Box 7, Folder 10, Document 17

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The Urban Coalition sei eee:

Washington, D. C. 20006
Telephone: (202) 223-9500

CHAIRMAN: John W. Gardner
CO-CHAIRMEN: Andrew Heiskell / A. Philip Randolph

March 11, 1969

Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr.

City Hall

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Dear Ivan:

On behalf of Joseph Keenan, Walter Reuther, and David
Rockefeller, I wish to thank you for sending your repre-
sentative to the February 26 meeting of community
development officials called by the Urban Coalition
Task Force on Housing, Reconstruction and Investment.

The meeting explored the potential for increasing the
volume of construction of low- and moderate-income
housing through the pooling of a portion of low-income

housing starts by several cities -- the pooled market to
be supplied by large-scale, efficient developers and

The discussion was very productive, and the consensus of
the meeting was that the Housing Task Force should move
rapidly in concert with mayors, governors, and the Depart-
ment of Housing and Urban Development to refine the concept
into a specific working proposal.

We- are now proceeding with this task and Messrs. Keenan,
Reuther, and Rockefeller will be taking an opportunity
to present the proposal to you in the near future.



John W. Gardner


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