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CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA, 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
COLLIER B. GLADIN , Dir c ccor
November 7, 1967
Members of the Board of Aldermen
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Gentlemen:
During the past two to three months the Planning Department has been conducting
a study of community problems in the Northwest Browntown Area. The study developed
out of the Browntown zoning issue on August 10, 1967.
The Browntown zoning issue concerned a hearing before the Zoning Committee
on a request for a change in zoning of a portion of property coverning about fifty acres
and located north of Browntown Road and west of James Jackson Parkway from Iigh t
industrial to apartments. The purpose of the rezoning was to allow the construction of
510 low cost housing units under the "turnkey" program for public housing.
However, due to concern by residents of th e area that current school, park and
sewer facilities are already inadequate for the ex isting population and would be further
overburdened by the new development, the Zoning Committee recommended adversely on
the request for rezoning. In the Planning Department's efforts to find new ways in developing
citizen involvement in the planning process, we assigned two planners to conduct a study
so that both res idents and city officials would have a sounder fram ework for dealing with
the community's problems.
Enclosed herewith is a copy of the study entitled 11 Northwest-Browntown Area,
A Community Study 11 • It is hoped that upon review by the Planning & Development .Committee
the study will be adopted as a preliminary plan for the Northwest Browntown Area.
Sincere ly yours,
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Planning Director
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CO MM ERCIAL-IN OUSTRIAL-A CR EAGlE SALES
SUITE 113 - 1705 COMMERCE DRIVE, N. W . - A T LANTA, GEORGIA 3031B
October 20 , 1967
Mr. Matthew D. Bystry
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co .
297 0 Peachtree Road, N. W.
Atlanta, Ge orgia 30305
Res
Browntown Site
Dear _Matt,
On Tuesday , October 17th, Tom Bane, Peter La brie, Bob Cousins,
and I met with Dr. Darwin w. Womack, Assistant Superintendent
for School Plant Planning and Construction to discuss a school
site for the Browntown Road project. It was decided that a
1,000 pupil grammar school requiring 10 acres of land must be
co-ordinated on the site to insure over-all proper planning
for a Public Housing Development. In order to obtain the
best possible site planning, it was requested that your Land
Planner incorporate the school site into the master site plan.
From a practica l standpoint, the School Board would agree to
a 3 to 5 acre school site if an ad joining 5 to 7 acre recreational area can be provided and de signed for u se both by the
school and the a djoining housing development.
Peter Labrie indicat ed that his over-all Community Planning report will be ready for presentation to the Community Civic Leaders
the week of October 23rd. While we are not certain that the revised Land Plan will necessarily have to be approved by this same
Community group, I have obligated your company to have it available on October 27th in order that the Planning Department, the
Housing Authority, and the School Board can indicate their prelimina ry a pproval. Our most important date is November 9th, on
which da te the full Aldermatic Board must re-introduce tha s ite
f or zon i ng which will occur on December 7the It is our best
judgement tha t successful re-zoning will require the effected
Communi ty's a ctive support. We are hopeful that Peter La brie 's
Community Planning report will be accepted by the Community, and
t hat the Community, in turn, will remove their opposition to the
Browntown r e-zoning.
Sincere l y,
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Copies :
Mr Collier Gladden, Mr e Dan Sweat
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�August 3, 1967
HOUSING Ri SOURCES COMMITTEE
General Functions
1.
To promote low-cost housing and facilj_tate its construction in
Atlanta on an accel erated basis6
2e
To bring together the various interests needed to produce housing.
3a
To insure that the human fact ors in housing are given full play.
4.
To inf orm the public of the hous ing problem .in Atlanta.
(The Housing Resources Committee office is located in City Hall,
Room 12040 It maintains liaison with builders and developers, acts as
a clearing house f or information pertaining to low-cost housing,
to include listing of available sites and interested developers,
coordinates ·committee act ivities and keeps the Mayor informed as
to progress of the programo)
Functions of Housing Resources Committee Panels
Suggested Functions for the Committee Panels
(Not ne ce ssarily limited to the following).
Panels are encouraged to use own initiative.
Legal
ao
b.
c.
d.
To investigate and make available information on laws governing
Federal, State a..~d City, related to housing.
To review existing local laws governing housing and make recommendations
f or improvements.
To make specific recommendations regarding code enforcemento
To act as legal resource to the Committee as a whole.
Construction and Desir.n
a.
b.
c.
d.
To review present codes and constuction practi ces in order to
recommend improvements in terms of expediting and making housing
more econorrical.
To investigate new methods of producing housing with special
attention to prefabrication.
To seek out and encourage contractors and architests int erested in
low-cost hot:sing design.
To recorr.mend methoos of making rehabilitation of existing housing
feasible and profitable.
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Finance and Non-profit Fi.illds
a.
b.
Co
d.
e.
f.
g.
ho
To seek out and make available p8rtinen t i nformation relative to
financing of housing.
To encourage money sources to make fi..:.nds available f or financing
low-cost housing o
To seek and r ecommend new ways to finance low cost housing o
To compile inf ormation regarding nor:-profit fundso
To compile information relative to Federal participation in
non-profit .fu..YJ.ds •
To aid in the establishment of no1 -profit funds for low cost
housing and to promote and i nterest sponsors in the programo
To counsel with those controlling existing and or new funds.
To promote creation of a non-profit Housing Development Corporat ion
in Atlanta • .
Public Housing
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
To aid the Housing Authority in the completion of its Publi c Housing
progr am,.
To seek out and report on new methods of finan ci ng and proo.ucing
public housing across t he country.
To familiari ze themselve s with t he Atlanta public housing program
and to visit all existing projects .
To encourage provision for adequate social services activities in
public- housingo
To make recommendations regarding future public housing.
Land
a.
bo
c.
d.
To determine availabl8 ~ ~ ~d resources for low-cost housing and make
r e commendat ions thereo.•
To seek out and catalogue land available for low-cos · housing .
To keep in touch with realtors concerning available land.
To re commend neighborhoods for concentrated rehabilitation efforts.
Social Problems
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
To provide for temporary housing as needed, f or people being displaced
either for rehabilitation or resettlement.
To coordinate housing with agencies involved in the depressed areas,
such as the Commcmity Chest, Community Council and EOA.
To enlist assistance groups such as churches, garden clubs, and civic
clubs in proolerns related to housing .
To look for gaps in the housing program which are not being met by any
eY-isting or projected programso
To seek means of providing positive assistance to home owri.ers in
Housi...'1g Code enforcement cases, on a city-wide basis, where dire
hardship is involvedo
To seek ways of involving residents of depressed areas in seli'help programso
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Business Parti cipation
a.
b.
Co
To seek out and i nterest large local and. rn.tional corpora ~ions in
demonstration housing projects and or building low-cost housing or
rehabilitating existing housi ng in the Atlanta areao
To encourage local bus::..::1.ess firms t o activaly participate in and
as sist the low-cost housing progr amo
To encourage business participat ion i n education of loN-cost hous ing
residents in as suming occupant responsibilities for maintaining in
good condition the dwel lings and premeses in which t hey res ide.
Public Inforrr.ati on
a.
b.
To disseminate through the public media., as a Public Service, talks
·written material , and i nformation r elating to the low-cost housing
problems i n Atlanta.
Thru articles, editor als , pa11el discussions and spot announcements to
emphasize spe cial features and problems of t he program, as determined
by the Executive Group of t he HR C, and t o suggest solutionsG
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COMMERCIAL-ll'l ~USTRIAL-ACREAGE SALES
SUITE 113 - 1705 COMMERCE DRIVE, N . W. - ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30318
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October 20, 1967
Dr. Darwin w. Womack,
Assistant Superintendent for
School Plant Planning and Construction
224 .Central Avenue, s. w.
Atlanta, Georgia JOJOJ
Dear Dr. Womack,
Thank you for meeting with Peter Labrie, Tom Bane, Bob Cousins,
and myself Tuesday, October 17th. While we have not obtained
final approval, we are hopeful that the Housing Authority can
cooperate with the School Board in providing recreational space
that can be used jointly . Whiting- Turner's Land Planner is revising the site plan, and we expect to have the site plan available for both your and the Housing Authority's approval on
October 27th .
We are doing our dea d level best to gain the Community's approva l of this plan by November 4th in order tha t the site can
formally be re-submitted for re-zoning by the full Aldermatic
Board at their November 9th meeting . We will be back to see
you just as soon as the revi sed site plan is received . Thank
you again f or your cooperation.
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Copies:
Mr. Matthew D. Bystry
Mr. Collier Gladden
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COM M EAC IAL-INOU S TA IAL-ACAEA C3E SALES
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SUITE 113 - 1705 COMMERCE DR IVE, N . W. - A TLANTA, GEORG IA 30318
Se pt emb er 110 1967
Mr. Matth ew Do Bystry
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co o
2970 Peachtr ee Road 0 No Wo
Atlarita 9 Ge orgia 30305
Re:
Br owntown Road
Dear Matt 0
Dan Sweat tells me that t h e Planning Department appears to
be ma king significant progress in solving the b asic pr obl ems
surr ounding the Br o~mtown Site, a nd that he is encouraged
a bout t h e poss i bil ity of r e-zon i n g t he 52 acr es i f we c o or d i n at e our e f for ts pr operly o
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I t i s s u gge s t e d tha t we ha v e t h e preliminary Sit e Pl an
ready for d iscuss i on n o later than Sept emb er 25tho To
confirm our pr e vi ous dis cussion s v it will b e a d van t ageou s
to create as mu c h b uffer as pos s i ble behi nd the single
fami ly r esidences on Browntown, a nd a l s o to lea ve undev eloped
a s muc h a s possib le of t he remain i ng vacant Br owntown front age o Consistent with g ood l a nd plann ing that wi ll me e t
with Hous ing Authority a n d HUD appr oval 0 the b u ffe r s wi ll
be a strong per s uad er wh en we . attempt c ommunity approval
prior to t h e nex t re~zoning h earing o
I will be i n touch with you a s more specific p lans ar e
f ormulat e do
Sinc er elyv
William Ho Woodward
Copie s :
Ralph Pass 0 J ack Izard 0 English Robinson 0
Hamilt on Douglas 0 J r . , Dan Sweat
�August 3, 1967
HOUSING RiSOURCES CO}~ITTTEE
General Functions
1.
To promote low-cost housing and facilitate i ts construction in
Atlanta on an accelerated basiso
2o
To bring together the various interests needed to produce housing.
3.
To insure that the hu.~an factors in housing are given full play.
4.
To inform the public of the housing problem in Atlanta.
( The Housing Resources CorrJlrittee office is l ocated in City Hall,
_Room 1204. It maintains liaison with builders and developers, acts as
a clearing house for i nformation pertaining to low-cost housing,
to include listing of available sites and i nterested developers,
coordinates ·committee activities and keeps the Mayor informed as
to progress of the program.)
Functions of Housing Resources Committee Panels
Suegested Functions for t he Conur..ittee Panels
(Not necessarily limited to the f ollowing).
Panels are encouraged to use own initiative.
Legal
a.
b.
c.
d.
To investigate and make available information on laws governing
Federal, State and City, related to hous ing.
To review existing local laws governing housing and make recommendations
for improvements.
To make specific re commendations regarding code enforcement.
To act as l egal resource to the Committee as a whole.
Construction and Design
To review present codes and constuction practices in order t o
recommend improvements in terms of expediting and making housing
more econo~ical o
To i nvestigate nevr methods of producing housing with special
attention to prefabrication.
c. To seek out and encourage contractors and architests interested in
low-cost housing design.
d .. To recommend methods of making rehabilitation of e:x:i.sting housing
' feasible and profitableo
a.
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Finance and Non- profi t F\.mds
a.
To s eek out and make ava~lable pert i nent inf ormation r elat i ve t o
financing of housi ngo
b .. To encourage money sources t o make funds avail able for f i nan ci ng
l ow-cost housing .
c . To seek and recommend new ·ways t o f i na.11ce low cost housing.,
d o To compile i r1formation r egarding nor:-prai'it fun dso
e . To compil e information r elative to Federal participat i on in
non-profit :funds o
f ., To aid in t he establishment of no -profil fun ds for low cos t
housing and t o promote and interest spons ors in the progr amo
g. To cou_risel wi th thos e contr olling existing and or new funds
h. To promote creation of a non-profit Housi ng Development Corporati on
in Atlanta o
Public Housing
a .,
To aid t he Housing Authori t y in the completion of i ts Publi c Housing
progr am.
b . To seek out and report on new methods of f inancing and pr ociucing
public housing a cross the country.
c. To f ami l iarize themselve s wi th t he Atlanta public housing program
and to visi t all existing proje ct s o
d. To encourage provision f or adequate s ocial ser vices act i vit ies in
· publ ic housingo
e. To make recommendations r egarding futur e public housing .
Land
a.
b.
c.
d.
To determine available ~::..~d resources f or l ow- cost housing and make
recommendations ther .••
To seek out and catalogue land available f or l ow-cost housing.
To keep in touch with realtors concerni ng availabl e land.
To recommend neighborhoods for concentrated rehabili tation efforts .
Social Problems
a.
b.
c.
d.
ee
fe
To provide for temporary hous ing as needed, for people being displa ced
either for rehabilitation or resettlemento
To coordinate housing wi th agencies involved in the depressed areas,
such as the Community Chest, Comrmmi ty Council and EOA.
To enlist assistance g-~oups such as churches, garden clubs, and civic
clubs in proolems related to housing.
To loo~ for gaps in the housing program which are not being met by any
existing or projected programso
To seek means of providing posit.:. ve assistance to home o,-m ers in
Housing Code enforcenent casesj on a city-wide basis, where dire
tarGship is involvedo
To seek ways of involving residents of depressed areas in selfhelp programs.
�Page 3o
Bus iness Parti cipation
a.
b.
Co
To seek out and interest large local and nati onal corpora·cions ; Y1
demonstration housing projects and or building low-cost housing or
r ehabi litating existing housing in t· .Le h.tlal"lta areao
To encourage loc2.l business firms to a ctivel y part icipate in and
a:ssist the low-cost housing programe
To encourage busir1ess participation in education of low-cost housing
residents i n assuming occupant responsibilities for maintairQng in
good condition the dwellings and premeses in which they reside.
Public Inforrr.ation
a.
b.
To disseminate through the public media, as a Public Service, talks
written material, and inf ormation relati ng t o the low-cost housing
problems i n Atl anta~
Thru articles, editorals, panel dis cussions and spot announcements to
emphasize special features and problems of the program, a s det ermined
by the Executive Group of the HRC, and to suggest s olutions.
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HOUSING REoOURCES CO~·,uvIIS:TE=
Ceci l A Ale_ and er., Cha L ,nn
Housing Resources Committee
F i nch., .L\.lex nde..,,., Ba_·nes, Rothschild ar:d Pascna l ,
10th Floor Standard Federal Building
44 Broad Street, No Wo
Atlanta., Georgia
Mr
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rchi t cts
Dro Sanford So
Atvood., Co-Chairman
Housing Resources Cc'.:..:-Jittee
President., Emory Univers ty
At l anta, Georgia
30322
Dro Benj amin Eo Mays., Co - Chairman
Housing Resources Committee
. Presid ent , -10rehouse College
Atlanta ., Georgia
PANELS
LEGAL
~ro Charles Lo Weltner, Attorney
The First ~tional Bank., Suite 2943
2 Peachtree Street
At l anta, Georgia
Dona ld Hollowell, Regional Director
Equal Employment Opportunity Commi ssion
1776 Peac tree Street, N. Wo
Atlanta., Georg ia
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Honorable Luther Alverson, Judge
Fulton County Superior Court
136 Pryor Street, So.Wo
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Archer Do Smith III, Attorney
-:armon and Thackston
1944 Nation3l Bank of Georgian g@
Atlanta, Georgia
Mro Norman Lo Underwood, Attorney
Sanders., Hestc.
~(~ Holley
1001 Commerce Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Ac ting Chairman
�P3ge Two
CON"S'I'RUCTION AND D:2S IGN
Dr o Edwin Ha rri s on, Pr~ si~c t
Georgia Institute of Tec hnology
225 1Torth Avenu e , No W o
Atla nta , Georgia
Chairman
~ro Her ma n Jo Russel l , Contractor
504 Fair Street, S. ~.
At lanta, Georgia
30313
Mro Morelancl Smith, Director
Urban Planning Project
Southern Regiona l Council
5 For syth Street ,~- w.
Atla nta, Georgi~
Vice - Chairman
Revo John A. Midd leton, President
Morr is Brown College
673 Hu~ter Street, N a Wa
At lant3 , Gr: - · . · ,
M:::i "
Her..ry Fo Alexand er, Builder
2439 Fernlea~ Court, N.
Wo
At lanta, Georgia
iVir o Jarr:es Moore , Presidei'.....t
At l anta Lab or Council
15 Peachtree Street, N. ~o
Roo:n 208
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
FI NANCE
Dea n Earding B o Young
Atlanta Univers i ty
2 23 Ch e s t nu t S tr~ e t, S~ W&
At lant a , Ge org i a
Mro Lee Burge , Presid ent
Retai l Cr edi t Company
P. 0 o Box ~-08 1
At l anta , Ge org i a
30302
Mro But l er TQ Hender s on
Acsistan t to Dr. ~a y s
~oreho~se Co l l ege
223 Chestnut Street, s. W.
Atl3n t a , Georg ia
Chairma n
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FI NANCE (cont i nued )
Mr. Mills Bo Lane, Jr., Pre s i de nt
The Citizens a .d Southern Nationa l Bank
P. 0 o Box 4899
Atlanta, Georg ia
30303
Mr. Joseph Earle Birni e :; Pre sident
The Na tional Ba nk ot Georgia
Peac~tree a t Fi ve Points
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
I~. Augustus H~ Sterne:; President
The Trust Company of Georgia
36 Edg ewocd Avenue, T., E.
Atlanta:; Georgia
30303
·Mr o Gord on J ones, Pres ident
The Fult on . . .. -c ional Banl{
Po Oo Box !;.387
Atlanta, Georgia
30302
Vice - Chairm2n
N0N-?R0FIT FU.IDS (Comb i ned wi t h Fi nance Panel)
Mr. A. B o Padget t , Execut i v e Dire ctor
Metropolitan Founda t i on of At l a nta
1423 Cand l er Bui l ding
Atlanta, Georg ia
30303
J\'Ir . Hamil ton Doug l as, Jr. , Attorney
Na tional Bank of Georgia Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Rev William Holme s Borders :; Past or
Whea t Stree t Baptist Church
1426 Mozley Drive, S a Wo
At lanta , Ge orgia
Dr. Rufus Clement , Presid ent
At lanta Univ er sity
223 C~e 0t nut Stre e t 3 Se W~
Atlanta , Georg ia
Mr o John Wil s on, President
Borne Wilson Company
163 Pe ter s St ree t, $ . w.
At _anta , Ge org ia
30313
�Pa 6 e :'our
NON- PROFI T FUNDS (cont inued )
Mr o Albert Love
Executive Vice Presideht
The McCal l Corporation
P a Oo Box 1000
Doraville, Georgia
30040


vrro Scott Houston , J ro , Executive Director


Wesley Woods Apart ments
P o 0o Box 15468
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Atlanta, Georgia
30333
PlJ3LIC B0US I NG
Mr " Edwin L., Sterne , Chairman
Ho using Authority of t he City of Atlanta
639 Trust Company of Georgia Building
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Dro Albert ~anley., President
Spe lman Col l ege
350 Leonard Street., So W.
Atlanta., Georgia
Mro Le onard Re i nc h., Pr es id e nt
Cox Broadca s t ing Company
1601 Wes t Peachtree Street., ro E•
Atlanta., Georgia
Mr. Clarenc e D. Coler,1an Reg i onal Director
· Na ti ona l Urban Leag ue
78 Mari et ta Street., No Wo
Atlanta ., Georgia
~1r . Charles Fo Pa l ~er , Pre sident
Pa l mer ., Inca , Palmer Building
41 Mariet ta Stre et
Atla nta , Georg ia 30303
Act i :--:s Chairman
�Pae;e Five
LAND ACQUISITIOi'!
Mro Wa llace L o Lee., President
Atlanta Gas Light Company
Po Oo Box 4569
k.lant-a.,. Georgia
30302
Mr Clayton Ro Yates, Pre sident
Yate s - Milton Store s
228 Aubu~n Avenue , N. Eo
. tlants, Geo~gia
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fl'ir o Jim E o Land
Chief Engineer for Georgia
Southern Bell Telephon e & Telegraph Compa ny
805 Peachtree Street, i o E.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dr & Vivian Henderson, Presid ent
Clark Colle 6 e
240 Chestnut Street, So Wo
Atlanta., Georgia
Acting Chairman
SOCIAL PROBLEI'/f.S
Mr . Charles Oo Emmerich., Ad ministrator
Economic Opportunity Atlanta., Inco
101 Mar iet ta Street, N. w.
Atlanta., Georgia
~ir o Duane Beck, Executive Direct or
Comm unity Council of the Atlanta Area , I nco
1000 Glenn Building
At l ant - ., Geo r gia
30303
Iv.IT'S. Sujette Cranl·: ., Social Director
Neighb orho od Servic es, E Oo Ao, I nc
101 Marietta Street
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Atlanta, Georgia
Dr e Tobe J ohnson,
Professor of Political Science
Moreho us e College
223 Chestnut Stree t, So Wo
Atla nta, Georgia
Dean William So Jackson
Atlanta University
223 Ches tnut Street , S Wo
Atlanta, Georgia
Chairman
�Page Six
SOC I AL PROBI.,E'1S (continued )
Erwin Stevens , Chairrr.an
Cit i zens Centra l Adv isory Co~mittee , E.O.A.
799 Parsons Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Ge or 6 ia


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Mr. Lewi s Cenker, At t orney
2045 Mane _ester, N. E.
Atlanta, Ge orgia
BUSINESS PARTICIPATIO_J
iv'l...r .
Virgil Mi 1 ton
3626 Tuxedo Road, N. W.
Cha irman
At la nta, Georgia


r,t[C'. Edward L. Simon : Audit or


V~ce - Chairman
Atlanta Life Insurance Company
148 Auburn Avenue., 1 1 • E.
Atlanta, Georg ia
Mr . Ha rl ee Branch, President
The Southern Company
3390 Pea chtree Road, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. C. Arthur Jenkins
Director, Industria l Relat:ons
Lockheed Company
Marietta, Ge orgia
30060
Mr. Rol and Maxwel _ _ Pr esident
DaviDon 1 s DeDar t ment Stores
180 Peachtree Street, N. W.
Atlant a, Geor i2
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PUBLIC I NFORMAT ION
Mr . J ames L. Townsend '
Townsend and Associates
1014 Hea l ey Bld g .
Atlanta, Georg ia
�Page Seven
PUBLIC I EFOP.I1tt\TI ON { c c n tinu e d;
f\~r
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D2 l e C lar1{
Di re c to~ of Publ:c Affa ir s
~IP.GA - TV ,
1551 Bri a r cliff Ro2d, N. E .
At l a nta , ·aeor 6 ia


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Ne ;,1 s D1rec t or
HSB- TV
1601 Wes t Pea c h tr e e Stree t ,
Atlan t a , G org ia
30309
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Mr. J i m Hood
News Dir ector , WAOK
110 Edgewood Avenue , N. E~
At lan ta, G o g ia
E.
Vi ce - Cha irman
STAFF
ROOM 1204 , CITY HALL
Malco l m D. Jones, Di rector
W. w. Ga te s , Cons ultant
. Fi s s J oy c e McKni ght , Secretar y
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HOUSING P~SOURCES c mTitiITTEE
Cecil A,. ·, Ale:xancier, Arc hitect, Chair1.1an
Dro Sanford Sa Atwood, President, Emory U~iversity, Co-Chairma n
Dra Benja~in Eo Mays , President, Morehouse College, Co-Chairma n
PAI EIS
Legal
Charles Weltner, Atto~ney
Act ing Chair ma n
Donald Hollowell, Reeional Director, Equal Employment
Opport unit~ ComDission
Honorable Lu~: 2 _ Alverson, J udge, Fulton County Superior Court
Mr Q Archer Do Srnith III , Attorney , Harmon and Thackston
Mr o Norrnan Lo Underwood, Attorney, Sandens, Hester and Holl ~y
Construction and Design
Dra Edwin Harris on, President, Georgia Institute of Technology,
Cha:..rman
Herman Russell, Contractor
Moreland Smith , Director of Urban Planning Project, Southern
ReBion~l Council,
Vice-Cha irman
Rev a John A. Mi dd leton, President , ~orris Brown College
Henry Fo Alexander , Builder
Ja mes. Moore, President, Atlanta Labor Council
Finance
&
NQn-Profit Funds
Dean Harding Bo Young, Atlanta University
Lee Bur e, President , Re t ail Credi t
Cha ir~an
Butler Ta Henderson, Assistant to Dro Mays, Morehou se Col_ege
Mills Bo Lane , Jro, President, Citizens and Sout hern National
Bank
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Ao Ho Sterne, President, The Tru3t Company of Geor gia
Go:don Jones, President, The Fulton National BanK
Vice-Chairman
Joseph Earle Birnie, President, The National Bank of Georsia
A. Bo Padgett, Exec utive Director, Metropolitan Foundation of
Atlanta
Hamilt on Doug las Attorney
Revo William Holmes Borders , Pastor, Wheat Street Baptist Church
Dra Rufus Clement, President, Atlanta Univers ity
John Wil s on, President, Horne Wilson Company
Alb ert Love, Executive Vice President, The McCall Corporation
Scott Houston, Jro, Execu t i ve Director, Wesley Woods Apartments
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Ed win La ;Sterne , Cha irman, Ho using Au thori t y of t he City of
Atlanta
D: :\ lbert Manley, Pres i den t, Spe lman College
La~~ar d Reinch 3 President , Cox Bro ad cast ing Compa ny
Clarenc e Coleman 3 Regional Director:, Nat ional Urban Leagu e
Acting Chairman
Char l es Ro Pa l mer 3 President , Palmer , I nca
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La~~ Aco uis ition
Wo La Lee, President, At l nta Gas Light Company
Ca Ro Yates, President , Yate s-Milton Stores
Dr Vivian Henderson D President, Cla rk College
Acting Chairma n
Jim E a Land, Cli ief Engineex' f or Georg ia, Southern Bell Ti'.:-lephone
& Telegraph Coo
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Social Problems
Charles Oo Em.. eri ch , Administrator, Economic Opportunity Atlanta.Y
I nc.,
Duane Beck, Direct or.Y Community Co unci l of t he Atlanta A~ea, Inca
Mrso Su jet te Crank 3 Social Director, Neighb orhood Services , Ea0 A
Dr e T o Johns on, Profess or of Political Sc ience, Morehouse College
Dean Willi am J acks on, Atlanta Univers i ty
Chair man
Mr .. Erwin Stevens, Cha i rman 3 Cit i zens Central Advisory Comm i ttee,
EoO.Ao
Mr. Lewis Cenker, Attorney
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Business Particinati on
Virgil Milton , Retired Atlanta Group Manager, Sears 3 Roebuck &
Company
Chairman
Eo Lo Simon, Auditor, At l anta Life I nsurance Company
Vice-Chairman
Harlee Branc~, President, The Southern Company
C o Ao 11 Art J enkins, Director of Industrial Relations, Lockhe ed
Roland Maxwell 3 President , Davis on 1 s Department Stores
Public Information
J.
me s Lo Townsend 3 Townsend and Assoc i ates
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Dale Clark., Directo:. of Public Affairs, WAGA - TV
Ray Moor e., News Director, WSB- TV
Jim Wood, News Director, WOAK
Vice - Chairman
STA'"F
ROO M 1~04-, CITY HAL:S
Tel. 522-4463, Ext. 430
Ma l colm D. Jones, Director
W.W . Gates, Consultant
Miss J oyce McKnight, Secretary
Chairman
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Au~st 9, 1967
The Executive Group of the Housin;::; Resources Comr,tltt ee met at 10:00 a.m.,
August 9; 1967, in Committee tloom ;¥2, City Hall, The following members were
present:
Mr , Cecil A, Alexander, Chairman, Housing Resonrces CoI11J-nittee
Dr. Sanford s. Atwood, Co-Chairman, HousinG tlesources Committee
Dr. Benjamin E. Y1ays, Co-Chairman, Housing Resources Committee
Mr. Archer Smith, representing Mr. Charles 1. Weltner, Acting Chairman,
Legal Pc1I1el
Er. Robert i,Jinn, representing Dr. Edwin Harrison, Chairman, Construction
and .Design Panel
Mr. Norelancl. Smith, Vice-Chairman., Construction and. Design Panel
Mr. Lee Burge, Chairman, Finance and Non-Profit Funds Panel
Y.tr. ~rJilliam Bohn, representing Mr, Clarence D, Coleman, Acting Chairman,
Public Housing Panel
Yi.r. Charles li'. Palmer, member, Public Housing Panel
Mr. Frank Terrell, representing Mr . Wallace L. Lee, member, Land .A.c::;_
u isition
Pa...'1el
Mr. Cla;-:rton n.. Yates, member, Land. Acquisition Panel
l•J!'. Jim E. Land, member, Land Acquisition PaI1el
.Mr. Stewart Wi:~ht, member, Land Acquisition Panel
Dean William S. Jackson, Chairman, · Social Probl ems Panel
Mr. Lewis Cenker, member, Social Problems Panel
¥Jr. Virgil Milton, Chairman., Business Participation Panel
Hr. Jim Wood., Vice-Chairman., Public Information Panel
Mr. W. w. Gates, Consultant
Nr. Malcolm lJ, Jones, Director
Also present at the meeting were:
Mr. H:·ll Ware, Attorney, King t,.c Spalding
Mr. Collier Gladin, Planning Engineer
Mr. Lester H. Percells, Associate Executive Director, Housing Authority
Mrs. Xernona Clayton., American Friends Service Committee
The Chairman recognized the presence of both Co-Chairmen.,
l>.r. Mays.
Dr. Atwood and
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Mr. 8-ladin, PJ.a.n,_"ling Engine er, was t hen called up on t,o corn..'llent on the
Land. Use Study bein.z proposed by the Plan11in; Yepart!llent and the report
previously provided this Committee on Zoned acreages of vacant land.
Mr. Gladin instead passed out several copies of a new report which he
had prepared to the Housing 1tesources Committ ee pro1)osing c ertain solutions
to the critical housins shorta~e and commente d on it briefly. At the conclusion
he asked. for the assistance from the dousing :tesources Committee of its one
pennanEritstaff member to assist the Plannin~ .Department in developin6 a
joint plan, with detailed implementa tion steps, for p resentation at the joint
meeting of the Plar.;.'1ing and .Jevelopment Commi ttec and the Housing llesources
Committee (now scheduled for Se·Jte:nber 15). C:opies of Mr. Gladin's report
are att~.ched. (Encl. 2). M.r. Alexander offered Mr. Jones' services.
Y.1r. Alexander then introduc ed Mr. William H.• Hirshson, Exe cutive .Ji.rector,
Greater Hartford Housin:-; Development .?und Inc. br. Hirshson was the gue st
speaker and presented a very interestin1 ir.lpromptu report on his experiences
in the f orm.c,tion <1.n d op eration of Hartford I s ifon-profi t Housing Development
Corp. The followin.::; is some of whnt Hr. r:,j_rshson lw.d to say :
General
Hartford cons ists of 18 square miles , has a po1mlation of 160,000 an d
needs 6, 0 00 low-income dwellin[; uni ts, of which S,ooo are now substa.Yida r<l .
There are only 90-10{_. acres of vacant land in the city and f ew larg e housing
develop!T!ents, but many of 16-32 units.
The Great er Ha rtford area consists of 29 sepa1~ate municipalities or
communities of which only f our have approved 1-f orkable Programs.
The corpor a t ion has developed. a pre - processed reusuable package for
a ssistance and gui dance of develop ers. This p::icka r:;e ha s basic designs f or
two and. thr ee !)edro .Jm units. ~2,00C to 4~3,000 p er project is usually
suff icient to test proposetl project's practibility .
The corporation has not GOne deepl y i nto rehabilitation. It ha s thus
f ar rehabi l i t ated two units under 221 d (3) and purchased 12 gro~p units ,
221 (h) ha s not been popular because cannot fi nd s uitable a r ea.s in which t o
work .
The Great er Hartford HousinJ Develo~men t Fund, Inc. is s ponsored by the
Hart ford Chamber of Commerce . Funds to finan ce t he corporat ion were obtained
from 26 of the maj or firms in t he area in the sum of $1 ,500 , 000 ($700,000
in cash and the balance i n comJ11i tments.) Thes e f u ncls were obtained throu,-:;h
personal solicitation as l oans from l ife insurance companies , banks and major
industries.
The corpora tion is nonprofit, organized to lend seed money on a revol vin::;
basis and to provide technical skill on a consulting basic to s:ponsors of
rental units for low-income families. Efforts however are not limited to
nonprofit organiz :-,tions.
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Specific
After the corporation was organized arrangements ,;-rere made to borrow
on a maximum line of credit of $700,000, secured. by 10 year notes, with
interest up to 6 percent, payable asavailable. Only $350,000 of this amount
has been actually dra~m to date. In lieu of interest, surplus is returned
to lenders, as funds are accmnulated as authorized by the dlrectors, in
lump smn amounts.
Uses
The HouGing :Jevelopment ii'u,:d., Inc. operates in the capital region
incluc.ling Hartford and five of the surroumling suburbs. The revolving fund
is used primarily f or:
1.
2.
J.
4.
S.
Seed money loans to other local nonprof it ~roups.
Land bankinc --accumulating land for future development for low-cost
housing. To be resold at no mark up.
i1ehabilitation of larr;e homes for l ar;_;o families.
Providing talent ancl technical a s s istance to nonprofit groups.
Assisting in stabilization of neighborhoods.
Other Activities
The non;.Jrofit development corporation also:
i.
Helps to br ing in private investors.
2. Helps to pl a ce low-income .familie s wi shing to buy new homes.
3. tforks closely with the Urban Renewal Department.
4. Hel ps pre-qualify below market rates ·with ?HA.
S. Assist sponsors in request i ng below market allotments for FHA proj ects .
6. Works with the Chamoer of Commerce , City Devel opment Commission and
the State Development Commission.
7. Acts as a clearing house for sponsors , builders , and mortgaeees . with
problems.
fuc:porimental
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Cut s time l Hg .
Provi des res erve f unds f or sponsors under t he rent suppl ement
pro;Jrarn .
Provides t he mis sin;~ vehicle .
It docs what nobody else i s rloinr.; .
It docs not provide all the answers .
Of f icers of nonprofit or~ani zat i.on i n Hart f ord
Principal Loan Officers of five i nsurance cornpani es .
Principal Loan Of f i cer a of t wo bamcs .
Two representati ves of minority groups .
Chairman of Chamber of Commerce--Ex-of ficio.
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Income
1.
2.
Inter est on loans.
Fees chargecl for services (Usually 2% 1st $500,000,l\~ above
$500,000 and up to $1,000,000 with de creasinG seals above $1,000,000)
Disbursements
1. Pays losses
2. Pays into r eserves.
3. Pays int ere::t on loans directors declare i nt erest payment of X number
of dollars periodical l y a s available.
4. Pays administrative expens es of Development Corp.
Recommendations
1.
2.
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4.
5.
6.
Small proj ects in scn ttercd areas are pr eferable.
JI.void cr e2.t ion of f uture ghettos by encour aging the cons truction of
l arge developments.
Encourage use of two and three bedroom single family homes for
small builders on small sites.
Try to J et as many f amilies as possible i n s ingl e f amily homes and
town house cooper at ives.
Try to keep f arnilier, i n ap _)roximat el y s ame e conomic eroups.
Disburse f unds t o other nonprof it organizations only as needed .
Stat ements
1.
2.
3,
I n Coru1ecticut, the Stat e has ~- loan fund t o suppl y S8ed money t o
nonpr of i t sponsors in form of loans and grants .
Rehabili t a t ed homos are most sui tci.bl e f or housing l arge f amili cs .
Land hel d in l and bank is subj ect to usual t axes .
Admi nis trat i :::;n
Sta.ff cons ists of two men (¥Jr . Hi rshson , Executive Director, who is the
outside cont a ct man; and his assistant uho is the insi de administration man )
and a secrot aF.f .


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At the conclusion of Mr . Hirshs on 1 s talk , Yir. Alexander then introduced
Mr. Tom Lord , As s istant Director Nonpr ofit Housint:; Center,Urban America, Inc. ,
which organi zation sponsored and underwrot e Mr . Hirs hs on's trip to htlant a .
Mr. Lord explained that Ur bnn America is a national, nonprofi t oreanization
hendquartered in Was hington, D. C., and i s dedica.t ed to impr oving housing f or
l ow-income pe opl e i n the nation 'scities.
The Nonprofit Housing Center of Ur ban America provides t echili.cal assistance
to nonprofit sponsors of lower i ncome housi ng and. helps communities organize
revolving funds and nonprofi t housing development corporat ions. The Center is
financed by the Ford Foundat ion, t he Epi scopal, Methodist, United Presbyterinn
and Uni t ecJ. Church of Christ church0s .
�Urban America doe s not o-9erate on a fee basis and always endeavors to
keep local p eople involved. It attem9 ts to adapt to local conditions and as s ist
i n brincin~ public and private interests to:-; ether in e. joint action to s e cure
i nprovement in housing for low income people. He also announced that
Mr. W. 1,J . Gates, Consultant to the Housing -~ esources Comr.tlttee, is Urban
America's represent a tive in Atlanta.
oth,:?I' Itcmo
As time was e; rowing short, Hr. Alexander then asked Mr. Jones to simply p ass
out to the memb ors of the Cormnittee ( without comment) a self-explanatorf rep ort
dated Au; ust 9, 1967 (Encl. 1) prepared by the Housing tlesource s Committee staff
pertainin6 to the II Preliminary Rep ort ( from the Pla:i1ninu; 1.iepartment )--Amount
of Vacant Land in the City by Zoning District, 11 da t ed. July 21, 1967. Also
attached wns a comparison, prepared by the Housing Resources Committee s t aff,
b e tween t he Analy sis by H:W of the Zoninc; Map previously provided tho HRC by
the Planning Department ancl the tabulations conta ined in Ap •)enclix to July 21
Memorandum f ram the Pl;mning :Jepar trnent.
Time did not pcrmi t detc1.ile d consi der at i on ;me_ c1.iscus s ion in the mG 2t i n:;
of this r c 1Jort u hich was designe d to s erve a s a ba sis for conclusions and
recomme ndat i ons of the Hous in[:; ~le sourc-.::s Commi t ·c.eo for its prop os e<:!. me ( tine;
in the ne ar futur e with the Pla.nn.ing &'1.cl .Jcvelopment Cornmi t t ee of the Boar cl
of Aider rnen.
Mr. Alexander them announced t ha:i.:, the HousinJ; 1lesourcc s Cammi t tee hac1 b een
reques ted by resp ective dev elopers of thr e e r a ther l aq ~e tra ct::; to supp ort
them b e for e the Joint Pl anning Board an u. t he Zoninc; Committee of the B02.rJ of
Aldermen to ge t t hos e properti e s r e- zoned to A-1. Mr. Alexander called up on
YJ.r. Jones t o expl ain e ach site to the Comr,1i t tee .
Mr. J on es p ointed out t he loca t i0n s of t h e three sites on the map a nd
explained t h e proposed development of each . ( Two wi th pl a t s an d t en tative
sit e l ayouts).
After Mr. J on es ' pre s en tation of tho thr ee ;,r oposal s , Mr . Al exander c2.ll ed
up on Mrs . Xernona Cl ayton, Amer i can Friends Servi ce Committee, fo r comment
on any of the p roposal s and whether they woulc'. conolica te t he Ha rk being done
in the southwest area by sr,,,/AP. J.V.trs . Clayt on expl a i n ed SWAP ' s purp ose and
oper a ti on in the Beacher - Cas cade- hTes t Gordon n oac.I and Fa ir·;,urn Road area south
to Sewell Road . She offered no obj ec ti on to any of the propos ed proj ects.
Sito No . 1. 51 a cre trac t n or th of Brownvi lle Road b e t ween J ackson Parkway
and Bolton Ho11d, now z oned M-1, prop os e d by •·!hitti ng-Turner Cons t ruction Co. for
Turnkey devel opment for Publi c Hcusing. This tract has been tent atively c:1pproved
by the Housin1; Authority and HUD and favorable c:i.ction a l ready rcc.ommonded by
the Planninc; Boo.rd. It is schedul ed to :;o before the Zoning Cammi ttee of the
Boo.rd of Aldermen in Public Hearing , Au,;_u ::, t 10 .
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After du e consi c.leration aad J.iscussion, }1r. Lee Bur~e moved that the
Housing ;.".esource s Comrni ttee endorse this proposal and recommend f avorable
a ct ion by the Zoning Connnitte e cm d the Board. of Alllerme:;n. The motion wns
scconc.ed and carried unan:i.mouslJ .
Site No. 2. 59 acre tract ( eastern •;ortion oi D. lar,:;er tract of 171 acres)
locateci. between West view Cemetery anc.l Peyton Road S. 1J., north of Utoy Creek,
prop osed. f or development of caref ully p lanned 3GO uni ts of to,m houses under
221 d (3) co-ori, by Hr. John A. Hartramp f. (The 1 roperty is curr ently zoned


a.-3) 1'1r . Har tram:-if Has asked the price ran[;e of units he propos ed t o build .


He stated that the si.n::l e f a,1ily houses would. b e in the ~)15, 000 to :\25,000 ranGe
and payment s f or t i1e two bedroom toim houses woulc~ be ap··iroxirnatcly $90 to :;;110
per month.
After clue cons i 0er c1.tion, mo Gion wer e 1:1ade by Mr. Lee Burge th~t the I-me
Comr~ittce endorse thj_s prop osal and re ques t the Plarn~in[( Board thnt it
recommend f avora ble a ction on the rezoning petition f or this si tc. The motion
was seconJecJ. and carri e,l ,.rl th H O dc.-e-:mtine votes.
Site No. 3. 45 acre split tract on both sides of Bankhead Highway N. W.
(10 acres on the nor th sicle , just west of ffo.Jnard rtoad, and. 3.5 acres on the south
side) prop os ed for Turnkey clcv elopm<ent for Public Housin,;; , with 221 cl. (3) a s
an alternate, b y HLC and Associate s Construction Company of Gre ensboro,
~Iorth Carolina. Zoning is now H-1 anJ M-2.
After ampl e discus s ion, Mr . Virgil ~ilton moved that the Housing tlesources
Commit tee cnclorsc this proposal and r equ es t f o.vorable reconu11endation by the
Planning Board on the r m_onin~ petiti on for this c ite . Tho mot ion was s e conded
and carried unanimoucly.
As there 1-ras insuffi cient time f or ot her l.1u sinesr, the CoITlJili ttoe ad.i ourned
at 12:00 noon .
Respectfully submitte d ,
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Mal colm D. Jones
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fl -~ourcL- ::; C0r.1rittG,, h '"'; ,.) ~.:.) Ik ::-.bcr_·, E '. ,:cutiv,, .<Grou~
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~-:·tod ;·.ur:;u: t 9, 196 7 (with attachments ).
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Pl::mlinJ .ikrp::- :ct r.i-.s1t r r,port to th ,., EJU.r.:ing· ~k . ourcc.s Cor.ir,1ittee <bte d
f.uJ11..:. t · 9, 196 7.
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LAND ACQUISITION PANEL MEETING
HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
JUNE 20, 1967
The Land Acquisition Panel of the Housing Resources Committee met June 20,
1967, at 10:_00 a.m., in Committee Room Ill, City Hall.
The following mE.mbers
were present:
Dr. Vivian Henderson, Acting Chairman, Land Acquisition Panel
Mr. Jim E. Land
Mr. Clayton R. Yates
Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman, Housing Resources Committee
Mr. Malcolm D. Jones, Director
Mr. Wallace L. Lee was not present at this meeting.
Dr. Vivian Henderson, Acting Chairman, Land Acquisition Panel, presided.
He
stated that a chairman had not yet been elected for this panel and asked if the
members present felt that action should be taken on this, this date.
He also
reported t hat adaitional members had been asked to join this panel but that they
have refused.
He said that he felt the election of a chairman should wait until
full membership was a~tained.
Mr. Malcolm D. Jones, Director, said that he felt it would be easier for him
if a permanent chairman were elected as soon as possible.
Dr. Henderson said he thought it would be better if the election was delayed
until a larger number of members were on the panel.
He su ggested that perhaps
at the next meeting a chairman and vice - chairman could be elected.
He stated that
another mat ter he wished to bring up was to f i nd something which they could come
up with in t erms of possible land sites.
He also stated that the last meeting
of this Panel was concentrated on requesting inf ormation on the availability of
land sites.
Mro Jones stated that the r esult of that reque s t was that he followed it
up with a Memo to Mr. Dan Sweat, Director of Governmental Liaison, in which he
pointed out land needs in the City for the low-cost housing program.
He
pointed out that it would take three times as much land zoned for this pro gram
as it would require for actual development because evE.ry acre that is zoned can
not be acquireda
He feels that at least 5,100 acres of land zoned for this type
of housing are needed and he told Mr. Sweat this and Mro Sweat asked the Planning
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Department to take action on this.
Mr. Sweat followed this up May 24 by a
Memo in which he stated that he had called on the Planning Department to prepare
a map and listing of all property suitably zoned for construction of Turnkey
and 221 (d) (3) housing.
has been received, ie.
These have not yet been received, but some material
Sheets showing vacant land in the eastern half of the
City and its current zoning:
Mr. Jones pointed out however, that much of this
1and is not appropriate for low-cost housing construction.
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Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman, Housing Resources Committee, asked i f they
were broken down into apartments?
Mr. Jones replied that they were but the zoning of each parcel was shown,
and that much of the land shown was not particularly useful to this program.
Mr. Alexander a sked if the developers know that this report is in existence.
Mr. Jones stated that several developers have come into his office and looked·
over it and they all agree that it was not particularly helpful. · They have gone
through it page by page, and selected sites properly zoned and in many instance s,
after attempting to run them down, found out that they were not available because
of future plans, other contemplated uses, e tc.
The developers cannot tell much
about t he l and f rom just a loca t i on.
Mr . Alexander stated that the Planning Department's delay is because it i s
attempting t o develope a Land Use Study over t he entire Cityt t hat one thing
that this panel mi ght do is to as k the Planning Commission to pr epare a sU11UOOri zed
Land Use St udy befor e the other one is published.
Dr. Henderson asked what the time t able for t his report was?
Mr. Alexander did not lmow.
Mr. Jones stated that the list of land s uitable for this program was originally called
for by May 4.
Mr. Henderson asked i f this information was part of the study they would b~
ge tting.
Mr o Alexander said yes--a detailed Land Use Study for the City; that one
other t hing, perhaps is this information shown on the seperate sheets s hould be
assembled into larger sec tions o
Dr. Henderson asked i f all the r epor t was on l and in the easteI}ll half of the
Ci ty?
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Mr. Jones said ye-s , that Mr. Alexander has explained that we did
lmow where available land was in the west.
Also in
a1
swer to Mr. Alexander,
Mr. Jones stated that there were too many pages of it to mount successfully.
Dr. Henderson said that he gathered that the study Mr. Alexander referred to
WO!lllil be an analysis of land use.
Mr. Jones said it would be, and for the whole City. It will also try to
list proposals of changes which need to be made.
He stated that it takes
considerable time and that he does not know when it will be completed.
Dr. Henderson said that he did not see how this panel could do much
until they get this information.
Mr. Alexa1der agreed that it was hard;
that the only thing that he knew
of that could help is to make it known that this is needed to move on as soon
as possible;
that one thing which the Mayor mentioned to the Chief Planner
was that he would like to know where industrial tracts were that ·could be
rezoned for housing .
Dr. Henderson said that he had noticed that there was a housing project
going on near Agnes-Jones School in which the conditions were not very good.
He stat ed that wnile the Committee was fiddling around, somebody else was
building.
He also stated that this particular project is crowded and has
too many families in it.
Mr. Jones stated that this area was already zoned, and that there were
some f ew areas such as this which were appropriately zoned.
Dr. Henderson said that we were getting no information on land which is
availabl e outside of thes e areas.
Mr . Alexander said that t he primary pr oblem was the l arge tracts everybody
knows about which have been ref used for one reason or another.
He stat ed that
there is another problem in the east ern part of the City. Perhaps this Committee
should meet with HUD and review wi th t hem t he principl es that they have set up
and inform them of t he si tuat i ono
He also stated t hat he f elt that a man who
really wants to build houses could find s9me areas on t he available sheets
which would be workableo
Mr. Jones stated that this was not the _p-oblem as he saw it.
The problem
is that there is not enough land zoned for apartments where the land can be
used
for this program.
�Dr. Henderson stated that this panel's function is to find land that is
already zoned for apartments and also land which can be rezoned, because zoning
resistance is what is causing the problem now; trying to get vacant or near
vacant land zoned for houses.
Mr. Jones said that specific recommendations for suitable areas were
needed.
Dr. Henderson said that this was another f unction of this panel, to inform
the Housing ResQurces Committee of zoning and to coordinate with the Zoning
Committee of the Board of Aldermen.
Mr. Jones said that we need to det ermine and to express the need and then
let the Planning Department come up with where and what to do.
Dr. Henderson agreed with this but said that we should reserve the right
to review it and have influence on it.
Mr. Alexander said that one thing which is available right now are the M-1
segments; that the problem is the Planning Department's staffing.
Another
problem is that some owners of M-1 may not want to develope it for apartments;
that one other thing this panel might wish to do is to request
the City
for additional help to get this thing solved soon.
Mr. Clayton R. Yates said that the mat ter hinges on two things:
Location
and Zoning.
Mr . Jone s said that our main concern was t he part zoned for multi-family
construction • .
Mr. Alexander said that another problem was high prices.
Mr. Jones said that s everal people have attempted t o acquire land for this
program, but could not because prices were too high.
Mr. Alexander said that two other f eatures were utilities and streets; that
he wrote to the Atla..~ta Real Estate Board and the EJT1pire Real Estate Board
earlier and asked them if they would use us as a clearing house for their land,
but he has received no answero
He stated that he also talked with them over
the phone and that they sounded favorable, but we still have no answer as yet.
Dro Henderson asked how .much low-income housing was under construction now?
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Mr. Alexander told him approximately 5,000 units proposed~ which appear fiirm.
Hr. Henderson asked if it is known where these are?
Mr . Jones said that they were listed formally on a detailed Housing Inventory
report.
Dr. Henderson asked what they could do as a Committee .on these sites?
Mr. Alexander stated that one of the problems is that when we go to the
Planning Department we have to get something rez:amed which they have already
promised would no t be rezoned.
Dr. Henderson asked if it would be a good idea to ask Mr. GlacUmto go
over this list with us, item by item.
suggestions:
1.
2.
He also suggested they follow these two
Try t o go over the "Problem Areas" with t he Planning Department.
See if we can get an over-all picture of this study and ask for
an opportunity to revi ew it.
Mr . Alexander sai d that another thing would be to sit down with HUD and
r eview their policy, what i t means and wher e t o go to apply it.
Dr. Henderson asked if we should go to the Regional Office.
Mr. Alexander said yes , to tal k with Mr . Ee . Baxter, Regional Administrat or.
Mr. Jones stated at this point tha t a positive position by t his Panel
should be taken and s hown in the minutes and be passed to t he Press.
At this poi nt the Panel pr epared and adopted the attached resoluti on .
Mr . Alexander suggested that the Panel writ e t o the Real Estate Boards
reques ting i n.formation on available locations f or l ow~cost housing in the
Ci ty.
Mr. J im Land asked if any r eal . estat e people had been asked t o serve on
this Panel.
Dr. Henderson said that the ones asked had declined . He also proposed and
obtained agreement of the Panel t o ask, in coordination with Mr. Al exander,
both the Atlanta Real Estate Board arid the Empire. Real Estate Board each to
provide a representative for membership on the Land Acquisition Panel of
the Housing Resources Committee.
Mro Alexander reported that one item on which he and Mro Jones did not
quite see eye to eye
is the rezoning of large pieces of land one at a . time.
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He said that of the over all plan, one portion, Fairburn Road (originally proposed
for Turnkey Housing) was coming up for rezoning soon.
He stated that this land
had been discussed with several other peo ple on the Planning Committ£e and
agreed that the argument a gainst Public Housing on this site is well founded:
that now Mr. Gillmore wants to have 221 (d) (3) housing built there on a co-operative
basis; that Mr. Jones had asked him t o appear before the Zoning Committee and
support it; that he ( Mr. Alexander) feels that an individual going before the
Committ ee would not have the same good result that a committee's going would
have.
He asked Mr. Jones to give the location and history of the site.
Mr. Jones reported that this was a location on West side of Fairburn Road
and that it is just north of Holy Fanily Hospi tal; 59 acres proposed for 221 (d) (3)
co-op.
It is ideal for this type of development because of the general nature of
the community i n that area.
The sponsor is proposing 221 (d) (3) co-op
f or sales unit s only, like Canlbridge Square.
sold from pre-built models.
These are built multi-family and
There mus t be 90% of the uni.ts in a particular
segment already sold before construction can even begin.
has been very successful in other areas.
This t ype of program
Under 221 (d) (3) there are two ways yuu
can go :
1.
The cheaper rout e--)% interest, 40 ·year mortgage--produces lowest
cos t uni ts to be sold.
2.
More expensive r oute --6% inter es t and½% f or FHA i nsurance fees.
He has a letter from Mr . Gillmore asking t hat this Panel support him on this
site at the Zoning Hearing.
He also stated that he and M.
He f elt it would do this Panel credit t o do so.
w~w.
Gates, Housing Resources Committee Consultant,
went to the Planning Board and talked with t hem .
recommended favorable action.
As a result, the Planning Board
He stated that he agreed with Mr. Alexander, in
that it would be better to have worked out an over- all plan, but until this
is done the Zoning Committee will not know what part this site and other
similar ones play in our program., unless this Committee tells them so.
Dr. Henderson asked if that was originally pl anned for Public Housing?
Mr. Jones said that it was; that if it is now made available to moderate
income families the experience is that they move out from lower price dwellings,
thus making those units available to lower income families.
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Mr. Henderson stated that this was what made slums.
Mr. Jones said not necessarily.
Mr . Alexander stat ed t hat he thought that this was a good site for the type
of thing being discussed.
Dr. Henderson asked what the Panel thou ght?
Mr . Yates stated that it was fine, if 221 (d) (3) at
Mr . Jones said that the specific proposal now was for
i t could not be got t en for
J%
6%
interest could be got~en.
interest and that
3%.
Y1r.
Land a sked why HUD refused t his?
¥1r.
Jones explai ned th~t this particular sit e was not actually proposed to HUD:
that HUD made i t s policy known through the newspapers; t hat t hey would not
permit public housing in an area of racial concentration.
Mr. Alexander stated t hat this was why t his site was not submitted t o HUD .
Mr . J ones said t he developers ' main problems were on locations and zoning .
He sai d that he fe lt t his Panel s hould ~upport t he developers on sites which
we feel are appropriat e.
He al so stated that i n t he future he could bring
potent i ally appropriate s i tes to t he Panel's a t tentiln.
Mr . Alexander asked if anyone (Mr. Henderson part i cularly ) would appear with
hirr. before the Zoni ng Committee in t he Council Chamber of City Hall at 2: 00 Thurs day,
June 22, i n support of the Fairburn Road s ite .
Dr. Henderson said he could not because he would .be out of t own, but YJr. Land
said that he would.
As there was not other business the meeting adj ourned 11:00 a.m.
Approved by:
Encl:
Resolution
Vivian Henderson, PHD, Chairman
Land Acquisition Panel
�LAND ACQUISITION PANEL
Housing Resources Committee
RESOLUTION
RESOLUTION BY
The LAND ACQUISITION PANEL, of the Housing Resources Committee
WHEREAS, there appears to be a serious need for additional land within the
City of Atlanta, appropriately zoned for construction of multi-family housing
units, for low and medium income families, under the Turnkey and 221 (d) (J)
programs; for single-family sales housing under the 221 (d) (i') programs;
as well as construction of both types under other methods of financing, including
conventional.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY the LAND ACQUISITION PANEL, of the Housi ng
Resourdes Committee that:
1.
There is an urgent need for completion by the Planning Department of the
proposed city-wide Land Use Study; and
2.
In connection therew~th the preparatioh by the Planning Department of
a map and listing all vacant properties five (5) acres or larger which
are zoned appropriately for development of Turnkey and/or 221 (d) (J)
multi-family housing for low and medium income families; and
J. Thi s Panel request s an opportunity t o me et with the Planning and
Devel opment Committee of the Board of Aldermen at an earl y date to review
t he t entative f indings of the Land Use Study and to cons ider and discuss
mat ters in connecti on ther ewith; and
4.
Copies of t his Resol ution be sent to the following:
Planning Engineer
Chairman, Planning and Development Committee of the Board of Aldermen
Chairman, Zoning Committee of the Board of Aldermen
Director of Governmental Liaison
The Mayor
Adopted June 20, 1967
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(·IOU3ING RG;::lCDitCL.:3 CO,J IT ,LE
July
!...::c.:curnm
COh IT_-L; mLTIDG
6, 1967
The 1x~cutive Group of the l-Iousin1_. .:1esources Commi. ttee met at 10:00 a .•m;,
'r he followin3 members were present:
jhly 6, 1967, :in Cor1u,d"i:,tce Room #2, City I·Icill.
Nr. Cecil A. Alf·xander, Chairman., Housing Resources Committe:e
Hr, Butler Henderson,


i...epresenting Dr. Benjamin i1:.ays., Co-Chairman, Housing


Resources Committ~e
Nr. Char]£:, s L. r-'eltner, Acting Chairman, Legal Panel
Nr. Robert '·!inn, representin 0 , Dr. :;_,( )-r in Ha:i.·rison and .rir . 111oreland Smi'j.}11
Chairman & Vice-Chairman of the Construction anc-1. .!Jesi-gn PanEll
Mr. lee Burge, Chairman, Finance (; Non:-Profit..Funcls Panel
Mr. A.B. Pacl_,ett,, r,~f..mber, Finance & }Jon.. Profi.t Funds Panel
Hr. John '. Tilson., member, Finance i?,: ;ron-Profit Funds Panel
1·ir. Charles F. Palmer, representin2; Hr. Clarence Cole;:-:an., Actin,; Chairman,
Public Housing Panel
Mr. Nallace L. lee, _1;1ember, Land Acquisi ti.on Panel
Dean Williams. Jackson, Chairman, Social Problems Panel
Mr . Iswis Cenl~er., inember, Social Problems Panel
Mr. t dward L. Simo_n , r epresenting Mr. Vir;~:il Hilton, Chairman, Business
Participation Panel
hr. Dale Clar':, Chairman, Public I nforrr.ation Panel
11r. w. W. r'·a tes, Consultant
Mr. 1,Jalcolm o. ~ones, Director
Also present at the meetin we re;
I'ir • .l:enry Hill, Treasurer., rtetail Credit Company
hr. 'iilliam Bassett, Assistant Chief of Planning De,part.:ient
Hr. lJilliam Ilo.~land., L::c:cutive Director of CAClfR
Nr . tlet,inald Carter, Community '!1Elations Cornr,dssion
Representatives of the Press
Hr . Cecil A. Alexander presicled . :1e 0~1ened the meeting by asking tor Panel
reports. Hr. L'e l tner was calle d on 'to give a report on the U __ ,al Panel,,
i•.ir. Charles L, '. Teltnf.r., .~cting Chairman, I.e_: al Pane:1, reported. that they
did not have a chairman as ;}'e t. !-Ie also stated that i..liey have met t 1-dce and that
Malcolm Jone:s h as given t hem copies of the Housing Code.
Mr. AleAander stated that Hr, ··Tilliam Slayton, Jxecutive Vice- Presi dent o!
Urban Ameri ca, su:.,_,e sted that the dayor write a l e t,te r recor.Menclin. tha t a ve ry
clos £ look be ta!.{en into the cU2.~rent provisions of Section 11.S for Federal ~-1,500
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re:1abilH,ation •. r22 ,.t::: J. Section 312 for 3~~ J.oa;:-1s for property owners in Urban


lene1-al and Code I nforcei
:ent pro,iects who i:rust ma'~e repairs urn.ier the dousing


Code; that s01o1e ,,;ay be found to f i ther mow.fy this to includ.€ any areas in the
City or be :;in some le ~islation on tnis •
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Nr. ;,feltner cs.>;:.pJainec. that h E- .had discussecl. that with Frank 'iilialils. He
also stated that if t ti.e Committee f elt it would ~1elp, he uoulc·. draft a letter on
this for the Layor 's si€;nature.,
i ir, Aiex ander said '.1e thought tihi _; 1 -!ouid be ciood. and a greed. to provide i:•Ir •.
· ,eltner with a eo~,y of the lE-tter he had prepared for the i'ayor oh this ri1atter.
Hr. Ldward L, Simon, represent.in~ rlr, Vir ·il .fl ilton, statE;d t 1:at he wished
some leE;islatio!'.l could be in troclucecl t-O correct the sit ation in l!rbai1 Renen al are.as
in wl1ich houses exist whicl1 are bot.h f ire hazards ancl heal t:1 ha:.c.arc.ls.
Hr. 'Jelt.ner statecl that ~ov. •ic.ddox had vetoed suc;1 a bill not long a1 o.
br. t .alcolm Jones, Di:cE:9tor, saic. tha t hf, ,.neY of th e: house i n c:ut stion and
that w11en last insp€.ctcci it ,·, as structurally sound, so that it did not warrent
demoli·t:i.on; that therefore it cannot 0c ,}ei .. olishE:d under the "In llem" ordip,o.nc~.
'.i'his orclinDnCE: ~ l s for the 01 ,ner to inaJe:c r epairs on such property•
Nr. Simon said that someone .. needs to re-inspec i., the house in c·uest°ion
because it, i s not sound . now•
Lfr . Jones stc1.tcd that it has b e en some ti,:, e si nce t he hm.1s€· had bE:.:en insp£cted,
and t hat per l1aps n ow t ;.P. City coul<i ta·.~e ac·c~~on to C:·.cmolisn it. um:iE;r i:.he "T..n Rem"
orclj_na.ncc.·
~Ir .· J'.lexander aslCE- cl !'ir. Jont-s to £. -"-p lain -che. "In Jem11 ordi;.1ance.
l"ir .- Jones e:·plained t hat it was adopt ed l\~' t t1e City , aft(r action ta,.-: en by
the 1906 Le .islature whicll gave the Gi t y, with the autnori t.y placed in the
.BuilctinL, Offic i al , the ri . ht t o i nspe,c t bui l c.ings which w£re dilapidated_, and
·e,o call upon t :1e 01.ner t o ma\:e r epairs or demolish. If l:-11£.. building is more than
50~~ c. i l a:i. idate d, t h€n the Buildin;;: Departr::ent calls on t he owner to dernol i sh and
if t he ot:n&r fail s t o do s o afwr 90 d.af s , t hen t hE: buil ding may be demolished
by t he City and a lien pl aced again s t t he pr opert y f or t he cost of demolishing;
th e·L the City c.oe s not have the r i ght to rEp~ir.
Hr. Alexander t11en c alled on t he Financ e :: f,:on -Pro f it Funds Panel for i ts
report..
Pir . Lee Burce, Chairman, Finance .? , r-ron-!'rof it Funds Panel stat t=,d t :at t l,ey
were ·worldn~: on trying to get a l ocal non-profi t '. Iousi,,,g D£vclopmE:nt Corporc:.t.ion
for.med to .3.os i s t. in the. hou.sing pro __ram.
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Hr. Ale) :a.;1l;_er t ; .en a s;:_ccl fo ·c the Puolic Housing Panel 1s report.
hr. Charh.s F. ? tl1;1er, r·epresE:ntinc; Lr. Clar0nce Cole:nan, statt,-l 1,na·i; one
proble.,, with 1.rhich. his panel is corcerned is t i1e m.JD policy {of discaura~g
public housinc ) in racially i denti.f iable areas. He stated i:.hat they felt thi.s
was a very tuu·c alistic policy anc.'. t i-1<'., G this Comnri.ttu: should. ta.:e this up.
I·1r. h.lc:;..and.er a grectl t,i-ia t this c.~cludu i bo·i:,h all - 'hite are as anc:. all-'rc :_,r o
areas.
Hr. PalmE..r also stated tha t Atlanta 1s greate.st n(;;ed is more Public Housinc:.•
Hr. Ale1~a11de r statcG that Iiousi.ng is also neer.leJ. on the. eD.st side of Atlanta.
I-; r. ·~lobe:rt 'hu1, represe:,1tinc Dr. aarrison, as~~ed if we could tr7 to ge:t
some coo1Jeration fro111 Fulton and De -~alb cotmties on loca1,ions for low-cost housing?
ru.~. Jom:.s said. tha·i:. this ~-ras cl:i.scusscd recently anc.i. that he. felt some type
of COOf;c ration could be E:fi. e ctc c.. on a pu.rel::r volt:,ntar,/ bas is.
i':r , Ale::,mm. r t,;·ien c alled for t11e La..--id Acquisition Panel. report and as there
was none he ne}'_t call ed for t '·1e ,ocial Problems PcJ.11E:l report.
Dea.., !-,illiai;1 .s , Jac 1cson, Cha irman, Social Proble1,.s Pan61, stated that he wished
to point out -c,iie lat€ Charles O. . ;,i,ne.rich I s part on hi s Panel. ;rc c:w kcd if the
Cor,Mittee. woulcl approv<. a motion t o ac :..:nowl e dge his s Ervke with a l etter to
his f aii!ily ?


Mr. Pa.llt1f;r


seconded t ;-1e rnotion an.:l it was carrit:.d unani, ,ousl y .
Jean J ac ;~s0n said that his Panel :·E.;1 t it ne-edcd more :..~epre..scntation :from
the cornunmity, anC::. ·c.Ho adG..itj_ ona.l members , .;r . lcrwii1 ::tevcns and. .' Jr , Lewi.s Cenkcr,
hacl bu:.n a(\ ..cd; t i1at his Pane l als o dec idE(i to '·iori~ on a stai.ement of purpose f or
·i:,his C0i,u;1ittce . ,le saicl that t/ 1e Atl anta dousin . Author.i_t y was also discussed .
IL ,ms ie:lt c.:1e ·roL~sin :.uthor.1.ty rn cded some-· ,s ort. of social F or.·Ers for people
moving :un,o .10;:•sing develop,1iEmts; tha-t, this s ~1ot·,1c1. be a st-parate a 1;ency by ii.,self
so t:1£ needs of t .1e people coul d be ,:1ct.
hr . f..le~· andcr as,~cd if t _1c Commit t ee Fant.eel to invite a I1Jei11bE:r of the .Housin;_.
Authority to spea:~ on this ma.vi:.6r at the ne~.:t m.. ei;·i.ng? Also if a copy of the
,jocial Problems Pane;l 1 s r c po:rt should iJc r eferred the Cor,1r,umity Relatj_ons
Corur,1-i.:,ff·; on, and a copy provided the Jom::Lng J u-i.:,· ;or1_ty?
'i"he Committee a g,r Eed to both~
Nr. Alexander t hen as:.:( d t~1e Public I nf ormat ion Panel for its report.
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l'ir. D2l c Clart, Chai:cr,ian, Public Information Panel, reportG 6 Llw.t they had
a r.1~eting to br :i1c~ thf'. members up to 6.atE.. on e:- vcnt.s <:.ri.c'. to C:isc1.1.ss thG COiii:- .. itke 1 s
ll"_bite Pape r". :{E; stau, c.l i.,;rnc, he bacl l'o1mL; thai:. i:..1e ki:.lanta Chambe r of Commerce
had r;i v£i1 us l1tgh priorj_t:r on t 11e.ir a e;enda.


nr. Alexander then asl~ed . r. Jo1ws to Kcplain the reports listed on t he


ar;encl.a •
.hr. Jonrn s t .:..tE:c. that the first was a periodic inventory- re:port of low and


-11cc1.iu.m cost i1ousing in 1-1.·a an·ca which 1-ms revisc-d J t:ne 2 ,;, 1907. de e :;q:,l ained


t i1e J11eaning of the ab fJrcvia·i:.:i.ons cmr. . t i1at soi:l.e L!ni 0s ·,:.rLre not as fir .-.1 as t h£f
ht oe. HE, then c ·,pla.ined the ,Swnr,1;;1.17 and t~e Notes a t t .-1c end of the inventory;
also the rel at ed paper entitlul II Proble1., .t\rr,.as 11 • ( ':;e:. e co ~;y of 3wnmary attached
to t ,1ese mii1ute s.)
l i'i:i.
i.fr. Alc: :ander at t nis poi nt statE:o that he had m;gle cted to as 1-: if the
Busines s Participation Panel had an~rt:1.:i.n
to rEport an.d t he:: did. not.
Hr. Jones t llen stateC:'. t hat not lon;: ago, as a 1~E·Sl,lt of requ E:s :L by thE: Land
Acquisition Panel, he h :J/. as 1<et:: t.11€. Plannin:; DeparttiJCn t to provio.c hirn , rj_th
information concerni n G va c ant land i n f'.tlanta Fhic\1 1;a s zoneci f or apartr:.ents •
.:ie reportE..( t hat he ha..:;_ recent,ly rE.c c-ivcd a zoning map ~-i t h orange color8d
ar(; ;:.::; s 1.'.pcrimposc. d ove r t he r,J_a p, i :1e:ic i:.,. ·.·•
·L;he vacan-c land.
(e s ·ca tec.:. that
the-.. exac t si ze= of tiHcSt p a·cels F as not ...nown ( Est·].1;;2.tE'd. only ) ano. U1at he h ad
t,one over t :.J e entire map and co.,1~ iled a l ist of t:ic v a c an t land s l.lmm zoned for
apa.rtment,s . ~IE:: "i:.~1c.m explai nE::d ·t,hE: s Luci · anu r E.11ortE.d L ,s findin s lli1d conclusions.
( Jee cover s11(..et, P-. celiirrn ar r j~al] s is, a ttac hec'. )
t r. : 'EcltnE:r d S .:~f . d -;,;1e nwi1ucr of v aca:1t acre.s no i.- zoned i or ap.?.r t 111ents?
figt11•e ,.; a s not a:v~ 1.lable.
T ,1£:
i1r. Buri.;€ as;.c; .. ,:'. ,. -_1 L; t V1E- qna..·1:Lit~y of o the.r v a c ant land, zoned Industrial
or otheri,rise. 't he fi 11r cs w~1·eo not. available.
Lr. /\l c..,,ancl.er statec•. that, t ru:: Land !',cq u.isition Panel F aG now going to get
t o reviev thl Land Use :3t ctdy . He as';:ec.l if thEre °!'JaS any otner business b1c:fore
ad journin,?
l'.ir . Jones as.-{ed that t11e . Cowmi ttu. give him some i dea as to action to tarn
about the ab ove ,,ien-cionE. cl s ·i.;uc.:y on land zoned f or apart ,,;ents.
1·i:r. Ale,~an6.er stated. that l1e felt the. re were tt-ro steps whic h could bf; ta:~en:
1.
That t11e fi gures i ·i r. 'cltner and i'JI'. ·;c-u r E rer~ue:st.cd be obtained from
the Planning Department.
2.
That this Colllmittec. i;o to run \-i i.th this study and relatE.d figures and
snow them wha. t ,,'<:.. a::..·e up against.
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The: only otl1e:r thin whfoh ti1is Commil.,teE.. could act upon no-. is to urge the Plannin;,
Department w get more zon_:_ng c.:1ane;ed in both th€ Fulton and DeKalb porti ons of
P:i:.lanta.


x • .·t ltner


as\E::d
vrii.at about the ~ent Sur:plemcnt item on the ar;e:nc1a?
1-tr. Joms sta l-t \..i. that t,:1e Hous e ol' H.epresrmta-LivE;s rejcctt d. it this year; the
i1a;:;-or has ':JE..en callu~ u pon to [; O to ' ~ashingtoa to ;- ive 'i 'es ti.E.,on.y- nex t ,-rce ·. before
the 3 enat,E. Appropr i ations Commi tte e in ~ up··,ort of try jni to [~et the program
reins,;atcd; t hat i1e, ,."r- . Jones, has bEcr1 callE.:cl upon by :Jan SuE..at in the r;ayor's
of fice to prcpa:i.'E:: st. Vt-ra l sta i.,cl "E:11 t- G in S L'-, J ort of the pro Lr am.
i"lr. Ale x nnd.cr as:cE:d if it would ,,c,e:;i"it the .a 7 or if this Co,•m.tit vE: € pn. p 2i c d
a report or sta.tem.ent also support:i.n ;,:-, the ..,'.£nt Supplement program.
0
l'::r.
t.l tm;r inovecl "t,ha t tllis Co :r.L, te: c P~'epa::.:·c, a m0;;iorial to ·i:,bat efl'c-c "l,.
Er. Jackson s e conc,ec~ the mo tion ancJ. it
F c>.s
c 2..rr i cd 1manb ;ously .
As the re was no flll"thEr business,., t i1e


r£.· et:1.ng


adjourned at 11:45 a.m.
R.€ spcctfully sub1ni ·Gted,
ilicls:
Summary of Low-cost Housi.11 6 Tnv€ntory qeport
Prel:u inar ." .:·.nalysis covE..r shee t,
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Jw1e 2 b , 1967
SUMMARY
Estimate Avail able
No. Units
Firm
5,244
Probable
. 2,965_ _


Total In Sieht ~209


Be~1g Considered
1967
196 8
1969
( 2084 )
(271 2 )
(448 )
( 53 )
(2137}
( 6 3 7)
133fa9 )
( 815 )
(126 3 )
1970
1971
( 760 )
760 )
-r-100 )'
( 700 )
8,003
2)830
Doubtful
19;0&2 _ _
Lost
3,152
Tota.l Proposed
22 ,194--
of wnich 8,183 uni ts, cons i dere d appr opriate , are c ur r e ntl y in serious d i ffi cu lty , due
primarily t o obje c ti ons fro m var j_ous sourc e s a s to loca1.,ions ( b , 713 units in i:.i1e Be ing
Con0idered Category ancl 1,L(70 uni ts in the Doubtf ul Categor y . See s e parate list of
" Problem Are as ") .
In addi t ion, 3l..J.2 7 uni ts have been rehabili tciteJ t!, rou 6 h the Houuing Code :.Evi3i.0;1, l~.3
w1its by the H.l\. . in the West F.ncl U. H. . Pro j e c t a .cl JO units vol untarily by private
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-i:-Incl udes 1140 units of P. ,I . + 1125 units ;mder Turnkey f or P~H o + lb2 ur1i t s lea.,ed for P.H .
Respectfull y Submitted,
Enclosures : 1.
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NOTES ON HE UTED t'IATTE RS
Sin e co m iling · he previous re po~ t ( Ap ril 20 , 196 7), 23 addit iona l prop os a ls have been made . Tot-3.l is now 95. However , lJ oi' thr;SC proposals
c onstituti. g 315 2 units, whi ch we re orig inally expe cted to be a p pr ove d , have been r e j r; c te d a nd are no,·1 cons i dered a s 11 Lost 11 • In addition,
propos als cons i:,i tu ting 8 ,HlJ ur1i t s are in sc r i0110 difficulty du e pri,, arily t o obj e ctions from v arious sources a s to 1 cx:ations,
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The 1• ounu tion for Cooperative Hous ing , which de veloped E:astwyc h Villa ge and Cambridge Square ( bo t h in De;~alb Cm:nty ), no,1 has a fu ll t i :ne
rE.pre ::,entat j_v2 in Atlanta and is sE:ekine cliGnts . They are sponsoring the 200 unit London Toeme House s deve lo pment in !\tlanta ( Item F-5 ).
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Saul Gray :is a partne r i n a Co rporat ion 1-:hich O\ms 280 new units off Bankhead at El br idge St. , which he want s t o sell , + a potentinl deve lopr~e nt
on the site for ;;12 addi ti on a l uni ts . Area is aln:a dy z oned A- 1.
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Proposed l ocations .fo r lo'.v cost housing are b eing co ordinated with the Plannin g Dept. , whe n initi ally s ubmi tte d J for adequacy of Conun.unity
Pac ilit ie s 1 existin g or pro posed. Proposals are also r e vi ewE.d perio dically with the .School Dept. for adequacy of s chool f a ciliti e s.
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Re i abilit2.,, ion by Hou::,ing Coe.le Di visio
o.f BuJ.l cling Departmen t on Boul evard in Bed.ford Pine U. R. Pr ojec t ( approximatel y 700 units i nvolved. )
co iru ence d •ehruary 1. The U. FL pro j e ct is sti ll i n s urvey a nd plan ning s t:.age . A list i s avai l able in Housing ReSOi.L"'.."C t:_ s Committe e o :.f:i.ce
of lOJ un Hs on Boulevard 1;hich t he own ers state d they Hish to sell, r ather than r ehab ilitate . This list hati been made ava .. labl l ,O t hr; H.A.
and to a t!at:.ion.J.1 concern i ntereste d in d eve l oping a Re ha bi litatio n Demonstration proj e ct in that a r ea .
In view of di .ficul t i es encou..rite:::·e d in zoning and gett ·.ng appr o vrrls on s i tes p r opo .sed for l arge mul t i --family development , it is apparent that
the l or-1 income housing prograrn wi ll have t o l ean heavily on Developers and 1uilders :pl'o v i ding a subs tantial po r t i on of the pro gram on small
sea ttered si ,:,cs . Thus f a r, 445 sin;-_l e family house s ( Ite m F-14) and 82 2 uni ts in dupl exE,s and smnll apar ti ,1ent. cievelopir.ents unde r c onventional
financing are a lrendy in th is c ategory.
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lJo proposal h;:i.s yet been r.i.ade for construc tion of units ( even effici ency or 1 b e room ) to rent f o r as l ow as $SO.GO pE- r month .
great<:. st nu,cl is in the ~>30 .00 - $SO. OO pe r mon th rental range.
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Charlr::s A. ,·Tueller Compan i e s of J onesbo r o i s promoting the S,,eat Equity Program ( fif!\ in sured mor c.gace ) whereby the purchase r E-arn s the bulk of
his dm·m payme nt thro ugh clenning, p a intin g and l andscap in~,;. Nati onal :Iorr,e s Corp. of Lafayette, Inc. placed on the maiYet Feb. 1, JSo7, a
boo S.F . ( O. s. dimensions ) 3 bedroom, prefabricated, preassernbled p anel, sin 6 1e f amily house plus a 9o S.F. ( I.S. dimens ions) stora;:i;e lY1ilding
rnanufact ... red by Arrow He tal Products Corp, to se ll under FHA 221 ( d ) ( 2 ). Pr ', ce incl ude::, pl umbing , elcc tri.cal, heal.inf; ll , i. t, s(,ove ': ...'<'i'1'i1~2r;,tor.
House can be: compl e t e l y assemble d in 05 man hours; 53 of those were per111ittcd in J t;ne for enction in t he Tho mas v i.llc !h:ban Renc1.·a l .reU: .
Aclrian Ho:ies Co rp. ha.s proposed a prefab L re t ai l .for a bout $7, 5 00 plus l and , foundation, clos.i. ne and ros :-.; 0 .b ly tappint.; f ec' S•
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See So.m.'Tiary ( p. 26 ) for overa ll sta tus o.f the pro gram and Summary of Public Housin r.; ( p. 2d ) for th e oveor.:11 1 Pub1ic
pror;r;im .
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Information is ; e l comcd as to chan :";es , addition::_; or deletion s in matE'.rial conta .inc d in Lhis report .
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SUI'lMARY OF PU JLTC HOUSING IH J\.TLJ\.NTA
Units in ope r· tion - f illed.
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Units in Developn:ent s L.:1ge , a s follows :
( 650 )
Uni ts of f He Daniel St., i n Rai-;son 1.'lashington U. R . Proj ec t ( scheduled f or co mpl eti on by J une JO,
(248 ) by Oct . 167
(402 ) by March 168
( 350 )
Uni ts in Thomasvil l e
( 40 ) 1 Bedroom
( 120 ) 2 Bedro om
( Bo) 3 B~dro om
( 80 ) Li Bedroom
( J O) 5 Bedroom
( 140 )
Units , Perry Homes Extension - South of Procte r Creek .
(7 8 ) J Bedroom
Bids opened lfarch 7, 196 7. Permi t is;:;ued i.ay
( L16 ) 4 Bedroom
Es ti :nate J. 8 months t o co n s truct .
(16 ) 5 Bedroom
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I n hands of architect. To adv,-rtise in Fall. 2-:-·z-3 months
a ddit:Lonal before c onstruc tion c an start . 12 months , at l east ,
a dditional. for construction .
Will try to have pa.rt deli ve red before final.
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Uni t s previously all ocated - Pro:r:osed Turnkey; 1125 tenta tively pled 6 ed on sites approved b y HUD (5o~gs 6-21)
Units allocated fo r l ease ( Is only possibility fo r additional Public Hous ·'ng unit s in
occupancy summer , 1967; can only be t urned ove r for Public l- ousing o ::.cupancy as become vacant) .
Total add itional planned , as indic.:i.ted above .
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New Allocation - Proposed Turn'.<ey .
announced Feb. 24 ,
Arpr oved by Bd . of Aldermen, uec ~ 20 , 1?66 .
Additional allocation r e cently r eques t ed for l e· s ing J,_·oc;ram .
-lffoLal add:i.tionJ.l units pro jected (olLiO )
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Units unde r l ease 162
(65 units , I-1urphy Apts. _; h8 units , 'I'E-nnesscan Commons j J l units , Si ms Naddox.1 s Apts . at Ca pitol
and Vinara, require r e habilitation. ); 18 uni ts on Dargan Place .
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Prel i minar y Analysis
( Of ~',ap Showi ng Vacant Land Zoned f or Apar tments)
It s hould be noted tha t vacant l and i s not i n,iic a t ed · i n t he Doul d er Par k Plan area, anne:iusd J an . 1 , 1967 .
There is a gr ea t de al of vaca nt l and i n this area .
Tot al l and sho1-m on map as vacant and zoned for apartment s. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 482 acres
(Of t his amount, that already commi t ted t o l ow income housing • • • • • • • •• 125 acr es )
( I n addition, that already tur ned do,m or rej ec t ed.
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Total s hown not available • •• • 27 8 acres
Bal ance whic h appears t o be available • • , *204 acres
Hm-1ever, i t is ver y l ike l y, when checked out in the fiel d, that a consider able portion of this amount rri.11 be
found t o be no t ava i l abl e or unsui t able ( such as ;,he 10 acre tract i n L. L. 268, 17th District Fult on County which
cannot be used, although . zoned , because of the ne ed for a br idge across S.mdy Creek to provide access .
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Balance which appears t o be a vai l able (fr om map ) .i:-204 acr6s. Only 1/ J, hoHever, is l ikel y to •
-; tual l y a1railabJ.e t o t he pr ogr am .
6 13 acres
Additional minimum needed f or ac tual const ruc tion of uni t s ( if re- zoned when r equested an . • 1497 acres
upon recoJTUT.endation of Housinr; Re sourc es Committee )
I f re- zoned i n advance of specific a ppli cat i ons , thr ee t imes th is amoun t wi l l be r equired, or .4491 acres
There is no l and i n the l arge Boul der Par k PlJ.n area (1747 acres ) s hown zoned for apartmen t s.
Only one trac t ( appr oxo 4 A) in Dekal b Count y porti on of Atl anta i s shown as vac an t and zoned for apartme ts $
Only two trac ts ( approx . 11 A) i n l hth Dis t r ic t Formerl y Faye tt (where tnere is gr eat deal of v· cant 13.nd )
i s shown -as vacant and zoned for apartment s .
The in equ ::.table distribution anu inadequate amount of vac ant l and zoned · for apartment s ,
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PUBLIC INFOR1'1ATION PANEL MEETING
HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
June 16, 1967
The fublic Information Panel met on Friday, June 16, 1967, at 1:30 p.m.,
in Mr. -Cecil A. Alexander's office, Standard Federal Building.
The following
were present:
Mr. Dale Clark, WAGA-TV, Chairman Public Information Panel
Mr. Ernest Pharr, Atlanta Inquirer
Mr. Reese Cleghorn, Atlanta Journal
Yir. J ack Lange, Editor, Atlanta Magazine
Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman Housing Resources Commi.t tee
Mr. Ray Moore, WSB-TV
Mr. Jim Wood, WAOK, Vice-Chairman Public Information Panel, Mr. James L
Townsend, Townsend & Associates, member Public Information Panel, and invited
guests, Mr . Eugene Patterson, Editor Atlanta Constitution, and Yir . Thaddeus
Stokes, Atlanta Daily World were not present at the meeting.
Mr . Dale Clark, Chairman of the Public Information Panel, presided.
Mr .
Clark gave the background of the Housing Resources Committee and told how the
Public Information Panel was formed.
He stated that this panel needed to tell
the community what the problems of housi n g in Atlanta are.
The HRC's recently
prepared 11White PSiper" was discussed and the portion of this paper which pertained
to the purpose of the Public Information Panel was explained.
He also stated
that he felt the "Problem Areas" which was discussed at the HRC Executive Group
meeting would help to offer some concrete suggestions for solving housing problems
in Atlanta.
He also said that he felt that the Public Information Panel could
only inform the public and not provide solutions as proposed in the "White Paper".
Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman, Housing Resources Committee, said that ·
this was correct, but that a reporter in looking for a story might also find
some places where low-income housing could be placedo
He stated that one thing
the news should play up now is the Rockdale Urban Renewal Area.
A formal award
was made to the successful bidder June 15, 1967. Anbther pr_o ble~ discussed 'tfas
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Another problem disucussed was HUD's refusal of any area of racial concent ration,
and the fact that HUD is not specific as to wh at "racial concentration" actually
means.
Mr. Ray Moore, WSB-TV, asked Mr. Alexander to be more specific as to what
the news can actually do about HUD and other such problems.
Mr. Alexander stated that the press should meet with HUD and get the full
story and find out exactly what HUD wants and what HUD expects to get built.
Mr. Alexander also stated that he would like t o see some progress in locating
low-income housing in the northeast and eastern areas of Atlanta.
Mr. Moore asked if the prices of land were not very high in the northeastern
section?
Mr. Alexander explained that public housing can help but that the prices
were high.
He said that this Committee can do a study on this with help from
FHA,HUD, and the real estate people, and then do an information series on these
problems which are giving the housing pro gram trouble.
He also stated that he
thought this Commi~tee should find out what the problems are.
Mr. Clark asked if this Panel should be the one to do the spade work of digging
up the oppos i tion?
He said that it mi ght outline the activities for. a pro gram
for everybody and give directions for what might be done.
For example:
r adio
public s ervice announcements.
Mr . Moore aaid the most vunerable areas are church .1 :L 1ack of involvement
in this .
He said t hat there are only t wo or t hree Negro churches actually
involved as ye t; that Wesley Homes Inc . is pr oposing to build in the Capitol
Homes area and that thi s is not a real ou.tlay of cas h.
invol ved at all as ye t.
The White churches are not
He asked i f anyone else knew of any others ?
Mr. Reese Cleghorn, Atlanta Journal, said he did not.
Mr. Alexander said that the Unitarian was involved.
Mr. Cleghorn s aid that there was not much pushing to get the 221 d (J).
Mr. Clark said that the thought all the 221 d (3) was sales property.
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Mr. Alexander explained that it could be built for non-profit and for
limited dividend corporations.
that it was non-profit.
He said that one problem with the churches was
Limited dividend has some appeal because for people
with a big income it permits a substantial tax wrjte of f.
He agreed that some
effort toward inf orming the churches through the press should be made.
Mr. Cleghorn stated that he felt the press 1 s job was to report the news
and not to try to support one plan or another.
Mr. Alexander said that he believed that the education function is part
of what this committee should be doing as well as reporting and that trying to
find a platform is difficult:" .
Mr. Moore said that the press should not t ry to champion one plan or another
and that when the press does this they lose their objectivity.
Mr. Clark said that he agreed;that this was not the purpose of this Commi t tee.
That it should not generate one particular project.
He also said that this meeting
was to share views with people who need to be in an up-to - date position as to the
objectives of the HRC.
Then it should get the news out to the people.
If people
know of the obj ectives this could lead to a solution.
Mr . Cleghorn stated that the town should know if the HRC is not moving as
it should.
Mr. Moore said that if Mr. Alexander want s somebody to push his programs
that this is what the Public Information Panel is for.
Mr. Cleghorn said that he felt it would be much better to hold an informal
press conference off the record rather than as a commit tee.
Mr. Moore suggested that perhaps more public relations people were needed.
Mr. Clark suggested that a full-time publicist was needed to point out
these problems to the public.
Mr. Alexander stated that he believed that a panel which involved HUD, FHA,
HRC, and the Housing Authority would help, but the only platform or outlet for
this is the civic clubs which are open t o the presso
what is going on, they are just restricted.
problems of HUD of which the phases are:
These clubs are not against
This panel should point out the
1. economic phase
2. racial phase.
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Mr. Clark eA-plained that the problem is stimulation and suggesting a line
of action to them.
What our Committee's responsibility is, is to give the news
media in Atlanta some kind of guide for help and exposure on these problems.
He also asked if the news people on this Commit tee were knowledgeable enough
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about the problems.
Mr. Jack Lange, Editor, Atlanta Magazine, said that it would help to know
who to talk. to about certain areas.
Mr. Alexander stated that there were several people to whom he would talk
if he were going to write a study of this program:
the :Mayor, Malcolm Jones,
Cecil Alexander, the sub-committee heads, HUD, FHA, and the developers who
are up against problems.
Mr. Clark asked Mr. Alexander to give them some other names.
Mr. Alexander suggested the Intergroup Relations Section at HUD, NAACP,
and the people who are living in the slums , to get different opinions.
Mr. Moore stated that none of these people want to accept the responsibil ity
for making a statement to the press about any of these project s.
Mr. Clark suggested that the next s t ep would be to use the
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and writ e a direct stat ement that coul d be sent t o everynewspaper outlet· in the City .
Mr . Alexander asked that if a newspaper decided that _this was worth a crusade
would it be out of line?
He also s ta~ed t hat t his did not mean defending one
part i cular sit e or proposal but the program i n gener al.
Mr. Moore asked if Mr. Ale:xander was saying that open housing was the answer
to all the housing probl ems i n Atlanta?
¥ir. Alexander stated that it would work only in some areas and that plans
are now being made for t he City at large .
Mr. Koore asked about the position in the Northern areas, the BOP pl~t,
and Lockheed--would these areas be useful for low-income housing?
Mr. Alexander stated that Lockheed should have s ome but that there were not
many.
There is one area outside of Oglethorpe where there has been a settlement
for years, but he stated that if he were advising people he would say that this
is expensive land.
be gotten for it.
He stated that if it were sold commercial, much more could
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Mr. Moore asked the City's position toward condemning sites?
Mr. Alexander stated that some are as have been condemned.
Yir, Clark asked if there was any ominent domain?
Mr. Alexander said that there was, but t hat im.,rket prices must be paid on
them.
Urban Renewal is the only tool that will open up large areas for public
housing.
He also said that the Chamber of Commerce has decided to take the basic
steps into this.
Mr. Clark suggested that the HRC should provide in. its budget funds for
a full-time publicist with a newspaper background.
Mr. Alexander stated that there was no such person for the Urban Renewal
Program.
He stated that we need to show what it is to live in slums.
This
Committee might arrange to take groups into t he slums.
Mr . Moore said that the Chamber of Commerce is not very active on this
as yet .
Mr. Alexander stated that he went to an Urban Renewal Committee mee t ing of
the Chamber of Commerce, and t hat t hey ~
doing something.
Mr . Cle ghorn stated that the press needs somebody to point out the things
to sponso r .
Mr. AlE:xander stated that a Housing Fund ought t o be cr eat ed but that i t was
a l ong t i me coming.
He sai d t hat one t hing whi ch should be made into an articl !?
is the involvement of. Ur ban America in this.
Mr . Moore suggested t hat a flyer be s ent t o t he church es t o inform them
of availabl e land .
Mr. Cleghorn said t hat the Community Relati ons Commission mi ght appeal to the
churches .
Mr. Moore sugge s t ed that the Mayor issue an invit ation to t he churches -who are
able to sponsor and then gi ve them a one-t wo hour brief ing session.
Mr. Clark asked if there were any prospects f or a r evolving fund for the
HRC.
Mro Alexander stated that what was needed most was a l arge fund so that
the Committee would have something to offer to the churches.
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HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
CITY HALL
Room 1204, City Hall
August 16, _1967
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental liaison
Dear Mr. Sweat:
The Public Information Panel of the Housing Resources -Committee will hold
meeting from 2:00 to J:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, in the Presbyterian Center
on Ponce de Leon Ave. N. E., 3rd Floor Conference Room.
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The purpose of this meeting is to discuss with Mr. John Steinichen, Consultant
City Planner and Committee Member of the Unitarian Universalist Congragation
of Atlanta, the formation of an Atlanta area church-sponsored nonprofit housing
corporation (Interfaith Housing Corporation). The atta-ched material provides
additional details pertaining to this proposal.
Although the proposed corporation is not a project of the Housing Resources
Committee, the Committee feels that such an activity would make a very desirable
and 'worthwhile contribution in assisting to resolve the City's accelerated
low-income housing program and the proposal has support of this Committee.
A few additional news media representatives are being extended an invitation
to participate in th11 meeting and we hope that you can coma.
Please telephone my otfice, $22-4463 Ext·. 4J0, as to whether you will be
able to attend.
Sincerel.yj
Malcolm D. Jo ea
Supervisor of nspection Services
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Room 120h, City Hall
July 26 , 1967
C ITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-446 3 Ar ea Code 404
!VAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Adm in istrative Assis t ant
MRS. AN N M. MOSES, Execut ive Sec ret ary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Dir ector of Gove rnm ental Lia ison
Dear Cormni t tee Member:
The next monthly meeting of the Exe cutive Group of the Housing Resour ces
CoJ1U11ittee, which would normally be scheduled f or Augus t 3, will be held at
10 :00 A. Ho, Wednesday, August 9, i n Committee Room #2, Second Floor, City Hallo
On August 9, we will have as our guest, Mr o Wo R. Hirshson who is Di rector
of a non- profit Housing Fund in Hartford, Conn. He is being sent here under the
auspices of Urban Ameri ca, Inc. to discuss with us Hart f ord ' s efforts i n nonprofit fu..71ds.
Ir. James Po Twomey, Director, Non-profit Center of Urban Ameri ca will also
be our guest.
This Committee has requested and re cently received from the Planning
Department a conpilati on of vacant and total acreage i n each category of zoning
wit'hin the City as of January 1966. Vacant land is indicated by Land Lot and
District. l'hese figures are interesting and need t o be discussed at the
meeting i n order to deter mi ne futur e low- income housing policy to be recommended
by this Committee.
The Planning Engineer has been invited to attend the meeting and eA-plain
t he report to the Committee.
A representative of the Housing Author ity has been invited to discuss with
us social services in Public Housing proj ects.
We would als o like a brief report on the activities of ea ch Panel.
It seems appropriate to call soon a general meeting of the full members hip
of the Housing Resour ces Committee , in order that all members may be brought up
t o date on t he current status of the Low-Income Housing Program. Such meeting
will probably be scheduled for September.
Please let us know on the enclos ed return address postal card if you plan
to attend the meeting or, in the event you cannot attend, the name of some other
member of your panel who will represent you at the meeting.
Sincerely,
Ce cil A. Alexander, Chairman
Housing Resources Committee
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Return Address Postal Card
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HOUS i tJG RESOU:?CES EXECUTIV:S COMM ITTEE 1IEETING
i'il/:\Y 31, 1967
Members of the Housing Resources Committee Executive Group met
on Wednesday, May 31, 1967, at 10:00 a.m., in Committee Room # 1 ,
Ci ty Ha ll . The 1(ollowing me:b rs were present 1
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Ce c il A. Al exa- der, Chairman
Sanford s . At~ood., Co-Chair man
Lee Burge ., Chairman., fi.hance & Non - Pr ofit Funds Pan81
John C. Wi lson , Finance &.Non - Profit Fund s Pane l
Da l e Cl ark, Pub l i c Informa tion Panel
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Vivia n Henders on, Land Acquisiti on Panel
Rola nci ·,r;axwel l, Representing Mr. Virgil Mi l ton, Bus i ness
Participation Panel
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Norman Underwood ., Representing Mr . Char l es L. We l tner,
Legal Panel
Robert Winn, Representing Dr. Harr is on , Cons t ruction and
Design Panel
Ma lc o l m D. J ones, Direc t or
W. w. Gates, Consultant
Th e Public Housing Pane l and the Social Problems Panel were not
represented at the meeting.
Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman., pres i ded. Mr . Alexander read
the Housing Resources Committee's 11 White Paper" (copy attached)
and explained the different divisions of this report. He then
explained the other documents which were attached. He also
st~ted that there were several difficulties in locating rental
housing sites, partially because of the racial problems in Atlanta,
and gave his interpretation of the May 5, 1967 letter from ffGD,
pertaining to HUD's reluctence to approve Public Housing sites
in racially concentrated areas.
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Dr . Vivian Henderson, Land Acquisition Panel, stated that this did
not necessarily h old true in all cases; that he did not think the
announced HUD policy was i ntend ed to apply to racially i~tegrated
projects in previously all wh ite neighborhoods, D~. Henderson also #
asked about his Panel's previous request for a list of possible s~tes
for locating low-cost housing.
Mr. Jones explained that this has been requested from t~e Planning
Department, but not yet prepared; however, that he has been
provided with a grou~ of Land Lot sheets showing vacant property
(with current zoning) in the eastern half of the city; and these
locations were being looked into.
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Dr. Henderson su2:;ges t ed t r.a t the need for su ch a . list of availab le
sites be reported tot .e Board of _ lderme n .
Mr. Alexa nder reported that t he Planning Comm ittee initially
prepared a list of sites comprisi n0 800 acres of land t· .a t were
considered avai l ab le for us e or · t · at could be re - z oned. He also
stated that the developers ha d a l ready looked into these pro~erties
but that only four trac ts· had been appr ov~d so far.
Mr. Jones stated that he knew of only two, or possibly three, of
these t hat had been actually approved by HUD .
Mr. Alexander stated that one of t11e main problems was t ha t the
land developers could not a lways use the sites because of location s,
costs, and building codes.
Mr. John C. Wil sor. ::.::1ance and Non-Profj_ t Funds Panel, suggested
that the committ e _ccap t all the land possible, because to provide
all the housing required, all available land would be needed.
Y~ . Alexander sta t ed that this Comm ittee should ta ke action one wa y
or another to get these prob l ems corrected before any fu rther
substantial developments can be made.
Mr. Jones stated tha t it was th is Corn. ii t t ee' s policy to co nside::::
any su i table location that wa s submitted or proposed and to try to
get action based on merits of i ndividua l tracts.
Mr. Lee ·Burge, Finance and Non - Profit Funds Pane l , as ked if tnis
Committee was over-playing the housing pr ob lems, or if ttis was
just the normal type of thi ng which resulted from t rying to get
through zoning chang es, Housing Authority and/or·: FHA approval
of a hous ing devel opment.
Mr . Alexander exp l ained that there i s a greater low-re nta l need i n
the city than apparently some members of the FHA und erwri t ing staff
feel justified.
Mr. Jones said tha t the problems were not being over-played
because there were many prob l ems in trying to loc ate low- c ost
housing sites. He explained that this was the p~rpose of t is
mee t ing; to try to work out s ome of the se problems .
Dr. Henderson stated t hat many of the present problems app eared
to be with the Planning Department, and they were not v ery good
reasons.
Mr . Alexander stated that the City is striv ing to get a workable
Land Use plan which people fee l _that they can rely on.
l\'Ir. Dale Clark, Public Information Panel, asked if the Pla-nni'ng
Department is represented on thi s Committee.
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Mr. Jones st a ted thcJt it is not ., but that we are working i n
close conta ct with each other.
Mr . Alexander s ta ted tha t the genera l feeling is t ha t i n some
residential area s t h e zoning fro. s i ngle f a~ily houses to
apartments will be a nece ss it y o He asked t .. e press not to
ment ion any spec ific areas where this may be possible., because
there are no de f inite plans to t1is effect as yeto
Mr o Burge asked if it would not be ~~lpful to cr eate a link
between the Housing Reso ur c es Comm itte e and the Planning
Department?
Mro Alexander stated that .it would also be a good idea to create
such a relations~ip with the Board of Aldermen.
I"Iro Burg e said., i n relation to item (d) under 11 Dis1.,;cussion 11 in
the "White Paper ", that he would l::.ke to know how the zoni ng
people felt about t his o
Dr. Hend er s on s aid that it wa s easy to discuss this problem
but bhat it wou ld not always work out in practice., and that the
real issue is the diffi culty of locating in an area that doe s
not tmnt housing developments
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Burge as ke d the reason given by FHA for its ac~ion in
connection with the sites near Magnol ia Ceme tary, Etheridge
Drive, and Gun Club Road.
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Mr. Alexander referred the question to Mr. Gates for answero
Mr. Gates stated t ha t prox i mity: _rto Roc kdale Urban Renewa l Pro ject,
in which ab out i, 500 units are to be constructed during the next
four years, would be take~ into considera tion in determi n ing
the probab le marlcet absorption in the general areao Both the
City of Atlant a and t he Feder Al Government have con tiderable
investment in Rockdale .
Mr. Alexander asked Mr o Jones · to ~ive a rep ort on possible
loca tfons :or pre-fabricated ~ ~ ~~2 s in Atlanta
Mr. Jones stated that there is some effort to build this type
of house in Atlanta, Bu t that there is difficulty because of
tht At~anta Building Codeo This code states that the plumbing.,
electrical~ a nd heating fixtures be installed on site in
Atlanta , and that the pre-fabricated houses come with these
fixtures and electrical circutes a lre ady installedo However,
there are plans being matlc now t'or sorr,e sites on which prefabricated houses could be located by des~g inating special areas
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where t his type of housing could be installed . He also stated that
the amount of land required to bui ld a house on was too gr~at
economically in Atlanta for this t ype of house, and that there
are also plans under way to cor rect this by per~itting them to
be built on a 50 1 x 100 1 lot , or 60 x 83.33 1 (5,000 sq. feet instead
of 7,500 sq. feet, i;.ihich is now requ:.red.)
Mr. Alexander stated that· he thought that organizations such
as Tech so~ld organize studies of the ho0sing situation in
Atlanta, which would be made available to this Committee. He
asked ·rrir . Winn if the Construction and Design Panel were looking
into this n ow?
Mr. Robert Winn , Construction and Design Panel, stated that
there will be a r meet±ng of his panel a week from next Tuesday to
discuss this.
Mr. J o e s inquired if the present meeting time a nd date for
this Committee was satisfactory, and t h e reply was affirmative.
He also stated that he had appeared before t he Zoning Co~mittee
on several occasions and felt that it would carry more influence
with them if th ~s Commit tee co uld take definite action on some
areas before he re-appeared. He stated that there were three sites
in particular coming up for re-zoning hearings soon on which he.
would like for the Committee as a group to indorse and support, ie
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Jonesboro Road
North of Baker 's Ferry Road
Alexander s t a ted that he felt that it wa s too soon to t ake any
definite acti on on these sites as yet.
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Mr. Burge moved that t his Cammi ttee accept the present
Paper 11 as a g uide for further action.
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The mot i on was seconded and carried unanimously .
There being no further business, the mee ting was adj ourned at 11~35
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�HOUSI TG RESOURCE S C0 ·1M ITTEE
May 31, 1 96 7
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Mission:
The Housing Resources Committee is charge d with :
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Promoting low cost hous i ng and facilitating its construction i n L c: :i.ant a
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Bring ing together the various interests needed to produce low cos~ hou s i ~i Insuring that the human factors in _ho us ing are given full play .
Informing the public of the· hous i ng problem in Atlanta .
·Goals :
The City's goals in the low cost housing new construction program, bas e d on f.::. nc: i ng s
of the recently completed CIP study and as announced by the Mayor in Housing Confe r e~c e
on November 15, 1 966 are :
9,8 0 0 units duri ng calendar years 1 96 7 and 1 968 .
2,333 units each year during the next succ eed i ng 3 year period .
16,800 un i ts total by end of 1971 .
Accomplishme nts to Da t e :
72 separate projects have been proposed, totaling 15,3 91 units i n t he fol l o~.::. ..g
categories :
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City and is a necessary prerequisite for solving m.any other problems.
(e) Compliance with HUD's announced policy of discouraging public housing in
areas of racial concentration has sever^ely limited the availability of sites.
(f) Land in adequate quantitites, and at prices which make low cost housing
economically feasible, are apparently not available in all segiTients of the City,.
(g) More local churches and civic groups should be encouraged to assist
program as non-profit sponsors.
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which are reasonable a nd in intere st of f r t heri ng t :e nous i ng program .
(c) · Conduct promptly a hard- hitt ing Publ i c Information cawpa i gn i nfo:r·:,1i ng tbs:: pu:::Lc
or the c~rrent difficulties .encounter~d and offerin~ concrete positive s ugges~ic na f er
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HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
C I T Y HALL
ATLANTA. GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Arca Code 404
Room 1204, City Hall
!VAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
May 23, 1967
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
Dear Commi ttee Hember:
The next monthly meetine; of the Executive Group of t he Housing
Resources Committee (which would normally be held on June 1) will be
held at 10: oq A.M., Wednesday, May 31, in Committee Room 1/1, Se cond
Floor, City H_a ll. We especially hope that you can attend this meeting .
The low cost housing program is currently running into some maj or
difficulties which I need to discuss seriously wit h you, wi th view to
adopting a policy position of the Committee as a whole and planning a
course of action to pursue .
We will have at the meeting basic factual data on which to base
o_u r conclusions and I h·ope .aJ.so a list of l and tracts in the City by
size and location which are appropriately zoned f or construction of
mul ti-fa~ily housing .
We still have not been informed as t o the f ollowing :
Le gal Panel - Chairman and Vice - Chairman
Public Housing Panel - Chairman and Vice-Chairman
Land Acquisition Panel - Chairman and Vice -Chairman
Social _Problems Pane l - Vice-Chairman
Please be prepared to provide us at the mee ting with appropriate
information on the above .
Also pl ease l et us know on the ertclosed return address postal card
if you p1lan ·to attend ·the meeting or, in the event you carmot attend,
· the name of·· some other .member of . your panel who will represent you at
the meet~ng ..
Sincerely,
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HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
MAY 4, ·1967
Members of the Housing Resources Committee Executive Group met on Thursd ay ,
, May 4, 1967, at 10:00 a. m. i_n City Hall. The following members were present:
Mr. Dale Clark, Public Information Panel
Dean William S. Jackson, Social Problems Panel
Mr. J. E. Land, Land Acquisition Panel
Mr. Archer D. Smith, III, Legal Panel
Mr. Edwin L. Sterne, Public Housing Panel
Mr. Hall Ware, Finance and Non-Profit Funds Panel
Mr. John C. Wilson, Finance and Non-Profit Funds Panel
Mr. Robert Winn, Construction and Design Panel
The Business Participation Panel was not represented at the meeting.
Col. Malcolm Jones presided in the Chairman's absence. Col. Jones explained
that this was the second in a series of monthly meetings designed to br·ing the·
Committee members up to date on the progress of the program. He then asked
each of the panel representatives to make a report on the action taken by their
respective panels.
Finance and Non-Profit Funds Panel - Mr. Wilson and Mr. Ware explained
that the Committee is actively engaged in developing a local funding group to
provide II seed" money to promote low cost housing. · Preliminary disc ussions
have been held and material fr om other such organizations is being reviewed.
Social Problems Panel - Dean Jackson rep orted that this panel has met to
organize their group and has discussed some of the broad areas to be
encompassed by the panel. Two main decisions came out of this meeting:
1.
The panel should have representation from the community itself and,
therefore, two new members have been added. They are: Dr. Charles
F. Schwab, President, Protestant Welfare and Social Services, Inc.,
and Mr. Erwin Stevens, Chairman, Citizens Central Advisory
Committee, Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.
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The panel felt it would be helpful to develop some guidelines as to what
is anti cipated as goals for adequate living.
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Dean Jackson added that one of his cl a s s es is pres e ntly conducting a sur v e y
of the attit udes of families living in the vicinit y of t he B e dford-Pine ar ea
to be completed by the end of this month. If anyt hing helpful comes out of
the study it will be shared with the Committee.
L a nd Acquisit ion Panel - Mr. Land reported that ·this p a nel is still i n t he
proces~ of thoroughly organizing. However, as a result of the first m eetin g
it was decided that two or three real estate men would be added to the group
and this is in process at present. Meeti_ngs are planned with the Atlanta
Housing Authority and the Federal Housing Administration.
Construction and D e si gn Pane l - Mr. Winn reported t]i.at thr e e archite cts have
been obtained to work with the panel in carrying out its functions. The panel
members have organized and have scheduled regular monthly meetings and
are beginning to plan their program.
L egal P a n e l - M r . S m ith, representing M r . Weltn e r , s tated tha t two a t t o rneys
have been added to ass i st i n t h e w ork of the pane l. T hey are: Nir. Arche r D .
Smith, III, Attorney, Harmon & Thackston, and Mr. Norman L . Underwood,
Attorney, Sanders, H e s ter . & H olley. The panel members are working in t h r e e
areas at the pres e n t time:
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Res ear ch and examination of t he l a w s deal i n g with F H A housing ,
parti cularly the re quis i tes for obtain i ng FHA grants and loan s;
S t udy of comp laints and prob l e ms concern ing the e nforcement of t he
H ousing Code ; and
Research into the p art of the l aw p articularly c o ncerned w i th the
Grant and Loan Pr o gram {for rehab ilitation o f s ub- stand a r d h ou sing )
b eing restricted to Urb an R enew a l an d C o d e Enfo r c ement areas .
Public '.Hrusing Panel - Mr. Sterne reported that this panel has met once and
at that meeting the members were generally acquainted with what is g oing on .
in public· housing. Mr. Sterne told the group of many of the program.s the
Hou sing Authority is presently engaged in.
Public Information Panel - Mr. C l ark rep o rted that the panel members have
met and that he also met with Col. Jones and Mr. Ale x ander for a briefing on
the overall program. He stated that his concept of this panel I s function is one
of informing the general public and to report f ully through the news rnedia
what the Committee is doing, and that until some definite action is taken by
the Committee and the function of the Committee is a little better focused,
this panel will not be able to really move forward o n their program.
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Col. Jones then distributed up-to-date copies of the Inventory of the various
housin$ projects which have been proposed and provided members of the press
with a summary of this report. He reviewed the summary with the co1nmittee
and discussed in detail some of the problems the committee is enc ountering in
getting these projects underway. The major problems include:
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Attitude of home owners toward apartment units;
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Zoning; and
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Determination of the location of housing ·( HUD prefers that such housing
not be located in areas of racial concentration).
The group discussed possible solutions to these problems but no positive
decisions were reached.
Col. Jones also told the group of a meeting Mr. Alexander has requested for
a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen for the purpose of inviting builders
and developers to appear before them to discuss their problems from their
points of view. He added that it would be helpful to have some members of the
Executive Group at this meeting also. Mr. Land of the Land Acquisition Panel
said that his panel would definitely be represented at the meeting.
Col. Jones requested each of the panels to elect permanent Chairmen and Vice
Chairmen as soon as possible, if they have not already done so, and to advise
him who has been elected.
Mr. Clark told the Executive Group members that his panel (Public Infor m a t io n )
is always open to committee members for any suggestions or recommendations
as to how the public information program can help further the goals of the
Committee. He also recommended to Col. Jones that the information contained
in :: the summa~y o f the problem areas be made available to the press. Col. Jone s
agreed with Mr. Clark and advised that he would take up this matter wit h
Mr. Alexander.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a. m.
Respectfully submitted,
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Malcolm D. Jon, 9 '
Supervisor of Inspection S ervi ce s
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HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Room 1204 City Hall
Tel. 522-4463, Ext. 430
May 4, 1967
The Executive Group of the Housing Resources Committee, recently established
by Mayor Allen to promote and facilitate construction of low and medium cost housing in
Atlanta, held its regular monthly meeting today in the City Hall.
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Chairman,
Cecil A. Alexander,
Dr. Sanford Atwood, President of Emory Univer-sity . and Dr. Benjamin E. Mays,
President of .Morehouse College, Co-Chairmen of the Committee, were unable to att end.
The Executive Group (consisting of the Chairmen of the nine working panels
into which the overall Committee is organized) studied a recently prepared Committee
report on the status of the current housing program.
submitted by various developers.
It is summarized as follows:
No. Units
1967
Firm
3556
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Probable
3553
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',7109 In Sight


Total
Being Considered
4569
Doubtful
3088
Total Proposed
The report contained 71 proposals
(1312)
Estimate When Available
1968
1969 " 1970
1971
(1928)
(316)
(1681)
( 672 )
( 500)
(700)
(360 9 )
(988)
( 500 )
(700)
14,766 of which 6504 uni ts ( 1243 listed in the· Firm c ategory,
3409 in the Being Considered category and 1852 now included in the Doubtful category)
previously considered likely, are cur~ently in serious difficulty of materializing due
primarily to objections from various sources as to proposed locations.


',Includes 1140 uni ts of Public Housing, plus 144 existing uni ts leased for Publ ic Housing •


. · In addition, 1782 units have been rehabilitated since October under the Housing Code .
The goals established by t he City f or the pr ogram are 16 , 800 units by
the end of 1971 , cons i s t i ng of 9800 uni ts duri ng ·1 967 and 1968 and 2333 un i ts during
each of the succeeding three y ears .
(
The principal difficulties currently confronting the Committee in
_developing the program are the f ol l owing:
(a)
General objection by s·ingle family home owners to multi-family units
being built anywhere near them., even though the multi-family construction may be a very
-high 1=YPe of coop·e ra tive sales housing for purchase and occupancy by family units and
presold -before copstruct.ion be~i:Qs~
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(b)
Difficulty in getting sufficient suitable tracts appropriately zoned,
because of objections from residents of the areasinvolved.
(c)
Persistent efforts by certain groups to effect the spreading of
low and medium income housing throughout all sectors of the City, even though suitable
tracts of land may not be available in some areas to developers at prices which make
· · construction of such housing economically feasible.
(d)
Recently announced policy by HUD discouraging the location of
public housing in areas of racial concentration.
(e)
Conservatism by FHA on approving projects in certain areas, to
insure against the possibility of over-building the market in any portions of the City.
(f)
Discouragement on the part of promoters and developers faced with
the above indicated problems.
The combination of these problems is slowing down the program
· substantially and,' if continued., · will make the goals very difficult to attain.
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�HOuSING RESOU:iCES COY··:ITTSE
CITY rIALL
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Tei. 522-4463 Arca Code 404
Room 1204, City Hall
!VAN ALLEN, JR ., MAYOR
R, EAR L LANDERS, Adm in istrative Assistan t
MRS. ANN M. MOSES , Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Li aison
D a r Cor._-11i ttee Ne, b r :
ur Chairmai, is out of the City, but be ore leaving town ..e asked
D:e to im orm you that the regul ar monthly meeting for I·!iay of the
Executive Group of tr..e Hous ing Resources Co. nittee will b e he l d at
10 : 00 J . Mo, Tu sday, May Li, 1 96 7 in Commi ttee Room 112, Second Floor,
City Hall.
hope that y ou c ar attendo
We
T .e Co;r_;;ii ttee I s periodic r eport on II Inventory of Low and 1ediCT.l
Cost Housing in Atl,mta, r e cently c ompleted, in develop. ent and pro. os dr:
is being rev"ised now and will be available for the Executive· Group . eeting.
1-t should provide materi al for an interest i ,g discussi01, a s to progress
of the program duri ng t he first six months 0.1 oper ation of tni s Co:-:imi ttee .
T{ler·8 are several problem areas on 1-1}- ich we need your con sideration an
advi ce.
Pa .els which have not yet elected perr:ianent Chairmen and Vice C11airmen are urged to do so before the ,neeting and ao.vise us as soon
as p o ssible, i n order t hat t hose newl y elected may also be irvi ted to
this meeting.
Please let us know on the enclosed return adc.ress post card, uhether
you plan to attend . In the eve t that you car:not cor:1e, please arrange for
sor.1e otter me:nber of your Par.el to attend and advise us on the enclosed
post card who 1,;ill represent your Panel at tte meeting.
Sincerely,
~falcolrc D. J or,e s
S1pervisor'of Ins9ection Services
Encl .
P.etur~ addreS$ post card
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M ·INU TES
HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
APRIL 6, 1967
Members of the Housing Resources Committee E x ecutive Group met on
Thursday, April 6, 1967, at 10 : 00 a. m. in City Hall. The follow ing
members were present:
Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman
Mr. Lee Burge, Fina.nee Panel
Mrs. Sujette Crank, Social Problems Panel
Mr. Virgil Milton, Business Participation Panel
Mr. Ray Moore, Public Information Panel
Mr. Moreland Smith, Construction and Design Panel
Mr. Charles L. Weltner, Legal Panel
Mr. John Wilson, Non-Profit Funds Panel
The following panels were not represented at the meeting:
Land Acquisition Panel
Public Housing Panel
Mr. Alexander revie w ed the general functions of the Housing Resources
Committee and informed th e participants _of the Housing Resources Committe e
Office that had been established in th e City Hall. He also advised that
Col. Malcolm Jon e s has be·en assigned to coordinate the housing program
and Mr. William Gates, as consultant on FHA matters, is a ssisting in the
office one day each week. He announced that the City has also just approved
a secretarial position for this office to be filled as soon as possible.
Mr. Ale x ander then introduced Mr. M. B. Satterfield, E x ecutive Director
of the Atlanta Housing Authority, who briefed the group on the public
housing program.
Mr. Satt e rfie ld report e d on the number of public housing units at the pre s e nt
time:
1.
There ar e pre s ently 8,874 units with virtually no v acancies.
2.
650 units ar e und e r construction at th e McDaniel Str eet Project.
3.
· A bid h a s b een acc e pte d for 14 0 units e x tension to th e P er ry Home s
P r oje c t .
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4.
350 units in the design stage have been submitted to the Federal Housing
Administration for review. The Housing Authority expects to let bids
on these units this summer.
5.
140 units are under lease under the leasing program.
_ He pointed out these different projects on a city map to give the Committee
members an idea of the location of this housing. He stated that some concern
has been expressed for the need_ of public housing in the eastern quadrant of
the city and explained that the main difficulty is in securing any open land in
this area that would be useable. D evelopers are being encouraged to consider
this section of the city. He explained that the Atlanta Housing Authority
presently has 4, 200 units reserved (allocated) by the Federal Government .
He then reviewed the different programs available in providing this lowincome housing. These include:
1.
Direct construction by the Housing Authority and the Turnkey Program.
2.
Purchase and rehabilitation of older and existing houses.
3.
Leasing by the Housing Authority of standard dwellings.
At
this point Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. spoke to the group briefly regarding the
housing program. He said that he was greatly impressed with the interest
being shown in efforts to get more low-income housing underway in the city.
He pointed out, as Mr. Satterfield did, that the main problem he has
encountered is in securing suitable and available locations for these units.
He expressed a desire to see more non-profit sponsors willing to carry
through on a project to construct such housing units.
Col. Malcolm Jones then reviewed with the members of the Committee the
various pieces of informational material made available to them today and
brought these reports up to date on changes that have taken place. He also
pointed out the different proposed projects on a map of the city so th e
members might see the distribution of the units.
The following revisions were reported in the February 20, 196 7, report:
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.No. Units
1967
Firm
3092
(1226)
Probable
4685
Total
7777
Categor1y
· Under Consideration
Doubtful
Total
(1226)
Estimate When Available
1970
1968
1969
1971
(1550)
(316)
(2573)
(912)
(500)
(700)
(4 123)
(1228)
(500)
(700)
3405
2968
14, 150
Col. Jones also distributed a report concerning th e problem areas of the
program. Currently there are 4, 900 units in all categories which are facing
serious difficulties for various reasons. This report was to advise the
Committee of the situations existing.
The Chairman n ext r ecommended and requested the follo w ing to th e Committee:
It was established for the first Thursday of
1.
A monthly meeting date.
the month at 10:00 a. m.
2.
He requested all panels to submit the names of their Chairmen and
Vice Chairmen as soon as possible.
3.
He requested the Legal Pane l to investi ga te the feasibility of amending
and broad ening Federal legislati on concerning financial assistance to ·
home owners in urban renewal and code enforcement areas whose homes
are condemne d. At pr e sent, home owners in urban ren ewal areas and
Federal approved code enforcement areas are th e only persons eligible
for such assistance. He feels that such assistance should b e city-wide.
4.
Mr. Alexander asked that enc ouragement be given to neighboring
communiti es to have good Workable Pro grams . Atlanta's program
is in good order but this do es not apply to all other communiti es in
Metropolitan Atlanta.
5.
He asked the Legal Panel to investigate the State tax law s. He feels the
present tax laws are favorable to retention and cr eation of slums.
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6.
He announced that the Finance and Non-Profit Panels have been combined.
7.
He advised that he and Mr. Lee Burge are looking into the need for
formation of a Housing Development Corporation. Suggestion was made
that the Chamb er of C ommerce be asked to look into the matter and to
assist.
8.
At the present time he is trying to get some information from the City
Planning Department regarding the available land in the city. However,
it will be some time before this information is complete.
9.
He expressed his concern over the difficulties that are being encountered
in securing approval of sites. This is caused by various reasons, as
indicated in the special report distributed by Col. Jones. He feels
that this is becoming a very serious pr?blem and that something must
be done as soon as possible to try to provide solutions to these problems.
10.
The Committee and office staff have been approached many times by
developers requesting that they refer them to lawyers and architects
familiar with the housing programs. The professional organizations of
these groups have been asked to supply the Housing Resources Offic e
with a list of those persons familiar with and interested in this field
. and these lists will be furnished the developers upon request.
11.
He recommend e d to th·e Construction Panel that they take under advisement th e various codes of the City of Atlanta and other agencies to
determine if such codes are practical and feasible.
12.
He requested assistance from the Social Problems Panel in providing
solutions to the many problems being created in the location of these
housing units.
13.
There are several areas of the city that have not been touched for
additional low cost housing and he feels a much more aggressive program is needed. He referred to such areas as Vine City and
Mechanicsville.
14:
He asked the members to consider the problem of relocation of people
displaced w hil e units are under construction and to come up with some
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workable way to build these units without completely disrupting the
neighborhood.
15.
He proposed that a task force be set up in the areas of prime
consideration to improve communications with the residents.
After a short discussion period the meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a. m.
Respectfully submitted,
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Malcolm D. Jone
Supervisor of i€spe ction Services
Director
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�DRAFT - Minute s - Hous ing Resources Executive Committee Me eting - May 4 , 1967
Membe rs of the H ou sing Resources Committee Executive Gr o up m et on
Thurs day, May 4 , 1967, at 10 : 00 a . m . in City Hall.
The followi ng members were
present :
Jvf.r . Dale Clark, Public Information Pane l
De an William S . Jackson., Social P roblems Panel
Mr . J . E . L and, Land Acqui sition Panel
Mr . Archer D . Smith, Ill, Legal Panel
M r . Edwin L . Sterne , Public Hous i ng Panel
Mr . Hall Ware , Finance and N on ... Profit Funds Pan el
M r. J ohn C. Wilson, Finance and Non - Profit Funds Panel
Mr . Robert Wirm , Construction and Design Panel
The Business Participation Panel was not ·r epre s ented at the meeting.
C ol. Malcolm J ones pre s ided in the Chairman' s abs ence .
C c l . J ones
explained that this was the se cond in a series of monthly meetings designed t o
bring the C ommittee members up t o date on the p rogre ss of the p r ogram.
He
then asked each of the panel representatives to make a repol"t on the action taken
by their respective panels .
Fin nee and Non-PrQfit Funds Panel .. Mr . Wilson and Mr . Ware
explain d that the C ommittee ls
ctively engaged in developing a local funding
group to provide " seed" mon y to promote low cost ho\ising .
have been held and material from other such o rganiz tion
Preliminary discussions
is b ing reviewed.
S ocial Problems Panel • Thi s panel has met to organize their group
and has discussed some of the broad ar as to be
main decisions c m
out of this meeting:
ncompasaed by th
panel.
Two
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(1) The panel should have repre s entati on from the community itself
and, thex-efore , two new members have been added .
(2 ) The panel felt it w ould be helpful to develop some guideline s as to
what is anticipated as goals for adequate living.
Dean Jackson a dde d that one os bis classes is p resentl y c onduc t in g a
survey of the attitudes of families living in the area j ust north of Bedfor d - Pine
to be c ompleted by the end of this month.
If anything helpful comes wt of the
study it will b e s hared with the Committee .
Land ti.cgu.isition Panel - This panel is still in the process of thoroughly
organizing.
However, as a result of the fi'.rst meeting it was d ecided that two or
three r eal estate men would be added to the group and this is in process at p resent.
Meetings a:re planne d with the Atl ntn Housing Autho rity and the Fedei-al Housing
Administration.
Con truction and Qesign P . ~el - Three architects have been g ined to
work with the p nel in carryins out its functions.
and h v
Th
pa.nel m mbers have o r ganized
scheduled regular monthly me tings and are b g inningtto pl n their program .
Legal Panel - Two
the pan 1.
Th
panel member
ttor neys have been add d to
re working in three
sist in the work of
re s at the present time:
( l ) Research and examinati on of the laws d aling with FHA hou ing,
particularly the requisites fol' obtaining FHA grants and loans;
(2) Study of comp! ints and probl ms concerning the enfot"cement of
the Hou in C od ; and
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(3) Research into the pa.rt of the law particula:dy concerned with the
Grant and Loan Program being restricted to urban renewal areas .
Public Housing Panel - This panel has met on<?e and at that meeting
the membel's were generally acqllt..inted with what is going on in public hou ing .
Mr . Sterne told the group of m · ny of the programs the Housing Au.thority i s
p:resently engaged in.
Public Information Pane~ - The panel membel'
have met with C ol. Jones
and Mr . Alex:andel" for a briefing on the overall progJ."am.
This panel ' e function i.s
one of informing the gen ral public and to ~eport fully through the news medi what
the Committee is doing .
Until some definite
the function o! the Comrni
e is
u
to really move forward on th
ction is taken by the Committee
little better focu ed, thl
panel will not be
nd
ble
pgog!'am.
Col. Jones di tributed up to date copi s of the inventory of the v rlous
which
proj eta/have been proposed and provided m.ember-s of the press with a ummaty
of this report .
He :reviewed th
detail som.e of the
und rway.
Th
oblem
summary with the cor.n.rnlttee and disc11ssed in
the C ommittee b encountering ln getting thes
p1'oject
m jor probl me includ :
( l ) Attitud
of ho
own rs toward apartm nt unlt
(2} Zoning; and
( 3) D t rmination on the location of bou ing.
housing not be loc ted in
i-ea.
FHA prefers th t such
cone ntrat~d with one gl'oup.
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The group di scussed possible solutions to these p:roblems but no
positive decisions were reached .
C ol. Jones also told. the group of a meeting Mr . Alexander has requested
for a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen for the purpos e of inviting builders
and developers to appear before them to discuss theit problems from their points
of vlew.
He added that It would be helpful to have some members of the Executive
Group at this meeting also,
Mr. Land of the Land Acquisition Panel said that
his p nel would definitely be represented at the meeting .
C ol. Jones :requested e ch of the panels to elect permanent chairmen
and vie
en
h-men as soon as possible if they have not already done e .
Mr . Clark told the Executive Group members th· t his panel (Public
Information) is always open to committee members for any suggestions or
recommend tions
a to how the public information program. can help further th
goals of tne committee .
He also recommended to Col. J ones that the infoi-mation
cont ined in the summary of the problem areas be m de
v 'lable to the press .
C ol. J on s agl"eed with Mr. Cl rk and advised that he would take up thi
matt r
with Ml'. Alexander .
Theb being no f _ather· business the meeting w s
djourned
t 11: 30
. m.
�MINUTES
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HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
APR IL 6, 1967
Members of the Housing Resource s Committee Executive Group met on
Thursday, April 6 , 1967, at 10:00 a . m . in City Hcl;ll. The following
members were present:
Mr . Cecil A . Alexander , Chairman
Mr . Lee Burge , F inance Panel
Mrs . Sujette Crank, Socia l Problems Panel
Mr . Virgil Milton, Business Participation Panel
Mr . Ray Moore , Public Information Panel
Mr . Morel and Smith, Construction and Design Panel
Mr . Charles L . Weltner , Legal Panel
Mr . John Wilson, Non- Profit Funds Panel
The following panels were not represented at the meeting:
Land Acquisition Panel
Public Housing Panel
Mr . Alexander reviewed the general functions of the Housing Resources
Committee and informed the participants of the Housing Resources Committee
Office that had been establish d in the City Hall. He also advised that
Col. M lcolm Jon s h s been assigned to coordinate the housing program
and Mr . William Gates , s consult nt on FHA matters , is assisting in the
office one day each week. He nnounced that the City has also just pproved
a secretarial position for this office to be filled as soon as possibl .
Mr. Alex nder then introduc d Mr . M . B.Satt rfi l d , Executive Director
of the Atl~nta Hou lng Authority, who beiefed th
housing program.
group on the public
Mr. Satterfield report d on the number of public housing units at the present
time:
pr sently 8 ,874 units with virtually no vac ncies.
1.
There al'
2.
650 units a.re under construction at the McDaniel Street Proj ct.
3.
A bid ha
Project.
been ace pt d for 140 units eatension to the Perry Homes
·
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4.
350 units in the design stage have been submitted to the Federal Housing
Administration for review. The Housing Authority expects to let bids
on these units this summer .
5.
140 units are under lease under the leasing pr9gram.
He pointed out these different projects on a city mape to give the Committee
members an idea of the location of this housing. He stated that some concern
has been expressed for the need of public -housing in the eastern quadrant of
the city and explained that the main difficulty is in securing any open land in
this a,:ea that would be useable . Developers are being encouraged to consider
this section of the city. He explained that the Atlanta Housing Authority
presently has 4, 200 units reserved (allocated) by the Federal Government.
He then l'eviewed the different programs available in providing this low income housing . These include :
1.
Direct construction by the Housing Authority and the Turnkey Program.
2.
Purchase and rehabilitation of older and existing houses .
3.
Leasing by the Housing Authority of standard dwellings .
At this point Mayor Ivan Allen; Jr. spoke to the group briefly regarding the
housing progr m . He said th t he was greatly impressed with the intere t
being shown in efforts to g t more low-income housing underway in the city.
He pointed out, as Mr. Satterfield did , that the main problem he has
encount red is in s curing suitable and available locations for these units.
He xpr ssed a desir to see more non-profit sponsors willing to carry
through on a project to construct such housing unite.
Col. Malcolm Jon s th n reviewed with the members of the C ommitte th
various pieces of informational material made availabl to them today and
bi-ought thes reports up to d te on changes th t hav taken place. He lao
point d out the differ nt propos d projects on a map of the dty so th
memb rs might aee th di tribution of the unit •
The following revision
w r
Yeported in the February 20 , 1967, report:
�Page Three
CategoriY
N o . Units
1967
3092
( 1226)
Probable
4685
Total.
7777
Under Consideration
3405
Doubtful
2968
Total
(1226)
Estimate When Available
1968
1969
1970
1971
(1550)
(316)
(2,573 )
(912)
(500)
(700) _
(412 3)
(1228)
(500)
(700)
14,150
Col . Jones also distributed a report concerning the problem areas of the
program. Currently there are 4 , 900 units in all categories which are f cing
serious difficulties for various reasons. Thi s report was to advise the
C ommittee of the s ituations exibirting.
The Chairman next recommend ed and requested the following to the Committee :
1.
A monthly meeting date .
the month at 10:00 a . m .
2.
He requested all panel s to submit the names of their Chairmen and
Vice Chairmen s soon as poss ible.
3.
He request d the Legal Panel to investigate the f asibility of amending
and b,:oadening Fed ral legislation concerning financial assistanc to
home owners in urban r · n wal and code enforcement areas whoa . home
are condemned . At present, home owners in urban renewal areas and
F de ral approved code enforcement are s r the only persons Ugibl
for such assi tanee. He feels that such assistance should b city•wid .
4.
Mr. Alex nder asked th t encou:r gement b given to neighboring
communities to have good Workable P rogr m • A tlanta's prog r m
is in good order but this doe not apply to all oth r communities in
It was established for the first Thursday of
Metropolitan Atl nta.
5.
He asked the Leg 1 Pan 1 to investigate the St t tax 1 ws . He £ l
pre nt tax laws ar favorable to ret ntion and creation of slums.
th
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6.
He announc ed that the F inance and Non - Profit P a nels have been combined.
7.
He advised that he and Mr . Lee Burge are looking i nto the nee d fo:r
formation of a Housing Development Corporation. Suggestion was made
that the Chamber of Commerce be asked to look into the matter and to
assis t .
8.
A t the present time he i s trying to get some information from the City
Planning Department regarding the available land in the city. H owever ,
it w ill be some time before thi s informati on is complete .
9.
He expressed his con cern over the difficulties that are be i ng encountered
in se curing approval of s ites . This is cause d by various reasons , as
indicated in the spe cial report d i str ibuted by Col. J ones . He fee ls
that this is becoming a v e ry se rious p roble m and that something must
be done as soon as poss ible to try to p rovide solutions to the se problems .
10.
Th Committee and office staff have been approached many times by
developers requesting that they refer them to l awye rs and ar chitects
familiar w ith the housing programs . The p rofe ssional organizations of
these groups have been asked to s upply the Hous i ng Resources Offi ce
with a list of those p rson familiar w ith nd interested in this fiel d
and the se lists will be furnished the developers upon reque s t.
11.
He recommended t o the Cons truction Panel that they take under advi
m nt the various cod s of. the City of Atlanta and other agencies to
det ermine if such codes are p ractic a l and feasibl .
12 .
He requ · sted assistance from the Socia l Pr oblem Panel in providing
solutions to the many proble ms being created in the location of th se
housing units .
13 .
There are sever 1 area of the city that hav not been touched for
additional low cost housing and Ile feel
much more agg:ressiv pro•
gr mis n ed d . He referr d to such are s as Vine City and
Mechanicsville .
14.
H ask d the member to con ider the problem of reloc tion of peopl
diapl ced while unite a•e under construction a.nd to com up with ome
�Page Five
workable way to build these units without completely disrupting the
neighborhood.
15.
He proposed that a task force be set up in the areas of prime
consideration to improve c ommunications with the residents.
After a short discussion period the meeting was adjourned at 11 :45 a . m .
Respectfully s ubmitted,
Malcolm D . J on s
Supervi sor of Inspection Services
Director
MDJ :fy
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}).R-AFT -
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Minutes - Housing Resources Executive Committee - April 6, 1967
Members of the Housing Resources Committee Executive Group met on
Thursday, April 6, 1967, at 10:00 a. m. in City Hall.
The following members
were present:
'
Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman
Mr. Lee Burge, Finance Panel
Mrs. Sujette Crank, Social Problems Panel
Mr. Virgil Milton, Business Participation Panel
Mr. Ray Moore, Public Information Panel
Mr. Moreland Smith, Construction and Design Panel
Mr. Charles L. Weltner, Legal Panel
Mr. John Wilson, Non-Profit Funds Panel
The following panels were not represented at the meeting:
Land Acquisition Panel
Public Housing Panel
Mr. Alexander
reviewed the general functions of the Hou~ing Resources
7ha jDOY'h'-ipu,-/,
. ,(/e,u,.,u,np )S"°c:4~ G s , - . - ~
C ommittee and informed ~
oi the~ ic e that had been established in the City
f/4:o-ls.lJJ o d .. ; ;.&J -n4
Hall-'} C ol. Malc olm Jones has be e n assi gned to coordinate the housing program
M- "'r>neunce.:I 'IM
.> •-' C,e,v,r<J f/cn-1 en f=HA -rV11Jtfuu ,
and Mr . William Gate s,{is as sis ting in the offic e one day each w eek."' The City
has also just approv e d a secr e tarial position for this office to be filled as soon
as possible.
M r. Al exand e r the n introduc e d M r. M . B . Satterfi e ld , E xec utive
,
Di rector o f th e A t l anta Housi ng Authority, w h o b r i efe d the g roup on th~


Ou.Ute H~"1


program.
Mr. Satterfiel d report ed on the numb er of p ubl ic hous ing units at t h e
pre s ent time:
1.
There are presentl y 8,874 units with v i rtuall y no v a cancies .
2.
650 units are under construction at the Mc D anie l S t reet Project.
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ex 1e-n u &-~ i
3.
A bid has been accepted for 140 units .a-t the Perry Homes Project.
4.
350 units in the design stage have been submitted to the Federal Housing
Administration for review.
The Housing Authority expects to let bids
'on these units this summer.
/eo s,;,,,
5.
140 units are under lease under the tnrnke,y- program.
,PV"o/ufJ,
He pointed out these different ~
s on a city map to give the Committee
location
~ ;/t,fiul 7'/2ol
members an idea of the kooxtxE.E of this housing. "I ~ome concern has been
expressed for the need of public housing in the eastern quadrant of the city nd

/S
~h t ~ explained that the main difficulty~ in securing any open land
in this area that would be useable.
Developers are being encouraged to
consider this section of the city.
He explained that the Atlanta Housing
( o//oui/eJ )
Authority presently has 4, 200 units reserved'lby the Federal Government.
He then reviewed the different programs available in providing this lowincome housing.
1.
These include:
Direct construction by the Housing Authority and the Turnkey Program.
2.
Purchase and rehabilitation of older and existing houses.
3.
Leasing by the Housing Authority of standard dwellings.
At this point Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. spoke to the group briefly regarding
the housing program.
He said that he was greatly impressed with the interest
being shown in efforts to get more low-income housing underway in the city.
He pointed out1 as Mr. Satterfield did, that the main problem he has encountered
is in securing suitable and available locations for these units.
He expressed
n•n. ,lfkrr1lii
a desire to see more~sponsors willing to carry through on a project to
construct such housing units.
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Col. Malcolm Jones reviewed with the members of the commfrtee the
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various pieces of informatiori41:ade available to them today and brought these
reports up to date o n ~ changes that have taken place.
He also pointed out
the di'f ferent proposed projects on a map of the city so the members might see
re1r,;"~le-J
the distribution _o f the units.
The following revisions were ~ e in the
February 20, 1967 report:
No. Units
Category
Firm
3092
Probable
4685
Total
7777
Under Consideration
3405
Doubtful
2968
Total
14, 150
Estimate When Available
1967
1968
1969
(1226)
(1226)
(155 0)
(316)
(2573)
(912)
(4123)
(1228)
1970
(500)
1971
(700)
(500) (10a)
Col. Jones also distributed a report concerning the problem areas of
the program.
Currently there are 4, 900 units in all categories which are facing
serious difficulties for various reasons.
This report was to advise the Committee
of the situations existing.
The Chairman next recommended and requested the following to the
Committee:
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1.
A monthly meeting date. was established for the first Thursday of the month
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at 10:00 a. m .
2.
He requested all panels to submit the names of their Chairmen and Vice
Chairmen as soon as possible.
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3.
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He requested the Legal Panel to investigate the .feasibility of a~ending( ~~
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legi slation concerning financial assistance to home owners in~code enforce-
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urban r~newal areasl\.are the o~,2; persons,. eligible for .such assistance. /):
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4.
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Mr. Alexander asked that encouragement be given to .,a,31. communities to
have good Workable Programs.
Atlanta's pr·ogram is in good order but
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this does not apply to_,.1.l;i,e communities in M e tropolitan Atlanta.
5.
He asked the Legal Panel to investigate the State tax laws.
He feels the
the present tax laws ar e favorable to retention and creation of slums.
6.
He announced that the Finance and Non _- Profit Panels have been combined.
7.
H e advised that he and Mr. L ee Burge are looking into the need for
. formation
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Plannin g D e partment r e gardin g the av a ilabl e land ip the city.
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will be some time before this information is comple te .
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9.
H e expr esse d h is conc ern ov e r the difficultie s that are being e nc o ~te r E;d in
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s e curin g a pp r oval of site s .
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This is c aused by various reas ~nsA
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that t his i s b e comin g a ve ry s e rious probl e m and that some thing must b e
done as s oon as po ss i ble to tr y t o p r o v i d e solutions to the s e proble ms .
10 .
Th e C o mmit te e an d offic e sta ff have b een app r oache d many time s by d eveloper s
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requesting th at they refer th e m t o l awy ers a nd ar chite ct s fa miliar with t hese · ;;..r-4& s .
The professional organiz a t i on s of these groups h ave b een a sked t o sup p l y the H o using
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R e sources offic e with a list of t h ose person s famili a r withl\this field and the s e lists
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will be furnished the developers upon request.
11. He recommended to the Construction Panel that they take under advisement
the various codes of the City of Atlanta and other agencies to determine if
such codes are practical and feasible.
12.
He requested assistance from the Social Problems Panel in providing solutions
to the many problems being created in the l9cation of these housing .units.
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13.
There are several areas of the city that have not been touched4and he feels
a much more aggressive program is needed.
He referred to such areas as
Vine City and Mechanicsville.
14.
He asked the members to consider the problem of relocation of people
d,nd
displaced while units are under constructio1½to come up with some workable
way to build these units without disrupting the neighborhood completely.
15.
He proposed that a task force be set up in the areas of prime consideration
to improve communications with the residents.
After a short discussion period the meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a. m.
�Notes for Cecil Alexander
Executive Group Meeting, Housing Resources Committee
April 6, 1967
a.
Establishment of regular dates for monthly meet~s .
b.
Insis.t on determination of Chairmen and Vice Chairmen by all
Panels:
Not yet reported:
Legal
Non- Profit
Public Housing
Land Acquisition
Public Information
oci.al Problems (Vice Chairmm)
c.
Comment on need for form tion of Housing Development Corp .
d.
Combining Financ
e.
M t rial from Planning Department on availabl
( quested by Land Panel Harch 24)
f.
As result of Housing Code enforcement, several property owners on
Boulevard o.re reported to be anxious no to sell to Housine Authority
for Public Housing .
g.
Discuss difficulti a in g tting sites approved.
and Non-Profit Panels .
land in City.
Land
FHA
Planning
Neighbors
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These problem . are becoming very serious.
Are placing entire program in jeopardy-.
NAACP
(See ott chod she t for p cifio xampl )
Promot r and D vlopora are becoming discour g d. A new Wld positiVi
pproach is urgently n d d to cope with thia situation in ord r to
o~ r c e current dif'ficulti a.
�HOUSING F/.ESOlJHCES .COM:MITI':S l!":
Sunnnary of Propo sals
(Report of February 20, 1967 up d;i.te cl t o April 6, 1967)
Estunate When Available
Cate eory
No. Units
Firm
3092
Probable
4685
Total
7777
Under Consideration
3405
Doubtful
2968
Total
14,150
196 7
(1226 )
(1226)
1968
(1 550 )
(316)
(2573)
(912)
( 500)
(700)
(L123) (1228)
(500)
(700)
Proposed, of which 4900 (all cate gories) are
currently facin g s erious problems.
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HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
April 6, 1967
Problem Areas
Item
No.
No.
Units
24
250
19
450
7
152
46
160
8
156
9
262
20
62
28
364
33
204
44
100
34
150
51
280
Location
West of Hollywood Road
North of Proctor Creek
Harwell Road South of
Bankhead }Iighway
South Side Simpson Road
East of Hightower Road
West of Moreland Avenue
South of Constitution Road, SE
East of Hollywood Road
North of Magnolia Cemetery
Off Etheridge Drive East of
Jackson Parkway
Woodbine at Boulevard
Drive
Off Boulder Park Drive
Southwest of Wildwood Lake
Between Hollywood Road and
Gun Club Road, N. w.
Program
Turnkey
Turnkey
22ld{3)?
221 d (3)
Co-op
221 d (3)
Experimental
404 Special
or Turnkey
·Turnkey or
221 d (3)
221 d (3)
Town Houses
Turnkey or
221 d (3)
1,700
Between Peyton Road and
Willis Mill Road North of
Utoy Creek
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T o tal


StronglY. opposed by citizens residing in Collier Heights
by protests to Board of Aldermen
. Rejected by FHA as not suitable site
FHA is reluctant to approve
Having difficulty in getting FHA approval
221 d (3)
221 d (3)
Rent. Supl.
Zoned R-3. Planning Department is dubious about
getting re-zoned
Turnkey
Planning Department anticipates strong opposition to
development of this tract
Application on one site submitted to FHA and subsequently
withdrawn {understand because of neighborhood objection);
other application withheld (presumably for similar reason)
Zoned R -3. Planning D e partment is reluctant to get rezoned (Housing Authority is enthusiastic about site)
221 d (3)
250
360
Opposed by Racial Relations Section of HUD in letter
to Housing Authority
Strongly opposed by NAACP in letter to Mayor Allen
Housing Authority not interested in this site; FHA cool
toward it
Zoned R-3, Planning Department is reluctant to have
re-zoned
Re-zoned recently for low cost housing program.
Housing Authority not interested in site; FHA not
sympathetic toward it .
Zoned R-5. Planning Department cool toward re-zoning
.
West of Jackson Parkway
North of Proctor Creek
Between DeKalb Avenue
and McLendon at Hampton
Terrace
Custer Avenue East of
Chas ewood Park
Principal Difficulty
Turnkey
221 d (3)
221 d (2)
Other
4,900
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This constitutes 1/2 of City 1 s goal for first t w o years of
program. Promoters and developers, who w ere originally
enthusiastic, are becomin2' verv dis coura!!ed.
�HOUS ING RE ::;OURCES COMJHTTEE
Executive Group Meeting
10:00 A.M., April 6, 1967
Committee Room //2, City Hall
AGENDA
1.
Opening Remarks by Chairman - Cecil Alexander
2.
Status of Public Housing - M. B. Satter fie ld
3.
Summary Report on Low Cost Housi:iG Progress - Malcolm D. Jones
4.
Material for Panel Chairmen
Inventory Report, February 20, 1 96 7
Addr ess by James R. Price, Chairman of Board, National Homes
Membe rship and Organization of Housine Resources Committee
Functions of Housing Resources Committee
News Clipping
Summary of Proposals, up dated to April 6, 1967
S.
Discussion - Initial comments by Chairman Alexander
6.
Other Business
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HOUSING RESOURCES C0"1:;'11TTEE
Jvlr . Cecil A. Al exande1~, Chairman
Housine; Resources Committee
Finch, Al exander , Barne s , :1.othschil d and Paschal, Archite cts
lOt:n Floor St 2.ndard Federal Buil ding
44 Broad Str eet, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dr . Sanf ord S. Atwood, Co -Chairman
Housin~ Resources Committee
President, Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Dr. Benjamin. E. Mays, Co -Chairman
Housing Resources Committee
President, Morehouse College
Atlanta, Ge orgia
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LEGAL
r-fr. Charles L. We ltner, Attor::iey
The First National Bank, Suite 2943
2 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgi a
Mr. Donald I ollowell, Regional Director
Equal Empl oyment Opportunity Commission
1776 Peachtree Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Ge orgia
Honorabl e Luther Alverson, Judge
Fulton County Superior Court
136 Pryor Street , s. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
CCNS'T'RUCTJOJ\! .A!•'. D D.r,SIGN
Dr. Sdwin Harrison , President
GeorEia Institute of Technology
225 Forth Avenue, N. W.
Atlanta, Ge orgia
}'fr . He r man J. Russell, Contractor
504 Fair Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
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CONSTRUCTION AI\JD DESIGN ( conti nue d)
rv-r . Morel and Smith, Director
Urba;.1 Planning P:-oje ct
Southe rn Regional Council
5 ~Qrsyth Street, N. 1ti.
Atlanta, Georgia
Rev . John A. Middleton, President
~·,Iorris Brow::1 Colle ge
673 Hunter Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Henry F. Alexander, Builder
2439 Fe r:nleaf Court, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. James Moore, President
Atlanta Labor Council
15 Peachtre e Street, N. E.
Room 208
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
FINANC.S
Dean arding B. Young
Atlanta University
22 3 Ches tnut Street , S. W.
Atlanta, Georsia
Mr. Le e Bur ge , President
Retail Credit Company
P. O. Box 4081
Atlanta, Georgia 30302
Mr. Butl er T. Henderson
Assistant to Dr. Mays
Morehouse Colle ge
223 Chestnut Street , S. W.
At lanta, Georgia
Mr . '!ills B. Lane, Jr., President
The Citizens and Southern National Bank
P. C. Box 4899
Atlo.r.ta, Georgia 30303
Mr. Joseph Earle Birnie, President
The National Bank of Georgi a
Peachtre e at Fi ve Points
Atl anta, Georgia 30303
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FINANCE (continued)
Mr . Augustus H. Sterne, President
The Tr ust Company of Georgia
36 "'::dgewood Avenue, N. E
Atlanta , Georgi a 30383
Mr . Gordon Jones , Pr esident
The Fulton National Bank
P . 0 . Box Li387
Atlant a , Ge orgia 30302
NON-?ROFI T FUNDS
Mr. A. B. Padgett, Executive Director
Metr opolitan Foundation of Atlanta
1423 Candler Bui l ding
Atl anta, Georgi a 30303
Ha."':lilton Dougl as, Jr . , Attorney
~ational Bank of Georgia Building
Atlanta, Ge orgia
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Rev. Willicll'il ·Holmes Borders, Pastor
Wheat Street Baotist Chur ch
1426 Mozley Dri;e , s . i, .
Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Rufus Clement, President
t lanta University
223 Chestnut Street, S . W.
Atlanta , Georgia
I·· r . J ohn ;; ilson, Presi dent
Horne Wils on Company
163 Peters Str eet, S. W.
Atl ant a , Georgia 30313
fr . Albert Love
Executive Vice President
The 1'l cCall Corporation
P. o. Box 1000
Doraville , Georgia 30040
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i'i - PRO? I T FUNDS ( cont i.nued)
Hr . Scott Houston, Jr . , Exe cutive Director
We sley Hoods Ap artments
P. O. Box 15468
Atlanta, Georgia 30333
PUBLJC HOUSLJG
1-~r. Ed1-Ji 11 ·L. Sterne, Chairrnan
Housing Aut hority of the City of Atlanta
639 Trust Company of Ge orgia Building
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
Dr. Albert Manley, President
Spel man Colle ge
350 Leonard Street, S . W.
Atlanta, Geor gia
i\r.r. Leonard Re inch, President
Cox Broadcasting Company
1601 West Peachtree Street, N. E.
Atlanta, Ge orgia
fr . Clarence Coleman, Re gional Director
-fat ional Urban Le ague
78 :Marietta Street , N. W.
Atla~ta, Georgia
LAND ACQUISITION
Mr. Wallace L. Lee, President
Atl~nta Gas Light Company
P. 0 . Box 4S69
Atlant a, Ge orgi a 30302
Mr. Cl ayton R. Yates, . President
Yates -Hilton Stores
22 8 Auburn Avenue, N. E.
At lanta, Georgia
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LAND ACQUIS:::TIOP (cont"!.nued)
Dr. Vi vian Henderson , Pres i dent
Cl ark Colle ge
2L,o Chest nut Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
SOCIAL ::i:qOBLE'-1S
Mr . Charles O. Emmer i ch, Administrator
Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.
101 Ifariet ta Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Duane Beck, Executive Director
Co~.rnunity Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc.
1 000 Glenn Building
Atlant a , Georgia 30303
Mrs. Sujette Crank, Social Director
Weighborhood Services , E.O . A., Inc.
101 Marietta Street
Atlanta, Georgia
~r. Tobe Johnson,
Professor of Political Science
1'1 orehouse College
223 Chestnut Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dean William Jackson
Atlanta University
223 Chest nut Street , S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
BUSINESS P_t.rtTICIPN.rION
ir . Virgil Mi lton
3626 Tm~edo Road, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
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Iv~r. Edward L. Si, on, Audito:c"
Atlanta Life Insurance Company
Avenue , I . B.
il.tlJ.nta, Georgia
llS A~burn
1·~r . Harlee 3 ranch, Presi ent
The Sout' .ern Company
33 ) 0 Peachtree Road, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
·fr . C. Arthur J enkins
D~_ector, Industrial Re lations
Loc:<:..rie ed Company
}arietta, Ge orgi a 30060
L. Roland i1axHe ll, Pr e sident
Davison 1 s Department Stores
160 ?eachtree Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
?JBLIC ~YF0W~ATI0N
I( . Jc11les i. . Tmmsend, Edi tor
-'i.tlar.ta Fagazi.ne
Co:;;::nerce Building
Atlanta, Georgia


r. D.;1le Clark


Director of Public Affairs
\'JAG A- TV
1 551 Briarcli.d Road, N. E.
Atlanta, Ge orgia
1-.Cr . Ray 'foore
lfows Director
1-!S3 - TV
1601 V.:est Peachtree Street, N. E .
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
�HOUSING
RESOURCES COI"iMITI'EE
Ce cil A. Alexande r, Architec t, Chairman
Dr . Sanford S. Atwood, President , Bmory University, Co-Chai rm2.n
Dr . Benjamin E. Mays, President, .Morehouse Colle ge, Co-Chairman
Legal
Charles He ltner, Attorney
Donald Hollowell, Regional Director, Equal Empl oyment Opp ortunity
Commission
Honorable Luther Alverson, Judge, Fulton County Superior Court
Construction and Design
Dr . Edwin Harrison, President, Ge orgia Institute of Technology
He r man Russe ll, Contractor
~-:orelaEd Smith, Dire ctor of Urban Planning Project, Southern Regional Council
Re v . John A. Middleton, Pr es ident, I orris Brown Col le ge
Henry F. Alexander, Builder
Jfu~es ~ oore , President, Atlanta Labor Council
Finance
De an Har ding B. Young , Atl anta Universit y
Lee Burge , President, Retail Cr edit
Butler T. Hende r son , Assistant to Dr. IIays, Morehouse College
Mills ~ . Lane , Jr ., President , Citizens and Southern National Bank
A. H. Ster ne, Presi dent, The Trust Comp any of Georgia
Gordon Jones, Pr esident, The Fulton National Bank
Joseph Earle Birnie, President, The National Bank of Georgia
~~on- Prof i t Funds
A. B. Padget t , Executive Direc t or, Metropolitan Foundation of Atlanta
Hamilton Dougl as , Attorne~,r
Rev . 'lilli am Holme s Bor ders, Pastor, Wheat Str eet Baptist Church
Dr. Rufus Clement, President, Atl anta Univ ersity
John Wilson , Pr es i dent , Horne VJilson Comp any
Albert Love, Executive Vice President, The McCall Corporat ion
Sco t t Houston, Jr., Exe cutive Director, Wesley Woods Apartments
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DRAFT - MINUTES OF THE HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE MEETING-2/14/67
Members of the Housing Resources Committee met for their organizational
meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 1967, at 10:00 a. m. in the Aldermanic Chambers at
'City Hall.
The meeting was called to order by Mr. Cecil Alexander, Chairman
of the Committee.
at this time.
Mr. Alexander then presented Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. who spoke
Mayor Allen first expressed his appreciation to everyone on the
Committee for their willingness to serve and to respond to the City's efforts to
provide better housing for its citizens.
He reviewed with the Committee the great
magnitude of this problem and the increasing need for more and more housing units.
He pledged the City's full cooperation in attempting to overcome this problem and in
getting this program underway.
He expressed the hope that by 1968 the City would
meet its goal for 9, 800 new housing units.
He also told the group of the Model Cities
Program presently being developed by the City.
This program would cover a very
large portion of the city and would affect 55, 000 citizens living in the area .
This
would be a different program to try to save this particular section of the city.
He
state d that he felt the progress that had been made since the November Housing
Conference is an 'M&ft2 dat;iOE indication that we will meet the goal.
Mr . Ferd Kramer of Draper and Kramer of Chicago spoke to the
group at this time.
Mr. Kramer is the past President of Action, Inc. and is
presently on the Board of Director s of Urban America , Inc. and is chairman of their
committee concerned with non-profit housing funds.
Mr. Kramer told the committee
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of a housing project he helped develop in Chicago some 7 to 8 years ago.
This
project was developed by a group of private individuals representing a cross , section of the community and the benefits were two fold:
1.
It improved the environment considerabl' in the declining
neighborhood; and
2.
It provided much needed housing for the staffs of the Michael-
Reese H o spital and the Illinois Institute of Technology (these organizations were the
first groups to institute studies of the area to determine the approach to follow to
combat the decline of the area).
This program w as tremendously successful in Chicago and Mr. Kramer
f e lt it w ould have some applicability in Atlanta.
Mr. Kramer also e x plained that
Urban Ame rica , I n c . has a division especially interested in non-profit housing and
in creating d e v e lopment funds.
It is not possibl e for the Urban America staff to
s e r ve the e ntire nation 1 s non-profit groups and as a r e sult the y have b ee n succ e ssful
inf
e rsuadin g communiti e s to creat e local de v elopment funds to deal w ith this proble m .
H e str e ss e d that each community must use ev e r y possible m e ans for s e curin g
h ousin g fo r i ts low and middl e in come citizens .
The Cha irman the n than k e d th e memb e rs of the Committee fo r
ac ce pting this re sponsibility and o u tlined th e chall e ng es facin g them in pr o vi d i n g t h is
low i ncome hous ing i n Atlanta.
H e state d h e hope d this C o m m i ttee will s erve to
br i ng the e l ements togeth er w h ic h a re ne c e ssary f o r su cces s (new idea s , new structures ,
new financing method s, etc . ).
H e ~ reviewed sever al progr a ms t h at are available
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to help solve this problem.
He then outlined the work to be carried out by each
panel and explained that the actual work of the Committee will be conducted through
the panels.
He suggested that each panel appoint two young men to assist them and
to carry out the majority of the work.
He pointed ~mt that Col. Malcolm Jones
and Mr . .William Gates are available to assist the Committee and that their office
is located on the 12th floor of City Hall.
Mr. Dan Sweat of the Mayor's Office is
also working closely with this program.
He asked that each panel meet at least
once a month and suggested that the full committee meet monthly also.
He then
adjourned the meeting and asked the Committee members to meet with the other
members of their panels here today for the purpose of selecting a Chairman and
Co-Chairman.
�CITY OF .ATLANTA
HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
CITY HALL
Room 1204; Ext. 430
March 10,\) 1967
ATLANTA. GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LAN DERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
Dear Committee Members:
Enclosed for your file is a copy of minutes of the organizational
meeting of thi s Committee in the Aldern\anic Chamber at the City Hall,
February 14. Several members who were unable to attend that meeting
have requested that minutes be sent them in order that they could keep
abreast of developments .
Also enclosed for the benefit of those who did not attend the meeting is a copy of Mayor Allen ' s address at the meeting.
The guest speaker Mr. Ferd Kramer of Draper and Kramer of Chicago
related in a very interesting manner, some of his experiences in working
wit h a group of private individuals in developing a much needed community
housine project in Chicago which contributed in stabilizing a declining
neighborhood and at the same time providing much needed housing for the
staff of Michael-Reese Hospital and Illinois Institute of Technology.
The project involved the purchase of badly deteriorated homes and
t enements and construction of new apartments, together with the rehabi litation of the better structures. Mr . Kramer emphasized the importance
of group action and support in projects of this kind, including cooperation
of owners of existing properties and participation by lending institutions,
builders, sub-contractors, labor and the City. It is hoped that this
may inspire similar projects in Atlanta.
Mr. Kramer stressed the importance of using Section 22ld(3) of the
National Housing Act in connection with financing r ental housing for
medium ·- low income occupants.
The 3% below market interest rate, together with FHA's waiver of the¼£ mort 6age insurance fee allows the
sponsor to provide housing at lower rentals, or in the case of cooperatives ,
lower monthly payments. This helps to close the rental gap between
conventionally financed apartments and Public Housing. He also stated
that apartment sponsors could usually obtain a substantial tax writeoff through the use of limited dividend corporations. Mr. Kramer indicated that mortgage funds are now available for needed housing projects
in all of the larger cities and stated that financing discounts have
dropped 4 to 4¼t in moat areas during the past three months.
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Mr . Kr amer' s talk was extempor aneous , so unfortunately copies
are not available .
A copy of news rele ase by Committee Chai r man , Cecil A. Alexander,
on Februar y 2h, as to activities and accomplishments of the Committee has
been mailed to each member . We will endeavor t o keep you inf onned through
periodic r epor t s of this nat ure f r om t ime to as t o progress of the program.
On February 24, HUD announce d appr oval of f und "reservi:ltion" for
3000 additional uni ts of Public Housing f or Atlant a . The Housing Authority
r eq~est for t hese unit s t o help meet i t s shar e of · the accelerat ed program
for l ow-cost units was approved by t he Bo~rd of Aldermen, December 20, 1966. ·
This will be quite a boost in providing st andar d housing for many of
Atlanta's f ami lies i n the l owest income bracket.
On March 7, bi ds were opened by t he Housing Authority for construction
of 140 uni ts of Public Housing as an extension of Perry Homes, South of
Proctor Creek. These will cons i st of 78 t hree bedroom units , 46 four
bedrooms and 16 five bedrooms .
Panel meetings were held recently by the Soci al Problems and Public
Information Panel s .
Dr. Edwin Harr i son has been elected Chairman of t he Construction and
Design Panel and Moreland Smith, Vice - Chai rman .
Virgil Milton has been elect ed Chairman of the Business Participation
Panel and Edward L. Simon, Vice -Chairman.
Dean Williams. Jacks on has been elected Chairman of t he Social Pr oblems
Panel.
Lee Burge has been elected Chai rman of the Finance Panel and Gordon Jones,
Vice-Chairman.
Acting Chairmen of other Panel s ar e urged t o report as s oon as possible
the names of permanent Chairman and Vice-Chairman of their Panels.
During February permits were t aken out for construction of 11 single
family houses to cost under $15 ,000 each; 23 such houses were compl eted
within the City; permit was also is sued for construction of 95 apartment
units to cost under $10,000 each.
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Due to the shortage and high .price of l arge suit abl e tract s of land
within the City for development of low cost hous i ng , i t appears that a
substantial portion of the accelerated program r equirements will have to
be built on small tracts and individual l ots scatte red throughout the
City. Builder s .should be encouraged in this direction.
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On small l ots , of which there are many in the Central City, where
dilapidated structures are being demolished under the Housing Code, if
such lots are zoned r esidential and were of record at the time the
Zoning Ordinan ce was adopted in 1954, a single family residence can be
r ebuilt on t he loto This is not generally known by property owners.
Cooperative hous i ng, spons ored by non-profit organizations taking
advantage of the · 3% FHA insured mortgage s , at 100% of FHA appraisal,
including the land, _-is becoming a very popular t rend in the Atlanta area.
· This provides an incentive of ownership by t he occupants which greatly
r e duces abuse and vandalism, so prevalent in the past in low income areas .
~any fraternal, educational and religious organizations are in a position
to t ake advantage of this approach and should be encouraged to do so.
Additional information on this technique is available at the Housing
Resourc~s Commit tee office in City Hall.
Any member learning of new or projected developments in the low
cost housing field is requested to pass such information on to the
Housing Resources Committee office which endeavors to maintain a
record of such developments and their status.
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Minutes of February 14 Meeting
Copy of Mayor Allen's Address
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HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
FEBRUARY 14, 1967
Members of the Housing Resources Cornmittee met for their organizational
meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 1967, at 10:00 a. m. in the Aldermanic
Chambers at City Hall.
The meeting was called to order by Mr. Cecil Alexander, Chairman of the
Committee. Mr. Alexander then presented Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. who spoke
at this time . Mayor Allen first expressed his appreciation to everyone on the
Committee for their willingness to serve a~d to respond to the City 1 s efforts
to provide better housing f or its citizens. He revi e wed with the Committee
the great magnit ude of this problem and the increasing need for more and more
housin g units. He pledged the C ity 1 s full cooperation in attempting to overcome
this problern and in getting this program underway. He expressed the hope
that by 1968 the Cit y would meet its goal for 9, 800 new housing units. He also
told the group of the Model Cities Program presently being developed by the
City. This pro g ram would cover a very large portion of the city and would
affect 55,000 c itizens living in the area. This would be a different program
to t ry t o save this particular section of the city. He stated t hat he felt the
progress that had been made since the November Housing Conference is an
indication that we will meet t he goal.
Mr. F erd Kr amer of Dra p er and K r amer of Chica go spoke to the group at this
time . Mr. Kramer is the past President of Act ion, Inc. and is presently on
the Board of Dir ectors of Urban America, Inc. and is chairman of their
committee concerned with non-profit housing funds . Mr. Kramer told the
Committee of a housing project he helped develop in Chica go some 7 to 8
years ago. Thi s project was d e veloped by a group of private i ndividuals
re presenting a cross-section of the community and the benefits were two
fold:
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It i mp roved the environment considerably in the declining neighborhood; and
2.
It provi ded much needed housing for the staffs of the Michael-Rees e Hospital
and the Illinois Ins titude of Technology {t h ese organizations were the firs t
gr oups to institude studies of the area to determine the approach to follow
to combat the decline of the area).
This program was tremendously successful in Chicago and Mr. Kramer felt it
would have some applicability in Atlanta. Mr. Kramer also explained that Urban
America, Inc. has a division especi ally interested in non-profit housing and in
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creatin g develop1nent funds . It is not possible for the Urban America staff to
serve the e n tire nati on 1 s :non-profit groups and as a result they have been
successful in persuading communities to create local development funds to
' deal with this problem. He stressed that each community must u se every
p e ssible means for securing housing for its low and ·m iddle income citizens.
The C h a i rman t h en thanked the members of the Committee for accepting this
responsibility and outlined the challenges f9-cing them in providing this low
inco1ne housing i n Atlanta. He stated he hoped this Comm ittee will serve to
bring the ele m ents to ge ther which are necessary for success (new ideas, new
structures, ne w financing methods , etc.) . He reviewed several programs
that are available to h e lp solve this problem. He then outlined the work to be
carried out by each panel and explaine d that the actual work of the Committee
will be con ducted t hrou gh the pane ls. He sug g ested that eac h panel appoint
t w o youn g men to a ssi s t t h em and to carry out the majority of the work. He
poin ted out t h a t C ol. M a lcolm Jon e s and Mr. William Gates are available to
assist the Commit tee and that their office is located on the 12th floor of C ity
Hall. Mr. Dan Sweat of the Mayor 1 s Office is also working closely with this
program. He as k ed that each p a n e l meet at least once a month and suggested
that the full committe e meet mont hly also .
T he m eeting w as then adjourned and the Committee members were asked to meet
w i t h the other m e mb e rs of their panels here today for the purpose of selecting
a Chairman and Co-Chairman.
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Chairman J°:. l ex2nder , Co-Chairmen Dr. Hays and Dr . Ati-rood,
Ladies and Gentl emen---Fir st of' all I 1._,ant to ez:press my personal apprec i ation and
t he thanks of your City Government t o all of you for your willingness
to serve on t hi s ~ost ~"p ortant commi t t ee .
P.s I see it, this is truly a most i mp ortant committee, f or it is
tackling.the solution of our City 1 s single most serious problem
t he lac k of a.'1 a.a.equ ate suppl y of safe and decent housing f or a
large portion of Atlanta ' s population.
By accepting service on t his Ee.using Resources Commi tte e, you
are carrying on one of t he traditions that all t hrcugh our f irst
centur y of pro~r ess has made Atla..'1.ta a great city and will keep on
. making it a grea-ter cit y, year after year.
This traditic.,n is ac-r,ive , enthusias tic, i ntelligent, and energetic
cit izen p~rticipation in governmental af:;:airs and public se r vice.
The way Atlant3. citiz8ns assume the responsibilities of citizenship
that .2re s o closely tied wit h the en j O)l}'!l.ent of the rights of citizenship
sets \tla::-,ta apart f rom and above so many other cities. It is one of
the bauic forces that kee;?s cur s-~tl anta moving f orward while s o many
cities falter and fa ll back.
So ag2in I want to thank you for being willing to participate i n
t his high endeavor t o see to it that every Atlanta c itizen, no matter
what his s cale of living, has a decent and safe roof over his head.
Also, I want to express my appreci ation to ypur Chairman and t wo
Co - Chairmen for all they have gotten done durine the t wo months that
have ela1 ;se d since the i de a of this committee was put into action on
No7ember 1.$.
Thanks to their leader::;h:i.p ·,md to the activities of all who have
worked with then , this com·nittee now h~s a solid f oundation of facts
and pl a::.1s upon which to Eet into f ull swine .
·rne S.f.iecifics of the challenging 01,portunitie s which this committee
faces will ·oe outlined by hr. Al exander.
But before he and our distinguished visitor f rom Chicago a ndress
you I invite your attention to the extent of the problem which .vie are
t cJ.ckling together and which our j oint eff ort must and shall solvee
I t hink this can be most sharply brouF,ht into fo cus by referring
to a few statements which I made at t he November 15 Conference of lfousing.
�!ls I s ,.id then :
·~'he proo l errr is sim_?ly t }~i s -~oes r..ot have the hou sinc to me et the rn:~eds of fair1i_li es and
individuals to be re locate d by ""Ghe pre sent or future governmental
actio_ , which will b is ne cessary for· the continue ci. p ro r res s of' !1.tlant a . 11
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? o bring this gene r a l s tat ::m,mt dmm to specific facts and f i zures,
it means th.:ct f rom now u.nti l t he end of 1 971, we s h all need 16 , 800
housing units to T,c:clc,'3 c are of t he pe o·) l e who will ha ve to be r e located
beca use of ~:overnmerltal action.
Thi s is the totn l o.f dwe l l ing 1mits Hhich we must 2.nd shall p r ovide
t o t ake c a r e of Atl ac1ta c:.ti zens who will be f orced t o move because of
c',ar,g8 s -i-r rought by such aove r 11mental c.c tivities as urb;,-:.n r enewal,
ex_ressway c c-nstruction and code enforcement t o elininate housinr; that
is 1ot fit f or human habitation.
To r eloc ate t hous 2nds of people :i.n de cent hous i ng presents us with
a chall8P.~i ng opport m i ty of truly tremendous prop ortions.
But A-~l antv. is ac c usto "Tted to meeting challenges and seizing
op portunities .
So I ar.i cor.1_ole t e ly conf i dent thct by thinking, p lanning and working
togethe r, a s we are st2rting off today , we c ,.n and s hall meet this
challe ge anci trans :.or:n t his opp o tun ity i nto solid achi e vement.
He ar e setting our sights high at the beginn ing. We are embarking
upon a crash p ro e:ram for 1967 andl968 to provide 4,900 new housing units
each year -- a tota l of 9, 600 units to be ready and occupied by the end
of December, 1966 .
For us t o reach this high two year goa l, private ent:lrprise must
provide 30 per cent. Non-profit s pons ors of 221 D-3 housing mus t provide 13 per cent . The big push, 57 p er cent, must come from public
hot1sin r~ .
This is a big order to fill in just two years - but we can and
we shall fill it.
I would also like to mention agai::1 what I e;nphasized on Nove1.1ber 15th
that we have a new and p owerful tool to hel p u s -- this is the Federal
11 ':'urrJ.:'ey Prograra" - whic h opens up a whole new a venue of procress in
h ous~--ig .
As 1ve set our eyes on the h i gh goal f or 1967 and 196b, I want to .
emphasize that a lot already has been accomplished since No,vember 15 • . .
The most striking tangible results are visible in the -big push
public housing.
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�One day l ast 1:1cn-;:,h I spent sever al h r.,:ur s wj_th top off ici als of
t he Atl2 tc:: ~cus:i.np; Authority tr-kinr, a look at 1-1h2.t · is goi nr, on and
what is bei ng planned to increase cur suppl y o.f publ i c riousine; .
Inci dentally, we are start inc .L'rom a very good base, b<?:c ause
Atlante now has far nore public housing unit :., i n opc·r ~,t ion t han any
othe:r city in the southeast.
I t vras t ruly a t hrilling sisht to see what we have accomplishe d
in public housine-; during the past few ;:10nths •
.The !ttlanta Housing !uthority is deter mi ned t o meet the ~oal of
5, 586 uni ts that is set f or 196 7 ,rnd 1~68.
This t arget figure i ncludes the l , l L.O units now under deve lopment.
These e:norace 650 under constr ucti on in ths McDaniel Street section of
the Rawson -:·iashington Urban Rene1-r nl Pro ject , l l.i.O uni ts assigne d t o an
area adj acent to Perry Home s and 350 units in the Thomasville Urban
Renewal Proje ct.
The .fcDaniel Str eet pror r ru,1 is being car r i ed out so that 348 units
will be ready in 12 months, 402 in 17 months , t he rest in 22 mont hs.
Included .-r ill be .:, high r ise bui l ing f or the el derl y, along the l ines
of the three :iow in oper ation .
The 11:0 unit s ad jacent t o Perry Homes shoul d be r eady in 1 8 months .
The Thoinasville units will get u...11derway as soon as f inal plans ar e
compl eted by the architects.
rJow the Atlanta Hous ing Authority is t acklinc plans f or t he uni ts
which Atlant a has under reservation f ro.. the Federal Government.
At tention is bcinc centere d on sites for 1,200 units to be developed
under the Turnkey Progran1. A good beginning has be en made on the proi:;ram
to l ease 300 more units .
That will take care of the units for which we have r eser--rat i on with
the Federal Government. But that is not the end of our pl ans f or action
in public housi.11g.
We have request ed a reservation for 3,000 more units -- and I
confidently hope we will soon receive approval on t his.
So our public housing all-out effort is off to a very encouraging
start . Also now in full swing is our preparation to make application
for a F13deral :Planning grant under t he brand new Model City Progr am,
in which up t o 90 per cent of the cost can be paid by the Federa,l
Government.
�I 1rJill not ;--o into dc t ;.; i J. a.'.::;oJJ.t t ·:· i s now _ r o r.-r:::m exc e pt t o s ay
t ·t,at a... ar ea of some 3,000 ac r es ir: the s outhern .:,ecti on of our Cit}r,
i-1.1ic:1 "i.ncludes s o..1e 10 per cent or the Gi ty 1 0 oopu1 r1tion , an cl a mu ch
hi cher p ~-r c en-:: o.f i ts probl e;r, s ituation , has be en de s i gned a s a
tar c;et area.
Al s o on t he Ci ty ' s p art, we a r e str engt hen:~ng e nforc ement of
bLlild:.nc and he ising c odes by b 11 i ldi nr:; up our i n s pe ct ion s t a f f , a s
pro.,·,ise ci , s o f cIT the City has r. i. r ed l S out of l B a cidi tional a. ·t hori zed
inspectors .
So the p'J.bli c enterp r i se part 0£' o ur effort to p rovide t he hou s ing
we :nust ha. ve is off to a , .,;ood bee;ir.ning .
i:fow our i :nmediate chaJ.leDgi nt opportun i ty is to ce t t he p r i vate
enterp rise part of the p rogr ~:m -- the pa:::·t t hat must p rovide J O pe r c ent
an d the n on- profit sp onsors who must :provi de l J p e r c ent int o full swi n g .
·,e ha ·:e n ot been drar.:ginB our feet on this .
I nte r est ha s b e en shown
by many develope r s , despite t he di s c our ae;in~ t i ght money s ituation of
the past several months .
·-r,anr pl ans .:i re being di scu sse d.
But this a b i g job f or our uhole city.
I t i s a ~ob i n uh i c h t his c or.1'7littee can and will f urnish t he
l e aciersi1i p and t h e i nspi r ation t o all developers , l a r ge and sma ll , to
j oin f orces in an all - out encie avor .
Then , too, we must orouse ~ride spr ead j_nte rest t o provide t he nonprofit s p onsors for 221 housing . We must reac h out to f oundations ,
churches , fraternal orgai.,izations , educational ins titutions .
lrJe mus t show them the oppor t unities and a dvant ac;es of sponsoring
low income housing .
That is the cna llene:ine; opportunity of l e a der ship which is p r es ente d t o t his co;nmittee.
You will hear more about the s pecific s of h ow t hi s rias be en done
in Chicago and ho-:1 i t · c an oe done in At lan t a f rom t he t wo main speakers
who -;,1ill follow me .
Acain, I want to thank each and every one of you f or being willing
to de vote you time and t hougi:lt and energy t o the work of this most
~~port2nt cor:i.mit t ee .
I salute each and every one of you f or so un s elfis hly 'as s umi n g
t he high resp onsiblity of citizenshi p .
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�I p:-omise . that the Ci ty gover maent wilJ work with t 'nis committee
to its f ulle st c apacity.
i:Je c an , we must, and we sha2.l achieve our goal of providing decent,
safe housing fo:r every Atlantian.
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General Functions of Housing Resources Committee
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To promote low cost housing and facilitate its const~uction in
Atlanta on an accelerated basis,
2,
To .bring together the various interests needed to produce housing,
3,
To see to it that the human factors in housing are given full •.play,
4,
To inform the public of the housing problem in Atlanta,
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"-odr:ficer-. esta bl.is h e d _in
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Resources Committee,uasoeen
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(Room 1204)to maintain liaison with builders and developers, to
act as a clearing house for all information regarding low cost
housing and to coordinate committee activities,) ·
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Panels for Housine Resources
Suggested Functions for the Committee Panels
· (Not necessarily limited to the following,
Panels are encouraged to use -own initiative,)
Legal
a.
_b,
c,
d,
To investigate and make available information on laws governing
Federal, State and City, related to housing,
To review existing local laws governing housing and make recommendations
for improvements,
To make specific recommendations regarding code enforcement,
To act as legal resource to the Committee as a whole,
Construction and Design
a,
b,
c,
d,
To review present codes and construction .practices in order to
recommend improvements in terms of expediting and making _housing
mor e economical,
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To investigate new methods of producing housing with ' special
attenti on to prefabrication.
To seek out contractors and architects interested in low cost housing
design.
To recommend methods of making rehabilitation of existing housing
feasible and profitable,
Finance
a,
To seek out and make available information relative to housing
and financing, ·
b,
To encourage money sources to make funds available f9r financing,
c,
To seek and recommend new ways to finance low cost housing.
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Non Profit Funds
a.
To compile information regarding nonprofit funds,
b,
To cP,mpile information relative to Federal participation in
nonprofit funds,
c,
To aid in the establishment of nonprofit funds for low cost
housing and to promote and interest sponsors in the program •.
d,
To counsel with existing or new funds,
Public Housing
a,
To aid the Housing Authority in the completion of their program •
.b,
To seek out and report on new m~thods of financing and producing
public housing across the country,
c,
To familiarize themselves with the Atlanta program and visit all
existing projects.
d,
To make recommendations regarding future public housing,
Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation Opportunities
a,
To seek out and catalogue land available for low cost housing,
b,
To keep in touch with realtors concerning available land ,
c,
To recommend neighborhoods for concentrated rehabilitation,
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Social Problems
a,
To arrange for temporary housing as needed, for people being
displaced either for rehabilitation or resettlement,
b, . To coordinate housing with agencies involved in the depressed
areas such as the Community Chest, Community Council and EOA,
c,
To enlist groups such as church,. garden clubs, civic clubs in
problems related to housing ,
d,
To look for gaps in the housing picture which are not being met
by any existing or projected programs,
e,
To seek means of providing positiv~ assistance to home owners in
Housin g Code enforcement cases, on a city-wide basis, where dire
hardship is involved,
f,
To seek ways of involving residents of depressed areas in selfhelp programs ,
Business Participat i on
To s eek out and i nterest large local and national corporat i ons i n
d emonstration pr ojects and or building low cost housing or rehab i l i tat ing
existing hous i ng i n th e Atlanta area,
Public Inf ormation
To disseminate through the publi c media, t al ks and written material,
i nfor mation relati_n g to the housing problems a nd solutions in Atlanta.
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Ce cil A. Al exander , Archite ct, Chairman
Dr. Sanf ord S. AtHood, Pres ide nt , Emory Uni ve r :;; ity , Co - Chairman
Dr. Benj amin E. Mays , President , Morehouse Colle ge , Co - Chairman
Charl e s We ltner, Attorney
Donald I-io-llowell, Reg ional Director, Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Honorable Luther Alverson, Judge , Fulton County Supe rior Court
Constri,c·~i.on and Design


or . Edwin Harrison, Pr esident, Geor gia Institute of Technolo gy


· Ecrman Eusscll , Contractor
~-:creland S., i;,t", Director of Urben Planning ':;:-ojec:t, Souti1eirn Regional :-:ounc il
rtev . J ohn A. Vii dd.leton, P_e:.:;iC::.ent , lforris Bro~·, n Colle ce
henry F . ,~l EXP~vidcr, Builde r
J@Tles i'foore, President , Atlanta Labor Council
Finance
Dean Hardine B. Youne-;, Atlanta Uni versi_ty
Lee Bur ge , Pres ident, Retail Credit
Blltler T. Henderson, Assistant to Dr. Mays, Vio rehouse Colle ge
ihlls B. Lane, Jr., President, Citi zens and Southern National Bank
, • H . Stenie , ?resident, The Trust Company of Georgia
Gordon Jones, President, The Fulton National Dank
Jose ph Earle Birni e, President , The National Bank of Georgia
Eon - Prof it Funds
A. I3. Padgett, Executive Director, Me tropol it an Foundation of Atlanta
I-itl.'1.il t on Dou gl as, Attorney
Re ·,r . irJillian1 Ho lmes Borders, Pastor, "Wheat Street Bapti st Church
Dr. Rufus Clement, President, Atl E.nta University
Jo:r..n hli lson, President, Horne ~Jilson Company
ii.lbert Lo ve , Executive Vice Pr e sident, The McC all Corp oration





cott Houst on, Jr., Exe cutive Director, Wesley \r.J oods Apart.'1'1.ents








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EdHj_n L. , Ste rne, Chairman, Housing Auth orj_ty of The City of At l ant a
Dr. Albert Hanley, Pr e sj_dent, Spelman ColJ.e ge
Le onard Reinch, Pres i o2nt, Cox Bro adc a sting Company
Clarenc e Coleman , Regional Dire ctor, National urban League
Charles F . Pal mer, Presj_ dent , Pal me r, I nc.
La nd Ac quisition
·J, L. Lee, Pre side nt, Atl anta Gas Li e3 ht Company
C, R. Yate s, Pr e side nt, Ya t e s -Hilton Stores
Dr . Vivian I-i ende r son , President, Clark Colle ge
Social ? r obl ems
Cn.&r l e s O. E.;J:1e ric h , J..cL1ini st r ato r , Ec onomic Opp ortunit y 1~.t l anta, I nc .
Duu.ne Beck, Dir e c t or , Cormnunity Counci1 of t he .Atl .:-nta l-\.r ea , Inc .
1,:rs . Sujette Crcnl-:, Soc i al Jirc ctor·J l':ci~·hbor:":ood Scr~ri cc::;, ~.0 . !t.,
Dr. T. J ohn s on , ? rofe ssor of Pol i t ic a l Sci er.ce , ,.-:ore~1ouse Col lece
Dean t illi am J ack.s on , Atlant a Uni ve r sity
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Business Partic ipation
v'irGil / i l t on , Re tire d Atl an ta Group I11ana ger , ::iears , Roebt;_ c k & vo,;;pa.r,y
E . L. Simon, Au ditor, Atl ar.t a Li f e Insur ance Comp any
Harle e Br anch, Pr e sident, The Southern Co, p any
C. A. 11 Art 11 J enkin s, Di r e c tor of I ndustrial Re l a tions, Loc khe ed
Ro l and l'Iaxwe ll , Pr esident , Davi son I s Depar t ment Store s
Pt:bli c Infornation
J ames L. Townsend, Editor, Atl anta Maga zine
~ale Cl a rk , Director of Publ i c Affairs, WAGA-TV
i 8y Moore, r ews Dire ctor, WSB-TV
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Cecil A. Alexander, Architect, Chairman
Dr. Sanford S. Atwood, President, Emory University, Co-Chairman
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, President, Morehouse College, Co-Chairman
Legal
Honorable Charles Weltner, Attorney and former Congressman
Donald Hollowell, Regional Director, Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission
Honorable Luther Alverson, Judge, Fulton County Superior Court
Construction and Design
Dr. Edwin Harrison, President, Georgia Institute of Technology
Herman Russell, Contractor
Moreland Smith, Southern Regional Council
Rev. John A. Middleton, President, Morris Brown College
Henry F. Alexander, Builder
James Moore, President, Atlanta Labor Council
Finance
Dean Harding B. Young, Atlanta University
Lee Burge, President, Retail Credit
Butler T. Henderson, Assistant to Dr. Mays, Morehouse College
Non-Profit Funds
A . B . Padgett, Director , Atlanta Metropolitan Fund
Hamilton Douglas, Attorney
R e v. William Holmes Borders , Pastor, Wheat Street Baptist Church
Dr. Rufus Clement, President, Atlanta University
Joh n Wilson, Dire ctor, Atlanta Chambe r of Commerce
Albert Love, Executive Vice President, The McCall Corporation
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E. H. Sterne, Chairman, Atlanta Housing Authority
Dr. Albert Manley, President, Spelman College
Leonard Reinch, President, Cox Broadcasting Company
Clarence Coleman, National Urban League
Land Acquisition
W. L. Lee, President, Atlanta Gas Light
C. R. Yates, President, Yates-Milton Stores
Vivian Henderson, President, Clark College
Social Problems
Charles 0. Emmerich, Director, Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.
Duane Beck, Director, Community Council of the Atlanta Area, ,Inc.
Sujette Crank, Director, Summerhill-Mechanicsville Neighborhood Center
Dr. T. Johnson, Professor of Political Science, Morehouse College
William Jackson, Dean, Atlanta University
Business Participation
Virgil Milton, Retired Atlanta Group Manager, Sears, Roebuck & Company
E. L. Simon, Atlanta Life Insurance Company
Harlee Branch, Southern C.ompany
C. A. "Art" Jenkins, Director of Industrial Relations, Lockheed
Roland Maxwell, President, Davison's Department Stores
Public Information
James Townsend, Atlanta Magazine
Dale Clark, Director of Public Affairs, WAGA-TV
Ray Moore, News Director, WSB-TV
�HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Cecil A . Alex ander, A rchlt e ct, Chairman
D r. Sanford S . Atwood. President. Emory Univers ity. Co - Chairman
Dr. Benjamin E . Mays . Pre s ident. Morehou s e College, Co - Cha i r man
Legal
Honorable Charles W ltne r, Atto r ney and for mer Congressman
Donal d Hollowell, Regi on al Director, Equal Employm e nt Opportunity
Commissi on
Honorable Luther Alv e r son , Judge , Fw.ton C ounty S upetio:r C ourt
Constl."udion and Desi&!':
Dr . E dwin Harrison, Pr id ent, Georgia l nstitut of Technology
Herman Russ 11, Contr etor
Morel and Smith, Southern Regional C owicil
Rev. J ohn A . Middl t on, President, Morris Brown Colle g
Henry F . Alexand r. Buil de r
J m.es Moor e , Pre id nt, Atlanta Labor Council
Finance
Dean H rding B . Young , Atl nt Univei-s tty
Le Burge, Pre i d nt, Retail Credit
Butl r T. Hender on, A el tant t o Dr. May , Mor hou
Coll ge
Non-Profit Fund
A. B . P dg tt, Dir ctor, Atl nta M tropolit
Fund
H milton Dougl , Attorn y
Rev. William Holm a Bord rs , P tor, Wh t Str t B p ti t Chu.1ch
Dr. Rufus Cl ment, Pr id nt, Atlanta Univ; r ity
John Wilson, Dlrec:toi-, Atl nta Ch_mb r of Com:m rce
Alb ri Love, Executl'\l' Vic Pre id nt, The McCall Corporation
�Public Housing
E . H . Sterne , Chairman, Atlanta Housing Authority
Dr •. Albert Manley, President, Spelman College
Leonard Reinch, President, Cox Broadcasting Company
Clarenc e Coleman, N tional Urban League
Land Acquisition
W . L . Lee , Preaid nt, Atlanta Gas Light
c. R . Yates , Pre ident, Yates-Milton Stor s
Vivi n Henderson; Prosident, Clark College
Social Problems
Charles 0 , Emmerich, Director; Economic Opportunity Atlanta , Inc.
Duane Beck, Director, Community Council of the Atlanta Areai ,lnc .
Sujntte Crank, Director, Sw:mn rhill-Mechanicsville Nei ghborhood Center
Dr. T . J ohnson, Prof ssor of Political Science , Morehouse College
William Jackson, De n, Atlanta University
Bp.aln ss Participation
Vivgil Milton. Retir d Atlanta Group Manager, Sears , Roebuck & Company
E. L . Simon, Atlan Lile ln uranc Comp ny
Harl e Bra,nch, Southern Company
C. A . "Art" J nkins, Dh• - ctor of Indu tri l R 1 tion , Lockheed
Rol nd Maxwell, President, Davi on' Dep rtment Storee1
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CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
January 10, 1967
Mr. Ray Moore
News Director
WSB-TV
1601 West Peachtree Street, N E-.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Dear Mr. Moore:
We wish to thank you for your acceptance of our
recent invitation to serve on the Housing Resources
Committee, and to confirm your appointment by the
Mayor as a member of this Committee.
Your experience and advice in this field will be
most welcomed ' and I am sure will be very helpful
to the program.
As soon as we have Heard from other nominees, an
organizational meeting will be called to acquaint
Committee members with the program and to assign
specific missions to various groups of the Committee.
Alexander, Chairman
Resources Committee
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�HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
LEGAL SUB - COMMITTEE
Honorable Charles L . Weltner
Old Post Offic e Building
Atlanta , Georgi a 30303
Mr . Donald Hollowell
Regional Dire c tor
Equal Empl oyment Opportunity Commi sston
17 76 Peachtree Street, N . W .
Atlanta , Georgia
Honorabl e Luther Alverson
Fulton County Superior Court
136 Pryor Street, S . W .
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr . Robert Wood
General Counsel
Sears , Roebuck &: Company
675 Ponce de Leon Avenue , N . E .
Atlanta , Georgia
CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN SUB-COMMITTEE
Dr. Edwin Harri on, President
Georgia Institute of Technology
225 North Avenue , N . W .
Atlanta , Georgia
Mr. Frank Malon , President
Southern Bell Telephon and Tel graph Company
51 Ivy Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Edwin I. H tch, Pr sident
Georgia Power Comp ny
P. 0. Box 4545
Atlanta, Georgl
30302
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CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN SUB-COMMITTEE (Continued )
Mr. Moreland Smith
Southern Regi onal Council
· 5 Forsyth Street, N. W .
Atlanta, Georgi a
Rev. John A . Middleton
President
Morris Brown College
673 Hunter Street. N . W .
Atlanta, Georgia
Dr . Cleveland Denn rd , Principal
C rver Vocational School
1275 Capitol Avenue . S . W .
Atlanta; Georgia.
Mr . Herman J . Rus
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504 Fair Street, S . W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Mr . T . D, Arch r , Pre ident
Building Trade Council
2S0 T nth Str et; N. E .
Atlanta, Georgi
Mr. Henry F . Alex~d r2439 F . rnle l Court, N .. W.
Atlanta, Georgi
Mr. Jame Moor , Pr sident
Atl nt Labo~ Council
250 Tenth St:reet, N. E .
Atlant • 0 orgi
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FINANCE SUB - COMMITTEE
Mr. Jack Tarver
Federal Reserve Bank
104 Marietta Street, N. W .
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Mr. Richard Cou?'ts
Courts & Company
11 Marietta Street, N. W .
Atlanta, Georgi
Mr. Jesse Hill
Atlanta L ife Insurance Company
148 Auburn Avenue, N. E .
Atlanta, Georgia
Dean Harding B. Young
Atlanta University
223 Chestnut Str t , S . W .
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Lee Burge
Retail Credit Cornpany
P . 0 . Box 4081
Atlanta, Georgia 30802
M r . Harold Patter on
President
Federal Res rv Bank
104 Mari tta Str t, N . W.
Atlanta, Georg,
Mt. Butl r T. H nd r on
As si tant to Dr. Mays
Mor hou e Colleg
223 Che tnut Stre t, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgi
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NON-PROFIT FUNDS SUB -COMMITTEE
Mr . A . B . Padgett
Executive Director
Metropolitan FoWld tion of Atlanta
1423 Candler Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Mr. Boisfeuillet Jones , President
Emily and Ernest Woodruff Foundation
230 Peachtree Street, N . W .
Atlanta:; Georgia 30303
Mr , Hamilton Douglas , Jr.
National Bank of Georgia Building
Atlanta , Georgia
Rev. William H olmes Borde:rs
1426 Mozley Drive , S . W .
Atlanta, Georgia
i:>r. Rufus Clement, President
Atmnta University
223 Che tnut Street, S . W .
Atlanta, Georgi
Mr . John Wilson, Pr ident
Horne Wilson C o mp ny
163 Peter Str t, S. W .
Atlanta, G orgi
30313
Mr. Albert Lov
Ext,~utive Vic Pr · sident
The McCall Corporation
3376 P ehti-ee R d, N . E.
Atlant , Georgia
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PUBLIC HOUSING SUB-COMMITTEE
Mr. Edwin L . Sterne, Chairman
Atlanta Housing Authority
· 639 Trust Comp ny of Georgia Building
Atlanta, Georgia. 30303
Dr. Albe rt Manley
President
Spelman College
350 Leqnard Street, S . W .
Atlanta, Geo,.-gia
Ml'. Luc:i n Oliv r
Vice Pres ide.n t
S~a.r , Roebuck & Company
6 7 5 Ponce de L on Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Leonat-d Reinch, Pr ident
Cox Bro dcasting Company
1601 We t P achtr
Street, N . E .
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Cl rence Col man
N tional Urban Leagu
78 Mariett Street, N . W .
Atlanta, G orgl
LAND ACQUISITION SUB .. COMMITTEE
M:r. Robert Biv n , PJ:' id nt
Central Atlanta As oc;latlon
Comm re Building
Atlanta. Georgia
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LAND ACQUISITION SUB - COMMITTEE (continued !
Mr . Robert L . Sommerville
President
Atlanta Transit System
·P . 0 . Box 1595
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. W. L . Lee
Atlanta Gas Light Company
P . 0 . Box 4569
Atlanta , Georgia 30302
Mr . C . R . Yates , President
Yates ... Milton Stores
228 Auburn Avenu , N . E .
Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Vivian Hend~rson; President
Clark College
240 Chestnut Street, S . W .
Atlanta, Georgi
SOCIAL PROBLEMS SUB.COMMITTEE
Ml'. Charles 0 . Emmerich
Admini trator
Economic Opportunity Atlanta. Inc .
101 Mari tta Str t, N. W.
Atlant , G orgi
Mr. Duane Beck
Ex euti ve Dir c:tor
C ommunity Council of the Atlanta Ar
1000 01 nn Building
Atlanta, Georgl 30303
, Inc.
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SOCIAL PROBLEMS SUB - COMMITTEE (Continued )
M rs . Sujette Crank
Director
S ummerhill • Mechanic ville Neighborhood Center
65 Georgia Avenue ,. S . W .
Atlant a , Georgia
Profe s sor T . J ohns on
Morehouse College
Department of P olitkal Sc;:ienc e
223 Chestnut S treet. S . W .
Atlanta, Georgia
Dean William J ck on
Atlanta University
223 Chestnut St:t et, S . W .
Atlanta, Georgia
M r . C . A . B ac ot e
H istdry Dep rtm. nt Chairman
Atlanta Univers ity
4 7 8 Thackery Pl c e , S . W .
Atlanta, Georgi
BUSINESS .P AR TICIPATION SUB-COMMI TTEE
M r. J ohn J. M cDonough
Finch, Al xand r, Barn s , R othschild & P a c h l
44 Bro d Stre t, N . W .
Atl nta, Geor gi
Mr. Virgil M ilton
3626 Tuxe do Ro d , N. W .
Atl nt , Georgi
Mr. L . D . Milton. Pr s i dent
Citl2;ens Trust Comp ny
212 Auburn A ·enu , N. E .
Atlant , Georgi
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BUSINESS PARTICIPATION SUB-COMMITTEE (C ontinued)
Mr. E . L . Simon
Atlanta Life Insurance Company
148 Auburn Avenue , N. E .
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Harlee Br nch
The Southern Company
3390 Peachtree Road, N. E .
Atlanta,, Georgia
Mr. W . A . Pulv r , Pr sident
Lockh.eed... Georgi Company
South Cobb Drive
Matietta, Georgia.
Mr. Roland Maxwell, President
Davieon' s Departm nt Stores
180 Pe chtr Str t , N W .
Atlanta, Georgia
PUBLIC INFORMATION SUB ... COMMITTEE
Mt . John Crown
City Editor
The Atl· t J ourn l
10 For yth Str et, N. W.
Atl nt , Georgi.
Mr. Willi ml. R y
Executive Editor
Atlan Newsp p r
10 Forsyth Str _t , N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
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PUBLIC INFORMATION S UB -COMMITTEE (C ontinued )
Mr. C . A . S cott
Atlant a Daily World
210 Auburn Avenue , N . E .
-Atlanta, Georgia
M:r. Ernest M . Pharr, Editor
Atlanta Inquirer
787 Parsons Str et, S . W .
Atlanta. Georgia
Mr. Jame Towns nd
Atlanta Magazine
Commerce Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Dale Clark
Director of Pl.lblic Affairs
WAGA-TV
1551 Briarcliff Road. N . E .
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Ray Moore
N we Dir ctor
WSB-TV
1601 W t Peachtree Str et, N. E.
Atlanta., G orgi 30309
�LEGAL
Honorable Charles L. Weltner
Member of Congress
House of Repr e sentatives
Old Post Office Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Donald Hollowell
R egional Directo r
~qual Employment Opportunity Commission
1776 Peachtree Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Honorable Luther Alverson
Fulton County Superior Court
136 Pryor Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Robert Wood
G eneral C ounsel
Sears, Roebuck & Company
675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N. E.
Atlanta, G eorgia
CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN
Dr . Edwin Harrison, President
G e orgia Institute of T echnology
225 North Avenue, N. W.
Atlant a , G eo rgia
Mr. Frank Malone, P r es ident
Southern B e ll T e lephone and T e l eg raph Company
51 Ivy Street, N. E.
Atlanta, G eorgia
Mr. Edwin I. Hat ch, President
Georgia Power Company
P. 0 . Box 4545
A tlanta, G eorgia 3 0 3 02
Mr. More l and Smith
Southern R egional Council
5 Forsyth Street, N . W .
Atla nta, Georgia
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�CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN (Continued)
Rev. John A. Middleton
President
Morris Brown College
643 Hunter Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Cleveland Dennard, Principal
Carver Vocational School
1-275 Capitol Avenue, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Herman Russell
FINANCE
Mr . Jack Tarver
Federal Reserve Bank
104 Marietta Street~ N. W.
Atlanta, G eorgia 30303
Mr. Richard Courts
Courts & Company
11 Marietta Stre et, N. W.
Atlanta , Georgia
Mr. Jesse Hill
Atlanta Life Insurance Company
148 Auburn Avenue, N . E .
Atlanta, Georgia
D ean Harding B . Young
Atlanta University
223 Chestnut Street, S. W .
Atlanta , Georgia
Mr . Lee Burge
R etail Credit Company
P . 0 . Box 4081
Atlanta, Georgia 30302
�FINANCE (Continued)
Mr. Harold Patterson
President
Federal Reserve Bank
104 Marietta Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
NONPROFIT FUNDS
Mr. A. B. Padgett
E xecutive Director
Metropolitan Foundation of Atlanta
1423 Candler Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Mr. Boisfeuillet Jones, President
Emily and Earnest Woodruff Foundation
230 Peachtree Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Goo rgia 30303
Mr. Hamil ton Douglas
National Bank of Georgia Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Rev. William Holmes Borders
1426 Mozley Drive, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Rufus Clement, President
Atlanta University
223 Chestnut Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr . John Wilson, President
Horne Wilson Company
163 Peters Street 1 S . W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Mr. Albert Love
E xec utive Vice President
The McCall Corporation
3376 Peachtree Road, N . E .
Atlanta, Georgia
�PUBLIC HOUSING
Mr. Edwin L. Sterne, Chairman
Atlanta Housing Authority
639 Trust Company of Georgia Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dr. Albert Manley
President
Spelman College
350 Leonard Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Lucien Oliver
Vice President
Sears, Roebuck & Company
675 Ponce De Leon Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. ~eonard Reinch, President
Cox Broadcasting Company
1601 West Peachtree Street, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Clarence Coleman
National Urban L eague
78 Marietta Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
LAND ACQUISITION
Mr. Robert Biven, President
Central Atlanta Association
Commerce Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr . Robert L. Sommerville ,
· President
Atlanta Transit System
P . 0 . Box 1595
Atlanta , Georgia
�LAND ACQUISITION (Continued)
Mr. W. L. Lee
Atlanta Gas Light Company
P. 0. Box 4569
Atlanta, Georgia 30302
Mr. C. R. Yates, President
Yate s-Milton Stores
228 Auburn Avenue, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Vivian Henderson, President
Clark Colle ge
240 Ches tnut Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Charles 0. Emmerich
Administrator
Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.
101 Marietta Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Dua n e Beck
Executive Director
Community Council of the Atlanta Ara, Inc.
1000 Glenn Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Mrs. Suj ette Crank
Dir ector
Summerhill-Mechanicsville N e ighborhood Center
65 Georgia Avenue, .S . W .
Atlanta, Georgia
Professor T. Johnson
More house College
Dpeartment of Political Science
223 Chestnut Street, S. W.
Atlanta, G e orgia
�SOCIAL PROBLEMS (Continued)
Dean William Jackson
Atlanta University
223 Chestnut Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. C. A. Bacote
BUSINESS PARTICIPATION
Mr. John J. McDonough
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44 Broad Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Virgil Milton
3626 Tuxedo Road, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr . L. D. Milton, President
Citizens Trust Company
212 Auburn Avenue, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr . E. L. Simon
Atlanta Life Insurance Company
148 Auburn Avenue, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Harlee Branch
The Southern Company
3390 Peachtree Road, N . E.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. W. A. Pulver, President
Lockheed - Georgia Company
South Cobb D rive
Marietta, Georgia
�BUSINESS PARTICIPATION (Continue d)
Mr. Rolan d M axw e ll, Pre side nt
Dav ison's D e partme nt Stores
180 Peachtre e Street, N. W.
Atlanta, G e orgia
PUBLIC INF ORMA TION
Mr . John Crown
City Editor
Atlanta Journal
10 F o r s yth Stre e t , N. W .
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr . William I. Ray
E x ecutiv e E ditor
Atlanta N ewspape rs
10 F ors y th Street, N . W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Mr . C . A . Scott
A t l anta D ail y W o rld
210 A uburn Ave n u e , N . E.
Atl a-n ta , G e or g ia
Mr. Erne s t M. Phar r
E d ito r
Atlanta Inquire r
787 P a rsons Str ee t, S. W .
Atlant a , G e org i a
Mr . J ames Towns end
Atlanta M agazine
C ommer c e Building
Atlant a, G e orgia
Mr. Dale Clark
D i r e ctor of Public Affairs
W AGA - TV
1551 Briarcliff R o ad, N . E .
Atlanta, G e orgia
Mr. Ray Moo re
N ews Director
WSB-TV
1601 W est Peachtree Street, N . E . 30309
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Moreland Smith, Southern Regional Council
Rev. John A. Middleton, Pres., Morrfs Brown .
Dr. Cleveland Denard, Principal,Carver Vocational: School
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Jack Tarver, Federal Reserve Bank
Richard Courts, Courts & Co.
'Jesse Hill, · Atlanta Life
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Lee Burge , Pres.; Retail Credit
Harold Patt:~rson, Pres., Federal Reserve Bank ·
Butler T . Henderson, Assistant to Dr. Mays, Moreho US~ C~lle_
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William Jackson, Atlanta University
C. A. Bacote
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L. D. Milt.9n, President, Citizens Trust
E. L. Simon, Atlanta Life
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James Townsend, Atlanta Magazine
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  1. http://allenarchive.iac.gatech.edu/originals/ahc_CAR_015_005_017.pdf

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