Box 1, Folder 2, Document 8

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January 24, 1967

Mr. M. B. Satterfield
Executive Director
Atlanta Housing Authority
824 Hurt Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Dear Mr. Satterfield:

As you recall, last September we experienced serious disorders
along Boulevard between 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
housing conditions, over-crowding and high rents as among the
most serious problems which helped to create the conditions which
generated the disturbances.

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 can make a
substantial impact on the improvement of living conditions in

this area.

Since Boulevard falls within the proposed Bedford+Pine Urban
Redevelopment Project we are anxious not to institute any programs
contrary to the urban redevelopment plan for the area. Would strict
enforcement of the housing code along both sides of Boulevard between
Forrest Avenue and North Avenue or Ponce de Leon be in conflict
with the urban redevelopment plan for rehabilitation of structures

in this area?

Sincerely yours, ‘

Ivan Allen, Jr.

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