Box 5, Folder 10, Document 4

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November 18, 1968

TO: Mayor ivan Allen, Jr.
These are the units we saw in Chicago on November 13.

Qur group included Red Wise, Wylie Mitchell and Mr. Koplon,
young engineer of the Building Department, Collier Gladin,
Howard Oppenshaw, J. C. Johnson, Alderman Cotsakis, Robert C.
Watkins of the Greater Atlanta Housing Development Corporation,
Mr. James L. Meyerholtz, Vice-President, Trust Company of Georgia,
George Kennedy and Denver Gray of the Chamber of Commerce, E. R.
Williams of HUD and Alex Coffin of the Constitution. I believe
the entire group was favorably impressed,

The manufacturer contracted with a local nonprofit housing
corporation (Chicago Dwelling Association) to do the site planning,
landscaping, installation of walks, patios, parking, play area and
street lighting (all of which was extremely well done), in
addition to delivery and installation of the units ready to move
in; all for a fixed price per unit. (In this instance, $14,500;
does not include land valued at $2,500 per unit.)

The nonprofit corporation then takes applications and sells

the units under a 38-year FHA insured mortgage to individuals
applicants. :

The development which we saw at 50th and Blackstone (eight,

4 bedroom units) was erected in one day and the first family moved
in the same night,

Similar development and procedure can take place in Atlanta

I recommend a demostration project of this general type of 6-12
units be undertaken promptly in the Model Cities area with the
Greater Atianta Housing Development Corporation, serving in

similar capacity as the Chicago Dwelling Association is serving
for such projects in Chicago.


Malcolm D. Jones

Housing Coordinator
Encle Brochures (with original only)

oct Mr, Cecil A, Alexsader ~
Mr, Dan E, Sweat, Jr.

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