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MINUTES
HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
March 13, 1969
Special meeting of the Executive Committee of the Housing
Resources Committee was held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 13,
1969, -in Committee Room 1, Second Floor, City Hall.
Invitational notice, list of. those invited, with attendance
of members and guests indicated, and other related documents are
attached to the file copy only of these minutes.
The primary purpose of the meeting was to consider a proposal
made by William L. Moore for rezoning of a tract of land in Land
Lot 30 1 14th District (FF) (annexed to the City of Atlanta, December
I, 1968) for 700 units of cooperative Townhouses and 200 units of
rental apartments, all to be financed under FHA Section 221 d(3).
Chairman Alexander called the meeting to order and announced
that before he took up the main item on the Agenda (consideration
of a particular zoning proposal), he wished to discuss briefly
some other matters.
He then read a proposed letter to be sent to Representative
Julian Bond (copy attached to the file copy of these minutes)
supporting in princip le Bond's Bill on the suspension of rent
(through payment into an escrow account) on dwellings certified
by the Building Department as unfit for human habitation. Seven
(7) exceptions (changes) however were suggested as result of a
.poll of the · entire membership of the HRC, the •esults of which
were 26-for, 3-f or with reservations and 2-against.
The Chairman then referred to a requirement for the HRC to
submit by March 15 its pl a n fo r the 1969 Summer Program in certain
central cor e areas of the City. In this connection, the Chairman
emphasized t he need f or:
1.
An overall rezoning of t he Ci ty to pr ovide
for t he Ci t y ' s futur e de ve l opment needs, to
include adeq uate a reas f or low and me d i um
income hous ing ; and
2.
Es tablishme nt of some e me rgency housing to
provid e living accomodations for speci a l
cases whic h repe atedly occur .
The Chairman recognized Roger F . Rupnow , Assistant Professor
of City Planning at Georgia Tech, who explained briefly a project
which a group of his stud e nts proposed to undert2ke during the
Spring quarter commencing about April l on a study preparing a·
plan for future development for the Southwest area of Atlanta.
The plan is to be submitted to the City as a recommendation for
consideration by the City in developing a plan for this area.
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The students' group proposes to work closely with the residents
of this area and with the City of Atlanta as to their wishes on
existing zoning and future development needs, to include low and
moderate income housing in the area.
- Mr. Gladin, City Planning Director, informed the Committee
that a group of civic organizations in the area, known as
Federation of Southwest Clubs has requested preparation of a
plan for the future development of the Southwest area and had
essentially asked the Zoning Committee for .;i moritorium on zoning
changes in the area until such a pla n could be developed. Mr.
Gladin further stated that this is impractical and cannot be done;
that the Land Use Plan for the City, adopted by the Board of
Aldermen about a year ago, is intended to form a basis for more
detailed studies which are contemplated, but not yet developed.
The Chairman said that he felt the HRC should cooperate
with the citizens of the area f or development of such a plan.
That development of such plan should definitely pr ovide for a
reasonable amount of low and medium income housing in the general
area and that a time limit should be established for development
of such a plan.
A motion was then made by Mr . Archer Smith, and seconded by
Mr . Bob Winn that the HRC go on rec ord as being in full support
of the following Resolution:
" BE IT RESOLVED, that the need f or low-income
housing be given foremost consideration by the
Federation o f Southwest Clubs in its deliberations
and studies as t o the best use of zoning of the
Southwest Atlanta land and further that a timetable be established for the comp letion of the
p lan. Further that the fffiC offers its full
assista nce to the Federat ion of Southwest Clubs
i n preparation of its plan ."
After brief discussi on, the Res olution w~s ad opted withou t any
diss ent ing votes.
The Chairman then introduced Mr . W. L. Moore, Developer , and
Mr. Nicholas Berryman , Promote~ to presen t their proposal. These
~~ntlcm0 n together presented a pr oposal for rezoning a large
tract of land on both sides of Kimberly Road, S . W. - LL 30, 14th
District (FF) - which was annexed to the City last. Docoabcr. -·The
proposed development (copy of plat attached to file copy) consisted
of 700 units of sales housing for which 90% of the units in any
phase of the development must be pre-sold from pre-built samples
before FHA commitment is approved for that phase; also 200 units
of rental apartments; all 900 units under FHA 221 d(3); furthermore,
development of 40-50 single- family houses on an adjacent t r act to
t he north , wh i ch wou ld not r equ ire r ezoni ng.
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A school site of 9t acres on the south side of the project
has already been negotiated with t he School Board for construction
of an elementary schoo l to serv e the project and adjoining area.
It was also pointed out that the School Board has plans for a
high school just north of the project. It was also explained
that the plan provides for only two entrances and exits off
Kimberly Road to the Townhouse portion of the development, with
no through traffic, but all on interior streets and that the
complete development would be ~ccomplished over a five-year
period.,
It was pointed out that the pr oposed development has been
favorably recommended by the Atlanta-Fulton County Joint Planning
Board. Mr. Gl adin stated that the proposed location apparently
has or will have adequat e communit y faciliti es.
The Chairman p ointed out that currently the HRC is see ki ng
new direction as to its fu ture role and mission and that if the
HRC should formally endorse this project now, whicb is in the s~me
general area o f a somewhat similar proposal which wo. a a lo e ~t r ongly
opposed by c itizens of the area and denied b y the Board of Aldermen
about 3 wee k s ago, that this mi ght be premature and whic h probably would
b e considered as in opposition to or in conf lict wit h recent
proposals for prepa rati on o f a plan for development of the entire
Southwest area and therefore might do more harm than good in
obtaining appr oval of proposed re zon i ng.
The Chairman also pointed out that due t o a previous commit ment wh ich he , as Vice-Ch~irman o f A. R. M. P .C., bed made to the
Federatio n o f Southwes t Clubs to support their request for
preparat ion o f an overall p lan f or the area , he felt that he
should divorce hims elf from the issue and turned the meeting over
to Mr . Archei- Smith , a member of the Executive Committee.
Mr . Smith ruled that since only 4 o ut of 9 members of the
Executive Committee were actually present, ( a fifth had attended
the meeting earlier, but had left), that~ quorum did not 0xist
and that therefore action coald not be taken either for or against
the proposal .
In response to queries from several members of the · committ0e
as to certain needed ch~nges in organization and new direction for
future action and emphasis by the Committee, the Chairman advised
that such is being considered but as yet he was not in position to
do anything definite in this respect; that the Committee now has
in the pipeline s u fficient unit s to meet the }me 2-year goal of
9,800 units and the 5-year goal of 1 6 ,800 units, except for
Public Housing; that it appears, for the time being• this is
perhaps the only field in which the Committee should work aggressively.
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Motion was made, seconded and after some discussion was
adopted that the HRC invite the Mayor to meet with the Committee
�in a Special Meeting in the near future to discuss the current
basic purpose and futur0 direction of the Committee.
Mr. Wa t kins announced to the Committ ee that under FHA 221 d(3)
or 236 that 20% of the units in any development may come under
Rent Supplem0nt, thus prov iding for some var i at i on in economic
stat us of the occupa nts.
Mr . Archer Smith made a motion which was seconded and carried
that "f.U.F.F. and representatives of the Housing Authority be
invited to appear b e fore the HRC to discuss their vie ws , po licies
and concerns.
In vi0w of the fa ct that the HRC Exec utive Committee did
not have a quorum available for official transaction of business,
no action was taken on the Res o lution . The Meeting was adj ourned
at 12 : 10 p .m.
Res pectfully submitted,
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Malcolm D. Jone~
Housing Coordi i'rtl tor
MDJ/ mc
Encls :
Copy, Summary o f Stat us of Low-income Housing Program ( 1-15-69 )
( Others with file copy only)
�Jan. 1 5 ~ 1969
HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Dwelling Units Demolished under T:Icmsing Code:
TotLl Dwelling Units Permitted in Atlanta:
SUMMARY
144
Novo & Deco 1966
l963 - 9, 129
1966 - 2,382
.• . 1,272
STATUS OF ACCELERATED LOW-INCOME HOUSING PROGRAM
During 1967


.964 - 3, :329


1967 - 4,630
(Commenced Nov. 15, 1966)
During 1968
J.965 - 2,t,56
1968 - 5,333
·- 1,053
TOTAL
2,469
5 yr. Program, 1967-71
Goals:
(13%)
(30%)
{0%)
(57%)
% e~;tablished for first 2 yrs o · 100%
( (]))
(2,184)
(5,040)
(9,576)
(San~% used for 5 yro period) 16,800
Status


Noo Units


PoHo & TK
1-15-68 . 1-15-69
(864)
1-15-69
3,365
1-15-68
1,312
1-15-69
(650) ·
Undur Construction
6,559
3,701
(1412)
(790)
In Planning
8,335
6,582
(2239)
(2220)
Completed (Now Constro)
T(ltal In S :i.ght
Plus L'3as :tng Program
18,259
11,595
Increase o:_· Deficit
Beiug Considured(all cato)
+1,,459
7 , 630
4,481



(4301)




(1019) ·
(5320)
(-4256)
FHA 221
(3010)
(281) ·
(3291)
Pvto Develo (Conv.)
Elderl v 8: N oH o ·
1-15-68
(400)
1-15-69
(1693)
1-15-68
(912)
l-J.5-69
(158)
(1514)
(565)
(3392)
(2346)
(241)
(5229)
(3868)
(418)
(48)
(449)_
(7607)
(+5423)
(4833)
(5503)
(+463)
(3306)
. (848)
(+848)
l.-15-t38
j
(446)
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(446)
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Did Not Mat e~ialize (See Noto A attached)
>:figur--as :L n this column are basic and represent the entire program; ( ) in columns to the right, indicate brea({d rrt~ n by programs



In addition, 1,019 units have been leased for PoHo; 800 of th~se are n.:>w Dc:cupied or




LVailable f ,:>r occupancy as Public Housingo Also 20 ,2 15 units have been reported by the Housing Code Division a ,s :._•,r jpaired
<rehabilitated) o However, those figures include units found in compliance on original inspectiono
It is estii:na·~cd that 75%
c,f this f:lgur e, or 15,165 sub-standard units have been brought into compliance through actual rehabilitationo ,371.s units have
, };een reha1Jili tated by the Ho A.. in the West End UoR. area. These rehabilitated uni ts do not increase the numbe·r l\ll :? housing
lm its ava :1.lable, but do increase the supply of standard unitso
CJf fig•.1ren included in ba sic _columno
Inclu, Jes only units financed under Federal assisted low and medium income housing programs; and uni ts constrUi,c.:ted unaer
co·n ventional financing as foll ows:
Respectfully submit t ed, .
Mu l ti-family units costing not more than $10,000, exclusive of land
11
Duplex units
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t1
$12,000,
t1
"
"
11
$15,000,
It
It
II
Sin gle Family "
t1
"
"
Enc J.s: 1 o Summary of Public Housi~.g in Atlanta
2. Notes
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�I· HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Jan o . 15, 1969
SUMMARY OF PUBLIC HOUSING IN ATLANTA
s. s'i'4
0
0
0
, 1, 140


(650)


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Existing Units in operation - filledo
· Units in Development s~age, as follows:
Units off McDaniel St., in Rawson-Washington UoRo Project (310)of these unit s
completed 7-25-68; remainder completed 11-10-680
Units under construction in Perry Homes Extension - South of Procter Creeko
(78) 3 Bedroom
(46) 4 Bedroom
Bids opened March 7, 19670 Permit issued May 1 670 Cous truction
(16) 5 Bedroom
behind Schedule o 85% completed 11-10,;..680 Estimated c o,1np,letion
date February 1, 19690
(350)
Units under construction in Thomasville UoRo Project
(40) 1 Bedroom (16 Elderly) Bids opened May 15, 1968 o Contract signed ~fu.ly 1, 1968.
(120) 2 Bedroom
Ground broken July 17, 19680 Will try to h eve part
(80) 3 Bedroom
delivered before final scheduled completion date Jan.1970.
(80) 4 Bedroom
·
(30) 5 Bedroom
(730)
(1089)
300
5,640
(1,019)
16, ~,14
0
(140)
4200
{2381)
5, f ,40
0
Units reserved to Atlanta by HUDo
(Allocations made by HUD to date; Hollywood Road, 202; Bankhead Hwy., 500; Gilbert
Rdo, 220; Prison Cro-Leil'a Lane, 175; East Lake Golf Course #2,. 800; ,.Jou11~s:boro
Rd., 160; Wellswood Aptso, 324.
(730 units of this ~eservation are approved for use in the leasing pr~gr;m
(1089 units of this reservation are already utilized in tentative c0Tll!11itit ments as follows, which exceed current reservations EX 764 units~) Bedford-?i~i~ UoRo
area, 4 53; Boulder Park, 300; Brownt own Rd o, 4 50; and Kimb erly Rd o, 6 50 ! . .
Units a llocated for leasing program (Leased unit s can only be utilized fo:f 'p l~H
occupancy as they b e come vacanto Total Units under lease 1,019.)
Total under Development and In Planning
0
0
Units under lease (9 locations); most of these are occupied or available fo~
occupancy as Public Housingo
,
On September 18, 1968 ~ Bd. of Aldo app·roved Resolution authorizing Ho A. to r !aq u,~s:t .
allocation f rom HAA of 2i000 additional units of Public Housingo Request prl; p:1 11:- E,d
an·d submitted by HoA.; not yet approved by HAA.
Total Public Housing Potential


Figures in ( ) in this column are included in figure above not in ( ).


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Jano 15, 1969
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NOTES
A.
13,764 l:nits proposed did not materialize, of which 13 i 260 were included in the previous report of Nov. 15, 1968, and 504
additional units are listed in this report, as Lost.
of sitea and proposed rezoningo)
(The majority, but not all, of these losses was due to disapprovals
B.
Proposed locations for low-income housing are coordinated through the Plano Dept o for adequacy of Con1munity Facilities,
existing 6r proposed. ~oposals are also reviewed periodically with the School Department for adequacy of school facilities.
C.
The Travelers Insurance Company has financed 75 new single family low-cost houses in the Thomasville Urban Renewal project
a r ea under the FHA 221 d(2) insured mortgage programo Equitable has made $1,000,000 available to Atlanta Mortgage
'
Broke rage Coo for financing low-cost homes at favorable rates . Interest is still increasing in development of home-owners h ip housingo
.
D.
In view of difficul t ies encountered in zoning and getting other approvals on sites proposed for large multi-f&mily developmen ts, :Lt is apparent tha t the Low-income Housing Program will have to lean heavily on Developers and Builders providing
a s ubs ta nt ial portion of the requirement on small scattered sites by both Conventional and Federal assisted f ina ncing. Also
Pub l i c ]~using in small projects, to include small developments on scattered sites is strongly advocated, for future
dev e l opuent.
E.
No propos a l had yet been made for construction of units (even efficiency or 1 bedroom) to rent or sell for as low as
$ 50 pe r month , although the London Towne Houses, a 221 d(3) co-op development now under construction , is approac h ing
t h i s , wi th i ts one bed r oom unit selling at $69 per month. The City's greatest need is in the $30-%50 per month r~ntalpurcha s e range, which appe ars to have little chance · of accomplishment, with substantial ·governmental subsidyo
l""
Prefab distribut ors ·a nd conventional builder s ha ve interesting p'o tential houses to offer but, because of f ear of loc al Codes ,
di f fi c u~ties a r e curr ently erecting very fe w single-family houses in Atlanta to sell in the $10 , 000-$ 15 , 000 range f or whic h
tne r e i~: a st r ong dema nd a nd market o Perhaps the grea test difficulty is availability of suitably priced l a nd wi thin the
City Lit1its
Economics for th i s pr ice-range s a les hous i ng r equires land which will not cost the develope r more than $1, 5 00 .
per un it .
(A 5 ,00 0 sq o ftd lot is conside r ed ample for th i s type house; most houses i n th~price range a r e c ur r e nt l y being
e rec te d in Atlanta on R-5 lot s having a mi nimum size of 7 , 500 sqo fto )
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G.
Impe r iaJ. r o~es o f Griffin, Ga o, ma nufa ctur e r s of pre- cut sectiona lized fr ame houses , ha s developed a 2 4 ' x3 6 ', 3 bedroom &
b a t h hOl tSC de signed t o sell, t o the occ upa nt fo r $ 8,000 t o go on his l a nd; a nd is developi ng a 4 bedr oom & bath house to
se l l similar ly fo r about $9,000
Natio nnl Homes of Laf a yatt e , Ind . is e r ec ti ng 200 u nit s of pre- bu il t , 4 b e droom, bath and
½ unit s in Chica go and is doing the s~te p l ann i ng a nd l a ndsc a p ingo Th i s fi im wa s recent ly s uccessfu l bidder, through design
competition, for construction of 600 medium and l ow-i ncome hous i ng units on the Honor Farm # 1 s ite.
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H.
The noni.rofi t Gre a ter Atlanta Housing Development Cor por at i on is now i n b usines s o The CACUR' s nonprofit corporation to
rehab ilitnt e exj_sting units under 221 (h) ha s comple te d its fir s t gr oup o f 5 houses in Lindw ood Park o Vangu? rd · Hous_ing
Cor ·?ora1.ion has obt aine d FHA commi ttment f or rehabilitation of 6 uni ts u nde r 221 (h). Morris Brown College ~s * nether
s ucn sponsor o Nor th Wes t Community Forum has als o filed app lications for 4 proj ects under 221 (h).
I.
I nformation is we lc omed as to corrections, additions or deletions of material contained in this report. (Call 522-44 63 ,
Ext. 43C:)~
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MXNUTES
HOUSING RESOURCES EXEC~TIVE COMMITTEE
March 13, 1969
Special meeting of the Executive Committee of the Housing
Resources Committee was held at 10:30 a.m., Thmrsday, March 13,
1969, in Committee Room 1, Second Floor, City Hall.
Invitational notice, list of those invited, with attendance
of members and guests indicated, and other related documents are
attached to the file copy only of these minutes.
The primary purpose of the mee ting was to consider a proposal
made by William L. Moore for rezoning of a tract of land in Land
Lot 30, 14 th Distric t (FF) (annexed to t he Cit y of Atlanta, December
1, 1968) for 700 units of cooperative Townhouses and 200 units of
rental apartments, all to be financed under FHA Section 221 d(3).
Chairman Alexander called the meeting to order and announced
that before he took up the main item on the Agenda (consideration
of a particular zoning proposal), he wished to discuss briefly
some other matters.
He then read a proposed letter to be sent to Representative
Julian Bond (copy attached to the file copy of these minutes)
supporting in principle Bond's Bill on the suspension of rent
(through payment into an escrow account) on dwell i ngs certified
by the Building Department as unfit f or human habitation. Seven
(7) exceptions (changes) however were suggested as result of a
poll of the entire membership of the HRC, the wesults of whic h
were 26-for, 3-f or with reservations and 2-against.
T h e Cha irma n then referred t o a requirement f or the HRC to
submit by March 15 i ts pla n for the 1969 Summer Program in cert~in
c e ntral core areas of the Ci ty. In t his connection , the Chairman
emphasized the need f or:
1.
An overall rezoning of the City to provide
for the City 's future development needs , to
include a dequate areas for low and medium
income housing ; and
2.
Establishment of some emergency housing to
prov ide liv i ng accomod ations for special
cases which repeatedly occur.
The Chairman recognized Roger F . Rupnow, Assistant Professor
of City Planning at Georgia Tech , who explained briefly a project
which a group of his students proposed to undert~ke during the
Spring quarter commencing about Aprill on s study preparing a
plan for future development for the Southwest area of Atlanta.
The plan is to be submitted to the City as a recommendation for
consideration by the City in developing a plan for this area.
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The students' group proposes to work closely with the residents
of this area and with the City of Atlanta as to their wishes on
existing zoning an~ future development needs, to include low and
moderate income housing in the area.
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Mr. Gladin, City Planning Director, informed the Committee
that a group of civic organizations in the area, known as
Federation of Southwest Clubs has requested preparation of a
plan for the future development o f the Gouthwest area and had
essentially as k ed the Zoning Committee for a moritorium on zoning
changes in the area until such a pl an could be developed. Mr .
Gladin further stated that this is impractical and cannot be done;
that the Land Use Pl~n for the City, adopted by the Board of
Aldermen about a year ago, is intenCed to f orm a ba sis for more
detailed studies which are contemplated, but not yet developed.
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The Chairman said that he felt the HRC should cooperate
with the citizens of the area f or development of such a plan.
That development of such plan should definitely provide for a
reasonable amount of low and medium income housing in the general
area and that a time limit should be established for development
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A motion was then made by Mr . Archer Smith, and seconded by
Mr. Bob Winn that the HRC go on record as being in full support
of the following Resolution:
" IBE XT RESOLVED, that the need for low-income
housing b e given foremost consideration by the
Fede ra tion of Southwest Clubs in its deliberations
and studies as to the best use of zoning of the
Southwest Atlanta land and further that a timeta ble b e established f or the compl etion of the
plan . Further that the HRC offers its full
as sist ance to the Federation of Southwest Clubs
in preparati on o f its plan ."
After brief discussion, the Res o lution was ad opted withou t any
dissenting voteGo
The Ch3irman then introduced Mr . w. L. Moore , Developer, and
Mr. Nicholas Berryman, Promote~ to present their proposal . These
C3 Ct~Gn~ n together presented a proposal for rezoning a large
tract of land on both sides of Kimberly Road, S.W. - LL 30, 14th
District (FF) - which w2s annexed to the City last. f'n rr:,~o r ~ ·· The
proposed development (copy of plat attached to file copy) consisted
of 700 units of sales housing for which 90% of the units in any
phase of the development must be pre-sold from pre-built samples
before FHA commitment is approved for that phase; also 200 units
of rental apartments; all 900 units under FHA 221 d(3); furthermore,
development of 40-50 single-family houses on an adjacent tract to
the north, which would not require rezoning.
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A school site of 9t acres on the south side of the project
has already been negotiated with t he School Board for construction
of an elementary school to serve t he project and adjoining area.
It was also pointed out that the School Board has plans for a
high school just north of the project. It was also explained
that the plan provides for only two ent r ances and exits off
Kimberly Road to the Townhouse portion of the development, with
no through traffic, but all on interior streets and that the
complete development would be accomplished over a five-year
period.
It was pointed out t hat the prop osed development has been
f avorably recommended b y t he At l ant a - Fulton County Joint Planning
Board. Mr. Gl adin stated that the proposed l ocation apparently
has or will have adequate communi ty facilities.
The Chairman p ointed out that c urrently the HRC is seek ing
new direction as to i ts future ro le a nd mission a n d that if the
HRC should forma l l y endorse t h is pro ject now, whicb is in the s~me
ge nera l a rea o f a some wha t s imi l ar prop osal which ~o a aloe ~t r o ngl y
opposed by citizens of the area a nd de n ied by the Board of Al dermen
a b out 3 weeks ago, that this might b e prema ture and which probably wou ld
b e cons i dered as i n opposition t o o r in conflict with recent
propos als for pre parat i on o f a pla n for development of the entire
Southwest area a nd the r e fore might d o more harm t han good i n
obta ining approval of propose d rezoning.
The Chairman also point e d out that due to a previous commitment wh ic h ha, a s Vi ce-Cha i r ma n o f A. R. M. P.c., h nd made to the
Federa t i o n of Sou thwest Clubs to s upport their r equ est fo r
prepara tion o f an ove r a l l pla n f or t he are a , he f e l t that he
should divorc e himself fr om t he iss ue a nd t ur ne d the meet ing over
to Mr . ArcheT Smith , a member of t he Execut ive Commi t tee .
Mr . Smith ruled tha t since o nl y 4 ou t o f 9 members o f the
Execu t ive Committee were actually present, ( a fif t h ha d attended
the meeting earlie r , but had left ), that a quo rum did no t exist
and that therefore action coald not be ta ken either for or agains t
the proposal .
In response to q ueries from several members o f t he Committee
as to certain neGded chanees in organization and new direction for
future ac tion and emphasis by the Committee , the Chairman ~dvised
that such is being considered but as yet he was not in position to
do anything definite in this respect; that the Committee now has
in the pipeline sufficient units to meet the r-mc 2-year goa l of
9 , 800 units and the 5-year goal of 16 , 800 units, except for
Public Housing ; that it appears, for the t ime being, this is
perhaps the only field in wh ich the Committee should work aggressively.
Motion was made , seconded and after some discussion w~s
adopted that the HRC invite the Mayor to meet with the Committee
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in a Special Meeting in the near future to discuss the current
basic purp o se and future direction of the Committee .
Mr . Watkins anno unced to the Committee that under FHA 221 d ( 3)
or 236 that 20% · of the units in any development may c ome under
Rent Supplement , thus pro viding for some variati o n in economic
status of the occupants .
Mr . Archer Smith made a motion which was seconded and carried
that T . U. F . F . and representatives of the Housing Authority be
invited to appear before the HRC to discuss their views , policies
and concerns .
In view of the fact that the ,dRC Exec u tive Committee did
not have a quorum available for official transaction of business,
no action was ta ken on the Resolution.
The Meeting was adjourned
at 12 : 10 p . m.
Res p ectf u lly submitted,
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Encls:
Copy, Summary of S tat u s of Low-income Housing Program (1-15- 69 )
(Others with file copy only)
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MEMORAND
TO:
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Ad inistr tive Assist nt
Be your not
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to give you
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the Housing Authority o
for Public Housing, the following is off rd :
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to fir t
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Ha ty p ru al of the 45 c rtific t1o
indie t s th t only
11 locations 11st d ppear to ctu lly justify Hou ing Cod noti
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becaus~ of inadequ t housing conditions should first request nd
obtain
cert.1fio ·te fro the Housing Code Division th t the unit
occupi d ts sub- t nd rd or overcro ded to the · tent that r loo tion
is ju.stifiad ; and that suoh certific tion be presented to Housin
Au.tbori,ty Tenant Sel ction Offici ls be.fore certificat i on for
Public Bou.sing is considered .
1 r co
end· th11t th
Housing Authority be requested to adopt
such procedure i . edia.tely .
On otb rd t il brought out during y discussion 1th . Housing
Authority Off1Q1 ls
s that in reporting certif1c tion for Publle
Hou ing to tb Bulldin D p rtment. n esti ted dte for ove ould
be included ( lthou b 1t w s utu_ally d itted th t ucb cJ tes ould
b tont tiv ) . This dos not app ar to b v · be n done in those
instances . It bould be includ d ia, futur reports .
Siner ly ,
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Housin
D. Jons
Coord·inator
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Copy ot
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�OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
March 14, 1969
JAM ES A. SMITH
WILLIAM R. WOFFORD , P.E., R.A .
CHIEF HOU S I N G CODE INSP E CTOR
IN S PECT OR OF BUILD IN G S
ELMER H. MOON, E . E . , P . E.
ASST . IN S PECTOR OF BUILDING S
Memorandum To:
Mr. W.R. Wofford, Building Official
From:
Mr. James A. Smith, Chief Housing Inspecto:~ A
Subject:
Weekly lists of families certified for Pub l,i'c
Housing.
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Several days ago a system was instigated whereby we would
receive weekly lists from A.H.A., and we would go out immediately
to inspect the property unless we already had an active case in
our files on the par ticular property.
The first "batch" has been checked out and a list is attached,
which gives a synopsis -by Housing Supervisor Eidson of rema rks as
reported to him by th e Housing Inspectors; also of the a ction be ing
taken. Attached is a copy of the ·A.H.A. lists fur~ished us.
My observation is that it has generally resulted in very little
gain for the effort involved as f ar as correcting housing conditions
within the City. It also seems that just about anyone who wishes to
live in Public Housing is eligible, if they say so!
I am continuing to check out th e se lists for Housing Code
violations as directed, and will report to you as they are checked
out.
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Enclo s ure
ATLANTA
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�In reference to a list of properties furnish ed to Mr.
James A. Smith from Mr. Me lvin W. Rush, Chief Tena nt
Selection Officer.
We report on the following conditions as found by
the Inspectors of the Housing Code Division.
RE:
651 Quee n Street, S.W., Apt. #2
Tenant is Mrs. Joyce C. Harden and 3 children
Owner is Mr. Weathers
This is a 6 room apartment, in livable condition
Condition of house is fair
Tenant lived here 7 months (rent $65.00)
No apparent reason for moving except for a better
apartment. Minor repairs needed, painting biggest expense
RE:
575 Lindsay Street, N.W., Apt. 4/3 _
Tenant was James C. Frederick, Jr., apartment is now vacant
This is a 2 story, 4 unit apartment building, it was compli ed
over a year ago. Exte nsive maint enance is a constant nece ssi~y
to keep them in condition to b e lived in.
Each apartment has 3 rooms, with sepe rate bath and kitchen.
Only reason this could be classifi ed for relocation would be
overcrowded .
RE:
334 Cha ppe l Road, N.W., Apt. #B5
Occupi ed by Mrs. Gloria Cotton
Managed by Idea l Re alty Company
This is a compl ex of jumbo brick, ste el steps apartme nts
with approximately 30 units, The premises n eed to be
cleaned, but outside of this it could be classifi ed as
a #1 Project.
Onl y ieason this could be qua lifi ed for r e locat i on
would be overcrowd edness .
RE:
v' 352 Dixi e Hills Circl e , N.W., Apt. #8
Forme r occupant was Mrs. Rena Alexande r a nd 2 child ren,
who moved from this apartment l eaving a sister, to Mrs .
Alexand er , her mother and- 4 childre n, which this would
qua li fy Mrs. Al exand er for Publi c Housing re l ocat ion.
Also, a Hous ing Code inspe ct ion is qua li fi ed on this
apartment compl ex . Extensive repairs a nd maintenance to
be done . Schaeffer Re alty Company, Manager.
�RE:
3005 Delmar Lane, N.W.
Former tenan t, Mrs. Mamie Alexander moved into Public
Housing Project, leaving 2 children in a 6 room concrete
block, single family dwelling.
House is in excellent condition on exterior and int e rior,
this hous e would come under the catego ry of Compli ed When
Made, From our information there is no justification for
Public Housing relocation.
RE:
2435 Perry Boulevard, N.W,, Apt. #35
Former te.n ant Melody Lowe
Manager, Mr. Robert Da ughtery
Reason for moving unknown (rent $59.95)
This is a 1 bedroom efficiency apartment, which is in
excellent condition. Mr. Daug htery stated that as far
as his knowledge, no one lived here other than Melody
Lowe.
RE:
1386 Carey Drive , N.W., Apt. #188
Tenant, Ronda & Charles Copeland
This apartment is part of The Perry Homes
Reason for moving unknown
These t e na nts were relocated from one project to
another pr.e ject.
RE:
1245 Northwest Drive, N.W.
Marion, Diane and Clar ence Moore were the tenants
relocated; on 10-8-68, James T. Wright was listed
as tenant.
Owne r Ellis Farrell, 3020 Colli er Drive , N.W.
We found this house to be in a livable condition.
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2284 Alvin Drive, N.W.
Mrs. Viola Barnes is the name on the list for be
relocated.
Owner , Mrs. Enid W. Lawson
According to our r e cords Loyd Johnson & Annie
Ruth Welch are the t enantso
The hous e is in a livable condition. There is a
consid erable amount of repairs to be done. Mrs.
Lawson was mailed a not ice for repairs to be don e
on February 24, 1969 .
Con~id erable amount of trash & d ebris and tenant
responsibilty involved in this hous eo The houseke e ping is d e plorable. Most conditions in this
house was brought on by the tenants.
Mrs. Lawson has until May, 1969 to comply with
Housing Code Notice.
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�RE:
843 Woods Street, N.W.
Applicants Viola & John Willis
Mr. & Mrs. Sanford were living
Mrs. Palmer,
House is in good shape, it was
Jenkins on September 12, 1968.
No Housing Code Case necessary
Sanford
with their daughter,
complied by Mr. R.A.
now.
RE:
375 Chestnut Street, N.W.
Applicant, Shirley & Kenneth Williams
It is occupied now and the tenant is satisfied.
No Housing Cod e Case n eeded at this time.
RE:
422 Ashby Street, N.W.
Applicants, Lizzie Mae & Clark Bonner
This house is in good condition, cl ean and comfortable.
No apparent r eason why relocated unless it was due to
overcrowded conditions.
No Housing Code Case needed at this time.
RE:
775 Confederate Avenue , S,E.
Applicant, J arr.ies ~Al ton Mitchell
Owner, W. A, Johns~n, 1449 Bolton .Road, N.W.
This house is in fair condition, it needs minor
repairs and genera l maint~nance.
Only reason this house woul d qualify for Public
Housing r e location, would be if the tenants were
ove rcrowded. The r e are 2 remaining t enant s .
RE:
321 Augusta Ave nue, S.E.
Applicant, Mrs. Mary Whatley
This is a duplex, 1 unit vacant and 1 unit occupied,
Minor mainte nance items to be done , an estimated
$50.00 cost,
No justifi ed reason for t e na nt to move unl e ss it
was ove rcrowd ed.
RE:
64 Soloman Street, S.E,
Applicant, Lawre nce Gibbs
Owner , Bethe l Baptist Chur ch, 438 Fraser Stre et , S.E.
There are no Hou s ing Cod e viol ation s .
The hou se is va cant at this time , and the r e i s n ot
any appare nt r eason why occupants moved.
RE:
220 Bass Stree t, S.E.
Applicant, Mrs. Cl assi e Burt
This is a 2 unit apa rtment, 1 vacant, 1 occupi ed.
minor r e pa irs need ed, e stima t e of $75.00 to bring
up t o Housing Code , No Hous ing Cod e Case .£G';a~ at
this time.
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2036 Robson Pl a ce , S. E.
Applicant, John Nash
No such number locate d on this stree t, nor in
the Southeas t part of city.
Neighbors living on this street claimed they
never heard of a John Nash.
RE:
622 Grant Street, S.E. Apt . #1
Applicants, Jackie & Eugene Ray
. Owner, Ledbe tter Construction Company,
2171 Cheshire Bridge Road, N.E.
This is a 6 unit, 2 story building , occupied by
9 tenant s by the name of Westbrooks.
Minor repairs, estimated $50.00, as far as
Housing Code viol a tions .
RE:
94 Glenn Street, S.E., Apt. #1
Applicant, Be cky Lee McGreer
Owne r, Kaplan Investment Company
This is a dupl ex , 1 occupi ed, 1 va cant.
Minor Housing Code vi olation s, est imated
at $200,00.
No appare rit r eas on fo r moving, unl e ss overcrowded.
RE:
46 Meldon Avenue , S. E.~ Apt. #7
App lica nt, Earl E. Carter
Owner , Edith Pri c e
Mrs . Price occupies 1 unit and othe r unit is vacant .
Only minor repairs needed for Housing Code c omp lianc e .
No appare nt r eason why tenant would move.
RE:
171 Howard Street, S.E.
Applicant , El lie Lee Tarver
House is i n good condition.
No Housing Code Case woul d be made at this time.
Overcrowdedness would be onl y r e as on why t e na nt
would move .
RE:
278 Thornton Street , S.W.
Applic a nt, Mrs. J ess i e Coving ton
Ow~er , Mrs. Sa lly Morrison
Mrs. Morrison, the owner, states she has live d here for
20 years and she did not make an a pplicat i on to be relocated and she a l so stat ed she did no t know the app licant.
We also note that the house is in exce ll ent condition.
No Hous ing Cod e violations.
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2883 Glenwood Road, S.E.
Applicant, Mrs. Fred Morrison Liggions
We find that this house is outside the
city limits. It is vacant and has been
for over a year. Damag ed by fire over
75%.
Applicant falp'.sified this address to
the Atlanta Housing Authority,
RE:
560 Little Street, S.W.
Applicant, Mrs. Vera Mae Saffo
On inspection we found that this address
- is a vacant lot. We have no knowledge of
how long this house has been torn down.
RE:
- 166 Berne Street, S. E.
Applicant, Mrs. Burell Bennett
On inspection we found no such number .
as 166 Berne S~reet, S.E •• Some other
explanation could be made about this
address, we don't have it.
1984 Wellbourne Drive, N.E. Apt. #6
Applicant, Fred M. · Gat e s
Inspection reveals that this is an 8 unit
apartment building, approximately 1 year old.
The complex is in exce llent condition. No
Housing Code violations we re record ed at this
time.
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462 Ira Street, S.W., Apt. #4
Applicants, Cecil & Louis e Bell
As of current record, we show that this
ldd.f-W-s' is in the Code Compliance Office
for further action.
RE:
1061 Neal Plac e , N.W. Apt. #16
Applicants, Eddie & Fanni e L. Bixby
Our inspection r eveals no such numbe r as
1061 Neal Plac e , N.W ••
RE :
866 Crew Street, S.E.
Applicants, Le ste r & Ad e ll Chaney
We found this to be a new 10 unit, brick
apart ment c ompl ex full y occupi ed.
No Housing Code Case is ne c e ss ary at this
time. No appa r e nt r ea s on why t e na nts should
l e ave the s e apar t ments.
�1014 McDaniel Street, S.W.
Applicant, Deborah Cost
This is an owner occupied house.
No Housing Code violations apparent on this
house. No case made on this house. No apparent
reason for tenant leaving this house.
RE:
146 Kennett Stree t, S.E.
Applicants, Judy & Benny Dunn
this is a 1 family residence and it is occupied
at this time.
Minor Housing Code violations were found, possibly
· a $100.00 cost to repair.
There are 8 occupants living in 7 rooms at this
time , which justify the house as being overcrowded
if the tenant (or applicant) has as many 3 in his
family.
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985 Smith Street, S.W.
Applicants, Mary L. & J acob Maffeth
Owner- Occupied, Albe rt Holiday
This is a dupl ex , 1 unit occupi ed, 1 vacant.
An e stima t e of $250.00 minor r e pa irs , will put
this house in exc e ll ent conditi on.
No appare nt reason for this family to l eave unl ess
of overcrowdedne ss conditions.
RE:
RE:
1240 Simpson Road, N.W., Apt. #14
According to the numbering system , there is not
a _1240 Simpson Road, N.W.
No report on this othe rwis e .
270 Troy Street, N.W.
Managed by Ben T. Hui et & Sons
Thi s c ompl ex i s approximate ly 10 years old.
There were some Housing Code Violations not ed
and a Hous ing Code Cas e wi ll be mad e on the
entire proj e ct.
- Overciowded conditions wo uld be the only
justification for va c ating thi s a pa rtment
building.
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RE:
136 Richardson Street, S . E.
Applicant s , Mattie & J ames Smith
According to our i nspec t i on t here is no t
a 136 Richardson Street , S . E. recorded nor
noted on the street. We have no f urt he r
informa~ion on this.
RE:
807 Bonneville Terrace , N.W.
Applicant, Mrs. Miram Broug ht on
We found this house complied on first · inspection~ --The owne r , stated that 6 peopl e we r e relocated _
l eaving a total of 4 in a 5 room house.
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~ 583 Delbridge Street, N.W.
Applicant, Phillip J. Allison
This is a duplex, occupied by 2 families,
2 occupants to each side .
Housing Code Case made against this house this date.
Estimate cost of repairs around $500.00.
RE:
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1245 Northwe st Drive, N.W.
Applicant, Clarence Moore
There is an existing Housing Code Case against this
house.
RE:
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898 W. Peachtree Street, N.W.
Applicant, Mrs. J eane tte Bate s
A Housing Code Gas~ made against this house this we ek.
RE:
~ 712 Cooper Street,S.W.
Applicant, Bobby N. Smith
A Housing Code Cas e in e xistance now.
RE:
R-571 Linde n Ave nue , N. E.
Applicant, Maggie Douglas Weldon
Inspector ,found no such numbe r on Linde n Avenue.
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Applicants , Emma J e an & Wi ll i e Key
Owne r , Q. V. Wi ll iamson, 8 55 Hunt e r Stree t , N.W.
Thi s house i s i n need of e xte ns ive r epa irs, our
,e stimated cost is $1500.00,
It is a s i ng l e family, 1 unit . It has 6 ro oms
wi t h 5 oc c upant s .
RE:
--. 259 Chur c h Stree t , N. E.
Appl i cant , Oti s & Ri l ous Eva n s
Accordi ng to in spe ction, we are una bl e t o fi nd
a Church St ree t , N. E. nor Chur ch St ree t, N. W•.
239 Ormond Street, S.E.
Applicant, Mrs . Elli e Edward s ,
Our r e cords show tha t thi s hou s e i s in the
Code s Compliance Of fic e , be ing ha ndl ed by
them.
936 Fair Stree t, S.W.
Applica nt, Will & Edith He nde rson
We found t his t o be a dupl e x ; 2 - 3 room i pa r tments .
One v a c a nt a nd one occupi ed.
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and this building .
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TELEPH0tlES:
525-5 992
525-5993
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TENANT SELECTION OFFICE
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
February 28, 1969
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Mr. James Smith
Hou.sing Code Enforcement
City Hall
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Dear Mr. Smith:
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The enclosed name s are families that. have been certified to low rent
public housing during the week of February 19, 1969. As 1-re no longer
make home visits, a small percentage of these famili es may live in
stand.arcJ. housing, but are classified as sub-standard due to overcrowding. We are now verifying applica.nt housing conditions by
accepting applicants statement.
Due to our low vacancy rate the list of names are feu, but ,r.ill
increa~se consider2.bly as new public housing becor.rns available~
From now on the list of names ~Jill come to you weekly with no
cover letter.
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HOUSI NG RESOURCES COMM ITTEE
688-3313
Mr. Cec i l A. Alex a ndert Cha irman
Housing Resources Committee
Finch, Alex ander, Barnes, Rothschild and Paschal
10th Floor Stand a rd Federal Building
44 Broad Street, N.W.
Atl a nta, Georgia 30303
Dr. Sanford
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At wood, Co-Chairman
377-2411
Housing Resources Committee
Pre~ident, Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, Co-Chairman
Housing Resources Comm ittee
President Emeritus, Morehouse College
3316 Pa mlico Dr ive, s. w.
Atlantat Ge orgia 30311
(0) 349 - 2937
(H} 349-0909
PANELS
Legal
- - Mr. Charles L. Weltner, Attor ney
Shoob, Mc La in, Jes see
32 4 2 First National BAnk Building
Atlanta, Georgia
524-7764 _
30303
Mr. Arche r D. Smith, III, Atto r ney
523-1939
Harmon and Tha c k s ton
Ch a irma n
1944 Na t iona l Ba nk of Geor gia Building
Atlanta, Georgi a
Mr. Donald Hollowell, Re g iona l Di r ector
526 - 5581
Equa l Employmen t Opportuni t y Comm i s s i on
1776 Pea chtree Street, N.W.
Vice - Chairman
Atl a nt a , Ge orgia 30309
Honor a ble Luthe r Al v er s on, J udg e
Fult on County Superior Co ur t
572 - 2 4 1 4
136 Pr yo r St ree t, S. W.
Atl a nt a , Ge o rg ia 30303
Mr. J uli an Bond , Repr esentative
758- 69 85
Di s tri c t 1 1 1
162 Euhar lee S treet , S. W.
Atl a nt a , Ge o r gia 3 0 314
Mr. Mc cready Joh ns on, Att o rney
5 77- 5490
Pr e s i den t , Ge nera l Americ a n De velopment Company
700 Georg i a Sa v i n gs Ba nk Building
84 Pea c htree Stre et , N. W.
Atlanta , Ge orgi a 30303
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�Construction and Design
_,,{)ir. Bob Winn, Assistant to the President
f Georgia Institute of Technology Chairma n
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Atlanta, Georgia 30313
873-4211
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Mr. Moreland Smith, Director
Urban Planning Project
Vice-Chairman
Southern Regional Council., Inc·;-5 Forsyth Street, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Mr. Henry F. Alexa nder, Builder
. 2439 Fernleaf Court, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
522-8764
351-2072
Mr. Dan P. Elliott
Eastern Engineering Company
P.O. Box 1286
Atlanta, Georgia 30301
577-2550
Mr. Edward Benson
Design Consultants Incorporated
70 Fairlie Street, N.W.
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
524-6853
Finance and Nonprofit
Mr. Lee Burge , President
Retail Credit Compa ny
P.O. Box 4081
Atlanta, . Georgia 30302
Dean Ha rding B. Young
Atlant a University
223 Chestnut Street, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
875-8321
Chairma n
523-6431
Vice-Chairman
Mr. Gordon Jones, President
The Fulton Na tional Bank
P.O. Box 4387
Atlanta, Georgia 30302
577-3500
Mr. A. B. Padgett, Trust Officer
Trust Company of Ge orgia
P.O. Box 4418
Atlant a , .Geo rg ia 30302
588-7606
Mr. Robert C. Watkins
Suite 2742, First National Bank Building
Atlant a , Georgia 30303
688-2343
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Public Housing
Mr. Cl arence D. Colema n, Reg i o n al Director
Nationa l Urban League
Chai r ma n
136 Marietta Street, N.W., Suite 2 42
Atlanta, Georg i a 30303
68'8-8778
Mr. Cha rles F. Palmer, President
Palmer, Inc., Palmer Building
522-9238
Vice-Chair man
41 Marietta Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Mr. Leonard Reinch, President
Cox Br oa dcasting Compa ny
1601 West Peachtree Street, NE
J.<."{tlanta, Georgia
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Joseph.• A. Vli1;bur
Atla nta, Georgi a
30303
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504 Fair St ree t, S. W.
Vi ce-Cha i rma n
Atlanta, Ge orgia 30313
r. H. W. Beers , Jr. Cha i rma n of t he Board
52 5-0555
0 Ell i s St r eet, N. E.
tla nt a , Georgia
Mr . Gor don Jones , Preside nt
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Mr. Jim E. Land
877-312 4
Chief Eng ine er for Geor gia
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Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Compa ny
805 Pea c h t ree St ree t, N.E.
Atla nta, Georg ia 30308
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The Ful t o n Na t i ona l Ba nk
P.O. Box 4 387
At l anta , Ge or g i a 303 02
Mr . J os e ph E . Birn ie , Pr e s ident
The Nationa l Ba nk o f Georgi a
Pea cht r ee a t Fi ve Point s
At l a nt a , Ge or gi a 3 0303
523- 1461
Mr. Scott Houst on , J r., Executive DireGtor
Wesley Woods Apartments
P.O . Box 15468
Atlanta , Ge orgia 3 0 333
63 3 - 252 1
Mr . Walla c e L . Lee f Pres id ent
At lanta Gas Light Company
P .Oo Box 4569
Atlanta , Georgia 3 0302
522-80 51
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�Moderate and Upper Income In-Town Housing (Cont.'d) .
523-6913
Mr. St ewa rt Wight
Wight, Couch & Ward
15 Peachtree Street Building, Room 822
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Mr. Clayton R. Yates, President
Yates-Milton Store
228 Auburn Avenue, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
521-1401
Business Participa tion
Mr. T. M. Alexa nder, Jr.
· -Courts and Company
11 Marietta Street, N. W.
Atl ~nta, Georgia 30303
521-0238
Chairma n
Mro Richard Harvey
875-3 4 11 Ex t. 246
Vice-President and Ma r keting Manager Vice-Cha irma n
Coca-Cola, u. S. A.
P.O. Drawer 1734
Atlanta, Geor gia 30301
Mr. Rolland Maxw ell, President
Davison's Department Stores
180 Peachtree Street, N. W.
Atlant a , Georg i a 30303
522-1300
Mr. Willi am c. Bartholemay
Cha irma n and President
Atlant a Br av es
P.O. Box 1 4064
Atlanta, Geo rgia 30312
522-7630
Mr. Rober t L. Wells, Ma nag~r
Loc kheed Industria l Product s
1250 Chat t ahooc hee Avenue
Atl anta, Georgia 30319
355- 7030
Mr. Otis Thor pe , President
Emp ire Rea l Estate Boa rd
Wil lia ms on & Compa ny
855 Hunter Street, N.W .
Atlanta, Ge orgia 30303
522 -5895
Mr. Ernest L. Dix on, Branch Sup ervision
National Bank
Marietta a t Broa d
Atla nt a , G8 orgia 30331
588-2 250
C & S
�Socj.a l Aspects
Mr. Duane Beck, Execu tive Director
Community Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc.
1000 Glenn Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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577-22 50
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Mr. Robert D. Bailey
Equitable Life Assurance Society of U.S.
739 West Peachtr e e Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
875- 7396
Mrs. Suj e tte Crank, Socia l Director
Neighborhood Ser vices, EOA, Inc.
101 Ma riet ta Street Building
Atlant a , Georg ia 30303
688-6232
Mrs. Hal (Dor othy ) Gibs o n
J.646 Mt . Para n Roa d, N.W.
233-1458
Atlan ta , Georgia
30327
Mrs. Jac k J. (Evelyn) Ullma n
469 hlonor Ridge Drive, N.W.
Atlanta , Ge o rg ia
355- 1599
Mr . Willi am W. Allis o n, EOA
D0puty Administrat or
688- 2033
101 Mariett a St r e ~t Building
Atlant~ Georg i a . 30303
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Mr . Dale Clark
Director o f Public Affairs
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1551 Briarclif f Roa d, N.E.
Atl a nt a , Ge orgia 30306
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Public Relat ions Direc t or
Orkin Ex terminating Company
2170 Piedmont Road, N.E .
Atla nt a , Georgia 3032 4 -,f-
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Mr. Mills B. La ne, Jr., Presid ent
The Citize ns and Southern Nati ona l Bank
P.O. Box 4899
Atl a nta. Geori;da 30303
(Dona ld J. Roe, Assistant to the President)
588-2225
Dr. Benj amin E. Mays, Co - Chairman
349- 2987
Housing Resources Committee
Preside nt Emeritus, Mo r ehou se College
3316 Pamlico Drive, S. W.
Atl a nta, Georgia 30311
Mr. Augustus H. Sterne, President
The Trust Company of Ge orgia
36 Edgewood Avenue, N. E .
Atlanta, Ge or gia 30303
588-7123
Rev. Willia m Holmes Bor ders, Pastor
Whea t St re et Baptis t Church
1426 Moz ley Drive, s.w.
Atl a nta, Georgia
522-3 63 4
Mr. Lee Burge, President
Ret a il Credit Company
P.O. Box 408 1
Atl a nta, Georgi a 30302
875-8321
~ Mr. J. Da vid Palmer , Ass ocia te Profess o r
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577-24 00 Ext$ 696
ol itical Scie nce
Ge o rg i a Sta t e Colleg e
3 Gilmer Str eet , S. E .
Atl an ta, Ge o rgia 303 03
Restudy Comm:ittee ( Ad _Hoc)
Mr . Arche r D. Smit h, III, Attorney
Harmon and Th a c kston
Chairma n
1944 National Bank o f Ge o rgia Bu i lding
Atla nta , Ge orgia
688-6054
Mr. William W. Allison, Deputy Administrator 6 8 8 -2033
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Vic e-Chairman
101 Marie tt a Street Build ing
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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Mr. Robert Watkins
Sui te 274 2, First National Bank Building
Atlanta, Geor g ia 30303
688 -2343
Mr o James Moo r e, Pres ident
Atl a nt a La bo r Co u ncil
15 Peachtree St., N. E .
Room 208
Atl a nt a f Georgia 30303
52 5- 2793
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Dr. Benjamin E. Ma ys, Co-Cha irman
Housing Resources Comm ittee
President Emeritus,' Morehouse College
3316 Pamlico Drive, s.w.
Atlanta, Georgia 30311
349-2987
Mrs. Sujette Crank, Social Director
Neighborhood Services, EOA, . Inc.
101 Marietta Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
688-6232
Mr·. Edwin L. Sterne, Chairman
525-5591
Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta
· 639 Trust Company of Georgia Building
Atl a nta, Georg ia 30303
Dr. Vivian Henderson, President
Clark College
240 Chestnut Street, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
524- 7762
Dr. Sanford S. Atwood, Co-Cha irma n
377-24 11
Housing Resources Comm ittee
Presid ent, Emor y University
Atlanta , Georg ia 30322
STAFF
Room 208 , City Hall
Tel. 522 -4463 , Ext. 43 0 o r 431
Malcolm D. Jo nes , Housing Coordinat o r
W.W. Gates , Consultant
Mrs. Mery Christenson , Secretary
�Jano 15, 1969
HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Dwelling Units Demolished under Housing Code:
SUMMARY
Tot 1l Dw elling Units Permitted in Atlanta: .
144
Novo & Deco 1966
l963 - 9,129
1966 - 2,382
STATUS OF ACCELERATED LOW-INCOME HOUSING PROGRAM
During 1967
- 1,272
1964 - 3,829
1967 - 4,630
(Commenced Nov. 15, 1966)
During 1968
'l96 5 - 2,656
1968 - 5,333
- 1,053
2,469
TOTAL
5 yr. Program, 1967-71
Gc ,als:
(13%)
(30%)
(57%)
(0%)
100%
% e :, tablished for first 2 yrs o
(O)
(2,184)
(5,040)
(9,576)
16,800
(f,a me % used for 5 yr o period)
Status
FHA 221


Noo Units


1-15-69
3,365
1-15-68
1,312
1-15-69
(650) ·
Ur.d ,~r Construction
6 _,559
3,701
Ir. .?l ann ing
8,335
T)tal I n Si gh t
?lus Lea slng Program
18,259
I:1crease o r Deficit
BE: i :1g Co nsidered (all c~t o)
+1,459
7,630
C c,m·_:>l e ted (Naw Cons tr o)
Pvto Develo (Conv.)
.·•
, ,.
Elderly & N. Ho
1-15-68
1-15-69
(864)
1-15-68
(400)
1-15-69
(1693)
1-15-68
(912)
1-15-69
(158)
(1412)
(790)
(1514)
(565)
(3392)
(2346)
(241)
6,5S2
(2239)
(2220)
(5229)
(3868)
(418)
(48)
(449)
(446)'
11,595



(4301)




(1019)
(5320)
(-4256)
(3010)
(7607)
(4833)
. (5503)
(3306)
(848)
(446)
1-15-68
(281)
(3291)
(+5423)
{+463)
(+848)
4,481
Dj.d Not Mat erialize (See Note A attached)
~F igures in this column are basic and represent the entire program; ( ) in columns to the right, indicate breakdown by pr ograms
Jf figure s included in basic columno **In addition, 1,019 units have been leased for PoHo; 800 of these are now occupied or
~va ilable for occupanc y as Public Housingo Also 20,215 units have been reported by the Housing Code Division as repaired
( r eha b ilitat ed)o How eve r, those figures include units found in compliance on original inspectiono
It is estimated that 75%
Jf t h is figure, or 15,165 sub-standard units have been brought into compliance through actual rehabilitatjono 378 units ha ve
·)een rehabilitated by the HoAa in the West End UoRG areao These rehabilitated units do not increase the number of housing
·~nits available, but do increase the supply of standard unitso
Incl udes o nly units finan ced under Federal assisted low and medium income housing programs; and units constr~cted unaer
conventional financing as follows: ·
Respectfully submitted,
Multi-family units costing not more than $10,000, exclusive of land
11
11
$12,000,
II
ti
ti
Duplex units
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n
11
11
Single Family n
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n
u
$15,000,
11
u
l o Summary of Public Housiqg in Atlanta
Erlc ls:
/h~~iif'.
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2. Notes
Malcolm Do Jo s
Housing Coor 'inator
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�HOUSING RESOURCES COMM ITTEE
Jano 15, 1969
NOTES
A.
13 p764 units proposed did not materialize, of which 13,260 were included in the previous report of Nov. 15 , 1968, a nd 504
additional units are listed in this report, as Losto
(The majority, but not all, of these losses was due t o disappr ov als
of sites and proposed rezoningo)


a.


Proposed locations for low-income housing are coordinated through the Plano Depto for adequacy of Community · Facilit ies ,
existing or proposed. Proposals are also reviewed periodically with the School Department for adequacy o f school fa c il ities.
,~.
Th e Tr avelers Insurance Company has financed 75 new single fa mily low-cost houses in the Thomasville Urban Renewal proj ect
ar e a under the FHA 221 d(2) insured mortgage _programo Equitable has made $1,000,000 available t o Atlanta Mortgage
Br ok erage Coo for financing low-cost homes at favorable rateso
Interest is still increasing in d evelopme nt of home-owners h ip housingo
D.
In view of difficulties encountered in zoning and getting other approvals on sites proposed f or large multi-family d e v elopments , it is apparent that the Low-income Housing Program will have to lean heavily on Developers and Builder s provid ing
a subs tantial portion of the requirement on small scattered sites by both Conventional and Federal assisted financi n g. Also
Publ i c Housing in small projects, to include small developments on scattered sites is strongly advocated, f or future
development.
E.
No p rop osal had yet been made for co~struction of units (even efficiency or 1 bedroom) to rent or sell f or as low as
$ 50 pe~ month, although the London Towne Houses, a 221 d(3) co-op development now under construc t ion, is approaching
t h is, wi t h its one bedroom unit selling at $69 per month. The City's greatest need is in the $ 30-%50 per month rent a l purcha se r a nge, which appears to have little chance of accomplishment, with substantial governmental subsidyo
Fo
Prefa b d i stributors and conventional builders have interesting potential houses to offer but, because o f f e a r of loc a l Cod e s ,
d i ff icul t ies are currently erecting very few single-family houses in Atlanta to sell in the $10,000-$ 15 , 000 range f or wh ic h
there i s a strong demand and marketo Perhaps the greatest difficulty is availability of suitably priced la nd wit hin t h e
Cit y Limitso Economics for this price-range sales housing requires land which will not cost t h e developer more than ·$ 1 ,500
per uni t.
(A 5,000 sqo fto lot is considered ample for this type house; most houses in thisprice range a r e cur rent ly b ei ng
erected in At lanta on R-5 lots having a minimum size of 7,500 sqo fto)
G~
Imperia l fiomes of Gr i ffin, Gao, manufacturer s of pre-cut sectionalized frame houses, has develop ed a 2 4' x3 6', 3 b edroom &
ba t h h ouse d esigned to sell, t o the occupant f or $8,000 to go on·his land; and is developing a 4 b edroom & .ba th h ouse t o
sell s i mi l arl y f o r about $9,000o National Homes of Lafayatte, Ind. is erecting 200 units of pre-built, 4 b edroom, bath and
½ u n i t s i n Ch i cago a nd is doing the site planning and landscapingo This firm was recently successful bidd er , t h roug h d es ign
compet i tion , for construction of 600 medium and low-income housing units on the Honor Farm # 1 s ite.
H ,,
The n o nprofit Great er Atlanta Housing Development Corporation is now in businesso The CACUR 's nonprofit corporatio n to
reha b il i ta te existing u n its under 221 (h) h a s completed i t s first g r oup of 5 houses in Lind wood Parko Vanguar d Ho us ing
Cor p o ra tion ha s obta ined FHA commit tment for rehabilitation of 6 units under 221 (h)o Morris Br own College is ~no ther
s u c h spons or o North West Community Forum has alsq filed applications for 4 projects under 221 (h).
IN
Informa t ion is welc omed as to corrections, additions or deletions of material contained in this r eport. ( Cal l 5 22 - 4 4 63 ,
Ext . 430 ) 0
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Jan. 15, 1969
SUMMARY OF PUBLIC HOUSING IN ATLANTA
3, 3 74

0
0
1,140


(650)


0
0
o
,.
·,·
Existing Units in operation - filledo
Units in Development stage, as follows:
Units off McDaniel St~, in Rawson-Washington UoRo Project (310)of these units
completed 7-25-68; remainder completed 11-10-680
(140)
Units under construction in Perry Homes Extension - South of Procter Creeko
(78) 3 Bedroom
·
(46) 4 Bedroom
Bids opened March 7, 19670 Permit issued May '67o Construction
(16) 5 Bedroom
behind Scheduleo 85% completed 11-10~680 Estimated completion
date February 1, 19690
(350)
Units under construction in Thomasville UoRo Project
(40) 1 Bedroom (16 Elderly) Bids opened May 15, 19680 Contract signed July lj 1968.
(120) 2 Bedroom
Ground broken July 17, 19680 Will try to have par t
(80) 3 Bedroom
delivered befoie final scheduled completion date Jan.1970.
(80) 4 Bedroom
(30) 5 Bedroom
4200
(2381)
(730)
(1089)
Units reserved to Atlanta by HUDo
(Allocations made by HUD to date; Hollywood Road, 202; Bankhead Hwy., 500; Gilbert
Rdo, 220; Prison Cro-Leila Lane, 175; East Lake Golf Course #2, 800; Jonesboro
Rd., 160; Wellswood Aptso, 324.
(730 units of this reservation are approved for use in the leasing programo)
(1089 units of this reservation are already utilized in tentative committments ·
as follo ws, which exceed current reservations by 764 units~) Bedford-Pine UoRo .
area, 453; Boulder Park°; 300; Browntown Rd-:-;-450;:ind Kimberly. Rdo, 650
Units allocated for leasing program (Leased units can only be utilized for ·P.Ho
occupancy as they become vacanto Total Units under lease 1,019.)
Total under Development and In Planning
0
300


j, 640


5,6 4 0
(1,019)
lu,514
Units under lease (9 locations); most of these are occupied or available for
occupancy as Public Housingo
On September 18, 1968~ Bd. of Aldo ap~roved Resolution authorizing HoA. to request
allocation from HAA of 2i000 additional units of Public Housingo Request prepared
and submitted by H.A.; not yet approved by HAA.
Total Public Housing Potential


Figures in ( ) in this column are included in figure above not in ( ).



~ncl o #1


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�THE MAYOR HAS GIVEN VERY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THE
NEED FOR SOME CHANGE IN THE DIRECTION OF THE HOUSING RESOURCES
COMMITTEE.
HE RECOGNIZES THE G~EAT SUCCESS OF THE HOUSING EFFORT
WHICH THIS GROUP OF CITIZENS HAS ACHIEVED.
I AM SURE HE DOES NOT
WANT TO TAKE ANY PREMATURE ACTION WHICH MIGHT DIMINISH THE
ENTHUSIASM OR PRODUCTION OF THE COMMITTEE
0
SINCE THE HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE WAS GIVEN ITS
CHARGE IN NOVEMBER 1966, SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN NATIONAL
PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN EFFECTED WHICH HAVE A DIRECT BEARING ON THE
HRC PROGRAM.
SPECIFIC EXAMPLES ARE THE MODEL CITIES PROGRAM,
THE OPEN OCCUPANCY A.ND OTHER PROVISIONS OF THE 1968 HOUSING ACT
AND THE NEW NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM APPROACH OF
URBAN RENEWAL.
THE VERY SUCCESS O F THE COMMITTEE ITSELF IN ALREADY
ATTAINING MUCH OF ITS ASSIGNED GOAL IS ANOTHER FACTOR WHICH IS
BEING WEIGHED IN CONSIDERING A.NY NEW CHARGE TO THE HRC.
I AM SURE THE MAYOR WILL GIVE HIS THOUGHTS TO THE
COMMITTEE VERY SHORTLY.
�I
i
February 18 , 1969
Mr. Cecil Alexander
Pinch, Alexander, Barnes,·
Rothschild , nd P schal
44 Broad Street, N . W .
Atlanta , Georgi 30303
Dear Cecilt
l was plea ed to note that $7 . 1 million has been allocated
for the model cities program in Atlanta With $250 , 000 for
a houslng development corporation and $285,000 for a
hous lng center.
If we can be of ny help ln dev loping the speclf1c p.rogr m
for either th development corpcration or the hous ing center,
do not he Uat to call us. We ar pres ntly ass tstil'1g the
model citle program ln San Antonio , Tex s and Albuquerque,
New Mexico~ W have also b en involved 1n s 1 Ung 1n
the formation of a hou ing dev lopment corpor tion in Dalton ,
Georg la. We re most nxious to s 1st in Atl nta should
you need u •
Warm personal regards.
Very lnoet ly yours,
J
mes P~ Twomey
Director
Nonprofit Hou !ng
JPT/md
co: Dan w at
P.S. Happen to s
YOUT hom
th rtlcle in th At.lan pa r cone
lng
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�Febru{ilry 36 , 1969
E ORAND .
TO :
Mr . R. Earl Landers
Ad ini trative Assistant
Pursuant to your instructions, I met February 24 with Lester
Parsells , M. B. S ttcrfield, Gilbert Boggs and Howard Grigsby of
the Housing Authority and on February 25 with Bill lofford nd
Jim Smith of the Building Dep rtment to insure appropriate
coordination pertaining to the attached emor ndum.
As a result ~ these discussions, th Housing Authority b s
greed to report to the Building D partment (Housing Co4' Division)
on a eekly b sis, the na s nd addresses of famili s nd
individual · which they have 1 •oertified" to move into Public Housin ,
bee use of substandard housing conditions. This report 1 to al o
inolud an ppropri te d te of anticipated ove.
Upon r c ipt of this ~eport, th Building Depart ent proposos
to inspect th locations involved 1thin two orking day
ft r
teceivlng th l"eports and to initi ta ppropri t
otion bore
n eess ry for co p11 no
1th the Housing Cod.
(Tb only f llacy ~b t 1 c n so
1th respect to thi arr ng •
nt 1s that currently th Bou ing Author1ty t k
th prosp otiv
t nants' or . th 't they ar · liv1u in substand :rd h u ing
nd
ppar ·ntly
s oo v rif cation of tbi • In discus in th1 point
with th! utlding D pr ent, it ppea.r th t b or c rtifin
f ily to ov 1nto Public Ho iag, b cau
of living in subtand rd bou ing, th f 1ly involv o boul fir t r u _st nd
obtain
c rtiftc~t fr _ th · Hous1.ng Cod D1vi ion th t th · udt
t
ub t ndard nd th n pres nt such or ific t to th Hou in
uthortty.)
Ill
Tb Bulldi
ou :lng Authority
Co pllano Offic
location of fa tlte
port d back to
f ill
hie
�r . R. Ea:rl Landers
F bruary 26; 1969
Page 2
(The Building Department has no decided to consolidate its
reports , tb1,ougb the Housing Code Division only, to the Housing
Authority, and the Housing Authority has greed tor port r loc ttons
b c to the Housing Code Division on a weekly basis.)
The Housing Authority has request d~ and the Building Departm nt
has agreed , that requests for reloc tion b more specific tbatr they
have b en in th past in order to provide better understanding as to
by relocation is nooessary and detei'mination as to· when it should
be accomplished.
·
r . Satterfi ld suggested that he did not think that the Housing
Authority should approach
amily to provide relocation assistance
until th property and the need th refor, bad bean adjudic ted by
the courts; th t otherwise tb Housing Authol'lty mi ht ere t
antagonism on the part of the Landlord, or disturbance of the t n nts,
or both and therefore b criticized s ctin unconst:ltutionally.
I pointed out that this wou:td be entirely too slo and ould not
acco plish tb . de ired results and th . t such qelay is un oc table.
It also developed that on the initial visit by
Housing
Authority Relocation ork r to
f ily, th t _ pt 1s ad then nd
th re to arrang for relooatton (normally bis 1s unsucoe sful). Mr .
Per ells suggest d that p rh ps th first visit to the prop rty by
the Housing Authority Relocation Worker should be pur ly exploratory
to find out b t tb
ireumstances are , 1th vie to subs quently
ing staff d term1n · t1on s to ppropri t
ctton hicn bould b
t kn. l h rtidly gr e. Ro ev r, it w then brought out by th
Hou ing Authority th t this type of . vi it is or in th
tur of
soci l WOl.'k and th t th Hou ing Authority mis no oc1 l ork r ;
only
loc tion or r . It
to
th t the olut1on i obviou.
Th Reloeatioo Work r
bould d ter in t e oci 1 o poets,
p rt
of th ir r loc tion
lgn nt, b for th t n
or th landlord
r not1fl d t t r loc tion 1
nd t-0ry. If th initi 1 vi it
don qu ly an on n xploratory bas1, much nxi ty nd d1 turb no
on th
p rt of th
of the 1
dlord
t · nant; and
ould' b
could cone iveable b
nnoy nc
nd hostility on th p rt
nd i.n · o t inst nc
th r.
consid r bly r due d
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February 26 , 1969
Page 3
The Building Department feels that these details re functions
bicb could and should be determined by the Relocation orkers , s
part of tbeir reloc tion assignments , using the Housing Code as a
guide nd should not be expected of the Housing Code Inspectors . I
m inclined to gr e with the Building_ Department in this respect,
but have requeated the Building Depar·t ment in making its :requests to
th~ Housing Au bority for r ·e location to be as specific as pr ctical .
In general, relocation consists of two categories , i . e ., f milies
living in Urban Ren al proj ects and those living outside of Urban
Ree al projects . The Housing Authority is authorized to provide
fin ncial relocation ssistance to f milies residin in Urban Rene al
areas . These families also get number one pr iority for Public Housing .
The Housing Authority claims that this presents no major proble,
but that the principal delaying factor in reloc ation of fa iliea
residing outside of Urb n Rene al projects is finanoial in btlity of
tbe families to provide funds for drayaga , utility eter deposits
and first month ' rent . Tbes families g t second priority for PubliQ
Housing, if requir d to move because of Housing Code En1orcement nd
third priority , if moving of tbeir own volition . However , the Housing
Authority hos no funds for providing the inl;ial financial ass1stano
required for th last two categories and consequently , fr uently,
w ks' ands
times even months elaspe b fore the f ilies involved
re able to - ccu ulate enough cash ith which to meet these in1t1 l
reloc tion expen
s.
As
r sult , the Housing uthority b
propo ed th t i t b
p rmitted to us, s n xp riment, 2 , 000 fro r, loc ti.on funds
allocated to 1t fro th - City of -Atl- nt , ,a
r volving fund and
from bioh th Bou ing Authority ould , on it on d t r in 1 · ,
ak no int r t r t~ loans of fJ"om 10 to 100 to uch f 111 ,
to be r _pa1d to th Housing Au bority on
kly b 1-s
rlOC, of ti
not to xce don y r.
n point d out by th
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February 26, 1969
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EOA
lf this should fall, Dan Sweat h s c,ontacted Jim. Parham of
ho thinks tbat his organiz tion a·y be able to assist by
permitting the Housing Authority to dra
for the purposed scribed above.
against certain EOA funds
I m requesting both tbe Housing Authority and th Buildlng
Depart ent to folio up closely, on the effectiveness of coordination
and ·cooper tion fforts. numer ted in this paper · nd- to advise
ot any breakdown hich ooeurs er of i prov m nt in procedur s· . h;1ch
sh.ou14 bee tabltsbed .
.S incerely,
Malcol
D. Jones
Rousing Coordinator
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Mr . D n E. S eat, Jr .
�February 24, 1969
ME ORANDU.M
TO :
Yr . Cecil A. Alexnder, Ch irman
Housing ResouTces Cotrlmtttce
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Attached (Encl. 1) is copy of
emo from Eric Hill Associates to
Colli r Gl din ,. entitled "Expanded !eans To Lo er Cost Housing".
Collier has discussed this briefly with Dan Sweat 'i th view to under-
taking an updated and expanded study of the housing portion of the
CIP. This ould pr sum.ably be done by Eric Hill Associntes.
Dan feels , and so do I , that tho initiation of any major up•
dating study on housing in Atl nta bould be initiated by the
Housing Resources Committee.
Eric Bill A sociat sis perhaps the best housin, pl nning
consultant :firm I kno
nd there i
little cont ind in th att ch d
pr.o pos 1 with hioh I di agree. Bow ver, it se ms some h t inppropriate to initi te anotb r major study hen w h v not y t
b en bl to imple nt th r oo end t1ons of th pr vtous . tudy,
lthougb we er fully
are of th
ajor factors bich ar still
holding up i pl
ntation of the previ,o u study.
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of th
or i port nt of thes :
a.
Th• nub r on proble
sit
pprovnla.
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0th r difficult1 s hioh b v not be n
adequ t ly corr cted
wbicb specific
reoo
ndations
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lly by
th Hou ing
ouroea Co itt
to th
Zoning nd Plannln
nd D v lop ent
Co ltt s of th Bo rd of Ald r n,
Auau t 2, 1968, includ ;
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of cour
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u.R vi ton Of th · Ordin nc
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I was called upon by a City Official for current
figures on units Completed, Under Construction
nd In Planning in the Lo -income Housing Progra •
Th best I oould offer as to provide figur s as
of November 15, 1968. I have not, been ble to
compile a more reo nt report, although, it 1s
kno n that the figures h ve changed cons'ide1•ably
since the November 15 report .
5.
Att ehed ( Encl . 5) are eopie ot recant e os
from this off :tee to lb: . s tterfield of the
Housing Authority in an effort to obtains
essential d ta pertaining to Public Housing
nd to encourage coordination effot"ts toward
insuring rehabilitation of existing subst•ndard
units, fro which occupant _ mov into Public
Housing.
ln addition, the ClP contained a specific reco
ndation for
st blisbment of a Housin Resource Bure u. EXtr ct of the propos l
1s attach d (Encl. 6). About 2 ye rs go, I provid d .Mr . s e . t ~th
' brief concept, including t ntativ proposed or aniz tio l · ·truoture
u<f personn l considel'ed necess ·ry to i plement suob n activity. If
_st blilshed, 'that organi~ ttou should prob bly functi-o n under the ·
guid nc
nd as a f cility of the Housing R sourc s Co itte, ttb
sp cific Bousin Com itt e of the Boarct of Aldermen de.S i nat d to
teer and -o rry th progr m' s ctivlties through the Bo i-d of
Alder~ n to fruition .
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F bruary 24, 1969
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Sincerely,
alcol D. Jones
Housing Coordin tor
MDJ/ tnc
Enols:l . EXp nded ens To Lower Cost Housing
2.Dr ft dated February 10 , 1968
3 . emo dated February 11 , 1969
4 . e o dated October 31 , 1968
5 . emos d ted FebTuary 11, 1969
6 . Extract from CIP
oc : YMr . Don E. S
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�Mr. Cecil A. Alexnder
February 24, 1969
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4.
·••Accelerate the Urban Renewal progra
p rticularly in tbe NASH- BANS . Vine
City and other a1·ea.s outside the odel
Cities area . " (This being only part:l lly
lmple1ented no ·. )
6.
"Adoption of a revised district zoning
Land Use map., to
iuc lude adequate reas for lo " income
houdng . 0
map based on the ne
There · re sever 1 related document which have a direct be ring
on this matter . The mor"8 pertinent of tbes are ;
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Second Annu l Roport ( U',J.'UU DIRECTION
So0tton) bicb spelled out c rtain recom end~
atlons fo'l" future cours of action fol"' th
housing progr
t te
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nd called for · · revised
1ssion from the Mayor for the
Co ·itte • Copy of draft proposed (2,..10•69)
for ;revised mission is att ch d (Encl . 2) .
It contained , a ong other thtngs, suggestion
that a Joint study Qf the bou lng n d qf th ·
City b conduct d by th . Hou 1ng Authority ,
Pl nning Departm nt nd tba Housing Rasouro s
Co itte . Such tudy mi ht ubst1tut fo:t, or
b ab ·orbed 1n, th propos · study by ric
Hill Assooi t .•
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nt of
ug e tiona :tor
to sol*"g the low•inoo
or · practlc l appro· ch
housing probl . s ar
o to D n Set,
bru ry 11, 1969,
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cont ind in .11
~opy tt ob d (Encl. 3).
3.
Propo al for sp ciflc bou ing
rel·a t d act1v1t1
for th r ·c ntly pproved Urban Obs ·rv tory r
contained tn If . o to ._ r. S ·at, Oct:ober 31, 1968,
copy ttaeh d ( nol. 4). It i doubtful ho v ·r,
th t 11 of th pr po ed · ctivltt scan b as
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by th · Urba1>. Obs rv torr, c J"tai ly not l 1t1 lly •

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It is increcsir.g1y apparent that the 1966, 1967, cr:d partic'.Jkr!y the 1968 Housing Act provides
more flexibility in how housing fo r lo·N ·:o m::;derde in·.:orne far.,ili_es ccn be piovided with easier
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' an d mor~ ·1n,2rag2ncy
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require
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. continue to migrate into Atlodo. They cannot be stop2ed. The community should realize that
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understood c r: d hes cd~ed to the c:;nfusion on suci1 irnporta .. t matters as th e controv e rsial
"Package Housi n3 Pla n."
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The means to construct substanHally more publically subsidized housing on many scattered
· small sites (one lot, r '.vo lots, etc. either vacant cir clecred for use) with few restrictions
on building type and density. Such housir.g rr;ay be trc:ditional, single-family, town-:
• . gar d e;i apartments, or any type Ioe:;t suite

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form~. Manag::ment and maintenance probler.is can b e "f~rr.ied out" through such prograr..s
os .the
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Leased Housing ProgiOm, Rent Supplement, and Turnkey II and
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Various programs of housing assistance can be mixed v1ithin the same multi-family
stn.1cture, whether 22ld(3), a private cooperative, 235, leased housing, traditional
financing, or a combination of programs. Management administrative approaches
must be worked out but they have been der.ions trated succe ssfully.
3.
New assistance programs_:ncour~~e worthy g0als such
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transition from renter to
owner even among the lo wes t _iricome groups in lowes_t cost tenant responsibility,
pride , choic e , job training, and in.pro ved design with variety.
4.
New technology is encouf_ased with ·I ess constraints of local builders , mortage
bankers, manag emen t, end unn ecessc rily restrictive standards. · Real incentives
for busine ss se dor invo lv er;;e nt are be i ng developed.
5.
·More eq·JitaSle reimburse~ent policies for displacees have be.e n made possible.
We have a choic e . . Continue unde r outdated co nc e pTs - still e xisting - o r try to utilize to
the maxi r..um e x te n~ new oppo rtuniti es a vci lcble th ro:.igh recent Fe d eral l egis lation.
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�STUDY NEEDED
Clearly, a need exis~s to red efine and reassess goals for Atlanta's low to moderate income hous ir.g
market. The foregoing touches on _some issues yet to be resolved.
Pri~a ry among other basic
issues yet to be resolved is the ne2d to reexamine the procedures, resou rces, informal organizations and,form~I organizations involved in:
of dis2laced
Matching ne e ds
a;
ments.
families ,;,ith their financial, space and locational require-
Relocation housir.g meeting these requirements shou ld be available at the time
oF displace ment. Inherent!)'.', these mGners need to be handl ed on~ case by case basis.
b.
Monitoring needs for housing assisrance progran, use beyond the immediate requ ireme:its
for relocaHon housing serving families displaced by governmen tal action. The success
of this technical job could be an important boost in economic activity"as well as in improving the quality of the overall housing stock.

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Providing a ss istance to deY,elope rs and to-potentia l clients in the us e of new and expanded
housing programs .

Requirements for new Fede ral housing assist~nce programs ere more complex end th e implications
oF new technology in planning their u se are _also more com2 lex . A formalized grea~er degree of
. coordination betv1een tha Plann ir.g Departmen t, the Housing Authority, -t he Reg iona·I Office of
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to be e xamined, and recommenc!cHons directly rel ared to these matters should be presented to the
Board of Aldermen.
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Resu !tan t rec cmmendorions shou Id point "to a !ternarive odions in cch i eving
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coordination monitoring a'nd a ss isrance and improvir.g the pore nticl use of housir.g prcgrams in
Atlanta •
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h\ok~recommenc!ctions on the means to improve matching the needs of displacemenr
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Hous in"' Resources Co-:1mi i tee
Finch , AloJan or, B~~nes , Roths child ~nd
10th Floor Standnrd Federa l Cuilding
~4 Brond Street , N.~ .
Atl3utn , Georgia 30303
Dear . Cecil :
It is with regret that I was un3blo to attend t he Gccond Annua l
Meeting of t·1e Housing nosourc·es Committ ee o n December 12, 1963 .
Hov~evcr, I hnve received and rend with interes t the Comm:U:; tc0 ' s report
a nd wish to th~n~ the ~ou0ing Resources Co<11illittoe for a j ob well dmw.
I note th~t although our initia l replacemont go~ls of low ~nd
r,,ediuu incorac hous:h1~ ~ro in the pipe line, t hose figures d o not i:D~c
into c onsideration iuterin growth of t ho City , f orm~tion of new famili e s
and any in-m~era tion which may occur.
'I'hcs0 factox-s will tmclm..b tedly
increase our requirrn ~onts in t he low-inco ne housing field.
is necessary to follow t hrough 2fte1.· uni ts get in t he
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Also, it
pip0line" t o
i nsure c ompletion when t hey ~re mos t needed .
I note in t ho
"FU'.rmr.u: DIRECT XO 1" po1. tion of . t he Co r"-:li ttce ' s :.repo1·t
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that you reques t c onside ration by t he mayor ~nd Board of Al~c~b~n of t he
proposo ls m.m.e::. £tted therein and n revi.se<l stntement of mi ssion fm.· t h 8
Cor!1mi ttee ,
It is my u ndor~t~ncl 1n3 t ha t copies of t he Co~~ittoe ' s r oport hsve
been provided a ll meobors of t he Boa rd o f AlcJcrmen and I fe a l snre viill
receive synpnthetic consioo~n tion .
With respect t o r a vined nission , as we are ~11 oadly aware , in spite
of our ef.fo1· ts a nd accoDplishi:lents to dntc } in t he l ow-incm10 housi11cr
f ield , there still e~ist : s ovora l sizable slum pockets in t he City.
Until t hese c an be eliminnted , t hrough t he Neighbo:.:hood Devolop::Kmt
P:rogrm::1, m.· o therwise by p:d.vatc cntcl'pl"isc , I wnnt t hG COu'EJit'i'..c:: to
rem~!n in t act aud ~or~ ~garessivoly t o~nrd o~r ultinn tc go~l o1
proviaing a decent , safe and snnitDry dnelli na unit for all of our
c it:i.zons .
To this end X f:iur;c;est t ha t y mJT Corami t tcc concontr~to o n
t he follO\'i inr., :
1.
Endeavor to get l or,--inco.-.1e ho m ing c:Je veloped
near sources of erapl6yce nt for the occupa nts •
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Enco 1r ncc ~nd c oopera te i n dovelop~ont o f
l ow ~nd a odiu, i nco~e ho ~1ng in un·ncorporatcd
areas of adjoining Count ' cs .
�Ur o Cecil A. Alcxn ndor
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JEllnm.n·y
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St<...vo f o~ el:Llination of slu\;l pocXmts within
a nnua l inczm:1ent s of t he NeiCThhor. ood D~w olopmcmt
Pro~ om and o.: b.y ot he • r.ie['lns .
4.
Ass i0t , where f eas i ble, i n rehab ilit ~t i on of
~ppropri~ te s t r uctur es in a ll a re~s of t he
City , · e specially i n t he gray
8l"O~e. • ~ppro:::i·c h inaC
a ec ay .
5.
E?1c ourn ce dov e l o me 1t of 1.1. edium ond hie;h Pl"ic cd
h ous i ng wit h ~.n the City.
6.
Continue to e ncourti ge t h o tJevelop.ncnt o f achrl!l nccd
b u ilding met hods i n t he ni·cQ s of l ow income h m.ts in.g .
i n c hnng:lnz p n tte"·ro .
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De,1 p~1· t t1ont and t he Uous :lug Hos ourc c s Co;::i1:1i t t c e t o cJcteri:3ine t L.o t ruo
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Action en rezoning petitions rccontlyt ~ucb tin Soiell Rond,
Kil!1berly Tior1d, E1'o-:mloo Ho1:<l ~mcl Cr.o-.nwto·.'m Honc.J (still p0;.1<lin~)
for low-lnco:-:10 hom_;.; in[~ p:rojccts lt:; s been uo:1t <l:!.scour~r;inf;, but
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sites npprovcd in tho fo.':'soenblo futm:-c unlo::.;o
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ropontcdly Cl'(:.:1to Gnch £>;rt Gi:.s iv-o h os ttl:U;y in r;u0,s tn i1t:l<1l
1·esi<lc nti3 l n0i~h:Jo:;:1:o~:;dt1 by c::,nt:l.m.d.ug to nttcr:::)t razonlnz
of arona for apa~tuents ~hen tho c~~ds 3ro clo~rly stocked to
looso. Tborc Dust be uora ptncticnl uethoJs that could be
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ATLANTA I S COViMUNITY IMPROVE1"1ENT PROGRAM REPORT
SECTION TWO :
DE VC:LOPING AN AFFI RMA TIVE Rii;LOCATION PROGRAM









AN AFFIRYIATIVE RELOCATION PROGRAM
The fa ctual analysis of r elocat ion housing practices and relocation housing
re s our ces a s relat ed to those persons and f~m lies displaced by governmental
action presented t hus f ar r esult s in on e unavoidable conclusion:
Atlanta does not have the housing r es our ces t o me et the needs of nerso::1s
t o be displ a ced bv future governmental action.
Before Atlanta can proceed with
e:-,,.,-panded code enforcement and urban r enewal activities it must increase its lo·,ri n come hous in~ s t ock .
In addit ion, an aff irmative relocation program f or Atlanta must include
chanees in orJanization, procedures , and policies .appropriate to the findi ngs
of Section One of t his report.
Section One shows the need for a definite syst~~
of low-to-moderat e income housing planning which will provide replacement housing
at t he time of disolacement.
It also reveals the need for overall coordination
of community development efforts; better record keeping and data use; improved
timing of relocat ion counseling services and survey; improved use ofex:isting
r elocation resour ces ; and an improved policy of local initiative in providing
l ocal assi stance to displacees when such aid is not available through existing
progr ams.
The f ollowing recommendations have been devised to meet the needs outlined.
T'ney are presented in t wo categories:
(1) recommendations of an interim nature
f or immediate act ion to alleviate the present low-income housine shortar;e, and
(2 ) re commendations on orgnnization, procedure , and policies considered necessary
for effe ct ive long ranee r elocation and r elocation housing planning.
Recma~cndation 3
That a Housing Resources Bureau be established a s a major division within
t he pr oposed Community Development Department r ecommended as a part of th e
r e organization pl an of the "Government of the Ci t y of Atlanta - A Survey Report"
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It is the intent of t his re commendation that "Hous ing Plannine" be elevated
to a posi tion never before a chieved i n Atlant a a s a highly technical entity with
its own staff.
Responsibili ty would be broadly bas ed and not narrowly confined
to urban renewal obj ect ives.
The major activity would be the plannine of housine
resources t hrough research for all t ypes of displa cement and relocation needs;
therefore, t his new t e chnical division could be called - for lack of a better
name - "Housing Resources Bureau".
The proposed Housing Resources Bureau shoul d have as its hea d an as s istant
to the Community Development Department Director.
It should be staffed with
capable, inf ormed economic analysts and planner~ with demonstrated knowledge
of t he housing i ndustry~ the community, and t he local housing market.
This
new governmental agency would have the following responsibilities:
A.
Research
Maintain a continuous inventory of hous ing in the City of Atlanta by
size of unit, whet her f or sale or rent, condition of unit, type of unit compared
to signi fi cant rent/cost ranges, and specific location.
In addition, the
Housing Resources Bureau would retain sufficient data on the characteristics of
t he low- income t o moder at e-income population and their housing locations and
needs as ne cessary for a continual assessment of market potential.
Although costly,
t he r etention of such housing and population data would be an extremely valuable
planning t ool f or both public and privat e interests .
Futher more , thi s fun ction
is seen as t he only pra ctical way definitive "client analyses" can be achieved
to obtain the best pos sibl e housing balance in the area or to plan for maintaining
that balance with t he cr iteria a ttached to the various exi s ting and proposed
housine assistance progr ams .
The Housing Resources Bureau would i dentify t he potential of us e of housing
assis tance proerams in advance of all governmental community redevelopment projects.
Th.rough cooperat i on with the appropriate agencies t he 11·Bureau 11 would program
and initiate l oan, gr ant, or unit r es ervat i ons f or housing assistance at a time
sufficient to assure such housing f acilities are "on t he ground" at the time
people are displ aced by governmental projects .
B.
Public Inf ormation
Periodically, r eports would be issued and di stributed t o realtors, devel-
opers., banks, and concerned publi c or privat e agencies .
These reports would
i ndi cate existing housing imbalances determined by comparing the characteristics
of the eY.is tine hous:in[.{ stock t otbe changine character of area ecomomy and
population .
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Technical Assistance
The Bureau would be responsi bl e f or providing designated city agencies
with inf ormati on on housing and populat i on chara cteri s tics necessary t o the
major report f orms re quired in the administration of t heir programs with the
Federal Government (Workable Proer am f orms , Survey and Planning Applications
for urban renewal, public housing r eservation inf or mat ion, etc.).
Such
infor mati on would be of a desi gnated f ormat confined ; to housing and tenant
character isti cs and provided at designated intervals.
This responsibility
would provide i mportant consistency and, hopefully , improve understanding and
a ccuracy of su ch data.
The Housing Resources Bureau would purposef ully solicit and encourage
a s s is tance and support f rom area r ealt ors , developers, and the like, by offering
special s ervices in defining and describing special housing market needs, and,
where appropr i ate, applying information on the potential use of governmental
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�CITY OF .ATLANTA.
February 11, 1969
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN , JR., MAYOR
CECIL A. ALEXANDER, Chairman
Housing Resources Committee
MALCOLM D. JONES
Housing Coordinator
MEMORANDUM
TO:
Mr. Dan Eo Sweat, Jr.
Director of Governmental Liaison
Action on rezoning petitions recently, such as Sewell Road,
Kimberly Road, Brownlee Road and Brownstown Road (still pending)
for low-income housing projects has been most discouraging, but
is understandable.
This has convinced me that we are not going to get needed
sites approved in the forseeable future unless we resort to
different procedures.
Also, I am convinced that it is not good for the City to
repeatedly create such extensive hostility in substantial
residential neighborhoods by continuing to attempt rezoning
of areas for apartments when the cards are clearly stacked to
loose. There must be more practical methods that could be
employed, I suggest:
1.
Utilization of existing slum areas, through
NDP, for new developments of low-income
housing, particularly Public Housing. This
would create little or no opposition from
residential neighborhoods, or otherwise, except
perhaps the Planners, who consistently oppose
legalizing housing in many such areas thru
changes in actual or planned zoning. I refer
specifically to portions of Lightning, Huff
Road, a substantial area off old Marietta
Road in the vicinity of Spring Avenue,
Plunkettown and others.
We must be practical
and adjust some previous theortical concepts
to meet the e xigencies of the actual situations
in which we currently find ourselves.
�Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
February 7, 1969
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2.
Utilization of certain City-owned properties,
not now being profitably utilized, such as
portions of Lakewood Park property, Federal
Prison Farm and certain other smaller, but
suitable tracts within the Cityo There are
several not now being profitably utilized.
3o
Adoption of an all out campaign to encourage
and pursuade County Commissioners in adjoining
unincorporated areas to agree to construction
and support of Public Housing and or other
low-income housing projects within their
respective jurisdictions, close to Atlanta.
4.
Obtain authentic statistical data as to
(a) How long occupants of Public Housing have
resided within the City Limits of Atlanta;
(b) Where they came from to Atlanta; (c) Why
did they come to Atlanta; (d) How long have
they been in Public Housing?
5.
Selection by the Planning Department of ample
areas for Public Housing and provide for
appropriate zoning thereof, in connection
with a City-wide re-analysis of Zoning. Since
we have 9 classifications of Residential
zoning, which definitely stratify construction
economically; and 5 classifications of Commercial,
I can see no logical reason why we should not
further stratify Apartment Zoning and perhaps
have a special category for Public Housing.
As I see it, the above steps are essential to successful
pursuit of the low- income housing program in Atlanta. I would
we lcome your opinion on the above and or other ideas for practical
solution of the dilemma.
Sincerely ,
Malc olm D. J ones
Housing Coordina t or
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Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mr. Cecil A. Alexander
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A zoning class in the graduate school of the i
City Planning Department of Georgia Tech will
begin work soon on a short-range plan designed
to make zoning recommendations on vacant
land in Southwest Atlanta. The recommendations will relate both to the reactions of the people in the neighborhoods concerned. and to city
objectives, according to Tech Associate Professor Roger F . Rupnow. Rupnow says he hopes
the class can get to work on the project around
the first of April when a new quarter begins.
The some 15 students, who are in Tech's twoyear City Planning graduate program. will,
Rupnow hopes; generate their own program of
work once they have been given the boundaries
within which they are to work and have some
knowledge of the zoning problems of the area.
Then. these students will take their plan of work
to the exe.cutive committee of the Federation of
Southwest Clubs (FSC), explain it, and defend
and modify it, if necessary. based on their conversation with the executive commit.tee.
The boundaries laid out by FSC (the council
made up of representatives o·r civic clubs on the
south side, which is seeking both a short-range
and long-range land-use plan for the area ) are
Gordon Road on the north, Campbellton Road on
the south, Donn_~lly Avenue on the east and Fulton Industrial Boulevard on the west.
· Rupnow says the students will try to come up
with a zoning plan for the entire area and. in
arriving at this zoning plan. they hope to relate
both the reactions of the people and to the city
requirements. The class will v··1rk close1y with
both ·groups.
This is the first time such an approach has
been used with a zoning class at Tech. and the
plan came about through the Atlanta Urban
League which has been working with both Tech
and citizen groups in Sou thwest Atlanta.
Ruonow sa id he wanted to emphasize to the
public· that his class would be making recommendations- they are not empowered to go
beyond this. And that the recommenda tions
would possible include suggestions for amend. ing city zoning ordinances as well as suggestions for zoning in the southside.
"We are going to try to come up with a plan
tha t might be more specific than what now exists, " Rupnow said .
The plan must be achieved during an 11-week
period. the length of a quarter a t Tech. The City
Pla nning Professor adm its this -is quite an undertaking. but he is optimistic that his students
will be able to achieve it.
"The students will be looking at the neighborhoods first hand." Rupnow said. " They will
study them from the sense of land use and ·.vhat
zoning ordinances permit in the areas under
co nsidera tion."
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TO :
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f31JDEC'.L' :
Effective Jll.nuary 1, 1969, the Fair Hc,using title of the Civil Rights
...;.ct of 196n increased to cover ( 1) uni ts :l.n nulti:ple dweUings of fiYe ,_..
or ;:iore units, (2) u,1i.ts in !'l.Ultiple awelJings of two to four uiri_ts if
the owner does not reside in one of the un5.ts, ( 3) single-fa-nily bc1J_;:es
not. O\J::18.-:l by private individuals, and (4) single-famJ_y houses oimuc 1y
a pr:hc.'.te indiv:i.cJual who owns more than three such houses or who, ::.n ;:;ny \
t wo--yn;_:i:· period, sells more than one i;:-i wh:i.ch he was not the most 1-c,~cnt
resi:J::< rit. These four ce.tegories of . housing are now cover:E?d rPG'l.TGJ f_::=w
of wh::: L:1.-?.r any Federa ~. Assistance is involved~ Discr:i.r11ination in r inancing and i:i;i rec_l e:Jtate services is also proh1.bitec1.
Pro~essing of complaints of discrir.:t5_nation under 'i'i tle v: II will be
handled by the :~ss:tstant Regi_onal Ad"llinistrators for Equal OppoJ:tuni ty.
The reg ional office is required by the li'air ~fous:i.n[:; law to refer co~1plaints to State or local Fair ~~ous:1 ~,g Co~n:i ssions, if they ad:n1inister
laws substantially equ5_valent to the r'eC::eral lo.w .
Co~plaint for,s are ava.il:3.bJ.e j_n t l1i.s ·off.i.ce, but in the o.bsence of the
for:n, the following infor-,w.ti6n shou1 c. be submitted:
(1)
]a:"'le a...nc1 address of the ccr1r>~_ai_n1:1.P.t .
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?a"le and address of the :1err,o,-_,, -f·;:.r!'.1, or nge~cy ar;;:i:iJ1st
uhom the co:11:iJ.aJ.n t 1-S filee.
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l~ 0escriptfon ancl t;_ie c:.cdress of the dwelling, if any,
which fa the subject of the allegec c1iscriJ7l.:i.natory
housi:1r; pract:i.ce .
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A col1dse stn.te""i1 ffrit of the f acts, including :1ert5_nent
da tes, const5.tuti.;1g the r.lleged discrir.i:'.natory hous:i.ng
!)ra ct5.ce.
A state:-1ent with this infort'lat:i_on should be signeG by the co~,1p) a.inants
swora to beforl'J a notary Public, o.nd immediately forwarded to~
Mr. i lbert 1. Tho'""lpson
Asflistant to the :;::~gfona.l Aclministr2.tor for I~qua.l Op:!Jortw1.ity
De:r1art-.-,.ent of I-I ousinG a.nd Urba__;1 DeveloY).'.'mnt
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Very tru:i.y yours,
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(Including Turnkey and Leasing Programs)
Project
No. Units
Perry Homes Extension
140
McDaniel Street
650
Completed
Program
P.H. (Conv.)
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790
Thomasville
350
Hollywood Rd.
202
Bankhead Highway
500
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Gilbert Road
220
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Turnkey
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Jonesboro Road
160
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East Lake #2
800
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Prison Cr.-Leila Lane
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Wellswood
324
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Bedford-Pine
453
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In Planning - Com.
P.H. (Conv.)
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Leasing Program (2-4-69) 1,019
Total New, Compl.
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(Conventional 1,593)
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Minutes
December 12, 1S68
The Second Annual Meeting of t he Housing Resources Committee
was held on Thursday, December 12, ~963, in Committee Room 2,
Second Floor, City Hall to review and discuss the work of the
Committee in the low-income housing program during the past two
years. November 15 mad;:ed the completion of the second year stnce
the Mayor established the Housing Resources Committee on
November 15, 1966, in his co·nference on Housing.
Copies of invitational notice, list of those invited, with
attendance indicated, and other related documents are attached to
the file copy of these minutes only.
Chairman Alexander opened the meeting at 10:30 a.m. and called
on Alderman Cotsa k is for a statement which he had asked to make.
Mr. Cots akis commented on revision of the Building Codes for
the City of Atlanta, particularly to allow experimental housing
to be built in the Model Cities area. He said that if any one
had any chnges of the Building Codes which they desired be made,
that they should bring proposals for specific changes to the attention
of the Building Committee.
Mr. Alexander then called on Malcolm Jones to eemment en
the aoeomplisbments of the Housing R~sources Committee.
Mr. Jones said that November 15, 1968, ma7ked the completion
ef the first two years' activity of tbe Housing Resources Committee
in i ts effort to promote and accelerftte the Low•income Housing
Progrem in Atlanta, for which the goal was 16 1 800 low and medium
income housing units during a five year period (1967-71), announced
by the Mayor in his Housing Conference eGtablishing the HRC on
November 15, 1966 .
He then stated that tho ftwo. yQar goal is now in the pipeline
and that the current status of the low and medium income housing
Pl!'Ogrem shows :
Completed
Under Construction
In Planning
In Sight
3 1 217 units
6,278 units
7 1 337 units
t8",2ffi units
Total
This slightly exceeds (by 32 units) the 5 year geal of 16,800
units and is only 305 units short. in the first two categories, of
the aoticipated need for g,ooo units during the first two years of
the program.
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He also stated that the Housing Resources Committee has
accomplished:
1.
Promotion of low and medium income housing and
coordination of efforts in this field.
2.
Establishment of the Greater Atlanta Housing
Development Corporation ·to assist local nonprofit housing corporations.
3.
Acceptance by the Federal Government of use of
prefabricated re l ocateable units as temporary
relocation housing.
4.
Expansion of the base f or Federal Grants and
direct Loans, now authorized in the 1968 I-Iousing
Act.
5.
Urged early a doption by the City o f mi niature
Urban Re newal projec ts , t o c l e ar s lums, under the
new l y adopted Neighborhood Development Progra m
author i zed by the 196 8 Housing Act.
6.
Urged revision of previous conventional pl3nning
concepts in an e ff ort t o get certain areas rezoned
to permit i mprovement o f such areas f or residontial
use.
7.
Urged the di~persal o f future Public Housing in
small developments on scat t ered sites.
8.
Creation of interest in the l ow-income housing
program by nonprofit organizations and f ormation
of several such organizations.
9.
Served as~ catalyst in neighborhood interest for
improvement of Vine City through Urb~n nenewal.
10 .
Propo sed and obtained concurrence o f the Board of
Education to draft legislation t o authorize
developers to build schoo ls simultaneous with development of housing projects, except in Urban Renewal
areas.
11.
Participa ted in Atlanta Conference on Equal
Opportunity in Housing .
12.
Worked with Model Cities ' staff in establishing
its reh~bilitation program and in site selection
for experimental housing.
13.
~ointed out to City officials the necessity for the
principle that site selection for low-income housing
should include a planning function and responsibility.
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Mr. Jones then stated the six requests which were made to
the Planning and Development Committee and the Zoning Committee
in Special Meeting on August 2, 1968:
1.
Asked the Mayor to designate either an existing
committee or appoint a new committee of the
Board of Aldermen to assume a responsibility in the
field of low-income housing.
2.
Revision of the Building Codes for.the City of
Atlanta, particularly to allow experimental housing
to be built in the Model Cities area.
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Revision of the Ordinance governing non-conforming
use of land to allow structural changes in improving
dwel l ing units to meet requirements of the Bousilg
Code.
4.
Accelerate the urban renewal program p articularly
in the Nash-Bans, Vine Ci ty, and other areas outside
the Mode l Ci ties area.
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Authorize the Atlanta h ousing Authority to request
2,00 0 additional units of p ublic housing.
6.
Adop tion o f a revised district zoning map based on
the new La n d Us e map t o i nc l ude adequate areas f or
l ow-income hous ing.
Mr. Jones then pointed out r e su l ts to date of the above
indica ted req u ests.
Mr . Alexa nd er t hen c a l l ed on Mr . w. w. Ga t es , Consultant
to the Comm i t t e e , to d i scuss the Impl ica tions of the 1 968 Housing
Act.
Mr . Gat es o p ened b y st a ting t h at the Na tional Housing Ac t
was pass e d b y Co ngress on Aug u st 1 , 1965 , that t he legisl a t i o n
provides t he too ls J iincentiv e s and s ucces s in mee ting t he
n a t i o n~l objec tive will l ar ge depend o n :
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Sponsor interest
Av ai l ab i lit y o f la nd at a rea s o nable p rice
The mo rtgage mo ne y marlrnt
Municipal coo peration
Fundin~ by the Congress in 1969
Building code and zoning restrictions
Mr. Gates then discussed four sections of the Act: Section
238, Section 231, Section 236 and Section 235.
Section 2 38: Establishes a new Special Risk Insurance
Fund which permits the Federal Housing Administration to assume
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higher mortgage insurance risks in connection with both l ocation
and credit charachteristics that were unacceptable under the
mutual mortgage insurance fund.
Section 237 : Provides , on an experimental basis, FHA
mortgage insurance to finance home ow nership f or low income
families who would not q ualify under normal credit standards.
Section 236 : The tenant under this program will pay 25%
of his famil; c income and ~i!D will pay the difference between
the amount co l lected and the amount of the rent. Limited to
families whose incomes are not in excess of 135% of initial
admission levels of public housing.
Section 235 : This section places heavy emphasis on home
ownership and provides that if the purchaser of a new home or
a living unit in a condomimium will pay at least 20% of the
family's income and 9UD will pay the balance of the monthly
mortgage payments.
Mr. Gates closed his discussion by stating that "The
impact of this bill on housing shou ld be tremendous. The
tools are available as never before ."
Mr. Alexander then discussed Future Direction of the Committee.
He said that the Committee requests that the May or and Board
of Aldermen give consideration to these proposals and advise us
accordingly in a revised statement of mission for the Committee:
1.
All bodies concerned with housing review the present
and continuing need for low income housing.
2.
Eliminate existing slums and provide housing
as needed in the area for those who wish to
remain there.
3.
Place housing near jobs and public facilities in
the City of Atlanta and throughout the metropolitan
area.
4.
Continue efforts to promote innovative low-income
housing construction in Atlanta.
5.
Continue to aid efforts to eliminate social problems
connected with housing.
6.
Further involve the business community in the housing
program.
7.
Assist nonprofit groups and developers in their efforts
to obtain land and construct housing.
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8.
Promo te and explain the new general housing act and
the fair housing act .
9.
Cons ider national and l ocal l 0gisla ti on usefull to
the h o using p rogram.
10.
Assist in the stEbilization o°f existing neighborh oods
and encourage the construction of middle and upper
inc ome residenti al developments in the City o f Atl~nta.
11.
Att e mpt t o involve persons in the s lums in the business
s ide o f demolit i on, r ehabilitati on or erecting new
u n its .
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Cont i nue efforts t o sell the need f o r l ow-income
h o using to the p eople of metrop ol itan Atlanta .
Mr . Alexander then discussed Unfinished 3usineas. Some o f
the p h a ses o f tha initia l pr o g ram which are no t fi n is hed are :
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Completion o f pr o jects now in pla nn ing.
2.
Legislatio n pending that will allow the ci ty t o lease
schools t o be built by develo p ers simultaneously with
housing pro jec ts , except in urba n r enewal are as .
3.
Invest i gation of pr o blem~ relating to cod e restrictions
o f innov ative buildi ng .
4.
Activati on o f Board f or the Great er Atlanta Ho using
Development Corporatio n .
5.
Obtaining of additiona l sites in areas where low-income
housing is needed .
Mr . Alexander made a closing statement thanking the staff ,
members o f the committee , Federal Agencies, Atlanta Housing
Autho rity , Planning Department , Building Department , Public Works
Department , members o f the Board o f Aldermen, Mayor Allen a nd the
members of the Press, Radio and TV Organizations for their
cooperation and assistance .
Mr. Al exander then called on Mr . Charles F . Palmer , member
of the Public a ousing P~nel of the Committee, to discuss a
Resolution the Pa nel had prepared.
Mr. Palmer stated that the only logical conclusion reached
is that (1) subsidized housing must be fairly distriduted
throughout the city a nd, (2 ) that the only politically feasible
way to do this is by a "pac kage deal" simultaneously presented
to Council by the Mayor and Atlanta Housing Authority with
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overwhelming community support.
He stated that the opion of the sub-committee is that it is
not too late to resubmit those rejected zoning applications
through the "package plan" on a simultaneous basis to meet
the city's needs for subsidized .housing and that the Mayor,
the Board of Aldermen and the Atlanta Housing Authority should
proceed to do so forthwith.
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Mr. Palmer then stated that if the same energy, zeal and
leadership of our "power -structure" and city officials that was
mobilized to build our dazzling stadium, luxury apartments and
magnificent hotels and office buildings in our urban redevelopment areas had been app lied to providing subsidized housing for
those who were bu l ldozed out of slums to make room for these
majestic structures, the goal of pub lic housing which our Mayor
proclaimed so long ago would now be nearly reached.
Then, as spok esman for the Ch airman of the Sub-Committee
on Public Housing and on the sub-committee's behalf, moved
that our full Committee does now reaffirm its position on
"package rezon i ng", and calls upon its fel l ow organizations
of the City and those responsible f~r its implementation to
cooperate to put it into effect.
The Resolution was duel seconded and the Chairman called
for discussion.
Mr . Al e xa nder then suggest ed that s i nc e t h is was included in
the requests made on Augusut 2, 1 968, to the Zoning Committee
and the Planning and Development Committee of the Boa r d o f
hldermen a nd had been r e f erred to t he Planning Depar t ment , the
Committ e e should f irst a ddress t he Pl a nn i ng Department a s to
curr ent s t a tus of t he proposa l.
Mr . Palmer dec lined the sugge st ion and asl~ed f o r a formal
vote on the motion to a dopt t he Res o lution . It was ad opted
unani mous ly .
Mr • .Alexander then s howed the Commit tee slides that were
taken of the slums as they exist today in certain areas of the
City , particularly Lightening , and as a contrast the new low-income
replacement housing devel opments such as : Wheat Street Gardens,
College Plaza, Allen Temple, McDaniel Street apartments for
the Elderly, Hollywood Road Project, Bankhead Highway, Friedship
Gardens, 'fhom~sville U. R. Project and the London Towne Houses.
Mr. William Howland then commented on the f ive houses in
Linwood Park which have been rehabilit11 t od by \..ACOR under the
221 (h) progr~m.
The Chairm~n then called on Mr. Dan Sweat, Director of
Governmental Liaison, for comments.
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Mr, Sweat stated that the statistics released by Col. Jones
and the CommitteG were impressive and that the influence of the
Committee's success was not confined to Atlanta's housing program
alone but has also been f~lt at the national level and that housing
experts from over the country have commented on the Atlanta
approach and on the excellent program of the Housing Resources
Committee.
He stated that hio :f..:- olini; is that the story behind the
statistics is where the real meaning of this Committee and the
Housing Pr ogram is to be found.
He said that the work of the
Committee has made 211 the city aware of the desperate need for
decent housing for the less fortunate, less affluent citizens of
At l anta; that it has helped bridge the gap of credit~bility bet ween
the City - the institution - the power structure and a very large
and important segment of our com~unity, and most important, this
p rogram started the Ci t y out on a new direction so long needed.
He stated that the Al dermen understood this need when they
refused to p ass Urban Renewal Survey and PlanniQs applications
until the housing relocation needs were met. The Mayor realized
the need when he cal l ed the Hous i n g Conference and established
this committee and it was obvious that the private business
leadership recognized it when, the members of the Housing Resources
Committee, responded as has been done.
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Mr. Sweat then pointed out that t he resultant changes are
re f lected in a report given by n o ward Op enshaw, Director of
Redevelopment of the Housing huthority, at the last CACUR meeting.
Mr. Openshaw pointed out that o f the 10,033 units begun in
urban renew~l projects i n 1968 , 884 un its have been completed
which is 21 times the number of housing completed the previous
year in urban renewal areas. During the sane period, o nly 484
,units were demolished in urban renewal areas.
So, for the first
.time in the history of Atla n ta 's urban r enewal pr o gram, more
housing units were compl e ted in urban renew~l areas than were
demolished.
Mr . Sweet concluded by saying, "We have finally turned the
corner in our urban redevelopment pr o gram and are headed in a
new direction so l ong s ought ."
Mr. Archer D . Smith , IIX , Chairman of the Legal Panel , made
a warning statement that we · are deluding o urselves if we take the
figur~s presented end quit working; that we have got to be realistic
and get behind the pa c ka ge zoning p lan .
Upon inquiry from the Chairman, Mr. J ones confirmed that sites
for all of the 7,337 units shown as In Pla nning, have not yet been
rezoned.
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In reference t o the figures pertaining to Public Housing,
contained in the Summary of Status Repor t (Encl. 2, Second
Annual Report), attention is called to the fact that although
the 5,476 units shown as Completed, Under Construction and
In Planning categories, fall short by 4,100 units of the 5
year · goal, it is however within 110 units of the 2 year goal
of 5,586 Public Housing units announced . in the Mayor's Housing
Conference, November 15, 1966.
The meeting adjourned 11:30
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Resolu ti on b y :?ublic Housing Sub-Committee ·
Article, ., tl ant a Constit u t ion, December 13, 1968
Editorial, Atlanta Journal, December 14, 1968
Editorial, Atlanta Consti t ution, December 16, 1968
An Official Opinion of WSB-Radio/At lanta, Dec. 22, 1968
Edi t orial, WSB- 'l'V, January
1969.
Edi t oria l , WSB- TV, January 3, 196 9
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FROM :
Sub-Committee on Public Housing
During the last year the Sub-Committee on Public
Housing held numberless meetings with. many corrnnunity leaders
and visited a great many acceptable sites for projects.
After days and nights of discussions and tireless blending
of opinions, plans for action ·were unaminous ly agreed. rhe only logical conclusion was reached that (1) subsidized housing must be fair ly distributed t hroughout the city
and, (2) tha t the only pol i tica l l y feas ibl e wa y to d o this was
by a " package deal" simultaneously presented to Council by the
Mayor and Atlanta Housing Authority with overwhelming community
support.
Our full Committ e e, th e Atla nta Chamb er of Commerc e , the
Mayor's Citizens Advisory Commit tee, church orga niza tions and
many others approved and endorsed such procedure.
But when submitt ed to the Housing Author ity th e Authority
stated i t h a dn' t stud ied t h e plan, f ai l ed to approv e or d isapprov ~ but inst ea d pr oc eed ed with the singl e shot a ppr oa ch which
had f a il ed b efore .
The result was continuing tur n downs of r ez oning by the
Aldermanic zoning powers.
It is the opinion of t h e Sub - Committee on Publ ic Housing
that it is not too l ate t o resubmit those rejec ted zoning
appl i ca t ions thr ough the " pa cka ge plan" on a simultaneou s b asis
to meet the city's needs for sub sidized housing and t hat t h e
Mayor, the Board of Alderman and the Atlanta Housing Authority
should proceed to do so forthwith.
If the same energy, zeal and leadership of ou r "power
structure" and city officials that was mobilized to bu i l d our
dazzling st adium, luxury apartments and ma gn i ficent hot e l s and
office buildings in our ur ban redevelopment areas h a d b een
applied with equal energy, zeal and l ea dership to providing
subsidized housing for thos e who were bulldozed out of slums
to make room for thes e majestic structures, th e goal of public
housing our Mayor publicly proclaimed so long ago would now be
nearl y reached.
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We have done wonders for the rich. Now, let us do
wonders for the poor!
Therefore, as Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Public
Housing and on its behalf, I move that our full Committee
does now reaffirm its position on "package rezoning", and
calls upon its fellow organizations of the city and those
responsible for its implement_ation to cooperate to put it
into effecto
December 12, 1968
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housing.
Although Jones' report was
the most optimistic news by far
rnlatiing to the goals, attorney
Archer D. Smith III issued a
pessimistic warning.
" We're deluding ourselves,"
he _sa;id, "if we take these figui-cs and quit working . , . We've
got to be realistic and get behind the package zoning plan."
E)a;r]ier in the meeting, Aid.
George Cotsakis took exception
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Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.'s fiveyear low-cost housing goals ap, pear sure of being met, the
mayor's Hou s in g Resources
Committee hea·rd Thursday.
And the committee voted
unanimously at its second annual meeting to push again the
so-called "package plan," which
Imeans zoning for low-cost housing throughout all sections of
the city simultaneously.
' Two -aldermanic committees
asked the City Planning department to study the matter last
August, but indirectly seemed to
hope the matter would be forgotten. Planning departme,nt:
director Collier Gladin Thursday '
reported no substantial progress :·
had been made on the matter ·
since August.
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Col. Malcolm Jones, slaff i
ma,n for the HRC, said 3,217 ,units have been completed, 6,278 ·
are under construction ai:;d 7,337 ;
are in the planning stage- a 1
totar of 16,382 since November,
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Allen at that time had set a
goal of 16,800 replacement units
by 1971.
Jones said that some of I he
7,337 in planning stages may fa 11
by the wayside, but 6,215 uni ts
being considered will more th;-in
compensate for any losses.
Jones said that the program is
4,100 behind in the public housing cate,gory, but 4,068 in the
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to rema,rks ma:de al this week's
annual Chamber of Commerce
meeting th-at the city's bui,lding
codes are -antiquated.
Cotsakis, cha~rman of the
Building Committee, asked that
the HRC and the chamber show
him specifically where changes
would iheilp the low-cost hous,ing
program without jeopardizing ·
healLh and s·a-fety. If such .
ohanges a1re shown, Cotsakis
said, "I assure you you'll get,
100 per cent cooperation."
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Since 1883
Jack Tal'ver, President
· EDITORIALS
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· Low-Cost Housing Gap
THE HOUSING Resources Committee heard
Thursday that Mayor Ivan Allen's fiveyear, lo,v-cost housing goal of 16,800 replacement units by 1971 was . sure of being met.
This is encouraging.
· But the goal, unfortunately, falls far below the mammoth commitment needed if city
leaders are determined to wipe out the terrible slum conditions that breed violence and
volatile r esentment.
Noting this, the HRC voted unanimously
. at its second annual meeting to endorse and
push for approval of the zoning "package
plan" designed to pave the way for low-cost
. housing throughout all sections of the city .
. simultaneously.
Is this too much to expect?
The answer apparently has been yesjudging by the silent. reception the plan h_as
received from the aldermanic Planning a nd ·
Development Committee and the Zoning Committee since it was r eceived for study last
August.
Both committees were to seek information
from the Planning Department. Now, more
than four months later , Planning Department
Director Collier Gladin has reported no substantial progress has been made to implement
the package plan.
HRC Cha irman Cecil Alexander put the
· need for the package plan in proper perspec- ·
tive last August. "It's like this, " he told the
a ldermen, "either we house the poor or we
have within our m idst, if not in this · generation, then certa inly in the next, an alienated
people r eady to grasp by force what -we would
not provide when there ·was yet time."
The true indication of the meager success
in providing adequate low-cost housing units
so far in Atlanta comes from a statement
r eleased by the Atlanta Housing Authority
Wednesday. For the first time in Atlanta
urban renewal history, sajd the AHA, housing
construction in 1968 exceeded the number of
units demolished.
In other words, Atlanta has virtually been
standing still, if not going backwards , in at- iacking its low-cost problem in recent years.
Therefore, it is not surprising to count the
number of r esponsible community organizations suppor ting the package plan. They
include the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce,
the Comm unity Council of the Atla nta Area
Inc., Central Atlanta P rogress Inc., the Women's Chamber of Commerce, the League of
Jack Spalding, Editor
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DECEMBER 14, 1968
Women Voters, the Christian Council of, Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc., and the 1fotropolitan
Atlanta Conference on Housing.
It is time that the conscience of the community be heard.
�THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION
Monday,
December 16, 1968
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.A Fight at All Levels
Two groups in the vital area of housing
heard good news last week in Atlanta, btit
members immediately got off their laurels
to continue their ,vork.
ban Renewal, meantime, was hearing that for
the first time in urban renewal history here
housing construction exceeded the demolition
rate.
· The mayor's Housing Resources Commit-
Lest this set off jubilation all over the
tee was told that Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.'s place, Atlanta Housing Authority official Howfive-year goal of 16,800 units of low-cost housing surely would be met.
ard Openshaw had a s01nber message, part
of which was as follows:
More than 3,000 have been completed, another 6,000 are under construction, and more
than 7,000 are in the planning process.
"In our affluent society, it is unthinkable
that millions of Americans remain ill-housed;
that affluent whites continue to flee to the
suburbs, ]ea~,ing our urban core to the poor
and blacks; that spreading slums and blight
are leading us not to decay but destruction,
while in many cities, officials remain insensitive to the plight of the people.".
All wasn't optimism, however. "We're
deluding ourselves," said attorney Archer D.
Smith III, "if we take these figures and
quit working . . . . We've got to be realistic
and get behind the package zoning plan."
The committee voted unanimously to seek
Starkly put, yes, but a I summing of a
again such a plan, which would zone for national concern. It is well that Atlanta sees
low-cost housing simultaneously throughout the problem and is fighting it through comall sections of the city. Such an approach mittee, agency, and individual leadership.
has been studied by the City Planning de- This is one of America's most important batpartment since last August.
tles, and it must be engaged at all levels of
The Citizens Advis0ry Committee for Ur- government.
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Elmo Ellis, General Manager
Broadcast Sunday, December 22, 1968
Novelist Jan Struther once v1rote: "A city is greater than its bricks and mortar; it
is greater than tov,er or palace, church or hall; a city's as great as the little people
that live there."
We agree wit~ the sentiment expressed in these lines, but if we expect the little
people to prove their greatness, aren't we duty bound to ask ourselves, what kind of
living quarters are we providing for them?
Many families in Atlanta are living in decrepit apartments and rat-infested slum
housing. Their so-called homes are unfit for raising children. They lend themselves
more often to serving as breeding places for discontent, disease and crime.
While we have replaced some of these hovels and shacks, and expect to meet the Mayor's
quota of 16,800 replacement units by 1971, we aren't providing nearly enough low and
middle-income housing.
And we aren't subsidizing the building of such units in enough different places in
the city.
Clarence Coleman of the Housing Resources Committee of Atlanta headed a team that
studied this matter thoroughly. Its members concluded that (1) subsidized housing
must be fairly distributed through the city; and (2) the only politically feasible way
to do this is by a package deal , which designates some ten areas located in various
sections, north, south, east and west, all of which are suitable for housing development.
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The plan isn't nev,1, but its never been given a vote of approval by the Board of
Alder~n .. If they would say yes, housing development could move ahead in a v,Jay to make
1969 a oanher year for Atlanta.
Our city has · proved its ability to redesign our skyline viith magnificent new office
buildings, hotels, luxury apartments and shooping complexes. This same kind of vision
and energetic leadership is sorely needed in the building of adequate subsidized housing.
· Besides eradicating substandard d1·1ellings and bringing ne1·1 sunlight into thousands
of lives, such an enlightened effort on a massive, city-~·Jide scale could oerhaps do more
than any other thing to promote social and economic stability and stimulate peaceful
progress throughout our community.
A great many business, professional and church leaders are solidly behind this program.
A number of our top civic organizations are enthusiastically supporting it.
What we need now is a resounding expression of approval from the vast majority of our
local citizens.
If we make it clear and convincing that we, the people of Atlanta, are behind this
package propos al--and we earnestly want to see subsidize housing distributed throughout
the city--then v-ie wi 11 improve vastly the chances that our Housing Authority and our
Aldermen will hear and give this program the green light.


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AN EDITORIAL OPINION • .•.••••
January 2, 1969
VIEWPOINT
An official expression of the editorial opinion of
the management of WSB Television.
"Who is my neighbor?"
If you live in Atlanta, here's a modern day answer to
that 2,000 year old question.
These are your neighbors.
Some live in these homes because they are lazy; some
because they don't know any better; but most because there is
simply no other place to live in this city of a million.
For too long, most of us have passed by our slum
neighbors on the other side of the road.
But the good Samaritans are among us today, too.
In 1966, Mayor Allen set a goal - almost 17,000 new
housing units in the next five years. It was a modest goal
actually aimed only at keeping us about even in the fight
against rotten housing.
Since then, Atlanta architect Cecil Alexander has
sacrificed much of his own profit-making time as a non-paid
chairman of the Mayor's Housing Resources Committee. And
Malcolm Jones , a retired Army Colonel, has bee n the full-time
working hea d of the big housing push. At the ·end of the fi rst
two years, the program is amazingly "on schedule".
Except in one important area:
The city is 4,000 units behind in the goal f Jr public
housing.
Behind in the very ~rea where the need is greatest,
where this family must live --in new units that can be rented
or purchased at $30 to $50 per month.
Of all the unit s built o r started si nc e 1966, private
enterprise ha s not bee n a ble to build anyth ing to rent or sell
for less than $60 a month. That is not to say that private
builde rs have not tried. They have done a fine job. But the
high co st of land a nd labor and zoning problems have effective ly
prevented the building of truly low cost housing.
That means t h a t our governme nt, which is another way
o f say ing -you and I , is apparen t ly the only Samaritan who can
change the li fe of a boy like this.











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AN EDITORIAL OPINION .. ..... .
January 3, 1969
VIEWPOINT - An official expression of the editorial opinion of
the management of WSB Television.
American Builder Magazines' Centennial issue asked
a hard quest1on:
"Who really give a damn about housing?"
And answers:
"Not the cities - they're headed for a decade of
failure.
"Not the suburbs - they couldn't care less."
"Not the rural areas - everyone's leaving them."
"Not the power structure - all they do is talk, talk,
talk• II
Then the magazine recognizes Atlanta as one of the few
oasis in a desert of apathy. Because Mayor Allen, Dan Sweat,
Cecil Alexander and Malcolm Jones have pushed us far ahead of
other cities.
But still not far enough. Even the Mayor's crash program falls short of help in the area of the greatest need: units
that will rent or sell for $30 to $50 a month.
So what can be done?
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The Federal Housing Act
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there's not enough money for this
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Building codes must be updated to allow for new, more
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Building trade unions must stop discriminating and
star.thelping to train mo~e workmen.
Private enterorise must b~ able to build truly low cost
housing at a profit.
S~nator Robert ~ennedys suggestions for
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What private enterprise so far has not built in Atlanta,
must then be built as public housing. And some of this public
housing can be built in present slum pockets even in Northside
Atlanta.
One of the most difficult problems in Atlanta is to
find land at a reasonable price zoned for apartments.
WSB Television suggests the expressways. That's right the expressways! Not on the pavement during rush hour traffic.
But in the air sp-ace over the freeways!
Not only is i t possible to build housing over the
expressways but it has been done in other cities. The land is
already.owned by the government. And the government encourages
use of the valuable air space for such necessary urban projects
as housing.
Incidentally, for rapid transit, too.
Without the expressways, only 200 to 400 acres inside
Atlanta are zoned for apartments. With the air space over the freeways there would be a minimum of 2,700 acres of expressway rightof-way within the city of Atlanta. Already there's plenty of
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January 21, 1969
Cecil A. Alexander, F.A.1.A.
The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr ., Mayor
City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
Malcolm Jones reviewed with me a letter he had drafted for you
to send to the Housing Resources Committee . We a r e del aying
another meeting of Housing Resources Committee until we hear
from you . As a matter of fact we would like for you to addre ss
the meeting .
Sincere~
CAA:vb
Mchitects Engineers Interior Designers
44 Broad Street N. W Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Phone 688-3313
State National Bank Bldg. Huntsville. Ala. 35801 Phone 539-9648
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Mro Cecil A. Alexander, Chairma n
Housing Resources Committee
Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rot hschild and Paschal
10th Floor Standard Feder a l Building
44 Broad Street, NoW.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Cecil:
It i s with r egr et that I was unable to attend the Second Annual
Meeting of the Housing Resources Committee on December 12, 1968.
However, I have r eceived and read with interest the Committee's report
and wis h to thank the Housing Resources Committee for a job well done.
I note t hat although our initial replacement goals of low and
medium i ncome housing are in the pipeline, those figures do not take
into consideration interim growth of the City, formation of new families
and any in-migration which may occur.
These factors will undoubtedly
increase our requirements in the low-income housing field.
Also, it
is necess a ry to follow through after units get in the "pipeline" to
i nsure completion when they are most needed.
I note in the "FUTURE DIRECTION" portion of the Committee's report
that you request consideration by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the
proposals numera ted therein and a revised statement of mission for the
Committee .
I t is my unders tanding that copies of the Committee's report have
been provided all members of the Board of Aldermen and I feel sure will
r eceive s ympathetic consideration.
With respect to revised mission, as we are all sadly aware, in spite
of our efforts and accomplishments to date
f i eld , there s till exist
in the low-income housing
several sizable slum pockets in the City
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Until these can be eliminated, through the Neighborhood Development
Progr a m, or otherwise by private enterprise, I want the Committ t e to
remain i n tact and work aggressively toward our ultimate goal of
providing a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling unit for all of our
cit ize ns.
To t his end I suggest that your Committee concentrate on
the f ollowing ~
1.
Endeavor to get low-income housing developed
near sources of employment for the occupants.
2.
Encour age and cooperate in development of
low a nd medium income housing in unincorporated
areas of ad joining Counties .
�Mro Cecil A. Alexander
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January
3.
Stlive for elimination of slum pockets within
the City, through inclusion of such areas in future
annual increments of the Neighborhood Development
Program and or by other meanso
4.
Assist, where feasible, in rehabilitation of
appropriate structures in all areas of the
City, especially in the gray areas approaching
5.
Encourage development of medium and high priced
housing within the City.
6.
Continue to encourage the development of advanced
building methods in the areas of low income housing.
7o
Direct your attention to the social problems
involved in low income families and neighborhoods
in changing patternso
In addition, I suggest that a joint study of the housing needs of
the City be conducted by the Atlanta Housing Authority, the City Planning
Department and the Housing Resources Committee to determine the true
extent of Atlanta's needs.
It is my understanding that AoRoM.PoCo is
conducting a survey of housing needs in the metropolitan area and it
is suggested that you call upon them for assistanceo '
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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For HUD Housing
J:Iome_ ownership for low-income families whq have poor
' credit ratmgs was brought a step closer to reality in Atlanta and
11 other cities Wednesday through a new pilot program launched
i.by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
! The program was a11thorized
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by the Housing and Urban De- promise that the family involved · .
velopment Act of 1968. Operat- can be helped through budget
ing through the Federal Housing counseling and guidance to hanAdministration (FHA), HUD dle the responsibilities of home
will insure mortgage loans for IOWn~rship.
low-income families that -might Said Brownstein: "Wihh this
not otherwise qualify as borrow- new program, we hope to offer
ers . due to previous credit his- the prospect of home ownership
tory or irregular income.
to people who have had little
P. N. Brownstein, assistant hope of _ever owning a ~ome." .
HUD secretary and commis- . He _sa1? the local service agensioner of the FHA, said a local c~es mviLed to tak<e part in the
service organization in each of pilo_t study v.:ere sel~cted on the
the 12 cities will provide budget basis of their pr,ev10us experiand credit counseling to the ence in dealing with limited inlow-income families who receive come home buyers under other
an insured loan under the new HUD programs for low and
progr,am.
moderate income families.
{ In Atlanta, the service agency Mortg~ges insured . by HUD
· the Consumer Credit Counsel- under this program will have to
·ng Service of Greater Atlanta, m ~et_the same requirements as
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existing FHA mortgage insur~ The other cities where the ance plans, except that regular
pilot plan is being tried . are cr_edit and income requirements
Rochester , N. Y.; Jacksonville; will not apply.
Milwaukee; Denver; Seattle·
MORTGAGE LOANS up ro
Washington, D.C.; Du I u th
Minn. ; Wilmington, Del.; Pitts- $15,000 will be eligible for insurburgh; St. Louis, and Memphis. ar.ce. The amount is up to
$17,500 in high cos,t regions.
_ BROWNSTEIN SAID in his However, the monthly payments
announcement tha t the control- of principle, interest, insurance
ling factor in the FHA's decision and taxes must not total more
to underwrite a mortgage will than 25 per cent of the family's
be the local service agency's · average monthly income.
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�WSB TELEVISION
WHITE COLUMNS ON PEACHTREE
CHANNEL 2, ATLANTA, GA. 30309
AN EDITORIAL OPINION ....... .
January 2, 1969
VIEWPOINT - An official expression of the editorial opinion of
the man~gement of WSB Television.
"Who is my neighbor?"
If you live in Atlanta, here's a modern day answer to
that 2,000 year old question.
These are your neighbors.
Some live in these homes because they are lazy; some
because they don't know any better; but most because there is
simply no other place to live in this city of a million.
For too long, most of us have passed by our slum
neighbors on the other side of the road.
But the good Samaritans are among us today, too.
In 1966, Mayor Allen set a goal - almost 17,000 new
housing units in the next five years.
It was a modest goal actually aimed only at keeping us about even in the fight
against rotten housing.
Since then, Atlanta architect Cecil Alexander has
sacrificed much of his own profit-making time as a non-paid
chairman of the Mayor's Housing Resources Committee. And
Malcolm Jones, a retired Army Colonel, has been the full-time
working head of the big housing push. At the end of the first
two years, the program is amazingly "on schedule".
Except in one important area:
The city is 4,000 units behind in the goal for public
housing.
Behind in the very area where the need is greatest,
where this family must live --in new units that can be rented
or purchased at $30 to $50 per month.
Of all the units built or started since 1966, private
enterprise has not been able to build anything to rent or sell
for less than $60 a month. That is not to say that private
builders have not tried. They have done a fine job. But the
high cost of land and labor and zoning problems have effectively
prevented the building of truly low cost housing.
That means that our government, which is another way
of saying you and I, is apparently the only Samaritan who can
change the life of a boy like this.











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WI OD AM-FM, Miami

WHIO AM -FM -TV, Dayton e
KTVU, San Francioco-Oakland
WSOC AM-FM-TV, Charlotte

WIIC-TV, Pitt1burgh
�WSB TELEVISION
WHITE COLUMNS ON PEACHTREE
CHANNEL 2, ATLANTA, GA. 30309
AN EDITORIAL OPINION .... ... .
January 3, 1969
VIEWPOINT - An official expression of the editorial opinion of
the ma?agement of WSB Television.
American Builder Magazines' Centennial issue asked
a hard question:
"Who really give a damn about housing?"
And answers:
"Not the cities - they're headed for a decade of
failure.
"Not the suburbs - they couldn't care less."
"Not the rural areas - everyone's leaving them."
"Not the power structure - all they do is talk, talk,
talk."
Then the magazine recognizes Atlanta as one of the few
oasis in a desert of apathy.
Because Mayor Allen, Dan Sweat,
Cecil Alexander and Malcolm Jones have pushed us far ahead of
other cities.
But still not far enough. Even the Mayor's crash program falls short of help in the area of the greatest need: units
that will rent or sell for $30 to $50 a month.
So what can be done?
Here is what WSB Television considers some key recommendations:
The Federal Housing Act
some loans for home ownerships at
there's not enough money for this
other housing programs.
Congress
the money.
of 1968 allows the FHA to make
one per cent interest! But
project - or for many of the
must see the crisis - ano vote
Building codes must be updated to allow for new, more
economical as~embly-line building techniques and materials.
Building trade unions must stop discriminating and
start.helping to train more workmen.
Private enterprise must be able to build truly low cost
housing at a profit. Senator Robert Kennedys suggestion s for
tax benefits offer the best hope for that.
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W IOD AM -FM, Miam i
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WSOC AM -FM-TV, Charlotte

WIIC-TV, Pittsburgh
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What . private enterprise so far has not built in Atlanta,
must then be built as public housing. And some of this public
housing can be built in present slum pockets even in Northside
Atlanta.
One of the most ·difficult problems in Atlanta is to
find land at a reasonable price zoned for apartments.
WSB Television suggests the expressways. That's right the expressways! Not on the pavement during rush hour traffic.
But in the air space over the freeways!
Not only is it possible to build housing over the
expressways but it has been done in other cities. The land is
already owned by the government. And the government encourages
use of the valuable air space for such necessary urban projects
as housing.
Incidentally, for rapid transit, too.
Without the expressways, only 200 to 400 acres inside
Atlanta are zoned for apartments. With the air space over the freeways there would be a minimum of 2,700 acres of expressway rightof-way within the city of Atlanta. Already there's plenty of
parking available every rush hour.











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