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CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
RICHARD
G.
LUGAR,
MAYOR
November 13, 1968

·Colonel Malcolm Jones
Housing Coordinator
Office of the Mayor
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Colonel Jones:
I certainly want to thank you for taking so much time out of
your schedule to be with our delegation from Indianapolis last
week. Our treatment was certainly first-class and we enjoyed
southern hospitality at its finest.
All citizens of Atlanta can certainly be proud of your city.
Everyone seemed to think that Atlanta was the finest and they
were proud to be citizens of Atlanta.
It seems to me that this
is half the battle--getting your own citizens enthusiastic about
their hometown.
Our trip was very beneficial. We learned much about your
several county zoning program, your housing program and especially the Model cities program. Dave Meeker and I both enjoye d
very much talking with Mr. Johnson and Mr. Scott of the Model
Cities staff.
If there is ever anything that any of us from the official family
of Indianapolis can do to reciprocate your hospitality, I hope
that you will feel free to call upon us. We have several things
in Indianapolis that we are equally proud of and would consider
it an honor to be able to show them to you. Again, our d eepest
appreciation to all who made our visit so enjoyable.
Sincerely ,
J'ames T . Mo rr is
Assistan t to the Mayo r
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MARION
COUNTY.
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INDIANA
2041 CITY- COUNTY BUILDING
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 46204
PHONE: 633-3434

November 12, 1968
Colonel Malcolm Jones
Housing Coordinator
Office of the Mayor
City Hall
Atlant a , Georgia 30303
Dear Colonel Jones:
Thank you for a very enjoyable visit to the City of Atlanta.
The members of the Commission and I obtained a: great deal of
information from you which will assist us in our planning
effort here in Indianapolis.
We extend our sincere appreciation for your warm hospitality.
Yours truly,
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F. Ross Vogelgesang
Executive Director
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·Iousing Resources Executive Committee and


Low- Income Housing Coordinating Group Meeting
November 12 , 1968
The regul ar mont h l y meeting of the 3 ousing Resources Executive
Commit tee and the Low-income Housing Coordinating Group was held ~t
, 10 : 00 a.m., muesday, November 12 , 1968 , as a joint meeting with the
/Model Cities Exec utive Board.
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Xnvitation@ l notices , list of those invited, with attendance
indicated , and other related documents are attached to the file
copy of these minutes only.
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Mayor Llle n o p ened the meeting by greeting the Housing
Rra sources Comm:ittee , z-elated DG partment ~-ieads and Technical
Advis or y Committee .
Mr . J . C . J o hnson , Model Cities Director, referred to the
comments from :-JUD o n the Administrativ e Report of the previo us
session and distr" bu ted cop ies to his Executive Board members. Mr .
Johns o n stated that t he fo ll ow ing are t h e three admi nistrative subcomrai ~t ees o f the Mode l Cities : 1 . Pb rsical Pla n ners, 2 .
Social
Planners , and 3 . Fina ncia l and Community Affairs .
He a l so t alked ~b o u t the unempl oyment for the City as a whole
as compared with t he Mod e. Cities a rea and p ointed out that the
unemployment rate for the City i s 3 - 5% and in t he Mode l Cities area
the unemployment rate is ~bout 15%.
Mr . Johnson then p assed o ut to members o f the Executive
Boa r d and exp lained copies of the Funding Analysis for t h e 1969
Imp lementation Year , comp osed o f the f o llowing ?ro gram Compo nents:
(A cop y of which , with breakd ow n and detailed explanation, is attached
to the fi l e copy of these minutes ,)
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Empl oyment
2.
Education
3.
Commu nity Affairs
~?ubl ic ':: :' ranS!JOr t ation
4.
Experimental Bus Route &
266 , DOO
b.
o ther Tra ns portation
St ree t a nd Sidew~ lk Improvements
684 , 000
Hom;ing
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1.
b . Othe r Housing Programs
Crime a nd De l iq ue ncy
Rec rea t ion
a.
G.
3 , 389 ,323
3 , 282 , 750
345 , 100
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$
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Satisfactor y Commun i ty 6nv ironment
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Ylat e r
Sewer
lD,000,000
600 , 0 00
1 , 5 9 0 ,5~H
6 03 , 2 01}1
3 , 81 8 , 345
2 4 6 , 199
422 , 940
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Social Services
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Economic Development
Evaluation
Administrative Budget
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2,202,283
210,000
200, 00 0
503, 9 53
The tot~l proposed funding of $28,393 1 684, consists of Supp lementa l ,
City and Other funds.
After consideration and discussion of various elements by
Model Ci ties Executive Board members, motion was made, seconded, and
carried that the Draft of the propos~d Funding Analysis be accepted
and forwarded to HUD for consideration~
After conside r ation of severa l other relatively minor matters,
the Mode l Cities Ex ecutive Board was then adjourned by the Chairman
and the Housing Resources Committee moved to Committee Room 4 for
continuation of its meeting and was shown a film, 'Cora Street",
produced by ACTION- Housing, Inc. of ?ittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The fi l m featured dilapidation of dwellings and the practibility
of rehabi l itation. lit was · ty p ica l of the many housing p roblems faced
by most cities throughout the Nation and which we have in Atlanta.
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A Group of Business, Civic and Religious men in P ittsburgh
formed a Nonp rofit organization, started and performed rehabilitation
of 20 bad l y di l a p idated units in one b l oc t of apartments on Cora
Street in P ittsburgh. The pl umbing, l ighting, heating, floors,
walls and cei l ings were much be l ow standard and had to be comp letely
redone. The dilap idated units cost $4 1 000 each; $6 ,000 was s pent
on rehabi lit a ti o n ; and wh en compl eted t he u nits were rented f or
$ 89 . 00 p er mon t h, plus e l ectricity, thus proving th~t r e habili t ati on
is feasib le and well worth doing, Since it i~ virtually impossib l e
to r epla c e wi th new u ni ts, al l of t h e di l apidated dwelling u n its
i n Amer ica.
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Mr . J o n es t h en introd uc e d Mr. Jim Wright, Physic al P l a n ni ng
Coordin~t o r , Model Cities, wh o e xpl a ined the Land Use Pl an for t h e
Mod el Ci t ies a r e a .
The 5 year pl a n f o r the Mo d e l Ci t ies a rea i nv o l ves c once nt r a t i o n
o n impr o vements by yearly imcrement s i n t he l ow, med i um and hig h
dens ity areas . The ma in appr oach i s t o ma i n tain the current
neighb o rhooas · and prov ide overall imp r o ved ~ o r v i ces fo r the neigh-
borhoods,
Mr . Wright said tha t there are now ab out 10 , 000 dwelling units
in the Model Citieo ~rea , but when completed there should be
approximately 13,0DO units.
Mr, Wright stated that in the Model Cities area, approximately
2/3 of the families have incomes of about $3,300 or below, which
will require considerable rublic Housing~
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Mr. Persells advised that Public Housiig rentals are roughly
20% of the families' ~ncome;
Mr. Wright then explained the Housing Plan for the first year.
There are proposed three rehabilitation areas (126A) and 13
clearance areas, including 5 major and 8 small (38A)~
The first year's program (1969) of the Model Cities area
calls for clear~nce of 456 structures, relocation of 531 families
nnd rehabilitation of 403 dwelling units.
A ma p of the Model <::ties area showing clearance and rehabilitation
sites for the 1969 program is available in the Housing Resources
Committee of fice .
Under present al l ocation of land f or temporary housing sites
there wi l l be land awlable f or 200-225 units, for which construction
should get well under way during 1960 .
New construction contemplated for the first year is .476 dwel l ing
units.
The meeting was adjourned at 12 : 45 p .m.
Respectfully submitted,
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Housing Coordinator
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e saw in Chicago on Nov mber 13 ,
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itchell
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nd M:r . Koplon ,
nglneer of th Building Depart nt ,. Colli r Gl din ,
How· rd Op nsba ,. J . C. Johnson , Ald r ·n Cots kis, Robert C.
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t ·1n of th Gre t r Atl nt Housing D velopment .c orpor tlon,
r. J e
yerboltz , Vice-Pr sident , Trust Cop ny of Georgia ,
Georg Kennedy nd Denv r Gr y of the Ch mb ·r of comm ·i-c, E. R.
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tb · ntir
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favo"F bly 1 ·pressed .
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eorpor tion (Chic go Dw lling A 001 tion) to do the tt · pl nnin ,
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NATIONAL I-IoMEs GoRPORATION
LAFAYETTE, INDIANA
JAMES R. PRICE
Choirman of the Boord
and
Chiof Executive Officer
November 5, 1968

Dan E. sweat
Citl'i Hall ·
68 itchell Street
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr.Swat:
Enclosed is the agenda which I propose to follow on Wednesday,
November 13, 1968, if you accept my invita tion to view our Chicago project,
inspect our ne~i plant in Lafayette and see the latest manufacturing methods
·nnd ma terials that produce our new Town House Parks.
I am looking forward to seeing you on the 13th and promise you
a rewarding trip.
Sincerely yours,
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NATIONAL
HOM ES
NATION'S LARGEST PRODUCERS OF QUALITY HOMES
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November 13, 1968

Leave Atlanta Municipal Airport
Southern Airways - Hanger #1
9:00
Arrive Purdue Airport,
Lafayette, Indiana
10:30
Board Chartered Bus
10:30
Tour Town House Parks }!anufacturing Plant
and Inspect Model Homes
11:00
Lunch, Laf ayette Country Club
1:00
Presentation by J ames R. Price
2:15 - 2:45
Leave Purdue Airport for Chicago Midway
3:00
Arrive Chicago Midway and Board Chartered Bus
3:30
Inspect 50th & Blackstone,
Chicago, Illinois
4:00
Leave Chicago Midway for Atlanta , Georgia
5:00
Arrive Atlanta Municipa l Airport
6:45
�November 4 , 1968

Mr . Jamee R . Price
Chairman of the B o ard
National Homes Corporation
Lafayette , Indiana
Dear Mr . Price:
Thank you for the invitation to participate in the tou.r of your
f cilities and the Chicago project.
Unfortunately, I have previously b n sch du.led to participate
in a meeting in S a v nnah on that day nd o will b unabl to join
you.
M lcolm Jon
n d oth rs who will b
Na tion 1 Home •
along will fill me in on
G ood luck on your tdp.
Sincer ly your ,
Da n $ we t
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�NATIONAL HOMES GORPORATION
LAFAYETTE, INDIANA
JAMES R. PRICE
C ha irmein of the Boe rd
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Chief Exe c utive Officer
October 31, 1968
Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr., Director of Governmental Liaison
City Hall
68 Mitchell Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dea r Mr. Sweat:
I cordially invite you to see our new Town House Parks concept to
solve the urban housing crisis. National Homes Corporation has developed, and
ma.de an a ctuality, permanent houses of quality construction to solve the urban
housing crisi s .
The f i rst l arge group of these totally mmufa ctured homes were
erected a t 50th & Blackstone in Chicago, I llinois , thi s pa.st August. I know
t his new, successfully-proven idea will be invaluabie to your considerations
of a solution to your local hous ing problems. So, I would be pleased to have
you come, along with thirty-f ive other At lanta of fic ials and businessmen, on
Wednesday, November 13, 1968 to view our Chicago proj ect, to i nspect our new
plant in Lafayette, Indiana, and to see the latest manufacturi ng met hods and
materials that produce this remarkable housing . Incidentally, our Thomson,
Georgia, plant is being modified and equipped to produce living units for Town
House Parks . Also, we plan an entirely new manufacturing facility in Georgia .
OUr chartered flight will leave the Atlanta Airport at 9:00 o'clock
a.m., and we are scheduled to return approximately 6:00 o'clock p.m. A detailed
itinerary, for which all accOD111X>dations will be provided, will go forward to
you within a few days, but please reserve November 13th on your calendar.
I lmow this fa.ct finding mission will prove to be of immense value
to all concerned w1 th urban housing . We very much look forward to your
participat i on.
Si ncerely yours, ..,./,,,
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800 Families -Pl~~fit
By Lea§ed Housing
Private Enterprise Erects.
Lownlncon1e HUD Apartn1ents
By MARGARET HURST
A clean, modest one-bedroom brick apartment seems nearly ·
palatial to a retired Atlanta coupl,e who lived, until two years
ago, in an area of the city where "the rats came out every
.,morning to .tell you h.ello."
The Leroy Hendersons are one spent over $200 ,000 on renovaof 800 low-income families in tions, which included combining
Atlanta who have found new two sm all apartments to make
four- or five-bedroom uni ts.
homes through the Leased RousThe advantage to the private
ing program, a department of owner, Braswell said, is that .
the Housing and Urban Develop- r..e is guaranteed 100 per cent
ment (HUD) program that \Vhether the unit is occupied or
allows priv ate enterprise to not. Braswell said th e authority
build and lease housing to the does not move families out of
Atlanta Housing Authority.
apartm ents obtained under the\
Atlanta has the largest leas ing Leased Housing program, but
program in the southeast and takes over the unit only after
has leased 1,030 units since the a family leaves.
program began in 19G5. Leased EVEN LOWER
hcusing is rented to low income v Some families, he said, are
families and HUD pays the allowed to stay in the aparthousing authority the difference ments and rent at a lower r ate
between what the tenant can i£ they are qualified to rent
afford to pay for rent and the from the hou sing au thority.
Under the Leased Housing
,actual amount the authority
pays to lease the un it from a program, local authorities can
private owner.
lease existing housing Jp,om priLESS THAN '11HRD
vate owners for one to 10 years.
The Hend ersons for example New housing is lea~ed for.'1ive
rent their apart~ent for $2 3 -~ Y~~1:s with an opt~on for the
month . Before the housing p11 vc1te ?wner to ren_w the leas~
aul'11ority leased the apartment et_ve1al·y fl10ve years for an addt~
·t
t 1011
years.
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By letting private businesses
comp 1ex, t1~e Scme apai men
rrnted fo r $, 9 a month.
build, own and lease the prop- 1
Atlanta's leased he¥s ing is erty, Bryan said, the program
scattered in eight locations helps the cities (because the
over the city. The ap:irtment owners continue to pay properity
complexes ha,,e plushy names taxes), loca l lending institutions,
Uke Suburban Court, LaViHa the builders and the low income
Apartments, Lakewood Vill age tenants.
Bryan said Atlanta and three
and Amanda Gardens and two
of the compl exes have swim- oth er Georgi a cities are receiv. ming pools. The average rent is ing in excess of $1 million a year
v from $30 to $35 a month .
under the Leased Housing program. Carrollton , Hinesville and
One of the advan tages of Marietta already are p2.rticipatleased housing, according to ing in the program, he sa id , and
Morris Bryan, chief of the East Point, Decatur and DeLeased Housing section in Kalb County have gotten conHUD's Atlanta office , is th at bracts within th e last 6') days.
the complexes don't have that
Many more Geo rgia cities are
"housing proj ect look" and expec:tecl to go und er contrnct.
many tenants who would n' t live within the next 30 to 90 · dc1ys,
in a proj ec t will li ve in the Bryan said.
lease d housing.
IT'S "INSTANT"
The Leased Housing program
is called "Instant Housing"
beca use housing auth orif.ies can
lease already existing housing- '
new or old-and move families
ri ght into the unit.
Aiilanta needs more three, four
~nd five-bedroom apartme nts,
eccording to Ray Braswell,
leased housing manager for the
Atlanta Housing Authority, and
the Lease d Housing program can
provide th em. In one apartm ent i
compl ex, he said, the l)Wners
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d.
Architectural advic
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Counseling service to property o ners ; and,
f.
Perhaps a person to maintain close li-a ison
itb the
loc 1 builders , developers and repair firms .
nd
ssistance .
Of course, over 11 responsibility nd supervision for operation
• of the Center should b
ssigned to on qu lifi d individu l (I
ould suggest a e ber of th Housing Code Division of th Building
Dep rtm nt of the City) .
lso,
stand rds
ex cution
noti s to
l f el very trongly that ones t of r habilitation
n1t or th ent i re odel Citi s should be est bllsbed for
y oth the Housing Authority and th City; and that initial
prop rty owenrs to reb bilitat their daellings to
t
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th City of Atlanta ,
ctual processing
the 1 ga 1 require•
City , if no ssary,
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lat r date to insu:r oo pl1ano. Thi will avoid ncounterin
t nsiv ti e d la1s and costly r petition of ff.o rt in proc e in
r h bilitation uotic s originally is ued by th Housing A tbority
lnsp ctors , but bicb · y 'V ntu lly hav to b turn d ov r to th
City to enforc in ord r to obt in compli nc •
.r equired st ndai-d's should be issu d in tbe n e of
r g rdl ss o-f who or under hose jurisdictton the .
nd execution is ocomplieh d. 'T his 1 to provict
nts nee s ry to invok th Polio Po rs of tb ·
11 s Com eric 1
es &nti l coordin tion
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Coordin tor
�URBAN
EAST
Housing Consultants
James S. Robinson. president
900 Peac htree Street
Atlanta. Georgia 30309
Phone 404 875-0781
October 17, 1968
Mr. James L. Wright, Jr .• Director
Physical Planning
Model Cities
673 Capitol Avenue, S. W.
Atl anta , Georgia 30310
Dear Jim :
In accordance with our recent meeti ng I hope that the information
be low wi ll further elaborate on my estimations of the functions
of an experimental housing center" in the Model Cities area.
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Fi r st. I feel t hat the center should be closely identified with
the people an d housing problems of t he model cities area.
Furthennore , i ts program component s and policies should be reflections of the probl ems as the citi zens see t hem, and thus
interpreted into a realisti c pl an of acti on by competent professi onals. Secondly, I would suggest t hat you explore the
possibility of rehabil i tating a residentia l structure wi t hin
the Model Ci tie s area to house (office} the program staff.
This would give a vi sual symbol of what can be done with some
of the huge ol d structures and in addition would bring the
staff closer to the housing problems of the area. I am sure
that there are other advantages t o such a move.
Thirdly, in tenns of program components, I suggest for consideration the following organizational arrangement for the center:
A Housina Policy Corm1ittee - to be selected by
the res i ents of t he area. Broad func t ions would
include policy making, negotiating with public
and private organizations and agencies for solutions
to specific housing problems in the area. It
would be composed of several subcorrmittees to
deal directly with problems and issues, including
rel ocat ion, real estate, zoning and building,
heal th and fire hazards, renting and purchasing,
codes enforcement , site sel ections, demoli t ion ,
rehabil itati on, and housing discrimination pat t erns .
Th i s group woul d decide on types of programs
tha t wou l d best serve the need s of the Mode l Ci ties
area .
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Housin~ Center Coord i nator - admin i stration and
supervision of ent i re housing program and staff :
staffs the Housing Policy Committee and assigns
�appropriate staff to sub-committees, maintains
_liason with other housing-related agencies in the
· city, keeps abreast of and advises on all local
and federal housing programs, attends neighborhood
meetings, and reports directly to the physical
Planning Director on problems, progress, and
specific needs in the area of housing. Encourages
other local housing development corporations to
provide assistance to Model Cities groups.
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3.
Infonnation Specialist '- Reports directly to the
Housing Coordinator; compiles data, conducts
research on housing and economic development
programs in Atlanta and throughout the nation.
Maintains up-to-date index on characteristics of
all structures, sites, and plans in the Model Cities
area. Maintains internal records of all activities
_related to the housing centers. Assembles and
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interprets infonnation so that it can be understood
by the residents. Conducts an ongoing public
relations campaign. Designs training literature
and programs in housing to be utilized by the
residents. In conjunction with the Economic
Development Specialist, he repeats the above function .
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Housing .Counselor - Reports directly to the Housing
Coordinator, provides counseling services to the
residents in relationship to legal problems,
evictions, improvement loans and financing, purchasing and renting, . budgeting, and any type of
citizens complaints.


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Major i nd Minor Rehab Specialist - Reports directly
to the Housing Coordinator. Advises home owners,
t enants, and landlords on the extent of repair
necessary for minimum code standards, provides free
cost esti mates, inspects buildings for fire and
hea l t h ha za rds , conducts self-help housing repair
classes. Shoul d know generally the cost classi f ications
of all building materials and real estate, and
should have knowledge of code regulations .
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.)( 6. Community Organization Spec ialis t - Reports directly
to the Housing Coordinator. Inves t igates the nat ure
of hou sing issues that concern t he residents and
organizes citi zens ' suppo r t to solve specific problems. Organizes t enant un ions, housing cooperatives,
and l imited di vi dend -- and nonp rof it housi ng corporations. Assists these groups i n ta king advantage
of hous i ng programs. Also organizes block groups
where needed, and emphas i zed the importance of
corrrrnunity awareness of conditions and ways to
correct these conditions through mass organization
and cooperation.
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Economic Development Specialist - Reports directly
to the Housing Coordinator -- In conjunction with
the Information Specialist develops programs for
economic rehabilitation of selected commercial
areas. Desi g·ns his approach to insure corrrnuni ty
controlled and operated corrrnercial outlets, and
local entrepreneurship. persuades local colleges
' and universities to conduct training programs for
residents interested in small business management, etc.
Keeps abreast with small business financing, and
improvement loans. In conjunction with the
commuQity organization specialist organizes ~usiness
cooperatives and development corporations of a
profit nature.
ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST
Rehabilitation of Center
Housing Coordinator
Information Specialist
Economic Development Specialist
Housing Counselor
Rehab. SpecialistCommunity Organization Specialist
Supplies
Utilities and Maintenance
Furniture and Office Equipment
One Admi ni strati ve ·s ecretary
Two Program Secretaries
Travel
(Fixed)
$ 4,000
12,000
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a.ooo
(Fixed)
7,500
6,500
7.500
2,000
4,000
4,000
4,000
3,500
2,000
$73,000
As you may gather, I have endeavored to make my comments as
.comprehens'i ve as possible. Needless to say, what I have proposed
will require a great deal of re-thinking. However I do think
that this proposal embodies some of the essential ingredients
of a good housing and corrmunity development program.
If r· can be of further assistance to you, please feel free to
contact me.
Very truly yours,
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Carl Ware
Vice President
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National Housing Partnerships
~he 1968 Act authorized the creation of a National Housing

Corporation, and a system of national housing partnerships,

to meet the national need for low- and moderate- income housing .
The Act provides for the formation of a national consortium
of major industrial and financial companies to build low- and
moderate-income housing, the capital for the consortium being
subscribed by these companies.
Although the housing industry
is one of the largest in the nation, there is no single
existing entity which accounts for more· than one-third of one
percent of the market, and few firms carry on activities of a
national scale.
The proposed consortium is envisioned as a
dynamic input for lower-income housing that is now lacking.
The consortium would be organized as a limited partnership,
and the Corporation would serve as the general partner of the
limited partnership.
Larger investors in the consortium
might invest, for example, ten percent o f their commitment in
shares of the corporation and agree to provide the balance as
direct partners' investments in the limited partnership.
Large corporations would thereby involve themselves in meet ing
the need for more low- a nd moderate- income housing by investing
in the consortium rather than actively using their personnel
to produce the housing.
�-32The Congressionally chartered corporation, along with its
shareholders, will enter i~to a real estate limited partnership
that would participate with local partners in the building of
housing units with subsidies under federal housing p rog rams.
The partnership may provide up to 25 percent of the initial
equity investment unless the Corporation determined that
more was needed because the necessary investment is not readily
obtain a b l e f rom oth e r responsible inv estors res iding o r doi n g
business in the lo ca l commu ni t y.
The financial feasibility of this proposal is based upon
exi st ing rea l estate practice and tax
law.
Most mul t i -family
housing p r ojects, including low- a nd moderate - i ncome proj e cts
eligible fo r federal assistance of various . kinds, realize little
or no net cash return from operations during the project' s l i f e.
Eowe v e r, t h e owne rs o f a ny project are entitle d to take
d epreciation d educ t i ons on the f ul l cost of t h e bui ldi n g .
Mo re-
over , under e x isting tax law, depreciation may be taken in
various a ccel erat e d fo r ms, so that substantial amoun ts ar e
d e duc tible i n early y ear s of the project' s l ife .
These d epreci a -
tion deductions plus other deductions result in substantial book
los ses fo r the firs t
ten ye ar s or longe r.
un der existing tax l aws , proj e c t own ers may u se these book
l o sses t o o ffset o t h er income in computin g a n n u a l t axes .
Fo r
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this reason, Llany project owners are willing to make investments that result in boo~ losses in the early years of the
project, since these losses reduce the amount of tax currently
payable on other income.
Each dollar of book loss would reduce
the sponsor's current taxes on other income by an amount

varying from 50 cents for a corporation to as high as 70 cents
for indi~iduals.
Accordingly, many housing projects today
are directly owned either by corporations or by individuals
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possessing other income.
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partnerships to pass through such tax losses to the partners.
The Internal Revenue Code allows
The consortium is proposed to achieve the following
purposes:
a.
To attract new financial resources from roajor corporate
enterprises to an instrument organized primarily for the production of housing for low- and moderate-income families;
b.
To increase substantially the volume of production
of such housing over levels pr~sently attainable;
c.
To attract and to develop managerial and professional
talent able to work knowledgeably and s ens itively with housing
programs at all levels of government;
d.
To use economies anticipated from large-scale production
to introduce systematic innovations that will reduce costs
and improve the design of low- and moderate-income housing;
e.
To conduct appli e d research and provide technical
assistance in connection with its activities.
�-34.The Corporation is thus intended to become a national
"yardstick for the application of systematic but sensitive
techniques to materials fabrication and assembly, labor
and contractor relationships, management and occupant
relationships--the entire range of economic, social and
aesthetic implications of subsidized housing.
The creation of the consortium opens up the possibility
of locally organized, broadly based profit motivated development groups receiving technical assistance (architectural
and legal service) and financial investment from this national
source.•
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PROJECT DATA

October 3, 1968
Wheat Street Gardens - 221 d (3)
N-P Spon. - Wheat Street Baptist Churc
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NP & RS


1 280 units - all 2 Br. $74.00 up


Water Furnished
-$71.00 down
(Completed befpre current program started)


2 84 units


- 48 1 Br. $79.00
36 3 Br. $98.00
Cost $10,912/U (FHA Com.)


3 108 units


3 Br. $14~.oo {RS $80.00/mo.)
6% interest
Cost $12,500/U (FHA Com.)
Friendship Center
208 units
(16 U/A)
221 d (3) N-P - N-P Spon. - Friendship Baptist Churcl
34 1 Br. $87.50.
Developer - Celotex Corp.
95 2 Br. $101.00 Builder - Rogers Const. Co.
30 3 Br. $115.00
49 T.H. $107.00
Central Air Conditioning
Utilities Furnished
Stove & Refrigerator Furnished
Cost $10,812/U (FHA Com.)
College Plaza
96 units
221 d (3) LD
Builder- Randen Construction Co.
96 Units all 2 Br. $75.95
Water Furnished
Stove and Refrigerator Furnished
Permit for Const. Cost $8,255/U
Allen Temple


1 151 units


221
100
50
1
d (3) N-P
N-P Spon. - Allen Temple AME Church
2 Br. $62.00
3 Br. $7 9. 00
Manager's Apt.


2


222 units
142 2 Br. $68.00
80 3 Br. $80.00


3


208 unit s
2 Br. $88.50
3 Br. $99.50
Cost $11,566/U (FHA Com.)
London Towne Hous es
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2

3

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units
36
48
48
68
221 d (3) Co- op
8 1 Br . $63. 00
61 2 Br . $69. 00
122 3 Br. $84. 00
9 4 Br. $1 09 . 00
6 Model Units to select from.
Must sell before const. starts
$10.00 application fee
$135.00 Down Payment
No. Closin~ Costs
N- P Spon. - FCH, Inc.
Bu i lder-Diamond & Kaye
Purchase Price
(Incls. Tax, Ins u rance & Outside
Main t enance)
Avera ge Cost $14,078/U (FHA Com.)
�London Towne Houses (Cont.'d)


Mortgage Interest

Real Estate Taxes


Mortgage Principal
Maintenance
Reserve Funds
Administration
Landlord's profit


tax deductible items



43%
16%
19%
12%
5%
5%
0%
100%
McDaniel Street - Public Housing
650 Units
310 Completed 7-25-68
340 Under Construction
Built on Urban Renewal Land
Average Cost approximately $14,500/U
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�CITY OF .ATLANT.A
October 4, 1968
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
!VAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
• MEMORANDUM
To:
CECIL A. ALEXANDER. Chairman
Housin g Resources Committee
MALCOLM D. JONES
Housing Coordinator
Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
Director of Governmental Liaison
Reference is made to your Memo of September 20 and Bill Wofford's
letter of September 12 to Mayor Allen pertaining to difficulties
encountered in Housing Code enforcement in the Cooper-Glenn area.
FHA has recently liberalized its policy by relaxing its requirements for mortgage insurance. This should help. A copy of the
liber al ized policy is attached.
The billion dollar commitment by the Insurance Industry to the
President for purchase of mortgages in hard-core and previously
uninsurable areas, should also assist somewhat in this field. However,
insurance companies are still extremely reluctant to make the loans
without FHA insured mortgages.
The Housing Act of 1968 has liberalized the requirements for
direct 3% Federal Loans, under Section 312 of the Act, and has increased
maximum Federal Grants, under Section 115, for rehabilitation from
$1,500 to $3,000 for needy home owners. However, both the Federal
Loans and Grants are still limited to certain areas; these are:
Urban Renewal areas, Code Enforcement areas, Neighborhood Development
Pr ogram areas, Section 117 areas (which require little acquisition),
Certified areas (See sub-par. (B)(i), Section 509) and the so-called
"Fair P lan° areas (See Section 1211 of the Act and sub-par. (C)(i),
Section 509).
At present, it appears that the Cooper-Glenn area .. does not
automa tically qualify under any of the above indicated Sections of
the Act; and if sufficient improvement is made in the area through
rehabilitation, this could still poss ibly prevent subsequent
qualification of the area for an Urban Renewal Project. This has
been confirmed by a Federal official.
I have been advised by Mr. Phillip Johnson of the Rehabilitation
Loans and Grants Branch of Renewal Assistance Administration of
HUD, the mere fact that this or other areas are included in Atlanta's
Model Cities area is insuff~cient within itself to enable property
owners to qualify for assistance under the 1968 National Housing Act;
that perhaps the simpliest and quickest means of qualifying the
�Mr. Dan E . Sweat, Jr.
October 4, 1968
Page 2
the Cooper-Glenn area, as well as other similar areas, for direct
Federal Loans and Grants would be through the filing and Federal
approval of an application for a "Certified" area; and further,
that in order to qualify for direct 3% Federal Loans and Rehabilitation
Grants, the property involved must be residential and owner-occupied;
definite boundaries must be established for the area; the area must
be eligible for Urban Renewal within a three (3) year period; and
the City must demonstrate its ability to meet its share of the Urban
Renewal costs within that length of time; and the Federal authorization
will be limited to a l year's duration. A,,owner-occupied residential
structure may comprise 1-4 units; the Federal Loans and Grants are
100%. However, administration of applications and follow through,
except in Urban Renewal areas, must be borne 100% by City funds; and
the individual applications must be processed by a City designated
LPA and filed with the Rehabiliation Loans and Grants Branch of the
Renewal Assistance Administration of HUD at 645 Peachtree.
Even though the application for a Certified area may be approved
by HUD, I have been informed that the Federal authorizat·ion for
expenditures is still extremely limited and funds may not be a'\Eli.lable
until additional funding by Congress.
The "Fair Plan" to which reference is made in sub-par. (C)(i),
Section 509 and Section 1211 of the Act (See "Fair Plan", page 83,
Public Law 90-448) requires the passage by the State of Fair Act
legisl a tion. To d ate, no State has passed such legislation and only
one State : is .workipg on it.
If and when the State passes the required
Fair Act legislation, specific areas will not then have to qualify
as "Certified" areas.
It thus appears that the liberalization of extending the direct
3% F ederal Loans and increasing t _h e Federal Grants to $3 1 000 will
not apply on a City wide basis (but will apply only within certain
specif i ed areas discussed above); that it can only be ta k en advantage
of on a city wid e ba s is when and after the State Fair Act ha s bee n
enacted by the St a te Leg isl at ure.
All of t he above has been derived f r om curr ent interpre tati ons
of the Act b y those in HUD who have at tended speci al b r i e fing conferences
in Washington on provisi ons o f the Ac t .
It is still wi thou t
interpreting administrativ e mater i al .
To me, this a l l appears t o b o il d o wn to this: Federal Assistance
in the form of Direct Loans and Rehabilitation Grants to owneroccupants of residential properties can only be obtained in Urban
Renewal areas , Code Enforcement areas, Neighborhood Development Program
areas, Certified areas, Section 117 areas and Fair Plan areas, only
one type of which currently exists in Atlanta i.e. Urban Renewal areas.
�Mr. Dan E . Sweat, Jr.
October 4, 1968
Page 3
Furthermore, it is also quite clea r that Atlanta does not have enough
time nor money to qualify all of its slum areas for Federa l assistance;
and that it is a fallacy to deliberately hold in suspense any area
which is in need of substantial residential improvement, whj}e hopefully
waiting for e x tensive direct Federal assistance.
I f we are to eliminate the slums and put ever y family in a d ecent,
safe and sanitary dwel l ing, as the Mayor has indicated, in a 5-yea r
period, or even within the next 10 years, in addition to such Federal
Assistance as may become aw l able in any of the various type Federal
approved areas which may be designated, the following steps are necess ary:
A.
The Hous ing Code and a p propr iate Sanitary
Re g ul at ions will hav e to be rig orously enf orce d
in a ll areas o f the City <w h ic h are not d efini te l y
s ch-;Tu ed £o r acq u isition wit h i n the next 1 - 2
ye a rs) a g ainst pro p ert y owne rs who are abl e t o pay
( and also a ga ins t t enants , a s approp r i a te ) f or the
ne c e s sary imp r oveme n t s .
( As Bi ll Wo ff o rd ' s l e tter
states, th is i s not be ing done now in all areas of
the City.)
B.
The Zoning Or d inanc e should be amend e d t o perm i t
stru:tu r a l cha n ges in No n - Co nfo r mi ng Us e Re sidential
property (if used f o r resid ential pu rpo ses) to meet
full requirements o f the Ho using .
(This would
e nc o urage i mpr ov e me nt o f res id e nt ia l pr o p er ti es ,
rather than perpetuating slum conditions. This was
recently unsuc cessful l y recommended by the HRC.
c.
Churches and N6n- Profi t Orga nizations wi l l have to
financially assist those home owners who are not
financial l y able to p i y f or the required improvements;
a nd,
D.
I n order to improv e residential environment in ma ny
areas, the City should adopt a Commercial and
I ndus trial Code.
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Hous ing
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�DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
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FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20411
ASSISTANT SECRETARY-COMMISSIONER
August 2, 1968
68-8

TO:
ALL APPROVED MORTGAGEES
SUBJECT:
RELAXATION OF MORTGAGE INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
We have just notified our insuring offices that FHA, with
the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, now has a
congressional mandate to allow every valuator in the agency
to perform his function in determining value in many areas
without t .he administrative limitations of "economic soundness"
and "economic life."
The new act eliminates any limitation
upon FHA participation in inner city areas on account of
neighborhood blight or the age of the properties.
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FHA insurance programs are to be used everywhere, provided
only that the individual property meets eligibility requirements which have been sufficiently broadened by the new act
to iimit rejection only to those instances where a property
has so deteriorated or is subject to such hazards, noxious
odors, grossly offensive sights or excessive noises that the
physical improvements are endangered or the livability of
the property or the health or safety of its occupants are
seriously affected.
A property will be deemed to be an
acceptable risk when a market exists and the property is
free of the above cited dangers.
FHA's mission is clear.
It is to meet the housing needs
of all people.
We ask for the cooperation of all FHA
approved mortgagees in the fulfillment of this mission.
FHA mortgage insurance will adequately protect the mortgagee's investment, and the careful professional work
of our valuators will further protect the mortgagee's
and the Secretary's interests.
With your help, we will
effectively broaden the housing choices available to all
of the public and lessen the blight upon c e rtain properti e s
and areas that the denial of financing benefits can impose.
Sincerely yours,
~r/~
Phi lip N. Br owns t ein
Ass i stant Secretary- Commissioner
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HUD-Wash., D. C.
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�CITY OF .ATLANTA.
September 20, 1968
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Cod e 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR ., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assi stant
MRS. ANN M. MOS ES, Exec utive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR ., Director of Gove rnm ental Li aiso n
MEMORANDUM
To:
Col. Malcolm Jones
From:
Dan Swea~
The attached letter from Bill Wofford to Mayor Allen raises
certain problem areas which you are well familiar with.
I believe, however, that certain provisions of the new Housing
Act will allow us to overcome some of the problems with
enforcing the code in areas which mi ght become future urban
renewal projects.
I believe the new H o using Act will allow us to go ahead with
code e nforcement without jeopardizing any urban renewal
credits and will now also allow application of the loan and grant
. program.
Would you give me your thoughts along these lines?
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�CITY OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
800 CITY HALL
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
September 12, 1968

WILLIAM R. WOFFORD, P.E., R.A.
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INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
ELMER H. MOON, E.E., P.E.
ASST. INSPECTOR OF BUILDINGS
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Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
City of Atlanta Mayor
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Sir:
Re:
Report Concerning Cooper-Glenn Area
The Building Department Housing Code Division is making every effort to
eliminate hazardous and unsafe conditions in the above area by making
inspections and notifying the owners of requirements necessary to make
structures safe and sanitary or to demolish the building.
We have not insisted upon full compliance with the Housing Code in the
above area inasmuchas most of the property is slated for acquisi t ion and
demolition under the Model Cities Program.
To date , t he Department has s ent out notices effecti ng one hundred and
sevent y- seven structures consisting of approxima tely four hundred living
units. Fort y- seven buildings have been complied by rehabilitation and
thirt y -five have been demolished. Thirteen owners have been in court and
e i ght y- one bui ldings are currently being repaired.
Hous ing Code enfor cement i n t he above area has been most dif fi cu lt
because:
( a) Delay in app rova l of f unds f or t he acquisition of properties by
the Hou s ing Authority for the purchase of a s chool and park s ite located
east of Whitehal l Terrace, S. w.
{b) Property owners and re s idents of the area are aware of future
Model Cities plan and feel that their property may be acquired and that
rehabilitation might cause them an undue expenditure which they may not
later recover if the property is acquired.
�,
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
September 12, 1968
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(c) Lending institutions are reluctant to lend money in the above
disadvantaged area for home improvement purposes •

(d} Insurance policies have been canceled on structures because of
the possibility of civil disturbances.
We are continuing to make every effort to improve the above areao By
riding through this section many vacant lots where buildings have been
demolished can be seen and improvements in housing is progressing under
the handicaps mentioned above. Some bad housing is being demolished to
make way for future commercial projects.
Very truly yours,
w.
R. Wofford
Building Official
WRW:gs
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CITY HALL
68 Mitchell Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303 - Telephone 522-4463
Executive De partmen t
Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor
Sam V. Massell, Jr., Vice Mayor
Col~ Malcolm D. Jones, Housing Coordinator
Dan E. Sweat, Jr., Director of Governmental Liaison
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Department of Buildings
W. F.
E. F.
W. H.
Wylie
Wofford, Chief Building Inspector
Wise, Chief Electrical Inspector
Goodwin, Assistant Chief Electrical Inspector
W. Mitchell, Chief Plumbing Inspector
Department of Planning
Collier B. Gladin, Director
Building Committee
George Cotsakis, Chairman
150 Otley Drive NE, Atlanta, Georgia - 874-4768
. Housing Resources Committee
Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman
44 Broad Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 - 688-3313
Col. Malcolm D. Jones (also shown under Executive Department).
Aldermen
Rodney M. Cook, Chairman, Aldermanic Housing Committee
34 - 10th Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia
·Tel.: 892-1561
E. Gregory Griggs (Committee member, Model City Program)
2710 Apple Valley Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia
Tel.: 233-4162
G. Everett Millican (Committee member, Model City Program)
500 Bishop Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia
Tel.: 351-5074
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Q. V. Williams on (member> Aldermanic Housing Committee)
855 Hunter Stree t NW
Atlanta, Ge org ia
Tel.: 522-5895
Model Ci t y Pr ogr am
673 Ca pitol Avenue SW
Atlanta, Georgi a 30315
Telephone: 524-8876
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J. c. Johnson, Director
James L. Wright, Jr., Physical Planning Coordinator
E. Gregory Griggs, Committee member (also shown under Aldermen)
G. Everett Millican, Committee member (also shown under Aldermen)
Atlanta Housing Authority
Suite 824 - Hurt Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel.: 523-6024
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M. B. Satterfield,
Executive Director
Lester H. Pe~sells~ Associate Executive Director
Gilbert H. Boggs, Director of Housing
Howard Openshaw, Director of Redevelopment
Edwin L. Sterne> Chairman
639 Trust Company of Georgia Building, Atlanta, Ga. 30303 - 525-5591
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Chamber of Commerce:
Housing & Redevelopment Committee
George W. Kennedy, Chairman
P. o. Box 4655
Atlanta, Georgia 30302
Tel.: 588-7231
Denver D. Gray, Vice Chairman
702 Peachtree Center Building, Atlanta, Ga. 30303 - 521-1805
Fulton County Commissioners
165 Central Avenue SW
Atlanta, Georgia · 30303
Tel.: 572-2791
James H. Aldredge
Charlie Brown
Walter M. Mitchell
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CITY OF A.TLAI'JT.A
October 29, 1968
CITY HALL
ATLA1'."'TA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
!VAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
CECIL A. ALEXANDER, Chairman
Housing Resources Committee
MALCOLM D. JONES
Housing Coordinator
Dear Members:
Executive Group, Hous.ng Resources Committee,
Housing Coordinating Group (and Guests)
In view of the Workshop on Housing being held by NAHRO on November
6-8 at the Marriott in Atlanta, the Nov.ember meeting of the Executive
Group, HRC and the Low-income Housing Coordinating Group, regularly
scheduled for November 7, will be postponed.
The November meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November
12, in Committee Room No. 2, Second Floor, City Hall.
This meeting will feature a presentation by the Model Cities Staff
to the Model Cities Executive Board of the proposed plans for development
for the Model Cities area. This is very timely and should be interesting
and stimulatin~ especially in view of the new approach to Urban Renewal
known as the "Neighborhood Development Program" recently authorized by
the Housing Act of 1968. This requires planning and execution to be
done simultaneously by increments, approved on a yearly basis. It is
expected that Model Cities will get into the execution phase under this
new concept by January 1, 1969.
In addition to Model Cities, we expect to have a veiy interesting
film, "Cora Street", to show you._ This film was made by ACTION Housing,
Inc. of Pittsburgh. The film features typical slum conditions throughout the nation and shows what is being done in certain cit~es to improve
and correct the situation.
'
Although riot yet definite, we propose to hold the 1968 Annual Meeting
of the HRC (full Committee Membership} on Thursday, Decemb~r 5, at 11:00
· a.m. in Committee Room No. 2, Second Floor, City Hall. _ Please circle
the date on your calendar ~
We expect to have available for the Annual Meeting in December a run
down on the first two years' activities and accomplishments of the Housing
Resources Committee and to present for your consideration some proposals
for future operation of the Committee.
�October 29, 1968
Page 2
We hope that you will be able to attend the meeting on November
12.
A return address postal card is enclosed for your convenience
in informing us whether you expect to attend.
Sincerely,


.%,J.,.,,.;!~~"'-',,,___.Malcolm D. Jones


Housing . Coordinator
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Thursday, October 24, 1968








96-Acre Community Center
In Thomasville Section Planned
By PHIL GARNER
Bids for development of a 96-acre community in the Thomasville urban renewal area were opened by the Atlanta Housing
Authority Thursday.
A ,total of five bids to buy the by the ,housing authority until a
land and . dr;velop it was re- winner has been chosen.
ceived.
Bids submitted:
The winning prop osal will be • Pace Development Corp.;_ of
chosen by out-of-to\vn ex-perts Atlanta, $8.6 million. C.i:> 'l
who were chosen for experience Intedaith, Inc., of Atlanta,
-and accomplishments related ~o $11.1 million. Interfalth, Inc., is
housing clevelopm-ent. Then· an association of 19 Atlanta
names will not b-e made public churches.
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National Homes Corp., of J1aFayette, Ind., $8.7 million.6DD
J . I. Kislak and Boise Cascade, both of Miami, a joint bid
of $11.5 million. 7 "} 1j t.)
Vector Co., Inc., and Merton
Development Co., both of Atlanta, a joint bid of $11.6 million.
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WASHINGTON UPl - The fed- The proposals will be judged
eral Water Pollution O:mtrol Acl- on architecture and developmini'S tra<t-ion has approved three men:t des ign ra-thcr than price.
grants for Georgia totaling
HOWARD OPEN'SHA W, di rec$409,650.
.tor ·of urban renewal for lhe
Eaitonton will get $132,000 for Aitlanta Housing Authority, told
construct.ion of a waste wa ter bidders the new appro ach to
treatment plant and interceptor 'housing development will emsewer. The ,total cost of the ph asize "an economic - social
mix."
project is $422,000.
Thomson will receive $128,160 Atlanta is one of three U.S.
cities receiving initial fed eral
to help build a second ary sew- surrlus
as a res ult of a
age trea,tment plant, an inter- directive land
from .Pres ident Johnceptor sewer aincl a pumping son last year that such land be
, s,tation and force main. To la! diverted for use by the poor
cost of the project is $427,200.
whenever possible.
The Clayton Co unty Water Au- The land consists of parcels
thority will get $149,490 for con- BBl and CCI i:n th e Thomasv ille
struction of an inite,rceptor urban renewal area.
sewer, which will cost $462,000. The bid competition is for an
entire community to includ e
housing, education, recreation,
commerce, streets and utilit:ies.
Three Grou1ts
1-;elp Cities
Cut PoU ution
1
Rally Plan ned
For Ccmdidates
A.t Briarlake
A GOAL OF the development
is to provide housing for a cross
section of the social and economic groups of Atl anty
A "meet-the-candidate" rally
No fewer than 3,000 wuts of ·
for 15 subdivisions in the Briar- the housing must be developed
cliff Elementa ry School area to assure its availabili ty to famihas been scheclule_d for Monday lies of the lowest in come group.
at 7:30 p.m.
· Sites for two primary schools
The rally will be at the Briar- must be designated for use by
lake Elementary School, Briar- the Atlanta Board of Education.
Jake and LaVista Roads, Presi- A small retail commercial area
dent William E. Perrett of the will be developed to serve resiPonderosa Civic Association dents of the surrounding com- .
said.
1munities.
The names of the jury memJ ames \~. Jim Whipkey of hers, their occupations and the
WS~-TV will be maste r of cere- el ate on which they will meet are
momes.
bein g kept se cret by the housAmong those invited to attend in g auth ority to prevent presare E. Ea rl Pat ton Jr. a nd sure upon them, Mr. Opensha w
Herman E. Talm:.clgc, U.S. Sen- sa id.
a te can clicl atcs; Ben B. Black- The housing author ity, howburn and James ~l ackay, can- eve r, must make a fina l decision
didales fo r U.S. representa tive ; base d on the jL!!fs r comm enand DeKa lb Coun ty legislative elation ,rilhin 60 cl ays , accord ing
and commiss ion candidates.
to Mr. Openshaw.
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�October 25, 1968 .
r . James L. right, Jr.
Physic 1 Planning Co ordinator
0d 1 Cities
673 Capi t 1 .A venue, S. •
Atl nta, Georgi
30318
Dear
r.
right:
Reference ts ade to y emor ndum of October 18 to Mr . J . c . Johnson,
odel Citie Dir ctor , and my subs quent di oussion ·ith you re construction .
of lo -cost singl -f mily bouses on sc tt rd lots in th
od l Citi s r a,
a.s
e ns of getting o e tangible housing improv. ments st _rt d .i n th
r a s soon s po sibl •

Y st rday, I talked 1th a r putabl builder
dy nd illing
to construct 1mm di t ly on or more "Imp rial Ho s", on a trial b . sis,
on th ho
oner's lot(s) in th
od 1 Citi s ar , to b fin nc d und r
s ot1on 235 of the 1968 Housing Act. I under t nd th t 11 it:d fund for
thi progr
may b
v :.llable to th local FHA office n st
ppl1c tion c n be m d und r Section 221 d (2) nd
Und r th 235 progr
the o•n r ust occupy a unit of
d lling nd i r u1r d top y 20 of his
( ximu
ortg g 1s $15,000). Tb diff r no b tw
p ym nt nd th
onthly payment on pr1ncip I, int r
(if th purcb s b db n financ d t
ark - int
1 .... 3-,. int r st r t , aooordtng to I mily 11100 ,
ortg
dlr ctly by FHA.
If you
Mod 1 Cit1
ct
Th bu:lld r :L al or ady and willin to purcba e
Model C1ti
r a on hlch to co truct and 11th
purcha r , prov1d1n th l nd c t pr unit i r
rd lot
no
in th
on th ir
lot int
to ualifi
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James L. Wright; Jr.
October 25, 1968





ge 2
Und r this progra it is doubtful that a builder could afford to
p y more than $1_,500 pr unit for th land on str ets which h ve utilities
lre dy inst lled.
$1mil r financing is vailable for r habilit ting r sidential
structures to be sold to own r-occup nts.
It appears that this iS the most feasible ay of getting uch n eded
resid nt1 1 improvements st rted right ay in appropriat portions o:f
the odel Cit1 s rea.
Ve1--y truly yours,
alcolm .D. Jons
Housing Coordinator
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cc:
11.r . Dan E. S e t,· Jr. /
r. Cecil A. Al~ nder
Mr . J.

c.
Johnson
�Spurn·§ Building
By BILL JORDAN
The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1963, or "Omnibus housing law, has bee n referred to as a Marshall Plan for
housing.
Some title or other of the 300-, and passed oh fo partner-buildplus page bill gets in -the news ers.
.
Under Title IU, the act pro,almost daily as another industry
is ,touched in some way, and it vides for FHA .to insure -home
!has been said by ,I.hose with au- improvement loans or loans to
· thori,ty ,that :the bill is, .without finance additions to multi-family .
doubt, the most comprehensive rental projects .that are ·already
housing program in American financed with FHA mortgages,
1history.
Loans are limited to 90 per cent
of FHA's estimate of the value ·
· ( In addition to providing hous- of the improvements and .to an
lng for low-income famili es , the amount not ,to exceed the ..iotal
bill provides for some profit- mortgage limitation when ·added
making oppor,tunities for r eal ,to the mor,tgage balance.
estate men. And, ,as National
Real Estate Board President EASIER TERMS
Lyn E. Davis has pointed out, While providing a means to
there are a ·number of sections improve older areas of the nadesigned .to aid middle-income tion's cities, this ,title also wi ll
families ·a cross the country by stimulate business in the con:
easing ,the stringency in the struction a nd home improvemor:tgage market.
ment business. Easier terms
provide an added incentive to
NOT BY LOB BY
home owners ,to make improveDavis said Jast week -that ments. The top amount on home
these provisions did not result improvement Joans has been
from lobbying effor,ts, but "from raised from $3,500 to $5,000 .
the rca]jza.tion by ·sena1lors and Payoff ,time has been ex.tended
1"epresentatives ,t ha t .~he severe to 7 years and 32 da ys .
tigh te ning in ,the mortgage market In ]966 ,3ffeoted more .thari
The act should result in inthose who wanted ,to buy or sell creased activity in .the construea house-it had a dam pe ning ef- ~lOn of ?ondon:1nium-type housfect on the entire economy and mg, as 1t specifies that a down
created hardships on an exten- ' payment of only 20 per cent of
sive Sp€ctrum of ,the economy." th~ amount of th~ purc~ase
As to profit making, ,the bill r_nce over $20,000 is_ req uired.
open s up a whole new m arket '1 he percenta ge requJred down
for build ers, developers, inves of , _he amount und er $20,000 retors and broke rs as it offers an ma tns the same.
opportunity for home ownership NO LTMIT
The act provid es for mort~
to a segme>nt of ,the population
that could neve r before afford to gages .to be mane available by
own homes.
federal sa vi ngs and loan assoln a copyrighted arlicle, ,the cia tions for mobile homes for
Institute for Business Planning the first ,t(rne~ f ~ n o limit
recen tly outlined some of ,the as.1£Y.rice on these mortgages.
new incentives for the private
All the incentives are too nusector.
merous ,to mention but run all
NEW CORPORATION
t he way from governmentUnder Title IX of ,the iact, a backed property insurance in
,new nationa l housing corpora- high-risk areas to fin ancing aid
tion that is not a federal agency for college building programs.
was treated. The corporation Lyn Davis summed Lt up with
will work with private investors t his statement: ' 'With .the imin a partnership arrangement. prove mcn,t in the mortgage
The partnership · will subscribe market, the innovations created
. up ito 25 per cent of in itial equ i,ty by ,the 1968 Hou sing Act, the
investryients in the developm ent growth in ;the economy and the
of low and moderate housing de- many o.Lhe,r optimistic s igns , invelopments. In adp.~tion large creased availabil ity and accessidiscounts will be obtained by the bilit.y of homes for Americans j,3
corporaitio.n ,through a mass na- like-ly to be the most important
tional group purchasing pool aspect of housing in 1969."
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�October 18, 1968
II
ORA
To :
U
• yor Iv n All
Tb
r pid el
for o• c
D;
Jr .
tt cbed docu ent, LPA L tter o .
r uc of slu pocket in Atl nta
for
site
54, provid
nd r
velop
Lo -cot Public Itou in.
d
rd
lify,
tb
C
cb n
tb
to
111
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Tb
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r tb City o • · t of it

3.
ar
for - uch n
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b:,;.
or: t
le
th la
profitabl
0
, hie ar
i
practlc 1
occur i
fore
1
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ap 11catlon u
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1.
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obt 1 · bl
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ir incl

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�Mayo r Ivan Alle,n , J r .
Pag
Two
Oct ober 181, 1968
East Atl nta. a nd a ll of Clar ndale be included in t h
fir s t ye r ' s program.
Th l tter h
substantial white suppor t i.n the 11 ighborhood and b e cause
of it . loc: tion is import _nt to the pr o gr r.n f r beyond its s i ze .
2.
In the proj ct pplication for the po:ttion of Plunk ttown w ithin the City
limits of Atl nta, and similar portions of other ar e , that doc\ll'Ile ntation
in th
pplic.a tion include provi s i on that if ntl wb n Urb n Ren wal
project pl ans for ny of th ar·e.as ar adopt d and approved th' t c quisiti on
may then star t promptly in such ar a ( ) ,(du~ing the first ye r ' progr
)
in h rdship c s
3.
That th entir Mod 1 Citi s r a be ineluded in the first year ' NOP
pp.Uc _tion, in ord r
. t applic: 'bl e home o n rs in th ,n tir are may
q
ify for and b ni fit from F de r 1 R . h b ilttation A si tant in the £oTm
of 3~ d b~ ct Feder 1 L
an.cl $ , 000 F d r 1 Grant . Thi e ill not b
pos· ible· unl
. Model Citi
(it ualifie ) i includ d ht the NOP .
4.
That r h bilitation in the odel Citi
ceonipli hed by th City,
rather than by tb Hou. lng Authority, utilizing both th City
d Housing
Authority Inspector . Thi i b li ved to b th most f
lbl proc dur
ln vl
of the xt nt of curr nt tr
d otalf a.vailabl
nd hould produc
th f;- et t reaults.. (Th Ho sing Authority
s origl Uy glv n r pon ibillty
for ~
bilita.tion in Urb
R n
proj ct , wh n the City .h a only 5 Hou.aln
Co
ln•p ctor and the Fed r 1 Ciove:rnm nt . otild eontribut 2 / 3 of th coet
of th . Jn p ctoTs in Urb n R n wal arc a but not in th r · t of th city.
m.uat
Ho v r , th Ho\1 . in Authority ha no u.thority fol' ~nforc m•nt
call upon th City to . rci• itli P olic Po · r in enf rein difficult

r habit lb.ti.on
S.
c
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T t t. Hou.ins Co
tation Stand r d 1n th
t1 rl r q uired l 8' OP1Wl"
Cit! • a:r
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6.

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L
er
o. 4 4
tfully •
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20410
April 9, 1968
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY
FOR RENEWAL AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE
LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCY LETTER NO. 454
SUBJECT:
(SUPERSEDES NO. 281~)
Using the Urban Renewal Program to Provide Low Cost
Public Housing Sites
To encourage housing for low-income families, it is HUD policy to
use the urban renewal program to provide sites for low-rent public
housing, and to expedite the provision of such housing. (See LPA Letter
No. 418 for a discussion of HUD policy pertaining to the designation of
urban renewal projects for "priority consideration" if they contribute
to the national goal of expanding the housing supply for low and
moderate income fmnilies.)
C
Use of the urban renewal program to provide such sites is particularly advantageous in high-cost housing areas since it absorbs the
Vhigh cost of acquisition of built-up land, site cle~rance and relocation.
In addition, project property for low-rent public housing is made available at the special prices provided under Section 1O7(b) of the Housing
Act of 1949, as amended.
In areas with high per-unit costs, where public housing is necessary
as a relocation resource to serve other urban renewal projects, the
Department will give special consideration to Survey and Planning Applications for se~arate single-purpose public housing site p rojects, or
other projects involving substantial amounts of public housing.
!
These projects may acquire and clear sites, or acquire housing for
rehabilitation by a Local Housing Authority (LEA) for low-rent public
housing. Several techniques may be used separately, or in combination,
to expedite the carrying out of such projects:
~.
Hanclling of such sites or L,ousing as single-purpose urban
renewal projects.
2.
Acquisition of land under an Early Land Acquisition Loan.
3.
Carrying out project execution activities with local funds
during the planning stage.
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2
1.
~
4.
Priority staging of acquisition, site preparation work, and
land disposal during the execution stage.
5.
Arranging for site preparation work to be carried out by
the IJIA.
PUBLIC HOUSWG SITES PS SEPARATE URBAN RENEWAL PROJECTS
An urban renewa.l pro~ ·c t for the exclusive use of low-rent public
housing is particularly useful to meet the relocation housing needs of
low-income families in other urban renewal projects. Such a singlepurpose project may be separat.ed in planning from another urban renewal
project or may be in a separate location.
i
While such a project must meet basic urban renewal requirements,
it may be planned and carried out much more rapidly, and simply, than
. multiple - use projects.
Jyoject area selectj.on--Aside from eligibility factors, planning
considerations are limited to the suitability and the boundaries
of the project area for housing uses.
.
prban renewal pla.u--The urban renewal plan and the report on
planning proposa.ls will be very simple. The l snd use plan vi.11
.be limited to a single use , residential, and the controls and
other elements of the plan and report will be correspondingly
simplified.
~~nd Di spo~al--Since the real property will be connnitted to a
single public use, land utilization and marketability studies
and reports, evidence of mortgage fi nancing and certain other
documentation will not be pertinent.
Since the weal Housing Authority is committed, at an a.greed price,
to purche.se the site from the LPA, before Part II of the Lo3ll and
Grant Application is approvea., disposition activities related to the
public housing project or site will be comparatively minor during
the execution phase. They will consist primarily of appraisal and
price determinations, in accordance with the provisions of Section
107(b), and preparation of disposition instruments.
FinanciA,_~ plan~..rr'he noncash local grant-in~aid credit for the local
public housing contribution, under Section 107(b) of the Housing Act
of 1949, as amended by the Housing Act of 1964, may provide the loca.l
share of net project cost of the urban renewal project. Therefore,
no further commitments for financing the local share may be necessary.
This does not, of course, preclude the funlishing by the locality of
additional noncash grants- in- aid for pooling purposeso
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2. . ACQJlISITl ON OF Ll\Jfil UNDER EARLY LOJ-ID ACQUISITION LOAN
If early land acquisition activities are pennitted by State or
local law, the LPA mey apply for an Early Land Acquisition Loan to
finance the acquisition of. land, property management, relocation of
site occupants, and demolition and site clearance during the planning
stage.
When land is to be disposed of for low-rent public housing,
a commitment by the LHA, . guaranteed by the Department of Housing E!Jld
Urban Development (DJHUD) under an Annual Contribution Contract (Ace),
to assume responsibility for any loss to the Federal Government if an
urban renewal project is not carried out, will be accepted in lieu qf
a commitment by the local governing bogy.
Early land acquisition will expedite the completion of site
preparation work, and delivery of the site for the public housing
project after execution of the loan and grant contract.
3. CARRY nm
C
our
EXECUTION ACTIVITIBS WITH LOCAL FUNDS DURrnG PLAlUUNG
If it will contribute to the acceleration of the acquisition,
preparation and• disposal of low-rent public housing sites, HUD may
issue a "Letter of Consent" a:cthorizing the LPA to undertake these
activities ·with locaJ. funds during the planning staee.
t/
.
A .,Letter of Consent 11 (as used for this and other purposes) is
merely a determination that expenditures made by the LPA in carrying
out the specified activities will not be excluded f'rom gross project
cost solely be'cause they were incurred prior to the effective date of
a contract for loan and grant, or the issuance of a project expenditures budget. However, for the costs to be eligible for inclusion
in gross project cost, the .activities authorized by the Letter must
be carried out in f'ull confonnance with all HUD policies and requirements applicable under an executed contra ct for loan and grD.nto
The LPA should consult with the HUD Regional Office concerning
the requirements to be met before a "Letter of Consent" mey be issued.
4. PRIORITY
STAGING
OF PROJECT EXECUTION ACTIVITIES
The LPA mey give priority to the acquisition, preparation, and
disposal of low-rent public housing sites in multi-purpose projects
during the execution stage.
While this will not permit as much acceleration as the carrying
out of separate single- purpose public housing projects, the construction
and colliJ )letion of ne.w public hoµsing frequently can be . carried out
whil~ acquisition, relocation, ·rehabilitation, and site clearance
(
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activ~ties are still underway in other .parts of the project.
Frequently, activities can be expedited in both . single-purpose
and multi-purpose projects. For example, the HUD Regional Office
may authorize the LPA to contract for second land acquisition
appraisals prior to the submission of Part I of the loan and grant
applications if:
5. '
(1)
the boundaries of the low-rent public housing site
have been finuly established1
(2)
the public housing use is consistent with the urbaii
renewal plan being prepared for the project area, and
(3)
such action is necessary to assure completion of the
appraisal vork before execution of the loan and grant
contract.
SITE CLEARANCE AND PREPARA.TION BY LOCAL HOUSlliG AlJrH0RITY
i
In some cases, considerable time mey be saved if the LHA carries
out site clearance and preparation actiyj_ties. The lJIA may carry out
site clearance and preparation activities under a ~ontract or other
-written agreement (see Urban Renewal Manual, Section 30-2-1); or
land in the low-rent public housing site may be disposed of with
existing improvements, and responsibility for site clearance e.nd
preparation activities included in the LHA's contract with Housing
Assistance Administration.
l
In any case, the LPA is responsible for carrying out r elocation
of site occupants and making r elocation peyments in accordance with
the approved Relocation Program using its ovm staff or contracting
\Tith the LHA or othe r s_gency. The LPA shall not disnose of in..iproved
land in the low- rent public housing site before the buildings have
be@n ·vacated .
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143.215.248.55....
Don Hummel
Assistant Se cretary
HUD-Wash., D. C.
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�Octo
r 18, 1968
. J . D. J ohn on, Director
Mod 1 Cities Pro r m
673 C pitol Ave-nu ., S.
tl t , G or l 30312
r Johmi.y:
Ye•t r ay I vi lte th
t
c1ory oft
t aud secttonall
o. 00 to 45, ooo~. •
•C
ufacturer
·-.u.•111:u.iu.t
in prtc f:rom
b al
or l ,
••

�r . J ohn -0n
p,
T,.-vo,
Octo
1!'
18, l <,68
Mr .. Ciuataf'sol\ c:lairns that the:r is r
on bl profit in th e hous
for lo
builders
d
t normally
mall hou can 'b · {ram d up in
day
d trimmed out i
other day.
that all of thee hou a m et both FHA nd VA
d th t FH.A · W losure th mort ag
hottse
p to
ufactuzer lil'ta
of v•c
lUn
• •• to o nd .. i
camp sn
here hou. _ h
been
1th , 11 t (locations)
e
d
scan ht, dapt d
ould b
orth e.aploring foi: th M el
ln color f the
ho
and ·
of pl
e . which I dl
l
to •h
to yo
d/or
••t
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�CITY OF .ATLANT A.
1
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
September 30, 1968
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
TO
Malcolm Jones, Housing Coordinator
FROM
R. Earl Landers, Administrative Assistant
iv
With further reference to your memorandum of September 13

pertaining to Out Fall Sewer in the County Line Road area, this
is to advise that Ray Nixon and I met with Carl Johnson, County
Manager, and Turner McDonald, County Director of Public Works,
to discuss the matter.
Both of the s e gentle m e n r e cogniz e the need
and are agreeable to county participation.
Howeve r, lack of funds
. will probably pr event their participation during this year.
Ray Nixon is drawing up a resolution, to be approved by our Public
Works Committee, formally requesting Fulton Coun ty to participate
in this ventur e .
�HOUSING RESOURCES C01I11ITTEE
August 7, 1968
Proposed Procedure for Selection of Sites for
Public Housing Under the Turnkey Program
1.
Promoters a nd developers should initially contact the Housing
Aut hority (Mr. M. B. Satterfield or Mr. Gilbert Boggs) relative
to proposed sites.
2.
After consideration by the Housing Authority, . if deemed suitable,
the Housing Authority will request tentative approval from HUD
(Housing Assistance Administration) as to site location.
3.
I f looked upon favorable by HUD . the Housing Authority will then
call upon the City in writing (Planning Director, with information
copy to Housing Coordinator) for report as availability of facilities
and if the proposed development is consistent with the Land Use Plan.
4.
Planning Department will then determine from appropriate Departments
and Agencies, without delay, if adequate facilities are available
or can be made available during the development of the project to
serve the project when completed; if proposed development is
consistent with the Land Use Plan; and so inform
the Housing
Authority, in writing, with copy to the Housing Coordinator.
5.
I f the above is favorable, the Housing Authority will then entertain
serious consideration of the site with the developer, who will
be advised to apply for appropriate rezoning, if required.
6.
The Planning Department (Zoning Division) will notify the
Housing Coordinator when rezoning petitions have been filed for
l ow-income housing developments and wlm plans are submitted
for Planning Department approval on low-income housing projects.
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�October 1, 1968
r. W, R. offel"d, Building Official
Building Departm nt
City Ball
Atlanta. Georgia 30303
Dear Bill:
e ·re very interested in trying to get so et ngible
i _provem nts ade in Vine City. A non-profit group bioh
app rs to hav promis, is inter sted in acquiring a nu111ber
of th worst properties in the heart of the Vine City ar a and
either rehabilitating them tom et both City ant F.HA.
st ndards or d molisbing th
nd r cting ne structures in
plac of th old.

This group is currently n goti ting with Joe Shaff r in
ffort to obt in control of bis current holdings in the
Vin City re only.
In ord r to for
r listio b sis for n goti tion b t
n
non-profit group and curr nt on r of the prop rty, I would
ppr o1 t it if you 111 b v so
of your p ople in th Housing
Cod
nforo
nt pr pr
11st of all of th prop rti sin tb
Vine City
(bound d by West Bunt r Stre -t, uns t Av nu
81 p on Stre t nd Nortbside Driv) bicb r
non to b on d
by Jo · Shaff rand or any of bi aff111 t d cop ni s; nd indict
th
ppr 1s d v lu of
ch,
sbo non courthouse T x R cord •
th
11
As• rar trying to ov r pidly on this proj ct, I
to
t the bov indict d 1nfor tion
oon
f
ould
lbl •
Sinor ly.
D n

-att Jr.
Dir ctor ot Gov rn
D
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ntal Li 1 on
�TOUR
Housing Resources Executive Committee and
Housing Coordinating Group
Sponsored Jointly by HRC and EOA
Thursday, Oct. 3, 9:30-12:30
Itinerary
Start
In front of City Hall
Mitchell Street Entrance
Bedford-Pine Urban Renewal Project Area
Wheat Street Gardens (221 d (3))
Lightning
Unload - 10 minute stop
Unload - walk through block
Vine City
Friendship Center
College Plaza
Allen Temple
(221 d (3))
(221 d (3) LD)
(221 d (3))
London Towne Houses
of Model Homes
Unload - 10 minute stop
(221 d (3) Co-op)
15 minute stop
McDaniel Street Public Housing Project
Return to City Hall
Unload - Inspection
�PROJECT DATA
Wheat Street Gardens - 221 d (3)
N-P Spon. - Wheat Street Baptist Churcl
NP & RS


1 280 units - all 2 Br. $74.00 up


Water Furnished
$71.00 down
(Completed bef9re current program started)


2 84 units


- 48 1 Br. $79.00
36 3 Br. $98.00
Cost $10,912/U (FHA Com.)


3 108 units


3 Br. $140.• 00 (RS $80.00/mo.)
6% interest
Cost $12,500/U (FHA Com.)
Friendship Center
208 units
(16 U/A)
221 d (3) N-P - N-P Spon. - Friendship Baptist Church
34 1 Br. $87.50_ Developer - Celotex Corp.
95 2 Br. $101.00 Builder - Rogers Const. Co.
30 3 Br. $115.00
49 T.H. $107.00
Central Air Conditioning
Utilities Furnished
Stove & Refrigerator Furnished
Cost $10,812/U (FHA Com.)
College Plaza
96 uni ts
221 d (3) LD
Builder- Randen Construction Co.
96 Units all 2 Br. $75.95
Water Furnished
Stove and Refrigerator Furnished
Permit for Const. Cost $8,255/U
Allen Temple


1 151 units



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222 units


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221
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N-P Spon. - Allen Temple AME Church
2 Br. $62.00
3 Br. $7 9. 00
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Manager's Apt.
1 42 2 Br. $68.00
80 3 Br. $80.00
2 Br. $88.50
3 Br . $ 9 9 .50 .
Cost $11,566 / U (FHA Com . )
London Towne Houses
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48
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221 d (3) Co-op
8 1 Br.
61 2 Br.
122 3 Br.
9 4 Br.
$63. 0 0
$69.00
$84.00
$109.00
6 Model Units to select irom.
Must sell before const. starts
$10.00 application fee
$135.00 Down Payment
No. Closing Costs
N-P Sp on. - FCH, Inc.
Builder-Diamond & Kaye
Purchase Price
(Incls. Tax, Insurance
Maintenance)
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Average Cost $14,078/U (FHA Com.)
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Mortgage Interest

Real Estate Taxes



Mortgage Principal


Maintenance
Reserve Funds
Administration
Landlord's profi~
43%
16%
19%
12%
5%
5%
0%
100%


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McDaniel Street - Public Housing
650 Units
310 Completed 7-25-68
340 Under Construction
BuiLt on Urban Renewal Land
Average Cost approximately $14,500/U
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To: Prope rty Owner a nd/ or Agent
From: Departm e nt of Buildings, Hou s ing Division
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In connection w "th impro vin g your property to meet requirements of the Housing Code , we sugge st tha t you get thr ~e e stimate s from reputable contra ctors or home improvement firms before
signing a contra ct for work. Free es tim a tes can be obtain e d from the ma jority of contractors and
home improvem e nt firm without obli gation on your part. As soon as all work is complete , call
for appro val by the Hou s in g Divi s ion.
Right to Appeal
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An y owner or occupant re c e i ving written notice to correct defici e ncies , or rece1v10g written
notic e that property ha s been placard e d, may 1thin thirty (30) days following th e date of such
notic e e nte r a n appea l in writ~ng to th e Hou s · ng Appeals Board and appear before the Housing
App eal s Board a t a s p e cifi e d r·me a nd pl a c co s how cau s e why he should not comply with s a id
notic e or why th e prop e rty s hould not rem in plac a rded. No appeal filed later tha n thirty (30)
days a ft e r th e da te of s uc h notic e s hall e acted upon by the Housing App eals Boa rd unless th e
Enforc e me nt Offici a l sh a ll con sent th
Th e Hou s in g App ea l s Board s9 II norma lly hold hearings on appeal s within thirty (30) da ys
a fte r th ey a re fil e d a nd s ha7 1 re n k r · ts de cision on e ach app e al in writing to the a ppe ll a nt and
to th e E nforc eme nt Office r.
App ea ls s hould be a dd ressed to: Hou s in g Appeal s Boa rd
1402 C ity Ha ll
, Ge orgia 30303
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INFORMATION
In connection with improving your property to meet requirements
of the Housing Code, we suggest that you get several estimates
from reputable contractors or home improvement firms before signing a contract for the work to be done. Free estimates can be
obtained from the majority of contractors and home improvement
firms without obligation on your part. Ask your lawyer to explain
any contract BEFORE you sign it. If you cannot afford a lawyer ,
free legal advice can be obtained from
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501 Fulton County Courthouse
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RIGHT TO APPEAL
Any owner or occupant receiving written notice to correct deficiencies, or receiving written notice that property has been placarded , may within thirty (30) days followin g the date of such
notice e nter an appeal in writing to the Housing Appeals Board and
appear before the Housing Appeals Board at a specified time and
place to show cause why he should not comply with said notice or
why the property should not remain placarded. No appeal filed later
than thirty (30) days after the date of such notice shall be acted
upon by th e Housing Appeals Board unless the Enforcement Of ficial
shall consent thereto.
The Housing Appeals Board shall normally hold hearings on appeals
within thirty (30) days after they re filed and shall render its
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�MEMORANDUM
DATE:
10/3/68
TO:
Dr. E. D. Harrison
FROM:
R. E. Winn
SUBJECT:
Luncheon Meeting of the Construction and Design Panel, Housing Resources
Committee, September 24, 1968, on the Georgia Tech Campus.
Those present were Vice Chai:nnan Moreland Smith, Mr. Cecil Alexander , Colonel
Malcolm Jones , Mr. He:nnan Rus sell, Mr . Henry Alexander, Mr . Robert C. Watki ns , and
Mr. D. P. Elliott. The following guests were also present: Mr. Malcolm Little,
Director of City Planning, Georgia _Tech; Mr. Johnny Johnson, Dir ector of Model
Cities Program, City of Atlanta; Mr . James Wright, Physical Planning Coordinator,
· Mqdel Cities Program, City of Atlanta; and Mr. Wayne Moore , Metropolitan Planning
Commission. Reverend John A. Middleton, Mr. James Moore and Dr. E. D. Harrison
could not be present. Dr. Harris on was r epres ent ed by Mr . Bob Winn.
Mr. Smith presided and called on Colonel Jones to review the status of the
Housing Resources Committee and to state Chairman Alexander's recent charge to the
Construction and Design Panel. Colonel Jones stated that as of now some 3,000
housing units have been completed and 5,000 are under construction which relate,.
to t he Committge ' g ~hargg
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A lax-ge m1mber of uni ts are now i n planning and Col onel
Jones f eels some 6,000 of these may r each t he const ructi on stage . Colonel J ones
stated they were hoping to analyze the program and future charges to the Housing
Resources Committee with Mayor Allen within a few days.
Colonel Jones a l s o commented on a joint meeting of the Housing Resourc es
Committ ee with t he Board of Alderm~n ' s Planni ng and Development and Building
Committees . The bui ld i ng cod es of Atlanta were considered and Mr . Woffor d, Build i ng
Officia l, was present . Mr . Wof fo r c felt that th e codes of t he City of Atlanta were
sufficient to meet the needs that exist.
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The Housing Res ources Committee has suggested that exceptions be made to the
codes f or specific needs . Mr . Wofford request ed spec i f ic r ecommendations for changes
or exceptions to t he code be made r ather t han charges unsubstantiated by documentation .
Accordingly, the Con~truction and Des i gn Panel is now charged with examini ng t he code
s i tuat ion , and with working with contractors , devel oper s and others to draft these
r ecommendat i ons and remain in communicat i on with a l l c oncerned regar ding t his work.
Mr. Cecil Alexander, Chairman of t he Housing Res ources Comm itt ee, stated that he
felt the Model Cities Program i s the key s t one of our ef fort s and that he feels a
major r eason we ha ve not as yet been chosen by HUD for experimental housing i s because
our codes ar e not liber a l enough. He noted t hat a series of studies ha ve been made by
the Metropolitan Planning C0;nmission and t hat Mr. Moore ( pres ,~i~t at t his meeting ) is
willing to help on t his most t echnical s ubject. Mr . Alexander i el t that all we can do
v is to .spot specif i c deficiencies and to make r ecommennRt ions ; t hat we cannot r ewrite
t he codes . He suggested the fo::.-1owing: (1 ) a r ev i •·w• of code studies already performed ;
( 2) communications with prefabricated hous i ng manufacturers as t o th e ir experi ences
concerning codes; ( 3) communications with HUD concerning t hei r requirements; ( 4)
communications with the bu ilding inspectors, plumbing inspectors, electrical inspectors
and so f orth.
Mr. Johnny Johnson, Director of the_ Mod el Cities Program for t he City of Atl anta,
stated that he felt a need to create and i nnovate in housing is E;:JSPl icit in t he Model
Cities -Program requirements. He feels t hat a part of the problemmight well be in
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Vthe interpretation of the existing codes rather than in the cod~ itself in many cases.
He feels that the Model Cities Program should be able to do some things which are
different and that they need support for these. They will seek: to receive some
freedom through the Mayor's Office, Board of Aldermen and the Building Inspector's
Office to innovate with new techniques and new materials.
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Mr. Johnson noted that demonstration cities have not yet been named by HUD and
that if Atlanta is .1J9.med we must be ready to take advantage of 1this program. His
office has engaged 'tric Hill & Company to make a study of the modifications necessary.
in the codes of Atlanta to implement Model City Programs. A cqpy of their findings
will be provided to the Panel.
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Mr. Jim Wright of the Model Cities Program stated that so far the study by Eric
ijill & Company has suggested three criteria for codes: (1) they should be based on
performance as much as possible; (2) there should be as few specific restrictions as
ppssible, and; (3) an "or equal" clause should be inserted whenever specifics are made
a part of the code. He noted that these standards will be necessary to prop·e rly
administer the Model Cities Program. Mr. Wright believes that New York City has such
a code and possibly the City of Chicago also.
Mr. Johnson stated that some 7,000 housing units in the Model Cities area are
--,. substandard. Thus, six or seven thousand new units will be needed in the next several
years in an area which comprises only 4% of Atlanta's land area· just to relocate these
residents.
Mr. Moore, of the Metropoli~ an Planning Commission, felt that writing codes is
unnecessary and impossible. He stated that there are four model codes and that
regardless of claims, the Atlanta code is not the same as national codes. He stated
that they vary considerably and that the plumbing code in particular is far from any
national code and that most prov isions in it are arbitrary. These differences should
be easy to detect and he feels the Plumbing Inspection Department should be required
to justify the requirements which vary from National Standards.
Mr. Moore suggested that to make a quick step a recommendation should be made
to go to one of the model codes because there is no provision in the plumbing code,
for example, for ammendment except by action of the Board of Aldermen on each specific
point.
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Mr. Moore suggested that the Panel try to get the Southern Standard Code accepte~
and noted that the administrative offices for this code provide for profess ional
evaluation of new method s. Mr. Malcolm Little stated that the Southern Code is better
--t than the National Codes because the latter are not revised often and the Southern Code
is.
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Mr. Alexander commented on the experience .of National Homes in th e Thomasville
Urban Renewal Area in seeking wa ivers or exceptions to the code. Basically two houses
were to be built as demons tration units. One deficiency was that there were not enough
electrical outlets. Another is that plastic waste lines and preassembled copper supply
lines and fiberglass tubs and backsplashes were not in accordance with the code ·• . The
preassembled copper and plastic lines were fought because "plumbers should not be
working in a factory, but outside where it is healthier." He noted, however, that the
Building Inspection and Electrical Inspection units have both said that they would
send inspectors to a factory at the expense of the manufacturer. The Plumbing Inspection
Department so far has not agreed to send inspectors to a factory if the factory is
located outside of the City of Atlanta.
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Mr. Alexander proposed we consider the slogan "Model Codes for Model Cities."
Colonel Jones noted that HUD has started on some experimental construct ion projects
on low-cost housing units. One is at Ashburn, Georgia, and one is in Pinellas County,
Florida. One deals with low-cost single family units and the other with "golden age"
units for the elderly.
The following steps were decided to be neces sary by the Panel:
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Coordinate efforts of the Panel with the Model Cities Program.
the Southern Building Code idea for implementation in Atlanta.
Pursue the National Electr ical Code (Southern Code does not have
Electrical Code) for implementation in Atlanta.
Contact National Homes and other manufacturers concerning their
experiences with codes here and elsewhere.
Contact major manufacturer s who would be involved and get their
views and enlist their support if possible.
Contact Mr. Wof ford and ot her members of t he Building Inspection
Department; Keep them inf or med. Try to enlist t hem.
Follow up with Mr. Moore concerning the efforts of the Metropolitan
Planning Commission in coordination with the Panel.
.Pursue
Mr. Johns on noted that the Model Cities Program· in Atlanta· is'hoping to build a
multi-unit condominium which is des i gned to meet the Sout her n Code Standards as well as
other projects in Atlanta by Mar h of 1969,as demonstration units. He noted that i t will
be necessary to pr ovi de housing f or any r esidents displaced while construction is going on.
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Mr. Little said that the School of City Planning will be doing a study of mobile t-ype
housing which will cons id er the ·attitudes of people toward l i ving in that type of housing.
Mr. Smit h a dj ourned the meeting and s t ated t hat he or Dr . Harris on would reconvene
the. Panel in the near future . In t he meantime , he will be f oll ow i ng up with various
members concer ning t he items discussed today.
The meeting was adjour ned.
Colonel Malcolm J ones provi ded t his i nformation f or the recor d : I t is h is under standing that a state code has been adopted which applies to manufactured housing of
the mobile home type and stated that additional information could be obtained from Mr.
John B. ~ \1)l ey, Jr., Executive Vice Pr es i dent, Sout heaster n Mobile Homes I nstitute , Inc.,
Suite A-1, 348 Ea st Paces Ferry Road,·N. E. , At lanta , Georgia , 30305. His tel ephone
number is 261-6166.
· Colonel Jones called me on Wednesday , September 25, and stated that a telephone
conversation with representa;=ives of National Homes ha s indicated that no code revision ..
was necessary , nor any formqfrf waiver, for installation of a number of installations in
Chicago's low-income housing program. Mr. Schmidt of National Hornes Acceptance
Corporation, in Atlanta, gave t his information . . It originated with Mr. Price, Chairman
of the Board of National Homes : Colonel Jones further stated that Mr. Willard Wirth of
National Hom.e s in Lafayette, Indiana, is making a study to see what changes would be
necessary in the City of Atlanta's codes to make the same units used in Chicago
acceptable in Atlanta .
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Housing Resources Executive Committee and
Low•income Housing Coordinating Group Meeting
October 3, 1968
The regular monthly meeting of the Housing Resources
Executive Committee and the Low-income Housing Coordinating Group
was held at 9:30 a.rn., on Thursday, October 3 1 1968, as a tour
through portions of the City of Atlanta to observe the different
slum areas and some of the typical new low-income housing projects
going up in the City. This tour was sponsored jointly by the
IIllC and EOA, Inc. The bus •as arranged for by EOA.
List of those invited, with attendance indicated, agenda,
project data and other related documents are attsched to the file
copy of these minutes only.
The first area visited on the tour was the Bedford-Pine
Urban Renewal Area. Mr. Lester Parsells, Associate Executive
Director of the Housing Authority, acted as narrator during the
tour through the Bedford-Pine area. This area is located near
downtown .Atlanta and is North, East and Southwest of the new Civic
Center on Piedmont Avenue. This is one of our worst slums. The
Urban Renewal project is still in the Planning stage, but is
expected to get in execution soon, perhaps under the newly approved
Neighborho~d Development Program of the 1968 Housing Act. It
will take about - 2½ years from now to clear the land in the
clearance port i on. The reason fo r it taking so long is that it
will have to be ta ken block by block . Many of the families in
this area will have to be relocated. Some of the houses or
buildings ~1 1 1· not be demolished but will be rehabilitated,
Th·e \'lest side of Pz r kway Drive, South of Forrest Avenue, in the
Bedford-Pine area i s to be used for Commerical development and
the East side of Pa r kway Drive, South of Forrest Avenue, is
intended for the Georgia Baptist Hos pit al Expa ns ion program.
The people are work ing toge the r to help cle a n up the a r eas
and a re work ing on a rat control pr og ram i n the a rea.
Th e fi r st s t o p wa s Whe~t Stree t Garden Apa rtments in the
Butler St reet Urba n Re newa l area . Th ls is a 221 d{3) pro ject,
Non•pro f it and Re n t Suppl ement . The non-profit s ponsor is t he
Wheat Stre et Baptist Churc h. The ? a stor is Rev. Wi l l i am Ho lmes
Borders . The Whe a t Street Garden Apa r t ments are being developed
in three phases. In Phase I there are 280 u nits , which are all
two bedrooms with the rent for the upstairs apartme n t s at $74.00
and the downstairs apartments a t $71.00. This section was
completed just before the current accelerated low-income ho~sing
program started. Ph~se II of the project bas 84 units with rent
for a one bedroom apartment being $79. 0 0 and the rent on the
3 bedroom apartments being $98. 00. The cost per unit of Phase II
was $10, 912 of FHA Commitment. In Ph~se III of the projec t there
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are 108 units of three bedrooms at $140.00 with $80.00 a
month Rent Supplement. The cost per unit of P hase XII is
$12,500, FHA Commitment.
We then traveled to another section of the City which is
commonly !mown as "Lightening". Lightening is located almost
in the heart of the City between Northside Drive and Marietta
Street. This are~ is zoned M-2 (Heavy Industry). Most of
the housing is d ilapidated and the streets are so narrow that
it is almost impossible to get a car through them. Old,
abandoned cars line most of the streets of the area, which
h i nder the safety of the area. People from this area and many
of the other slum areas are being hired for $1.60 an, hour to
clean up the streets and to work with the small children.
Li ghtening is considered the worst s l um in At lanta .
A wal k through portions of this area, brought the tour
group into first hand contact with the slum conditions which
exist in this and other similar areas.
The realization of the
need for clearance and rebuildingaf something useful in this
area was dramatic.
The bus then took us t o and through the Vine City area .
Vine City has long been considered for an Urban Renewal project.
The main prob lem that lies here is l ack o f citizen agreement on
participation. Here like in many o f the other slum areas, the
houses are built r ight next to each other, with roofs and floors
about to c ave in. P lumbing, which is no t up to standard, is a
hazard to t he safety and health o f pe o ple in this area.
We then traveled t o the Frie ndship Center in the Unive r sity
Urban Ronewal area . The Friendship Center is a 22 1 d(3) Nonpro fit project. The non-profit sponsor i s the Fr iendshi p Baptist
Church , Rev . Sa mual Will iams , ~ast o r . The developer is Celotex
Corporation and the Bu i l d e r was Ro ge r s Construction Comp any .
The Center has 208 un i ts with the maximum al l owable density for
A-1 ( Apartments) devel o pment of 1 6 uni ts per acre .
It has 34,
l bedrooms at $ 87 .50, 9 5 , 2 bedrooms at $101 . 00 , 30 , 3 bedrooms
at $115.00 and 4 9 Towne Houses a t $10 1.00 . The units are
centra ll y air-cond itione d, utilit i es, stove and refrigerator
are fu r nished. The c ost p er unit i s $ H) , 812 , FiIB Commitment.
Our next sto p was at College Plaz a Apartments l ocated o ff
We stview Dr ive , i n the Unive r s ity Cente r u. R . Are a. The Cdlege
Pl aza Apa r tment s is a 221 d (3 ) Limi t ed Di vid end proj e ct. ?he re
are 96 units i n the pr o j ec t , all hav ing 2 bed r ooms , wh i ch re n t
for $ 75 . 95 . Water , s t o ve and refriger a tor ~re f ur nishe d. The
u ti lit ies have to be paid b y t he o ccup~ nt. The to t al p ermit
cost fo r construction was $8 , 2 55 pe r unit .
We then took the bus to the Al l en Temple Pro jec t. This
project is located o f f Gordon Ro ad , jus t bey o n d the ACUtR. Allen
Temple is a 22 1 d (3 ) No n-prof i t project. The non-prof it s p onsor
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i s the Allen Te mpl e AME Churc h .
Th e p roject is being b u ilt in
three phases. Ph a se 1 - Compl e ted with 151 units. There are
1 0 0, 2 b edrooms a t $ 62 . 0 D, 5 0 , 3 b edrooms at $79.00 and l
Manage r 's a p artmen t , whic h is f r ee. Phase II of the Al len Temple
P roject has 222 u nits with 1 42 , 2 b ed r ooms at $ 6 8.00 and 8 0, 3
Ph a se Ill of the proj ect is now under
b edrooms at $ 80 . 00 .
cons t r u ct i o n with 2D8 uni ts wit h re n t f or the 2 bedrooms at
$ 8 8. 50 and 3 b ed r ooms at $ 90 .50 .
The total cos t per unit is
$11 ,566 , F:1A Commi tment. 'l'h i s project p rovid e s conclus i ve
evidence th~t eood manage ment i s the k e y t o s u ccess of a wel l
k ept and s u ccess ful pr o jec t. Th is p roject is und e r the managment
o f Wi l l i a mson Rea l ty Compa ny.
The Lo nd o n T own e Ho uses were next o n o u r it i nerary. The
L o nd o n Towne Eous es i s a 2 21 d ( 3 ) Co - o p No n - p rof i t Sp onsor
proj e c t .
Th e n o n - prof it s p onsor is FCH, I nc., a national
p rof ess ti o nal n on- p rof it sr o nsor , and t h e bu i lder is Di amond and
Z~aye .
Two o the r 2 2 1 d ( 3 ) Co - o p p r o jects have b e en deve l oped by
the sa me gr o up i n t h e At lant a a~ea , Ea s t wic he Vil lage o f f Hi ghw~y
I-20 i n De!Ca l b Cou nty a n d Cm:b ridgG Sq u are in Do r avil le . Bot h h a v e
b een ver y s u ccess fu l.
The To wne Huse~ mu st be s o ld befo r e construct i on st ar ts.
There 3re six mo del u nits to choo se f r om .
There i s a $ 10 . 00
ap p lication f ee a nd $ 13 5 .00 d own p ayment , b ut there is n o c l o sing
c o st .
The r e are 200 units i n the Lon d o n To wne Ho u s e p r o ject:
3 , 1 bedrooms at $63 . 00 , 61 , 2 bedr ooms at $ 6 9 . 00 , 1 2 2 , 3
bedr o oms at $ 04n00 and 9 1 4 bedrooms at $10S . OO .
These purcha s e
p rices o f the Towne Hous es i nclude taxes , insura n ce , a nd ou tside
maintenance. The av era g e cos t p e r un it i s $ 14 , 078 , FHA Co mmitment .
The month ly payments c over the f o l l o w;·.·\, ;


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Mainte nance
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The Z21 ~ {3) nc :~-p~al it co- c ~ deve lopment pro vides the most
for the money o i a r:.y or the l c vd ....'1.::ome housi n g pro grams .
It has
been very £ u c c~:- sful r~ti o nnll y i n p roviding a stabilizing
influenc e i n hc~e 07ner =hip f or low-incorae famalies .
We then ro j e thro ugh the M<JDa n iel Street Public :Housing
project located on ·McD a ni8l 2t r eet b e t wee n I-20 and Georgia Ave.
Mr. Persolls ~ga in acted 88 n arrator as we went through this
project. The proj e ct h a s 6 5 0 ¥n i ts with 310 completed on 7-25-68
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?age 4
and 340 units are under constructio n . This project was built
o n Urban Renewal land at an average c o nstructi o n c ost o f
appr o ximately $14 , 500 per unit . Acc o rdi ng to Mr . Persells , the
t o tal c o st per unit , inc l udi n g land and administrative e xpense ,
is in the neighb o rho od o:f $18 , 500 per unit .
The project in·clu<Je o
a pproximately 149 high- rise apartment s f o r the elderly , a
c ommunity h o use and an administration and maintenanc e house .
We then returned back t o City at 12 : 22 p . m. and t h e meeting
wa s adj ourned .
Editorial Comment :
Kt was clearly obviou s t o those on this
tour that variou s p o c k ets o f sl u m conditions o f the wo r s t s o rt
still exist in fl.t l anta ; that theJ can only be eliminated thr o.ugh
p ositive and drastic action by the City; that reuse of the l and in
these areas , needs to b e reana l yzed and change of current or
antici p ated zoning in some areas careful l y c o nsidered t o permit
greater reside n tia l use ; and that in ge n ora~ current Federal
assisted l o w- income hou Ging p rojects are p roviding very creditable
housing for l ow-income occupants .
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intaln d and kept current , s i t is the only co posit;e
-r cord ot lo• and m diu inoo
housing in th City . Tb d ta :ls ass bl d
froa p r1od1c r port
peci ·lly requ std from, nd sub itted by , the
Planning . p rta nt , Bullding Divl ion , Hous1n Cod Division , Housing
Authority nd BA ,
w 11 a inform tion obt ind dir ctly fro . builder
and d v lop


and fro otb r D part nts nd Agencies on c rt in


proj ct
Project spo ors , on r
nd
nag r should lso b cont cted
to det . in breakdown of unit by b droom co position nd verifie tion
ot r ntal pric , to .
Det 11 d infor
nu ber of units , 1th bedroo
e prices ., extent of utilit i es furnished
and tatus of
v .lopaent of
ch proj ct is nee ss ry for providing
s nt1 1 nd tia ly 1nfor tion on the project to · eloc ti.on Services
and' to th Public who ay b int r sted in occupying the uni ts .
eoapo . ition , r ntal
nt ar const ntly increasing fro the Public and
nt offici 1 for infor tion cont ind in this report . The
lso invaluabl to th City in docu nting annual
th
ork bl Progra
nd in providing d t on relocation
of the City in connection with pplications for Urb n
nd
1gbborhood Dev lop ent Progr
projects tlroughout the
sp ct lly s p rtains to tbe Model Citi s are .
Th pr on char d with thi function could be d inistratively
as ind to notb r Dep rtment , but , to be most ffective , should
or dir ctly with nd under the sup rvision of the Housing Coordin tor.
Todt , tb1 r port h
b n prepar d , only sk tchily and
prod c d uch too infr u ntly , by the Housing Coordintor , hoc nnot
d vot th ti
to it bicb is required , and still perfor his other
pro otional and ooordin ting function, in connection itb the Lo - income
Housing Progr •
If th Low- Inc
Housing Progr
should change direction soon
to r fl ct xpanding activiti s in tbe, Model Cities progr .
nd the
pl ciu of gr at r
ph sis in oth r directions , on ore involved
activitle such s the Urb~n Co liti n , it will be ore 1 port nt
than v r th t o .on be v il bl , ta iliar ith nd ble to keep
up th Lo -1ncom Housing St tus R por~ on
current and continuing
basis .
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booter
on a per on 1
his service
Consult nt
�CITY OF .ATLANT.A
CITY HALL
September 12, 1968
ATLANTA. GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Admini stra tive Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SW EAT, JR ., Director of Governmental Liai son
MEMORANDUM
To:
Dan Sweat
From: W. W. Gates
...
Mr. Carey Hooks, Director of Federal Housing Administration,
requested that I leave this copy of ordinance used in Louisville,
Kentucky with you and he stated that he would like to come over and
talk to you at your convenience about the possibility of a similar
ordinance for Atlanta.
Mr. Hooks can be reached at 526-6595 and 1s very anx10us to discuss
this matter with you.
WWG:fy
�1\,-.J ORD i i'{Ai-/CE TO LFFtCI' EQUAL l !OUSING
OPPOJn'u1~ ITI ES f-OR ALL CITI ZLi'\S ;
DEFI 1\!ING J)JSCRbli'1'~1\lIO>i IN HOUSING ,
AND PROVI DJ ;-.;G Pll~ALTIES FOR VIOLATlO:-.JS Tl-li:REOF
M-ll::REAS , it 1s the public pol~cy of the United States, the
Comnx:mweal th of Kentucky, the City of Louisville and the County of Je f ferson
to encourage fair treatment and equa1 oppo rtunity for all persons r t::gardl ess .
of race , color, religion or national origin; ancl
\-',11EREAS, discrimination again::; t individuals because of race,
.
color, religion, or r1 ationnl orifin repTesents an affront to the digni ~y of
.
the indj vi dua ls against whom it is cli rccted, intensifies group .con£li cts a,·1d
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Js.detrimental to the public hea lth, safety and welfare; ancl
H!IEREAS , discrimination in )iousing re s ults in other fo rms of
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c.i m:.1.11 at-ion ai1d=s cgr-eg.:,ti o-n , - incl1Jdin_g -:rac i a1 - s c.~. regatibn -in the pub1:Lt.·· ,.· · ·
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schools ,md other public fa c ilities, which are prohihitecl by the Const itution
of the United States of Ali1erica , and are against the laws and policy of ti·1e
Ccrrnr0nweal th of Kentucky, the. City of Louisville and t11 e C_ounty of Jcffe Tson:
. and
\v1i.ERSAS, discrimina tion rn housing adversely affects the. cc,ntinuecl
redevelopment, i:cne\\'cll, growth and progress of the City of Louisville ,md
Co unty of Jefferson, an9 of its ci tizcns:
NO\\' , TI IT:REFORE , BE IT ORl"):\IKED BY 11 II.\ J30ARD OF ALDEfNEN OF THE CITY OF
LOUISVILLE, Tl IAT :
SECTION O\fF .
DECI..AP-1\T IO:i OF POLICY.
It
the polj cy of the Ci t)
js
of Louisvi ll e to s afe g,.w.·1cl .'.llJ. i nd ividua ls within the City fro1n discrirnina-ti6n because of r ace , col or, reli gion, an ce st r y, nntionnl c1·igin or pl 2.ce of ·
bi r th in conn ec tion "l~Jth hous in p_ ·. · the1·chy to prot2ct thci r i nterest in
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personal di gnity ancl freedom from humiliation , to 1r.ake available to the
City their full productive capc1cities , to sccu1-i:; the City aga i nst strife
and tmrcst v1hich ,,·o 1ld menace its dcn:ocratic ins ti t ut ions and to p-reserve
· t11c public safety, health and general wel fare .
· StCrION
·:rso.
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DEFINlTIONS.
\'/hen usccl herein:
Comrnission" means the Louisville and J efferson County Human
.Relations · co :mission as authorized by.Ordinance 193 of the 19.66 Ordinance s
of the City of Louisville and the reso l ution of t he J efferson County Fiscal
Court dated December 6 , 196b .
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(B)
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"Commiss i oner" means a member of the Loui svill e and J ef fers on
County Hum.:.m Re l at i ons Commi s s i on .
(C)
" Real Property" i ncludes bui ldirigs , str uctures , r c'al estate ,
land~, tenements , leaseholds , co-oper a ti ve·s , conc1ominiwns ·a nd herecli t aments ,
.corporeal and i ncorp-Jreal.


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trc;tr.1e~t
bas-~cr;;;·•··"c-·
. =-.-::; .
r ace , _colo_r , r eligion , ancestry , nati ona l origin or pl ace of birth , and
i ncludes segr2.gation .
(E)
"Person" i nclude s an i ndi viduaJ. and aI1y group of one or more
natural persons such as , but not l imited to , l abor unions, j oint apprenticesh ip committees~ partnerships ,- associat ions , .corpor at i ons , _llJlincorporatecl ·
organizat i ons , mutual companies, join t -stock compan ies , trusts ; l egal
representatives, tn.1s tecs in binkruptcy , r eceivers, cmy individuals acting
in a financi al or r epresent3t ivc capacity , either appointed by a Court or
ot henvise, tl1 e City
a.rid Cowtty or
any of its agencies , ant1 any other l egal,
governmental or comm2rc i al c11tity , a s \·:e ll as a natural person or pe rsons .
171c term "persons ", when i3-pplicd to any of the forc~o in g , inc::.uJ e::; membc:cs,
r epresentat ives ~ off icer s and directo r s .
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"Owner" inc ludes



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es s ec, sulilcs-s_ce , co - t cn::r nt ,
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mariaging agent or ·othc r per son h:win,: tl1 c r.ight or owne rs hip or possess i on,
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or the right to sell, r ent or l eas e any hous irq(accomrr.o<la tion.
(G)
"financ i a l Ins tit uti on" means any person , as de fined here in,
en ga ged in the business of l ending 11-oney or guaranteeing lo sses .
(Ii)
" Real Estate BroKcr" or "Real Estat e Sal esman" ·rrY2 c1ns an
indi vidua l·, whether l icense l1 or· not , d10, for a fee , commi s sion, sGlary or
for o ther valuable consilterat ion ,
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who Hith the intent ion or expectation
of r eceiving or collecting same , li st s, sells, purchases , exch c1siges , r ents
or l eases any hous i ng acconmx)lb.tion, in c luding opU ons the reupon, or ,,;ho
negot i a.tcs or attempts to negot i a te such activities; or .who advertises or
holds himse lf out as enga,ge d in such act ivities: or who negotia tes or
attempts to nego ti ate a loan , secured by a mortgage or other encumbrance ,
upon t ransfer of ariy housing accoJT5110dat i on; or who is engaged in t'.~e

·business o f ch a r gi ng an aclv,mce fee or contracting for collection of a fee
· · ·in· c_smnE: ction with a contract \\'hereby he ·undertak_e s .to _promo te __t}}e saJ. e., .
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purchc1 se , exch ange . r ental or l ease of any housin g accc:inunodation through its
, list ing in a publica bon is sued primo.r ily for such purpose: or an individua l
empl oyed by or acting on behalf of any of these.
(I)
"Housing Acco1 rtrnodation" means (l) any parcel or parcels of
r eal pr o·p erty or l ar1<ls , or any int erest ther e in, ,-:hethcr ccint:iguous or noncont iguous , located in the City of IJJu isv ille, us ed for the building of on e
or more hou s inr or r oomin,r, uni t s O\meJ by, or ot he n :ise subject to the
control o f, one or more persons : anJ/or (2) any r eal prnpeTty, or any
interest there in, located. in the City of Lou i svi lle; an<l/or Ci) ;my sin gl e
fami l y ch·:clling or' rnult j pl ~ f cJ rn i l y di-•c lli ng , or
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portion the i·co f ! inc l ucl - · ·
ing a housinf tmit or a ro0111in~. unit, or ;my interest tJ1crc in, loc:1te d in
th e Ci t y of Louis vil l e ,· ,,·!deli i s used or occ upied , or int cnJetl, ;irr ,'ll1f!C d,
assigned or des ign a ted t o iJc used i:-ir 1xc upietl . :15 tliC' l1 on:c , i1omcs itc-,
r e s idenc e or slccp i ng pJ: tc c
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"!lous ing lh1it'; ,;-, .ans a s i ngle m om, suite of rooms o:r apart -,
ment, containing cook i ng and kitchen faci lities, occ1.1ri~<l, or intended for
occupancy as living quart er s., by a pcr,son, by a family or by a group of
persons living to gether .
(K)
"Roomi ng Unit" i.eans any room or group of r ooms forming a
single, habitabl e unit us ed for living
or sleeping, but wh i ch does ~1ot
contain cook~1g w1d ki t chen f acilities .
(L)
"Canvas sing" includes door to door solicitation , or solicita-
tion by the use of circulc;r advertisem(:nts or any other me ans ,-,her e the
canvasse r C?r his employer h~s not been r equested by the O\'.-ner , as defined
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herein , to obtain
a listing of any hotLsing accom.modation or to confer wi,t h
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the ovmer regarding a transact.ion involving a housing accornno <laticn.
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" PuTchascr' ~ incl u<les any occu-pa.n t, prospective occupant ,
·lessee , -prospecti v-.. lessee , sublessee, pro spec t i ve sublesse e , tenan t,
prospective -t enant , assignee , prospective assi gnee , htJ)'cY , prospective buyer
or any ot her person scek jJ, g the right of m-mership or poss ession , or any .
agent of any of these .
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A member of h is f amily" means the owner and his spouse and
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any son-, daughter , par ent or grandparent of the owner or his spous e .
SLCTIO~~ THREE.
In connection with any of the
UNL.,AWfUL Plv\CT I CES.
trai7.sactions s et forth in this Section \\°11ich af f eet a_11y housing accommoda tion on t he open m3r kct 1 or in conn ection wit h any public saJ. c , pur~hase ,
exchange , r ental or l ease_ of any hous ing acco1m1oclation , it shall be a
prohibited , un L:n-, fu.l practice for a pe rson, owner , financi al ins titutioi1 ,
r eal es t a te broker or r c2.l es t ate sa l csrna.i1, or any representa tive of the
ahove , t o :
(A)
Re fuse t o s c 11 , ;iu r cki sc , cx::h:rngt: , r ent or lease; or other-
o f li i s r 2.cc , co 1o r , r e: l i ,·. io n, ~ncc ::-_t r:· , n:iti on,d or t. \
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or pl ::icc o f b i r t h : or
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To discr imi11a·tc against a person in the forms , condi tions ·
or pr ivileges of t he s al e, purchase , exch ange , rental or lease of any
housing accoi,-:rr.odation , or in the f urnishing of faciliti e s or s ervices _in
connection tl1crewi t h : or
(C)
To Tefuse to receive o:r transmit cl bona fl.de offer to s e ll,
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purchase , exchange, r ent or l ease any hous.irig accommaclatiqn from or to a
person because of his race , color , religion, ;: i.ncestry, national or igii1 or
place of birt h ; or
(D)
To r efuse to negotiate for · the sale , purdrn.se ~ exch ange
rental or l ease of any housing acco11unodation to
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person _b ecause of his race ,
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, colo r , religipn , ancestry, national origin or place of birth ; or
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(E)

To r eptescnt to _a person t hat any housing accorrmK)dc.1tion is
not available fo r inspec tion , sale , purcha.se , exchange , rental or . lease when
·in fact it is so availabJ.e ' or to refuse
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~hous.i ng
2-.ny
t.o permit a i1e:rsori to inspect
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acco ,~;ndat ion , because of h is r ace, color , reli~iori , ancest_1·y ,
national or igin or place of birth ; or
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To pr int , circulate, post or mail , or cause to be printed~
circulated, posted or maUe~ ,
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not i ce , stat ement or a~vertis em2nt , or to
announce a po licy, or to s i ~ or to use
a form
of application for the s al e ,
pur chase , exchange , r ental .. l ease or fin m1cing of cmy housing accOirrrnodat ion,
o r to make a recoyd of inc1uiry in coru1cction Hi th the prosi)ective ·sal e ,
pt.irchase , exchan~'.e , r ental, l ensc or finar1ci11g o f any housing accommo<lation ,
_wh ich indicates , directly. or i ndirectly , any discrimination or any intent
to make a discri ir\ination .
(G)
To offe:r , solicit , accept or us e a i'istinp, of any l1ousfr1g
accomr:iOClation fo r s:i.19 , purc..'. ~;:::;c , exch,rnge , rental or l ease ,,.ri tl 1 t he WH.,_:' r-.
s tanding th2t a per son may he s ubjected to discrimi nat i on in connect ion ,-:ith
such s ale, purchc1sc . cxclw.nr.c , r cnt;i1 or lcas r.; , or in tl1e f urn i s hing of
focilj tics or services rn co nnec t.ion t licrcwi t h : or
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To inl1ucc directJ:y cir ind.i.rcctly-, or a tte~t-;pt to in<luce
indirectly , the saJ c, purclw.s2- , exchange , r ent al or l eas e , or
'p
the li sting for o.n.y of the c1bo\"e , · of c1.ny hous i ng accomTrndat i on by r epresent -
ing that the prese;1ee or anticipat e::1 presence of pe rsons of ,my paTticular
r ace , coloT,TCligion, ancestry, n,ttiona l o_r i gin or place of bir th in the
area to be af fcc trxl by such sal8, puTch;1se , exch2j1ge , r ental or l ease .dll
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or may r esult in:
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(1)
The l m·:er ing of property values i n the are;;~: or
(2)
An increase in criminal or ant isocia l behavior
in the area ; or
(3)
A decline in the qua lity of the s chool s serving
the area ; or
To make any misrepresentat_ions concerning the l i s ting fo r
sale, purchase , exc:ha.ng,.;_ r ental or l ease, or the ant icipRtecl li st ing foT
-, ---·-·· -:Dny: of i he .cibove , or t :1e :: ale ; purcLase , ex,..:.i11at1se , r ental or l ease of c",.ny _
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of i nd:1~.i11g or atterript i ng to induce c1ny such J.isting o:· any of the 2.bove
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o pl?.ce a s:i. gn puri-:,-oTting to of for for s aJ.e , purch2.sc·,
exch ange , r ent al or l cJ.:c;c any housing acconn1c1dat :i.on that is not , in f act, so
offered : o·r
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To a.c ve.rt: i se fo r sale , purchJse·, excluu1ge , re,1tal cw l ense
any hous i ng ~tccom;:,:::ido.tio,1 1-1:,ic11
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no;1- cxi st ent , or which is not actua lly
being offered for m1y of _tlic Jbo,.rc : or
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To E-:;1gage rn, or hire to be clone , or ~o con sp iYe with others
to car.unit 0cts or activities of any nature: , the'! purpose of 1-,,h ich i s to
coerce: . cc1us c pcmi.c . inc ite unrest' or crc::itc or pl a y upon fear , \1'it.h the;
pu rpose of ci thcr discoura~inr. or
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To r etaliate or discriminate fr1 any manner ag~ inst a person
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because he ha s opposed a practice cl ecln rcd unJ awful by this Ordinance ,
or because he has fil ed a complaint , t estified, assisted or participated
in any manner in any i nvestignt ion , proceeding, hem:ing or con.fenmce t.u1.dcr
this Ordinance .
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To aid , abet , incite, compe l or coerce any person to e11gHge
· in any of the practices prnhibi t ccl by this Ordimmce ; or to obstruct. or
prevent any person from complying with the provisions of this Ordinance; or
To obstruct or prevent a person from coi.nplying with the
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provisions of this Ordinance , or ·any or cle·r issued thereunder; or
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To resist , prevent, i mpede or interfere Hith the Commis'sion ,
or any o f its meJ11bers or representat ives, in the lawful performance of its ·
- or their duty tmcler this Ordinance ; or
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To, by canvassing, do any of th e unlawful practices pro-
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To oth8rwise deny to, o-r ,,:i thhold any housing accon~~odat ion
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ori gin or place of birth.
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EX.EMPTIONS .
Th~ provisions of this ·o rdinance
shall not apply:
(A)
To the rental or l ease of any housing units in a· hous ing
accommodation which contains not mo re than four housing units, if the
owne r or a merrber of his family resides in the housing acco1~If::0clr1tio11 ; oi·
(B)
To, the rental or le ase of ,my roorninf w1i t s in a hou:·; in~
unit, if the owne1· or a memo c-r of his faE:ily r eside~ in t:1c housing unit;
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To the rental or 1case of am· rooni rn'.~
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l>Q\•iEf{..S OF 1HE COVi'- lISSIO:~.
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enforcei., nt o f this Ordinance shall be the rcsponsibi] ity n-r- t!:c ;,uuisville
ru1d Jefferson County lfurnan Re l a tions Commission, and it shall have full
operating r espons ibility fo r carrying out the pi-ovisjons of this Orclimrnce.
In 2.ddition to any powers or duties heretofore conferred on s aid Commi ss ion;
it shall have the power and duty to:


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Louisville ;
(B)
Employ attorneys , hea ring exannners ~- clerks and othe1~
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. to assist · i n effecting the purposes and provisions of this Ordinance,;
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Accept gifts or beques ts , giants or other pay111.ents, public
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Ordinance ;
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Adininister oaths;
(f)
Compel the atte,)dance of Hitnesscs imd t..)1?, pro~uction of
_evidence be fo re it by subpoena iss ued by the J efferson County Circuit
Court ;
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this Orcl:iJ7.a.nce ;
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I ssue such affi.rm2.tive or ders as rn the judgment
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The s ale, purchz:sc , cxc h:-m1:c-, : e .,1s~ or ren\al
of ,my housin,I'. ;iccon1,·x l1tj n!l t o a ' per son \·:ho
has hcen ckt c n ~i ncd to have Leen disc r .i 111.i natcd
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l easing any housing .accor ,11,?dat.ion , 1-.•hich 1s the·
sub j ect of a complaint of discriminatory p-.:~~c.t ice ,
t o a person ,-;ho had ~J101·1lcdgc or notice of said
complaint prior to the transfer or the execut ion
-of the instn rn1ent ;
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Orderi ng execu tion ,md delivery of ·a contract;
cle.ed , l ease or other instrw11ent selling, purchasi ng, cxchR.ng ing 1 r enting or l easing any housing
accommodat i on , which i s the subj ect of an tmlaw;ful
· practice prohibited by this Ord inance , to any
pe rson aggrieved by s aid lu1lawful act;
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Applying to the· Jefferson County _Circuit Court for
such temporary or permanent r elief as -it deems
necessary; \·iherc such relie f is granted not i ce of
s ame shall be pronrptly fil ed in the Of fic e of the
County Court Clerk of .Je fferson Cmmty, Kentucky;
Subject to approval of the J}:iard of Aldennen , adopt,
promulgate , amend ,rnd r escind ru1cs and regulations to effectu0-te the
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the posting of notices prepared or approved hy the Commiss ion; anc1
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Exercise all other applicable p~:n-:eTs- a_s provided i n the
Kentucky Civil Rights Ac t (K. R.S . 344 . 320, 344. 330, 344 . 34 0, 344 . 3S0) .
SECTION SIX .
(A)
PROCEDURE .
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accord,mce with the rul es _,md regul at i ons of t he Comnission .
111e complaint
must be fil ed within 30 days after the aggrieved nerson becomes aware of the
alleged mu.awful practice , and in no event nDre than 60 clays after the
alleged unla·\\'ful · practice cccun:ecl .
Any member of the C01;,mission Hho has
r eason to believe' an unlm·:ful .nractice has occurred may file a compl nint
naming the Commission itsel f as the party c·ompl ainant.
(B)
Upon r eceipt of a complaint, t he Crnr1mi ss ion shall serve thf'
. compl a int c1.nd a \·,Ti tten resume setting for.th the rir,hts of t he parties and
the procedures to be fol1oKed by the Co1rilnis$io11 in the inves ti g:i.tion ancl
�a<l j udic ett i on of t he compl a i nt upon the per son or persons charged with a
violat ion of this Or r.li mmcc , (hcr e in ct ft e r r e ferred to a s t he ' 're spondent '
whether one or
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Upon r ece i pt of a .COlll))la in t , the ·s ta ff of the Corr:mi ss ion shall
. conduct a p re l i 1'1 i nary invest i ga tion of the compl a int an<l ·shall ,\·ithin 21
days after ser vi ce of t he cor.ipl a int on t he r espond ent r en<ler a . wr i tten r eport
t o the Cormni ssion .
(D)
The Conmi s sion sha ll h'i t hin 10 days after r e ce ipt from the
St a ff of the Commiss i on of the r epo rt of the pr eliminar y invest i gation
det er mi ne whether ther e is probab le cause to beli eve th.a t an unl m·: ful ·
pract i ce has· been coirnni tt ed :
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If the Com;-n ission <let.er mine s t hat there i s no
such prob able cause , -t he co.np1aint sha U be
di smis sed .
( 2) . If the Commiss i on de termi ne s that t here i s ·such
prob abl e · cause , the ·eon.mi s s ion shall make cm
effo r t to e liminate the tml m::fu l pract i ce by
· conferenc e 2.m l concil i at i on 1 -i n accor dance ,,: ith
t h e Rule s an cl Re:gulations of the Commission .
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Ni t h i n 30 clays v.ft er the Cori.:;iiss i on has dete r mined tha t
probabl e cau.se exis t s , w1l ess an order has beei1 i ss ued di s mi ssing t he compl ain t or s tating t he t erms of a conc~liat i on a_greernent , a hearin g sha ll be
· ca lled and held in acco rdance ,,:i t h the rules of t he Comi11 i s sion .
(F)
Ahy end cavo L or negoti at ions fo r concil iat i on shall not be
r ece ived rn evidence , and sh2. ll be he l cl confidential by t he C011 J11is.s i on and
i ts sta ff .
(G)
Upon t he conclus ion of t he hear ing , an ad j ud i cative or der
sha ll be i ssued a1)d served upo n t l1c compl a ina1;t (s ) and respondent .
(I I)
Pro ceedin gs may he rc- or,encJ upon pet i t ion of anr a _r.crri evecl
party ,· excep t t l-i~1t ar:. ·app1 i c a t i o n t o r e -open mu~-t li e fiJ ed \l'i th in 10 cl ay s
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file a v:ritten ru1s ,,; er to the corr:;:il a int an<l m,'ly- appear at tJ1c hearing in person
or othen;ise , with or \>'i t hout counsel, and submit evidence and be hecJr d. The

Commis s ion in conduct ing any hearing ma y pe rmit rea sonable an:encl.rnents t o any .
· compla i11t ·o r answer , and
t es tin,ony t aken at t l1e heiHing
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. oath and shall be fully transcr ib ed.
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All r elevant t es UJrDny shall be privi-
l eged to t he extent t hat s aid t estimony ,,:ould b_e privileged in the courts of
the Comrri0nweal th of Kcnt udiy .
In connection with an i nvest i gation of a complaint filed
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unde r this Or dinance, the Cmrrrnission , or its designa tcd_representatives , may
·at · any T-easonable time r equest access to the premises, reco rds and clocurncmts
relcvaJ1t to t he compla int and sha ll have tJie right to examine , photograph
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graphing or copyin g of recoTds or doctm:Bnts relative to t he· complaint , the
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Pll heari ngs he ld under and pu1·smmt to this Onlinance shall ·
be op3n to the public .
(L)
In co11;put i ng tirr.e or p eriods of time under this Ordin a.nce,
Sundays 8.ncl National holidays shall be excluded.
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Procedur e.
(N)
At any time aftc1· a compl aint has be en filed, the Corrunis s ion
may fil e an action i n the. J e ffei·s on Cot.1J1ty Circuit Court seeking appropri ate
temporary r elief a gain s t the r es pondent , pendin[! final clcte rn1in a i-.ion of
proceedings under thj s· Section.
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may file an ac tion rn the J ef fe rson C0tmty Circuit Cotn-t s eeking such
app ropriate r elief c1gainst
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pe rs on as it may clec1:1 neccssc1ry to pr event.
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to prevent · the ques tions presented to tht) Commi ss ion from becoi;1ing r.ioot ,
(P)
If the Co1rnnission det ermines th at any r espondent has commi t.ted
ru1 unlawful act proh Hli t c<l by t his 0:i;d i ncince , c1nd the said · re spondent r e fus es
to comply with or obey the orde1· ?-ss ucd by the Co,,m11s sion , th e Corr.mission_ rnay
file
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Rction in the J efferson County Circuit Court s eekin~ enforcer.1cnt of
s aid order .
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file suit in the .Jefferson Cou.11ty Circuit
Court s eeking 0nfoTcerncnt of any of jts ord ers issued pursuant to this
Ordirnmce .

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Cour t, within 30 days ;:i f t cr s c1·vic e i11xm him of s:-ticl oi·dcr, a ,-:rit tcn
. pctj tion in dup J icatc praying that such onlc::r _be raodifi cc; or set ::i.s ide , an'
by serving a dup li cate cony of the petition ori the CoJ1:rniss jon.
The Con1.mission
sh all then cciusc to be fiJ ed- in said Cou·ct a certi [ied tTanscript of the
. record in the procec din_(~S before ·i t , includin g the p1 eadings , t es tiirony and
order.
SEC'TIO:~
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I f the C01 n,:1issjon fi nds t k 1t ::iny pcr s~n k1 s co1runittcd
vnl a.\·1ful pract ice ;.i s cl c 1i11c-d rn th is Ordin:rnce
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w;i y s ubjec t suc11 rcrson
to pay the fi ne, fjJc :-in ;ict .i on in the .Jc f fc.rc;on County Cnmt for the
collccUon thc rc0 f .
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I f a r eal es t a te broker, a r ea l est r1.te s alesman or an
employee the r eof has fa iled t o compl y ,-1i th any 01·de r i s sued by the
Con nission , or has been found to have conr.ni t t cd an unl a1._rful practice in
viol at i on of t hi s Or dinance , t he Comni ss ion shall so _notify jn writing the
Real Es t ate Cor;nni ss i on of the Cornm::im:ealth of Kentucky".
(C)
Should the Conm1ission detennine ..at any" tirr;e tl1at a complaint
filed with it_all egi ng a violation of this Ordinance was filed i n bad _faith,
the Commi s sion sha ll forthwith _issue an order requiring the complainant (s)
to pay to the respondent the arrmmt of the reasonable expenses caused the
respondent by the filing of said complaint , i ncluding reasonable attorney ' s
fe es; and su h or der may be enforced in t he s ame manner as any other 01·der
iss1.1ed by the Commission pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance .

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provis ions of thi s Ordii1 ance are s everable .
S:SCTION TEN.
EFFECTIVE DATE .
This Ordinance shall take effect
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. CI TY OF KNOXVILLE TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO DJ.8 °
CR JMINATE IN .THE SALE OR RENTAL OF HOUSING11 .
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OR TO MAKE FALSE REPRESENTATIONS AS TO
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CITY OF .ATLANT.A
July 19, 1968
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR ., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Admini strative Ass istant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Exe cutive Sec retary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
To: Ann
From:
Faye
The meeting scheduled for ll:00 Monday morning 1s with Mr. Gary
Abrams of the Kaiser Corporation. Col. Jones and Cecil Alexander
have been asked to sit in on the meeting since it concerns the HUD
experimental housin g project.
Col. Jones says he g ave the Mayor a memo on Monday regarding
this project and this memo should be good background information
for the meeting.
The Kaiser Corporation has been awarded the contract on the
experimental housing program. They will make recommendations
to H UD for the choice of cities to be includ ed.
Johnny Johnson understands from Dan that 12 of the 20 cities to
have these projects have been selected but Atlanta is not one of
th e 12. Johnny has had several calls from the Kaiser Corporation
to get additional information on Atlanta and he thinks we are still
being considered.
Johnny feels the Mayor should impress upon Mr. Abrams Atlanta's
interest in being one of these 20 cities.
�Summary of S ituation re HUD 's
Experimential Housing Pr oject
July 15, 1968
April 22 - Mr . H. Ralph Ta ylor, As~istant Se c reta~y of HUD , wrote
Mayor Al len explaining the proposed proJect and asked if tlanta wished
to participate . The letter stated in part:
" These experiments will be carried out only in cities
which are willing to cooperate in the development of
innovative techniques aimed at generating a h i gher level
of housing construction for l ow-income families", and
"The Depa rtment will be committing not o nly substantial
research funds in this effort, but als o tens of millions
of dollars of program funds from several program sources."
May 6 - Mayor Allen replied to Secretary Taylor, stating that we
definitely want Atlanta included among the cities to be selected for the
Experimental Housing project and expressing desire to cooperate fully.
( Atlanta 's application for Model Ci ties stated that Atlanta is prepared
to amend applica tion of its codes and ordinances within the Model Cities
area as appropriate . )
June 21 - Mayor Allen 's letter of ay 6 acknowledged by Secretary
Tayl or, assuring that ev ery possible consideration will be giv en Mayor
Alle n ' s recomme nd ation and he would be pleased to advis e when final
decision is reached .
May 8 - S tudy t e am of ABT-DMJM ( ABT Associates, Inc ., and Da niel,
Ma nn , Johnson and Mendenhall) headed by Mr . Allan W. Ca meron, visited
Atlanta . Initial conference wa s held with Dan Sweat. Remainder of day,
team was escorted ab ou t town by Malc olm Jones who made appointments with
key indivials as requested by team and accompanied team representatives
on visits . Team was provided a l l materials and records requested.
Ma y 24 -2 5 - En larged study team visited Atlanta.
Dan Sweat's office
made appointments in advance with those requested and his office was
made available for use by the team. Malc o lm Jones agai n escorted team
members abou t town and arranged for additional interviews and materials
requested .
May 27 - 28
Malcolm Jones again assisted Mr. James B . Frisby,
t eam consultant , in obta i ning additional materials desired.
Every possible courtesy was shown the team and complete cooperation
given its ~epresentatives by all concerned. The team expressed
satisfaction and pleasure re recepti o n and coope:iat ion furnished in Atlanta
and ind ica ted that Atlanta would have high priority in its recommendations.
June 18 - Mr . Fra nk Shakelford o f Alst on, Miller and Gaines wr ote
to Se natois Talmadge and Russell and to Representative Fl etcher Thompson
requesting their a~sistance in getting ABT- DMJ M selected as contractor
for P hase II and stating that Atlanta is one o f the 15 cities selected .
(This reference to Atlanta appears to be prematur e and in error , since
the survey report was not due in HUD until June 15) . Al l 3 recipients
of Shackelford ' s le tte ~ contacted the Secre tary of the De partment of
Housing and Urban Development i n response to Shakelfo rd ' s r e quest.
July 2 - Shackel f ord wrote another letter to each o f the above .
Members of Congress expressing distress over Atlanta not being included
in the 12 cities s e lected and reques ted that HUD be ur ge d to reconsider
for selection of 15 ins tead of 12 cities and include At l anta as o ne of
t hose to be added. Fletche r Th ompson has written to Secre tary We aver
urging such rec o nsidera tion. Action o f Se nators Russell a nd Ta lmadge
is not yet known.
(Apparently the basis of information on which Mr . Shakelfo rd wrot e
letters on July 2 requesting reconsideration by HUD and inclusion of
Atlant a in the list of selec t e d ci ti es ) was res ult of t e l ephone cal l fr om
Mr . Francis Green in Was hing ton, whose law f irm wa s engaged as General
Counsel by ABT- DMJM for its surve y. Mr. Gree n accompani e d the survey
team to Atlanta on its second visi t and consulted with Alston Miller and
Gaines at that t ime .
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July 15, 1968
Page 2
According to reliab l e sou r ce, certain officials f r om ash i ngton,
D .C., in position t o know the inside story, passed through Atlanta
July 7 and advi s ed a l ocal pe r son here i nterested in this project, that
Atlanta would probably not b e inc lu ded among the cities to be selected
for the Experimental Housing p roject because HUD was seeking cities
in which the building codes a r e not too restrictive.
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Dear F'rank:
Perm it me to acknrnv l eo.ge and thank yo"l!- fo r your letter
wi th refer en c e to c onstruction work on the exper i mental l owco st h ousing proj ects rina ncec"i by the Department of Housing
a nd Urban Developme nt i n Atlanta and c ert.ain othe r American
c ities.
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h ave no di rect uuthor ity in r egard to decisions of this kind
b y an Executive Departmen L. , but I am anxiou s to be helpful .
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o f Housing and Urban .De velopme nt and express to h im .my strong
i nterest in your behu lf.
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WA S HINGTON, O . C .
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OLD POST OFFI CE, ATLANTA
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July 9, 1968
Secretary Robert Weaver
Department of Housing and
Urban Development
Washington, D.C.
Dear Secretary:
Urge that you reconsider selection of 12 instead
of 15 cities for experimental, low-cost public housing
so as to include Atlanta, Georgia, which is particularly
we ll- prepa r ed for and in need of such a project.
Low-cost public housing has been aggressively
sought and supported by Atlanta and I ask that you include
Atlanta in this program. ~
Yours ver y truly,
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FLETCHER THOMPSON
Member of Congress
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Mr. Frank Shacke lfo rd
Alston: Mjl ler & Gaines
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National Bank Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Honorable Ivan Allen, J r.
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City of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
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MEMORANDUM
To : Ann
From: Faye
The meeting scheduled for 11:00 Monday morning is with Mr . Gary
Abrams of the K iser Corporation. Col. Jones and Cecil Alexander
have been asked to sit 'non the meeting since it concerns the HUD
experimental housing project.
Col . Jones says he gave the Mayor a memo on Monday regarding
this proj ct and this memo should be good backpound information
for th m eting.
The K is :r Cotporation has b en aw rd d th contract on the
xp rimental housing program. They will make recommend tlon
to HUD for the choice of citie to b included.
Johnny John on undet"stand from Dan th t 12 of th 20 citie to
. h v these proj ct have been el ct d but Atl nt is not one of
the 12. Johnny has h d ever 1 calls f:rom. th Kaiser Corpor tion
to g t ddition l information on A tl nt
nd he thinks we re still
b _ing considered.
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inter st in b ing on of th e 20 citi
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�DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND . URBAN DEVELOPMENT
WAS HINGTON, D. C. 20410
JUN 2 1 1968
IN REPLY REFER TO:
OFFI CE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY
FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND I N TERGOVERN MEN TAL RELATIONS
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
This is in response to your letter urging the
inclusion of your city as one of the a.pprox i mat:2J.y 20
Model Ci ties in which the "In-City 11 housi:ig experi~.e nt
will be conducted.
The three major Gontractors sele cted for Phase I of
the experiment submitted their findings OH June 15.
Review of these submissions has now begun . As a
res ult of this r ev iew the Department wi ll select a
prime contractor and the cities in which to locate th e
experime nts.
I will be pleased to advis e you when a
final decision has been reached.
I appre ciate knowing of your interest in having your
city participate in the experiment and assure you that
every possible consideration wi ll be given to your
reco mme nddtion.
Sin cerely yours,
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Assistant Secretary
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�CITY OF .ATLANT.A
CITY HALL
June 7, 1968
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS , Admin istrative Ass istant
MRS . ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR. , Director of Governmental Liaison
MEMORANDUM
To:
Mr. Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
Director of Governmental Liaison
On May 8 and again on May 24 and 25 a team of consultants from
ABT A s sociates and Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall from
Cambridge, Massachusetts, under contract with HUD, conducted
a survey of Atlanta, as one of 25 cities, in interest of Experimental
Housing, preferably in Model Cities areas, or at least in close
proximity to Model Cities areas. Similar surveys were being
conducted simultaneously by two other consultant teams, each
assigned 25 additional cities, as Phase I of HUD 1 s special
E x perimental Housing program.
The mission of the team is to report to HUD by June 15, 1968, its
recommendations of cities and specific projects in those cities for
HUD to invest $60, 000, 000 during a two year period on Experimental
Housing projects, to get underway as soon as possible, and in any
event by Spring, 1969, at the latest. Phase II (development) of the
program is to be carried out by a prime contractor to be selected by
HUD.
On May 6, Mayor Allen responded to a letter from Mr . Ralph H .
Taylor, A s sistant Secretary of HUD, stating that Atlanta is interested
in the E x p e rime ntal Housing program; offered to cooperate with it ;
and reque ste d that Atlanta be inc2.uded in the list of cities to be
selected for this project.
It is comte mplate d that the r esults of thes e e x perimental proj e cts
in s e lect ed cities will guide the direction fo r dev e lopme n t, th ro u gh
HUD , o f t he P re s i d e n t 's p r ogram for 6 , 000 , 000 low - in c ome dwelling
unit s over a ten -ye a r pe r iod , fo r whi c h the S e nate recently app r o ved
5 b i ll i on dollar s .
�Mr. Sweat
Page T wo
June 7, 1968
I escorted members of the survey team about the city on both visits
and assisted in arranging interviews for them with various City
officials and prominent businessmen in Atlanta. I have a list of
most of those with whom they talked and notes on some of the interviews. I feel that the team accomplished as much as could reasonably
be expected during such a short period and that its members were
generally pleased with what they learned about conditions in Atlanta
and progress being made in the low-income housing program here.
With respect to Model Cities, Mr. Johnson informed them that no
specific site for new housing had yet been selected in the Model
Cities area and that he was reluctant to even suggest a site, until
such had been cleared with the Model Cities Executive Board.
In response to queries from the team as to when this could be done,
Mr. Johnson further e x plained that if policy determination is made at
top City level, he thbught he could present the matter to his E xe cutive
Board and obtain its approval within a couple of days or so .
M r . Johnson w a s d efinite that such site should rtot b e ae uh• d and
d e v e lope d thr ou h th - Hous 'ng Author ity und r no rmal Ur ban Ren wal
processes ; that to do so would require so m u c h time and be inv olved
so much in F ederal red tape, he thought the entire idea might as
well be abandoned.
D u ring discussion with Mr. Gladin, Mr. Gladin told the c onsultant s
that a ny site to b e s e l ected for accelerated advance acquisition would
have to be in the Cooper -Glenn area, as that area is slated to be the
first Urban R enewal project in the Model Cities area.
I personally disagree with the theory that the first experimental housin g
proj ect in Model Cities should be in the Coope r - Glenn area. I feel that
a more centr a lly lo cated and prominently situated s ite could and should
be selected and obtained through some form of advance acquisition ; and
that this would give a greater boost to Model Cities and benefit the C ity
as a whole more than selection of a site in the Cooper-Glenn area for
this purpose.
�Mr. Sweat
Page Three
June 7, 1968
Since Model Cities is to be developed under direct superv1s10n of the
Mayor and the City of Atlanta and not as a super Urban Renewal area;
and due to the interest and pressure which HUD is now directing to
experimental housing, I am of the opinion that authority could be
obtained from HUD for early acquisition of almost any reasonable
site which the City might designate in the Model Cities area.
I feel that (1) approximately a four block area (about 10 acres) centered
on the intersection of Connally Place and Crumley Street, S. E. or
(2 ) a similar size area centered on the intersection of Reed and Love
Streets, S. E. , would provide a suitable location for early acquisition
for experimental housing and would cause a minimum of displacement
(which will eventually have to be done any way ).
This is not likely to be done , however, without specific guidance and
direction from the 1\/rayor's Office.
Both of the locations indicated above have been shown to and discussed
with Jim Wright of the Model Cities staff and their location marked on
a map turned over to him.
In this connection I call your attention to marked portions {page 3 and 4 )
of the attached copy of Minutes of the Housing Resources Executive
Committee meeting of May 2, 1968.
I recomme nd that the Model Cities staff be direct e d to c ause s e l e ction
soon of a site for housing (preferably experimental) and that formal
request be made as soon as possible to HUD to authorize such acquisition,
subject to eventual application of such Federal financial assistance as
might e ventually apply in the Model Citie s area.
Sin ce r e ly,
M a l c olm D.
H o u s ing Coo rdi:na t or
MDJ :fy
Encl : Minutes H RC meeti ng, M a y 2 , 1968
�MINUTES
HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND
LOW-INCOME HOUSING COORDINATING GROUP MEETING
May 2, 1968
The regular montly meeting of the Housing Coordinating
Group and Housing Resources Committee Executive Group was held
in Corr.mittee Room 2, City Hall, May 2, 1968, at 10:00 a.m.
Copies of the invitational notices, agenda, record of those
attending and reference documents are attached to the file copy
of these minutes.
Chairc3 u Cecil
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Alexznder presided.
Mr. Alexander opec ?1 the nceting by asking Mr. Archer Smith
to give the Committee a report on school construction. Mr. Smith
presented the following two proposals:
(1) Approach the Sta te Sc hool Building Authority about them
leasing school buildings and then sub-leasing them to the City.
The State could lease the premises from the developer for 30/40
years and turn then o er to the City of Atlanta on a sub-lease
basis.
It would take a political decision by the State to
re-vamp procedures to allow this. One advantage to this proposal
would be that it would apply to all school systems if they so
desire.
(This was considered perhaps the simplest course
of action.)
{2) Have a local constitutional amendment passed allowing
the City Sc hool Board to enter into leases on a long term basis.
This loc a l ~~end~ent would be the more solid way and the local
a~endment would be easier to pass.
Mr. Alexander asked if the School Board had been approached
to see which course of action they would prefer? Mr. Smith
stated that they had not, officially, but the School Board would
probably go a long with either method. Mr . Jones suggested that
the Committee authorize the Legal Panel to contact the School
Bo ard and see which they would prefer a nd then pursue that course.
A motion was made , seconded a nd adopted that the Legal Panel
be so authorized.
Mr. John Ch~p~an appe~red before the Committee to discuss
a proposal for buildinr. l ow-income housing. He said housing for
the lowest inco~e families would pro~ably need to be financed by
the Federal govern~ent; that housing for medium income families
could be financed through private corporations. He was suggesting
dwelling units with rent ra nge~of $70-$80-$90 for 1, 2 or 3
bedrooms respectively. He proposed forming a limited profit
corporation, the mer.!bers of which would eac h put up a certain
amount of front money, with the intent of building developments
which would produce 4-5% profit, instead of the customery 1415% profit. He proposed using private conventional financing
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entirely, with no connection with Federal assisted programs.
He adv~sed he would try to contact several private corporations
about putting up money a t a reasonable rate of interest and that
if he got enough response from private corporations that this
could be done, he would inform the Committee of the reaction
he received from this idea.
Mr. Alexander con mented on and referred to an article by
Vincent T. Burke, in the Los n ngeles Times, March 18, 1968,
relating how certain Negro families in Washington had been
assisted by a tiny non-profit "Home Buyers" group in obtaining
home ownership witho ut ~ny a ssistance from Federal programs
or organi~a tior.s.
(Cc r y o f the article is attached to the
file copy of the~e ~i nutes.)
Mr. Pers e l ls re p0r tec.i t o the Con:::1i ttee on the Honor Farm
No. 1 Site proposed con ce pt . He presented a map showing
approximately 120 acres bet ween the Federal Penitentiary and the
Thomasville Ur b a n Re nc~ a l Project t ha t the Federal government
proposes to tur n over t o t~e City f o r urban improvement,
including hous ing . He expln i ned tha t the portion of the property
to be developed f o r hous il-:g and rela ted cmnmercial could be
either turned over directly oy HUD to developers, turned over
to the City to put ou for bids, or go to Atlanta Housing
Authority for develop~ ent through process of Ur ban Renewal.
fl meeting of the Al d erma nic P l2 n ning and Development Committee
is to be held to cons id er wh a t should b e done. Mr. Persells also
advised that a n ew p~ r k ar e a i s to be develope d and an El e mentary
School and a " Middle School" ar e to be constructed in the area.
The question wa s a sked a b out how housing could be developed in
the shortest le ngth of time. Mr. Persells responded we would
b e una ble to st ar t b uilding unt i l a stre et and sewer system was
b e g un; t hat i s the biggest d ela y.
I t wa s sugge sted that the l a nd
could be s old t o a developer a nd h e could put in the stree t system
simult aneous wi t h t he h o us i ng d e v e lopme nt. Tw o cho i c es we r e
recommend e d :
(1)
The Ci t y o r d e velopers could g o in a nd p ut in the
street and ut i lities at their e xpe ns e o f about $270 ,000. 00 .
(2 )
Have streets put in b y the Housin g Autho r ity as an
Urban RedevelopEent expense.
Mr . Pars ells expl~inod that fro~~fi n a ncial sta nd poi nt and
time eleme nt , the il03w f avorable sollution would be to have the
Housing Authori . y put i n the street Gnd sewer system at Urban
Redevelopment expeLse , b e c a use the schools would have to be built
any way, and the City ~ould receiv e credit for the schools which
would more than pay for the expense of putting streets and sewers
in and that they could be put in while the developers were
getting their plans approved by the Federal government.
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3
Mr. Persells advised that topographical maps and surveys
had already been made. He also reported that there was a small
triangle of land the Federal government doesn't own; stated there
were some title difficulties and the only sure way and quickest
way to get clear title to the property would be condemnation
proceedings through the Urban Re newal process. The Land to be
developed for housing and related commercial is to be offered
for sale on May 27, 1968, to developers, with proposals called
for. Additional land, 17 single-family lots, is to be added to
the Thomasville Urban Renewal Site for sale, with ground
breaking between May 20-28. Approximately 50 acres of the 120
acre tract of land would be available for housing.
Mr. Archer Smith, made a motion that a formal resolution
be drawn up that the Housing Resources Committee goes on record
as urging the support of the New-Town-In-Town project concept
conditioned upon a substantial portion of the project to be
developed for lowest-income housing.
If this condition is not
met, then the Housing Resour ces Committee goes on record as
opposed to the project as presently planned. Motion was seconded
and unanimously adopted, with instructions that copies go to the
Housing Authority, Mayr Ivan Al len, Jr., Members of the Board
of Aldermen and to Mr. Baxter, of HUD .
Mr . Howland announced that the CACUR non-profit housing
development corporation has now selected five units for rehabilitation under 221 (h) and expected to have them under way
within 60 days.
Mr . Alexander then a s ked Mr . Jones to explain a proposal
he had been working on for accelerated low-income housing development in the Model Cities area.
Mr. Jones explained the concept and stated that a development
team was very anxious to get a tract of about 10 acres f ..cfr an
experimental housing development to stzrrt this summer. He
read a letter just received by the Mayor from Mr. H. Ra lph
Taylor, Assistant Secretary, HUD, proposing a HUD sponsored
experimental · housing project in Model Cities area in selected
cities to be carried out by a pri~e contractor to be selected
by HUD; and inquiring if P.tla nta desired to cooperate? Mr.
Jones eKplained that this tied ind irec tly with the proposal
he has been working on; that because of multiple ownerships,
it is virtually impossible for private dev elopers to acquire
land in the Mode l Cities area for this purpose; that therefore
he has studied the area and looked at certain sites, with
others~ including a representative of Model Cities, and has
selected two tentative sites, having badly dilapidated housing
which will in all probability be demolished any way, and has
marked these on a map for consideration of the Model Cities staff.
�I
4
Mr. Jones proposed "advanced land acquisition" to be
requested in the Model Cities area on such a site to be
sleeted so they would get started on construction of approximately
a 10 acre site as soon as possible. A motion was made,
seconded and adopted that the Housing Resources Committee
recommends that a su i table site be selected in the Model Cities
area f or accelerated development of low-income housing
(preferably under the experimental housing concept) and that
application be made to HUD for authority to acquire the site
under the "advance land acquisition" procedures; that copies
be provided the Planning and Development Commmittee, Mayor
and Board of Aldermen and HUD.
Mr. Persells stated that he concurred and that the Housing
Authority would go·in·soon with a request that the entire Model
Cities area be placed under a GNRP so that this could be done
as part of an Urban Renewa l Project within the Model Cities area.
He requested support of the HRC to the Planning and Development
Committee, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen and to HUD on that
proposal so that the "advance land acquisition" could be legally
implemented. The Committee agreed to support the GNRP proposal
for this purpose.

Mr. P:lexander informed the Committee of g r ound-breaking
on the first Turnke y Housing project in Atlanta on Hollywood
Road, N.W. at 2 :00 p.m. on May 9 , 1968. All were invited ; that
Mayo r Ivan Allen , Jr., would o ffi c ially break the ground for the
202-ttnit development. Copies o f the announcement , prepared
by the . Housing Authori t y were distributed.
It was announced that the report fr om the Ad Hoc Committee
on Low-inc ome Housing Analysis will not be ready and that it
would be discussed at a later da~e.
Mr . Plexander announced that a confe r ence will be held
May 29th at the Dinkler all day , consisting o f debates and
discussions on legal aspects, employment, workshops, etc., on
equal opportunity in housing.
Mr . Alex a nd e r explaine d brie f ly the p r o g r e ss mad e on
Pa ckage Zoning .
Question. ·wa s a s k ed if a formal resolution has been adopt e d
b y t he HRC Ex e cutive Committee on the p r opos ed Packa ge Zon i ng
Pl an . The Commi t tee wa s advised tha t such res olut i on h ad a l read y
bee n a dopt e d s upp ort i ng t h is p l a n. Mr . ftlexa nd er a l s o stated it
i s ant ic ipa t ed t ha t t he plan wo uld receive t he supp o r t o f
numerous civic and business o rganizations and radi o and television.
Mr. Alexand er rea d a Press Re l ease fr om HUD atinounc ing
authoriza tion of t rai l ers (mobi l e homes ) for temporary housing
in Urban Uedevelopment prmjects .
�5
Mr. Alexander also commented on the necessity for positive
action soon for improvement in the NASH-BANS area, through
Urban Renewal or otherwise.
The meeting adjourned at 12:00 noon.
Respectfully submitted,
~y~:,~r0v'v1-ij-~~
· w~
Malcolm D. Jone
Housing Coorldina ·or
Encls:
As stated (with file copy o nly)

�May 6, 1968
Hono rable H . Ralph T ylot
As istant S er t ry
Department of Housin and Urban Development
Washington, D . C . 20-410
D
r S c r t ry T ylor:
Your 1 _tter of April 22 Worming us of the propo d low ... co t
x_p riment by HUD in perhap 20 cities h -ving Mod 1
Clti e :r . nt i mo t intd. uin . W d finit · ly . ant you to includ
Atlant on your Ust
on of th dtle willing to coop r t in th ·
d v ·1opm nt of innov tive t chniqu , p 1'tic;;ularly in our xtensiv
odel Citie


r , in int re t of g n ratin i.ncr


ed level
d
r ducin · co truction <:Ost of dw lling unit fo.r lo -lncolni
mill • .
hou.sing
On May 2 our Ho
ourc
Commltt
dopt d Be olutio.n


recomrne.n.dlng e ~ly


c;tlon nd d v lopment fot' low-inco
ho l , a aoon •a po lbl , of ppro·.11.u,.&At ly t n
re
pol'tton of th wor tr ldenti l s ction of our Model Citi
ar a , t rou.gh " adv c 1 nd cqui ition" procedur .
hav also be n ap roa~b d by an nain
C ntractor and Archit•ct t am hic:h i
in our Mod l Ci.ti
r
for co tructio of• v r
0£ high d •ity ( 0 \J.tdt p r er ) low .. inco
' p teut appll d £or 11 cone pt 0£ pt c t cotlcl' t
a · le ale.be that ca · b eaat on- it
d in•ia.11 d 1th a. minim.um
of qu.lpment
d
~ · primarily
tr l d loc 1 l bor.
prlneipal 1ft tht. t m, Mr. Jo
McNamara, nKuilv"'~ of
a:v
a.h. a rat , 1 und r tand
• · lN dy
tact d a c: upl•
f vour
ople
W ah
o
bout hie c nc pt ~ r. Port • Drlsc 11,
T:
�Secretary Taylov
Page Two
M y 6 , 1968
Dir ¢tor, Architectu._ral Division, FHA in HUD 1 and Mr .
A 1 tant Comm! sto r for Teclmic l St _ d J!'d in HUD.
maw:1 1
hope t t you ill e p us dvi
of th pro
s of this hou. in
e pe riment · d
sur you of our de ir to p rticipa.te .
willingne
to coope · t in tbi& .nt\U" · •
Slneer ly yo\U" ,
lv . All ·n. Jr.
or
�DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20410
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY
IN REPLY REFER TO:
FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
APR 2 2 1968
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
I want to take this opportunity to inform you of what I believe is a
most exciting experiment in building new housing for low- and moderateincome families within the Inner-City. Within the next several weeks,
a prime contractor, most likely a joint venture of several firms, will
be selected by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Th.is
prime contractor will be expected to supervise and manage a variety of
low-cost housing experiments in perhaps as many as 20 cities, most of
which now have Model Cities grants. These experiments will be carried
out only in cities which are wiling to cooperate in the development of
innovative techniques aimed at generating a higher level of housing construction for low-income families.
The prime contractor will seek out, study and evaluate new design, construction and management techniques and systems, as well as materials
and components to be used in the experiments. Based on analysis and
after consultation with city o:rficials and such interested private
groups as l~bor unions, neighborhood organizations, builders, architects,
sponsors and educators, the contractor will determine the kind of housing
to be built in a specific neighborhood. The goal of the overall experiment is to obtain more housing value for each dollar spent in the
development of good city housing for low-income families, and to identify
the obstacles to building such housing.
Where such housing is to be built within a designated model neighborhood,
the experiment v.i.11 be carried out in the context of the Mod.el Cities
planning and program implementation process. In any case, it seems essential that the groups mentioned above be consulted if this bold experiment
is to work. Following the selection of the prime contractor, HUD will
work with him to select cities which seem to have the capacity and willingness to carry out an experimental project for low-incane housing. The
Department will be committing not on1y substantial research :f'unds in this
effort, but also tens of millions of dollars of program funds from several program sources.
�2
With the f'ull cooperation of' all who become involved in this experiment
to better the nation's housing, and to make government more responsive
to the most pressing housing needs, I believe that this can be a most
significant step toward meeting the goal of' a decent home in a suitable
living enviromnent for every American family.
Sincerely yours,
H. Ralph Taylor
Assistant Secretary

�May 15, 1968
Honorable H . Ralph Taylor
Assistant Secretary
Department of Housing and Urb n Development
Washington, D. C . 20410
Deai- Sec:retary Taylor:
On March 10, 1967, the City of Atlanta submitted its application
for a Compreh naive City Demonstration gt-ant under the
Demonstration Citt
and Metl"opolitan Dev . lopment Act of 1966.
The pplication wa developed by the HUD guidelines for the e
purposes entitled "lmpl"oving the Q uality of Urban Life". The
total cost of th · Atlanta pr.ogra.m was estimated for planning
purposes at $500,690.00 .
On Novemb r 15, 196?; HUD announced the s lection of Atlanta along
with 65 oth r citi .
lnitLl recipients of Mod l N ighborhood
PJ'ogr m grants . HoweV"eJ', Atlanta unlik many of th other 65
citl ~eceiv d le than complet dir ct Fed ral funding for thi
pi-ogf.' m . Atlanta' progr ma d t i-min d by HUD w e to rec iv
$152,000 in direct Mod l Neighborhood Pi_,.ogJl'am grant fund
(80/20 moni s) with addition 1 F d ral moni
to b ma.de av U bl
th.rough the CRP and 701 progr ms totalling $127,000. The l tt r
re matched on 1/3 - 2/3 b sis.
ln dditlon, monl w -1' - lso made v U bl to Atl ta through the
EDA ptogr m totalling 100; 000 but thi
a compl tely
rm rk d
for conomie pl nnln purpo es.
On the ud c • thl wa n impre lv outl .y of F det 1 fund
d
ppeared sa.tisf ctory t th time; ven mol'e o Ith th ov ,rt\U"
mad by HUD to th int rn 1 opet' ting pi-oc dui> s to b worked out
�Secretary Taylor
Page Two
May 15, 1968
by HUD among its a.Uied agencies relative to 11 cooperation11 ~ 111.pecl.al
processing and handling of matertals pretainlng t.o this progi-am •
etc:. We , therefore, accepted this offer of Federal financial assistance
in the spirit of innovative planning and financing on the pa.tit of HUD
and proceeded to make known our intentions of i' . taining the original
size and scope of the local p:rog;ram without alteration.
Obviously, such a new Federal pfogram is fraught with difficulties
in attempting to make it operati,.onai. Stafitng at'rangement alone at
th local level are monumental to say nothing of the work elements to
be undertaken. Belng that aa lt may, HUD has since the inception of
the program promulgated certain technical memoi-anda which provide
fui,t,her detailing of 11 required 11 work element • Meanwhile, o'\U sta!£
has truggled a-long ttempting to work out the necessal'y applkations
and obtain the additional Federal monies undel' this circuitous fin eial
arrangement.
On March 15, 1968; the City submitted its 701 Application for Model
N ighborhood P~ogr m planning purposes .. its tatus at present is
still 11 under going r vi w " by HUD~ An Am nciatory Applic tion for
C:RP grant funds for Mod 1 Neighborhood Program planning purposes
t pending subnu . aion to HUD. Combined,
ch ha caused the Clty
to spend an widu amount of time nd etfo hi attempting to utilbe
th. quiqu m thod 611 financing th Model Neighborhood Progr
in
Atl
t .
Un~tu.n t ly,
ch - pplication ha h d to b
ritt n to con!o:rm to th
specific tlons of th w viewing gency of HUD th i' by restrtctlng 11d
re atratolng rna.Jdm\lD'l b nefit to the Mod 1 Ntd hborhood Program.
N lther ot th
pplleation pto~ide u . with th total flexlbU!ty and
h e Lthal n d d by th City to und rt.ake thos
ot 1 m nts of
tb Model N ighbo hood P:a:ogr m " qun d by HUD in
ti facto ,
p~o l' and xp d!tio · rnann r.
�Secretary Taylor
Page Three
May 15, 1968
Progr ms prior to xpanding this sort of mal ise . With 1 borioW;l
and time consuming p!'oc du:res necessary fot obtaining CRP and 701
gi-ant funds for Model Neighborhood Program planning pui-pose ;
with indications that th HUD agencies r not 4:ooperating withe ch
other; with no gua~antee that the processi.ng of application ha . been
given the highest priority other than the nol"mal procedure ; with the
inequitabl local non ... c;.ash matching requirements we have suffered
und r; we , thei-efo~e ; · ppeal to HUD to :reeon ider our current (inanc;:ial
a~rangements relativ lo the pJ'eparation nd undertaking of the Atlanta
Model N igbbothood P:rog.ram.
Th City of Atlanta reque ts that HUD tea l'Ve nd approp;'iat ·
$150., 000 in Model N lghborhood Progr zn g:rant .funds in li · u of the
701 and CRP F der 1 g·r nt funds to be used for planning purpose in
th Atlanta M od l N lghboc-hood Program. Thi additional $150, 000
i:n Fed ral gr t funds would bring our b
· Model Neighborhood
Program. grant up ll'C>m $152; 000 to $302,000. The formid bl
ob tacl s we hav t c d to dat and those that r main will b
ub•
11 . ntlally reduced by f vor ble
ction on tht m tter on the p rt of
HUD.
We r p cttully r q
t that thi
ppe l be gi,v; n youJt imm. di te a:n:d
ainc r con id -r timi in o der that uffld.ent fund might be mad
av U · bl for \l to do .competent job nd to impro-v th po aibilitie _
of achi ving th o l of Model N ighborhood planning ln Atl nu.
Sine ,; ly youzs.
Ivan Atl n. Jr.
M yorlAJr:fy
�DRAFT
7 the
0 1 tC/(;
On
City of Atlanta submitted its
g;ant ~der t h e ~
~
The application was developed
·tt.-
t l ~ ,
by the HUD guidelines for these purposes entitled_.....,."""""
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The total cost of the Atlanta programO
was estimated for planning purposes at
llcGE>o.., 1oc;o.oa .
o ~S:/ft'tr.un announced the
selection of Atlanta
)
along with
(o$.
other cities as
Model Neighborhood Program grants.
many of the other
--441-z...~- -·-- cities
~
initial recipien5of
However, Atlanta unlike
received less than complete
direct Fed e r a l funding for this program.
Atlanta I s program as
d e termine d by HUD was to receive $152, 000 in direct Model
Neighborhood Program grant funds (80 /20 monies) with additional
Federal monie s to b e m ade a vailable through the CRP and 701
pro grams totallin//'tf OtfJcf)
~ f!JO
The l atter are matche d
on a 1 / 3: 2 / 3 bas is •
In addition, monies w e re also made available t o Atlanta
through the EDA program totalling $10 0 , 000 but this was comple t e ly
ear marked for ec onomic planning purpos e s.
O n the surface this was a n impre ssive outlay of F e d eral
funds and app eared satisfa c~ory at the time; even mor(jo with
�Page Two
the overtures made by HUD to the internal operating procedures
to be worked out by HUD among its allied agencies relative to
11
cooperation 11 ,
11
special processing and handling of materials
pretaining to this program 11 , etc.
W e , therefore, accepted this
offer of Federal financial assistance in the spirit of innovativ e
planning and financing on the part of HUD and proceeded to make
known our intentions of retaining the original size and scope of the
local program without alteration.
Obviously, such a new Federal program is frQJJ.ght with
difficulties in attempting to make it operational. Staffing
arrangeme nts alone
~ at the local l e vel are momume ntal to say
nothing of t h e work elements to be undertaken.
Being that as it may ,
HUD h as sinc e the inc e ption of th e program promulgate d c e rtain
t e chnical m e moranda w hich provide a further detailing of
11
r e quir e d 11 w ork e l e m e nts.
M ean w hile, our sta ff has struggl e d
along attemptin g to wo r k out the n e c e ss a ry applications and obtain
~
the additional F e d e ral monies under t ~
a rran g e m e n . ,
.
On
~
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ina ncial
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1
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t h e Cit y submitte d it s 701 Ar pli cation
for M odel N e i ghbo r ho o d P r o gram p l anning purp o ses - its status
at present is still ' ' under going review 11 by H UD .
An~endatory
�Page Three
~
lication for CRP grant funds for Mode l Neighborhood Program
planning purposes is pending submission to HUD.
Combined, e ach
has caused the City to spend an undue amount of time and effort in
attempting to utiliz e this unique method of financing the Model
Neighborhood Pro g ram in Atlanta.
Unfortunately, each application
has had to be w ritte n to conform to the specifications of the r e viewing
agency of HUD ther e by restricting and r e straining maximum bene fit
to the Model N e ighborhood Program.
Neithe r of these applications
p rovid e us w ith th e total fle x ibility and w h e r ewithal ne e ded by the
City t o und e rtake thos e w ork e l e m e nts of the Mod e l N e ighborhood
Pro gr am r e quir e d by HUD in a satis fa cto r y , p rop e r and e x p e ditious
m a n ner .
It is our under standing that the r e a r e suppl e m e ntary Mode l
N e i ghbo r hoo d P r o gr am gran t f unds ava ila ble, and addi tionally1 HUD
i s currently i n the proce ss of se l e cti n g i ts s ec on d round Mode l
N eigh b o rhood P rogram grant r e ci pient s .
We fee l that HUD w o uld
best do well to reconsid er f ull , comp l ete and direct F e d eral
funding o f those on - g o ing Mode l N e i ghbo r h o od Pr o grams prior t o
expanding this sor t of malaise.
With l abori o us and time consuming
procedures n e cessary for obtain ing CRP and 701 grant funds for
M o d e l N e ighborhood P r ogr am planning purposes ; with indicat ion s
�Page Four
that the HUD agencies are not cooperating with each other; with
.tv"'~
no guarantee that the process~£ applications has been given the
highest priority other than the normal procedure; with the inequitable
- o ~ - ~requirements
.l,oC:4!.,,I(___ matching
we have suffered under; we, therefore,
(\
appeal to HUD to reconsider our current financial arrangements
relative to the preparation and undertaking of the Atlanta Model
Neighborhood Program.
The City of Atlanta requests that HUD reserve and
appropriate $150, 000 in Model Neighborhood Program grant funds
in lieu of the 701 and CRP Federal grant funds to be used for
planning purposes in the Atlanta Model Neighborhood Program.
This additional $150, 000 in Federal grant funds would bring our
base Model Neighborhood Program grant up from $152, 000 to
$302, 000.
The formidable obstacles we have faced to date and those
that remain w ill be substantially reduced by favorable action on this
matter on the part of HUD .
W e respectfully request that this appeal
be given your immediate and sinc ere consideration in order that
sufficient funds might be mad e available for us to do a competent
job and to improve the possibilities of achi eving the goals of Model
Neighborhood planning in Atlanta.
Sincerely yours ,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
�Secretary Taylor
Page Thi-ee
May 15, 1968
Programs prior to expanding this sort of malaise . With laborious
and time consuming proc: dures neces ry for obtaining CRP and 701
grant funds fol' Model Neighborhood Program planning purpose · ;
with indicatfmns that the HUD agencies are not coop rating with each
other to change piocedures to adequately accommodate Model Cities
planning needs; with no guarantee that the pt,oc a sing of applications
~ been given the highe -t priority other than th normal procedure; with
the inequitable lo.cal non-cash matching r quir ments we have suffered
under; we, therefot"e, appeal to HUD to recon id r our current financi 1
trangement relativ to the pr paration and und rt king of th Atl ta
Mod 1 Neighborhood Program.
The City of Atlanta r qu.e t that HUD reserve and approppiate
$150 ,000 in Model N lghbo- hood Prog .. mgr nt funds in U .u of the
701 and CBP Fed .ral grant !\Uld to be u ed for planning purpo ea in
the Atlanta Model Neighborhood Progl'atn. Thb ddltional $150,000
~ Fed _r l grant fund would bring our b
Model Nei hborhood
Program grant up frorn $152i 000 to 302, 000. Th iorntld bl .
obstacl
w h v f t d to d te nd those th tr main will b
ub ..
ntlally r duced by f vor ble ction on this matt r on th . part ot
HUD.
r e p ctfully r que t
t this pp.eal be gl,q n your lmmedi t
•lncel' consider tion in ord r th t euffict nt fW'ld might b m d
W
v
1 ble for w; to do com.pet nt job nd to lmptove the po slbiUti
chi ving the go ·• of Mod l N ighboi-hood p1anning in Atlanta,
Sine rely yowr.-.
Ivan All n, J't.
M yor
1/l.Tt:ly
d
�Secretary Taylor
Page Three
May 15, 1968
Programs prior to expanding this sort of malaise. With laborious
and time consuming procedures necessary for obtaining CRP and 701
grant funds for Model Neighborhood Program planning purposes;
t eJ--G!J.w-!91'f7!-~
with indications that the HUD agencies are not cooperating with each ~ ·
.--.,...~o..t .,.
h.,.e,, , with no guarantee that the processing of applications has been
\,- given the highest priority other than the normal procedure; with the
inequitable local non-cash matching requirements we have suffered
~
under; we, therefore, appeal to HUD to reconsider our current financial
ft ... ,.JI
arrangements relative to the preparation and undertaking of the Atlanta
~~
~ Model Neighborhood Program,
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cf), ·~
~
t<.~
tC-~ 11 1 tJI"' I}
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tJ
The City of Atlanta requests that HUD reserve and appropriate
$150, 000 in Model Neighborhood Program grant funds in lieu of the
f 701 and CRP Federal grar~t funds to be used for planning purposes in
Jthe Atlanta Model Neighborhood Program. This additional $150, 000
in Federal grant funds would bring our base Model Neighborhood
Program grant up from $152, 000 to $302,000. The formidable
obstacles we have faced to date and those that remain will be substantially reduced by favorable action on this matter on the part of
HUD.
We respectfully request that this appeal be given your immediate and
sincere consideration in order that sufficient funds might be made
available for us to do a competent job and to improve the possibilities
of achieving the goals of Model Neighborhood planning in Atlanta.
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr :fy
�CITY OF .ATLANT.A
CITY HALL
May 13, 1968
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN , JR ., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Ass istant
MRS . ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR ., Director of Governmental Li aison
MEMORANDUM
To:
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
From:
Subject:
Dan Sweat
~
Attached letter from Secretary Taylor
The team from ABT Associates, Inc. has already made their
pr e liminary contacts in Atlanta and Col. Jones and I have seen
that they have received all the information they requested.
The team leade r, Mr . Merrill, stated upon his departure that
he had already seen enough in Atlanta to convince him that
Atlanta should be one of the cities selected for the implementation
of this program. He indicated he will make the recommendation .
We have another follow-up group coming in next week and we
have everything lined up for their w ork.
DS :fy
.
�DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20410
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY
IN REPLY REFER TO:
FOR DEMONSTRAT I ONS A N D INTERGOVER N MENT A L REL A T I ONS
MAY 9
1968
Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
Following up my letter of April 22, I am pleased to inform you t hat the
followi ng contractors have been selected by the Department of Housi ng
and Urban Development for t he first phase of the experimental program
to develop new housing for low- and moderate-income famili es within the
i nner city:
ABT Associat es, Inc., Cambri dge, Massachusett s - Daniel, Mann,
Johnson and Mendenhall, Los Angeles, Californi a

Building Systems Development, Inc., San Franci sco, Calif ornia
Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Fach of these contractors has been given a list of 25 cities . Your City
is on the list for study by ABT Associat es, Incorporated. A repre sentative from this firm will be contacting your office within the next
few days . He will need your help and the help of your staff in order to
make an analysis and evaluation of the potential for carrying out a
housing experiment in your City. The time pressures will be severe as
the Department is determined to evolve solutions to the long standing
problems which have prevented an adequate production of housing for lowand moderate-income families.
The contractors involved in this Phase I of the experiment will have
not only to develop criteria for the selections of cities in which the
housing will be built (the Department and the contractors will work
together in final city selection), but aLSO will have to seek out and
analyze potentially success:f'ul building and management systems for the
actual construction of the housing as well as an identification of the
constraints which have tremendously hampered the construction of such
housing and plan for overcoming these constraints. As you can see, this
ambitious program will call for an extremely intensive level of work
between now and mid-June when the contractors are expected to report
back to t he Department.
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Each contractor will be working closely with Department personnel both
in Washington and in the regional offices. If at a:ny point you feel
Departmental staff can be of direct service to you during this period
of analysis, I suggest that your Model Cities Director or one of your
principal assistants contact directly the Model Cities team captain in
the appropriate HUD regional office.
Sincerely yours,
�HUDNEWS
U.S. DEPART M ENT OF HOUSING
AND URBAN DEVE'LOPMENT
WASHINGTON D . C . 20410
HUD-No. 68-1815
Phone (202) 382-4433
FOR RELEASE
Wednesday ,
May 8 , 1968
HUD PICKS THREE CONTRACTOR GROUPS
TO LAUNCH IIIN-CITI" HOUSI NG EXPERIMENT
Secretary Robert C . Weaver of the U . S . Depa rtment of Housing
and Urban Development today annourced t he selection of three c ontractor
groups to launch the national "In-City" e x perimenta l low-cost housing
project.
Those named to conduct the first pha se of the project are: ABT

Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Mass . , a n d Dan iel, M ann, Johnson and
Mendenhall , Los Angeles, Calif.; Building Sys t e ms Development, Inc. ,
San Francisco, Calif .; and Westinghouse Electric Corporat ion ,
Pittsburgh, Pa.
"Thi s national housing experiment, Se c ret a ry Weave r said, "is
the most a mbitious one ever underta k e n in t h e count ry. The magnitud e
and u rgency o f the housing needs of o ur il l-ho use d d e mand bold action .
Further, it is dire ctl y re lated to Pre side nt Johns on' s reque st t o C ongress
for support t o produc e 6 , 000,0 00 new or rehabilitated federally assisted
ho using units fo r our low er inco me fa mil ie s over t he next te n ye a rs."
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According to T . F. Rogers , Director of HUD ' s Offic e of Urban
Te chno l ogy a nd Re searc h, there a re a number of design-construction
conc e pts , n ew material s , a nd management technique s now available
that can be used in the nation's cities t o prgduce a large vol ume of
ho using rapidly, and at costs below current l evels to meet the needs of
l ower income families.
The "In- City II project will involve a variety of low - cost ho us i ng
sub -experime nts. The overall e x periment is e x pected to identify the
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HUD-No . 68-1815
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constraints o n the use of new products, as w ell as innovations in des i gn,
financing, and construction or rehabilitation of low -cost hou~ing. Emphasis
will be on the character of the housing and its constr:uction, as measured
by the needs and desires of their o ccupants and the people in the
neighborhood.
The three contractor groups, each w ith· a sizeable and experienced
professional staff, were carefully selected in a competitive process that
saw 19 proposals submitted to HUD in response to its requests for proposals
last March 14.
Mr. Rogers pointed out that because the three contractors showed
an impressive understanding of the ex periment, though submitting
substantially different approaches, HUD decided to proceed competitively
through the initial phase of the project.
"The unique quality of this new e x periment, " he said, "and the
vital role it w ill play in the Department's overall housing plans suggested
the diversified approach. "

The exper iments w ill be carried o ut only in those cities that indicate
a w ill i ngness to build a large volume of hous ing fo r lower income fa milies ,
us i ng t he fl e x ible a n d innovative methods suggested by the contr actors .
M r. Rogers e x plained that the contr actors have until June 15 t o
c omplete t he fi rs t phase of the "In- City" project, which compr ises four
main ite ms. The contr actors w ill :
1. Stud y t he various Model Cities , a nd others if a ppropriate , to
establish spec ific c rite ri a fo r fi n al s e lectio n o f t he cities fo r the hous ing
sub-experi me nt s .
2. I de ntify, s t udy and r a nk-orde r new design, c o n structio n and
management te c hnique s and s yst e ms, i ncluding ind ustria lized systems,
materials, c o mpone nts , et c. , t o b e u sed .
3. Vvo rk with ap propriat e c ity o ffi cia ls , re s i d ent s, and labor,
industrial and professional groups to pin-point t he more i mportant needs
and constraint s; arrive a t conclus i ons regardi ng the opportunities and
estimated cost and time of carrying out useful housing sub-e x periments.
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4. Suggest to HUD the cities that should be considered for the
overall national experiment.
Upon conclusion of phase one, each of the contractors will give
HUD a detailed proposal for the conduct of phase two. HUD will then
CS)ntract to complete the project, determine how the actual work will
begin, and select the specific cities in which the sub-experiments will
take place.
Mr. Rogers pointed out that the actual construction or rehabilitation
to take place in phase two will be locally initiated and sponsored, and
financed largely through HUD programs. The Department's Regional
Administrators and the officials and residents of the selected cities are
all expected to take active roles in the project.


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�May 9, 1968
Honorable John F . Collins
55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge , Massachusetts 02138
Dear John:
Thank you very much for involving Atlanta. in the In - City
Low Cost Housing Experiment. We are v rt happy that we
will have you%' assistance in thi fi:rst phase •

Dan Sweat of my office has met with your r · preeentatives,
Mr . Merrill .. Mr. Baycu and Mr . Frisby, and is making
sure that they obt in 11 the infonnation and materials which
you requir •
W ·· are v ry excit d about this project and hop that we can
get the Atlanta ph s moving and compl ted ln the minimum
time schedule .
I am ttachtng . copy of letter to Ralph Taylor in
connection ith this proj et.
Sincer ly yours,
Iv n All n, Jr.
M yor
IAJr:fy
�joint venture of
DANIEL, MANN, JOHNSON and MENDENHALL
and
ABT ASSOCIATES, INC.
55 wheeler street, cambridge, massachusetts 02138
telephone 617-492-7100
May 5, 1968
Hon Ivan Allen, Mayor
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Ivan:
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As you may be aware, yours has been one of the candidate -cities selected
to participate in the first phase of the In-City Low Cost Housing Experiment
to be undertaken by the D e partment of Housing and Urban Development. The
Department has also selected as the contractor to conduct this Project in
Atlanta a joint venture of tW) firms, Abt Associates Inc. and Daniel , Mann,
Johnson and Mendenhall, for whom I am the project director. We are looking
forward to working closely with you in the weeks and months ahead.
This new program is an opportunity for the cities to develop methods and
w ill lend to the mobilization of substantial additional Federal funds as part of
our increased national effort to .deal with our urban problems. Your city may
be able to take advantag e of these opportunities of the first phase if the project
is successfully completed. That first phase is a planning step which involves
the development of n ew technology for the construction of low cost h ousing and
the development of n ew patte rns of o r g anization both in the public and private
sectors of the low cost housing area.
This initial phase must b e completed by June 15th of this year. In order to
b eg in work imm~j._2, t e ly , an adv anc e t e am from our organization w ill be in
Atlanta on May ~ and will contact your office. Enclos e d wi th
this letter are several copies of a list of topics on w hich we hope to b eg in compiling inform ation during this initial visit . It wou ld gre atly facilitate this pa rt
of our effort if you wou ld circulate these copies to informed members of your
administration so that our initial effort s will be a s fruitful as possible and
create the l e ast po ssible burden on your staff.
There are two oth er important tasks we hop e to acc omplis h next week during our visit. The first is to have our advance team b eg in to make arrangements
for a much more intensive v isit by our staff wit hin t wo or three weeks. The
second and sti ll more important task is to have themanswer any and all questions that you or your adm inist ration might have about the project .
I am sure that you are as gratified as I am that programs such as this,
long urged by many of us, are now being undertaken. Unfortunately a prior
commitment keeps me out of town for the next day or two, but please do not
hesitate to call either Mr . Richard FI. Rosen or Mr . Marc J . Roberts at
617 / 492-7100 if there is any informa,tion we can give you about the enclosed list
of subjects or about any other aspects of the p rogram .
�Hon. Ivan Allen, Mayor
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May 5, 1968
I am looking forward to being in contact with you again soon. Let me
close by saying that this is a tremendous opportunity, but that time is short
so that we must all work together in order to bring this phase of the project
to a successful conclusion.
JFC:jrl
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�To:
Mayor, Candidate City for In-City Low Co st Housing E xperiment
From: : John F. Collins, Project Director
Re:
Information Goals of the Initial City Visit
As mentioned in my l e tter, the following is a list of subjects of
_particular concern to us, subjects about which we would like to acquire
information on our visit to your city this week.
Several copie s of this
memorandum have been enclosed with my letter, so that you may circulate
them to the k e y members of your administration.
We hope that you will be
able to arrange for our team to n1eet with these members of your governme nt
so that they will be able to discuss the following topics.
Status of Mod e l Cities Progran~
1. 1 What progress has b ee n made sinc e .the designation of your city in
the program?
1. 2
Have any model cities projects advanced to the design or construction stage:?
1. 3
Have any projects had spe cific HUD approva l for program conc ept,
and e conomi·cs ?
1. 4
Bave the re b een any b as ic changes in you r model cities pr ogram since
approva l by HUD?
1. 5
Has any of the model citie s proj e ct land been acquired by the City or
Community Renewal Agency since approva l of your program?
1. 6
Besides model cities proj ects , do any other low rent hou sing pr oj ects,
whe ther government or privat e ly spon so r e d, curr e ntly exist or have
progresse d we ll along into the d es ign stage?
Building Codes, Zoning and Planning Regulations
2. 1 Does the City us e any regi onal building or planning Codes?
Z. 2 Is a variance ~r other proc e dur e us ed for minor adjustment to fit
spe cific conditions?
2. 3 What are ' the agenc i es and pro cedu:tes involve d i n code administration and e nforcerne n't?
2. 4
When was the l ast y ear in w hich the several codes were sub stan tia lly update d ?
2. 5
I s there a regular mechanism for code review and amendment?
Loca l Governm ent Housing Structure
3. 1 What lo cal agenc i e s ar e involved in the planning and d eve lopment of
low-cost housing? What are their respe ctive roles and their
relationship to each other?
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�3. 2 Which of these agencies are in practic e most important to the
housing process?
3. 3
In particular, is there a local Public Housing Authority and is it
currently operating any projects?
City Population Characteristics
4. 1 What are the principal ethnic and racial groups in your City?
4. 2
Are any of these groups concentrated in particular areas of the
city?
Construction Industry:
Contractors and Trade Unions
If there is no one in your administration who is particularly knowle_dgeable
about these somewhat technical matters we would appreciate it if you could
arrange for our people to contact a few informed -individuals, experienced
on building and construction.
5. 1 Is there a active local trade association in which the majority of
general building contractors participate?
5. 2 What role has the building construction industry and the desi gn profession in your city played in the introduction or new construction
methods and techniques?
5. 3
What has been the history of jurisdictional disputes among _
. construction indust"'r y unions?
5. 4
Is there an organiz e d Buildings Trad es Unions Council or comparable
body?
5. 5 How much construction is done und er union jurisdiction?
5. 6 What is the racial composition of the building trades union membership?
5. 7 Have th e trade unions played a role in any recent consideration of
building code revisions?
Planning Institutions
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6. 1 Is there a community
or regional master plan; if so, when was it
adopted?
When was it last revised (updated)?
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6. 2 What organization, if any, is respon·sible
for the implementation
and modification of this plan?
Financ e
7. l
What state or local government funds are available for low income
housing? Are th ere any time limits on this ::tvailability?
7. 2 Are there any significant amounts of private funding available locally
for low-cost housing, and if so, from what sources?
�Land Availability
8. 1 Is there any land whether vacant or built up under public ownership
available for lo w income housing? How much of this land is
available and where in the city is it located?
8. 2 Is this land suitable for reha bilitation, for new construction or for
some combination of both?
8. 3 Is there any land under private own e rship available for low incorne ·
housing and where is it located?
8. 4 What is the approximate current rnarket value in dollars per square
foot of the various types of land available?
8. 5 Is there any characteristic (geologic or locational) which limits
(or encourages) the type of use to w hich this land might b e put?
Property Taxa tion
9. 1 Is there a property tax based on so1ne type of assessed valuation?
9. 2 Is it applicabl e to all prop erty includin g government-av.med property and property own e d by non.:.profit organizations?
9. 3 How are assessments . set and revie wed?
9.4 What is the effect on property tax levi es of und ertaking a rehabilitation project?
9. 5 What tax incentive or abate1nent programs apply in the case of lo wco st housin g?
9. 6 What is the annual tax rate per $1, 000 of real market value? How
is this broken down into tax rat e per dollar of assessed valuation
and the relationship of ass es sed to real value?
9. 7 What local, state, county or special district government organizations
ar e supported by the pr operty tax?
�To:
Mayor, Candidate City for In-City Low Cost Housing Experiment
From:: John F. Collins, Project Director
Re:
Information Goals of the Initial City Visit
As 1nentioned in my l etter, the following is a list of subjects of
. particular concern to us, subjects about which we would like to acquire
infonnation on our visit to your city this week .
Several copies of this
men1orandurn have been enclosed with my letter; so that you 1nay circulate
them to the key me1nbers of your adrn.inistration.
We hope that you will b e
able to arrange for our team to n1eet with these members of your govenuncnt
so that they will be able to discuss the following topics.
Status of Model Cities Program
1. 1
What progress has be e n made since the designation of your city in
the program?
I. 2
Have any model cities projects advanced to the design or construction stage?
I. 3
Have any projects had specific HUD approval for program concept,
and economi·cs?
I. 4
Have ther e been any basic changes in your model citi es program since
approval by HUD?
1. 5 Has any of the model cities :r:;1·oject l and been acquired by the City or
· Community Renewal Agency since approva l of your program?
I. 6 Besides mod e l cities projects, do any other low r-~nt housing projects,
whether govermnent or privately sponsored, currently e x ist or have
progressed well along into the d e s ign stage?
Building Cod e s , Zonin g and Plan nin g Re gulations
2. I
Does the City use any regional building or planning Codes?
2. 2 Is a variance or other proc e dure us e d for minor adjustment to fit
sp e cific conditions?
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2. 3 Wha t a re the ag e nci e s and pro c edur es involve d in code ad1n inis tration and enforceme nt?
2. 4
When ~va s th e l as t y e ar in w hi c h th e se v e r a l code s we r e sub s t a ntially upda t e d?
2 . 5 I s the r e a regula r m e chanism for cod e r e vi ew and am e nd1n e nt?
Loca l Gover nme nt H ou s in g St ructu re
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3. l
Wh a t lo c al a gen cie s ar e in v olve d in th e pla n n ing and d eve l o p rn ent of
low- cost h ous i ng ? Wha t ar e th e ir r es p ec tive rol es and th e i r
re lat ions hip t o eac h other·?
�3. 2 Which of these ager:i.cies are in practice most i1nportant to the
housing process?
3. 3 In particular, is there a local Public Housing Authority and is 1t
cur rently operating any projects?
City Population Characteristics
4. 1 What are the principal ethnic and racial groups in your City?
4. 2
Are any of these groups concentrated in particular areas of the
city?
Construction Industry:
Contractors and Trade Unions
If there is no one in your administration who is p articul ar ly knowledgeable
about these so1new-hat technical matters we woul d appreciate it if you could
arrange for our people to contact a fe'\V inforn1ed individuals, experienced
on building and construction.
5. 1 Is there a active local trade association in which the majority .of
general building contractors participate?
5. 2 What role has the building constru ~tion industry and the design profession in your city played in the introduction or new construction
methods and techniques?
5. 3 What has been the history of jurisdictional disputes among _
construction industry unions?
5. 4 Is ther e an organized Buildings Trades Unions Council or co1nparable
body?
5. 5 How much construction 1s done uncl er union jurisdiction?
5. 6 What is the racial composition of the building trades umon men,bership?
5. 7 Have the trade unions played a role in any recent consideration of
building cod e revisions?
Plannin g In s titutions
6. 1 Is th e re a com1~unity or r e gional master plan; if so, when was it
adopted?
When was it l ast revised (updated)?
6. 2 Wha t organization, if any, ,is responsibl e for th e impl e m e ntation
and n1odification of this plan?
Financ e
7. 1 Wha t sta t e or lo c al go v erm11ent funds ar e availa ble for low inco1ne
housing ?
Are th e re any tin,e limit s on this 3.va ila bility?
7 . 2 Ar e th e r e a ny si gnific a nt a1noun t s of priva t e fu n ding ava ila bl e l oca lly
for lo w -co s t hou s i ng , and if s o, fro n, '\Vh a t sou r c es?
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�Land Availability
8. 1 Is there any land whether vacant or built up under public ownership
available for low income housing? How much o f this land is
available and \vhere in · the city is it located?
. 8. 2 Is this land suitable for rehabilitation, for new construction or for
some combination of both?
8. 3 · Is there any land under private ovmership available for low income
housing and where i s it located?
8. 4 What is the approximate current market value in dollars per square
foot of the various typ es of land a vailable?
Is there any characteristic (geologic or locational ) which limits
(o r encourages ) the type of use to which this land might be put?
Taxation
Is th e re a property tax b ased on sorn.e type of assessed valuation?
Is it applicable to all property iricluding government-ovvned property and prop e rty owned by non-profit organizations?
9. 3 How are assessments set and reviewed?
9. 4 What is th e effect on property t ax l evies of undertaking a rehabilitation proj ect ?
9. 5 What tax inc e ntive or abaten.1.ent programs apply in the case of lo wco st hou sing ?
9. 6 What i s the annual tax rat e p e r $1, 000 of real marke t va lue? How
is this broken down into tax rat e per dollar of assessed valuation
and the relation ship of assessed to re a l v a lue?
9. 7 Wha t local, state, county or special district government organi zations
are supported by th e property tax?
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�May 13, 1968
MEMORANDUM
To: Mayor Ivan All en, Jr.
From: Dan Sw at
Subject: Attached letter from Secretary Taylot

The team from. ABT Associates, Inc . has alr ady made their
prelimin · ry contacts in Atl nt and Col. Jones and I have seen
that they h v · t"ec lved all the ~ormation they requ sted.
The team lead r., Mr. M r:ri.11, st ted upon his departure th t
Ire dy seen enough in Atlanta to convinc him th t
Atl t should be on of the cities sel cted for th implementation
of this progr m. He indic ted he will make th recom.m ndatlon.
he had
W hav anoth r follow-up group coming inn xt week
have everything lin d up :fbs th ir work.
DS :fy
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�ITINERARY
ABT ASSOCIATES, INC. AND DMJM
May 24 and 25,1968
Friday, May 24:
9:00 a. m.
Collier Gladin, Planning Director, 700 City Hall
NOTE: Alderman Rodney Cook will meet in
Mr. Gladin's office at 9: 30 and will only be
available until 10: 00.
10:00 a. m.
Johnny C. Johnson, Model Cities Directo r ,
565 Hill Street, S. E.
1:00 p. m.
Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman, Housing Resources
Committee, and Col. Malcolm D. Jones, Housing
Coordinator - 44 Board Street
2:00 p. m.
Williain R. Wofford, Building Official,
801 City Hall
2:30 p. m.
Lester Persells, Associate E xe cutive Director,
Atlanta , Housing Authority, 824 Hurt Building
NOTE: M. B. Satterfield, E x ecutive Director
is out of the city until June 1
Saturday, May 25:
10:00 a . m.
Alderman Q . V . Williamson, 855 Hunter Street, N . W .
�ITINERARY
ABT ASSOCIATES, INC. AND DMJM
May 24 and 25 , 1968
Friday, May 24:
9 :00 a . m .
Collier Gladin, Planning Director,. 700 City Hall
NOTE : Alderman Rodney Cook will meet in
Mr. Gladin's office at 9:30 and will only be
available until 10: 00.
10:00 a . m .
Johnny C . Johnson, Model Cities D irector ..
565 Hill Street, S . E.
bOO p. m.
Cecil A. Alexander ; Chairman, Hou ing Re ouree
Committee, and Col. Malcolm D. Jones, Housing
Coordinator - 44 Board Street
2 :00 p . m.
Willi m R . Wofford, Building Official,
801 City Hall
2:30 p . m .
Lester Per 11 • As oci te Executive Director,
Atlanta, Housing Authority, 824 Hurt Building
NOTE: M . B . Satterfield, Ex cu'tiv Dir ctor
is out 0£ the city until Jun 1
Saturd Y» May ZS:
10:00 - • m.
Ald trman Q. V. William on,. 855 Hunte~ Str et, N. W.
�ABT ASSOCIATES, INC. & DANIEL, MANN, JOHNSON and MENDENHALL
A JOINT VENTURE
201 ALEWIFE BROOK PARKWAY, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 02138
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May 16, 1968
Mr. Dan Sweat
Office of the Mayor
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Sweat:
As I indicated to you in ou r telephone conv ersation this afternoon, our team will
be in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday of ne x t week (May 24 and 25) to gathe r
detailed information on the needs , problems and ideas relevant to low-cost urban
public housing in your City. As you alr e ady know, our current project is the
production of a study recommending e x periments in hous ing to be conducted,
during the ne x t two y e ars, in appro x imately twenty model cities .
There are a great many people with whom we would like to speak, of whom the
most important are those in the cit y gove rnment. Since it is not nec e ssary that
our entir e team talk to each of them, we can probably cov er more ground than
during our first v isit; and, in fact, we found the first visit so profitable that our
task for the second vi sit is conside rably simplifi ed.
W e w ould b e very appreciative i f y ou could arrange for us to m e et w ith t h e p e opl e
I have liste d b e low du r ing t h e day on May 24 . I have arranged the m in to g roups
so that one of our t e am m e mbers can work with a group which can prov ide him
w i t h the inf o r mation n ee d e d to f ulfill h is own require me n ts .
1)
Mr. Collie r Gladden
M r. W i lliam Wofford
2)
M r.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr .
Mr .
Male olm Jone s
M. B . Satterfie ld
L e ste r A . P e rc e lls
C e cil Alexand e r .
J . J . John son
You w ill n ote t hat t h e a bove lis ting include s th e p e ople we tal k e d to du ring our
fir s t vi sit. W e do wish to tal k to t he m a gain sin ce we have m o re spec ific inf or mati on nee d s on this tr ip.
W e woul d, i n additio n , a ppre ciate the opportu n it y t o tal k w it h any me mb ers of
the Board of Aldermen w ho are c o n c erne d w i th hou s i ng pr oblems , particul arly,
Mr. R odney C ook and M r. Q . N . Williams on. W e w ould be happy t o tal k w i th
them at their convenience dur ing the two d ays or, i f necessary, on Monday the
27th.
We would, of course, appreciate the opportunity to ta lk with you and the Mayor
at some stage if it is convenient to do so . It would probably be better to do that
later in the visit rather than earlier. Finally, if you have any suggestions for
people in the city government or in t-he community with whom we might profitably
establish contact we woul d appreciate your advice .
�Mr. Dan Sweat
Office of the Mayor
Atlanta, Georgia
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If there are any questions or problems which arise, I hope you will feel free to
contact me here (Area Code 617 876-4663 - Collect). If I am not available,
please feel free to contact Mr. Richard Rosen or Mr. Marc Roberts of our
senior staff. And, in any event, after the team leaves here at the first of the
week, the office will know how to reach us.
We will arrive in Atlanta on the evening of May 23, and will check by your office
first thing in the morning of the 24th. I will let you know as soon as I find out
where we will be staying in Atlanta.
Thank you for your help and cooperation.

AWC:bj r
We look forward to our visit to Atlanta.
Allan W. Came ron
Consultant
Atlanta Study Team
�ABT ASSO IATES, INC. & DANIEL, MANN, JOHNSON and MENDENHALL
A JOINT VENTURE
WIFE BROOK PARKWAY, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 02138
May 18, 1968
Mr. Dan Sweat
Office of the Mayor
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Mr. Sweat:
For your information in the event you wish to contact us in
Atlanta prior to the morning of May 24, the ABT- DMJM field
team will arrive on th'-3 evening of May 23. We will be staying
at the Holiday Inn, Howells Mill Road, with reservations under
my name.
Looking forward to seeing you ne x t week, I remain
Allan W. Cameron
Consultant
Atlanta Study Team
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CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Cod e 404
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
COLLIER B . GLADIN, Dir ec tor
March
4: 1968
Mr. Robert Dobbs, Chairman
Northwes t Perry Homes Citizens
Neighborhood Advisory Council
2455 Abner Place, N, W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30318
Dear Mr. Dobbs:
As the time draws nearer for the next zoning hearing in July on the
Browntown public housing, i-c is worthwhile at this point to determine the
progres s which the City has made in improving community facilities in the
N. W. Perry Homes area. This letter lists specific improvements designated
for this year by the Parks and Construction Departments.
The various i mp rovements include:
Parks
1)
Development of Gun Club Park
This includes $200,000 from the Parks Improvement Fund for the
construction of a recreation building, bathhouse, and swinnning pool
at the Gun Club Park site.
2)
Redevelopment of Center Hill Park
$40,000 has been allocated from the Parks Depart ment's St ate Aide funds
for the general redevelopment of Center Hill Park. The improvements
will include: site preparation and drainage, driveway and parking
spacesy paved court area, a children's area, and the relighting of the
existing ball field.
Sewers
3)
Expansion of Hollywood Road .Lift St ation
This expansion will allow fo r increased population development along
Proctor Creek.
�Mr. Robert Dobbs
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March 4, 1968
~ellwood Sanitary Re lief Sewer
This project includes the construction of a sanitary outfall sewer from
Ashby to Proctor Creek to relieve the existing overload of ,the Bellwood
Sanitary sewer.
Regarding the school situa tion, as of this date the Board of Educa tion
has made no plans for a spring bond issue. From what I can gather they -are
expecting some bond money to be generated by the stat e legislature in
November. Of course, the e:>tpansion of Archer High School is a first priority
item as soon as the bond money is acquired by the School Department.
As you probably know, I am working with the N. W. Perry Homes
Neighborhood Center on improvements in the scheduling and routing of buses.
If there are any other matters which you feel deserve our attention, please
let me know.•
Sincerely yours,
Peter Labrie
PL/cm
Enclosures
�NORTHWEST PERRY HOMES SERVICE CENTER
1927-29 Hollywood Road, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
799-9322
March 13, 1968
PLANNING COMMITTEE MINUTES
The ·planning · Committee of the Northwest
Citizens Neighborhood
A<lv1sory
Perry Itmu,;:.i; Se-rvico Cc1\tcr
Council (CNAC) held their monthly
meeting Wednesday night, March 13, 1968 at the Northwest Perry Homes
Service Center.
INVOCATION
The committee was led in prayer by Mrs. Josie Wynn of Bolton Hills.
The meeting was opened with a Progress Report by Peter Lebrie, of
the City Planning Department.
He listed the various improvements
to toke place in the area.
PARKS
(1)
The DeveloQ!!!ent of Gun Club Park - $200.00 have been reserved
for the improvement of Gun Club Park. Funds for construction
of a recreation building, bathhous e· and swimming1·. paol.
(2)
Redevelopment of Center Hill Park - $40,000 have been allocated
irom the Parks Departmen t's State Aide Funds for the general
redevelopment of the Center Hill Park. The improvements will
include: site preparation and drainage, driveway and parking
space, paved court areas, a children's area and the relighting
of the existing ball field.
SEWERS
The expansion of Hollywood Road Lift Station.
This expansion will
allow for incre ased population development along Proctor Creek.
�-2BELLWOOD SANITARY RELIEF SEWER
This project includes the construction of a Sanitary Sewer from
Ashby to Proctor Creek to relieve the existing overload of the
Bellwood Sanitary Sewer.
SCHOOLS
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Regarding the school situation, as of this date, the Board of Education
has made no plans for a spring board issue.
Mrs. Hill of Lincoln Homes, stated that the Atlanta Constitution
carried an article which reported that the Walter George High School
was a first priority item, whenever bond money is acquired by the
Board of Education.

After a short discussion regarding the educational situatinn in the
area, Mr. Williams, Extension Manager, stated tha t we should go on
record, stating our position in this matter.
A letter would be sent
to Doctor Letson, Superintendent of schools and Mrs. Mitchell, a
member of the Board of Education.
Copies of this letter will be s e nt
to Peter Lebrie, City Planner and Doctor qorace E. Tate, a member of
the Board of Education.
Mr. Dobbs stated the needs for looking at the overall picture of the
northwest area.
He listed the sets fDr additional apartments in the
area, and the importance of attending the rezoning meeting Friday,
March 15, 1968.
The Planning Committee at this point expressed displeasure in the improvements being made in the area by the City.
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position taken by the YMCA.
Most of all, the
Mrs. Pullens and Mrs. Wynn both stated
that there has been no genuine efforts shown by this organization and
�Alderman, Q. V. Williamson, Board member of the YMCA in assisting
the citizens in trying to plan a better community.
Mr. A. Smith, of Perry Heights, expressed disapproval in the rate in
which recreational facilities were being developed -
·There is no
way in which the City can complete the swimming pool in Gun Club
Park by June"-and if they don't the citizens of this community will
be upset again.
Everything goes to other communities but nothing
comes here~
Mr. Williams, told the group of the eff~rts that are being made to
provide better bus services for the community.
He mentioned the
conferences that have been held regarding re-routing or extending
the bus route to Hollywood Road, and made some provisions for setting
up a cross community route.
After the report Mr. Williams asked
that a committee on transportation be set up to deal with this problem, Mrs. Lillian Sheppard of Lincoln Homes was selected chairman
of this committee.
After a heated discussion, regarding the summer programs and the
changing name nf the Center the meeting was adjourned.
Allen Williams, Recorder
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RECOMMENDATIONS
In orde r t o e liminate existing de fici e nc i es and bring ab out orde r ly
growth in the N. W. Browntown Area> i t is re comrr,e nd ed:
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capacity to 2000 students be p lac ed on a bo nd issue by Spr i ng , 1968.
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on t he already a cquired s it e l oc at e d we s t of James J a ck son Parkway ns
population incre ase demand s it .
Park s and Recreation
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the next bond issue.
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residents in terms o f ac ces s to library, hea lth, and employment f~cil ' ies
a nd to recorr~ end fea s ibl e alternatives for res olv ing the situation, fl•n~i~,
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That the City make a concent rated eff ort to~ 3rad e street and traffic
facili t ie s in the arc.J., including the erection of traffic facilities at
ne eded intersections, th e cons truct io n of street l ights in unli ghted ·
re sidential areas , and the general mai ntenance of clean and well paved .
street s.
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That efforts be made to attract to nearby industrial areas firms that
would generate employment opport unities for local residents.
That the City requi re th a t developers of any pub l ic housing projects in
in the area hire l ocal residents fi rst in rec ruiting workers.
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Th a t local community groups establish the necessary organizution3l
~ achinery to direct their co~plaiats a nd r e qu e st s to th e 2p p ropriate
public ag~ncies and to follow through and see that their complaints and
requests are acted uiJon.
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l ocal corr.muni ty g ro up s and g ive t he g r oups a cl ear explan ation if t h ey
are unable to n:eet a r e guested servic e . Ci'f'( dt'p1Q~t~•I\;'{ ~li"t.) ,._, 0 '-wJ
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mi dd le income housing t ypes t h roughou t e City so t hat pub l i c housing ct·
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�STATUS OF RECOMMENDATIONS IN BROWNTOWN STUDY
MAY 14, 1968
Schools:
1.
That a vertical addition to Archer High which would increase its
capacity to 2,000 students be placed on a bond issue by Spring, 1968.
No bond issue has been scheduled. However, the School pepartment
has planned for the improvements to Archer High out of other funds
which are being made available. These improvements will be ready
in ample to serve the community including the proposed Browntown
housing development when it is completed in about two years.
2.
That an elementary school site be included for any new housing
projects approaching 300 units or more in size.
The developers of the Browntown site are willing to provide space
for the elementary school. This is being coordinated with the
Housing Authority and Board of Education. The School Board
presently lacks funds for construction of an elementary school
at this location.
3.
That planning be started now for the construction of a new high school
in the area as population increase demands it.
No plans are in progress.
4.
That plans be started now for the construction of a junior high school
on the already acquired site located west of James Jackson Parkway
as population increase demands it.
No plans are in progress.
Parks and Recreation:
1.
That a request for a neighborhood park for Lincoln Homes be placed
on the ne x t bond issue.
This re quest is on file and a neighborhood park is planned for Lincoln
Home s in the comprehensive park development plan which w ill be
p r oposed i n the nex t bond issue.
�Browntown Status Report
Page Two
2.
That the City find a means of paying all of the personnel costs
needed to maintain recreational services in Perry Homes.
A comprehensive summer recreation program is being planned for
the Perry Homes area. The policy question on the City assuming
costs of recreation programs in Perry Homes has not been resolved
to date.
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3.
That plans be started for securing funds to build a community club ·
house and fully equip Gun Club Park as a community park.
The swimming pool and bath house are scheduled to be completed
this summer. They should be completed within a very few days.
4.
That plans be started for the development of a community park to
the west of James Jackson Parkway as population increase demands
it.
Plans for the development of this community park have been started
as part of the comprehensive parks plan for the city.
5.
That plans be started for the development of at least one more
neighborhood park in addition to the two already proposed for the
area.
These plans have also been started as part of the comprehensive
plan.
6.
That the Parks Department be prepared to expand and improve upon
existing parks and recreational facilities as population increase
demands it.
The Pa rks Department and the Planning Department have developed
a master plan for park improvement for the entire city. The
Northwest area is included in this parks plan.
Sewers:
1.
That the Sandy Creek Improvements P roject be initiated as soon as
�Browntown Status Report
Page Three
possible in order to bring about the major solution to most of the
sewage and flooding problems in the area.
The Construction Department is making efforts to implem,e nt this
project.
2.
That until the Sandy Creek Improvements Project is initiated
whatever temporary solutions are feasible be implemented to
alleviate sewage conditions before large new housing projects
are constructed.
Two projects have been funded for this year; expansion of the
Hollywood Road Lift Station and the Bellwood Sanitary Relief Sewer.
The Lift Station is under construction.
3.
That a plan of action be developed to identify and aid the owners of
those homes which are too poorly situated near Proctor Creek for
anything economically feasible to be done about their sewage and
flooding problems.
No progress has been made on this problem. However, Emory
University legal aid people are preparing a suit to be filed in order
to clarify responsibility.
Other Facilities:
1.
That a public transportation study be made to specify problems faced
by residents in terms of access to library, health, and employment
facilities and to recommend feasible alternatives for resolving the
situation.
The Planning D epartment, Perry Homes Center , Atlanta Transit
Syste m have been working on bus improvements.. The Metropolitan
Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MAR TA) will purchase s everal new
buses for use by the Transit Company primarily to serve low income areas.
�Browntown Status Report
Page Four
2.
That the City make a concentrated effort to upgrade street and
traffic facilities in the area, including the erection of traffic
facilities at needed intersections, the construction of street lights
in unlighted residential areas, and the g e neral mainte n,ance of
clean and well paved streets.
The C i ty is making an effort to upgrade street and traffic facilitie s
in the ar e a. A survey is b e ing made now to determine the priority
of the Johnson Road, Hollywood Road and Sumlin intersection.
City S e rvic e s Coordinators at N o rthwest Perry Homes and West
Central Neighborhood Service Cente rs are working to improve
street lighting and general maintenance of streets.
3.
That efforts be made to attract to nearby industrial areas firms
that w ould g e nerate employment opportunities for local r e sidents .
No d e finit e program.
4.
That th e City r e quir e tha t d eve lope rs o f a ny public housing proj e cts
in the ar e a hir e local r e sid e nts first in r e cruiting w orkers .
This is not poss i bl e .
do so .
However, d eve lope rs w ill b e en cour age d to
G e n er al :
1.
That loca l c ommuni ty g ro u p s e sta bli s h the n ece s sa r y o rgani zational
m achinery t o d i r ect their com plaint s and re que st s t o t h e a ppr o priate
publi c agencies and t o follow through and s ee t h a t their compla i nt s
a nd re q uests a r e act ed u p on.
A C ity Service s C oor dinat or fr om the M ay or 's Office has b een p l aced
in the Northwest P erry H o m e s a nd the We s t C entr al EOA Centers ,
Neighborhood Action T as k F orces h ave b een e s tabli shed , P olic e
Community Service O fficers have been empl oyed from e ach of these
areas and the Community R elations Commission w i ll set up a s erie s
of grievanc e- response hearings to help facilitate communications
b e twee n t he community and City Hall.
�Browntown Status Report
Page Five
2.
That the public service agencies act upon complaints and requests
from local community groups and give the groups a clear explanation
if they are unable to meet a requested service.
The City departments are showing much greater willingness to
communicate with community neighborhood groups and the machinery
being established for the summer will help lead to permanent fulltime communications chanels.
3.
That every effort be made to develop a healthier mixture of low and
middle income housing types throughout the city so that public housing
does not become further overconcentrated in the Northwest Browntown
areao
Efforts are being made by many groups. An Open Housing Conference
will be held on May ?9 and the Mayor's Housing Resources Committee
is pushing for dispersal of low and moderate income housing throughout all areas of the city.
�CITY I-fALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
May 14, 1968
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative As~istant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Execctiv2 Secretary
DANE. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
Mr. Robert Dobbs, Chairman
Citizens Neighborhood Action Committee
Northwest -P erry Homes Service Center
1927 Hollywood Road, N. W.
Atlanta , Georgia
Dear Mr. Dobbs:
On August 21, 1967, th e Board of Aldermen d efe rred action on
a request for r ezoning the Browntow n Roa d site for a Turnkey

Housing Development.
The d eferral and continued delay of this project h as been bas ed
on the .obj ections of the community to deficiencies in several
areas of community services.
As a :i;esult of the rezoning application and concei.·n by the
community l ead ership of the Northwest area, t;,.,-;.:: City planners
were as signe d to your committee to help docurr..~nt problems
in your area and recommend solutions.
It was m ·y understanding that th e comnlUnity was not objecting
to th e construction of the housing per sc , bi.::.t to the lack of
ad e qua te s e rvic e s and f a cilities and the overcro\v ding of existing
facilities.
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The City and the community, throug h your con1mitte e , h ave
exercised very encouraging coope ration and · coordination in
identifying proble1ns, examining alternatives for th e ir solution,
and, in many cases, insti gating a ctions which ha ve r es ulted in
immediate solutions.
�-Mr. Dobbs
Page Two
May 14, 1968
The Browntown Arca Report prepared by the Ciiy planners assigned
to your co1nmittee was probably the first of its kind prepared in this
city and most others. It ~ot only identified the problem areas but
recommend e d specific actions to correct or resolve the ,problems.
A survey of the status of implementation of the reco1nmendations
contained in the Browntown Area Report has recently been made -and
it was found that many of the recommended improvements have
already been acco1nplished, others h ave be e n initiate d and are now
being carried out, while plans are in existe nce for making additional
improvements as soon as circumstances and funds permit. A copy
of this status report is attached.
The Browntown Road site location has b een approved by both HUD and
the Housing Authority. It is d es igne d to house 4·50 low and mode rate
income_ f amilie s for which d e c ent, safe and sanitary housing i s
desperately needed. We cannot indefinitely deny these families
a suitable place to live.
I think you will agree with m e _tha t considerable progress has b een
made . The credit for these improve1nents is due in a l arge m eas ure
to the ,he lpful as sista nc e anu cuope r a tion of the r es ponsibl e citi zens
of the area, whom you represent.
If Atla nta i s to con tinue to progr ess and provid e d e c ent hous ing for
all of its_ citi ze ns, we c a nnot afford t o wait ind e fin itely for all d esir a ble
impr ovements . M any of these will h a ve to b e d evelope d simultaneous ly
· with d evel opment of the hous ing to se rve the ar eas i nv olv e d. The
City of Atlan t a is com1nittcc to such a pro gram.
I fe e l tha t both the City and the community h a ve a cte d i n good faith
in our joint effort for improvement of the Northwest a r ea ,
I fµrth er fee l that these effort s should continue and I a 1n con fid ent
they sha ll.
In the meantime , it i s my feeling that the City' s program t o provid e
d ecent h ousing for the poor must go f orward . I h ope that you and

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Page Three
May 14, 1968
your committee will recognize the progress we have made and
will see fit to withdr2.\V your opposition to the Browntown rezoning.
I am confident that during the two year construction period of the
Turnkey housing, the improvements underway or sche duled will
not only prov id e a better community for those residents who live
there now, but for the future residents who will move into the
community.
I will be glad to meet with you and the committee to discuss the sta tus
of our program if you desire.
Sincerely yours,

Dan Sweat
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. Mr. Eddie Billip s
M'r. Collier Gladin
Mrs. Od essa Hill
Mr. Pete r Labl'ie / '
Mr. Johnny Robinson
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�STATUS OF RECOMMENDATIONS IN BROWNTOWN STUDY
MAY 14, 1968
Schools:
1. · That a vertical addition to Archer High which would increase its
capacity to 2,000 students be placed on .a bond issue by Sp1·ing, 1968.
No bond issue has been scheduled. However, the School Departrn.ent
has planne d for the improvements to Archer High out of other funds
which ai·e being made available. Thes e improvements will be ready
in ample to serve the community including the proposed Browntown
housing development when it is co1nple ted in about two years.
2.
That an elementary school site be included for any new housing
projects approaching 300 units or more i~ size.
The develope rs of the Browntown site are willing to provide space
for the elementary school. This is b e ing coordinated with the
Housing Authority and Board of EdHc ation. The School Board
presently lacks funds . for construction of an elementary school
at this location.
3.
That planning be starte d now for the· construction of a new high school
in the area as population increase demands it.
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No plans are in
progress.
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4.
That plans b e started now for the construction of a junior high school
on the alr eady acquired site _locate d west of James Jackson Parkway
as popula tion increase de1nands ·it.
No plans are in progress.
Parks and Re creation :
1.
That a reques t for a n e i ghb orhood park for Lincoln Homes b e pla c e d
on the n e x t bon d i s s u e ,
This reques t is. on fil e and a n e ighborhood park is planne d for Lincoln
Homes in the compr e h e nsive p ark d eve lopment pl an w hich will b e
propos e d in the n e x t bond i s sue ,
�.\
Browntown Status Report
Page Two
· 2.
That the City find a means of paying all of the personnel costs
needed to mainta in recre a tional services in Perry Homes.
A comprehe nsive sum.mer recreation program is being planned for
the Perry Homes area. The policy question on the City assuming
costs of recr eation programs in P er ry Home s h a s not b e en r e solved
to date.
3.
That plans be started for securing funds to build a com1nunity club
hous e and fully equip Gun Club Park as a community park.
The swimming pool and bath hous e are sche duled to be comple t e d
this summer, They should be completed within a very few days.
4,
That plans b e started for the developrnent of a community park to
the west of James Jack s on Parkway as popul a tion increas e d emands
it.

Plans for the development of this community park have been started
as part of the comprehensive p a rks plan for the city.
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5,
That pla ns b e star t e d for the d evel opment of at l eas t one more
nei gh? orhood p ark i n a ddition t o the iwo alre a dy prop o se d for the
area,
Thes e pla ns h a v e also b e(:.n started as p a rt of the com pr e h ens i ve
plan.
6.
That the Parks D epartment b e pr e p a red to expa nd and i m prove up on
e x isting parks and r ecreational faciliti es as populati on i nc r ease
d emand s it.
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The Parks D e p a rtme nt and the Plannin g D epar tment h ave d evel ope d
a m as t er plan fo r park i mprovement for the enti re city. The
Northwes t area is i ncluded in t hi s parks pla n.
S ewers :
1.
That the S andy Cr eek I mpr ovement s Proj ect b e initiate d as soon a s
�Browntown-Status Report
Page Three
possible in order to bring about the major .solution to most of the
sewage and flooding proble1ns in the area.
'i
The Construction Department is making efforts to implement this
· project.
That until .the Sandy Creek Improvements Project is initiated
whatever ten1porary soli.1tions are feasible be in1plemented to
alleviate sewage conditions b e fore large new housing projects
are constructe d.
Two projects h a ve b e en fund e d for this year; ex pansion of the
Hollywood Road Lift Station and the Bellwood Sanitary Relief Sewei.
The Lift Station is under construction.
That a plan of action b e d e velope ? to id e ntify and aid the owne rs of
thos e home s which ar e too poorly situate d n e ar Proctor Cr eek for
anything econ o1n ic a lly. fe a sible to b e don e about the ir s ewage and
flooding proble ms.
No progr e s s h a s b een m a d e on this prob l e m. Howe v e r, Emory
Unive rsity l e ga l a id p e ople are pr e p a ring a s uit to b e fil e d in orde r
to cl a ~.:ify r es p ons ibili ty.
Othe r Facilities :
I.
Tha t a publi c tra n spo r tati on s tudy b e m a d e to spe cify probl ems face d
by r esident s i n t erms of access t o library, h ealth, and empl oyme n t
. faciliti es a nd to r e commend fea s ibl e alte rna ti ve s for r e solv i n g the
situa tion .
The P l ann ing D epart m e nt, P e rry H omes C ent e r, Atlanta Tr ans i t
Systen, h ave been working on b us hnprove1ncnts . The Metropolita n
A tlant a Rapid Trans it A uthority (MAR TA) will p u rc h ase sev e ral new
bus es fo r u se b y the Trans it Company p r iina rily t o s e r ve low incon,e areas . .
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�Browntown Status Report
Page Four
2.
That the City make a concentrated effort to upgrade street and
traffic facilities in the area, including the erection of traffic
facilities at needed inte rsections, the construction of street lights
in unlighted residential areas, and the general rnaintenance of
clean and well paved streets.
The City is making an effort to upgrade street and traffic faciliti e s
in the area. A survey is being 1nade now to determine the priority
of the Johnson Road, Hollywood Road and Sumlin intersection.
City Services Coordinators at Northw est Perry Homes and West
Central Neighborhood Service Centers are working to improve
street lighting an4 general maintenanc e of streets.
r
That efforts be made to attract to nearby industrial areas firms
that would generat e employment opporhmities for local residents.
No definite program.
4.
• develope rs of any public housing projects
That the City require that
in the area hire local 'residents first in r e cruiting worke rs.
This is not possible.
do so.
However, d e velopers w ill be encourage d to
General:
1.
That loc a l commu n ity g roup s es tabiish th e n e c e ss a ry or ga ni zationa l
machine ry to dir e ct th e ir co1nplaints and r e que st s to the appropri a te
public a g enc i e s a nd to follow throug h and se e tha t the ir compl a int s
arid reques t s are a cte d up on . ·
A City Ser v i c e s Co o rdin a t o r fr o'rn. th e Mayor's Offic;e h as b ee n plac e d
in th e Nor thwe s t P e rry H om e s and th ; We st C e ntral EOA C e nt e rs,
N e i gh bo rh ood Acti on T ask Forc e s h ave b een e sta bli s h e d, Polic e
Commun ity S e rvice Offic e rs ·hav e b ee n employed from ea ch of these
ar eas and t h e C oryununity Re l ati on s C om1niss ion w ill s e t up a s e ri e s
of g r i evan c e- r e spon s e h e a ri n g s to h e lp fa cili t a t e co rrunun ic a tions
b ehvce·n ~h e c omrnunity an d City H a ll .
�Browntovrn _Status Report
Page Five
2.
That the public service agencies act upon co1nplaints and requests
from local cormnunity groups and give the ·groups a clear explanation
if they are unable to meet a requested service.
The City departments are showing 1nuch greater willingness to
communicate with comrnunity neighborhood groups and the machinery
being established for the sum1ner will help lead to permanent full'
time co1nmunications chanels.
3.
That every effort be made to develop a healthier mixture of low an_d
middle income housing types throughout the city so that public housing
does not become
.,. . further overconcentrated in the North\vest Browntown
area.
Efforts are being made by many groups.
An Open Housing Conference
will be held on May 29 and the Mayor's Housing Resources Com1nittee
is pushing for dispersal of low and 1noderate income housing throughout all a,reas of the city.
�August 16, 1968
Hon . Ivan Allen,. J r-~
Mayor - City of AUant
City Hall
68 Jitchell Street, S ., E.
Atlanta,, Georgi
30303
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Browntown Rd/"~nke;t' Rous¼e, S i te .
Dear Mayor Uen:
This is to brie::r:I.y revieu our pa.st eft'orts 8lld future, plans . s regards
rezoning for multi- family deve.lopne_ut the 51- a<!re · act known
,s
the
uBrotmtoun Road' publlc bous
o-ite . Bill ood!i d ·a nd myself , as
gents for the
iting- Turner Contracting Company t rppeared bef'Ore the
Alde1
ic Zoning Committee on August 10., 1967 to present our reasono ey
felt the subject property should 'be rezoned. Our request 11as denied
t that ti!Jlc,
ver, o ease w
in heard in ovenlher o'f "67 with
the C
tteo' s decision being def'er.red until July 1., 1968 t Q, teLuu~
what could be, d e by the City in response to the recomtl:Jeild t i ons cont ined in the u ortb -est Are Study".
Our
is our
bility to, cont · ue
to
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�Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr . ·
At that time we -will
the City in response
mentioned a;rea study
~pan our request for
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revie 11bat positive action has been taken by
t.o the rec ·endations contained in the before-and uill a-.sk that the COl71llittee act ~avorably
rezoning.
Realizing your personal concel."n in the area of lo and m.edium in.come
housing ~or tlanta, 1e sincerely hope that you and your office continue
to s-uppoxt our effqrts in this regard and will do aJ.1 with.in your poyer
to influence a favorabl e d cis-ion from the zoning C'
ittee.
Yo-urs very truly,
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Robert !-7. Cousins
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Honorable John M. Flanigan
Honorable G. Everett Millican
Hono.r bl.e Rihhard D... Freeman
Honor ble Rodn y • Cook
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Mr., Bill ood . ard
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June 20, 1968
Mr. Jack Izard, Attorney
King & Spalding
434 Trust Company of Georgia Bldg.
Atlanta, Georgia
Res
Browntown Property
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Dear Jack,
The enclosed· letter from Malcolm Jones i~dicates that we should
delay going before the Aldermanic Rezoning Committee until, at
least, the latter part 0f July.
·
We have met with Tom Shuttleworth and Malcolm Jones and have also
discussed the timing of the application with Everett Millican and
Richard Freeman. Everyone agrees that the recent flooding of
Proctor Creek, and the presence of other controversial apartment
rezoning requests create an inopportune time for the Browntown
rezoning to be acted on favorably.
By mid-July, it would seem to me that we can determine the pros-
pects of the proposed package rezoning plan. If it appears that
this plan is not going to be successful, we will go a separate
route with the Browntown application.
Sincerely,
··::23~-<,/ ~ C t - / ~
William H. Woodwar4 ~"-)
WHW/lm
Encls Letter from Malcolm Jones
Copies: Engli~h Robinson, Matt Bystry,
Bob Cousins, Dan Sweat, Malcolm Jones
Hamilton Douglas
�HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
ROOU 1204. 0 CITY &\LL
June 14, 1968
Hr. William H. Woodward
Woodward-Thompson Company
Suite 113-1705 Commercial Drive, N.
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
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VMr. Bob Cousins
Adams~cates Company
Hurt Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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Gentlemen:
In reference to the proposed rezoning of the Browntown Rd.
Site, which was deterred . by th Zoning C01DJaittoe until July, 1968,
to developments have occurred recently bich lead me to. believe
that this is not a good ti
right no to take the matter up again
with the Zoning Committe.
These are (1) the recent fl.o oding of Procter Creek, which th
City is now attempting to correct to the extent of a $50,000
improvement project, and (2) rtlole by Alex Coffin which app red
in the Atlanta Constitution Jun 13, 1968, which ill prob bly f n
the fires of opposition.
The City definitely
nts and need thi project in the low•
income housing progr • This C
ittee
or ing diligently on
a proposed "tackage rezoning" plan hich ·includes the Bro nto n
Rd. site; mt which e expect·: d to present to a joint eeting of 1:
the Planning and Develop nt C 1ttee nd the Zoning Committee
of the Bo rd of Aldenten duri
the latter half of July.
_ It is my opinion that the rezoning of -*11• Brownto,au Rd. sit,
as part of the ~ckage reaoning" •111 arouse less opposition and
be more palatable politic lly to tbe Ald nen,_ than if atte pt
made to pusp it tbrou h now s a lone project.
Therefore, if your potenti
willing to wait for the pao
should be pretty well 1wl1c ted
s uch course of action be follow
1 develop rs are ln a p ition nd
rezoning tt~ ft, success of blcb
by the nd of July, l u
t that
d.
Very truly 1our ,
.
M lool D,., J one
Dousing Coordina tor
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CITY H A LL
May 14 , 1968
A TLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4 463 Area Cod e 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR ., MAYOR
R. EA RL LANDER S, Admin is tra ti ve Assist ant
MRS . ANN M. MOSES, Execu ti ve Sec retary
DAN E. SW EAT, JR., Director of Gove rn menta l Liaison
Mro Rob e rt Dobbs, Cha irma n
Citizens N e ighborhood Action Committ e e
Northwe st-P e rry Homes Serv ic e Cente r
1927Hollywo o dRo a d, N . W.
Atlanta., G e orgia
Dear Mr. Dobbs:
On August 21, 1967 , th e Board of Alderme n d e ferr e d action on
a request for r ez oning the Brow ntow n Ro a d site for a Turnk ey
Housing Dev e lopme nt.
The d e ferr a l and continue d de l a y of thi s proj e ct h a s b een b a s e d
on th e obj e ction s of the commun ity to d e fici e nci e s in s eve ral
ar e as of commun ity s e rvi ce s.
As a r es ult of the r ez oning a ppli cati on and con c e rn by th e
community l eade r s n ip of th e Northwes t a r e a, two City pl a nne rs
w e r e assi gne d to your comm ittee t o h e lp do c ume nt probl e m s
in your area an d re commend s olutions .
It was my unde r s t a nding t hat the comm u n i t y was not obj ecti ng
to the c onstructi on of th e h o u s i ng pe r se , but t o th e l ack of
ad e qua t e s ervic es and fa cilit i es a n d t he ov erc row ding of exi s ting
facili t i es
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The City and t he c o1nmunity, th ro u g h yo u r c ommittee , h ave
exe r cised v e ry encouragi ng c oop e r a t ion and c oor dinati on i n
id entifying probl ems , examining a lt ernati ves for the i r solution,
and , i n many cases , i ns t igating ac ti ons whi ch h ave result e d i n
i mmediate sol utions o
�Mr. Dobbs
Page Two
May 14, 1968
The Browntown Area Report prepared by the City planners assigned
to your committee was probably the first of its kind prepared in this
city and n1.ost others. It not only identified the problem areas but
recommended specific actions to correct or resolve the proble1ns.
A survey of the status of impl ementation of the recommendations
contained in the Browntown Area Report has recently been made and
it was found that many of the recommended improvements have
already been accomplished , others have been initiated and are now
being carried out, while plans are in existence for making additional
improvements as soon as circumstances and funds pern1.it. A copy
of this status report is attached,
The Browntown Road site location has been approved by both HUD and
the Housing Autho1·ity. It is design e d to house 450 low and mod e rate
income families for which d e cent, safe and s anitary housing is
desperately needed, We cannot indefinitely deny these families
a suitable place to live.
I think you w ill agree with me tha t consid e rable progress has been
made. The credit for these improvements is due in a l arge m eas ure
to the h e lpful assistance and coope ration of the responsible citizens
of the area, whom you represent.
If Atlanta is to continue to progress ·and provid e decent housing for
all of it s citiz en s, we cannot afford to wait indefinite ly for all desirable
improvements . Many of th ese w ill have to b e d eve loped sin1ultaneously
with d eve lopment of the housing to serve th e areas involv ed. The
City of Atl anta is committed to such a progra m.
I f ee l that both th e City and th e community have acted in good faith
in our joint effort for improv ement of th e Northw_est area.
I fu rther f ee l that these efforts should continue and I am confid e nt
they shall.
In the meantime, it is my f ee lin g that the City's program to provide
dec ent housin g for the poor must go for ward. I hope that you and
�Mr. Dobbs
Page Thr ee
May 14, 1968
your c01n1nittee will r ecogniz e the progress we h ave mad e and
will see fit to withdraw your opposition to the Browntown rezoning.
I am confident that during the tw o y ear construction period of the
Turnkey housing, the improvements l.mderway or scheduled will
not only prov ide a better community for thos e r es id ents who live
ther e now, but for the future resid ents who will move into the
community.
I will be glad to meet with you and the co1n1nitte e to discuss the status
of our progr am if you desire.
Sincerely yours,
Dan Sweat
DS: fy
cc: Mr. Sam Battle
Mr. Eddie Billips
Mr. Collie r Gladin
Mrs. Odessa Hill
Mr. P e t e r L a brie
Mr. Johnny Robinson
�STATUS OF RECOMMENDATIONS I J\f BROWNTOWN STUDY
MAY 14 , 1968
Schools:
1.
That a v e rtic a l addition to Arche r Hi gh which w ould incre a s e its
capacity to 2,000 s tud e nts b e plac e d on a bond issue by Spring, 1968.
No bond issue h a s b een sche duled. How eve r, the Scho ol D e partme nt
has planne d for th e improv e m e nts to Archer High out of oth e r funds
which are b e ing mad e availabl e . The s e iinprov e ments will be ready
in a1npl e to s e r ve th e con.1.munity including th e propos e d B r owntow n ·
housing d e v e lopme nt w h e n it i s con.1.ple t e d in about 'hv o years.
2.
That an elerne n ta ry school site b e includ e d for any n ew housing
proj e cts appro a chin g 300 u n its or more in si ze .
The d e v e lop e rs of th e Brow ntow n site are willing to provid e sp a ce
for th e el e m e nta ry school. This is b e in g coordina t e d with the
Hous ing Autho rity an d Board of E d u cationo Th e S ch.ool Board
pr e sently lack s fund s f a· construc tion of a n ele m ent a ry school
at this loc a tion o
3.
Tha t pla nnin g b e sta rt e d now for th e construc ti on of a n e w high scho ol
in the ar ea as popula tion incr e as e d emands it.
No plans ar e i n pro g r es s,
4.
Tha t pl a ns b e sta rt e d now for th e cons tructi on of a junior hi gh sch o ol
on th e alr ea dy acquir e d site lo cat e d we st of J a m e s J a ckson P a rkwa y
as popula tion in cr ea s e d e m an d s it.
No pl ans a r e in p rogress .
P ark s and Rec r eation:
1.
Tha t a r e que s t for a ne i ghb o rhood p ark fo r Lincol n H 01ne s b e p l ac e d
on the n ext bond is s u e .
T h i s r e qu e st i s on fil e and a n e i ghbor h ood park i s p l a nn e d f or Linco l n
H ome s i n t h e compr e h e ns i v e p a rk d e v e l op1ne nt pla n w hi c h w ill b e
propo se d i n t h e n ext b on d i ssue.
�Browntown Status R e port
Page T w o
2.
That the City find a means of paying all of the personnel costs
need e d to mainta in recr eational servic es in Perry Homes .
A comprehens ive sumn1.er recreation program is being planne d for
the Perry Hoines area. The policy question on th e City as suming
costs of recreation programs in Perry Homes has not be en r es olve d
to dat e .
3.
That plans b e started foi- securing funds to build a co1nmunity club
house and fully equip Gun Club Park as a community park.
The s w imming pool and bath hou se are scheduled to b e co1npl e ted
this summer. They should b e completed w ithin a very f ew d ays.
4.
That plans b e started for th e development of a community park to
th e west of James Jackson Parkway as population incr ease demands
it.
.
Plans for th e d eve lopment of this community park hav e b een started
as p a rt of th e comprehensive p arks plan for the city.
5.
That plan s b e started for th e d eve lopment of at l east one 1nor e
neighborhood park in addition to the two already proposed for th e
ar ea .
These plans have a lso b een started as p art of th e compr ehensive
pl an .
6.
That the Parks D epa rtment b e prepa red t o expand and i mprove upon
e x isting parks and r e cre a tional faciliti es as population incr ease
d emands it.
The Parks D epart ment and the Planning Department h ave deve lope d
a maste r plan for park i1nprovement for the entire city. The
Northwest area is i ncluded in this park s plan.
Sewers:
1.
Tha t the S and y C reek I mprovements Project be initiated as soo~ _ as
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Browntown Status Report
Page Three
possible in order to bring about the 1najor solution to most of the
sewage and flooding problems in the area.
The Construction Department is making efforts to i1nplement this
proj ect.
2.
That until th e Sandy Cr eek Improv e 1nents Project is initiated
whatever temporary solutions are feasible be imple1nented to
alleviate sewage conditions before large new housing projects
are constructed.
Two projects have been funded for this year; expansion of the
Hollywood Road Lift Station and the B e llwood Sanita ry Relief Sewer.
The Lift Station is under construction.
3.
That a plan of action be d evelope? to identify and aid the owners of
thos e home s which are too poorly situate d ne a r Proctor Creek for
anything econo1nically f e asible to be done about their sewage and
flooding problems.
No progr ess has b ee n made on this problem. Howev e r, E1nory
Univ ersity l egal aid peopl e are pr e paring a suit to be filed in order
to clarify respons~bility.
Other Faciliti es :
1.
That a public tr ans portation study b e made to sp e cify probl e1ns faced
by r es id ents in ter ms of access to lib rar y, h ealth, and employme nt
faciliti es and to r e com1nend f eas ibl e alternati ves for resolving th e
situa tion .
The Planning D e partment, P erry Hornes C ent er , Atl anta Tr ans i t
System h ave be e n working on bus irn.provements. The Metropolitan
Atl ant a Rapid Transit Authority (MAR TA) w ill purchase several n ew
buses for u se by the Transit Company p r i marily to s e rve lowin come ar eas .
�Browntown Status Report
Page Four
2.
That the City make a concentrated effort to upgrade street and
traffic facilities in the area, including the erection of traffic
facilities at need e d inte rsections, the construction of street lights
in unlighted residential areas, and the general m .aintenance of
clean and well paved streets.
The City is making a n effort to upgrad e street and traffic facilities
in the area. A survey is being made now to deterrnine the prior;ity
of the Johnson Road, Hollywood Road and Surnlin intersection.
City Services Coordinators at N o rthwest Perry Hoine s and West
Central N e ighborhood Service Centers are working to im.prove
street lighting and gene ral mainte nance of streets.
3.
That efforts be made to attract to nearby industrial areas firms
that would generate employment opportunities for local residentso
No definite progr a m,
4.
That the City require that dev e lope rs of any public housing projects
in the area hire local residents first in recruiting workers.
This is not possibl e .
do so.
Howeve r, develop e rs will be encouraged to
Gene ral:
1.
That lo c al community group s es t a bli s h the n e cess a ry orga ni zationa l
machi11 e ry to dir e ct th e ir co1n pla i n ts and r e ques ts to th e appropria t e
public a gen ci e s a nd to follow throug h a n d see that the ir complain t s
and reque st s ar e a cte d upon,
A City S e r v i ces C oo rdina tor fr orn th e M a yor's Offic e h a s b een pl a c e d
in th e Northwe st P e rry Homes an d the We s t C e ntr a l EOA C e nt e r s ,
N e ighborho o d Acti on T as k Forc es h a v e b een e s tablish e d, Poli ce
CommU11ity S ervi ce Offic e rs h ave b ee n e m .ploye d fro m e a ch of these
ar ea s a nd the C o1nm.unity R e l a tions Co mmi ss ion w ill se t up a s e ri es
of g r i evance- r es p on se h ea rin gs t o h e l p f a cilita t e c ommu n ic a tion s
b e t ween th e com1nunit y a nd City H a ll.
�Browntown Status Report
Page Five
2.
That the public service agencies act upon complaints and requests
from local cormnunity groups and give the groups a clear explanation
if they are unable to meet a requeste d service.
The City departments are showing much greate r willingness to
communicate with com1nunity neighborhood groups and the 1nachinery
being established for the sunnner w ill help le ad to permanent fulltime com1nunications chanels.
3.
Tha t every effort be 1nade to develop a healthie r mix ture of low and
middl e income hous ing types throughout the city so that public housing
does not b ecome further ov e rconcentr ate d in the Northwest Browntown
area.
Efforts a r e being made by many groups. An Open Housing Conference
will b e held on M a y 29 and the Mayor's Hous ing R esources Co1nmittee
i s pus hin g for disp e r sal of low and moderat e income housing throughout all areas of the city .
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