Box 5, Folder 5, Document 45

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The factual analysis of relocation housing practices and relocation housing
resources as related to those persons and families displaced by governmental
action presented thus far results in one unavoidable conclusion:

Atlanta does not have the housine resources to meet +)
to be displaced bv futu ntal action.

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income housing stock.

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changes in organization, procedures, and policies aporopriate to the findings
of Section One of this report. Section One shows the need for a definite system
of low~to-moderate income housing planning which will provide replacement housing

at the time of disolacement. It also reveals the need for overall coordination

of community development efforts; better record keeping and data use; improved
timing of relocation counseling services and survey; improved use of existing
relocation resources; and an improved policy of local initiative in providing
local assistance to displacees when such aid is not available through existing

Tne following recommendations have been devised to meet the needs outlined.
Tney are paesented in two categories: ° (1)- recommendations of an interim nature
for immediate action to alleviate the present Low-income housing shortage, and
(2) recommendations on organization, procedure, and policies paaskaanen necessary
for effective long range relocation and relocation housing planning.

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Recommendation 3

That a Housing tesources Bureau be established as a major division within

the proposed Community Yevelopment Department recommended as a part of the
. reorganization plan of the "Government of the City of Atlanta ~ A Survey Report"

by the Public Administration Service.


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It is tho intent of 1} recommendation that "Housing Planning" be clevated


to a position never before achieved in Atlanta as a hizhly technical entity with
its om s Responsibility would be broadly based and not narrowly confined
to urban renewal objectives. The major activity would be the planning of nousing
resources through research for all types of displacement and relocation needs;
therefore, this new technical division could be called ~ for lack of a better
name = "Housing Resources Bureau",

The proposed Housing Resources Bureau should have as its head an assistant
to the Community Yevelopnent Department Director. It should be staffed with
capable, informed economic analysts and planners with de: sieated knowledge


of the housing industry, the community, and the local housing marxet. This

new governmental agency would have the following responsibilities:

Maintain a continuous inventory of housing in the City of Atlanta by
size of unit, whether for sale or rent, condition of unit, type of unit compared
to significant rent/cost ranges, and specific location. In addition, the
Housing Resources Bureau woulc retain sufficient data on the characteristics
the low-income to moderate-income population and their housing locations and
needs as necessary for a continual assessment of market potential. Although costly,
the retention of such housing and sopulation data would be an extremely valuaodle
planning tool for both public and private interests. Futhermore, this function
is seen as the only practical way definitive "client analyses" can be achieved
to obtain the best possible housing balance in the area or to plan for maintaining
that balance with the criteria attached to the various existing and proposed
housinz assistance programs.

The Housing Resources Bureau would identify the potential of use of housing
assistance programs in advance of all governmental community redevelopment projects.
Through cooperation with the appropriate agencies the "Sureau" would program
and initiate loan, grant, or unit reservations for housing assistance at a time
sufficient to assure such Hoasivipg facilities are "on the ground" at the time
people ‘are displaced by governmental projects.

Be. Public Information

Periodically, reports would be issued and distributed to realtors, devel-

Opers, banks, and concerned public or private agencies. These reports would
indicate existing housing imbalances determined by comparing the characteristics

the existing housing stock totho changing character of are

The Bureau would responsible for providing designated city agencies
with informatio: housing and population characteristics necessary to the
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t forms required in the administration of % ms with the

ent (Workable Program forms, Survey and Planning Applications

newal, public housing reservation information, etc.). Such

ormat confined to housing and: tenant
characteristics and provi j This responsibility
would provide important consistency and, nopefully, improve understanding and

accuracy of such data.

The Housing Resources Bureau would purposefully solicit and encourage


assistance and support from area realtors, developers, and the like, by offerin
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special services in defining and describing special housing market needs, andy
where appropriate, applying information on the potential use of governmental
assistance programs for low-to moderate-income housing marketse

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