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HOUSING CODE COlvQ LV.:\CE PROGRA11
Policy and Pr o cedure Guide
J anuary 1, 1967
I.
Goals :
A.

t-:::.xL.1um efforts immediately to secur e uublic understanding of the ;:;o .:i.ls

2~1d · enef its of the Housing Cod e Comp liance P rog r am through use o-;:
1_J c rs ona l contact, pamphlets, press r elease s and other public i nforir,a t ion

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B.

-.dxir.,um c oordinat ion irrmediat e l y wit h all other public a g encies ,-.'.10 Hill

be a~~e cted by, and need to assist in, the conduct and result ~ o~ th is
· C.
Conservation of those residential structures in goo d condition tG p re ent
t~e spread o f blight and decay throug h encouragement o f ma int enance e~fo rts
a:i.d pro te ction from those condit i ons such as overcrowd i ng and unf..l.: '.: or ized
c onve rsion whi ch l ead to blight .
D.
1ehah ilitation of a ll substandard res identi al structures which a rc ? rese ntly
u :-Lsu it o.b le for human hab it ation but where improvements c an be made a t a
~cas o nab le cost to bring them up to standard and where such rehabilitation
~oc s n ot conflict with other commu nity goals by 197 1 .
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-,"!r:o"Li~ ion within the q.ty limits o f Atlanta of all resid entia l s c:r;..:c tures
whic:·, a re unfit for human habitat ion and where rehabi l itation w ':1 1' be
pr oh "bitively expens ive or would otherw is e co nflict wi th ot her cu,:G,uni :.. y
g oab by 1971.
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leviow and re-evaluation beginning in 196 7 on a continuing bas i s u , those

�r c 1 b ilitat ion areas whi ch have been t reated in previou s years t o
dcter~ine their need for possible futur e systematic reinitiation of
total rehabi l itat ion effort.
II o
Ar e as and Priorit i es :
A.
T e Housing Condi tions Map refl e cting t he survey made in 1963 ha:; be e n
brought up - to - date.
In this revision, close coordinat ion has be e n
d eveloped between the Plauning Department, the Ho us ing Code Divi sion
a nd t h e Director of Governmental Liaison.
This has resul t ed i n an
i mprove d plan fo r a city- wide , systematic, comp rehensive Housir.g Cod e
Complia nce Prog ram .
The basic map o f the revised survey indi c ates on
a block bas is the f ollowing c ategories .
1.
Cons ervation (Areas wh ich principally require e i ther no i mp r ovements
or only mino r i mp roveme nts with occasional rehabilitation).
2.
Intensive Conservat ion (thos e areas which bec a use of certa i n f actors
such as age, tr a nsition in occup ancy or use, or adverse fringe
influenc es, etc . , requi r e a greater amount of surveillance i n orde r
t o foresta ll blight a nd decay.
These a re as will normally re uire
on ly minor improvements and s pot rehab i litation).
3.
Reh ab il i t a tion (those areas in which the ma jority o f struc tures
require rehab ilit a tion whi c h does not exceed 50 perc ent of their
value ; some sp ot clearanc e is anticipated).
4.
Clear a nce
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Code Enforcement (predominately s maller areas whe r e
the ma jority o f structures should be cle ared and the area re de ve loped.
It is anticipated that these areas would be c leare d
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�t 1rough code comp lianc e with emphas i s on demol i t i on.
The only
othe r correct ive a ctions to be t aken are t hose to a l lev iate
haza r ds and to protect the he a lth a nd safety of resid e nts i n th e
are a ) .
5.
Clea r a nce - Ti tle
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Urban Renewa l (those are a s in wh ich t he m.:ij or i ty
o f struc t u r es should b e demolished, with some rehabilit ation , and
where t he si ze a nd cost of the contemplated action jus tif i e s th~
use of Title I federal funds).
B.
The map a l s o shows division of t he city into halves, f or supervi so r
re spo ns i bi lit y; each of t he s e ha lve s is sub-divided i nto fi ve Sec ~or s .
Each o f these Se ctors is a ssigned to a Housing Code Ins pect or , a s h is
a r e a of i ndividu a l responsibility.
Co
The map a l s o h a s on it area s o f v a rious si zes outlined s howing t he
ne i ghbo rho od des i gnat ion with numbe rs r ang ing f rom
1
65 t o
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69 .
T:,ese
areas indic ate where and whe n a n i n t e ns ive program o f s ys t e ma~ i c hou sing
code comp lianc e is to be unde r taken on a house t o hous e basis .
The
ta r ge t date ass i gned to a particul ar area i nd ic a t es i ts r e l at i ve p riority .
Those wi th a high pr iority hav e an early d a t e ; t ho s e wi th a lower pr i ority ,
a later dat e .
Pr i orities f or the areas have been based on :
1.
The numb er of compl i a nce inspections which the Housing Code c'. ivis ion
c a n unde rt ake in one ye ar, wh i le maint a ining fu l l cit y- wide c0ve rage .
2"
The relat io nship o f rehabil i t a tion a reas t o surroundi ng or internal
commun i ty a ctivit i es, community f a cility development or Ti tle I
Urban Renewa l Proj e cts .
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�3.
Gene ral conditions in the particular area.
Tho se with t he mos t
pre ssing rehabilitation needs will be undertaken first.
4.
The long range goal of compl ete housing code inspection of s~bstand a rd
dw ellings by 1970 and comp liance in all designated rehabilitation are as
by 1971.
5.
An additional consideration in subsequent revisions will be t h e need
in the future for more treatment in areas previously covered as bl i ght
reoccurs.
This item represents the first step in the c hangeover from
a program with a fixed completion date to one on a continuing basis .
D.
Propo sed Community Facility Locations :
map has been prepared which indicates the location of all proposed
corrrrnunit y fa cilities and highways (exclusive of urban renewal projects)
in the City of Atlanta .
The locations have been indexed and color c oded
to identify them and to indicate the agency responsible for their exe cution.
III.
Organ iz a tion and Adm inistration
_A.
Organization and Personnel for Housing Code Compliance, Department of
Bu i ldings
1.
Superv isor of Inspection Serv ices
Fersonnel , Hou sing Coe Division
a.
Ch ief Inspector (1)
b.
Field Supervisors (2)
c.
Housing Code Sector Inspectors (10)
d.
Housing Code Ins pe ctors General (6)
e.
Housing Code Inspector II (1)
Compliance Officer)
f.
Concentration Area Inspectors (10)
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3.
B.
Clerical Personnel
(8)
Re lated Personnel
2 .
Rehab ilit at ion Specialist
b.
Codes Comp liance Officer
(1)
(1)
Duti e s and Responsibilities :
1.
Supervisor of Inspection Services.
Overall s upervision o f all
forms of code enforcement such as plumbing and building with
p rimary emphas is on Housing Code Enforcement, including
coordinat ion with other Departments .
2.
Personnel, Housing Code Division:
a.
Chief Inspector
(1)
Overall supervision o f inspections,
field work a nd administration.
(2)
Coordination o f reloca tion efforts
with Atlanta Hous i ng Authority .
( 3)
Pursuit o f resolution o f difficult c ases .
(4)
Direct supervision of clerical personnel
(5)
Coo rd i nation with Codes Compliance Officer;
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(6)
Tra ining program for new Hou s ing Code Inspectors.
( 7)
Coordination with other Divisions of Department o f
Buildings .
b.
Fie ld Supervis ors
(1 )
Direct supervision o f five inspectors and their sectors
compr ising one-half (};2) o f the City.
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�(2)
Supervision oi i ntensive program tea.ns and I nspectors
General when operating in t he ir one-half( \ ) of t he Ci cy .
(3)
In- Service tra ining for ins pectors to include principl es
of Housing Code Enforcement, select ion and schedu lin6 of
work , and standardization of requirements and a cc eptances .
(4)
Ge neral conduct o f housing code compliance program \·.'.i. t:hin
their one-half(~ ) of the City .
(5)
Assistance in resolution of difficult cases.
(6)
Ass istance in preparatio n o f court c ases when r equested
by Code Compliance Officer .
(7)
c.
Other special duties as assigned by Chief Inspector.
Hou sing Code Inspe ctor II
(1 )
As signed to Codes Compliance Officer to assist in preparat ion
o f ca ses for Court.
d.
Housing Code Sector Inspe ctors :
(1)
Conduct of Housing Code Comp liance Program in their sector .
(2)
Primar y respo1,sibility for r es olution of all cases and
comp liants in their sectors.
(3)
Prepare cases for pr sentation before the Better Housing
Conuuission a nd City Attorney .
(4)
e.
Assis t in preparing court c ase s.
Housing Code Inspectors General
(1)
Inv estig a te, document and prepare c ases for presentation
to Court and appear as witnes s . at t i me of trial (three
i nspec tors and one Housing Code Inspector II assigned
for this purpose )
(2)
Preparation of cases for "In Rem" proceeding s and Demolition
Grant Program (three inspectors assigned to these functions .
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�f.
Intensive Prog ram Housing Code Inspectors
(1)
Operate as team members
(2)
Conduct housing c ode comp lia nce pro gram in rehabili ta tion
areas a ccording to scheduled priorities.
g.
Cleri c a l Personne l
(1)
Process notices, letters, records a.nd pre p are period ic
reports .
(2)
Re ceive telephone c alls , prepare lists for Better Eo us ing
Commission hearings, Ci ty Att orney he aring s and Cu u Y~ .
(3)
h.
Re cord minutes of Better Ho using Commission meetings .
Relat ed Personnel
(1)
Rehabilitation Sp e cia list
(a)
Public relations- - (promot ing g ood maintenance and
Ho u sing Code Enforcement).
(b)
(2)
Inspection o f ap art me nt deve lo pments ( 30 unit s and up) .
Co des Comp liance Off icer
(a)
Re s p onsible for preparation and co nduct (i nclu di ng
attendance in Court) o f Hou s ing Code Cou rt c a s t'.S ,, ith
assist ance from Housi ng Code Inspectors and Supervisory
Personnel .
(b )
Advises Housing Code Division on re quirements for
pro se cu tion of c ases in court, appropriatene ss of
specific c ases for Court a ction a nd p r eparatio n of
charges.
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Prepares Court calendars and reports on results o f
Housing Code Court hearings.
C.
Notices and Fo llow-up Action
I nspect ors will use standard methods and prescribed time intervals as
a gu ide for their processing of cases.
Written procedure is on file
in the Housing Code Division.
D.
Coordination
1.
Re location:
Inspectors will fill out slips (on AHA standard form) to be signed
a nd forwarded by the Chief Inspector to the Housing Authority for
relo cation assistance to the families threatened with displacement
by Hou s ing Code Enforcement, such as placarding occupied units, when
a direct ive is is sued to reduce the number of occupants and/or units ,
when demo lit ion is :imminent, and for other reasons.
2.
Community Facilities
Chie f Inspector wi ll. cons ult map showing location of propos ed and
scheduled conu-nunity facilities; will determine agency resp ons i b le
for execution ; and consult and coordinate with that agency t o
de termine exact extent and statu s of project and the appropr i ate
Housing Code Comp liance Program for the areas at that time .
3.
Public Housing
No Hous ing Code Inspe ctions required.
( Existing units 8874; unde r
construction 650; planned 1140).
4.
Municipal Services
In conduct o f the Hou sing Code Compliance Program , Inspe ctor s wil l
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be alert f or needed improveme nts in municipal services and
other such prob l ems .
Need will be recorded and r eferred b y the
Ch ief Ins pec tor to the appropriate governiuental agency.
Poss i b le re fe rr al age ncies are:
5.
a.
Sanit ary Department
b.
Cons truction Depart me nt
c.
Traf f ic & Street Lights De partment
d.
Police Department
e.
Wat er Departme nt
£.
Fire Departme nt
g.
Parks Department
h.
Board of Education
i.
County Departme nts of Family and Children Services
j.
County Health Depar t me nts
Data Bank
The Ho using Code Division will participate continually in furnishing
certain types of information, obtained in connection wi t h its normal
activit i e s, to be placed in the data b a nk.
E.
Comp l a int s
All Housing Code comp l aints received wil l be recorded on forms provided
and i n vestig ated within.one week and appropriat e action initiated i mme d i a t e ly.
F.
Written procedure is on file in the Ho using Code Division.
Handling Unresolved Cases
At t he e nd of each quarter, Sector Inspectors will thoroughly revi ew their
unres o lved c a se files and determine what positive action s h ould b e t ake n .
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�Proc edure f or handl i ng unre solved c a ses is on file in the Housir. g
Code Division .
IV.· Area Rousing Code Comp liance Policies
A.
Gene r a l:
1.
Placard promptly vacant subst a ndard units and structure s
considered unfit for occupancy and cause utility servic es
to be discontinued.
2.
Promptly report to the Be tt er Housing Commission and to t he
Atlanta Housing Authority Relocation Housing Office (for
relocation of families) those occupied units and structures
cons idered unf it for occupancy.
3.
In order to keep abreast of chang ing conditions conducive to
deterioration and blight, each Inspector will endeavor to
observe his entire Sector and initiate corrective act io n as
needed.
4.
It is anti cipated that each Sector Inspector wil l proce s s a
minimum o f 20 new Housing Code ma jor i mprovement c ases per
calendar month, and comply an equal number per month out side
of rehabil it ation areas in which teams are working .
Effort
should be made where feasible to keep each Sector Inspect or's
work load of uncomplet ed active notices to app roximate l y 200 .
All Sector Inspect ors combined should comply at least 3500
units per year .
B.
Conservation Area s (See Hous i ng Map ):
1.
Inspector will encourage maintenance and cons ervation
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�verb ally wh ere e a rly sig n s of b light appear b u t no vali d
c ode vio lat i on ex ists.
2.
Hou s i ng Code ins p ection to b e made primarily on a complaint
bas is.
C.
Intens ive Co ns e r vation Are as (S e e Housing Map)
1.
Hous i ng Co d e inspectio n s to be made based on a n a p p ar ent need .
Acc e nt t o b e cons ervation rather than waiting until rehabilitatio n
i s ne c e s sary; Inspector will g ive more attention to details to
discover a ny sig nific a nt chang es conducive to blight
i n these
areas .
2.
I n s pe ctor will encourag e ma intenance and conserva ti on verbally
where ear ly signs o f blight ap pear but whe re no v a l id cede
v iola tio n exists.
3.
The s e areas will b e c l o se l y examine d f o~ c o n s ideration as po ssible
f ut ure federa lly a ss isted code enf orcement proj e ct s u nd er the 19 64
Ho u s i ng Ac t .
D.
Rehabilitat i on Areas ( See Hous i ng Map )
1.
These areas have· been designat e d a c co r ding to priority of need
and pl aced on a schedule .
2.
(See Map)
These areas wi l l b e i ntensive l y covered ho us e by house by
inspectors of an intensive pr ogram team ( 2 - 4 men).
3.
Conduct of Comp lianc e Prog ram
a.
Al l Housing un i ts in rehab ilit ation areas will be inspe cted
and ne c essary compl i ance notices issued or st atement issued
that property is in satisfactory condition.
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�b.
It is anticipated that three large areas (approximate l y
7000 unit~
and three small areas (app roximately
1900 unit~
will be covered this year (approximate
total 8900) .
Any cases remaining unresolved at the end
o f this year will be assigned to Sector Inspector io r
reso l ution .
c.
It is anticipated tlwt each Team Inspector will rnakC!
approxi mately 7 new inspections or 7 first follow - up
inspections per day.
4.
These areas will be closely examined for consideration as possible
future federally assisted code enforcement projects under t h e 1964
Housing Act.
E.
Cleara nce - Code Enfor c ement Areas (See Housing Map)
1.
2.
Enforce Code only to:
a.
Placard where warr anted and seek demolition.
b.
Correct h azards.
c.
Reduce overcrowding .
d.
Vac a te unfit unit s .
e,
Clean up premises ,
Dis courag e rehabilitation a ction in ind ustri a lly zoned areas,
especially in marginal cases.
3.
Seek maximum coordination with other divisions of Building
Department to discourage improvements other than to correct
hazards of any housing units and structures in areas.
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�f.
Clear a nce - Title I Urban Renewal
l.
Proposed and Planning Stage Proje cts (See Housing Map) :
Enforce Code only to:
2.
a.
Placard where warranted and seek demolition.
b.
Corre ct hazards .
c.
Re duce overcrowding .
d.
Vacate unfit units.
e.
Cle an up premi ses .
Urban Renewal Projects in Execu tion (See Housing Map) :
a.
Issue no notices unless instructed othen,ise by Chi ei
Ins pector (usually upon request o f At l anta Housing
Authority) .
G.
Community Facility Locations, i ncluding Publi c Housing (S ee
Conu~ unity Facility Map ):
1.
Scheduled for construction or property being a cquired
a.
Ch ie f Inspector will consult map showing location of
proposed and scheduled cormnunity facilities; will
determine agency responsible for execution; and
consult and coordinate with that agency to determi ne
exact extent and status of project and the appropri a t e
Housing Co de Compliance Program for the areas at t ha t
time.
b.
Normally Inspector will issue no notices unless instru cted
othen,ise by Chief Inspector.
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2.
Planne d - co nstruction anticipated but not scheduled
a.
Ch ief Inspector will consult map showing location of
p roposed and scheduled coITu-nunity facilities; will
determine agency responsible for execution ; and
consult and coordinat e with that agency to det ermine
exact extent and status of pr oject and the appropr iate
Housing Code Compliance Program f or the areas at that
time.
b.
Normal action will be to enforc e Code only to :
(1 )
Placard where warranted and seek demo lit io n.
(2)
Correct hazards.
(3)
Reduce overcrowding .
(4)
Vacate unfit units.
(5)
Clean up premises.
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�C ·ITY OF ATLANTA
MUNICIPAL COURT
General Division
165 DECA TUR STREET, S. E. -
.JAckso n 4-7890
Atlanta 3, Georgia
E D WAR D T . B RO C K
Assoc i ate J udge
ROBERT E. JONES
January 10, 1967
Ch i ef J udge
T . C. LITTLE
Assoc i a t e Jud ge
Mr. Earl Landers,
Administrative Assistant to the Mayor,
City Hall,
Atlanta, Georgia.
Dear Earl:
I am enclosing the annual report for the year 1966
reflecting the activity of the Housing Court.
This report was prepared by the Prosecutor, and,
I think, speaks for itself.
Yours very truly,
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R. E. Jones, Chief Judge,
MUNICIPAL COURT, General Division ,
City of Atlanta.
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Enclosure
�ANNUAL REPORT - 1966
Total Cases
WEDNESDAY COURT - Building, Plumbing , Zon ing,
Heating and Ventilating , Electrical , Sanitary ,
and He alth Departments •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 199
Dispos i tion:
Penalty imposed •••••• 91
Penalty suspended •••• 61
Dismissed , d ischa r ged . 43
Fai led to a ppe ar ••••• 4
... .
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$4 ;757.00
3,532.00
199
THURSDAY .COURT - Housing Division •••••••••••••••••••••••••••
624
1966 cases
••••••••••••••••••••• 616
1965 cases set for trial •••• &•••
8
Disposition :
Penalty imposed •••••••••• 213 ••••• $15 , 828 . 00
6 , 280 . 00
Penalty suspended ••••••• 173 •••••
Dismissed , discharged ••• 148
Failed to appear
(unresolved ) •••••••••
9
Continued or sentence
withheld to 1967 ••••• 16
Injoined (Joe Shaffer
cases •••••••••••••••• 65
624
TOTAL CASES - Wedne day and Thursday courts ••••••••••••~•••
823
. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . .
436
Cases C rtiorari Superior Court ....... .• .•......•• ., ...•.••••
9
Total Court orders issued
Cases represented by attorney
•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
215
�January 10, 1967
TO :
Judge R. E . Jones
FROM:
Mrs . Colette Dusthimer
SUBJECT:
Annual Repo r t - 1966
I am enclosing my annual report for 1966 reflecting the
disposition of all c ases wherein I represented the City of Atl anta as Solicitor .
I would like to bring to your attention the fact that we
have not lost one case in the Housing Court and we have had
some very formidable opposing counsel . All of the cases dis missed were on motion of the City for various reasons , such as
service not perfected , cooperation of parties not legally
responsible, and defendants who complied , or who never received
notice by the City.
The preparation of t hese 823 cases included interviews
with witnesses; research law , title; trial; preparation of the
calendar , court orders; inspection of some of the properties;
and two appearances in Fulton Superior Court .
My representation of police and detectives in trial of
cases has decreased due to the fact that most of my time is
devoted to the Wednesday and Thursday Courts .
In addition to the above , I researched law and prepared
briefs, maintained the law library, and manual for the three
judges.
Yours very truly,
(Mrs.) Colette Dusthimer,
MUNICIPAL COURT, General Division,
City of Atlanta o
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Enclosure
�CITY 0
ATLANTA
OF F ICE OF INSPE CTO R OF BUILDINGS
Atlanta 3 , Georgia
WILL IAM R. WOFFORD, P .E., R . A.
January 18, 1967
INSPECTOR OF BUILD I NG S
ELMER H. MOON, E.E., P . E.
ASST, I NSPECTOR OF BU ILD I NGS
MEMORANDUM
TO
FROM

R. Earl L:~~:rs
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W.R.Wof~
I am returning the annual report of 1966 which reflects the
disposition of the Housing Code Court activities as prepared by
the Prosecutor, Mrs. Dusthimer. This report emphasizes two pertinent
facts, one being that the City did not lose one case in the H~using
Court and that an increasing number of cases has been represented
by qualified counsel.
I am also attaching the annual report for 1966 as prepared by
the Codes Compliance Officer which is comprehensive in scope, and
reveals that many more properties were referred to the Codes Compliance
Officer in 1966 than in any previous year. It reflects the fact that
a definite trend has been established to organize a movement to defeat
the present Code. It also points out the need for a complete revision
of the present Housing Code which is now in the final stages of
preparation and should be ready to present for adoption in the near
future.
There are some minor differences in the figures shown in the two
above reports, but in general they are the same.
I would like to have this report returned when you have finished
with it.
Attachment
ATLANTA
THE
DOGWOOD
CITY
�January 24, 1967
Mr . M . B. Satterfield
Exec utive Director
Atlanta Housing Authority
824 Hu:rt Building
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
Dear Mr . Satterfieldi
As you recall , last September we experienced serious disorders
along Boulevard betwe n Forrest Avenue and North Avenue . The
people participating in these disorders and other Boulevard citizens
who were not directly involved pointed to dilapidated and unsanitary
ho-u sing conditions, over .. crowding and high rents as among th
most serious problem which helped to create the conditions which
generated the disturb nces.
The City is anxious to proceed with a comprehensive Housing Code
Compliance program along this street. We feel that through
intensive enforcement of our housing codes we c n make a
substantial impact on the improvement of living conditions in
this rea.
Since Boulevard fall within the proposed Bedford .. Pine Urban
Redevelopment Project we ar-e anxious not to institute any programs
contrary to the urban red velopment plan for th area. Would trict
en£orcement of the housing cod
long both sides of Boul vard between
Forr t Av nue and North Avenue or Ponce d Leon be in conflict
with the urban redevelopment plan for reh bUitation of tructure
in this r ?
Sincer ly yours,
Iv n Allen, J~.
Mayor
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CITY HALL
ATLANTA. GA. 30303
Tel. 522 -4463 Arca Cod e 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR ., Director of Governm ental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
To:
Mr. William R. Wofford
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From:
Ivan Allen·, Jr.
Subject: Housing Code Enforcement - Boulevard
As you recall, last September the shooting of two Negro youths
by a white man on Boulevard touched off several days of serious
di.sorders in that area from Forrest Avenue to Ponce de Leon
Avenue.
Although the disorders were projected by the shooting incident,
conditions in the area were such that the possibility of such an
explosion occurring had been pi·esent for some time.
The main probl e ms pointed out by residents of the area were
primarily c e ntered around housing conditions including overcrowdedness, high rents, roaches and rats, and other sanitation
factors.
Sinc e the September incident we have made some progress toward
better g arbage and trash collection, enforcement of health measures,
and e limination of major criticisms in the area of traffic safety.
There has also been much planning in the area of providing for
recreational programs.
However, the major problem still existing is one which can o nl y
b e solved by strict enforcement of the Housing Code, Therefore,
�M r . W offord
P age T w o
January 30, 1967
I arn r e que stin g that your d e p a rtment imme diate ly initiate comp re h e nsiv e H ousin g Codes-insp e ctio ns a l o n g b oth s id e s of Boul e vard
f ro1n F o rr e st A ve nue to Ponc e de L e o n an d that property ow n e rs
by r e quir e d to comply with th e City's codes.
Y ou m a y b e assured of full coop e r a tion of m y' of fice, the Housing
Authority, EOA and other a g enc ie s co n c e rn e d with e limination
o f unfit housi ng con'ditions and r e loca ti on of residents into
s t andard d w ellings.
Pl e as e inform m e as to how s oon y o u c a n initia t e inspe ctions alon g
this str e et and the anticipate d l ength of time which will be required
to complete such code enforcement.
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ATLANTA, GA. 30303
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IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
To:
Mr. William R. Wofford
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From: Ivan Allen', Jr.
Subject: Housing Code Enforcement - Boulevard
As you recall, last September the shooting of two Negro youths
by a white man on Boulevard touched off several days of serious
disorders in that area from Forrest Avenue to Ponce de Leon
Avenue.
Although the disorders were proj"ected by the shootin,g incident,
conditions in the area were such that the possibility of such an
explosion occurring had been pres e nt for some time.
The m in probl ms pointed out b y r sidents of the area w :re
pr ima r i ly centered around hous ing conditions includin g over crow dedness, high rents, roaches and rats, and other sanitation
factors.
S_ince t he S e pte mber incide nt we have made some pro g ress toward
b e tter garb age and trash collection, enforcement of h ealth m ea sures,
and e limination of major criticisms in the area of t raffic safety.
There has also been much planning in the area of providing for
recreational pro grams.
Howe v er, the major problem still existing is one whi h can only
b e solved b y s t r ict enforcement of the H ousing Code. Therefore,
�Mr. Wofford
P age T'\VO
January 30, 1967
I am r e questin g that your departme nt immediately initiate compreh e nsive Housing Codes.inspectio ns a lon g both sides of Boulevard
fro1n Forrest Avenue to Ponc e d e Leon and that property owners
by required to comply with the City's codes.
You may be assured of full coope ration of my' office, the Housing
Authority, EOA and other agencies concerned y,ith elimination
of unfit housing conditions and r e location of residents into
standard dwellings.
Please inform 1ne as to how soon you can initiate inspections along
this street and the anticipated l eng th of time which will be required
to complete such code enforcement.
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IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Ass istant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR. , Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
To : Mr. W i lliam R. Wofford
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Iva n Alle n ·, Jr.
S ubj e ct: Hous i ng Code Enforc ement - Boul evard
As you r e c a ll, l as t S e pte mber the sho oti ng o f two N eg ro you t hs
by a whi te man on B oule vard touched off seve ral d a ys of serious
disorders i n that area from F orrest Av e nue t o P once de Leon
Av e n u e .
Although t h e disorders we r e proj e cted by the shooting incident,
conditi on s in the area we re such that the pos sibility o f such an
explosion o c curring h a d b een present for some t i me.
The main problems pointed out by r - sidents of the ar a were
primarily cent e r e d around housing conditions including over crowd edness, hi gh rents , roaches and r ats, and other sanitation
factors.
Sinc e t he September incident we have made some pro gress towar d
better garbage and trash collection, enforcement of health meas ur es,
and elimination o f major criti cisms in the area of traffic safety.
There has also been m u ch planning in the area of providing fo r
recreational prog rams.
However, the major problem still existing is one which can only
be solv ed by strict enforcement of the Housing Co e . Therefore,
�Mr. Wofford
P age Two
January 30, 1967
I arn r e questing that your department immediately initiate comprehensive Housing Codes.inspection s a lon g both sides of Boulevard
fron1. Forr es t Avenue to Ponc e de Leon and that property owners
by required to comply with th e City 1 s codes.
You may be assured of full coope r ation of my office, the Housing
Authority, EOA and other agencies concerned with elimination
of unfit housing conditions and relocation of .residents into
standard dwellings.
Ple as e inform me as to how soon you can initiate inspections along
this street and the anticipated l e ngth of time which will be required
to complete such code enforcement.
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CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522 -4463 Ar ca Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrat ive Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Execut ive Secret ary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
To:
Mr. William R. Wofford
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From:
Subject:
Ivan Allen', Jr.
Housing Code Enforcement - Boulevard
As you recall, last September the shooting of two Negro youths
by a white man on Boulevard touched off several days of serious
disorders in that area from Forrest Avenue to Ponce de Leon
Avenue.
Although the disorders were proj e cted by the shooting incident,
conditions in the area were such that the possibility of such an
explosion occurring had been present for some time.
The main p roble m s pointe d out b y res i d nts of t h e a r ea w e r e
primarily centered around housing conditions including overcrowdedness, high rents, roach e s and rats, and other sanitation
factors.
Since the Septe mber incident we have made some progress toward
b e tte r g arbage and trash collection, e nforcement of health m e asures,
and elimination of major criticisms in the area of traffic safety.
The r e has also been much planning in the area of providing for
r e cr e ational programs.
Howe v er , t h e major problem still exis t i ng is one w hich can o nly
be solved by strict enfo rcement of the Housing Co-de. T h e r e fore ,
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P age Two
January 30, 1967
I a n,. r e questin g tha t your d e p a rtme nt i m m e di a tely i n itiate compre h e ns iv e H o usin g C o d e--inspe ctions a lon g both sides of Boule vard
frorn F o rr e st Av e nue to Ponc e d e L e on a nd that property owners
by r e quir e d to comply with the City's code s.
You m ay b e ass ur e d of full coope r a tion of m y" offic e , the H ousing
Auth ority, EOA and othe r agen cies conc e r ne d with e limination
of unfit housing cori'ditions and relocation of residents into
standard dwellings.
Plea s e inform m e as to how soon y o u can init i a te inspections along
th i s str ee t and the anticipated l e n g th o f time which will b e r e qui re d
to c omple t e such c ode enforc e m e nt.
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January 30, 1967
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Arca Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANOERS, Administrative As sistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
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From:
Ivan Allen·, Jr.
Subject: Housing Code Enforcement - Boulevard
As you recall, last S e ptember the shooting of two Negro youths
by a white man on Boulevard touched off several days of serious
disorders in that area from Forrest Avenue to Ponc e de Leon
Avenue.
Although the disorders were proj e cted by the shooting incident,
conditions in the area were _s uch that the possibility of such an
explosion occurring had been pr e sent for some time.
The n1ain problems pointed out by 1·es idents of the area were
primarily centered around housing conditions including overcrowdedness , high rents, roaches and rats, and other sanitation
factors.
Since the S e ptemb er incide nt we have made some pro gress toward
b e tter garb age and trash collection, enforcement of health meas ur es,
and e limination of major criticisms in the area of traffic safety.
There has also been much planning in the area of providing for
recreational programs.
However, the major probl em still e x isting is one which can only
b e solve d by strict enforcement of the Hous ing Code. Therefore,
�Mr. Wofford
Pag e Two
January 30, 1967
I a rn r e questing that your department immediately initiate comp re h en sive Housing Cod e , inspections a lon g both sid e s of Boulevard
£ran, Forr e st Avenue to Ponce de Leon and that property owne rs
by r e quired to comply with the City 1 s codes.
You may be assured of full coop e ration of m ·y"' office, the Ho.u sing
Authority, EOA and other agencies concerned with elimination
o f unfit housing conditions and relocation of residents into
standard dwellings.
Please inform me as to how soon you can initiate inspections along
this street and the anticipated len g th of time which will be required
to complete such code enforcement.
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CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 /\rea Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Adm in istrat ive Ass istant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
To:
Mr. William R. Wofford
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From: Ivan Allen·, Jr.
Subject: Housing Code Enforcement - Boulevard
As you r e call, last S e ptember the shooting of two Negro youths
by a white man on Boulevard touched off several days of serious
disorders in that area from Forrest Avenue to Ponce de Leon
Avenu e .
Although the disorders were projected by the shooting incident,
conditions in the area were such that the possibility of such an
explos ion occurring had been present for some time.
The m a in problems pointed out by r e sidents_3Lth e--area wer e
primarily c e nte red around housing con ditions includin g ov e rcrowdedness, high rents, roaches and rats, and other sanitation
factors.
Since the S e ptember incident w e h a v e m a d e some pro g r e ss towar d
b e tte r garb age and trash colle cti o n, enfo rc e m e nt o f h ealth m eas u re s,
and e limina tion of m a jor criticisms in the a r e a of tr a ffic safety.
T here has also be e n much planning in the area of providing for
r ec r e ational pro g rams.
Howe v er , t he major probl em still exi sting i s o ne whi c h can onl y
be solv ed by strict enfo rcement o f the Housing Co e . Therefore ,
�Mr . W o f ford
P a ge T w o
J a nuary 30, 19 6 7
I arn r e questin g that your d e p a r t m e nt imme di a t e ly initia te compreh en s i v e Ho usin g C o d - i n spe ction s a long both s ide s of Boulevard
fron1. F o rr e st Av e nue to Ponc e d e L e on a nd that property ow ners
by r e quir e d to comply with the City 1 s code s.
You m a y be assur e d of full coope ration of m y' office, the Housing
.Auth ority, EOA and other agenci e s conc e rne d with elimination
of unfit housing co n ditions and r e location of residents into
standard dwellings.
Pl e as e inform me as to how s oon you can initiate inspe ctions alon g
this str e et and the anticipated len g th of time which will be required
to complete such code enforcement.
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CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Arca Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Admi nistrative Assistan t
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
To:
Mr. William R. Wofford
From: Ivan Allen·, Jr.
Subj e ct: Housing Code Enforc ement - Boulevard
As you r e call, last S eptember the shooting of two Negro youths
by a white man on Boulevard touched off several days of serious
disorders in that area from Forrest Av enue to Ponce de Leon
Avenue.
Although the disorders were proj ected by the shooting incident,
conditions in the area were such that the possibility of such an
explosion occurring had been present f or some time.
The main problems pointe d out by r es idents of the area were
primarily centered around housing conditions including ov er crowdedness, high rents, roaches and rats, and other sanitation
factors.
Since the September incident we hav e made some progress toward
better g arb a ge and trash collection, enforcement of health m e asures,
and e limination of major criticisms in the area of traffic safety.
There has also been much planning in the area of providing for
recreational programs.
Howe '('er, the major problem still existing is one which can only
b e s olv e d b y s t r i c t e nforc e m ent of the H ousin g Code. Ther e fore,
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January 30, 1967
I am r e ques ting that your department imme diate ly initiate comprehensive Housing Cod e-.insp e ctions along both sides of Boulevard
fro1n Forr e st Avenue to Ponc e de L eon and that property owners
by r e quired to comply with th e City's codes .
You m ay b e assured of full coop e ration of my· office, the Housing
Authority, EOA and other agenci e s conc erne d with elimination
of unfit housing conditions and relocation of residents into
standard dwellings.
Pl ea se inform me as to how soon you can initiate inspections along
this stre e t and the anticipated l ength of time which will be required
to complete such code enforcement.
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ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Arca Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS : ANN M. MOSES, Executi ve Secretary
· DAN E. SWEAT, JR ., Director of Governm ental Lia ison
MEMORANDUM
To:
Mr. William R. Wofford
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From:
Ivan Allen·, Jr.
Subject: Housing Code Enforcement - Boulevard
As you recall, last S eptember the shooting of tw_o Negro youths
by a white man on Boulevard touched off several days of serious
disorders in that area from Forrest Avenue to Ponce de Leon
Avenue.
Although the disorders were projected by the shooting incident,
c o nditions in the area were such that the possibility of such an
e x plosion occurring had been present for some time .
Th main pr-obl mo point cl out by r sidents of th area we r e
primarily centered around housing conditions in cludin g overcrowdedne ss, high rents, roaches and rats, and other sanitation
factors.
Since the September incident we have made some progress toward
better garbage and trash collection, enforcement of health measures,
and elimination of major criticisms in the area of traffic safety.
There has also been much planning in the area of providing for
recreational programs.
H owe v er, t he major problem still exis t ing is one w hich can only
be solv e d b y strict enforceme n t of the Hous i n g C o de. 'J;herefore ,
�Mr. W offo rd
Page Two
January 30, 1967
I an'1 r e que sting that your department i mn1e diately initiate compreh en siv e Housing Code-..inspec ti on s a lon g both sides of Boulevard
frorn Forr e st Avenue to Ponc e de L e on and that property owners
by requir ed to comply with the City's code s.
You may be assured of full coope ration of my' office, the Housing
Authority, EOA and other agencie s concerne d w ith elimination
of unfit housing co:n'ditions and r e location of r e sidents into
standard dwellings.
Pl ease inform me as to how soon you can initiate inspections alon g
this str ee t and the anticipated length of time which will be required
to complete such code enforcement.
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Mr. C . O . Emmerich
Administrator
Economic Opportwuty Atlanta , Inc.
101 Marietta Street, N . W .
Atlanta,. Georgia 30303
Dear Cha:rlie :
Attached is a eopy of a mem.orandum to Mr. William Wofford;
Building Official. Mr. Wofford informs me th.at initiation of
Housing Code enforcement will begi n today.
We realize that ueh comprehensive enforcement of the Code
will produce some problems for many of the residents who might
be forced to relocate should it b necessary to order the demolition
of structures which are so deteriorated that they cannot be brought
up to Code standards .
The emerg ncy hou ing as istance progr m conducted by EOA
and the Atlanta Hou lng Authority the last four months in 1966
ptovid d much n ed d help to more than 140 £ milie who were
forced to reloca.t bee use of eviction by 1 ndlords or as a
re ult of Code nforcement. I hope that EOA will be able to
provide the same servic to r sident of the B oulevard are ~
Mr. Johnny Robinson, Community Development Coordinator
of my office, ha been in cont ct with your East Central EOA
eta.ff and aleo with the Be ford.Pine Urban Renewal Project
of!ic • He will b available to as i t your p ople in seeing
that the needs of the families in this are ar met.
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February l , 1967
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nything you might be able to do along these
Sincerely yours ;
Ivan Allen, Jr .
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�February 1, 196 7
Mr. M . B . Satterfield
Executive Director
Atlanta Housing Authority
824 Hurt Building
Atl anta, Georgia 30303
Dear Satt:
Attached is a copy of a memorandum. to Mr. William Wofford,
Building Official. Mr. Wofford informs me that initiation of
Housing Code enfoJ."cement will begin today.
We realize that such comprehensive enfo:tcement of the Code
will produce some problems for n-iany of the residents who might
be forced to relocate should it be necessary to order the demolition
of structures which are so deteriorated that they cannot be brought
up to Cod standards .
The emergency housing assist nee progr m conducted by the
H ou ing Authority nd EOA the last four months of 1966 provided
much needed help to more than 140 familie who were forced to
relocate because 0£ viction by landlord or as a result of Cod
enforeem nt. I hope that the Housing Authority will be able to
provid the same services to resid nt of the Boulevard area.
Mr. Johnny Robinson. Community Dev lopment Coordinator
of my office, h
been in contact with your Befiford... Pine Urban
R newal :Proj ct tafi
d also with the East Central EOA offic •
He will be availabl to assist youl' peopl in seeing th t th
ne ds of. the f milt s in this ar-ea ar m t.
�Mr. Satterfield
·Page Two
February 1, 1967
We will appreciate anything you might be able to do along these
lines .
Sincerely yours ,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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February 3, 1967
MEMORANDUM
To, Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
From: Dan Swe t
Les Persells and I have d i scussed ways and means to attempt
to move up the date whereby residents in the Bedford .. Pine
area might be qualified for the Loan and Gr nt Rehabilitation
Program.
Las has written to th powers in HUD attempting to get a
letter of consent on the project and a policy ruling which
would llow th Loan and Grant Program to be in effect prior
to initiation of execution of the project under the letter of
consent.
We don't think this has ever been done befor but if w are
successful in g tting this authority nd e tablishment of
eligibility. we will b able to lick one of the main problems
which will constantly rise in an rea such
this where we
try to do Code Enforcement in a pl nned Urban Renewal are · •
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Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of the City of Atlanta
City Hall
68 Mitchell Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
The best current estimate of the initiation of execution activities
in the Bed.ford-Pine Urban Redevelopment Project is approximately November 1, 1967. Your l etter of January 24 calls our attention to the
problems which have been experienced. in the Boulevard. area between
Forrest Avenue and. North Avenue.
Because of the length of time before execution activities can
begin, we agree that it would. be helpful to initiate strict housing
code enforcement along both sides of Boulevard. from Forrest Avenue all
the way to Ponce de Leon. Such action would. be in keeping with the
Urban Redevelopment Plan for the area. Since some structures fronting
on Boulevard. are in such condition as to be uneconomical to rehabilitate
or constitute non-conforming land. uses, our staff should. consult with
the Housing Code Enforcements s taff in order to avoid. requi r ing owners
to demolish structures which the Plan will propose for acquisition.
It should. be clearly understood. that owners of s tructures
Bedford-Pine Project area will not be eli gible for the special
of Federal assistance until a loan and. grant contract has been
These special forms of assistance are Section 312 low-interest
loans and. Section 220 FHA insured. rehabilitation loans.
in the
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rate
It is our hope that housi ng code enforcement action will be ins trumental in alleviating some of the more serious problems in thi s
area.
Very truly yours,
Executive Directo
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CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
COLLIER B. GLADI N , Dire c tor
February 3, 1967
TO:
ill Wofford
Earl Lender
Colli r Gl din
SUBJBCT:
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interpretation must be
de of the provision of the policy that
in full with _ll. codes and ordinances , 11
and enforced with no devi tion wh ~ oever .
tates "provided he co
lie
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latter is no st ted in the cited draft, theu in chc
jority of c see the property owner would not be lloted to rehabilitate
upon, · e th
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11.
Thi department formally propose that the nonconfo
use provisions
of the Zoning Ordin nee be cl rif ed and strengthen d right
y to
pemit a better Tesolution of the entir probl
The Planning D rtment
ill do this and striv to h ve them ready for adoption within 30 d ys.
�SOLUTION
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HOUSING CODE COMP~IANCE PROGRAM
Policy and Procedure Guide
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Goals:
A.
Maximum efforts immediately to secure public understanding of the
g oals
and benefits of the Housing Code Compliance Program through use of
personal contact. pamphlets, press releases and other public information
media.
B.
Maximum
coordination immediately with all other public agencies 'Who will
be affected by, and need to assist in. the conduct and results ' of this
program.
C.
Conservation of those residential structures in good condit143.215.248.55 to prevent
the spread of blight and decay through encouragement of maintenance efforts
and protection from those conditions such as overcrowding and unauthorized
conversion which lead to blight.
D.
Rehabi litation of all substandard residential structures which are presently
unsuitable for human habitation but where improvements can be made at a
reas onable cost to bring them up to standard and where such rehabilitation
does not conflict with other community goals by 1971.
E.
Demolition of all residential structures 'Which are ·unfit for human habi ta•
t ion and 'Where rehabilitation would be prohibitively expensive or would
otherwise conflict with other community goals by 1971.
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Review and re-evaluation beginning .i n 1967 on a continuing basia of t hose
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�rehabilitat ion areas which have been covered in previous years to
determine their need for possible future systematic reinitiation of
total rehabilitation effort~
II.
Areas and Priorities:
A. The Housing Conditions Map reflecting the survey made in 1963 has been
br ought up•to•date.
In this revision. close coordination has .been .
developed between the Planning Department. the Housing Code .Divis ion
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Compliance Program.
The baaic map .of the revise4 survey. indicates on
a block .basis ' the following categories.
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or only minor improvements with occasional r .e habilitation) •.
2.
Intens ive Conservation (those areas which .because of .c~rtain factors
such as .ige • trans it ion in .occ.upancy or use, or adver se fringe
influences. et c., require a greater amount of ourveillance i n order
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These areas will normally requi r e
only minor . improvements and spot . r ehabili t ation).
3.
Rehabilitation (those area& in wh ich the .majority of structures
require rehabi litation whi ch .does not exceed !>0 .per cent of their
value ; some spot clearance is anticipated).
4.
Clearance • Code Enforcement. (predominatel y smallex- areas where
the majority of structures ultimately should be cleared and the area
redeveloped .
These areas wi l l b~ inspected for code compliance with .
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Should the owne~ elect to rehabilitate
a structure he will be permitted to do so provided he complies
in full with all codes and ordinances.
5.
Title I Urban Renewal (those areas in which the majority of struc•
tures ·should be demolished., with some rehabilitation., ·and where
the size and cost cf the contempl&ted action justifies the use of
'Iitla I federal funds).
B.
The map also shows division of the city ' into halves., for supervisor ·
responsibility; ·e ach of these halves iQ sub•divi4ed 'into five Sectors ..
Each of thesP. Sectot"s is assigned to a Housing Code I~pect·o r 11 · c:s his
area of individual responsibility~
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neighborhood . designation with numbera ranging from '65 to '69~
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codo complianco · 10 to be undertaken
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target date assigned to a ' particular ' area indicate~ its relative ' priority.
Those with a high priority have· an eariy . date; .thoae with a lower ·priority,
a later date.
Prio1:itie& foi.- the areas have been based on:
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The num.ber ·of compliance inspections which the Housing Code Division
can' undertake in on<a year., while maintaining
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rr:1a lon.3 .:anzo· s~~f'o.f complete b.ouainz cotl0 inspection
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5.
Au ~dditiorwl considorution in sub~e~cnt ~@vi~iona will be th~ need
rscccu:.:-D • . This ito:u r~pr~:.onta the first step ·in the chanzcovor fl"om·
A ~p has been pr-~pJi:r~d ""-!1ich indi cates tho l oc.ation o f till proposod_
cor..r;;tm:lty .i'.'~ c il1ti<rn .and hiahTJ..:iys (w:clulliW o f uroon ro~·,11 projects)
iil tha City of AtlGnta. . The.
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Public ~elations ••(promoting good maintenance and
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Inspection of apartment developments (30 units and up) • .
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ReGponsibla .for urn Rem" proceedings.
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,( a) . Responsible for preparation and conduct (including
atte.ndance in Court) of Housing Coda Court cases with
assistanca from Housing Code Inspectors and Supervisory
Perao-c.nel.
(b)
Advises Housing Code Division on requirements for
prosecution of Cases in court, appropriateness of
l'!peaific caaos for Court action and preparation of
charges.
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Prepares Court calendars and reports on results of
Housing Code Court hearings. ,
C.
Notices and Follow-Up Action
Inspectors will use standard methods and presc~ibed time intervals as
a suide for their processing of caoes ..
Written. procedure is on file
in the Housing Code Division.
D.
Coordination
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Relocat ion:
Inspectors will fill out slips (on AHA standard form) to be signed
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Housing Code Enforcement, such as placarding occupied units, ,;men
a directive is issued to reduce the number of occupants and/or units,
,;men demolition is imminent, and for other reasons.
2.
Community Facilities
Chief Inspector will consult map showing location of proposed and
scheduled cormnunity facilities; will determine agency responsible
for execution, and consult and coordinate with that agency to
deterc:ine exact extent and status of project· and the apprcp~ia,e
Housing Code Compliance Program for the areas at that time.
3.
Public Housing
No
Housing Code Inspections required.
(Existing units 8874; under
construction 650; planned 490i additional allocation 1200).
4.
Municipal Services
In conduct of the Houaing Code Compliance Program, Inspectors will
be alert for needed improvements in municipal services and other
such problems .
Need will be recorded and referred by the Chief
Inspector to the appropriate department or agency.
Possible.. refer:,:al agencies are:
a.
Sanitary Department
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Construction Department
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Traffic and Street Lights Department
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Police Department
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Pa~ks Department
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and investigatod within ona week .ind .appropri&te .action initiated i.m:ne•
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Written. procedure iG on Hlo in tho Uou&1in3 Code Division.

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Area Housing Code Compliance PoliciGs
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Ge.1aral:
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Placard promptly vacsnt subotandard units and atructurei
considered unf it· f or occupancy and causo utility 6ervices
to be d1~continued.
2.
Promptly report to tho nettar llouoing Comm1sGion and to · the
Atlanta _Hou&ing Authority Relocation Housing Office (for
relocation of familicg) those occupied units snd ntructure~
considered unfit for occupnncy.
3.
In order to keep abreast of changing conditions conducive to
date:rioriition and blight. each ,ector Inspector will endeavor
to observe his entire SQctor and initiate corrective action as
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It is anticipated that each Sector Inspector and General
Ins,ector will process a minimum of 20 new Housing Code major
improvement or demolition cases per calendar month, and comply
an equal number per month outside of rehabilitation areas in
·which teams are wo~king.
Effort should be made 'Where feasible
to keep each Inapector•s workload of uncompleted active notices
to approximately 200.
All Sector and General Inspectors combined
should comply a t least 4000 units per year.
(2600 structures at
approximat ely ll.! • 2 units per one structure.)
B.
(11 month basis)
Conservation Areas (See Housing Map):
1.
Inspector will encourage maintenance and conservation verbally
where early signs of blight appear but no valid code violation
exists.
2.
Housing Code inspection to be made primarily on a complaint
basis.
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Intensive Conservation Areas (See Housing Map)
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Housing Code inspections to be made based on an apparent need./
Accent to be conservation ~ather than waiting until rehabilitation
is necessary; Inspector will give more attention to details to
discover any significant changes conducive to blight in these
areas.
2.
Inspector will encourage maintenance and conservation verbally
whare early signs of blight appear but where no valid code
violation exists.
3.
These areas will be closely examined for consideration as
possible federally assisted coda enforcement projects under the
1964 Housing Act.
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Rehabilitation Areas (See Housing Map)
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These areas hava been cesignated according to priority of need
and placed on a achedule.(See V.i,ap)
2.
These areas will be intensively covered house by house by
inspectors of an intensive program team (2 • 4 man).
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Conduct of Compliance Program
a.
All Housing units in rehabilitation areas will be inspected
and necess~ry compliance notices issued or statement issued
that property is in satisfactory condition.
b.
It is anticipated that three large areas (approximately
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will be covered this year (approximate total 8900}.
Any
cases remaining unresolved at- the end of this year will be
assigned · to Sector Inspector for resolution.
c.
It is anticipated that each Team Inspector will make a
minimum of 7 new inspections o~ 7 first follow•up inspections
per day.
4.
These areas will be closely examined for . consideration as pos sible
future
ederally as s isJed code enforcement projects under the 1964
Hous ing Act.
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Clearance • Code Enforcement'-Areaa (See Housing Map)'
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Enforce Code t o:
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Placard where warranted and seek demoli t ion .
b.
Correct hazards. ·
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Reduce overcrowding.
d.
Vacate unfit units.
e.
Clean up premisea.
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Should the owner elect to rehabilitate a structure he will
be parmitted to do so pr9vided he complies in full with all
codes and ordinances.
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Clearance• Title I Urban Renewal
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Proposed and Planning Stage Projects (See Housing Map):
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Urban Renewal Projects in E:t~cution (See Housing Map):
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Isoua no notices unless instructad othel"1o1ise by Chief
Inspector (usually upon request of Atlanta Housing Authority).
G. · Community Facility Locatio~. including Public Housing (See Community
Facility Map):
1. - Scheduled for construction or property being acquired
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Chief Inspector will consult map showing location of
proposed and scheduled community facilities; will
determine agency responsible for execution; and
consult and coordinate with that agency to determine
exact extent and status of project and the appropriate
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Pol ic y ,2~ _cl P r ocedl.,re: Guide
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1967
Goals :
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r:2:xh,c:1 effo ts i ,,:ecli2.tely to se cure r:.,,~)l ic u1<.rk ,~st,::md i.n2" of t ,c goc.ls
bc nc ~its of the P.ous ing Code Co~?li2.nce P:cog r aill throu ~h use oi
~e rs on2.l co n tact, pamphle ts, pre ss r elease s and other public infor~atio~

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1-:.::.ximum c co r d inc.tion i rr.med i ateiy wit h all other publi c agenc:.. s w ,o ,-::..11
be aff e c ... ed by, and need to assist in , t he conduct al-d :t:esults oft ~ :.. s
prog _ 21:.1 .
C,
Conscrvuti,Yl 0£ t :r n se resid ntial stru ctures in good cond iti on to p:cc ve. t
t'1e S?rcad of blight and dec ay through encourag er,:en
of 2aint nance -2:::::)~::s
and protection Lrom those co ditions such as overc r wd i ng an
unautho_iz ed
conversion wh ich le a d to blight.
D.
R2~_bili tation of all substandard reside~ti al structures wh ich are p=c£23tl y
unsuitable for human habitation but where i mprovc::mcnts c a n be __ac.e .s.-: ...
z-e asonablc c ost to b ring t hem up t o standard a:--.d where
u c h :..e· c:b i li~:::t:'..o _
does no t co nf lict with othe r c orr,nunity goals by 1971.
E.
.:)"n,olition within the City limits of Ltl.:mta of all residential st·.c1..:c-:.::..::-cs
wh ic~:. .:.re u nf it for human h abitation end where rchub ilitatior. ,w;_ild "_,_::_
prohi::iit ively expensive or would ot herw ise co nflict ,-:i ith othc·: co::n::.:::..·.::::
~oals by 1971 .
F.
P.cvi0-1 -'.lncl __ ,., - ,,v.-:tlu,.,t. i.oa beginnin~ in 1967 on a continuing b;:sis _of -::~ ,:,, __
�2 -er~iu
t eir need fo r poss~b ~c fu tu= - ~ys tcmat ic r c i ni t i.:::.~ic~ o1
to a l rehab i litation e f iorc.
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? rioritics :
':'ne Em.:.si 3 Cond .:..tions :tv:ap ref C!ctinz t he: su r vey r.·.ade in l S'63 ~-:.::.s b::::::.-:.
In this ~~vis ion , c:0s
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t r.e Direct or o..: Governr,1ent.:::.l Lio_i son.
inproved plan :for a c i t y - wide,
Cornpli.::.~ce Program.
The basic
coor ina tion h2s ~ac~
Tl,is has res\..:lte:d in a:.·_
ystemo.tic , comp~ehe:1sive !lousir.g Cod~
~2ry
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he revised surv -y i n ice ·-cs
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.... bloc:'- bas i s t he following catc:;o::-ie:s .
1.
Crn ·crvation (A~eas which princi9.:::.lly require e i her no i~provc=c~t~
or only mi nor i mp roven;ents with occasional re:1abilitatio:.1.).
2.
I ut:ensive Conservation (tho.;;e .'.lrec:s w .i ch becaus e of cert ain :cac-:;o::-s
such as age , transitio n in occupa:1cy or use , or c:.dve _se fringe
iniluenccs, etc . , require a great e r &!Uount of su:;_veillar-ce in o_cc::to forest.:::.11 bl i ght and dec ay.
These areas will nonw.lly require
only minor improvements nnd spot rehabilitation) .
3.
Rcr..c.b ilitaL .on (those areus in wh :!..ch the r.i.::J.jority of s ructurc s
rc.c,_u ire rehabilitation which does not exceed 50 percent of thci:.:v~ ue; soffi
4.
spot clearance is an icipated).
Clccranc e - Code Enforce~ent
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predo~ i nately s malle ::- a re a s where
.~jority of structu=es should b e clea r 2d an' the area rcdc-
v eloped.
It is anticipa ted th3t these a reas would be cle a::-8
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use of 7itle I fcde _al funcs) .
B.
T~e T:,::·, &lso shm.; s divis i on of ~he ci ·cy into h&lves, fo:;.-- su:,e: _visor
sc h~lves is sub - divide
re ponsibil i ty; eac h of

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Each of t esc Sectors i s assi g;::-i.ed to a Eousing Code Inspector, .::.s ' .i s
rea o f individual respons i bility.
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T1e m· p also has on i t
reas oi various sizes outlined showing
neighborhood designation wit h numb - rs r.::. g in3 from
areas indicate where a 1 d when a,
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'.::'i1ese:
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code comp liance is to be undertaken on a house to 1"'.ouse b s is.
The:
cnrge t d2te assigned to a particul ar area indicate s its relative p ri 0rity .
Those with a high priority hav2 an e~rly <laLe; those wit h a lover prio _ic y,
u l ate: r date.
Prio::it ies :for the are.:.s luve been bo.scd on:
1.
Tl,e nureber of compl i ance i nspec'.:ions uhich the Ho-:.is i r-.g Co
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c2n undertake in o ne yeo.:.:-, 1:1h ile maintc..inin;; ful 1 city-wide covc::-~::, tc:.
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relationship of rehabilitation areas to surroundin~ o:.:-
co,.:1.-:J.nity a c-iviti es , community :.::..icility developn:ent
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L::";)~n ::lenewal Pr ojects.
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?ropos c· Co:::1. unit y Fac ili y Loc a ions:
co:.r:nunit' facili :.. ics and hif;i".,-7.:1ys (e:::clus::.ve of urban rer:ew.::.l :)ro~ec.:c:)
in the Ci·cy of
A
lanta .
The loc.s.tions :1.:1v2 bee . ir:dexed and color c:::C:.cc
~o iden ify the~ and to i.dica
III.
t he a3e:1cy responsible for t i,ei:t
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0r'!.'.l,1:i.zc.t:.on and /.d:-:cinist1· ation
A.
Organization and Personnel for r·ousing Code Compliance, Depart~snt 0£
Bu ilding s
1.
Supervisor of Inspection Services
2.
Personnel, Housing Code Divisiou
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Chief Insp ·ctor (1)
b.
Field Superviso~s (2)
c.
Eousing Code Sector Inspectors (10)
c:..
Housing Code Inspectors General (6)
e.
Eou~ir::; Code Inspector II (1)
Cor~plir,::ce Officer)
Concentration ~::-ca~ sp8Ctors
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Clc=ical Pe rsonnel
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3.
Code s Coffipiia:1ce O£ficc_
(1)
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Dut i es and Responsibil::.t ~ s :
1.
Su?erv i sor of I nspection ~e~viccs .
for:-ns of c od
enfo r c er..cnt sue. z,s plu"·.": Jin0 .:i.nci build · ;:-,g ,.-1ith
prir:mry emphas i s on Hou::;in; Co de Enfor c
-ce1 t,
inch.1 i n:;
coo d ination with other Dep =t~ents .
2.
Pcr so~nel , Hous ing Code Divis·on :
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Ch i ef I1spcctor
(1)
O·er~ll supervision of in3)2C ions ,
f i eld work and administr.:i.tion.
(2)
Coordination of relocation effor ts
with \.t lanta Housin 6 P.utho it y.
(3;
Pursuit of resolution of difficult c.:i.ses.
(L;.)
Direct supervision of cl erical personnel
(5)
Coordination with Codes Con~p liance Office -;
Rehabili ~ation Specialist.
(6)
Training prograr.1 for new Housing Code Insp ·ctors .
(7)
Coordination with other D"visions of Dc? artrucnt o~
Buildings.
b.
Field Supervisors
(1)
Direct supervision oE fiv e ii..:::pectors and their sectors
co~p risin~ one-half(~) o~ th
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Ass istencc in rc solu~::.on o ~ d i ff icul
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(6)
Assistance :n prc9~ratio~ of c ourt c cscs v~en racues::e
by Code Cov.pl i c nce Office r .
(7)
c.
Other special du -ics as assigned by Ch i ef Ins pec ~or.
Housins Code I nspe ctor II
(1)
£s si~ned to Codes Cocpliancc Office _ to assist in prc?a=acio~
of c ases for Court .
d.
Housing Code Sector Ins?ectors:
(1)
Conduct of Housing Code Conpliance Pro~:::-am in the::.r sac::or .
(2)
Pri1.:ary responsibility fo:::- resolut:;_on of all cases .::..,_d
cornpliants in their secto:rs.
(3)
P:::-cpare c ases for presentatio~ bcfc=e che J2t::2r ~ousin~
Commission and City Attorney .
(4)
l..ssist in prepciring courc. cases.
(l)
Investigate , docun~ent 2.nd 1;repa.,:a ca~cs for ~)rcscr:·c c..:::.0r-,
to Cou::::: a nd a )pe:.:r
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(1)
OiJcratc us t c.::.:·: :·c:..':-le:·.c.·!3
(2)
Condu ct hoi...si g ~o c cor.,;, l::.a r..ce prograr.: in rehab ilit 2.tio:-.
areas according t o sc· cduled priorities .
g.
Clerical Personnel
(1)
Process notices, lette~s, records and prepare per~odi2
reports .
(2)
_eceive telephone calls, prepare lists for Bette r Hous i ~~
Co1r..mission hea_ i ng s, City At orney hearings :ind Cour .
(3)
h.
_ccord minute s of Bet t er Housing Commission m2etin3 s .
'elat ed Personne l
(1)
Reh bilitation Specia li st
(a)
Public r e lations--(promo ing good main ena nce and
Hous ing Code Enf rc e~ent1
(b)
(2)
I nspection of a pa rt ment deve l opments (30 uni ts anci. ,.:p) .
Codes Compliance Off icer
(a)
Respons i bl
f or pre paration and conduct (includin~
atte ndance i n Court) of Housing Co~e Cour L c ases t1ith
a s sis tance from Housi .~ Code Inspec t o r s and Supervisory
Personnelo
(b )
Advis e s Housing Code Divis ion on requ i reIJents for
pro se cut i on of cases in court , appro riatcness of
spec ific c ases f or Court ac ion and prcparetion of
cha r ges.
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�(c)
Pre)ares Court cal e~dar~ and repo ts on re su~ts o~
Housing Code Court hearin6 s.
C.
i·otices ;ind Follow- up Action
Insp2c ors will use standa r d met o·s
a guide for their proc essin; of cases.
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D.
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n· prescribed tiffie int ervals ~s
Written procedure i s o~ f:lc
Housing Code Division .
Coordina t i on
1.
Rcloca ·ion :
I nspe ctors will fi 1 out slips (o n Afl...1-\. standard fon:i) t o be signed
ad forwarded by the Chief Insp ctor to the Housing Authority f or
reloca · ion a ss i stance to t he fan il ies thre a tened · with displ ace~ect
by Hous ing Code Enforce ent , suc h as placarding occupied units, when
a · irective is issued to reduce t he nu ber of occupants and/or i.;ni · s,
when demo lit ion is
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Commun i ty Facilities
Chief Inspector will consult mp showing locat ion o f proposed and
scheduled conn unity facilities ; .-il l de t ermine a genc y r esponsibl ·
for exe cution; a nd consu lt and coordinate with that agency to
d:.:t rmine exact extent and st atus o f project and the appropriate
Housing Code Compliance Program for the areas at that time .
3.
Public Housing
No Hous ing Code Inspections required .
(Existing units 887~ ; under
const ruction 650 ; planned 1140) .
4.
}unicipal Services
In conduct of the Housing Code Compliance Program, Inspectors will
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�be a lert for needed i mprovements in mun icip al s ervic es ad
ot he r such proble~s .
Ned will he record e d and rcie rrc
by t~c
Chief Inspector to ... : c · p propria te govcrnn;e ntal &g cncy .
? ossi~ le referral a gencies a rc :
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a.
Sanitary Depart~cn
b.
Construction Department
c.
Traffic & Street Lights Dep arLnent
d.
Police Department
e.
'\tater Department
f.
Fire Depart ment
g.
Parks Department
h.
Board of Educ ation
i .
County Department s of Family and Children Servic es
j.
County Health Dep artme nts
Data Bank
The Housing Code Division will particip ate c ontinua lly in furnishin;
c ertain types of i nformation, obtained in co nne ction with its normal
activities , to be placed in t he data b a nk .
E.
Complaints
All Housing Code corr~laints r e c eived will be recorded on forms provided
and investigated within one week and appropriate action initiated i~EC diatcly.
F.
Written procedure is on file in the Housing Code Division.
Handling Unresolved Cas es
At t he end of each quarter, Sector Inspectors wi ll thoroughly review their
unresolved c ase f iles and deterrnine what positive action should be taken.
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�Pro c ed'J :::e for hm1dl ing unresolved c ases is on file i n the Hous ::. •.2;
Co c
IV.
ivision.
Are a Ho u s i ng Code Comp liance
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Gc.:i.eral:
1.
Placard promptly v&can· s ub st andard units and structures
considered unfit for occupancy and cause utility services
to be discont i nued.
2.
Promp tly report to the Better Housing Commission and tote
Atlanta Housing Authority Relocation Housing Office (for
reloca i on of families) t ose occupied units and structures
considered unfit for occupancy .
3.
In ord er to keep abreast of c hang ing conditions conducive to
deterioration and blight , each Inspe cto r will endeavor to
ob serve his e ntire Sector and initiate correct ive a ction as
needed .
4.
It is anticipated that each Sector Ins pecto r will process a
mini mum of 20 new Hous ing Code major i mprovement c ases per
calendar month, and comply an equal nunber per month outside
of rehabilitat ion areas in which teams are working.
Effort
should be made where feas ible to keep each Se ctor Inspector's
workload of uncompleted active notices to approximately 200 .
All Sector Inspectors combined should comply at least 3500
units per year .
B.
Conservation Areas (See Housing Map):
1.
Inspector will encourage maintenance and conserva tion
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�ve rb al ly whe r e earl y signs of bligh t appear but no val i d
code vio lat ion exist s .
2.
Hou s i ng Code i nspec t ion to be made primar i ly on a comp l aint
b a sis .
C.
I ntc, s i ve Conserva t i on Ar e a s ( See
1.
ous i ng Map )
Hous i ng Code inspe ctions to be made bas e d on a n apparent . e c d .
Acc ent to be cons e rvation r athe r than waiting u ntil r ehabilit a c i on
i s ne c essary ; Inspe ctor will g ive more a t tent i on to details to
di scover a ny significa nt change s conducive t o b l i ght i n t hes
area s .
2.
Inspe c t or wi l l encourage ma i nt enance and c onse r vation ve r bal ly
i-1·,ere e a rly signs of blight app e a r but where no v alid code
viola tion e x i sts .
3.
These a reas wi ll be close l y exami ned fo~ cons ider a tion as poss i b l e
future fede rally ass isted code enfor c ement pro j e cts unde r t he 1964
Ho us i ng Act .
D.
Rehabilit a tion Ar eas (See Hous i ng Map )
1.
Thes e areas have b een des i gnated according t o pr i ority of need
a nd pla ced on a schedu le .
2.
( See Map )
These areas will be intensively c ove red house by house by
inspe ctors o f an i nt e nsive prog r am t e.:1ra__( 2 - 4 men) .
3.
Conduc t o f Complianc e Pr ogr am
a.
Al l Housing u n i ts in rehab i litation areas will be inspecte d
and ne cessary c omp liance not i ces is s ue d or statement issued
that prope rty i s in s~t i sfactory. c ond i tion .
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�b.
It is anticipated that t · .r~c large .::-ireas (.'.lpp r o:-:i::.atcly
7000 units)
·· nd t hree small a reas (a!1 nozi1-;-:a tcl:y
1900 unit~
will be cover ed t his y ear (approximat~
tot a l 8900) .
Any cases re a ining unresolved a t
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o f this year will be assigned to Sector Inspector for .
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resolution .
c.
It is antici pated that each Team Ins pector will make
a pprm;:imately 7 new inspections or 7 first follou - up
insp ections per day .
Li-.
Thes e areas will be clo sely exaiuined for considerat i on as poss i ble
future federally as s ist e d code enforcement projects under t he 1964
Housing Act.
E.
Clearance - Code Enfo rcement Areas (See Housing Hap )
1.
2.
Enforce Code only to :
a.
Pl a card where warra nted and seek demolit ion .
b.
Correct hazards .
c.
Redu ce overcrowding .
d.
Vacate u nf it un its.
e.
Clean up p r emises.
Dis courage rehabilitat io n action in industrially zoned areas,
especially in marginal cases .
3.
Seek maximum coo rdination with other divisions of Buil ing
Department to discourage i mprovements other than to correct
hazards of any housing units and structures in areas.
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1.
Proposed and Planni ng Stage Projects (See Housing I'iap) :
Enforc e Code onl y to :
2.
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Placard where warrant e d and seek demolition .
b.
Correct hazards .
c.
Reduce overcrowd ing .
d.
Vacate unfit units .
e.
Clean up premis es .
Urban Renewa l Proj e cts in Execu ion (See Housing Map) :
a.
Issue no notices unles s i nstruc ted otherwise by Ch ief
Ins pector (usual l y upon request of Atl ~.:t:~ Hous i ng
Authority).
G.
Comrrillnity Fac ility Loc ations, inc luding Public Housing ( See
Comiuunity F· cility Map ) :
1.
Scheduled f or cons truction or propert y be ing a cquired
a.
Chief Insnector will co nsult map showing location of
proposed and scheduled c ommunity facilitie s; will
determine agency responsib le for execution ; and
cons u lt and coordinate with tha t a gency to determine
exact extent and status of project and the appropriate
Hous ing Code Comp liance Program for t he areas at that
time .
b,
Normally Inspector will issue no notices unless i nstructed
othe"rwise by Chief Inspector .
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Pla nned - construction anticipated but not schedu l ed
a.
C ief Inspector will consu lt n,ap showi ng loc a t ion of
proposed and schedule d community facilities ; will
determine agency responsib le for execution ; a nd
consult and coordina te wit h t h at a gency to
etermi ne
exact extent and s t atus of project a nd the app r opriate
Housing Code Comp liance Program for the areas a t t at
time.
b.
Normal action will be to e n f orce Code only t o:
(1)
Placard where warranted and seek demolition .
(2)
Corre ct hazards.
(3)
Reduce ove rcrowd ing.
(4)
Vacate unf it units .
(5)
Clean up premis e s.
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TY OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
Atlanta 3, Georgia
WIL LI A M R . WO FFORD, P.E . , R . A.
I N SP ECTO R O F
B UILD I N GS
February 10, 1967
E L ME R H. MOON , E.E ., P , E .
ASS T . I NS P EC T OR O F
B U I LD I NGS
MEMORANDUM
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The Honor ab l e Ivan Allen ) Jr .
W.R. Woff ~
RE
"In Rem" Act ivit i es
I would like to report that since we started our "In Rem"
proc eedings to get owners to demo l i sh slum houses after the
City has exhausted every legal remedy, in July, 1966 we held
hearings on 23 buildings; in August, 27 ; in September, 40 and
in October, 39 - a total of 129 buildings.
In accordance with the " In Rem" ordinanc e we must give
public notice and a fter 90 days from the date o f the public
hearing we can proceed to demo lish the house and place a
lien agains t the property.
We are fi nding our "In Rem" proceedings very productive.
Following the Ju ly hearing 9 of the 23 buildings involved were
demolished before the 90-day limit expired; from the August
hearing , 9 were demolished; from the September hearing, 21
and from the October hearing , 19 - 59 buildings out of a total
of 129 that were notified and on which pub lie hearings wer e
held.
We are proceeding now to award contracts for demolition of
those houses where owners have failed to demolish the building
involved.
ATLANTA
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101 MARIETTA STREET BLDG.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
525-4262
C, 0, EMMERICH
ACMINISTRATOR
February 15, 1967
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Ivan:
Thank you very much for your letter regarding Housing Code
enforcement and for the copy of your memorandum to Mr.
William Wof f ord.
Your request that we cooperate in seeing that the needs
of the families in the Boulevard area are met, will certainly be complied with.
I a m instructing Mr. Harold Barre tt, EOA Associ ate
Administrator for Operations, to make all housing assistance service in the ·East Central Neighborhood Service
Center available. Our director at East Central , Mr.
George Dodd, will be working very closely with Mr . John
Robinson a nd the At lanta Housing Au thori ty in taking
e v e ry possible action t o mak e t h is p r o g ram s u c c essful.
Your leadership in matters suc h as this is of paramount
importance to all of the citi z ens of our gre a t c ity .
We a pprec i ate it.
Warm personal regards,
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February
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City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Ivan:
Thank you very much for your l etter regarding Housing Code
enf orcement and for the copy o f your memorandum to Mr.
William Wofford.
Your request that we cooperate in seeing that the needs
o f the fami l ies in the Boulevard area are met, will certainly b e complied with.
I am instructing Mr. Harold Barrett, EOA Associate
Administrator for Operations , to make all hous ing assistance service in the East Central Neighborhood Service
Cente r ava il able.
Our director at East Central, Mr.
Ge o rge Dodd , will b e working very close ly with Mr. John
Robinson and the Atlanta Housing Authority in taking
every possible action to make thi s program successful.
Your l ead e rship in matte rs such as this is of p a ramount
i mpor tance t o a ll o f t he citi ze n s o f our great city.
We appre ciate it .
Warm persona l regards ,
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Mr. Har o l d _Barr ett
Mr ~ Dan Sweat
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February 1, 1967
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CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Admini stra tive Assi st ant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secre tary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liai son
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101 Marie tta Stre e t, N. W.
Atlanta, G e orgia 30303
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Attach e d i s a copy of a m emor an dum t o Mr. W i llia m W o ffo rd,
Building Officia l. Mr. W o fford informs m e that i n itiation of
H ou s i ng C ode enfo rc ement w ill b egi n to d a y.
We r eal ize t hat such comprehensive enforcement of t he C ode
w ill produce some problems for many of t h e resident s who might
b e forced to r e l ocate shou ld i t be necessa r y t o o r de r the demol iti on
of structures which a r e so de t e ri o r ated that t hey cann o t b e b rought
up t o C ode standards .
The emergency housing assistan c e program conduc t ed by E OA
and th e Atlanta Housing Authority the last four months in 1966
p rovid e d much ne e ded hel p to more than 14 0 families who were
fo rc ~d t o rel ocat e b e cause of evi ction by l andl ords o r as a
result of C ode enforcement. I hop e that EOA will be abl e to
provide the same service to resid e nts of the Boulevard area.
Mr. Johnn y Robins on, C ommunity D evelopment C o ordinator
of my offic e , has b een in contact with your East Central E OA
staff and also w ith the B e dford-Pine Urb a n R enewal Project
offic e . He w ill b e avail a bl e to assist your people in se e ing
that th e n ee ds of the famili es in thi s area a r e me t.
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February 1, 1967
We will appreciate anything you might be able to do along these
lines.
Sincerely yours,
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�CITY HALL
January 30, 1967
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Ar ea Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR ., MAYOR
R. EARL LAN DE RS, Administrative Assis tan t
MRS. AN N M. MOS ES , Exe cutive Sec retary
DANE. SWEAT, JR ., Director of Gove rnm ental Liaison
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Mr. William R. Wofford
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From: Ivan Allen', Jr.
Subject: Housing Code Enforcern.e nt - Boulevard
As you r e call, last S e pt e mb e r th e sho o ting of t w o N e gro youths
by a white m a n on Boulevard touch e d off s e veral days of serious
disord e rs in th a t ar e a fron'l For r e s t Av e nue to Ponc e de L e on
Avenue .
Although th e disorde,rs wer e proj e cte d by the shooting incid e nt,
conditi on s in th e area w er e such that th e pos s ibility of such an
e x plosi o n occurring had b ee n pr e s ent for some time ,
The nvti n proble m § pgint e d out by r c Bid ent~ of thQ
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prima rily ce n te r e d a r ound h o usi ng c o nditi o ns includ in g o ve rcrow d ed n e s s , hi gh r e nts, ro a ch es an d r a ts, and othe r sanitation
f a ctor s.
Sinc e t he S epte mb er incid e nt we h ave made some progr e ss t owar d
b e tte r ga r bage and tr a sh coll e cti on , en fo rc ement of h e alth me a s u re s ,
an d elim i na ti on of m a j o r criticisms in t he ar e a of traffic safe ty.
T he r e ha s a l so b een m uch plannin g in th e ar e a of providi11g for
r e cr eational p rograms .
However , t he ma j or p r obl em still exi sting is one w hich c an onl y
be s olved by strict enfor c cn1e nt of th e Housi n g C ode. T her e fore,
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I am requesting that your d e partment imme diately initiate comprehensive Housing Code, inspections along both sides of Boulevard
fron1 F~ ±- rest Av e nue to Ponce de Leon and that property owners
by requited to comply with the City's codes.
You may be assured of full cooperation of my· office, the Housing
Authority, EOA and other agencies concerned with elimination
of unfit housing conditions and relocation of residents into
standard dwellings.
Please inform me as to how soon you can initiate inspections along
this street and the anticipated length of time which will be required
to complete such code enforcement.
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CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
C OLLIER B. GLADIN, Dir e ctor
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February 24 , 1967
ATLA1'TA, GA. 303 03
Tel. 522-41; 63 /\rea Cod e 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. E/\RL LANDERS, Admin istrat ive Assist ant
MRS. ANN rA . MOS ES, Exe cutive Secret ary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Dire ctor of Govern me ntal Liaison
MEMORANDUM
To: Mr . Bill Wofford
From:
Dan Sweat
Attached is a letter to Mayor A ll en with a copy of the
"Advance Notice of Revised Code R e quirements for a
Workable Program for C om1nunity Improvement. 11
It is my und e rstandin g tha t you hav e taken th e initia l
ste p s to m eet the r e vis e d standa rd s . You will notice t hat
the guidelines contain interim standards for a six months
peri od be ginning March 2 , 1967, so it will be ne c essa ry
for us to take s ome action immediately if we have not
already done so.
If the r e i s anything this offic e c an d o t o h e lp you
e x p e dite this action, please feel free to call up on us.
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ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-446 3 Ar ea Code ~04
IVAN ALLE N, J R., MAYOR
R. EAR L LA NDER S, Admin is tr at ive Assi stan t
MRS. ANN M. MOS ES, Ex ec ut ive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR. , Direc tor of Governm ent al Li aison
Mr. E d ward H. Baxter
R e g ional A d ministrator
D epa r h n e nt of Housing and
Urban Development
R eg ion III
P ea chtr e e -Seventh Building
Room 6 4 5
Atlanta, Georgia 30323
Dear M r. Bax t e r:
W e hav e r e c e iv e d your. l e tt e r of F eb rua r y 21 e nclosing the
"Ad v a nce Notice of R e vis e d Code R e quireme nts for a
W o rkabl e Program for Community Improvement. 11
W e ar e takin g the ste ps nec e ssary t o complete action on
th e revised requirements.
Sinc ere ly yours,
I van All e n, Jr .....
Mayor
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dminis tr 3.t or
REGI ON Ill
In re ply refe~ t o:
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Ho.::1orable I vo...11 Allen, J 1· .

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De x c ;.1:.:yor _· llen :
Enclosed herewith 2.s an 11Advance Notice of Rev _s .d Code Requirements
for a Workabie Progrem for Community Im;)rovc,.1ent . u Because thes e new
standards considerabl y tighten the requ irements £or c odes and code
enforcement we wanted you t o have a c opy a,::, eaid.y as possib le . Please
note t hat the effec tive date of then w pr ovisions
the l aw is
September 2, 1967, but that the enclos ed public6tion al so contains
interim standards for t he six-month period N.arch 2, 195 7, to
September 2, 1967.
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We urge you and your staff to c arefully study the re v ised standards
and take any nec essary a c tions immediately .
These revisions relate to only one of t h e s~ven ele~ents of the Workable
Program . Continuing progress must be a chieved in all elements before
recertification c an be granted.
Please let us know if you have any question3 conce ..·ning the revised
standards for c odes adoption and enforceme nt or on any of the other
phases of your Workable Program for Communit y Impr ovement . This office
stands ready to be of assistance L~ t his regard .
S incerely yo/rs,
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\.JOR ABLE P ROG RAM fO COMMU NITY I 1 ' ROVEMENT
Sec t i o n 3 O1 ( a ) o f the Housing Ac t of 1 964 a me nd e d S e c tion l Ol(c ) of
th e Housi n g .-\ct of 194 9 t o r equ ir e tha t , eff e ctive S e pt e mbe r 2 , 1 96 7, " . • ..
no ,,,o r '·sbl e ~ ro g r am sh a l l b e c e r t i fi e d or r e c e r t ified u n l es s ( A) t h e l o c a lity

c:s h,, ci in e :fe c t, for a t l ea s t s i x I o n th s prior to such c e r t i fi c a t ion or


r ece~tif ication , a mini mum st a n d a r s housing cod e , r e l a t e d bu t no t l i mi t e d t o
he2.lt'1 , s ~ n ita ti on , a nd o cc up a ncy r equir eme n ts, \-hich is deem e d a d equa te by
c he S e c r e ta ry , a nd (B ) th e Sec r etary is s t i s fi e d t ha t the loc a lit y i s c a r r y ing o u t a n ef f e c t ive pro g r a m o f enfo rceme n t t o a c h i e v e comp l i a nc e wi th su c h
h ou s in g c ode ."
Th i s Gu i de line s p rov i de s ad v an c e no tic e of rev i se d r e quirements f or
loc al co d e adopti on a nd enfo r c e me nt under S e ct i on l Ol ( c) a s am e nded .
In
ad~ itio n , i t se ts forth a n int e r im set o f st a n da r d s e ff e ctive Ma rc h 2, 1967 .
T1ese in te r i 1 s t a n d a r ds a r e bei n g estab li s h ed t o p r ovide a n ord e rly a nd
equi t ab l e t r ans ition f rom t he pre s e nt co de r e u ireme nts o f t h e Work ab l e
~rogram to t hose effe ctive o n S e pt e mb e r 2 , 1 96 7 .
An y community which do es not no w mee t the r e vis ed r e quire me nts shou ld
und e r s t a nd th e mi nimum standa rd s for ap pro v a l a n d thei r effe ct ive d a t e s, un d ~ r
bo th t he int e rim standard s a n d t hos e r eq u i r e d un de r th e a me n ded S e ction lO l ( c) .
Wh i l e S e ction 3O l ( a ) of th e 19 6 4 Ac t cite s only a r e qu i r e me nt fo r th e
adoption a n d e n fo rc e me n t o f a hou si n g cod e ; b ui ld ing , p l umb i n g , e l e ct rica l a n d
f ire pre v e ntion c ode s a r e e qu a l l y pertin e nt t o t h e int e nde d pu rpos es o f t h is
S e ct i o n .
Und e r th e l ang uage o f S e cti o n l Ol ( a ) o f the Hou si n g Ac t o f 1949 , a s
amen ded , which cit e s ".. .
th e adoption, mo de rni za tion, admin i stra tion a nd
enf o r c eme nt o f hou s in g , zo n in g , bu i l d i ng a n d othe r lo c a l laws , c odes and
rogulntions, . , .. ' ' as a ma j or e l ement in the development of " .... positive
programs . . . f or p re ventin g the spread o r re cu rrenc e in th e commun ity of slums
and blighted areas , .• . e ncou r ag in g h ou si n g c o s t reduction s ... a nd t he e l imi nat io n of r es tri c tive p r a ctice s whi ch unn e c e ss a rily in c rease hou s i n g co s ts;
an d un der th e ge n e r a l a ut h orit y o f S e ction l Ol(c), th e adoption a nd en f orc eme nt ,
i n c o nc er t, of a ll fiv e b a s ic c o d e s h as h e r et o fore b ee n a part of Wo rkab l e
Pro gram po li cy .
Th e r ef ore , th e re qu iremen t s with r espet t to . the adoption and
enforceme n t o f the ho usin g co de will a p ply also to the ado pt ion a n d enforc ement
of building , plumbi n g , e l e ctri ca l, an d fi r e pre v en tion co d es .
INTERIM STANDARDS FO R CODES AND ORDINANCES EL EJ1ENT
In an ticipatio n o f th e September 2, 1967, effective date of th e amen d men t, at which time ade q uate codes must have bne n in effect for at l east 6
mon ths , an d in order to prov ide for an order
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t\ e p1· ~sen~ co e adoption a nd code enforcem~nt r~quirements unde r the Workab l e
re r ev ised as follows, effective
e prese nt requirements
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pplicat ion for initial c ertifi c a F0r i~itial ccrtificRtion .
t · on of H \forkRble J?rog r am wi 11 not be accepted fo r process ing
by HUD eg iona l Off ices unless tie locality (1) has in effect,
building, plumbing, e lectric al, housiig, .'.lad fire pre v ention
co de s deemed adec uate by tie S ecr2Lnry, and ( 2 ) is enf orcing
or c o:-:11:iits itself to enforce wit 1out del y) the bui ldin g ,
plumbing, elect ric a l and fire prevention codes, and has initiated (o r commits its e lf to initiate without delay) an
iiterim housing code comp li a nce program, i .c luding the devel o~mcnt of a planne d, systematic, comprehe nsive c o1 mun ity - wide
housing c ode comp liance program.
Fr first rece r tification.
Applications for first recertific at ion
of a Wo rkab le Pro g ram will not be acc e pted for process i ng by HUD
Rebi onal Offices unless the lo c ality (1) has in effe ct building ,
p umbing , ele ctric a l, and fire prevention codes deemed a cceptable
by the Se cretary, and submits acceptable evidence tha t it has
retained s u ffi c ien t trained staff to effectively administer these
codes, and (2) has in effe c t a housin g co de deemed adequa t e by
the S e c retary , an d submits a cceptable eviderrce that it has been
conducting a n effective int erim housing code complian c e pro g r am ,
incl u ding th e development of a planned, systemati c, comp r ehensive ,
long- range housing cod e compliance prog-::am.
For second and subsequent recertifications.
No change in applicable present requirements.
REQUIREME~'TS TO BECO½E EFFECTIVE SEPT&\.fBER 2, 1967
For initial certification . Applications for initial certification
will not be accepted for processing by HUD Regional Offices unl ess
the locality (1) has had in effect for at least 6 months (or will
have had by the expected c ertification date) building, plumbing,
ele ctrical, ho using, a nd fire prevention codes deemed adequate by
the Secretary, (2) submits acceptable evidence that it has initiated an interim housing code compli ance progrp.m;- an .(3) submits
acceptable evidence that it has established an appr6priate administrative organization, which c an effectively carry out code enforce ment activities .
For first recertification .
Applications for first recertification
will not be accepted for processing by HUD Regional Offic1s unless
the locality (1) has had in effect, for at least six months (or
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p iu1nbi ng, electric,:11 , housi ng, nn: i:ire pn, v c ntio n codes d eemed
a de quate by t h e S ec r eta ry, ( 2 ) submits wi t
it s app licat ion
a cc ep t ab l e e vid c n e that it h:is i n c xist f,nce a n effe cti ve p r o i::; ra m for e nforceme nt of it s buildin1_; , plumbin g , ele c trical , and
fi r e p r eve ntion codes , includi ng an ndequnt e budge t, s uf fici e nt
t r aine st · ff, a nd an a pp ropriate syste, of forms , records , a d
eporting so as to make t he pro g ram operati v e , (3) s u b mits wi th
its ppli c a tion ac c eptabl e eviden c e t a t it h as been conducti n g
a succe ssful interi m hou sing cod e comp li a nce prog ram, i n cl uding
the es t a blishmen t of an appropri a t e system of forms , r e cords ,
and r ep orting a nd the employme nt of an adequate sta ff for in spections , record - keeping, a nd compliance a ctions to make the
p r o g r am o pe r ative , a n d (4) has prepa red , adopte d, a nd sub itte d
a pl anne d, sys temat ic, area- by - a r ea , commun ity-wide , c omprehensive, long - r nge housin g co de comp lian c e prog r a m de signed to
se cure compliance with th e provi si on s o f the adop t e d housin g
code within a r eason a ble numbe r of years and to ma int ai n al l
r esident ial properties u p t o t e mi nimu m housi n g standards
es t abl ish e d in the c ommun i t y , to ge ther with an est imated budget
to c a rry out the program as planned and s chedule d .
Subs eq uent r e c ert ifica tion s will depend largely on (1) the a ctio n s
taken by the communi ty to keep its co des u p to date , ( 2 ) th e mc.in tena nce of an effe ctive en f orce,ent organiza tion and pro g ram for
adminis tration of a ll co des, and (3 ) the suc c es s of the community
in making r easona ble progress in meeting the schedules established
in its long-range housing c ode compli anc~ pro gram .
( Not e :
Revisions a nd a djustmen t s may be ~ade in the lon g -range hou sing
cod e compliance pro g r a m as circumstan c es may r equ ire, so long as
they do not limit e n f orcement or extend the comp li a nc e s c h e d ul es
a nd staff ing commi tme nts.
Such adj u s t ments shou ld be based up on
an a nnual eva l uation of p rogress as rel ated t o t he estab lishe d
l ong -range g oals, t aki n g into a ccount all proposals affec ti n g
local housing conditions a nd the availability o f standard hou s ing
in the communi t y .)
The materia l unde r t h e f ol lowing h eadings f u rth e r d ef ines and exp lains
the cr ite ria for acceptable adoption and e nforc emen t of codes under the Wo r kab le
Prog r am :
.,.
HOUSING CODE--CRITERIA FOR ADOPTION
To be d eemed adequate by th P Secretary, a h ousi ng code must (1) be the
latest published edition of on e of th e nationally reco g nized ~ode l housing
codes or (2) be a State or locally d eveloped housin g code which cont ains t e chnical
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i.1d :1J::1i : istr:,tiv ._, provisions t h a t a r c n':1soi 1,bly cornp:Jr:11l e to thos e in th e

'!..1tc;st '..)Gr.> lisi1e,i cditior s of th e mo de l cod es , .'1nd (3 ) co t . in the fol lowin g
~)rovisions , whet he r or not th ese arc provid , cl for in tlw mode l code ad opt e d
er u sed :Js a 6 uide :
(~)
Be fully appl icabl e , from th e da t e of its adoption , to all
1ous · ng in the commun it y , r egar l ess o wh e r or und e r ~~at
co de su ch ho usin g was ori g inally con s tructed .
(b)
Re t:ire a fully equi pp ed ba th a,d toi l e t facil ity for e ve r y
dwe 11 ing unit.
Cc)
P r ovide for an adequate means of eg r es s .
(d)
Provide f or a n effective adminis trati ve and appea ls
procedure .
OTHiR COD i S-- CRITER IA FOR ADOPTION
A~option of the lates t pub li shed ed ition of the nationa lly r ecogn iz e d
~odel buildin£ , p lumbing , elect ric a l, and fire prevention co des , without
~evision or mo di f ication excep t for minor adm inistrat ive adj ustments, will be
deemed adeq ua te by the Secre tar y .
Adoption of a Sta t e or locall y developed build in g, plumbing , elec t ri cal, or fire - preve ntion code whi ch cont a in s t e chnica l a nd adm inistrative
provisions r ea sonably comparab l e to thos e containe d in the l a tes t publish ed
ed itio ns of the nationa lly r e cognized mo del codes may a lso, upon r eview and
ana lysis, be de eme d adequate by t he Secre t a r y , ex c e pt that no such code will
be deeme d acceptab le wh ich cont a ins deviations, or r e visions wh ich are
unr eas on ab l y incompat ible with th e s t andards establ ishe d by the model co de s,
o r w;-,ic'1 conta in s de viations or r es tric tiv e practic es so numerous or of such
magnitude as to materia l l y and unre as ona bly incr ease the cost o f constructi on
or r ehab ilit u tion . The provisions of thes e codes shall a l so become effe cti ve
from the dnt@ g f 4p9pti n,
INTERI M HOUSING CODE COMPLIANCE ~ROGRAM
The details of a n ac c e ptable i nt erim housing co de comp li ance program ,
a s referred to above , a re set forth in Guidel ines G- 9, "Hol\_Sing Co de Complian c e
During the First Year Following Adopti on of the Housing Code, 11 ·
A PLA~:NED AND SYSTEMATIC PROGRAM OF HOUSING CODE COMl'LIANCE
The details of a planned and systematic p ro gram of housing co de co~piiance, as referred to above , are s et forth in P-c-ogram Guide No. 1, "Answers
on Codes and Ordinances 11 , and Guidelines G-8, "S ystematic Hous ing Code Co:np·liance. 11
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l:OD i7 C:, "FO'.' C U-;t::i\T IN ~ELAT ION TO l:'LAt N •:o Frnt:RAL - /1.lD PROGl{AMS
Iri e stc·,blishi n g its long- r angr· compliance pro g ram , each c ommunity
s wuld si ve considcr.:it i on t o i ts l ong- r:11 gc plons for uti l izing t he Fed (:ral
h0u~ing ~nd urba n r ene wa l aids in t h e nff,ctcd a r eas . Howeve r , th e se a i ds
~re to be us ~ in comb in at ion wi th , r at h e r t ha n AS s u bs titu t es for , an
~ff~ct ive loc , 1 e nf o r c cme t p ro gram . The use of th e ~Je ra l a id s ay r e ~ :ir~ 1n i nt e n s ifica tion of th e loca l enfor -~munt program i n order t o
assur e a suff i cient s upply of s t andard repl acement ho using fo r pe r sons
te .. por..i rily disp l c ed f r o. pro je c t areas . -tis i, ~.()ort a nt t1at the local
en ~orc eme n t p r ogram i n cl ud e survei l lanc e over areas sch~d ul ed f or future
urb~n r e newal tre t nen t in o rde r t o corre ct condi ti o s tha t a r e hazardous
or inju rious to health and welfa r e and to pre ve n t furthe r de t e riorat i on
?enciing t. e a ctua l st a rt o f p roj e c t cxe cut i o, .
WORL\BL.C: PRO G A:-Vl t.LEMENTS RELAT ED TO COD E ENFORCEMENT
Al thou gh spe c if i c r eq ui r eme n ts a re not being chang ed a t th i s time
for othe r elements of a Wor kab l e P r ogram, l oc a lities (p a rt ic u l a r ly t hose i n
t he ea . ly stages of cod e e nforc eme nt pro g r ams) s hould bea r i n min d t hat the
effective ness of any loc a l hou s i ng code e nforc eme nt prog ram will r equire
solid comm unity sup port ; coord in ated social , fa il y , a nd we l fare servic es
to f mil ies in need o f such se rvic es, and a well - orga niz e d re location service ,
· n cludin g a p r og r am f or see ing t hat adequate relocati on hous in g i s availabl~ .
Therefore , in o rde r to mee t t he n ew code requirem e nts , a commun i ty ,.ay h a v e
to ste p up i ts ti min g o f oth e r a ct i viti es unde r th~ Wo r ka b l e P r o g r am .
DOCUME/\TATIO N
The above eleme n ts o f an effective pro g r am of c odes adopt i on and
enfo rc eme nt should be c a r eful l y a n d f u lly doc ume nted i n appropriate sect i on s
of the ap plica tio n for Wor ka bl e Pro gram cer t ific a t i on or r e c e rt if ic ation
(HUD Form H- 1081 , H- 1082 , H- 108 3, or H- 1084 a s app ro p ri ate ) a n d in t he ne c es sary exhi bi ts to a ccomp a ny the Fo rm.
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�March 10, 1967
To:
Mr. Bill Wofford
~rom:
• Earl Land r
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Thanks for your
randum of March 9th advisiag ua of your
conferenc with the HUD p pl • It would ppear that
usual
you h v Chings
11 und r control. If we can
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OFFICE O F INS PECTO R
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OF BUILDINGS
A t lan t a 3, G e orgia
WI LLI AM R . WOFFORD, P. E. , R. A.
I NSP E CTOR OF BUILD I NGS
Marc h 9, 1967
E L MER H. MOON , E.E., P.E.
ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUI L D I NG S
MEMORANDUM TO
FROM
R. Ea r l Landers

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W.R. Wo f f ~ ~
Our Housing Code Complianc e Map, t oge th e~ wi th the Policy a nd
Procedure Guide , was de livered perso nally t o HUD on Marc h 7 , 196 7 .
The map and p ol ic i e s were briefl y d i scussed wit~ Mr. Papageorge,
Mr. Taylor a n d Mr . Lackey who spoke highl y o f our program and
accomplishments in Atlanta.
I p u rpo sel y t ook a r e presentative from the Plumbi ng Division
(Mr. Mitchell ) with me t o deliver the map as I had been told that
our Plumbing Code may be questioned. During our discussion Mr .
Papageorge stated that he felt we had no problems with recertification and, in fact, made the statement that Atlanta h ad the be st
codes program in the region. Th e other ge n tlemen present agreed
but had some reservatio n s about our p lumbing code. We discussed
the matter agreeably and were furnished with a review of the code.
Mr. Mitchell and I have an appointment with the Codes staf f on
Tuesday , March 14, to discuss the code review a nd firm u p plans
for impleme ntation of our conclu sion s.
As our Housing go a l s are stepped up considerably consistent
with the expanded staff, I have adv ise d the Chief Housing Inspector
to pl ace particular emphasis on field inspections and supervision.
This may cause him to be out of the o ff i ce more than heretofore.
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If there are any questions or matters concerning our Housing
Improvement Program o r policies, I will be ava ilable to assist you
or the members of your staff in any way possible.
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AT L A N TA
TH E
DOGWOO D
CI TY
�CITY OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
800 CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
June 12, 1967
WILLI AM R. WOFFORD, P,E., R , A.
I NSPECTOR OF BUI L D INGS
ELMER H. MOON, E.E., P,E.
ASST. I NSPECTOR OF B UILDINGS

Mr , Dan, E. Sweat, Jr .
Director of Governmental Liaison
Mayor's Office
Atlanta, Gedrgia
RE:
561 ~ 573 West Peachtree Street
Life of Georgia Building
Dear Mr. Sweat:
An inspection of the above building made June 9, 1967,
reve~led that the following items will hav~ to be corrected
before a State Ceitificate of Occupancy can be issued.
1.
An alarm s y stem will have to be installed.
2.
An additional stand pipe must be installed ,
3.
.Additional hose cabinets must be installed w.tth this
stand pipe.
4.
Additional e xi t lights and directional signs are tieeded .
5.
The rail on the fire escape will have to be four feet in
hei,ght ,
l hope that thi s will provide y ou with ~11 the
info rma t i on which might be needed to dete rmine if the
Community Chest Agencies would desire to use t h e ;building .
Very truly y ou r~,
J!t/,~~
w.A.
Hewes
Chief Building Jnspector
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REPORT OF THE INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS OFFICE
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NO. O F P E RM ITS
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Yi A a - 1969
CLASSIFICATION
COST
NO. OF FAMILIES
HOUSED
1
Condami n i um (Addition)
_ _.2..,.8=4,.___ _ _ frame Dwellings, 1 Family.
$
613,536
S,BB8,8S3
- - - - - - - M a s o n r y Dwellings, 1 Family
$
8,250
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ frame Dwellings, Duplex.
$
432,175
62
- - - - - - - M a s o n r y Dwellings, Duplex
$
_ ___.4..,Q,.._____ Apartment Houses . . . . .
$
49,222,358
4,655
--~----Churches & Religious Buildings .
$
156,196
_ _ 3~2~-- ---Add-Alter-Repair Churches . . .
$
2,597,509
_ __.1,..-2._____ Amusement & Recreation Buildings
Busines s Buildings
$
929,993
__]..,.3,..1----Se=cs:Bc::et==Mor-·anit:ile:Bui:ldizrs,a .
$
12,922,814
_ _21
_ _ _ _ _ Service Stations . . . . . . .
$
960,295
__l_J_6_ _ _ _ Residential Garages
$
144,756
___8_ _ _ _ Parking Garages .
$
1,233,666
_ _ _2_ _ _ _ Garages . . . . .
$
4,433,593
___J_ _ _ _ Hotel & Motel Buildings .
$
4, t~so, ooo
__l_l_ _ _ _ School &
$
20,649,422
Schools .
$
9,097,138
Buildings . . . . ·
$
19,698,019
__3_8_ _ _ _ Office & Warehouse .
$
3,439,968
___l_ _ _ _ Utility Buil~ings . .
$
1,144,000
$
7,910,839
$
284,225
Escapes Elevators & Signs
$
1,435,974
Add-Alte r-Repair, Res identia l . . .
$
6,049,054
__9_2_a_ _ _ _ Add-Alter-Repa ir, Busine s s Bldgs ..
$
18,165,316
__J_5_4_ _ _ _ Demolitions-Business Buildings . .
$
114! 11 a
_J~,0_7...Q,.____ _ _ De molitions-Re s ide ntial Buildings .
$
Educational Buildings .
_ _6_9_ _ _ _ Add-Alter-Repair
_ _3_2_ _ _ _ office
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- - Indus tria l Buildings .
__5~5_ _ _ _ swimming
_l_,...,6_8_0_ _ _ _ fire
_J_,,...6_3_0_ _ __
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& Carports
Pools . . .
J 663 -
387,183
194,290
18,000
3,327,000
100,000
25,000
Ere ct Fire Station
Erec t Monumen t
Er ec t Georgia Pl aza
Erect Post Office
Erect N/C Hanger
Tota l P e rmits _ _.8.._,,,..3...,6...,0...___ _
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284
Tota l Cost
176,093,832
Tota l No. of F a milie s Housed _ _ _ __.5cc..,..,0"-'3"-4 -'---
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F O P'-' NO . 4-2
Insp ector o f Buildings
�CITY OF ATLANTA
REPORT OF THE INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS OFFICE
Yi AR - 1969
NO. OF PERM I T S
1
C.L A SSIF ICATION
COST
NO. OF FAMILIES
HOUSED
Condominium (Addition)
613,536
32
_ _.2..,8.,,4,___ _ _ Frame Dwellin gs , 1 Family .
$
5,888,853
284
- - - ' - - - - - - Masonry Dwellings, 1 Family
$
8,750
- -~ ----Frame Dwellings , Duplex.
$
432, J 75
62
- - - - - - - Masonry Dwellings , Duplex
$
_ ___,,,41-\.()J-----Apartment Houses . . . . .
$ 49,222,358
4,655
--=------ Churches
$
156,196
$
2,597,509
$
929,993
_
& Religious Buildings .
____..3....9'-.' -----Add-Alter-Repair Churches .
. .
- ~J-.. ,2_ _ _ _ Amusement & Recreation Buildings
Business Buildings
_...,l_....;J,...1---- St~::&:,Odt:es~'dce,oaa£:i:le.:iiw~ a;,.
.
$ U, 922 ,61..4
_ _21
_ _ _ _ _ Service Stations . . . . . . .
$
960,295
__1_3_6_ _ _ _ Residential Garages
$
144,756
___8_ _ _ _ parking Garages .
$
1,233,666
_ _..;..2_ _ _ _ Garages
$
4,433,593
$
4, ,~so , ooo
___3_ _ _ _ Hotel
& Carports
. . . . .
& Motel Buildings .
_ _l_l_ _ _ _ school &
$ 20,649,422
Educational Buildings .
9,097,138
_ _6_9_ _ _ _ Add-Alter-Repair Schools .
$
_ __;;3...;;2;..__ _ _ office
Buildings . . . . .
$ 19,698,019
_ _.:::3c.::8;___ _ _ Office
& Warehouse .
$
3,439,968
---"l,.__ _ _ Utility Buildings . .
$
1.144.000
- - - - - - - - - Industria l Buildings .
$
7,910,839
__5,_5,___ _ _ Swimming Pools . . .
$
284,225
__.J....,,...,6...8u.0,____ _ _ Fire Escapes Elevators & Signs
$
1, 43S, 974
_3._,,,....6,_)..._Q,.__ _ _ Add-Alter-Repair, Residential . . .
$
6,049,054
_...,;9""2...8,.__ _ _ Add-Alter-Repair, Business Bldgs ..
$
J8,J65,3'.l6
_ _.J._5...,,4.___ _ _ Demolitions-Business Buildings . .
$
174,110
_J'-,...,,Q~7u.O'---- Demolitions-Residential Buildings .
$
387,183
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Erect
Erec t
Erect
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194,290
18,000
3,327,000
100,000
25,000
Fire Station
Monument
Georgia Pl aza
Post Office
N/C Hanger
Total Permits _ _.8...,,,_3...6...Q..____
J 663 -
Total Cost
176,093.832
Total No. of Families Housed _ _ _ _.,,:.5:....,~0;.,.3c;,4'------
W. R. WOFFORD
F O R M N O. 4- 2
Inspector of Buildings
�CITY OF ATLANTA
REPORT OF THE INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS OFFICE
FOR
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NO . OF PERM IT S
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»eaembar
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1969
CLASS IFICATION
COST
, J _,,' ..;
NO. OF FAM ILI ES
HOUSED
$
Masonry Dwellings, 1 Family
$
Frame Dwellings, Duplex .
$
Masonry Dwellings, Duplex
$
Apartment Houses .
$
Churches & Religious Buildings.
$
Add-Alter-Repair Churches
$
Awu s~~.m~e~t & J},e<:rfi tion_ Buildings
$
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$
278,000
1
Service Stations .
$
128,000
4
Residential Garages & Carports
$
900
Parking Garages .
$
Garages .
$
Hotel & Motel Buildings .
$
School & Educationa l Buildings .
$
Add-Alter-Repair Schools .
$
4,116 , 449
Offic e Buildings .
$
271,000
Office & Warehouse .
$
Utility Buil~ings .
$
Indus tria l Buildings .
$
Swimming Pools .
$
Fire Escapes E leva tors & Signs
$
Add -Alter-Repair, R esidentia l .
$
Add-Alter-Repair, Business Bldgs ..
$
Demolitions-Business Buildings .
$
De molitions -Residential Buildings .
$
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147
192
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4,000
14.5 ?620
377 ,517
920,414
11,000
403
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Frame Dwellings, 1 Family .
Erect Mas. Office Drive-In Bank
886
Total Permits _ _ _ _ __
Tota l Cost
..
130 , 240
-531
80,000
$7,009,516
16
Total No. of Families Housed - - - - - - - - - - -
W. R. WOFFORD
FO<>M N O . 4- 2
Insp ec tor o f Buildings
�Department of Planning
MEMO
FROM: Collier
TO: _
Gladin®
DATE :
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TIME: _ __ _ __ _ _
I met with Bill this morning and I believe we are getting
close to a meeting with you.
contacting you soon.
FORM 30·13
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ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
COLLIER B. GLADI N, Dircccor
January 6, 1969
Mr. W. R . Wofford
Building Official
Building Department
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Bi 11:
In assessing the status of the Housing Code Compliance Program for 1969,
the Planning Department has offered various solutions for design of a new program,
all of which have had the basic shortcoming of being based on outdated information.
In an attempt to alleviate this problem, the Planning Departm ent submits the
following proposal for activities of the Housing Code Compliance Program personnel
for the year I969:
Because of tremendous efforts on house-by-house inspections in th e most
pressing are as of the city during the last year, the Housing Code Compliance
Division has made original inspe ctions on a majority of the sub-standard dwelling
units within the highest priority areas of the city. However, because of conditions
beyond control of the inspe ctors (i.e. insufficient financial abilities, shortage of
contractors, legal tieups), many of these recently inspected units have not comp Iied
with the city's Housing Code. Therfore, since the program is running ah ead of
schedule in original inspect ions, but behind schedule in gaining compliances in th e
most deteriorated areas of th e city, th e Planning Department suggests that exJ-ensive
time and manpowe r be spent in those areas that have recently been inspected in
order to gain lasting comp Iiances and a general upgrade in housing conditions.
To accomplish this end, the Planning Department suggests that the ten
Concentration Area Inspectors be use d during the first quarter of 1969 to concentrate
on more complete efforts toward gaining more and lasting comp I iances "in those areas
that have recently been inspected. Sending these men into the areas they have
just covered will enable them to comp lete the work that was only begun with the
original inspections .
�Mr. W. R . Wofford
-2-
January 6, 1969
After this first three-month pe riod, it is expected that approx imately one-half
of the ten inspectors wi 11 be removed from thse recently inspe cted areas and joined
with other personnel of the Housing Code Compliance Division to make original
inspections in areas corre sponding with Community Improvement Program priorities
during the second quarter of 1969. The remaining five inspe ctors wil I spe nd the
second quarter on continued completion efforts in those a reas inspected in 1968.
Those areas designated by Community Improvement Program priorities, which
will be inspected on an original basis during the second quarter of 1969, were,
to a large extent, inspected during the first years of the Housing Code Comp Iiance
Program. However, the 1969 program will not send inspectors into any area that
has been inspected since 1966 for original inspections.
The third and fourth quarters for
inspections and reinspe ctions at a rate
efficiency from the inspectors. These
in priority areas determined during the
1969 will mark the beginning of original
determined to gain the greatest degree of
concentrated area inspections will take place
first three months of 1969.
Among the top - priority items of the data processing division of the city is
an update of the Community Improvement Program information. If th is update is
completed, it will include complete · housing condition information and a priority
Iisting for housing improvements. Th is new priority Iisting wi 11 determine th e
areas for original inspe ctions for the Housing Code Compliance Division. The
information compil e d during the first quarter of 1969 will show those areas of the
city that must be surveyed in order to realistically determine the top-priority areas
for Housing Code inspe ctions . Also during the first three months of the year, if
certain areas need to be surveyed, the city can make decisions on surve y techniques
and personnel to conduct the survey, including decisions on what type of information
must be accumulated by th e survey .
Sincerely yours,
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Collier B. Glad in
Planning Director
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�January 9, 1969
Mr. W.R. Wofford
Building Official
Building Department
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
Dear Sir:
It is with some reluctance that I ask you to accept this,
my letter of resignation, as Building Inspector for the
City of Atlanta effective January 27, 1969.
I have an opportunity for employment with the Department
¢- f Housing and Urban Development as a Codes Specialist
~ o, ~ 0 '- - 11 with the grade of G. s. 11. After considerable consideration
- ~- - of this advancement, as to the welfare of me and my family,
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I feel that I must accept this position.
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appreciation to you, Mr. Smith, Mr. Hewes and all of the
employees of the Building Department for their very kind
and generous cooperation they have given me as an employee
of this department.
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�CITY OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
Atlanta 3, Georgia
WILLIAM R . WOFFORD, P.E ., R.A.
INSPECTOR OF BU IL D I NGS
January 10, 1969
ELMER H. MOON, E.E., P.E.
ASST. I NSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen :
I will be out of the City the week of January 13 through
January 20, 1969, attending the Executive Board meeting and
the Code Changes Committee meeting of the Building Officials
Conference of America to be held in Miami, Florida.
During my absence Mr. C. M. Smith, Assistant Building
Official , will be in charge of the office.
Very truly yours,
W.R. Wofford
Building Official
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ATLANTA
THE
DOGWOOD
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January 14, 1969
Mr . William R . Wofford
In pector of Buildings
City Hall
Atlanta , G orgia
Dear Bill :
Sometime 1
t fall, you gre d to allow the Municipal Theat. r to
occupy the Alme House loc ted in Cha tain Park Wltil J n
thi year.
ry of
Attached h reto is a letter of January 10, 1969 from Mr . Carl
Johnson. Fulton County M n ger, which ii self- xpla tory.
Would you pl a
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send m
copy of your letter.
Since,: ly your•.
R. Ear 1 Land r•
Adminietr tive A
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CC: Mr. Carl Johnson
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�CITY OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
ARCHITECTURAL DIVISION
901 CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
January 16 , 1969
WILLIAM R . WOFFORD, P.E . , R . A .
INSPECTO-R OF BUILDINGS
FREDERICK R. SHEPHERD
ADDY W. CHAN
ELMER H. MOON, E . E. , P.E .
ASST . INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
Mr . R. Earl Landers
Administrative Assistant
Mayor ' s Office
Atlanta , Georg i a
Dear Mr. Landers:
Re:
White Alms Building
In the absence of Mr . W. R. Wofford, Building Official , your
letter of January 14, 1969, with attached copy of letter from
Fulton County Manager concerning the future of the White Alms
Building has been referred to the City Architec t for study.
The hazardous conditions which existed and were first reported
on or about July 16, 1968, still exist and have not been
allievated to date.
In view of the potential hazard and possible
political implications, a departmental decision concerning the
matter is expected to be made upon return of Mr. Woffo rd to the
City of Atlanta on or about Tuesday, January 21, 1969.
A letter from this office concerning this matter shall be
forthcoming.

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Frederick R. Shepherd
Representative of the Architect
FRS:gs
ATLANTA
THE
DOGWOOD
CITY
�CITY OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
800 CITY HALL
TEL. JA. 2-4463 EXT. 321
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
1969
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�(~iTY OF
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
501 CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
CHARLES L. DAVIS
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
EDGAR A . VAUGHN, JR.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR -OF FINANCE
GEORGE J. BERRY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
January 16, 1969
Mr. William Wofford
Building Department
City of Atlanta
Dear Bill:
In reviewing the City's various funds in preparation of the 1969
budget, I have noted that we have not made significant expenditures
from the demolition grant fund. As you are aware, this fund was
established to handle the demolition grant project for which we
received a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
According to our records, we. have only expended a total of $19,229
for the y ears 1967 and 1968. A total of $85,540 was authorized
for this project.
I have reviewed your Mr. Waddell's report on this project in which
he indicates that there were a total of 157 structures to be demolished under the program and that only 42 have been demolished in
a two year period.
It is a considerable cost to us in both time and effort to carry
this f und. It is the sma ll es t f und and has the l ea st activity of
any fund in our budget. I would appreciate your thoughts on how
.we can move forward to complete this project and accomplish the
intent of this program.
Very truly yours,
aL~~ ~-~
Charles L. Davis
Director of Finance
CLD:cs

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