great. We
are try ing to do our best , but as you also k now , the matter of obtaining sit es fo r
public housing is e x tremely difficult. We had gotten this particular site cleared
until it was turned down by the Zoning Committee .
Of course , we are agents for the City in carrying out this program which is
most urgent ., but if we cannot get sites approved , we cannot get the housing
built .
With k indes t regards , I a m
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Edwin L . Sterne
Chairm an , Atlanta Hous i n g Aut ho ri ty
ELS :lns
cc : Members of Zoning C o mmittee
�r
August 3. 1967
Mr • Jac k Ma ko itz
769 Marietta Street. N . W.
Atlanta, Georgia
De s- Mrs. Masko . itz:
This will acknowledge recei pt of your letter of
Auguet 4th
eking information about your
property.
1 am. forw rding your letter to the Atlanta
Housing Authority with the request that they
adviae you of any p1ana to purchase thi• property
in the futur •
Sine rely your a,
Iv
All n, Jr.
M yor
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�HOUS I NG A U THORITY
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The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dea r Mayor All en:
Ebenezer Baptist Chur ch i s .moving into t he f i eld of helpi ng t o
s upply good housing f or l ow and .mode ra te :income families. This pro =
mi nent Negro chur ch has been awarded ·<.he co trac t f or land i n t he
Raws on-Was hingt on Ur ban Redevel opment Area. on which t hey will bu ild
a tot al of 152 housing uni t s , i nc uding a 1 2-s "ory b ilding des i gned
for seni or ci'ti zens 9 financed under F'l-IA 8 s 221 ( d )( J ) program.
We hope yo u will attend t he contract si gning on Monday j J ul y 31st,
a t 2 :00 P. M. at t he offi ce of t he Atlanta Hous ing Au t hori t y . This
pr oposed res i d.e nt ial pro ject endeavors t o prov de a meaningful t ot al
community compl ex fo r thi s area 3 and repr esentatives of t he pr ess 3
rad i o and televi sion have been invi t ed. A copy of t he press invi tati on
i s enclos ed .
O
Les t er H. Persells
Director of Redevelopment
3- 6074
�H O USING AUTHORITY
OF TH E
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SPECIAL PRESS CONFERENCE
EBENEZER BAP I S CHURCH T BU TI.D
$l o8 MIL ION RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX
The Board of Commi ssi oners and s t aff of the At l anta Housing Author i y
invite you to a special press c onference for t hl:l awardi ng of t he con r act for
the res i dential developmer t of
( oB
acres of land int e Raws on=Washingt on
Urban Redevel opment Areao
The press conference wi l
·.,ak • pl ace i n
Ro0m
8.38, H r
Building, Monday,
July 31st at 2 g00 Po Mo
Co- pas t ors of t he Ebenezer Bapti s t Chur ch:; t he Revo Dro Mar t in Luther
Ki ng:; Sro and Jr o, rederel oper s oft e propose
sent to describe t he
11
residential area, will be pre~
t ot al. community " pr oject desig ed t o hel p provi de housi ng
for low and moderate income familieso
Ot hers attending t he press conf~rence will i nclu de members of the Board
of Trustees of Ebenezer Chur ch, the des i gn team for t he project, city offic i als,
local and f ederal hous ing offic i als o
Press ki ts detailing the Rawson=Wash:ingt n Urban Redevelopment Area
will be avai lableo
If you are not pl anning to a t t end, plea s e. conta ct Margret Ross, Publi c
Informati on Officer for t he At lant a Housing Authori t;y ll .523=6074, f or press
i nf ormation o
3-6074
�July 20, 1967
Mrs . Henry H. Ware, Jr.
404 Blackland Road, N. W .
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Dear Mrs. Ware :
Mr. W . R. Wofford, Building Official of the City of Atlanta,
has advised me that your property at the above locations is
situated in the Bedford-Pine Urban Renewal Project area .
Property located in approved Urban Renewal Project areas
is under the jurisdiction of the Atlanta Housing Authority,
the City's agent for redevelopm.ent .
A check with the Atlanta Housing Authority reveals that this
project, which encompasses your property, is in the planning
stage and funds for acquisition have not been approved by the
Federal Government. However , the representatives of the
Authority have stated that they anticipate acquiring the property
in about a year. If you would like to make minor repairs and
improvements in order to make the property rentable for this
hort period of time, you, as owner, have every right to do
so, although the city w ill not require you to do so.
If you desire further information, I sugge t that you talk to
Mr . Greenleaf (523-6074 ) of the Atlanta Hou ing Authority
for guidance in thi matter .
Sincerely your ,
Iv n Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�CITY OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
800 CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

WILLIAM R . WOFFORD, P . E. , R.A.
I NSPECTOR O F
July 19 , 1967
B UILDI NG S
ELMER H. MO ON, E. E ., P . E .
AS S T . IN SP E CTOR O F
BUILDIN GS
MEMORANDUM
TO
FROM
The Honorable Ivan
W. R. Wofford
RE
Suggested reply to Mrs. Henry H. W?re, J r.
concerning
254 -256 , 258-260, 264-266 Clifton Place, N. E.
r.
Dear Mrs. Ware:
Mr. W. R, Wofford , Building Official of t he Ci ty of Atlanta, has
advised me that your property at the above locations is situated in
the Bedford-Pine Urban Renewal Project area. Property located in
approved Urban Renewal Project areas is under the jurisdiction of the
Atlanta Housing Authority, the City's agent for redevelopment.
A check with the Atlanta Housing Authority reveals that this
project, which encompasses your property, is in the planning stage
and funds for acquisition have not been approved by the Federal
· Government. However, the representatives of the Authority have
stated that they anticipate acquiring the property in about a
year • . If you would like to make minor repairs and improvements
in order to make the property rentable for this shq_~t; period ~of _, 1 _ ~ _,
time, you, as owner, have every right to do so. ~
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/If you d~sire further information, I suggest that you talk
with Mr. Greenleaf (523-6074) of the Atlanta Housing Authority
for guidance in this matter.
Very truly yours,
~
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July 11, 1967
Mrs . Henry H . Ware, Jr.
404 Blackland Road, N . W .
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Dear Mrs. Ware :
P lease advis me the location of your property
and I will be glad to have the Building Inspector
look into it and advi
me.
Sincer ly,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
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ATLANTA. GEORGIA
OF THE CITY OF
• a • HUIIIT- a UILD I NG

ATLANTA 2 . GA.
July 17, 1967
The Honorable I van Allen, J r .
Mayor of Atlanta
Atlanta City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear May or Allen:
Ebeneze r Bapt ist Church is movi.ng into the field of helping t o
suppl y good housing for low and moderate income fami l ies. This pro minent Negro church has been awarded the contract for land in the
Rawson-Washington Urban Redevel opmer..t Area on whi ch they will build
a total of 152 housing units , includ ing a 12-story building designed
for senior citizens, financed under FHA ' s 221 (d)(3) program.
We hope you will attend the contract signing on Thursday, July
20th, at 2:00 P.M. at the office of the Atlanta Housing Authority.
This proposed residenti al proj ect endeavors to provide a meaningful
total community complex for this area, and representatives of the
press, . radio and tel evision have been invited. A copy of the pres
invitati on is enclosed .
Lester H. Persells
Director of Redevelopment
Enclosure

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ATLANTA. GEORGIA .
Of THE CITY OF
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HUIIT 8UILDING

ATL.O,NTA
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GA .

JACKSON 3-1107•
June JO, 1967
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia JOJOJ
Dear Mayor Allen:
Big business is moving into the field of helping to supply good
housing for low and moderate income families. The Celotex Corporation,
one of the largest manufacturers of building supplies, has been awarded
the contract for land in the University Center Urban Redevelopment Area
on which they will build. 208 apartments and. town houses financed under
FHA 1 s 221 (d.)(J) program to be sponsored and operated by the Friendship
Baptist Church.
We hope you will attend the contract signing on Thursday, July 6th,
at 2:00 P. M. at the office of the Atlanta Housing Authority. This
should. be an important event both in Atlanta and. in the nation since
Celotex expects to expand this type of operation in urban renewal areas
nationally. Representatives of press, radio and television have been
invited and a copy of this invitation is enclosed.
~~
Lester H. Persells
Director of Redevelopment
Enclosure
�SPECIAL PRESS CONFERENCE
Major Natio na l Corporation to Announce
Breakthrough in Urban Renewal:
Atlanta
Project to be First of its Kind in Nation
Historic Negro Church Will
Sponsor Housing Development
The Board of Commissioners and staff of the Atlanta Housing Authority
invite you to a special pre ss conference for the awarding of t he
contract for the residential r edevelopment of 13 acres of land in
the University Center Urba n Redevelopment Area.
The Press Conference will take place in Room 838 of the Hurt Building
Thursday, July c, 1967, at 2: 00 P. M.
Representatives of The Celotex Corporation, redevelopers of the
proposed residential area , will be on hand to describe this pioneer
effort by a major national concern to help provide housing for low
and moderate income f amilie s .
Others attending the co nference will include repr esentatives of the
Friendship Baptist Church, the non-profit sponsor of t he proposed
development, city officials~ local and federal housing officials.
Press kits detailing the University Center Urban Redevelopment Area
will be avail able.
Should you be unable to attend, please contact Margret Ross, Public
Information Officer for the Atlanta Housing Authority, 523-6074 , for
press information.
�June 16, 1967
Mr. R. Earl Landers
Administrati ve Assistant
City Hall
At lant a, Georgi a
RE:
Parcels B-lOb and B-14
Rawson-Washington Stre~t Urban
Redevelopment Area
Project Georgia R-10
Gentlemen:
We are now offering the above described property f or sale and
redevelopment as a shopping center.
The property is located between Glenn Street and Georgia Avenue
and on both sides of McDaniel· Street. :.- Parcel B~lob· has an a·r ea of
109, 311 sqµare feet or 2.51 acres and is priced at $131, 000.00. Parcel
B-14 has an area of 64,740 square feet or 1.486 acres and is priced at
$85,500.00.
There is a project of 650 units of Low Cost Public Housing under
construction across Glenn Street and to the north which is to be served
by this redevelopment.
Proposals may be made on one or both of these parcel s and are t o
be opened on July 26th at 10:00 A.M. in our office. Proposals mus t be
made on our forms which will be sent to you upon request .
Remember, we shall gladly pay a sales commission in accordance
wi th t he s chedule suggested by the A~lanta Real Estate Board .
Vecy t rul y yours,
4 [ :,;:,-M_,-
Philip E. Vr ooman
Real Estat e Disposition Officer
�OF THE
824
HU RT
CITY OF
BUILDING•
ATLANTA. GEORGIA
ATLANTA
3,
GA .

JACKSON
June 16, 1967
,
Mr. R. Earl Landers
Administrative Assistant
City Hall
Atlanta , Georgia
RE:
Parcel 10
University Center Urban
Redevelopment Area
Project Georgia R-11
Gentlemen:
We are re-offering for sale and development the above described
parcel of land for commercial use. Attached is a sales brochure which
gives all details of the offering.
It is located on the south side of Greensferry Avenue 124 feet
east of Ashby Street. It has an area of 32,617 square feet or o. 749
acres and has a minimum established sales price of $44,000.00. The
permitted uses are many and are listed in the sales brochure.
Proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of this property
must be made on our forms and received in our office not later than
10:00 A. M. o'clock on July 19 , 1967. These proposal forms and other
details are available upon request.
Remember, we shall gladly pay a sales co~ssion in accordance
with the schedule suggested by the Atlanta Real ~state Board.
Very truly yours,
~ ; !" zz;-r,1/\--~
Philip E. Vrooman
Real Estate Disposition Officer
Enclosure
3-6074
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June 12, 1967
Mr. Lester H . Persells.
Director of Redevelopment
Atlanta Housing Autho.r ity
8 24 Hurt Building
Atlanta, Geo.rgia
30303
Dear Les :
I regret that 1 ·u be unable t o attend the contrac t
igning on the Rockdale project on Thursday, June
15th a I have ah- a.dy scheduled an appoim::tnent at
the ame tiln.e .
Bill Howland ha some remarks from me which h.e
will f orw rd to you.
Sincel'ely your.a ,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�ATLANTA. GEORGIA
OF THE CITY OF
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ATLANTA a, GA.
June 9, 1967
The Honorabl e Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atl anta
City Hall
30303
Atl anta , Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen :
Thursday, June 15th, 2: 30 P. M. i s a big date in the
hi story of the Atl anta Housing Authority and the City of
Atla nta . This is when the contract for the sal e of the land
in the Rockdal e Urban Redevelopment Project will be executed
with David L. Rosen, who will build a $20 million new
neighborhood housing 5 , ooo people .
This is an event many of us i n Atlanta have wor ked
toward for a lo ng time. It is our hope that yo u will be
able to be present at the contract si gning . A copy of
the notice to the Press is attached.
Lester H. Pers ells
Director of Redevelopment
Enclosure
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JACK90N a-eo7•
�ATLANTA. GEORGIA
OF THE CITY OF
824
HURT BUILDING•
ATLANTA 3 ,
GA .
,
SPECIAL PRESS CONFERENCE
CONTRACT AWARD
ROCKDALE URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AREA
The Board of Commissioners and staff of the Atlanta Housing Authority
invite you to a special press conference for the awarding of the
contract for the red.evelopment in the Rockdale Urban Redevelopment
Area. This will be the largest single development in an urban renewal
project in Atlanta.
The press conference will take place in Room 838 of the Hurt Building
Thursday, June 15, 1967, at 2:30 p.m.
Press kits will be available detailing the more than $20-million
development involving 150 acres of residential development under
Section 221 (d.) (3) plus a commercial tract of 9.14 acres in the
Rockdale Urban Redevelopment Area. This award-winning proposal
will add. some 1386 housing units to this area.
A model of the proposed. development will be on display , along with
detailed. plans for this northwest Atlanta property .
The developer of the Rockdale Project will be present at the press
conference, along with city officials, local and federal housing
officials, for interview and camera purposes.
If you are unable to attend, please contact Margret Ross, Public
Information Officer for the Atlanta Hous ing Authority, 523-6074,
for press information.

JACKSON
3·6074
�.
..·AUTHORITY
ATLANTA. GEORGIA
OF THE CITY OF
- - - - - - - - - - - - 824
HURT BUILDING

ATLANTA,
GA .
30303
Mre. Mary Sant,ord, Presidclt
Pvey ~
. 'fjQ&ll't As8ootat 1on
1SJ7 Dr J>rlv , N. Wo
Atlanta.a OIJQr g'la
,J)ear Mr • Sanford,
Tha.nk 70\l for y<:>ur t elttgram. ot May JO, 1967, irttg tl"4i · · tn_e Ro k
Redevelopment Pr0pos.a1 :. W• ppr iate 7ou_r int~t in the com-:rstnt•o1a
of this 1
· a.nd the efftct its l' ·daV 'o-~t; it1U. ha on y us:- adj c
neighbo:rnoo -. You s t•.4 ·t hat your gro p oppo
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA
OF THE CITY OF
B24
HU R T
BUILDING

ATLANTA,
GA .
30303

Jun• 7, 1967
Mr. Robert DQ:bbs,, Cha1nna.n
OtttzSU!J N•Jgbbo.ritoo4 Advisory Co11neil
245.S Abnttr P1ae•··
Atlanta; GtiO.J"da
»~ Mr.
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1'hailk you for 7oup tel _gr&ffl ot Kay JO, 1967, i-•gardlng tM ·Rockdal.•
RecltVel.o · · ,i Pr:op0s.w ~ W• appr~1 ·t, - yotfr lnt ·r- · _t in t.hl conv.,-anc•
(Jf tM lan a11d 'the f'i.Cts l . · r.twv-1.op · :b · 11 hav , on 101U'. . dJ a n !ghbOl'ht>od. You eta" t . ·t :,our group oppps• the awal'°dlng of the
-contJ". ct. to th
· . C q ~ sine.• iou d1d ®t bave tbe opportunity \o·
rr,t W · partlcu1e.r pr,, · ai.
Hou~ing AUtho"~1ty c
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52.3-6074
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JUN 51967
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ALoNzo P. HE11.NOON HoMll.9
H 1 JoHl'I SnEET, N. W.
ATLANTA 18, GEOI\GIA
June 2, 1967
c. Delius
General Manager
City Parks Department
901 City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Mr. Jack
Dear Sir:
Since January of this year efforts have been made to establish some per•
w..anent program that would involve a majority of the people in this community
in various activities that would channel their energies in a desirable direction. Because it was announced early in this year that no funds would be
available in 1967 for this type of program, solicitation of volunteer workers
was attempted.
Some volunteers were secured and various activities are now being supervised by them. One out-of-town ministerial student worked with some basketball teams during the school year but has now returned to hi~ home in Pennsylvania.
Among the present activities are softball, basketball, dramatics, art,
Bible ~tud;r, eto. Additional euper'Vi1ory help could be uee4 wi1th eome ot the
above, but the pressing need is for trained supervision of teen-agers. Some
boys utilize the facilities of the George Washington Carver Boys Club; however,
this still leaves the problem teens without adequate supervision.
In view of more recent announcements regarding the availability of funds
and the consequent development of recreational programs, it is most urgent that
our area is not . over-looked. It is felt that this is a reasonable request iri
that we are mairtly interested in assignment of personnel-to supervise the use
of the existing facilities.
The existing facilities include a large recreation field for softball,
basketball, volleyball, tennis, etc. These facilities are open to the General
Public.
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Mr. Jack C. Delius
June 2, 1967
2
May we expect your cooperation in obtaining suitable assistance in
this area?
~ truly.... yours,
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Louis M. Smith
,
Housing Manager
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cc: The Honorable
Ivan Allen, Jr~, Mayor
City of Atlanta
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Atl nt
H using Authority
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aioners
824 Burt Building
Bo
Atlanta , Georgi
Gentl
30303
en:
A ~
d voloper
sc~ttns the Dougl s~~ rlen Joi t -nture , on of h ~- tted bid propos 1 for RQckd 1 , we find it quite
inconce~~ bl t t the tl nt Housing utbority could aw r th proj ct
o n vj,d t . o n ~ As oci 't •
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that
i
of decision t
from tho followin
�4. If your l awyers were of the opi nion that it was i mport ant to
open the bids on Rockd le in r oom 824 becaus¢ the invitation for bid cell ed
fortthis action, t hen they should also shore our Qpinion that every other
requirement of th*t document be complied with .
Gentlemen, t he words competitive bi d means to give all interested parties
tho satnte oeportunitics ·o comply with the rules and then judge them impartially. It does not mean passing special resoluti ons t hat pply to
same groups ; nor does it mean drawiQg special contracts .
Your ~e-consider tion of your decision o~ Rockdal e i s he~eby requested.
Very truly yours,
JOHNSON- RICHAR000?1 & ASSOCIATES
J.
c.
Johnson
Fre ident
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CC:
Edwin
Lo St rn , Attorn y
Mr. Jesse B. l yton
Mr. Georges . Craft
Mr. Pr nk G. Etbrid e
Mrs J ck F. Glenn
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May 24, 1967
Mr. Jam. Lawr nee Bartow
Cha
n R ·alty Com ~Y
57 For yth Str et, N. W.
Atlanta; Geoi-gia 30303
De r Mr.
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will ~AIUl"1r.w ge rece pt of y
l tt r
reg rdmg th
o ny C>WJ:md by ra. B. N.
es at 277 lmna Avenu •
in!ormation t
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Sine rlly
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CC: Mr. Le
Percells
V
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�HOUSING AU<THORITY
OF THE
ATLANTA. GEORGIA
CITY OF
824 HURT BUILDING

ATLANTA 3, GA .

JACKSON 3·S07A
May 18, 1967
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
The control of weeds and trash on vacant land owned by the
Authority has been a continuous problem for the Authority. This
year, we are approaching it through the use of heavy mowing machinery
and an herbicide spray.
This morning the property adjacent to Mr. Gaither's property,
referred to in your letter of May 8th, was subjected to this treatment.
This is one of the first properties treated. All vacant land now owned
by the Housing Authority will be so treated. as rapidly as possible,
probable completion date is June 1st.
Very truly yours,
M. B.
Executive Director
�r
USING AUTHORITY
824
1,
HURT BUILDING
67
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA
OF THE CITY OF

ATLANTA ,
GA .
30303

52.3-6074
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May 11, 1967
Mr. Glenn M . Hogan
.Executive Director
Georgia Hospital Association
1720 Peachtree Road, N. W., Suite 4Z3
Atlanta , Georgia
Dear Mr. Hogan:
I will be glad to discus the matter menti on d
in your letter with Mr. Cook before th meeting
tomorrow mollning.
Thanks ag in for your continuing interest in the
city and it developm nt.
Sincerely.
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�GEORGIA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
1720
P EA CHTR EE
RD. N.W.,
SUITE
423
GL ENN M. H OG AN
Cfe.feph.one 876 - 4486 df-'tea. C!ode 404
Executive Director
ATLAN TA, GEORGIA
30309
R . ROSS BAR N ETT
Assistant Director
May 10, 1967
Honor ab le Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor ,.
City 0 £ Atlanta
Cit y Hall
Atlanta, Geor gia
Dear Mayor Allen:
As you may be aware, the Georgia Ho spital Association has enter ed a bid on land
parcel D-lOb 0£ the Housing Authority 0£ the City 0£ Atlant a f or purpos e of
erecting a permanent headquarters building f o r the Association.
This land, at the s outhwest corner 0£ Houston Street and Piedmont Av_enue, will
provide a convenient central l oca tion £or our services. As you know, we conduct
a great many e ducational progr ams £or the h ospitals atten ded by administrators
and boards 0£ tr ustees 0£ thes e 1nstitutions from every community in Georgia.
The need for expansion o f hospital and health facilities also e.><;plains the need
for expansion of the services offered by our organization, a voluntary Association now in its 38th year of existence.
In January the Association submitted a bid of $42,000 for the land along with a
redevelopment proposal providing £or a three-story building. We later, however,
requested permission to reduce our immediate plan to a two-story building more
in keeping with our needs and resources for the remainder of this decade.
Our development plans are no less permanent. We simply desire, as does any
voluntary as·s ociation, to develop a . headquarters facility in stages as the membership grows and increases its investment in association services. The headquarters building will be enlarged in future years to meet these needs.
The Policy Committee 0£ the Hou s ing Autho r i ty , head ed by Mr . Rodney M. Cook,
meets this Friday, May 12, to reconsider our development proposal.
Any recommen dation in our behalf you might give to Mr. Cook's committee will be
most appreciated.
I
am
PRESIDENT :
PR ES I DE NT - E LECT :
D E XTO N R . WHITLE Y
TREASURER :
DAM O N 0. KIN G
CRAWFORD W. LONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
PEA C H CO UN T Y HOSPITAL
HALL COUNTY HOSPITAL
ATLANTA , GEORGIA
FORT V ALLEY, GEORGIA
GA I NES VILLE , GEORGI A
W.
DANIEL B ARK ER
�May 8 , 1967
Mr. M. B. S tt rfi ld
Atlanta Hou ing Authority
820 Hurt B,2flding
Atlanta. G orgia
...
Dear Satt:
Each spring
d unu:n r we have numer ble
con'lp\aint.s cone ming ur n renewal property owned
by the Atlanta Hou ing Authority.
It appear to me that you should provi _ soD'l m
of maintaining thi pro rty in reasonabl shape
in order to keep th · e de cut back and the tr h
reznov d.
n
Pleue •ecide bat actio th Houain Authority hould
take in tbi inatanc and dvi
me t th; e :rlie t
poa ib l date.
Sincerely.
Ivan Allen, Jr.
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Enclosur
�May 8, 1967
Mr. Harry S . Goldstein
Northwest Atlanta Business Assn.
890 Marietta Stre-et, N. W.
Atlanta,. Georgia
Dear Mr. Goldstein:
Thank you very much for your letter and
petition of May 4th.
lam communicating with the Atlanta Hou ing
Authority and urging them to take all pos ible
action to move ah ad on th Georgia Tech project.
I am sure you will hear from Mr. Satt riield,
Director of the Atlanta Hou ing Authority regarding
their further plans.
Sincerely.
Ivan All n.. Jr.
Mayol!'
IAJ'r:am
cc: Mr. M. B. 6*.tt rfield
�JULIDS L. TUREK
ATI'ORNEY AT LAW
2984 REPUBLIC NATIONAL BANK TOWER
DALLAS, TEXAS
RIVRBSIDE 2-6217-18
ABBA C ODE 214
75201
May 5 , 1967
Mr . M. B.
s
tterfi ld
Executive Dir etor
Atlan·ta Housing Authority
324 Hurt Building
At l anta, Georgia
Re ,
universi ty Cent er , Urban
Redevelopment Area , Parcel
73 . Project G . R-11 , Bid
Propo al
Dear Mr. Satterfield :
I represent .Mr . a. c. Cunningham II of Okl homa City , Oklahoma
who submitted a bid to the At~enta IiOusing Authority in conformity with the invitation for bid provioed in connection with
Parcel 73 , Project Georgi R-11 , styl d Univ rsity cent r , Urban
Redevelopuent Area . Th bids were open don April 12 , 1967 , at
which time Mr. cunningham wa pr se11t , together with a number of
his aasociat s , and at that time no comment was m de with resp ct
to th propriety of the bid insofar aa it conformed, or did not
confirin, t 0hn~cally , to th invitation . In thi• connection may
I r mp ctfully point out ·that paragraph l of the tt cb ent to
th letter date March 31a 1967 fro Mr. John T. Hopkin, R l
E tate Officer, the attachment being a
mo from Mr • Leet r H.
Pera lla, Director of R development, providing in part th tu •••
propos la will b in pe~ted for conform nee with th t rma of
th 'Invit tion for Propoe la.'" May I further c 11 to your attention the proviaiona of paragraph 10 , on pag 3, of ·t h invitation for proposals which indicates, again in part , that "Th
Ag ncy reserves the right tor ject any nd all Propo•ala and to
waiv any and 11 irregularitiea that appear in any ropos l."
HJ:. Pers ll•' letter of April 21, 1967 indicat d that Mr. cunnin9h •a propoaal wae rejected bec•u•• of •non-conformance with the
terma and condition as et out in th •invitation tor fropoaala',
Para(JX'aph l which etatea, 'Thr • copie• of each ropo•al hall be
�Page Two
Mr. M.
a.
Satterfield
Mays. 1967
submitted on th form of 'Redeveloper's Propo al' prepared by the
Agency and attached hereto .' "
Upon receipt of thi ·letter , w contacted your offic and subsequently spok to Mr. P rsells, and I spoke to Mr. Byron Attridge.
I was informed by Mr. Attridg, on May 4th that the Authority had
con idered our request for reconsideration unfavorably. It would
then appear necessary that e inspect the reason for the ~ejection
as et ted , and attempt to determin whether the indicat d nonconformanc ie of such substanti l natur as to preclude consideration of my clients proposal on its m rit. The red velopm nt
propo al r terred to ia contain tl in the p ck ge of Disposition
Doeument Which r 1 tes not only to the propo al tag. but pparen.t ly to th entire transaction. certain aml>igui tie ar apparent in th listing of requir
nt, starting on page 1, which
resulted in the actual form of propo al not being submitt
with
the remaining docu enta. The documents actu lly submitted were,
(1) a prcpo•al bia in tbe amount of $3 , 700r (2) a sit plan, to9 ther with floor plan and lev tion, (3)
n rr tiv description of the d velo entr (4)
r nd ring of the proj ctr (5) the
r developer etatem nt for public di closure, nd (6) the red veloper at te nt of qualific tion and financi l r spon ibility.
The red velop re propoa l referred to in th first full paragraph
thereof state• that the redeveloper "offer• to purchas all that
tract or
c l of l nd lying and being in lan lot 4 of the 14th
District of Fulton county, Georgi, being a part of th univ r ity
center, urban Rd velopment Ar a and
i
1
c[ibtd in &cbibit A 1ttn,bt4 :t2 t.h:
f
tion of y.nd aubmi~~•d h, r wi~hA _end by ref rence
de A art
btrgf ..... Logic would• em to dictat th t th wording contain
in the re av loper propo l could b interpreted to
n that such
proposal is to b
Qb tted only ft r the Authority had cc pt d
a particular bid, at Which ti
the proposal would be att ch d to
tM agreet~t for di poaiti011 of l nd and ubl"Ditt•d a a pack ge,
to ether ith the r
ining fo
1 docu · nta to the
rti •· A
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Mr. M. a. Satterfield
May 5, 1967
literal interpretation of the language in th redevelopers propos 1 would se mingly preclude its submission at th time th
red veloper transmitted hi bid to the Authority •
.May we then examine the remainder of th proposal to ascertain
whether, in fact. th redeveloper ha complied with th
ubstantive portions of tha.t document, paragraph 1, for example, that
• it plan and floor plan, together with type list, 1 vation,
and
narrativ description , r to b submitted. Thie w a done.
In th same par graph 1, the redev loper must set out th · actual
coat of the improve nta. Thia item w s covered und r part B, on
page 4, of the redevelopers statement fo~ public di cloaur.
Par graph 2 require
of $3,700. Thia wa
th deposit of a propo al bond in th
done.
amount
Paragr ph 3 requires the •ubmiasion of th redevelopers etatem nt
for public discloaur end th redv lopera atat ment of qualification• and financial r aponaibility. 'l'he a item
re submitt d
with ray cli nt' bid.
In conclu ion, I submit that my client substantially conform
with il con itiona pr c d nt to th aubnlis ion of his bid, n
I further ubmit th t, with r pect to th r ason for rejection
•tout 1n Mr.Pr lla' l tter of April 21. 1967, that ther
••
and is,
latent ambiguity in th bid docu nt w !eh could r aonbly be int rpr t d to
n that th
ctual pro s l
not to be
aubmitt d with th bid. I furt.h r ubmit for your conaideration
th t 11 bi ding
done on th b eis of dev loping th
ntir
tract of l nd, the purcb •• of which •
tabliahed, not only in
the for l bid docu nts, but 1 o in the broehur in olving l:>ida,
copy enclo d, and that no Wh r in my cli nt'
ubmiaeion i it
noted th t hie offer rel t d to 1ther a leeaer price for the land,
or
• to bed
d n offer to purch••• anythin
t th• full tract
of land involv d.
�Page Four
Hr. M. B. Satterfield
May 5, 1967
In general, may I say that my client is well known in the building of projects insured by the Federal Sousing Administration, and
ha evidenced a desir and ability to provide th type of housing
which, a,s indicated in your brochure , ia one of the great n eds of
Atl ta at this time .. I trust you will ee fit to favor us with
further consid ration in this
tt ~, and 9iv us the opportunity
to pres nt this caa to you on its
rits.
Your response to this letter at your
be aincerely ppr ciated.
rliest convenience would
Siner ly,
Julius L. Turk
JLT/dh
cc,
ec,
CCI
cc,
cc•
CCI
Mr. Ivan Allen,
Jr.
leo n. Jones
Mr. Byron Attridge
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Mr~
Mr. a. c. Cunningham
Mr. John Rop•r
II
�May 5, 1967
Mr . Albe1·t E . Horvath
Executive Director
Senior Citizen Services
719 Glenn Building
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
Dear Mr . Horvath :
It wae a pl easure meeting with you the other day and to receive
your letter of April 26th outlining om~ of the major functions
of th Senior Citizen Services to the community.
At the time of our discu ion, l was of the opinion that the
phy ical f cilities n d d would be of perm nent nature.
Y terd y aft rno.on in conver · tion with George Heery, he
pointed out th t this was not necessarily true, and th t you could
probably utilize hou
acquired by the Atlanta Housing Authority
in connection with urban renewal projects on tempor ry ba is
until uch time a it waa nece · ry for th hous
to be deDIO·
liahed. W ith this in mind I have contac d Mr. Les Per ell 1
Director of Red v lopm nt, of the AU ta Housing Authority nd
he a suree m that the Hou ing Authodty probably would h ve.
such f cilitie I and that they would be most happy to coo r t
with you in any way.
lt is, th r for , · ugge ted th t you contact Mr. P r eeti dir ctly
and
if th Hou ing Authority h
faciliti
that mi ht fit your
need.
Sit1cer ly your ,
R. E rl L nd
CC: Mr. Ge o r ge H e ery
_r
Admini tr tiv Aa
tant
�SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICES
of METROPOLITAN ATLANTA , Inc o rporate d
7 19 GLE N N BUILDING
TELEPHONE 577 - 3828
A TL A NT A , GEORGI A 30303
120 MARIETT A STREET, N . W.
April 26, 1967
BOARD O F T RUSTE ES
JOH N I ZAR D
C HAIR M AN
J . RAY EFIRD
V IC E C HA I RMAN
M RS . C E C I L A . A LE X ANDE R
SEC RETAR Y
T . M . A LE XAN DER , S R .
T REA SU RER
MRS . OL A BENTLE Y
H . GR ADY B L A C K , JR .
Mr. R. Earl Landers
Administrative Assistant
Mayor's Office
68 Mitchell Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
GEOR GE T . H EERY
D R , ELLEN FI N L EY K I SER
MRS . J . R . SIMMONS
Dear Mr. Landers:
MRS . D AISY WALKER
REV . J AMES L . W ELD EN
D R . J . G R ANT WI L M ER
ALBERT E . HORVATH
Thank you for taking the time yesterday to discuss
the matter of utilizing a city facility or structure
in our proposed Day Care Project.
EXEC UT IVE D I RECT O R
As I mentioned, the major function of Senior Citizen
Services in the community is to survey the needs of
older persons, work with other groups to improve
services and to inaugurate new services when and where
needed. All of our study and inquiry focuses attention on the following need -- a plan of services to
assist older persons who want to remain in their own
home or apartment rather than move into an institutional facility, but who cannot safely do so without
certain supportive and protective help.
Senior Citizen Services is proposing to establish
such a plan of services .
One of the key elements
in the plan is a Day Care Center where the partici pants can receive personal care during the daytime ,
enjoy varied activities , eat a nourishing , well balanced meal and in other ways be reinforced and
suppo r ted in their desi r e to be independent pe r sons
r athe r than someone ' s burden .
The p r oposal outlining this plan, which we a re s ubmi tting fo r fundi n g und e r Ti t l e IV of th e Older
Ame r i c a ns Act, wi l l b e s trengthe n e d o r weakened
dep e nding u p on our abil i ty t o prov i de a physical
facility as part o f the local sha re of the cost of
the proj e ct.
�2.
We are turning to the city of Atlanta and to the
Mayor's office for help with this problem and are
hopeful that the city might be able to join with
us to demonstrate a new and useful service.
Best personal regards.
Sincerely,
Albert E. Horvath
AEH:mr
�April 28, 1967
Dr . Richard C . H ckney
Suite 306, Herndon Building
239 Auburn Avenue,. N. E .
Atlanta, Georgi
30303
De r Dr . H c:kney:
May I aeknowl dge receipt of the c:opy of your
lett r to Mr . Satterfield regarding your pro rty
on Ira Street.
I see that Mr . Satterfi ld ha furni bed a de iled
reply. How v r, if th re i s ny additio 1 inform tion this office m y secure, we will be h ppy
to do o.
Sine rely your ,
Ivan Alle , Jr .
Mayor
IAJr/br
�25 Apr . 1 1967
. . B. S tterfield,
E ecutive Director
At 1
a
using Authority
Hurt Buildin
Atlant , Georgia 30303
'
Re : 525 Ir
12- Unit
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Der Mr. Satterfield :
I should like to acquaint you th
tin
nd unf · ir
recent e
ri nee o i , hich theoretic lly involve ·
the tl ta ousin Authority , reg d ng t e bov ice
of property.
Iler of your o fice ,
.,
1

�• B. Satterfield
Two

I
It
y be that the best I can expect to receive f o this
letter is
ery courteous. sorrowfil reply such
given
e by ,r. W Iler; but I certainly think you should be
ac.q uainted ith the fact listed bove .. I
t ing t e
ti rty of sending copy o th s to yor Ivan llen. Jr .,
because If el that t ere are
y people it a c
on
erience .
Sincerely yours,
R. C. Hae ney
rch:est
cc:
yor Ivan Allen, Jr .
Cecil lexander
�824 HURT BUILDING
TELEPHONE J A. 3 - 6074
,
ATLA N TA, G EOR GIA
30303
April 27, 1967
Dr . Richard C. Hackney
Suite JJ)6, Herndon Building
239 Auburn Avenue , N. E.
At lanta, Georgia 30.303
Dear Dr . Hackney:
We regret that you feel that we may have contributed to a vacancy
problem which you have in your 12- unit apartment building at 525 I r a
st reet , s. W. We make a particular and special effort. at the time
the requi red appraisals are made to reassure occupitnts of properties
bei ng appraised that there is no reason for them to be upset and
that no immediate relocation will be necessary . As you probably
know., i t is to the advantage of tenants in
case such as this t o
remain on the premises unti l we can legally assist i n thei r relocation by paying t heir moving expens s and otherwi se assist them~ I
am enclosi
a copy of the noti ce to occupants of the rea which is
a ederal r uirement ., and we t hink a good and fair one . You will
not.ice that i t ur es people not to move until they have consulted
our r epr esent tive about relocat ion .
We have t alked with our appr ai s r whom we employed to mak t hi appr i l and he tell ua that he did his best to r ssure th tenant
in 7our pr operty t hat ther would b no 1.llJnediate ch e and no r aaon
for th to contemplate oving . However, h did have t o id nti.f'7
himself s an apprai r i n ord r to c rry out his work . With 11 the
public heari ngs and public diecuesions which have be n conducted concerning t he u
of thi ar a as
sohool~p rk complex for the City,
as w 11 as the not i ce :ref erred to above, we expect that ther is
gen ra.l knowl dg i n t he neighborhood that ev ntually ane of this
property Will b
acquir d .
W pre
and hope that the improv ma, which you made on your
property thr ye r ago nhanced its valu in an ount which can
be' recogni ed in the ppraisale eo that you will r cover the additional invest nt which you made.
�Dr . Richard C. Hackney
page 2
April 27., 1967
we
Although we consider all appraisal reports as confidential,
feel it
is appropr iate to repeat some portions of it and our recent telephone
talk with the appraiser to you since the question has arisen . At the
time of the appraiser ' s visit., five of the twelve apartments were vacant
and the property was littered ~ith rubbish and garbage, in addition to
being vandalized. Parts of the report state: "Subject property is in
poor condition . However, it varies fran other apartment facilities in
that it has a. poured concrete first floor., second floor and ceiling. It
therefore has structural soundness and continues to rent in spite of its
condition. 11 - - - "Oddly enough, this sturdily built apartment house is in
poorer condition than other neighboring units not so heavily built with
concrete floors, ceilings nd roof deck . Rental experience poor. 11
In view of ~he general conditions which apparently existed in and around
the property, and the also apparent history of difficulties in turn9ver
and vac ncies, we do not feel that the visit by the appraiser is solely
responsible for the present vacancy problem. We do regret that ;you do
have such a problem and fully appreciate the difficulty of keeping
property in good condition when there is a high vacancy and vandalism
rat •
Sine rely,
M. B. Satterfi ld
Executive Director
MBStdm
Fnclosure
~ The Honor bl Iv n Allen, Jr.
Mayor of th City of Atlanta
�April 27 . 1967
~
Mr. Edwin L . Sterne
Chai rman
. Atlanta Housing Authority
8Z4 Hurt Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Edwin :
ould re commend to you that all housing project
cleared through the norm 1 channels with the
Atl.ant Civic De ign Commi ion.
1
The City ha
created thi
commi
ion for the purpose
of exercising reasonable supervision over the ,design
of building pToj eta in tlanta . lt i mo t proper
ta emi•city a ncy like the Hou ing Authority.,
conform to the
m requirement
e lmpo e on
privat
proj ct •
l c rtainly recommend that the propei- re olut1on by
th Hou lng Authority
o~d in this r g rd.
Sincerely.
Iv n All
M yor
IA.Jr:am
cc: Mr. Jo Perrin
C
nna ·, ACDC
• Jr.
�.,.
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L
LEWIS R . SLATON
FULTON
COUNTY
SOLICITOR GENERAL-ATLANTA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THIRD FLOOR COURTHOUSE• ATLANTA , G E ORGIA 30303
April 21 , 1967
,
Honorable Jesse Hill, Jr .
Honorabl e Q. V. Williamson
The Rev . Samuel w. Williams
Co-Chairmen
Atlanta Summit Leadership Conference
334 Auburn Avenue, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Gentlemen:
Pursuant to your letter of March 8 , 1967 , regarding
your request for an inquiry by the Fulton County Grand Jury
into the deaths of tenants of the Perry Homes Housing Project
due to carbon monoxide poisoning, this is to advise that a
Committee of the March-April 1967 Grand Jury has looked ·into
this matter .
This Committee reported that they found no evidence
of foul play . Howeve~, some recommendations are being made
regarding the heating and ventilating system in a letter this
date to the Atlanta Housing Authority, a copy of which is
enclosed herewith.
Sincerely yours,
/
dw1s
R. SLATON
Solicitor General
Atlanta Judicial Circuit
LRS:b
Encl.
cc: Atlanta Housing Authorj.ty
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. i/
Honorable J.B. Blayton, Sr.
�I!~
•1111
LEWIS R. SLATON
FULTON
COUNTY
SOLICITOR GENERAL-ATLANTA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
THIRD FLOOR COURTHOUSE• ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
April 21, 1967
Atlanta Housing Authority
Hurt Building
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
Gentlemen:
Pursuant to a request for an inquiry by the Fulton
County Grand Jury into the deaths of tenants of the Perry
Homes Housing Project due to carbon monoxide poisoning, this
is to dvise that a Committee of the March-April 1967 Grand
Jury bas looked into this matter.
This Committee reported that they found no evid nee
of foul play.
During the investigation into the above matter, it
nagem nt of Perry H~mes is now in the
proce s of inspecting every apprtment in Perry Homs to en ur
that 11 vent pipe
r secured t the joints by scr w, that
11 burners ar cl aned in order that ir-mixing valve
y
operate properly and all w 11
xamined for oot marks in ord r
that corrective action may be t ken wh r nee s ry.
Thi
Grand Jury has reque t d that I c011KDunicate to you th ir recomm ndation that thi pr ctic be continu d.
w s 1 rned that th
Siner ly yours,
LRS :b
Encl.
cc: Atlant
LEWIS R. SLATON
Solicitor
n r l
Atlanta Judicial Circuit
S
it L derahip Confer nc
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
Honorabl J.B. Blayton, Sr.
�March 27 1 1967
Mr . M . B . Satterfield
Executive Director
Atlanta Housing Authority
824 Hurt Building
.Atlanta. Georgia 30303
Dear Satt:
With r ferenc:: to the discusaion you, Mayor .Allan and I
bad reg rding th structure on Primro e Street and
Primro e Circle, 1 am nclo ing her with a complete list
of the structur s and their owner .
Our Mr . Bu~ nan, Chief Hou ing Cod ln pector, informs
me that 11 of the attucture have been inspected nd notic
giv n to bring them up to tandard.
Sinc::eTely yours,
R. Earl Land r
Admilni tr tiv Asel t&nt
REL:lp
E~lo u:r
�3/24/67
I.
Primrose Street, 8 .E.
21 Structures - 42 Uni ts
Wilson D. Moseley
Crest Road, Thomaston , Georgia owns the following:
!034 , 1038, 1042, 1046 , 1050 , 1054, 1058, 1062 , 1066, 1070 , 1074,
1078 , 1082, 1086 , 1045, 1049 .
Emprise Corp ., George Hart ,Pre .
Box 7007
·
Atlanta 30309 owns the fo llowing:
1053 , 1057 , 1061 , 1065, 1069 .
II .
Primrose Circle , S.E .
29 Structures - 58 Units
Wilson D. Moseley
Crest Road, Thomaston, Georgia owns the follawing :
1018, 1023 , 1027, 1031, 1035, 1039 , 1043, 1047, 1051, 1055, 1067,
1083,. 1087, 1091, 1095, 1099~ 1030, 1044, 1052, 1056. 1060, 1064 ,
1076 .
Ed ard Erick
1714 Wildwood Road , N.E. owns the following :
1071, 1075 , 1079.
J . E. Helms, Sr.
2601 LaVista Road, Dec tur, owns the following1
1059, 1063.
Bmpris Co~p . GeOTge H rt, Pre .
Box 7007
Atlanta , Georgia 30309 owns th following:
1092.
Structure•
Wilson D. Mo, 1 y
J.E. He lms, Sr .
Bdvar
Empri
· 39
2
3
Krtck
-
6
co~p.
Totel
50
Unite
78
-
4
6
12
1 00
�1·
March 23, 1967
Mr • Lois T. Sa- nett
105 Griffin Street., N . W .
Atlanta, Georgia
l0314
Dea:r Mr ,• Sasnett:
May I ackno.wl dge re.ceipt of your letter »egarding
the age requir nients of the Atlanta Ho ing Authority.
The age J'estrictions are limited only to the high rise
hom.e for th
lderly. There i n..o age i-e tr-iction
on the oth S' public hou ing project • Should you care
to pur ue thi.$, y
hould contact th Atlanta Hou ing
Authority I d t .-mine the . cancie and whether you
qualify.
Sincerely your ,
1-.,an Allen, Jr.
M yor
IAJr/br
�March 9• 1967
Hr . Le ter Pers 11
~ \ Dir ctor of Red velopment
'~ Atlant Housing Authority
824 Hurt
tldil'lg
Atlanta, G orgi · 30303
r Le•:
Referenc ia
de to our tel phon c.on r tion in which you
stat d tbt in your opinion th G orgi State Urban ltd elop•
t Act of 1955 prov1.des for th d i nation by th City of
Urb n e w 1 reas or proj eta £inane cl holly with loc 1 funds.
It i
llder•tanding th t th proo dur a far
th City a
th Houaing Authority are cone m
uld b • id o.tically the •
ae thoa follo
in 11 of our other proj cte up to the of.nt of
king for Fe ral •• i tance.
ill you pl as ch ck thu out
in wn.tiug for
r cord lf
Sic rely your•,

rl
er
Adminiatratt .uaietant
L;lp
�824 HURT B U ILDI NG
T ELE PHONE JA . 3 - 6074
ATLANTA, G EORG IA
30303
March 22, 1967
Dean Will iams. Jackson
Atlanta University
School of Social Work
1660 Dre Drive, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia JOJ.11
Der. Dean Jackson s
Our Chairman, Mr. F.dwin sterne, has asked that we
February 22 expreasing your thoughts and those of
of public housing and urban r newal . We ar glad
press din your letter nd to ha~ an opportunity
information bearing upon these matter •
reply to your letter dated
your class on the ubjects
to h ve the opinions exto respond with addition 1
Your lett r states that the class developed an impr ssion that urban r new l
was "urban removal" for many N ro families . We hav found that this impr sion i wid ly h ld, not only in Atlanta, but throughout the n tion . The
displac nt of families in Atlanta has taken pl c not only becau of urb n
r n al but. also be use of clearance for express y r igltts ... of..w y, other st et;
rights..of- ay, school, parks., playgrounds,
d privat ·redevalo
nt. As among
the tore oing, ~ n r newal has accoUl'Iti d for approximately 26 . 1% ot t
ly
disp c
nt during the last ten years arid exp s w y cl ranc )4.6i. Th r ining 1 made up of Cod Enf'orc ent, ov r income in public housin and other .
�Dean William S. Jackson
- 2 ..
March 22, 1967
The urban r enewal program, in recognition of the fact that families had moved
out prematurely in the past , now permits staff activities to inform families
and to work with famil ies prior to the time they become eligible for relocation
assistance . These efforts are apparently being successful in the nm er urban
renewal projects such as West End and Bedford- Pine . We hope to become increasingly successful in this respect in the future .
Partially due to the efforts of the Atlanta Housing Author ity, but primarily
through the studies made under the federall y.assisted Community Improvement
Program study., the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Atlanta became
aware· of the fact that insufficient replacement housing for l ow and lowermoderat e income families had been buil t in contrast to that which had been
demol ished through various pr ogr ams . As a r esult of this, the Mayor held
Housing Conference on November 15., 1966, and announced a crash program to produce 16.,800 such dwelling accommodations within a five year period. This
program has been implemented and appears to be moving forward at a rapid pace.
At this point , it seems apparent that the f'irst two year goal of 9., 800 dwelling
units will be substantially achieved.
Please widerstand that relocation assistance afforded displaced families to
help them find suitable living accommodations and pay relocation costs iae
available only to families displaced from urban renewal projects until recently.
Few cities in the United states made any real attempt to furnish relocation
assist nee to families displ ced by governmental action other than urb n renewal.
At the present time, and for the past two years, the City of Atlanta has a contract with the Housing Authority to operate a Central Relocation Service under
which the City pays for staff and incidental costs. The displacement of families
due to governmental ct.ion such as rights-of-way and housing code condemnations
is made known to the Central Relocation S rvice and the families involved a.re
sisted in finding new accommod :tion • Ther are no funds available from hich
to make relocation payments similar to those made for urban renewal project
displa.cees axe pt limited funds for highway right-of-w y displace • Mor than
50% of famili s -displac d by thes actions have been satisfactorily r located.
While thie . s not an axe 11 nt record, it is c rtainly much better than pr viouely. It is our hope th :t
time goes on, funds will become availabl
1th r from loc
or
der l sources with which to operate mor succ saful
program.
�Dean Wil liams. Ja ckson
March 22, 1967
- 3-
From the references made t o the Antoine Graves Homes and to the John O. Chiles
Homes, both projects of this Authority, I beli eve that your visit must have
been made some time ago si nce the situation at Graves has changed considerably
from the descripti on gi ven in your letter . The former project now has a very
bright and lively appea rance 11th an attr acti ve color scheme ranging f~om
cha rtreuse to orange in the courts by reason of the f act that the panels surroun<i;ng the balconies have been painted harmonizing colors . The i nterior
court no't has a. tile floor as does the l a rge balcony just above . 11. n attractive
plate glass encl osure has been installed in f ront of the building featuring
heavy aluminum frames so t.hat t he enti re front is quite attractive and pract i cal from ·the standpoi nt of controlling the i nflux of cold air in the winter t i.me .
The project has further been improved by the purchase of chai rs, sofas and
tables f or · the public spaces, all des igned £ or use by elderly persons . Your
letter makes no menti on of the fact that the Antoine Graves Homes has by far
the l ar gest. and most attractive open garden ar ea in our projects of this t ype .
It is attractively l andscaped and equipped wit h benches for the use of tenants
who may wish to be outdoors in good weather. It is on this open area that
the east si de of the building f aces, giVing perhaps t he most attractive view
of any of these projects .
I might mention t hat the unit costs of each of these t 10 projects were almost
identi cal . Bi ds on t he t wo projects were taken l ess than t wo months apart and
i t happened that t he same contractor 1as the success ful bidder on both proj cts .
Antoi ne Grave s Home was recently awar ded an Award of Merit f or Design Excellence by t he Amer i can I nstitute of Architects , t he only proJ ect of ours so
honored.
You w re incorr ctly i nformed t h t t he Grava Homes project had all Neg ro
t nants whil t h Chile Home project contain d only whit famil i es . N r o

f amil i es 1ere dmitted t o Chil es Homes wh n ver t hey had
qu st. d t hi
t h i r fi r st choic
nd t heir appl i c tions had been filed ar l.y nough to be
r ch d . In the initi l pr ocess of filling this p r oject, fourt
N r o fami•
lie were admitt d. A singl el der l y white person w admitt d to Grav s Ho s
sine thi project was her first choice,
I ean st. t e c t e orioally t hat t h r wa. no "old pr acti c f l of unequal hou ing
in t h Ci t y of At lanta duri
th period th :t proj cts wer eegr eg ;t d. All
project h :ve b n desi ned to the am cri t r i by outstanding a.rohit eta of
th city d hav the same quali ty of construction and the s
f ciliti s
throughout .
In our
y y r in the fi ld of housing we hav, of cour , ob rv d that
ving f anli.li
fr
slums to public housi ng do a not compl rt J.y, nor utomaticall.y, ch
their living habit • Our ma.nag ent
aifs r equipp d by
tr i ning nd experi nc to d l with many tenant probl
and thi is don
wi thin th limit of stat!' that we r abl t.o upply. We r not abl to
financ
Dep rtm it ot Soci l S rvic wit hin our budg t but w hav con i ""
t ntly broUgbt into our project the ervi c of other
noi to cope with
�Dean William s. J ackson
... 4 ...
March 22, 1967
the needs of t he families . There is a wide r ange of city, county, publi c and
private agencies, all of ,1hom ar e concentrating efforts on our public housing
pr ojects in the fields of recreation, education, health, empl oyment and social
servi c e , By way of example, both Antoi ne Graves and J ohn o. Chil es Homes have
programs co- ordinated by Senior Ci t izens Ser vices, Inc., which is f unded by


EDA and has been established to i nsure t hat publ ic space is used effectively


for recreation, other leisure time a ctivit ies, as wel l as f or clinics and other
, pu}jl i c health programs.
At this time, we are also working closely with the Ful t on County Department of
Famil y and Children Services t o arrange office space in Per ry Homes to house
workers of that Department in the pr oj ect . This should r esult in a saving of
t he time of t he social wor kers and shoul d increase t heir availability to those
of our tenants needing their services. A similar arrangement may soon be tried
in other locations .
As you probably know, we include in the development of our projects community
space for various social and recreational purposes . We provide these facilities with the maximum permitted by Federal design standards and, over the past
few years, re have been successful in adding to some of our old r projects
facilities which gere originally omitted or under- designed under earlier
Federal economy drives or earlier inadequate standards . It is the provision
of this space that enables us t o work with the many l ocal social and welfar
agencies in providing a ma.ximwn of their progr ams to our tenant boey.
I am taking the liberty bf enclosing a lightly worn copy of
Preliminary
Report on Services and Needs Concerning Public Housing Residents . I b lieve
that to aome degree it reflects our concern !or our tenants . The enclosed
r port reflects the r~ports mad on one proj et only. We have continued OUT
survey nd now ha.v
mor substantial body of information. In the meanwhile,
while w were surveying other project , EOA came into th picture 1n Atlant
and th ir· servie s cut acros much of the subj ct matte:r of our survey. It
t.h n seem d most appropriate, since they had th


vaila.ble manPQwer and f inane ...


i, , that w off er our full st cooper ;t;ion to th ,
move which
b li v was
of mutual benefit . It the time e e that the e rvices
t,"e no r c ving
r, not avail bl to u ; we sh ll hav to
. ch ls h r for r, sourc
Of
eours , w currently reoeiv servio
directly from many of tb agenoie
ho
in th future .may b abl to expand their effort •
Sinor ly,
M. B. Satt rfi ld
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Allen, Jr.
Dr. Ru.f'Us E,. 01 ent
Dir ctor
�March 13, 1967
Mr.
i1 on W. Woodbeck
Director Public Relation
N tional A
• ,o f Negro Mtisicians, Inc.
231 We t 149th St-reet
Ne York, Ne · Yor
10039
Dear Mr. Woodbeck:
Thi will ackno ledg receip of your 1 tter regarding
the annual eonvention of the N tional A sociation of
Negre> Musician to be held in Lo Angele in Au
t.
I am fo
rding your lett r to the Atlanta Hou ing
Authority
1
not ve ace s to the
Ung li t
hich you r que t •
Sincer ly yours,
, Jr.
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CC: Mr. M. B. Satterfield
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OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF COMPTROLLER
CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia
Karch 1, 1967
CHARLES L. DAVIS
COMPTROLLER
EDGAR A. VAUGHN, JR.
DEPUTY CO MPTROLLER
30303
�• Lee Persells
Page 2
reh 7, 1967
tn.
O.\JJ! conference it w
pointed out by officials of RUD that further legal
study should be given to the agreements , and they rould advise us at
later
d t~
to their findings . t believe th ' t it , QV.ld be very desir ble tQ h ~e
these contracts executed prior to any work beixm undertaketl by ei ther Geo~gia
Power C~any or Southern Bell Telephone and 'lele aph Company.
I would ppreciate y<Nr ,
sing
soon -: possible of anything th t
do in order to hasten th execution of thes_e ~ecments .
Yours vel".Y t't\lly,
(!
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Ch . les L. Davis
City · · troller
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y A. Riicott
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February Z3, 1967
Dean William S . Ja-ckson
Atlanta University
223 Chestnut Street, S . W.
Atlanta, GeoJ."gia 30314
Dear Dean Jackson:
Thank you fox your letter and the copy of vour
letter to the· Atlanta Housing Authority.
1 am grateful for your deep inter st in the
improveme t oJ our public housing program.
With b
t
, he , I am
Sincerely yo\lr .,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30314
February 22, 1967
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SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
City Hal I
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor A11 en:
I am sending you a copy of the letter which was sent to Mr. Edward Sterne, Chairman of the Atlanta Housing Authority. Although it
outlines the observations of a class of second year graduate students of social work, it expresses also my concerns and hopes for
slum clearance, urban renewal, and public housing.
As a responsible citizen and a professional social worker I feel
that it is my duty to share with the Authority and you any suggestions
I may have which I believe will contribute to the improvement of our
public housing program and enhancement of the I ives of the citi zens
served by the Atlanta Housing Authority.
S incerely yours,
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Enc I osure
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GEORGE S, CRAl'T
CARLTON GARRETT
VICE CHAUIMAN
DIRECTOR OF FINA N CE
J, B, BLAYTON
GILBERT H. BOGGS
DIRECTOR OF HOU S ING
JOHN O, CHILES
GEORGE R. i;AN .D ER
FRANK G, ETHERIDGE
TECHNICAL Ol'RECTOR
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824 HURT BUILDING
"TLANTA, GEORGIA
30303
JACK80N 3-6074
February 17, 1967
The Honorable Fletcher Thompson
Member of Congress
House of Representatives
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
Thank you for your letter of February 9, 1967, which arrived in my
absence from the city. I am glad to have this opportunity to supplement
and clarify the facts surrounding the report by the Comptroller General
to the Congress, a copy of which you sent me.
As I am sure you know, the function of the General Accounting
Office is to investigate the policies, procedures and performance of
Federal agencies and not to conduct fiscal audits on local housing
authorities. In this instance the General Accounting Office was reviewing the PHA policy on investments of funds held by housing authorities.
Fiscal audits of all housing authorities are conducted by auditors of the
PHA (now the HA.A) it self.
The requirements of the PHA for the period covered were that there
should be a forecast made quarterly to determine cash operating needs
for that quarter, and to schedule the retention of ready cash for the
purpose of meeting these needs. This requirement was being fully complied
with for the entire period. The basis for that policy is found in the
Annual Contributions Cont;ract between the Atlanta Housing Authority and
the PHA, Section 202, Paragraph E of Part II: 11 If at any time the Local
Authority has monies on deposit in the General Fund in excess of the
p rudent ly estimated~ for the next 90 days, such excess funds shall
be invested, etc . 11 The fiscal audits conducted by FHA for the period
1960 thr ough 1963 investigated our investments and found no fault . The
PHA audito r in 1963, however, pointed out that the Atlanta Housing Author ity had $10 , 000 of oper ating funds , not ex cess funds, on deposit i n
t hr ee dormant bank a ccounts which could have been i nvested . This was
done . I n r etrospect, after GAO had r aised the question , FHA took t h e
position that their auditor s had been too c onservativ e in pr evi ou s yeat's.
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The Honorable Fletcher Thompson
February 17, 1967
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Reference to this will be found on Page 24 of the GAO Report in Appendix
No. II. In the 1964 audit, which was conducted after GAO had visited us,
the PHA audit recommended use of a method outlined in the Local Housing
Authority Handbook. This suggested method was not available to us for
the first 3 1/4 years of the report period. Furthermore, even after
receiving it we were using a 60-day projection period instead of the
90 days required, and felt that our years of experience provided an equally sound and accurate basis for cash requirement estimates as did
the guidelines.
We disagree with the General Accounting estimates as to how much
might have been earned on additional interest revenue during the 12 months
ended May 31, 1964. Balances on hand fluctuate sharply so that the average
cash balance is no index of the continuing opportunity to invest funds. A
large number of separate accounts is involved. Dates of large payments
are sometimes deferred for good reason. However, when looking back at
what had occurred in previous months, the GAO was able to cite as a possibility a narrow margin between cash on hand and estimated needs. More
importantly, to achieve the narrow margin which the GAO achieved, could.
not be done in advance without very frequent reviews requiring a large
increase in the amount of employee time required, and the increased
interest earnings would be gross, and not net, savings.
r
While the GAO estimated that an earning of $12,000 could have been
made, an audit by PHA immediately afterward came up with a smaller figure.
It was our estimate at that time that the net saving, taking into consideration employee time and other overhead, would be a smaller portion
of the $12,000 and, in fact, might be virtually offsetting. At any rate,
as you will see from our remarks on pages 26, 27 and 28 that we went far
beyond the guidelines proposed by the Management Manual';! and adopted a
regular semi-m6nthly review, plus individual reviews when large funds
were received between semi-monthly reviews. This was done prior to
September 9, 1965. Shortly thereafter we went to regular weekly reviews,
a practice which we suggested to PHA be made national policy. Although
PHA did not accept our suggestion in that form, we understand that this
is being recommended and u s ed widely.
We in the Authority were surprised and disappointed that both Atlanta
newspapers released the story without giving us an opportunity to respond
and that the story, which was filed from Washington, appeared to have
overlooked the material contained in Appendix III of the r eport itself,
which if carefully read throws a somewhat different light on the report.
Please let us know if there is any additional information which
you wish.
Sincer ely,
MBS: dm
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M. B. Satt erfi e l r'
Exe cutive Dir e
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5TH DISTRICT o, GEORGIA
327 OLD PoST Ol'FJCE BUILDING
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
RICHARD ASHWORTH
A0MINl6TRATIV£ A&IIITANT
1641 LoNGWORTH BUILDING
WASHINGTON, D ,C.
<tl:ongress of tbc Wnitcb ~tates
~ouse of ~epresentatiues
Febru
,,
Mr. w. B. Satterfield
Manager
Atlanta Housing Authority
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Satterfield:
Enclosed you will find a copy of a report to
the Congress just issued by the Comptroller General covering activities of local housing authorities throughout
the United States, including the Housing Authority of the
City of Atlanta.
I was deeply distressed by the Comptroller General's comments on the Atlanta authority operations on
pages 8-11, though the report eventually concludes that
HACA is now handling its fiscal affairs "in accordance with
guidelines in the HAA management handbook."
To say the least, the Comptroller's comments indicate there is much to be desired in fiscal management
practices of the period covered in the report ·-- practices
which cost HACA thousands of dollars in interest revenue on
its excess funds.
I call this matter to your attention in
the hope that you may want to consider corrective legislation amending the Housing Authority Act during this session
of the General Assembly to avoid such occurrences in the
future.
Certainly, it would seem difficult to defend the
loss of such revenues through the practices commented upon
at a time when the city is seeking additional funds for lowrent housing.
I .
With 'kindest regards, I am
yours,
FLETCHER THOMPSON
Membe r of Congr ess
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ATLANTA 3
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JACKSON 3-607•
February 15, 1967
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
The Authority has previously given the City permission to
enter on certain portions of the Authority-owned land in the
Buttermilk Bottoms - North Avenue Urban Redevelopment project
for the purpose of undertaking work in connection with the
construction of the Auditorium.
We have cleared certain parcels which are required for the
widening of Chestnut Street in the project area and are now able
to extend the right of entry for the City to undertake street
cons truction.
It is our understanding that your letter of November 18,
1964, stating that the City's agreement to indemnify and save
harmless the Atlanta Housing Authority from any damages or
losses resulting from personal injury or property damage claims which
flow from the City's or its Contractor's occupancy, applies to this
additional area.
Lester H. Persells
Director of Redevelopment
cc:
Mr. Earl Landers
Mr. Rodney Gook
Mr. Edwin Sterne
Mr. Roy Elrod
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA
C ITY OF
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GA.
30303

523 ~ 6074
15, 1967
Honorabl Iv n Allen, Jr .
Mayc,r of the· C1ty of Atlanta
city Hall
Atlanta, Georgi
30303
Dear M~y-or 11 m
The Authority ha$ previously given the City p .. rmission to
enter on o r in portion· of the A'\lthority-owne 1 nd i n the
BQ.tt tmllk Bottoms - NoJ'th iltvenue Urb n R development proJ .ct
t or th purpoae o_f undertaking work in connection with the
ooneti,uction of the Auditor1um.
W n·ve ol: ,red c :rtJatn paroel which Nt :re uired f or the
widening of Chestnut Stre t in the proj-e ot re nd are now bl
to exten th · right ot entry for the City tG- u.nd rtake tre t
construot1on.
or
o1 :tms whioh
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Roilaey Cook
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�OUSING AUTHORITY
ATLANTA. GEORGIA
OF THE CITY OF
82 4
HUR T
Janu~ry
B UILDIN G

A TL A NTA ,
GA .
30 3 0 3

5 23 • 6074
11, 1967
Honorable Ivan Al l en, Jp .
s yor of t he Ci~y of Atlanta
City Hal l
At lanta , Qeorg1a 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
The Aut hor i ty hae pr eviously ·,ven t he City permission to
enter on ccer tain po:rtione of t he Authox ity owned l and in the
Buttermilk Bottoms - Nor th Avenue Urb n Redevelopment project
for the purp<>se of undert king work in eonnectiion with the
con truction of the Auditorium.
We have cleared cert in pare l. ·which are 1 quir . for
the widening of' streets i n the projeGt ar · and' ar6 now ble
u ext-end the Pight 0£ entry for the City ibQ unaertake str t
conatruetion. The


re e include:


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'I'he propertie
requir d f r th
r looa'iiion ond
wid ning of Butl r Street fx-om Bakr to Forre t
Av
2.
3.
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The pr pertie r quired for th widening ,of
nu f m Pi . nt ·
df rd p , o .
The properti
r quired f.or th wt ing of
Pl c , f rom Merritt Av,enu to North Aveilue .
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cl.ford
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V ey tn1ly your ,.
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E&rl L nd l'i'J
Rodney Co le
fi1c1win tel'n
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�J nuary 30, 1967
Mrs . R. B.
928 Wilke Circle, N . W.
Apartment 4 76
Atlant , Gecngia
Dear Mr • Le ·s:
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January 27th r
public:

thi ·
tel"ed by th Atlanta H
orlfy, lam f
l'ditlg y ur lett r to ·
Direct f ~ furth r re y .
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Sincerely your• ,
AU
CC: Atlanta Hou.sing Authority
, Jr .
�AUTHORITY OF
1/1-HOUSING

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ATLANTA. GEORGIA
THE CITY OF
824 HURT BUILDING

ATLANTA 3, GA.

JACKSON 3·6074
January 17, 1967
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
The Authority has previ ously given the City permission to
enter on certain portions of the Authority owned land in the
Buttermill: Bottoms - North Avenue Urban Redevelopment project
for the purpose of undertaking work in connection with the
construction of the Auditorium.
We have cleared certain parc els which are r equired for
t he widening of streets in the proj ect area and are now able
to extend the right of entry for the City to undertake street
construction. These areas i nclude:
1.
2.
3.
The properties required for the relocation and
widening of Butler Street from Baker to For r est
Avenue .
The properties r equired f or the widening of Forrest
Avenue from Piedmont to Bedford Place.
The properties r equired for the widening of Bedford
Place from Merritts Avenue to North Avenue .
I t i s our under st andi ng that your letter of November 18,
1964, st ating the City ' s agr eement to indemnif y and save harmless
t he Atlanta Housing Authority from any damages or l osses resulting
from personal injury or p~operty dama ge claims which flow from
the City ' s or its Contract or ' s occupancy , applie s to t his additio nal
ar ea.
~ 0% ~
Lest er H. Persells
Director of Redevelopment
cc :
Mr . Earl Landers
Mr. Rodney Cook
Mr. Edwin Sterne
Mr . Roy El rod

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