Box 18, Folder 8, Document 2

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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 effect repairs and improvements to
various properties and,

WHEREAS, these appeals are generally from owner occupants and relate to
financial 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 existence of substandard housing poses a threat to
the health, safety and welfare of the occupants and the people of the City

WHEREAS, such substandard housing conditions can be overcome if adequate
financial assistance is made available,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen be
requested to investigate the possibility of providing long-term, low interest
bearing loans to deserving property owners for the purpose of correcting
substandard housing conditions or for the City to purchase properties for
demolition purposes; each individual case must have the unanimous approval
of the Better Housing Commission,

Be it also resolved that a copy of this resolution be delivered to

Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor of the City of Atlanta.

\"B, A. Martin, Chairman

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