Box 18, Folder 8, Complete Folder

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Box 18, Folder 8, Complete Folder

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Committee Room #1
City Hall
May 23, 1967
A special meeting of the Better Housing Commission was called to
order at 1:30 P.M. by Mr. B. A. Martin, Chairman. Upon invitation from
Mr. Martin, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Philmer of HUD were present at this
Mr. Johnson and Mr. Philmer were present to explain Section 312
Loans and 314 Grants which apply only to owners in federally assisted
Urban Renewal Projects or Code Enforcement Project areas. They are not
available to owners outside of Urban Renewal Projects.
The Committee further discussed the possibilities of financial
assistance to cases of hardship, where the owner occupants are subject
to Housing Code notice to repair or demolish. Out of this discussion
came the resolution (copy attached) to be presented to Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
Members Present
Mr. B. A. Martin
Dr . Sidney L. Davis
Mr. William Alex ander
Mr. Ha rold Dawson
Mr. John Cherry
Mr . Herbert Millkey
A special called meeting of the Better Housing Commission,
held at City Hall on May 23, 1967, did by unanimous vote,
adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the Better Housing Commission has for six years functioned
as an appellate board for citizens of this community and these appeals
result from Housing Code notices to e f fect repairs and improvements to
various properties and,
WHEREAS, these appeals are generally from owner occupants and relate to
f inancial hardship and inability to effect necessary repairs or improvements
and extending additional time or suspending the Housing Code notice does not
overcome bad housing conditions, and,
WHEREAS, continued ex istence of substandard housing poses a threat to
the health, safety and welfare of the occupants and the pe ople of the City
WHEREAS, such substandard housing conditions can be overcome i f adequate
f inancial a s sis tance is made available ,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen be
reques t ed to investigate the possibility of providing long-term, low inte rest
bearing loans to des erving property owner s for the purpos e of correct i ng
substandard housing conditions or for the City to purchase properties for
demolition purpos e s; each individual case must have the unanimous approval
o f the Bet ter Hous ing Commi s sion,
Be it a l s o r es olved t h at a c opy of t h is res olution be de l i v ered t o
Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor of the City of Atlanta.

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