Box 22, Folder 17, Document 23

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December 1, 1966
SUMMA_·1w REPORT TO T:FIE ?R~SIDEI\i'T
BY THE TASK FORCE ONT}~ CITIES
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DJTRODUCTION
The Task Force was convened on October 28 to give con sideration to issues and proposals in four areas :
centers,
(2)
homern-mership by the poor,
Corporation, and (4)
(3)
(1)
neighborhood
Urban Development
landlord-tenant relations .
GENERAL CONCLUSIONS
Neighborhood Centers:
A federal inter - agency progr ara
should be initiated on a demonstration basis .
But t he goal should
be to shape the tot al service system of a city, so that it effectively
meets needs from the individual's viewpoint and not just to te st out
different kinds of "models II as though neighborhood centers a.r e ends in
t hemselves r ather than t he delivery ar m of the city's service system.
Homeownership by the Poor :
trying on a pilot program basis .
Is a good i dea and well worth
But it is no panacea .
It should
be made part of a. larger neighborhood i mprovement program.
It should
make mmership possible outside the slum as well as i n i ·~.
Dwellings
should be rehabilitated prior to asswnption of mmership .
Low
interest loans and rent supplements or other subsidies from owners
will be necessary .
�2.
Uroan Developr .ent Corooration :
As a means of stimulat ing
teci_r1ological and o-che r cost-s aving i nnovations, it is an attr active
idea .
But it must be done on a large enough sc ale if it is to have
any i mpact .
A number of risks ar e involved.
Fir,. commitments on t he
availab ility of low- interest loans and rent supplements must be made .
Landlord - ten2.nt relations :
The federal government ha s present
authority, and can issue additional administr ative regulations , to
help tenants by requiring vigorous code enforcement a s a condi tion
of
federal assistance .
In addition, consideration should be given to
using welfare payments as lever age to correct serious code violation s
by l andlords .
s·lmn areas .
HlJ1)
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s aid program for code enforcement should be used in
A National I nstitute of Urban Housing Law should be es -
tablished .


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