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ATLANTA, GEORGIA
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�A REPORT
To The Citizens of Atlanta
On
URBAN RENEWAL
During
1961
URBAN RENEWAL DEPARTMENT
CITY OF ATLANTA
BY
MALCOLM D . JONES, DIRECTOR
PUBLISHED BY
CITIZENS ADVISORY COM M ITTEE
FOR URBA N RENEWAL
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CITY OF ATLANTA
Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor
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BOARD OF ALDERMEN
Sam Massell, Jr., President
FIRST WARD: James E. Jackson; Robert S. Dennis
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SECOND WARD: E. A. Gilliam; R. E. Lee Field
THIRD WARD: Wm. T. Knight; James E. Vickers
FOURTH WARD: Douglas Wood; Charles Leftwich
FIFTH WARD: John A. White; G. Everett Millican
SIXTH WARD: Richard C. Freeman; Cecil Turner
SEVENTH WARD: Jack Summers; Milton G. Farris
EIGHTH WARD: Rodney M. Cook; Douglas L. Fowlkes
URBAN RENEWAL COMMITTEE
G. Everett Millican, Chairman
John A. White, Vice Chairman
A. E. Gilliam
Rodney M. Cook
BETTER HOUSING COMMISSION
B. A. Martin, Chairman
C. Talmadge Hardeman
Sam I. Cooper
Dr. Sidn~y L. Davis
R. A. Thompson
URBAN RENEWAL DEPARTMENT
Malcolm D. Jones, Director
Joseph A. Rabun, Assistant Director
Willis L. Buckner, Rehabilitation Specialist
Oliver M. Ownby, Environmental Improvement Div.
James A. Smith, Relocation Housing Div.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
John 0. Chiles, Chairman
Dr. Allen D. Albert, Jr., Edwin L. Sterne
Vice Chairman
Frank G. Etheridge
Charles E. Thwaite, Jr.
M. B. Satterfield, Executive Director
Earl H. Metzger, Director of Redevelopment
CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
FOR URBAN RENEWAL
J. Arch Avary, Chairman
W. L. Ramsey, Executive Secretary
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URBAN RENEWAL DEPARTMENT
City of Atlanta
REPORT FOR 1961
I.
PURPOSE, FUNCTIONS AND
RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary purpose of this report is to bring
to the citizens of Atlanta a better concept of
Urban Renewal, why we have it, how it works,
who is responsible for it, what has been accomplished to date, principal needs for the future and
suggestions for accomplishing them.
The Urban Renewal Department performs four
major functions, the first and foremost of which is
prescribed in ordinance establishing the Department, adopted July 1, 1957 which states, "The
functions of this department shall be to study the
Urban Renewal requirements of the City of
Atlanta, to determine ways and means for their
accomplishment and to provide and facilitate
timely coordination and orderly development of
Urban Renewal plans, projects and other related
activities throughout the city . . . and to make
recommendations for facilitating progress on
Urban Renewal in the City of Atlanta... "
In carrying out this function the Urban Renewal
Department serves as the staff of the Urban
Renewal Committee of the Board of Aldermen
and performs the principal coordinating activities
on Urban Renewal matters with other Departments and Agencies. This work is performed by
the Director, Assistant Director, Rehabilitation
Specialist and Secretary.
The second function assigned this Department,
as of July 1, 195~, is enforcement of the Housing
and Slum Clearance Code of the City of Atlanta.
For this purpose the Department is now authorized a Chief Inspector, 8 Field Inspectors and 2
Clerks.
The third function is the city-wide responsibility
for providing relocation housing assistance for
families displaced by Governmental action, including expressway acquisition, and for issuance of
certificates of eligibility to displaced families for
purchase of FHA insured mortgage homes under
the 221 Program. A relocation Housing Officer
and Secretary perform this function.
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The fourth and most recently assigned function,
since August 1, 1960, is responsibility for enforcement of the City Ordinance requiring that demolitions be accomplished within a prescribed time
limit after issuance of demolition permit and that
resulting debris, litter and rubble be removed from
the premises. This function is performed by the
Environmental Improvement Division, in addition
to Housing Code enforcement.
The Urban Renewal Department, with advice
and assistance of other Departments, especially
the Planning Department, initiates and makes
recommendations to the Urban Renewal Committee of the Board of Aldermen for new Urban
Renewal Projects, reviews Urban Renewal Plans
for the Urban Renewal Committee and when
appropriate initiates changes in boundaries of
existing Projects.
Survey, planning and execution of the City's
current Urban Renewal Projects, after selection,
designation and adoption of the Projects by the
City, has been delegated by Ordinance to the
Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, as the
City's Agent.
However, the establishment of broad policies
for operation of the entire Urban Renewal program and responsibility for insuring that they are
carried out is a duty and function of the City (the
Mayor and Board of Aldermen) executed through
its Urban Renewal Committee. This responsibility
should not and cannot be delegated.
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II.
SUMMARY-EXISTING URBAN
RENEWAL PROJECTS:
Atlanta's five Urban Renewal Projects now
comprise 1303 acres, originally contained 2,971
substandard residential structures to be demolished, 1500 dwellings to be rehabilitated, will
require 4,545 families to move and after redevelopment will house 7,598 families in safe, decent
and sanitary standard housing ( a gain of 969
families) above the number that were in the areas
originally. The net project cost of the first five
projects will be roughly $27,000,000, of which
the local share is $9,000,000, with $18,000,000
being borne by the Federal Government.
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Of the local share, all but $1,500,000 in cash,
the total 1957 Urban Renewal Bond funds, is
being provided by non-cash grants in aid by other
departments for capital improvements which will
serve the areas. $4,500,000 of this amount is
being provided by the Board of Education in the
form of school construction.
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�Taxes ( city and county) derived from the areas
before the projects started was $160,000 annually;
after redevelopment is complete the value of
newly constructed taxable property in the areas
is conservatively estimated to be $125,000,000,
producing in real estate taxes alone $1,600,000
annually, an increase of ten fold.
The first three ( center of town) projects were
adopted in February, 1956, and the two outlying
projects, for relocation purposes, were adopted in
August, 1957. Final plans for Butler, RawsonWashington and Thomasville Projects were
approved July, 1959, and for University and
Rockdale June, 1960. Execution is considered to
have started in Butler, Rawson-Washington and
Thomasville Projects January 1, 1960, and in
University and Rockdale January 1, 1961. The
redevelopment phase is five years for all projects.
By year end 1961, some 2400 substandard
properties had been acquired by the Housing
Authority at an expenditure of $17,000,000.
70% of all parcels to be acquired, have been purchased or are under condemnation; all property
in the Thomasville Project had been acquired or
was in the process of condemnation; over 1,000
substandard structures had been demolished and
their occupants rehoused in standard dwellings;
431 dwelling units in the Urban Renewal Projects
had been brought up to standards required by the
Housing Code and 673 additional units were in the
process of being rehabilitated. Six parcels, consisting of 69.43 acres, or 7.5 % of the Urban
Renewal tracts, have already been sold for
redevelopment valued at $12,068,350. This
includes a $3,250,000, 21 story, luxury apartment building; a 1,000 pupil elementary school,
an 8 story Holiday Motel; 596 medium priced
rental apartment units; and 100 units of single
family 221 sales housing.
III.
PRINCIPAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF
THE URBAN RENEWAL
DEPARTMENT:
Housing Code Enforcement:
In order to make the Housing Code felt
throughout the entire city, the Environmental
Improvement Division has devoted its efforts during 1961 primarily to the worst property in the
block or neighborhood basis. However, in addition to city-wide coverage, conservation areas in
salvagable, residential neighborhoods have now
been selected for concentrated effort in 1962 on a
house-by-house basis. This should result in substantial increased production during 1962.
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S UMMARY OF H OUSING CODE ENFORCEMENT
ACTIVITIES FOLLOWS :
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1509
Sept.82 Dec. '59
544
1960
1046
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Units
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3063
1307
2270
Cases
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326
51
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Uni ta
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712
216
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207
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/3. Minor Deficiencies: (Usually
clean up of premises)
/2. Properties Inspected in
Conservation Areas
/2. Demolition Permits complied
/2. Court cn s es for non-compliance with
Demolition Permits
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Housing Commission
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(137)
(325)
1960
1961
(242)
(675)
1960
1961
(192)
(465)
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1960
1961
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Where no dates are indicated, figures pertain to
1961 operations only.
Figures in ( ) also includod under other items.
/6. Requires average of 6 inspections each
/4. Requires average of 4 inspections each.
/3. Requires average of 3 inspections each.
/2. R equires average of 2 inspections each.
At year end, Inspectors were carrying an average
work load of approximately 225 uncompleted cases
each,
The above was accomplished with only 4 Inspectors in 1959 and 1960; in 1961 with 6-1/3
Inspectors; 8 Inspectors are now authorized.
The Better Housing Commission has considered 462 slow moving :md difficult cases in an
effort to resolve them without court action; and
has authorized the placarding of 917 dwelling
units.
Relocation Housing:
During 1961, 620 certificates of eligibility ( 23
to Whites and 597 to Negroes) were issued by the
Relocation Housing Division to displaced families
for the purchase of FHA insured mortgage homes
built by private enterprise. A total of 3,210 certificates (306 to Whites and 2904 to Negroes)
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�have been issued under this program to date.
Since this program started in 1958, building permits have been issued for construction within the
City of Atlanta for 2,889 single family, 221
houses (1072 for Whites and 181 7 for Negroes).
All but 100 of these have been completed and
all but 137 of the completed houses have been
sold and occupied. This program alone represents $29,000,000 in new construction in Atlanta.
The Relocation Housing office of this Department has relocated 58 displaced families in private
rentals and referred 340 families to Public
Housing.
Fight Blight:
During April, 1961, the Urban Renewal Department, with the assistance of other Departments
and agencies, promoted and spear-headed a very
successful city-wide FIGHT BLIGHT campaign.
This was closely tied in with and supported by
the Women's Chamber of Commerce in connection with its annual Clean Up, Paint Up, Fix Up
Campaign.
Exhibits:
During the week of August 21-26, 1961, this
Department participated with other City Departments in providing displays at Lenox Square for
the "Salute to Atlanta." The Department also had
a very substantial and informative Urban Renewal
display at the Southeastern Fair.
Recertification of Workable Program:
The Department prepared, with assistance of
material furnished by other Departments and
Agencies, Atlanta's annual report for Recertification of Progress in Community Improvement
(Workable Program). The principal comments
by the Federal Government in its Recertification of
the Workable Program (to January 1, 1963)
were:
( 1) That progress in Housing Code enforcement
is good, but the City badly needs additional
Inspectors and suggestion was made that
building permit fees might be increased to
finance the cost of the Housing Code enforcement service; and
(2) That activities of the Citizens Advisory Committee for Urban Renewal be more comprehensive and positive in the role of actually
accomplishing community improvements.
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�Apartment Improvement:
Inspection and upgrading major medium re.ntal
apartment developments has been undertaken by
the Rehabilitation Specialist of the Department.
Revision of Housing Code:
A comprehensive revision of the Housing Code
is currently being undertaken, designed to clarify
and strengthen certain provisions of the Code,
based on our 2½ years actual experience in Code
Enforcement.
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OTHER MAJOR URBAN RENEWAL


imPORTS AND RELATED PROJECTS:


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Buttermilk Bottoms:
The 160 acre Buttermilk Bottoms tract has,
since November, 1960, been designated and
adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen as
a future Urban Renewal Project. This area has
long been considered by many as Atlanta's future
Number 1 Urban Renewal Project.
West End:
A General Neighborhood Renewal Plan study
is underway in a 650 acre area of the "West End":
to be completed in June, 1962. It is anticipated
that a $1,500,000 Urban Renewal Project will
develop in at least 10% of the area being studied.
Transportation Plaza:
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A Feasibility Study for future Urban Renewal
P rojects is being made by the Planning Department in the 500 acre tract known as "Transportation Plaza," which includes the area between
Whitehall-Spring Streets and Northside Drive,
from McDaniel Street to North Avenue.
Georgia State College:
An Urban Renewal Project for expansion of
Georgia State College along Decatur Street, between Central Avenue and Piedmont Avenue, is
already definitely underway, with the entire local
share of the cost of the project being borne by
Georgia State College and the State Board of
Regents.
Howard School:
Application has been prepared for submittal to
the Federal Government for a small Urban Project
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expansion of Howard High School. The Board of
Education has committed itself to defray all but
$17,500 of the cost of the local share of this
project.
East Atlanta:
An application is being prepared by the Housing Authority for a 110 acre Urban Renewal Project in East Atlanta in the Mayson A venueHardee Street area. About half of this project is
contemplated for rehabilitation. There is also
sufficient vacant land in this project to provide
location within the project for construction of
additional public housing units required, before
any demolition takes place within the project area.
Bond Issue:
Since 1958 the Urban Renewal Department has
been working consistently for adoption of a Long
Range Program for future Urban Renewal Projects, h as developed such a proposal for consideration by the Urban Renewal Committee and
is prepared to present and support the proposal
before the Bond Commission. This proposal is
for six year program, 1962-7, and, in addition
to the projects listed above, includes five other
badly needed projects. Two of these are proposed as "companion" projects to complement
others. The local share of this proposed six year
program amounts to $8,000,000. This includes a
$1,000,000 revolving fund for non-Federal-assisted projects. This amount is not excessive,
when compared with the needs of the City, and is
in keeping with the financial effort being made in
Urban Renewal by other cities of comparable size.
Relocation Housing:
Other developments in progress, not a direct
part of but closely related to Urban Renewal, are
the 650 unit Field Road Public Housing Project
for Negroes and 250 units of high-rise Public
Housing for Elderly (Whites) now underway on
Ashby Street, just South of the Joel Chandler
Harris Public Housing Project. Also commitment
has been made in the Eastern sector of the Butler
Street Urban R enewal Project for 200 units of
high - rise Public Housing for the Elderly
(Negroes).
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CITIZENS PARTICIPATION:
The highlight of citizen participation during
1961 was the enthusiastic and effective part played
by neighborhood groups, business associations,
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trade organizations, clubs and individual citizens
in Atlanta's first FIGHT BLIGHT Campaign.
The Citizens Advisory Committee for' Urban .Renewal was particularly helpful in a clerical, financial and advisory capacity. Throughout the year
the Acting Director of the Citizens Advisory
Committee published and distributed to its membership a very informative weekly newsletter. The
Citizens Advisory Committee also provided for
publication of the 1960 Report of the Urban
Renewal Department, and has offered to publish
this report. It has also been very active through
the courtesy of the Trust Company of Georgia
in arranging informative talks and tours on Urban
Renewal for various citizen groups.
The Chamber of Commerce has listed progress
in Urban Renewal as one of its seven major objectives during 1962. The first edition of "Atlanta"
(January, 1962, edition), a publication sponsored
by the "Forward Atlanta" movement of the Chamber of Commerce, contained as its primary feature
an excellent article on Urban Renewal.
The Central Atlanta Association and the newly
organized Uptown Association have both strongly
endorsed and adopted policy supporting Urban
Renewal.
The League of Women Voters published during
1961 a special edition of its "FACTS" pamphlet
devoted exclusively to Urban Renewal. Both
this organization and the Voters Guild prominently featured Urban Renewal in their educational campaigns for voters during the 1961 Primary and General Election. All local candidates
for re-election during the 1961 Mayor and Board
of Aldermen campaign endorsed and promised
support for Urban Renewal.
The local press, radio and television have consistently supported and assisted the Urban
Renewal Program.
VI.
SPECIAL NEEDS FOR THE FUTURE:
( a) According to the 1960 census, there are
40,000 dwelling units within the City of Atlanta
that are dilapidated or deteriorating. These represent areas of the City six times as extensive as
our current Urban Renewal Projects. It takes
little imagination to see the need for Housing Code
E nforcement . and Urban Renewal clearance
projects in these areas.
(b) A Long Range Program for future Urban
Renewal Projects, with some degree of acceptance
for future development, is essential to planning
areas for Housing Code Enforcement, taking full
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�advantage of capital improvements by other Departments for Urban Renewal credit purposes and
for ,controlling, or at least influencing, interim
developments in various critical areas of the City.
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( c) Adequate provision for financing such a
program on a continuing basis is a must, if Urban
Renewal is to serve the purpose intended in
Atlanta, and which it is capable of doing, if given
adequate financial support. The City simply
cannot afford to fail to take advantage of the
opportunity now offered, through the Urban
Renewal Program, to rid itself of its extensive
festering slums.
( d) Future substantial Urban Renewal Projects
cannot be undertaken, however, without simultaneously providing for additional Public Housing
to accommodate those displaced families whose
income is too low to buy or rent standard dwelling
units in the open market.
( e) The adoption by the City of Minimum
Standards for existing commercial and industrial
properties, similar to those now in the Housing
Code for residential structures, is essential if we
are to eliminate slums and upgrade neighborhoods.
(f) Violations of the Housing Code are so
numerous and extensive, it is doubtful that material progress cao be made in corrective measures
until the Courts adopt the policy of fining
offenders on first notice and summons for Housing Code violations, in much the same manner as
is now followed in Traffic Court for traffic violations.
(g) The Sanitary, Health and Fire Departments have been and can continue to contribute
tremendously to Environmental Improvement
throughout the City by assisting in enforcing clean
up of premises and removal of accumulations of
trash and litter from occupied properties and
vacant lots. This will, at the .same time, improve
sanitary and health conditions and reduce fire
hazards.
(h) Improvement of apartment zoning regulations would greatly assist, from an Environmental
Improvement standpoint, prevention of future
slums, through new construction .
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(i) Greater restrictions and controls on operators of junk yards and salvage dumps throu ghout
the City is very much needed. A requirement for
screening existing establishments in this category
with a woven redwood fence , similar to th at now
required for new establishments would be a
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tremendous benefit to the City in its Environmental Improvement effort.
(j) Thorough rehabilitation through Housing
Code enforcement is the backbone of the Citywide Urban Renewal effort. Increased emphasis
now on this phase, with additional Housing Code
Inspectors, is far cheaper and more practical for
the City than clearance and redevelopment later,
except in those areas which are already so badly
deteriorated that it is not economically feasible
to rehabilitate them.
(k) The need urgently exists for some appropriate incentives, probably tax concessions, to
encourage private enterprise to redevelop, at no
cost to the City, slum areas in accordance with
plans and appropriate controls established and
approved by the City.
VII.
IN APPRECIATION:
The Urban Renewal Department is especially
appreciative of assistance and cooperation
rendered during 1961 in the overall Urban Renewal effort by the following on various and
special occasions, for which space herein does
not permit detailed recognition.
Various Departments of the City of Atlanta
( especially the Planning and Construction Departments) :
Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta
Board of Education
Atlanta-Fulton County Joint Planning Board
State Highway Department
Fulton County Health Department
Federal Agencies
Citizens Advisory Committee for Urban Renewal
Municipal Court
Better Housing Commission
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Women's Chamber of Commerce
Central Atlanta Association
Uptown Association
Atlanta Real Estate Boa rd
Fulton County Grand Juries
Grand Jurors Association
Voters Guild
League of Women Voters
Atlanta Urban League
Atlanta newspapers a nd local radio and
t elevision stations
Trust Company of Georgia
And host of organizations, clubs and individual
friends and supporters
The Urban Renewal Department especially
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consistent support given this Department and the
Urban Renewal Program by two former members
of the Urban Renewal Committee, Alderman Jesse
Draper and W. A. "Bill" Sims, who chose not to
stand for re-election in the 1961 political campaign.
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The attache d report containi ng 71 pr opos als ref l e ct s the
current status (6 mont hs operat i on ) of t he acce l erat ed low and
me dium cost housing pr ogram i n At l anta.
Special attention i s invite d to t he Summar y (las t page
of t he report) and to at t ached suppl emental r eport on Probl em
Are as .
I sugge st that t he contents of the
re l e ase d t o t he Press.
Enclosures:
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Repor t dat ed April 20, 196 7.
Suppl emental Report on Pr obl em Areas.
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MEMORANDUM TO: _ _
M_a~y_o_r_A_l_l_e_n________
Information in the attached .repojt has been obtained from discussions with FHA,
Promoters, Sponsers and Builders, plus ~eports from the Housing Authority and Building Dept.
Thi s report contains a total of 59 separate proposals. New proposals and known
c hanges since previous report ( Jan. 18) are reflected in this report ,
In order for t he report to be meaningfu l, proposals (numbered it ems ) have been
classified as f ollows :
F - Reasonabl y Firm
P - Probable
C - Be ing Considered
D - Doubtful
and a tabulated s ummary has been added (s ee last page of report ).
A brief propos ed release to the Press is attached.
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Supervis or
Mr . Cecil A. Alexander, Mr. R. Earl Landers and Mr. Dan E. Sweat , Jr.
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HOUSING RESOURCES
CITY HALL
Room 120L., Ci ty Hall
December
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
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IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M, MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
Memorandum To :


Mayor Allen


Enclosed i s copy of resignation of my secretary, Mrs . Sharon Crawford,
Stenographer Clerk, SR 34, effective December 31, 1967 .
Re commend that the resignati on be accepted in good standing, as
of close of business De cember 31, 1967 .
Request that Personnel be asked to f urnish a qualified replacement
effective December 26, 1967, in order to provide a four day overlap
f or training purposes before departure of my ? resent secretary .
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Malcolm Jones


your m· orandum to Mayor Allen ( copy of which was provided


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pertain1.ng to th property at 495 Hunter street {I
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Mr. Cecil A. AlexanderJ Chairman,. Housing Resources Committee
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could both be feas bly installed at moderate cost. Except for the lack ot
these wore tur sand normal maintenance required of any rental apartment
building, I see no res.eon why these units should be demolished. They ar
certainly n eded in our hou ing inventory- and should remain in use until
au.ob time as the building needs to be demolished to make way for
mor
substantial d velopment.
This would provide an ideal t ypical project for the initial venture
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t corporation, i.f we had one.
by a nom-protit Housing
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approximately 180' by 180 1 and has a sien on it For Sale or Lease - Zoned
Commcrci , VPI Corporation., 422-2000., 2340 Ro ell Road,
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the PJ.amdng Depnrtm twas trying to keep it res rved
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December 27, 1967
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Admlnl1tr1t1ve Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
Dear HRC Executive Group Member:
Hr. Alexander has a sked me t o inform you that in view of t he Annual
Neeting of the f ull .membershi p of the Housin~ Resources Committee held
Iecember
14,
the r ~[;Ular scheduled meeting of the HRC Executive Group
for Thursday, January
4 will
not be held.
It is contemplated that ther e
wi ll not be a. meet i ng in January of the Executive Group of the Committee .
The next r e[;Ular meetin~ of the Exe cutive Group i s scheduled f or
Thursday, February 1 at 10:00 a . m. in Committee Room #2 , Se cond floor,
City Hall.
Pleas e mark that date on your calendar as we would like to
have a f ull a ttendance of the Executive Group on that t ime .
Each Panel of t he Committee will be caJ l ed upon at the next meeting
f or a brief r eport on the Panel ' s a ctivities during 1967.
Hope to see
yoµ on Februar y 1 .
Sincerel y ,
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Malcolm D. Jon:{/
Supervisor of Inspection Services
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ANNUAL MEETING, HOUSING RESOURCES CCM1ITTEE
December
14, 1967
Annual meeting of the full membership of the Housing Resources Committee was
held December 14, 1967 at 3:30 p.m. in Committee Room #2, City Hall.
Each member of the Committee and a number of guests, including representatives
of the Federal Government, other Agencies, City Departments, several Promoters,
Developers, ari.lders and members of the News Media were invited, All members of
the Board of Aldermen were invited, (Copy of invitational notice is attached to
the file copy of these minutes).
27 members attended the meeting and 25 other invited guests also attended.
Lists of those invited, with attendance indicated, is also attached to the
file copy of these minutes.
Agenda of the meeting is attached to the file copy of these minutes.
Chairman Al exander called the meeting to order promptly at J:JO p.m, and
explained t he general purpose of the meet ing, emphasizing that this was t he
firs t general meet ing of the entire membership of t he Committee and was call ed
primarily for the purpose of reviewing the progress of the Hous ing Res ources
Connnittee during the f i rst year of existence and t o consider t he Committee ' s
future course of action.
Mr , Alexander then thanked t he Mayor for his support, the Atlanta Housing
Authority, FHA, HUD, Urban America who has given the f unds to keep Mr . Gates
with us, the business community especially the Chamber of Commerce, the Press
(including radio and television), the Developers, the Planning, Construction,
Parks, Water, School and Building Departments and then last, but certainly not
least, the Members of this Committee . Mr . Alexander then called on Mayor Allen
to address the Committee.
Mayor Allen spoke extemporaneously warmly greeting the Committee members and
guests and made very enthusiastic comments as to the work of the Committee and
the progress attained during the first year of the Accelerated Low-income
Housing Program in Atlanta.
Mayor Allen was highly complimentary of the work of the Committee, saying
that it had made a good start and he vowed that the City's 1971 low-income
housing goals would be met. ·
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He cited the steadily decreasing number of housing units of all types
constructed in Atlanta from 1963 through 1966, pointing out that 9,129 units
were permitted in 1963 whereas only 2,382 units of all types were permitted
during 1966. He pointed out that during 1967 (through October) permits for
4,162 units had been issued and he gave credit in a large measure to the Housing
Resources Connnittee for reversal of the trend.
He was also very complimentary of the efforts of the Housing Authority in
the overall low-income housing program and expressed appreciation to the Federal
Agencies for their .cooperation in support of the program and to the Developers
and others who are making the projects materialize, Copy of Mayor Allen's
comments is attached to the file copy of these minutes.
Copies of the Annual Report of the Housing Resources Committee, including
comments of the Committee's Consultant, Mr. w. w. Gates, and a Summary of the
Status of the Accelerated I.ow-income Housing Program, were provided each person
who attended the meeting. Following the meeting, copies were mailed each
person invited, but who did not attend the meeting. The Annual Report was
generally self-explanatory, with a list of contents shown on the first page of
the report.
Because of the self-explanatory nature of the report, it was not discussed
in detail at the meeting. However, Chairman Alexander did call on Malcolm Jones
to explain the principal changes which had taken place in the program since
November 15, 1967 (the date of the Summary).
Mr. Jones explained that the "In Planning" category (6,614 units) shown in
the Sunumry included 2,230 units, involving approximately 175 acres, still
awaiting the outcome of rezoning, plus 650 additional units shown in that category,
which had been proposed for Turnkey development but for which the rezoning
petition was denied by the Board of Aldermen November 20. He also explained
that included in the 2,230 units, the rezoning for 450 units of Public Housing
under the Turnkey development on the Browntown site had been deferred by the
Board of Aldermen until July 1., 1968 and another 180 units under the 221 d (3)
program, proposed by the Butler Street Y.M.C.A. had also been deferred indefinitely•
On the other side of the picture Mr. Jones pointed out that 450 additional
units of Public Housing were allocnted December 12 for development on land being
turned over to the City of Atlanta by the Federal Government (Federal Honor Farm
Number 1) .
Mr. Jones also pointed out that units shown as rehabilitated since
November 15, 1966 (7,278 through the Housing Code Division, 212 through the
Housing Authority and JO by private enterprise) are in addition to the other
tabulated figures shown in the report which are for new construction.
Chairman Alexander then addressed the Committee, thanking the members for
their work and assistance during the past year and expressed regret over the loss
of two prominent members of the Committee., Mr. Chnrles o. Emmerich and
Dr. Rufus Clement, who died during the year.
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Mr. Alexander then brought out several points which he considered especially
important to success of the progrrun, and addressed the Committee as follows:
"The No. 1 -problem is availability of land zoned for housing. We ·are
running out. Our record to date is good - for this we . must thank Mayor Allen,
the Aldermanic Board for the sites they approved in the face of opposition, the
Atlanta Housing Authority, the Planning Commission and the City Building
Department. I personally want to thank this Committee for its sup:Jort and
hard work.
Also a word of sincere thanks to the Press, T.V. and Radio for the support
given. Finally, a word of praise for the Developers who have moved into this
progrrun and stuck with it through many adversities.
I want the make the following proposals:
1. A meeting once a month including all of those interested in the problem
of low-income housing. I W)Uld like to invite the following to join us once~a
month to discuss the problems:
Dan Sweat, representing the Mayor
Alderman Rodney Cook., Chairman, Planning and Development Committee
Alderman John Flanigen, Chairman, Zoning Committee
Collier B. Gladin, Planning Commission
Jim Crawford, Chnirman, Planning Commission
Les Persells, Atlanta Housing Authority
Ed Sterne, Chairman, Atlanta Housing Authority
Mr. Sommerville., Chairman, CACUR
Mr. Thigpen, FHA
Representing the Housing Resources Committee will be Colonel Jones, the Chairman
of the Land Acquisition Committee and your Chairman, From time to time other
members of the Committee will be asked to come. It is hoped that this monthly
meeting will present an opportunity to compare progress, problems and plan for
the future. A formnl invitation will be sent out shortly.
2. We are firmly dedicated to the principle that efforts should continue
to place housing in all sectors of the City. I wish to recognize and compliment
SWAP for its effort to stabilize housing in one portion of the City, However,
the prime goal of this Committee must be to build new and renovate old housing.
The geography of the city and the cost of land are factors that dictate loc~tions
beyond the best intentions of us all. It is my strongly held opinion that the
elimination of slums is the only sure protection for all sectors of the city.
3. I believe that the effor ts to rehabilitate and rebuild our worst slum
areas through Urban Renewal must move ahead.
4.
I believe that the Centrnl City must be a cross section of the economic
life of our city. At the srune time low--inccme housing is being provided,
medium and high income housing should be encouraged.
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5. I urge those who are considering the overall Housing Development
Corporation Fund for Atlanta to continue their efforts to put this fund into
operation at the earliest moment.
6. It is my hope that areas of appropriate size be planned as a cross
section of housing. That areas combine Public Housing and 221 units as well
as units conventionally financed. This should make the units more acceptable
to the surrounding area, create a henlthier environment and indicate that
Public Housing will not necessarily blight a neighborhood,
7. It is necessary that the public facilities in a neighborhood be considered
in the placement of housing. In order to speed up the erection of schools and
parks we are looking into the possibility of the developer providing the
facilities and leasing them to the designated public authority.
8. It is necessary to coordinate the social problems in all areas of lowincome housing . We offer our services to the Atlanta Housing Authority and
FHA to help in these areas.
9, We offer our help and cooperation to all the Houdng Authorities located
in the Atlanta area; to Marietta, Decatur, East Point, College Park, Lithonia ,
Forest Park and DeKalb County, We are convinced that housing is and must be
a problem of concern to the entire metropolitan area.
10. We urge that the land use map now under study by the Planning Commission
be the basis of an amended Zoning Ordinance for the City, Not only in housing,
but in all areas of our City's development, it has become evident that a new
apportionment of land is necessary.
&fore closing, I wish to mention and recognize one particular group in
Atlanta which ha s promise of very worthwhile accomplishments in non-profit
housing ventures; the Interfaith Group, a non-denominational group composed of
representatives from several churches which have recently combined their efforts
and formed a Non-Profit Housing Development Corporation, It is a little early
yet to a ssess r esults , but I have hopes that this group may develope some very
worthwhile a ccompl ishments in the non-profit housing field. 1'
Chairman Alexander then opened the meeting to comments from the floor and
discussion by members of the Committee. Specific items covered during the
discussion included the following:
( a ) Mr . Palmer asked f or explanation of the proposed Housing Development
Corporat ion; t his was expl ained by Chairman Al exander .
(b) Mr . St evens commented on the problems involved in r elocating families
i n the City ' s lowest i ncome bracket s , pointi ng out that many of them were unable
t o pay even the rent s required under the 221 d (3) non- prof it program.
Mr. Persel ls pointed out t hat Publi c Housing is for this purpose and t hat the
rents charged for a Publ ic Housing unit were prescribed and are only about 20%
of the families take home income and t hat for tenant s on Public Welfare, addit ional
payments for rent were included in the welfare disbursements; that minimum rents
for Public Housing i n Atlanta are about $26 per month.
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(c) In further response to this item Mr . Alexander pointed out that rents
in non-profit developments are affected by the ~allowing: (1) Land costs ;
(a) Restrictions on prefabs - codes ; (3) Rent supplement - substantial
subsidies; and (4) Availability of adequate jobs for tenants.
(d) Mr . Millican commented on the lack of corresponding developments for
low-income hous ing in neighboring cities and counties. He pointed out that if
Atlanta continues to build low-income hous ing and the other surrounding areas
do not (with f ew exceptions), he s aw no opportunity for the City of Atlanta to
ever catch up; that we would continue to attra ct the poor and jobless f r om the
surrounding areas and concentrate them within the City of Atlanta . In partial
response to this Mr . Persells pointed out tha t in order to discourage this
the Housing Author ity has recently adopted a policy r equiring a year's residence
within the Ci ty Limits of Atlanta , before applicants become elligible for
Public Housing .
(e) Mr . Alexander pointed out that the CIP r equirements and the goals
toward which this Committee is working for the 5 year program are intended for
replacement hous ing orrly (for those displaced by governmental action) and does
not include any increas e due to normal growth and in migratio~.
(f) Mr. Saporta commented on the need f or review and revision of the
building codes in the City of Atlanta to permit the advantages of r educed
cos ts through improved mat erials and advanced t e chnologies, now being r efl ected
in prefabrication.
(g) Mr . Alston suggested that the difficulty being encountered in obtaining
available s ite s for low-income housing might be overcome by using great er
densities on l and t hat i s available.
( h ) Rev. Boarders commented that he did not t hink that t he Ci t y s hould
pl ace any restri ctions on l engt h of residency in t he Cit y of Atl anta f or Public
Housine appl i cants; that he felt t he City was capable and able to house all
commers and should encourace them t o come into the City of Atl ant a, regardless
of lack of j obs and edu cation; t hat these could and s hould be provided by
Atlant a after they get here. Mr . Millican commented t ha t he did not agree
with some of the sugges t i ons offere d by Rev. Boarders .
(i ) Dr. Jackson, Chnirman of the Social Problems Panel, HRC, commented on
the importance of social considerati on in the planning and development of all
low-income housing projects.
(j) Mr. Weltner, former Chairman of the Legal Panel, HRC, commented on the
personal efforts and hard work of Chairman Alexander as being largely responsible
for the success and progress of the City's accomplishments in the low-income
housing field during the past year and made a motion that such be recognized
by the Committee as a whole and the adoption of a resolution expressing these
sentiments and thanking Chairman Alexander for his personal efforts and apable
leadership. The motion was seconded nnd carried unanimously.
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(k) Mr. Saporta pointed out that within a 10 minutes walk of City Hall
there is at least l ½ million square feet of building space, previously us ed
by industry and war ehousing, which is now va cant and serving no us eful purpose .
He suggested that it would be well for consideration to be given to developing
some means of utilizing this available spa ce for low-income housing.
(1) Mr. Carter of the Community Rel a tions Commission staff pointed out
that many good substantial houses are bei ng demolished in the path of Expressway
construction, particularly in the densely developed area in the eas tern part of
the City. He commented on how wasteful this appears to be in utilization of
standard housing and suggested that some plnn be developed for r elocating many
of these structures in other areas rather than demolishing them. Mr. Alexander
commented that t his was an excellent iden and that from a practical standpoint
he s aw no reason why such could not be done.
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As the a llotted time for the meeting had expired the mee ting was adjourned
p.m.
4:45
Respe ctfully submitted,
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Malcolm D. Jone i"
Supervisor of Inspe ction Services
Encls:
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copy only)
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Invita tionnl notice .
List of thos e invited.
Agenda .
Mayor Allen's comments.
Annual Report, wit h t wo enclos ures .
MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR
�August 3, 1967
HOUSING R.Esmmcss COMMITTEE
General Functions
1.
To promote low-cost housing and facilitate its construction in
Atlanta on an accelerated basis.
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To bring together the various interests needed to produce housing .
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To insure that the human factors in housing are given full play.
4.
To inform the ·puolic of the housing problem in Atlanta.
( The Housing Resources Committ~e office is l ocated in City Hall,
Room 1204. It maintains liaison with builders and developers , acts as
a clearing house f or information per taining t o low-cost housing,
to include listing of available sites and i nterested developers,
coordinates ·committee a ctivities and keeps the Mayor in.formed as
to progress of tile program . )
Functions of Housing Resources Committee Panels
Suggested Functions for the Committee Panels
(Not necessarily limited to the following).
Panels are encouraged to use own i nitiative.
Legal
a.
b.
c.
d.
To i nvesti gate and make available information on l aws governing
Federal, State and City, related to housing.
To review exis ting local laws governing housing and make recommendations
for improvements.
To make specific recommendations regarding code enforcement.
To act as legal r esour ce to the Committee as a whole.
Construction and Design
a.
b.
Co
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To review pres€nt codes and constuction practices in order to
reconrne..d improvernents in terms of exped.i ting and making housing
more economical.
To investigate new methods of producing housing with special
attention to prefabrication.
To seek out and encourage contractors and architests interested in
low-cost housing design.
To reco::mnend methods of making rehabilitation of existing housing
feasible ar..d profitable.
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Finance and Non-profit Punds
a.
b.
Co
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
To seek out and make avai lable pertinent information relative to
financing of housing.
To encourage money sources to make funds avail able for financing
low-cost housing.
To seek and recommend new ways to finance l ow cost housing ..
To compile information regarding 1:.or:-;,:-of:it fun ds o
To compile information relative t o Federal participation in
non-profit f'unds o
To aid in the establishment of non-profit . funds for low cost
housing and t o promote and i nterest spons ors in the programo
To counsel ~ri.th those contr olli ng existing and or new funds.
To promote creation of a non-profi t Housing Development Corporation
in Atlanta.,
Public Housi ng
a .,
b.
c.
d.
e.
To aid the Housing Authority in the completion of i ts Public Housing
program.
To seek out and r eport on new methods of f inan cing and producing
public housing across the country.
To farr~l i arize themselves with the Atlanta public housing program
and to visit all existing proje cts.
To encourage provision f or adequate soci al services activities in
public housing.
To make recommendations regarding future publi c housingo
Land
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b.
c.
d.
To determine available ~ nd res ources f or low-cost housing and make
recommendations there .••
To seek out and catalogue land available fo r low-cos t housing .
To keep in touch with realtors concerning available land.
To recommend neighborhoods for concentrated r ehabilitation efforts.
Social Probl ems
a.
b.
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f.
To provide for temporary housing as neeQed, f or people being displaced
either for rehabilitation or resettlemento
To coordinate housinJ with agencies involved in the depressed areas,
such as the Co~.rr.unity Chest, Comrr.unity Council and EOA .
To enlist assistance groups such as churches, garden clubs , and civic
clubs i n proolems related to housing.
To look for gaps in t he housing program whicn are not being met by ari.y
existing er projected programs
To seek means of providing positive assistance to home owners in
Housing Code enforcement cases, on a city-wide basis, where dire
tardship is involved.
To se,sk ways of involving residents of depressed areas in sel:'help programs.
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Business Parti cipati on
a.
b.
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To seek out and i nterest l arge local and national cor por a~ions i n
demonstration housing project s and or building low- cost housing or
rehabilitating existing housing in the Atlanta areao
To encourage local business fir ..s t o actively participate in and
as sist the low-cost housing progra'Tl e
To encourage business participation i n education of low- cost housing
residents in assuming occupant responsibiliti es for maintaining in
good condition the dwell i ngs and premeses in which they reside .
Public Inforrr.ation
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To diss eminate through the public medias as a Public Service, talks .
written material, and information relating to the low-cost housing
pr oblems in Atlanta.
Thru articles , editorals, panel discussions and spot announcements to
emphasize special fea tures and problems of the program, as determined
by the Executive Group of the HRC, and to suggest solutions.

�HOOSlNO RESOURCES C<J.1MITTEE
Room 1204, City Hall
November 30, 1967
Mias Mary Uehlein
233 Winding Way
Camp Hill, ~ nnsylvania
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ATLAl'\JTA I S COMMUNITY IMPR.0Vcr1ENT PROGRAM REPORT
SECTION 'IWO:
DEVELOPING AN AFFIRMATI VE RELOCATION PROGRAM
RESOLVI NG EXISTING HOUSING Il1BALAN CES (Preliminary)
Applyine the estimat es and assumptions of the fore going discussion, the
f ollowing critical 1965 Atl anta housing imbalances can be estimated.
Such
es t i mate s woul d r eflect only 1965 needs , not achievability, future gro1rth, or
addi t ional r ehabilitati on or demolit ion ab ove the 17, 000 dil apidated and major
r epair housing uni ts . It is, t hen·, a theoretical starting point in 1965.
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ESTIYJ\TES OF HOUSING ASSI STANCE NE l-:DED TO RESOLVE CRI'rICAL
IN COME/ HOUSING COST DEFICIENCIES AND MAJ OR SLUM CON DITION DEFIC IENCIES,
ATLANTA HOUSI NG STOCK, 1965~Rental
Housing
Units
7, 400
Units in 0-$55 per month range
4,708
Units in $55-$80 per month range
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12;750
Units in $80-$115 per month range
Rental Housing Units
Owner units, estimated 90% low-cost
Owner
Housj,ng
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17,000
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The housing units needed, as reflected in Table
followi ng pr~grams:
44,
could be provided ,by the
an estimated 8,800 in rent supplement or public housing;
an es t i mated 3 , 308 in 11 221 d ( 3) 11 below market rate, an estimated 642 :i.ri :1·22.i d (3) 11
mar ket rate; a nd an estimated 4,250 with the 11 221 d (2) 111 program. An approximate breakdown


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ESTIViATES OF MINIMUM I-IOUSifG UNIT SI ZES NEEDED TO RESOLVE
1965 ATLANTA HOUSING STOCK CRITICAL DEFICIENCIES
8,800 Units Public Housing or Rent Suppl ement
4, 488
2,112
1 , 144
1 , 056
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2 bedroom units
3 bedroom units
4 or more bedroom units
�3,308 Units of 221 d (3) Below Market Rate Interest
1,687
794
430
397
3,308
1 bedroom units
2' bedroom units
3 bedroom units
4 or more bedroom units
642 Units of 221 d (3) Market Rate Interest
327
154
84
1 bedroom units
2 bedroom units
3 bedroom units
4 or more bedroom units
77
642
4,250 Units of 221 d (2') Owner Housing
2,167
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553
510
4,250
1 bedroom units
2 bedroom units
3 bedroom units
4 or more bedroom units
Atlanta must accelerate i ts l ow cost housing programs if a beginning is to
be made in resolving the internal existing housing imbalances.
Atlanta mus t realize the majority of our people now living in substandard
housing are als o living in substandard housing they cannot r easonably afford.
Preliminary projections-i:- indicate that the households needing assistance in
finding decent housing will sharply increase in the future.
It is estimated
that 26,478 households will require housing assistance in 1975 and 23,043 will
require similar assistance in 1983 .
Resolving existing i mbalances will not be simple.
Redevelopment must be
systematically programmed over a suitable l ength of time.
The creation of new
housing t o corre ct the imbalance of today (much less, the future ) would require
a net acreage of 708 acres for multi-family units at 18 units per acre and 850
net acres for sinel e family housing units at
5 units
per acre.
densiti es are, a ccording to local cus tom, relatively high .
Both of these
However, in view of
t he r aw a creage needed (30%should be added for streets , community fa ciliti es ,
parks, etc.) much higher densities may have to be consider ed.
The answer to the· question of how to r esolve housing imbalances lies within
the question of how to begin.
The beginning of an a ccelerated r edevelopment
progr am dictates a more efficient and coordinated effort in housing and
r edevelopment planning .
Such improvements t o the planni ng program will take time
to initiate - at least one year.
In the meantime, the provision of r elocation
housine t o meet the displ acement expe cted within the next two years will be necessary.
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�Initially, t hen, a "cr ash" program to provi de low income housing will be
needed.
This cr ash program should be geared to providine on-the-ground low
cost housine· for an expected 1967-68 displ a cement of 4,800 families from public
projects now underway along with an additional expectation of 4,900 families
needine housing assistance as a result of four new high priority urban renewal
proj ects re cently proposed. *
The contemplated breakdo,m of this immediate ( 11 crash11 program) need is:
2,425 o,mer housing units at a modest cost of from $12,500 to $17,500 and 7,275
r ental units.
expe cted to be:
The rental unit breakdo,m for this
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4,220 units in the $55 or less r ental range; 2,620 units in
the $55 to $80 rental range and 432 units in the $80 to $115 per month rental
r ange .
About 4,850 of thes e units are expected to be one-bedroom units; 2,350
t wo- bedroom; 1,300 three-bedroom; and, 1,200 four or more bedroom.
~~New urban r enewal projects proposed f or accelerated action are: the East
Atlanta Project wi th 1,072 families to be displaced; the Vine City project with
2, 324 f amilies t o be displaced; the Cooper-Glen project with 1,983 families to
be displaced; and t he Plunkettown project with 98 families to be displaced.
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you r commi t t ee a nd we, therefor e, referred y our l e t ter t o C ollier .
. Gla din, Dir e c t or oi the C ity P l a nning D epartme n t. C ollie r has
- ·.: a dvi s e d u s tha t h e has r ec e ntly a c q ui re d th e ser vic es of M r . Johnny ·
,. C . Joh n s on as a m e mber of hia p l ann i n g staff for t h e pu1·posc of .
c onducting rese a r c h in th e fie ld of l o w and mod erate c ost h ou sing •
. He ha o assig ned Mr. Johns on the responaibility of th o r oughl y
s t udyi n g the probl em a nd m a intaini n g statistical info rmation in
connectio n therewith .
In view bf the action taken b y our P l ann ing De partment, we foel
th a t providing the Housing Resources Committee with tbia additional
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�F,0-R YOUR INFORMATION
PUBLIC HOUSING PANEL
HOUSING RESOURCES COMMI'lTEE
SEPTEMBER 28, 1967
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PROPOSAL FOR SPEEDING UP PUBLIC HOUSING 'UNDER THE TURNKEY PROGRAM
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BACKGROUND
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The Publ ic Housing Panel of the Housing Resources Comnittee has held
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and has been t hwarted in most of its efforts to date through neighborhood
objections , Zoning, difficulty in identifying sites that would satisfy the
Rousing and Urban Development Administrations' regulations relating to
building Public Housi ng in racially identifiable areas, iuadequate sewage
systems, uncoordi nat ed planning that results in undue taxation of existing
schools, recreation and other vital community facilities, high cost of moat
available land, which makes low-income housing thereon not economically
feasible and other reasons .
The current policy of the Hous i ng Authority is to depend exclusively
on private developers t o propose sit es for development under the Turnkey
program.
Many sites have been pr oposed but have been turned down or r ej ected
because of one or more of the above indica ted obstacle s .
As a result, of the 4200 units of new Public Housing allocated to the
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City of Atlanta, only two small Turnkey projects thus far appear firm; one
in the northwest of 250 units and one in the southeast of 220 units.
Neither
of these have yet broken ground and the program is almost a year old.
With•
out a rapid upsurge in Public Housing, it will be virtually impossible to
meet the goals set last November 15, by Mayor Allen for 9800 additional low
and moderate income housing units during 1967•68, for replacement purposes.
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�-2The City of Atlanta is thus faced with a serious crisia that deserves
the combined effort of the Mayor, the Housing Resources Committee, the
Hous ing Authority and all Departments of the City involved in housing sites
and necessary community facilities which must already exist or be made avail•
able simultaneously with construction of the housing.
A solution to this
proposal also requires the support of the leaders of the business community,
civic, social and religious groups, and the citizentry at large.
To dat e, individual projects have been proposed independently without
relation to other proposals and have been knocked down separately, thus
prevent i ng many people, who need low-income housing the most, from getting
it.
It appears that this will continue to be the case, unless a determined,
mass ive effort is made promptly to strive to get approval of locations for
the entire remaining current City allocation of approximately 3730 Public
Housing units under the Turnkey program.
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PANEL POSITION
The Public Housing Sub-Committee _feels that the production of low•iucome
housing should come first as a top priority in meeting the ne,e ds of its
citizentry and all resources of the city of Atlanta, public and private,should be marshalled to meet the demands of the Housing crisis.
EFFORTS BY PANEL
In a special effort to overcome these problems, the Public Housing Panel
of the Housing Resources Committee has held meetings with the leadership of
several or ganizations and obtained their agreement to cooperate in a deter•
mined c ity-wi de effort to locate the required Public Housing units under the
Turnkey program on available land distributed throughout on a basis that will
fairly equal ize Public Housing unit& in every aection of the city.
The
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Panel and its members have had discussions with representatives from the

following organizations: Atlanta Summit Leadership Conference, Atlanta
Branch , National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP),
and the Atlanta Committee for Cooperative Action (ACCA).
A major con-
sideration for agreement to this proposal expressed by some of the
organizational representatives was the request that the committee pursue
a course of action that would assure a policy of equal employment opportu•
nity by the Atlanta Housing Authority.
Subsequently, the Public Housing Panel proposes the following, subject
to conditions explained herein:
PROPOSAL
A.
The Housing Authority to call on Promoters and Developers for
submission of Turnkey proposals as quickly as possible, to include small
developments on. scattered sites, so long as a total of 200 or more unite
are proposed within a reasonable geographical area (for example, a .5 block
square area, or equivalent).
B.
Determined effort be made by the Housing Authority and the
Hous :ng Resources Committee to get proposed sites distributed throughout
all sectors of the city on an equable basis.
By this, it ia meant that new
housing should be built first in those sections of the city where little or
no Public Housing exist and continue on this basis until housing ia equable
disbursed.
C.

Where adequate distribution is not proposed by private developers,
the Housing Authority be requested to purchase land in appropriate locations
and resell it to Developers at no profit.
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Appropriate Departments of the City, under specific direction
from the Mayor, to work around the· clock in a diligent effort to check out
proposed sites and to arrange for necessary and appropriate community
f a cilities to support the proposed developments.
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Rezoning petitions on all selected proposed sites which require
rezoni ng to be submitted at one time and a Public Hearing on all of them:
be hel d at t he same time, about November 15, (anniversary date of the Mayor's
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Concerted effort to be made by the City, Housing Authority,
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Housing Resources Committee and other responsible agencies to create public
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support for t he proposal among Civic Clubs, League of Women Voters, Chamber
of Com:llerce , Womens Chamber of Commerce, Real Estate Boards, Home Builders
As sociat ion , Builders Suppiy Associations, Trade and Labor organizations,
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etc., who woul d .be urged to have representation in force at the Public
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Hearing with spokemen selected in advance to voice support for the proposals, ·
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RECOMMENDATION
The above has been discussed with a representative group of members
of t he Execut i ve Group of the Housing Resources C~ittee, who were unanimous
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i n t he ir support of this i dea .
Wet erefore recommend the approval and active support by the Mayor
and h i s l a unching of this program and that directions be given to appropriate
committ_ees for impl ementation.
Respectfully submitted,
Public Housing Panel
Housing Reaourc ea COllllllittee
�RECEIVED
SEP 28 1987
£INCH. ALEXANDER, BARNES,.
ROTHSCHILD & PASCHAL!
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
�CITY OF A.TLANTA
CITY HALL
December 1, 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
MEMORANDUM
To:
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
From:
Malcolm Jones
Re: the attached pertaining to the 45 acre tract on Bankhead
Highway rezoned October 16 for 540 units of Public Housing
uncle r the Turnkey Program.
Mr . Ray Hanson says the report is partially true; that due to
recent Federal cutbacks on spending, his regional allocation
has been used up, but Washington holds several thousand units
yet in its hip pocket for special allocations ; that he is getting
off a special request to Washington Monday for additional
allocations which will definitely include the Bankhead Highway
site and he has reason to believe it will be approved ; that after
his r e quest gets to Washington, if he has any trouble breaking
the allocations loose , he may call on you to lend a helpin g
hand.
The H ollywood R o ad site and the Gilbert Road-Flynn R o ad
site ar e not affecte d by this situation .
R e spe ctfully ,
MD J :fy
Enclo s ure : N ote
�HOUSING RBS'X1RCES Ctmm.'TEE
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November 13, 1967
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City of Atlanta
Atillanta, Georg ia
Dear Ivan:
Via this letter I am asking Colonel Jones to look at the property
on 495 Hunter Street to see if it would fit into our housing needs.
Cordially,
Cecil A. Alexander
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Mr . Ma lcolm D. Jones
James H. Finch, F.A.I.A,
Cecil A. Alexander, F.A.I.A,
Miller D.Barnes, A.I.A.
Bernard B, Rothschild, F.A.I.A. F.C.S.I.
Caraker D. Paschal, A.I.A.
ASSOCIATES
Robert 0, Ahlstrand, R.A.
Sidney S. Daniell, R.A.
lraGraybofl
Thomas G. Joyce, A.I.A.
11. King McCain, ".S.P.E.
John J. McDonough,Pl.
Architects Engineers Interior Designers
William L. Pulgram, A.I.A.
44 Broad Street N. W Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Phone 688-3313
State National Bank Bldg., Huntsville, Ala. 35801 Phone 539-9648
JohnSteinichen, A.I.A.
�MINUTES
EXECUTIVE GROUP, HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
November 2, 1967
The Executive Group of the Housi ng Resources Committee met at 10:00 a.m.,
November 2, 1967, in Committ,ae Roc;n /i12, e;;_ty Eall. The following members were
present:
Mr. Cecil A. Alexande:..,, Chair man, I-Ioli.sing Reso-i.:.rces Committee
Mr. Archer D. Smith, Chai m.an, Legal Panel
Mr. Robert Win."1, r '3pr esenting Dro E:iwin I-i.:;.r r i son, Chairman, Construction
and Design Panel
Mrs. Sujette Crank, r cp:. es ent i :.g Dean William
Social Probl Gms Panel
Mr. Malcolm D. J ones, Di rector
Mr. W. W. Gates, Consultant
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Als o present were invited guests, including:
Mr . Dan E. Sweat Jr., Director of Governmental Liais on
Mr . Hall Ware, Attor ney, Assisting the Finance and Non- Profit Funds Panel
Mr. J. H. Robins on, Community Development Coordinator
Mr. J. C. Johns on, City Planner
Mrs . Xernona Clayton and Mr . Noyes Colli ns on, both of American Fri ends
Service Committ ee , r epresenting .SWAP
Representatives of the Press
The Chairman, Mr. Cecil A. Al exander, presided. Minutes of t he
October 23, 1967, j oint meeting with the Planning Department were briefly
reviewed. Mr. Alexander expressed his int ention of appointing a small Committee
to review the "Joint" repor t r e cently rel eased, to recommend position which
this Committee s hould t ake with r espect to s ome features of the report; that
although s ome members of t hi s Committee had part i cipat ed in preliminary discussions
during preparation of t he report, but due to pressure of t ime, no member of
t his Committee had an opportu.~ity to review the repor t befor e it was released.
Mr o Alexander a]~o r Pp~r t cd on a recent meet ing wi th r epres ent at i ves
of the Department of H~us1..~:2 w1d F J.~b 311 Development. A t r act of land containing
approximately 95 a cres nea~- t he Feieral Penitentiary and new being used as
the prison farm was discussed. It was indicated t hat this land could be
transferred to t he City of At l ant a f or a housing site, if suitable development
plans for use of the land are submitted by the City for HUD's approval.
�Mr. Alexander reported that he had received a communication from the City
stating that the additional tempory Clerk position, requested by the HRC to
assemble information in the form called for by the CIP on low-income housing
developments, would not be provided, but instead the Planning Department had
recently employed a person to obtain and provide this Committee with such
information.
Mr. Ware reported that the Finance and Non-profit Funds Panel is to meet
soon with Mr. John Sibley and the Board of Directors of Atlanta Civic Enterprises
and representatives of EOA to determine their attitude toward the formation and
financing of the proposed non-profit Atlanta Housing Development Corporation.
Mr. Gates commented on the progress being made in Atlanta by non-profit
housing sponsors on housing projects for low and moderate income groups. He
also distributed a list of the sponsors who are actively participating and those
who have expressed a desire to do so. It was noted that several church sponsors
are in need of assistance in providing seed money. It was also pointed out
that .All Saints Episcopal Church is interested in becoming a sponsor and that it
has available funds. Mr. Alexander commented on the Interfaith group and stated
that they have applied for a non-profit coF9oration charter. He also advised
that the Loridan Foundation is assisting in the financing of a proposed project
sponsored by the Butler Street YMCA.
Mr. Alexander discussed the Urban Coalition and suggested part icipati on by
the HRC.
Mr . Dan Sweat explained the functions of the Urban Coalition Committee and
its pr esent composition. He expr es sed a desire that the Housing Resources
Committee keep the channels of communication open on housing matters with the
Ur ban Coalition Committe e and ant i ci pated that the HRC would become the housing
arm and spokesman on housing matters of the local Ur ban Coalition . I t was
moved, se conded and motion adopted t hat this Committee will a ct a ccor dingly.
Mr . Jones pr esented a. summary of rezoning (Pri ncipal Si t es) for Low-i ncome
Housing during 1967 and emphasized t he impor tance which zoning plays in the
overall Lm-1-income Housing program.
Mr. &nith offered the s ervices of t he Legal Panel to assist on Zoning
matter s and pointed out that although he favors a City-wide approach on rezoning
through up- dati ng of the City's Land- Use Plan, r ather than r ezoning of specifi c
sites f or individual projects, still that the l atter is the only way in whi:ch
r ezoning is being accomplished at the pr esent time, and that we cannot aff ord
to wait, lbut must take advantage of opportunities, as they develope on a dayto-day basis , and assi st in getting individual sites, which are suitable and
appropriate, rezoned if we are t o meet the goals established for this Committee .
Mr. Alexander proposed call ing a special meeti ng t o consider appropriate
activities and procedures for t his Committee on matt ers pertaining to rezoning
of tracts for the Low-income Housing Program, He suggested inviting such people
to the meeting as the Chairman of the Aldennanic Zoning Committee, (Chairman of
the Planning Board) and the Director of Planning,
�3
Mr. Smith also reported the names of t wo additiono.J. attorneys who have
met with and are working with his Panel; he also advised that tax al!la.tement on
housing projects is not now legal in Georgia and agreed to look into the legal
aspects of homestead exemption on co-ops and the fea$ibility of developers
providing essential Community Facilities, such as schools or outfull sewers,
needed for their projects and leasing such facilities to the City until such
time as public funds could be provided with which to purchase such improvements
from the developers.
Mr. Jones presented and discussed in some detail a list of Proposed Procedures
to assist the Low-income Housing Program (which can be initiated now). He
pointed out that none of the proposed procedures are, or should be, controversial
and that if implemented, should provide consideralbil.e assistance to the lowincome housing program (copy attached to these minutes). He pointed out that
several of the proposals have already been recently initiated. Due to the small
representation at this meeting, no formal action by the Committee on these
proposals was requested or taken.
During discussion
brought out (as one of
to administer it. Mr.
simultaneously to EOA,
the need for some Emergency Housing in Atlanta was
the No. 1 problems of the City) and the need of an agency
Alexander proposed sending letters on the matter
the Housing Authority and the Y's.
Mr. Jones also presented a Summary Report on the Status of the Accelerated
Low-income Housing Program, as of October JO, 1967. (Copy attached to these
minutes ). He pointed out several of the principal features of the r eport and
explained that in order to be more meaningful, the several categories of units
contained in previous reports have been changed now to show those Completed,
Under Construction, In Planning, Being Considered and those proposed, but
which Did Not Materialize. The Summary also shows the number of units in the
first three cat egories which are being developed as Public Housing, under the
FHA 221 program and under Privat e Development (conventionnl financing). It
also shows the comparison and progress made in each cat egory with the 1967-8
goals established in the Mayor's Housing Conference when the a ccelerated program
wa s initiated Nov. 15, 1966.
In addition to the figures shown for new construction, the report reflects
accomplishments which have been made in rehabil i t ation of existing units, which
is considerable. The report also includes a separate Summary of Public Housing
in Atlanta and pertinent notes related to the Low-income Housing Program.
It was pointed out that a comprehensive report is being prepared for
release about Nov. 15, 1st anniversary date of the accelerated Low-income
Housing Program, showing progress made through October 1967. The report is
expected to include a brief narrative of significant factors related to and
connected with the Low-income Housing Program.
Mr. Winn pointed out that a shortage of personnel and funds at Georgia Tech
is preventing adequate treatment of the 11 System 1 s" approach to residential
construction, in which Tech is very much interested. It was brought out that
North Carolina State has been working on such a program. Mr. Winn pointed out
that the Construction and Design Panel expects to meet soon to rejuvenate and
redirect the Panels ' effortse
�4
Mr, Alexander commented on two additional features:
(1)
The necessity for speeding up of the City's long range zoning plans
in connection with revision of the Land-Use Plan, to include adequate sites for
low.income housing; and
(2) The submission of a package deal of several sites in various parts of
the City for simultaneous consideration of rezoning for low~income housing.
Mr. Alexander also commented on the desirability of a general meeting soon
(late November or early December) ef the entire membership· of the Housing Resources
Committee to evaluate progress made to date, consider difficulties encountered
and to chart course of action for :;the second year of the Low~income Housing
program.
As there was no other business, the meeting adjourned at 12:00 noon.
_Respectfully submitted,
-.z;;;,,;.,,.LJ,,. ,...A..-"- G~
Malco1mD......Joz1~ 01/1.Wy
Supervisor of I
ection Services
Encls:
Invitational Notice
Agenda
Possible Sites for Low-income Housing• Planning Department
Local Non-Profit Housing Sponsors
Urban -Coalition
Summary of Rezoning (Principal Sites) for Low-income Housing during 1967.
Proposed Procedures to Assist the Low-income Housing Program
Summary~ Status of Accelerated Low-income Housing Program
(All with original only; Swnmary Report already distributed)
�MINUTES
EXECUTIVE GROUP, HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
November 2, 1967
The Executive Group of the Housing Resources Committee met at 10:00 a.m.,
November 2, 1967, in C.Ommittee Room #2, City Hall. The following members were
present:
Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman, Housing Resources Committee
Mr. Archer D. Smith, Chairman, Legal Panel
Mr. Robert Winn, representing Dr. Edwin Harrison, 01.airman, Construction
and Design Panel
Mrs. Sujette _Crank, representing Dean Williams. Jackson, Chairman.,
Social Problems Panel
Mr. Malcolm D. Jones, Director
Mr. W.W. Gates, Consultant
Alao present were invited guests, including:
Mr. Dan E. Sweat Jr., Director of Governmental Liaison
Mr. Hall Ware, Attorney, Assisting the Finance and Non-Profit Funds Panel
Mr. J. H. Robinson, Community Development Coordinator
Mr. J. c. Johnson, City Planner
Mrs. Xernona Clayton and Mr. Noyes Collinson, both of .American Friends
Service Committee, representing SWAP
Representati ves of the Press
The Chairman, Mr . Cecil A. Alexander, presided. Minutes of the
October 23, 1967, joint meeting with the Planning Department were briefly
r eviewed. Mr. Alexander expressed his intention of appointing a small Committee
to r eview the "Joi nt" repor t recently released, to r ecommend posi tion which
t his Commit tee s hould t ake with r espect to s ome features of the repor t; that
although some members of t his Committee had participat ed in pr eliminary discussi.Dns
during preparation of t he r eport, but due t o pr essure of t ime, no member of
this Committee had an opportu._'1.ity t o review t he report before it was released.
Mr . Alexander also repor ted on a recent meeting with representatives
of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. A tract of land containing
approximately 95 acres near the Federal Penitentiary and now- being used as
the prison farm was discussed. It was indicated that this land could be
transferred to the City of Atlanta for a housing site, if suitable development
plans f or use of the land are submitted by the City for HUD 1 s approval.
�Mr, Alexander reported that he had received a communication from the City
stating that the additional tempory Clerk position, requested by the HRC to
assemble information in the form called for by the CIP on low-income housing
developments, would not be provided, but instead the Planning Department had
recently employed a person to obtain and provide this Committee with such
information.
Mr. Ware reported that the Finance and Non-profit Funds Panel is to meet
soon with Mr, John Sibley and the Board of Directors of Atlanta Civic Enterprises
and representatives of EOA to determine their attitude toward the formation and
financing of the proposed non-profit Atlanta Housing Development Corporation.
Mr. Gates commented on the progress being made in Atlanta by non-profit
housing sponsors on housing projects for low and moderate income groups. He
also distributed a list of the sponsors who are actively participating and those
who have expressed a desire to do so. It was noted that several church sponsors
are in need of assistance in providing seed money. It was also pointed out
that All Saints Episcopal Church is interested in becoming a sponsor and that it
has available funds. Mr. Alexander commented on the Interfaith group and stated
that they have applied for a non-profit coi:Joration charter. He also advised
that the Loridan Foundation is assisting in the financing of a proposed project
sponsored by the Butler Street YMCA.
Mr. Alexander discussed the Urban Coalition and sug~es~ed participation by
the HRC,
Mr, Dan Sweat e:1plained the functions of the Urban Coalition Committee and
its present composition. He expressed a desire that the Housing Resources
Committee keep the channels of communication open on housing matters with the
Urban Coalition Committee and anticipated that the HRC would become the housing
arm and spokesman on housing matters of the local Urban Coalition, It was
moved, seconded and motion adopted that
Committee will act accordingly.
this
Mr. Jones presented a summary of rezoning (Principal Sites) for Low-income
Housing during 1967 and emphasized the importance which zoning plays in the
overall Low-income Housing program,
Mr. &nith offered the services of the Legal Panel to assist on Zoning
matters and pointed out that although he favors a City-wide approach on rezoning
through up-dating of the City's Land-Use Plan, r ather than rezoning of specific
sites for individual projects, still that the latter is the only way in whi:ch
rezoning is being accomplished at the present time, and that we cannot afford
to wait, lbut must take advantage of opportunities, as they develope on a dayto-day basis, and assist in getting individual sites, which are suitable and
appropriate, rezoned if we are to meet the goals established for this Committee.
Mr. Alexander proposed calling a special meeting to consider appropriate
activities and procedures for this Committee on matters pertaining to rezoning
of tracts for the Low-income Housing Program. He suggested inviting such people
to the meeting as the Chairman of the Aldermanic Zoning Committee, (Chairman of
the Planning Board) and the Director of Planning.
�3
Mr. Smith also reported the names of t wo additional attorneys who have
met with and are working with his Panel; he also advised that tax albatement on
housing projects is not now legal in Georgia and agreed to look into the legal
aspects of homestead exemption on co-ops and the feasibility of developers
providing essential Community Facilities, such as schools or outfull sewers,
needed for their projects and leasing such facilities to the City until such
time as public funds could be provided with which to purchase such improvements
from the developers.
Mr. Jones presented and discussed in some detail a list of Proposed Procedures
to assist the Low-income Housing Program (which can be initiated now). He
pointed out that none of the proposed procedures are, or should be, controversial
and that if implemented, should provide considerallnle assistance to the lowincome housing program (copy attached to these minutes). He pointed out that
several of the proposqls have already been recently initiated. Due to the small
representation at this meeting, no formal action by the Committee on these
proposals wa s requested or taken.
During discussion
brought out ( as one of
to a dminister it. Mr.
simultaneously to EOA,
the need for some Emergency Housing in Atlanta was
the No. 1 problems of the City) and the need of an agency
Alexander proposed s ending l etters on the mat t er
the Housing Authority and the Y's.
Mr. Jones also pr esented a Summary Report on the Status of the Accelerated
Low-income Housing Program, as of October 30, 1967. (Copy attached to thes e
minutes). He pointed out s ever al of the principal fe atures of the report and
expl ained that i n order to be more meaningf ul, the s everal categories of units
contained in previous r eports have been changed now to show those Completed,
Under Construction, In Planning, Being Considered and those proposed, but
which Did Not Mat eriali ze. The Summary also shows the number of units in the
firs t three categories which are being developed a s Public Hous ing, under t he
FHA 221 pr ogram and under Pri vat e Development ( conventional financing) . It
also shows t he compari s on and progr es s made in ea ch cat egory with the 1967-8
goals e st ablished in the Mayor ' s Housing Confer ence when the a ccel er at ed program
wa s i niti ated Nov. 15, 1966 .
I n additi on t o the f i gures shown for new cons truction, the repor t r efl ects
accomplishment s wh i ch have been made in r ehabilitat ion of exi sting units, whi ch
is consi derable. The report also i ncludes a separat e Summary of Public Housing
in Atlanta and pertinent notes related t o the Low-income Housing Program.
I t was pointed out t hat a comprehens ive report is bei ng prepared for
r elease a bout Nov. 15 , 1st anniversary dat e of the accel erated Low-income
Housing Program, showing progr ess made t hrough October 1967. The repor t is
expect ed to i ncl ude a brief narr ati ve of s ignif icant fact ors r elated to and
connect ed wit h t he Low- i ncome Hous ing Progr am.
Mr. Winn poi nted out that a short age of personnel and funds at Georgia Tech
is preventing adequate t r eatment of the "Syst em's" approach to r e sident ial
construction, in which Tech i s very much interested. I t was brought out that
North Carolina State has been working on such a program. Mr. Winn pointed out
that the Construction and Design Panel expects to meet soon to rejuvenate and
redir ect the Panels ' efforts.
�4
Mr.- Alexander commented on two additional features:
(1) The necessity for speeding up of the City's long range zoning plans
in connection with revision of the Land-Use Plan, to include adequate sites for
low ..income housing; and
(2) The submission of a package deal of several sites in various parts of
the City for simultaneous consideration of rezoning for low-income housing.
Mr~- Alexander also commented qn the desirability of a general meeting soon
(late November or early December)
the entire membership- of the Housing Res_o urces
Committee to evaluate progress made to date, consider difficulties encountered
and to -chart course of action for the second year of the Low~income Housing
program.
.-r
As there was no other business, the meeting adjourned at 12:00 noon.
Respectfully submitted,
c~-
Pp;',,.L)~ ......4/\.,,o.~
Mal
Jon€
Supervisor of I
Encls:
VJ.W~
ection Services
Invitational Notice
Agenda
Possible Sites for Low•income Housing - Planning Department
Local Non-Profit Housing Sponsors
Urban Coalition
Summary of Rezoning (Principal Sites) for Low-income Housing during 1967,
Proposed Procedures to Assist the Low-income Housing Program
Summary" Status of Accelerated Low~income Housing Program
(All with original only; Summary Report already distributed)
�MINUTES
HOUSING RESOORCES COMMITTEE MEETING
October 23; 1961
The Chairman, HRC Committee, and the Land Acquisition Panel ot the Ho-using
Resources Committee met jointly with the members of the Planning Department
at ll:00 a,m ~, October 23, 1967, in Committee Room #2, City Hall, pursuant
t o invitational notic~ attached~ The following members were present:
Mr, Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman, Housipg Resources Chmmitte.e
Mr!' F~ C, Terrell, representing Mr~ Wallace L~ Lee, member, Land
Acquisition Panel
Mr , Clayton R, Yates, member, Land Acquisition Panel
Mr. J , A~ Alston, member, Land Acquisition Panel
Mr .
w. W.
Gates, Consultant
Also pr esent were invited guests, including:
Mr . George W!' Kennedy, J r ,, Chai rman, Chamber of Commerce, Housing
and Redevelopment Committee
Mr, Ian E. Sweat Jr~, Director of Governmental Liaison
Planning Director , Collier Gladin, pr esided~
Mr, Gladin s t ated t hat he and the members of his s t aff were very happy t o
have an opportunity t o meet with the Housing Resources Committee and discuss
mutual problems~ He st ated that every e f f ort would be made in t he fut ure to
wor k with the Housing Resources Committee.
Mr. Gladin bri efly explained t he progress being made by his Department in
producing a new Lan~Use map, He presented a map showing progress to date , but
explained that many changes would necessarily have to be made before the map is
complet ed and approved by other city offi ci als,
Mr. Gladin also s tated that consider ation should be given to higher
densities for low-income nousing, including use of high rise .
Mr, Pierce Mahoney of the Planning Department expl ained the propos ed
Land~Use map in detail and alao exhibited a second map indteating projections
to 1983. He stated that the locations ot the proposed rapid transit system
stations have not been determined and this could be one item that would
involve possible changes,
�2
City Planner, J. C. Joh., son distributed a list of possible sites for lowincome housing prepared by the Planning Department on October 23, 1967.
He stated that in his opinion a package of 10 to 15 possible low-income
housing sites distributed throughout the City should be submitted at one time
for zoning consideration, r ather than individual requests for each property.
He stated that the package approach would hopefully aid in surmounting
neighborhood and Feceral objections such as have been encountered in connection
with individual par cel zoning.
He explained that Mayor Iva..'1 Allen's goal of 16,800 low-cost units in
five years has been slo~:9 ·: by obj e ctions of r esidents and the Federal government,
high land costs and diffi culty in getting zoning changes.
Johnson s ~i d most of tte sites t he plannsr s are considering aren't zoned for
apartment units.
Residents on nur~e~ous occasicns have appeared bef ore the Aldermanic Zoning
Committee to beat back r equests for zoning changes that would permit low-cost
housing in their nei ghbor hoods.
Mr . Johnson s ~id that he hoped the Housing Resources Committee, the
Citizens Advisory Committee on Urban Renowal, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Housing Committee or some si mil ar gr oup would pursue the package idea, develope
it and sur-mit it to t he proper zoning authorities.
He stat ed that the list distr ibuted was incomplete and that pr obably a
number of additional areas could be a dded.
Mr . Johnson submitte~ a proposed development plan, using the old Ball
Park site on Pc:ice de Leon Avenue as an illustration of how a site might be
developed f or mixed uses i ncluding high r i se apartments , shopping areas, etc .
Gates, HRC Co:-:nnit tee Consultant , provided members of the Pl anning
Department wit h a list of 22 Proposed Si tes, dat ed October 10, 1967, which
owners or those having cont r ol , have voluntarily listed with the HRC f or sale
for use in the low-income Housing Program. Only 4 of t hes e sit es are zoned
A-1 however.
~~.
Mr . Cecil Alexander, Chairma.'1 of the Housing Resources Committee stated
tha t there appears to be an excess of l and in the City presently zoned for
indust rial use and suggest ed t hat s t udy be given to determine if some of thi s
land should be relea s ed fa~ us e as apar tment sites.
Mr. Alexander al so s t ressed the urgent need for an overall Land-Use plan
~hich would make additional apar t ment s ites available.
�3
The meeting adjourned at 12:15 p.m.
Respect.fully submitted,
·... · ·, .
__
,/ . < /· -·~:.~~j,,,1-,1..,
J..::).!•j
,"')_,-
Malcolm D. Jones r\_,, /
Supervisor of Inspection Services
Encls:
(with original
only)
Invitational Notice.
Possible Sites for Low-income Housing, dated October 23, 1967.
Proposed Sites offered for the Low-income Housing Program
dated October 10, 1967.
�MINUTES
HOOSING RESOORCES COMMITTEE MEETING
October 23, 1967
The Ohairman, me Ccmrnitte~; and the Land Acqliisition Paiiei of t~e Hoijaing
Resources Committee met joil'ltly with th~ members of the Planniilg Department
·
at ll:00 a ,m., October 23, 1967, in Committee Room. #2, City Hall, pursuant
to invitational notice attached. The following member~ were present:
Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman., Housing Resouroes Committee
Mr. F. C. Terrell., representing Mr. Wallace L. Lee, member, Land
Acquisition Panel
Mr. Clayton R. Yates, member., Land Acquisition Panel
Mr. J. A, Alston, member, Land Acquisition Panel
Mr. W.W. Gates, Consultant
Also present were invited guests, including:
w. Kennedy, Jr • ., Chairman, Chamber of Conmerce, Housing
and Redevelopnent Committee
Mr. nm E. Sweat Jr., Director of Governmental Liaison
Mr. George
Planning Director, Collier Gladin, presided.
Mr.. Glad.in stated that he and the members of his staff were very happy to
have an opportunity to meet with the Housing Resources Committee and discuss
mutual problem:,, He stated that every effort,. would be made in the future to
work with the Housing Resources Committee.
Mr. Gladin briefly explained the progress being IQ.,!lde by his Department in
produaing a new Land. Use map,
He presented a map showing progress to date , but
explained that many changes would necessarily have to be made before the map i s
completed and approved by ot her city officials.
Mr. Gladin also s tated t hat consideration should be given to higher
densities for low-income housing .., including use of high rise.
Mr, Pierce Mahoney of t he Planning Department expl ained the proposed
Land.Use map in detail and also exhibited a second map indieati ng projections
to 1983. He stated that the locations ot the proposed rapid transit •ystell'I
stations have not been determined a.rig this eould be one item that would
involve possible changes,
�2
City Planner, J. C. Johnson distributed a list of possible sites for lowincome housing prepared by the Planning Department on October 23, 1967.
He stated that in his opinion a package of 10 to 15 possible low-income
housing sites distributed throughout the City should be submitted at one time
for zoning consideration, rather than individual requests for each property.
He stated that the package approach would hopefully aid in surmounting
neighborhood and Fec~eral objections such as have been encountered in connection
with individual parcel zoning .
He explained that Mayor Iva..~ Allen's goal of 16,800 low-cost units in
five years has been sloue·'. by obj e ctions of residents and the Federal government,
high land costs and difficulty in getti ng zoning changes.
Johnson s : i d most of t t e sites the planners are considering aren't zoned for
apartment units.
Residents on numerous occasions have appeared before the .Aldermanic Zoning
Committee to beat back requests for zoning changes that would permit low-cost
housing in their neighbor hoods.
Mr . Johnson said that he hoped the Housing Resources Committee, the
Ci tizens Advisory Commi ttee on Urban Renowal , the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Housing Committee or some similar group would pursue the package idea, develope
i t and submit it to the pr oper zoning authorities .
He stat ed that the list distr ibuted was incomplete and that probably a
number of additional areas could be added.
Mr . Johnson submitted a pr oposed development plan, usi ng the old Ball
Park s i te on Pence de Leon Avenue as an illustration of how a site might be
developed f or mixed uses i ncluding high rise apartments, shopping areas , etc.
Mr. Gates, HRC Co::imit tee Consultant, provided member s of the Pl anning
Department with a list of 22 Proposed Sites , dat ed October 10, 1967, which
owners or those having control, have voluntaril y listed with the HRC f or sale
for use in the low-income Housing Program. Only 4 of these sites are zoned
A-1 however.
Mr. Cecil .Alexander, Chairman of the Housing Resources Committee stated
that there appears to be an excess of land in the City presently zoned for
industrial use and suggested that study be given to determine if some of this
land should be released for use as apartment sites.
Mr • .Alexander also stressed the urgent need for an overall Land-Use plan
which would make additional apartment sites available.
�3
The meeting adjourned
at i2:1S p.~.
Respectfully submitted,
.'
. '·· j .· .·'
\ t '· . '
< ;, -<~(,
....J ,JJ.1-;.;·,1 ,,-
Maicolm D. Jones ( /
Supervisor of Inspection Services
Encls:
Invitational Notice.
(with original Possible Sites for Low-income Housing, dated October 23J 1967~
only)
Proposed Sites offered for the Low-income Housing Program
dated October 10, 1967.
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November 1, 1967
MEMORANDUM
TO
Cecil Alexander
FROM
Ivan Allen , Jr .
Robert Watlkin , Sr., (telephone TR J .. 1492) is very interested
in what we are doing on the Hou ing Resources Committe .
I wi h you would consider putting him onmny committee wher
it might appropriately · erve .
IAJr: m
�HOUSING RESaJRCES COMMITTEE
Room 12041 Ci ty Hall
October .30, 1967
verend
s.
A. Baker, Pastor
Mount Vemon Bapt:t. t Chureh
441 Hunter s
t., • w.
Atlan , Georgia ~313
Your 1 t ~ 0£ October 23, 1967 to
tbat your c:lrarch w1.e
to part.1.cipa
low- in
bou
progr
, bas
MIIVI~
Ivan Allen, indicating
nonprofit Sponsor 1n the
en ~ti rred to this office.
I wish to commend you and :your
s1ro to partici
in th low-inc
Very truly yours ,
CCI
�HOUSING RESOURCES CO:MMITT!IB
September 27, 1967
Proposed Procedures to Assist the Low-income
Housing ..Pro grain
1.
(Which Can Be Initiated Now)
The Mayor, assisted by the Chairman, Housing Resources Committee, to
explain to the members of the Board of Aldermen the seriousness of the current
situation and the need for the accelerated program, together with the principal
problems involved, and to urge their cooperation and assistance in carrying out the
program.
2.
Until such time as Public Housing facilities can be obtained and operated
by the Housine Authority in adjacent unincorporated areas, request the Housing
Authority to adopt the policy that applicants not be assigned to Public Housing
until after they have established legal residence within the City Limits of Atlanta
for at least one year.
.··".,
J.
A Non-profit Housing Development Corporation be formed as soon as possible
and provided with ample revolving funds (suggest at least $100,000 public funds
and $900,000 to be obtained through private loans) with which to acquire and ba.rL1<:
land, for ultimate dispositi on without prof it, f or development of low-income
housing and to otherwise participate in the low-income housing program.
4.
The Planning Department to effect as soon as possible a comprehensive
revision of Zonin~ whereby amounts and locations of land zoned or qualified f or
rezoning for multi-family low-income housing will more adequat ely meet the City's
needs fo~ such housing .
5.
rhe City to expedite applications for its future proposed Urban Renewal
Proj ects in order t o make additional l and availabl e for low-income housing, but
to execute redevelopment of such project areas on a section-by-section basis only ;
in order to minimize displacement at any one time.
Plunkettown and East Atlanta
would provide excel l ent lo cati ons , although Plunkettmm has previ ous l y been considered
primarily for industrial development.
Effort should be ·made to pro~ide f or
extension of low-income housing development .in Plunkettown, southwar-d into Clayton
County wher e th~ ma jor porti on of }he ~ea needi ng r ene1~al already _lies .
._
6. · Est ablish poli cy that det er mined effort be made to. l ocat e some 1011-i ncome
housing i n each Ward of the City, _recognizing that the bulk of such housing will of
necessity have to go i n areas where l and i s avail able at pri ces whi ch make l o.,i- income
housing devel opment economicall y feasible .
Aldermen i n r esp ective Wards to be ur:;ed
to work ~~th Plannin~ Depart ment, Housir.g Authority and Housini Resources Committee
. i n det ermining lo cati ons and numb er of , uni t s consi der ed appropriat e f or their '.-Tar d,
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7. The Hous ing Authority be reques ted to adopt a policy of trying to loca~e
a si zable porti on of i ts f uture Public Housing, Turnkey or otherwise, on small and
medium size d scattered tract s, rangeing from 4 to 200 units each, within general
ar eas of the City to be s el ected, in coordination between the Housing Authority,
Planning Department and Housing Resources Committee.
8.
Establish a centrally located Housing Referral Service (to be operated
perhaps under E0A) to assist people in finding dwellings within their means,
particularly those people not displaced by government al acti on ai1d those who
cannot qualify, or will have difficulty in qualifying, for Public Housing.
Such
service to utilize private enterprise housing to the fullest extent and to have
under its control a limited number of housing units which can be used for emergency
housing for not to exceed a 90 day period for any one family.
9.
To encourage in any way possible greater interest by
developers in
constructi ~n of s i ngle family sales housing for those in the medium income
bracket; and r ehabili t ation by private .enterprise of existing housin~, under
221 (h) or otherwise, for rental purposes.
10.
The City Building, Plumbing and Electrical Codes to be revised to permit
installation in certain designated areas of well designed prefabricated dwelling
units, using proven and gener ally accepted materials, as assemble d in the fact ories;
to be installed on minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet.
11.
Provide tax incentives (if necessary through legislative action) substantially
as follows to builders and developers of low-income housing units which will rent
or sell in the privat e market in t he $45 to $65 per month range: utilities not
included.
No. Bedrooms
Reri tal.·.or
Purchase Ran·::;e
1 Bedroom or Ef f iciency
$45.oo-s s.oo
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Tax Abatement %
No. Years
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100
75
50
25
10
None
2 Bedrooms
12.
1st yrear
2nd year
3rd year
4th year
5th year
Thereafter
Same as above
$55.00-65.00
Establish a positive and j.ntensive program (cla:5ses), through E0A or .other
source, in depres s ed areas of the City for education of low-income tenants in proper.
conservation (care and maintenanc~) of dwellings aJ?.d premises which they occupy.
13.
The City to continue to acti vely work for reins t atement_ of the Rent
Supplement Procram, in substanti ally the same form as previ ously authorized •
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The Hous ing Author ~ty to take an active roll, both in the neighborhO:jas
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involved and
politically, in sele ction of sites for Public Housin3 and in supyort
of rezoning petitions on sites considered suitable for Public Housing under the
Turnk ey program.
15.
Sponsors of sites proposed for rezoning for the low-income housing program
to be encouraged by the Land-Use Control (Zoning) Division of the Planning Department
and t he Housing Resour ces Committee to seek and actively try to obtain general
neighborhoo d concurrence at least two weeks bef ore the rezoning signs are placed
on the property involved.
16.
On all sites proposed for low-income housing, the Planning Department to
promptly determine t he adequacy of Community Facilities for the proposed development,
and prior to presentation to the Pla.l'liling Board; if inadequate, to coordinate
with Departments or Agencies involved with view to arranging for their adequacy
by the time the development is completed and occupied.
In the event such facilities
cannot be provided, to notify the Housing Resources Committ ee before the Planning
Board considers the proposal.
17..
In order to assist the Planning Board and the Zoning Commit t ee, the
Housing Authority to submit to them writt en recom endati ons on all sites on
agendas proposed for r ezoni ng for Public HousinG; and the Housing Resources Cor.unittee
to submit recommenciations on all sites on agendas proposed for rezoning for lowincome housing under either the Turn.1<ey or 221 d ( 3) programs.
is.
The Housing Authority be requested to expand its Public HousinG progr a111,
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October 30, 1967
SUl1HARY
JY
STATUS OF' ACCELERATED LOH- INCOME HOUSING PROGRAM
( Coimnenced Nov. 15, 196 7)
2 yr. Program, 1967-8
9, 800
59%
( 5586)
Public
Housin~
1967-8 Goals
No. Units
Status
Completed (new const .)
Under Constr uction
In Planning
Total In Sight
1 ,254
13%
(1274 )
FHA
221
30%
(2940 )
Pvt. Development
(Conventional)
(373)
(881 )
{O)
El der l;E
-:~3,176
(790)
(393)
(1993 )
6,190
(2010)
(3836)
(48 )
(296)
-*":u o, 620
-lh'l-( 2800)
(4602)
(2922)
(296 )
+3328
- 18
+2-96
Deficit -
2786
Being Consi der ed
5, 210
Did Not Materialize
7,166 , Of 1-rhich 5,806 uni ts proposed, were sh01-m in the previous report and 1,060 acidi tional uni ts are accounted
for in this report, as Lost. (The majority of these loss es are due to disapprovals on lo cat ions and zoning.)
Of which (2,167) are doubtful .
FHA i s currently considering 1,125 of these.
-:::Host of these, should be availabile by end of 1968.
143.215.248.55Includes 1,140 units of P.H. bein~ developed by the Hous i ng Authority+ 1,660 units on 4 sites pro?osed under
Turnkey for P.H.
In addition, 162 units have been leas ed for P.H. and leasing of 451 additional units for P. H. is being nes otiated.
In addition, 6,315 units have been rehabilitated through the Housing Code Division, 212 unit s by t he H.A. in the
West End U.R. Project and JO units voluntar;i.ly by private enterprise. FHA has recei ved applications for
rehabilitation of 167 housine units.
Note:
Encls:
Includes only units finance d under Federal assisted low and medium income housing
prosrams; and units constructed under conventional financing as follows:
Multi-famil y units costing not more than $10,000, exclusive of land
Duplex uni ts
II
II
II
II
$12,000,
II
11
II
Sin,:.;le famil y uni t s
II
II
II
II
$15' 000 J
II
II
II .
See NOTES (last page).
1.
2.
3.
Su.rnma.ry of Public Housing in Atlanta
Inventory of P-.coj ects and Living Units ( Private and Public) (w;Jh dftic~Jda~~)
Notes
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Respectfully Submitted,
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Malcolm D. J-o~e;
Supervisor of Inspe ction Services
�October JO, 1967
HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
SU11M.ARY OF PU BLIC HOUSING IN ATLANTA
8874
Existing Units in operation - filled.
1140
( 650)
( 350)
4200
( 500)
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Units under construction in Perry Homes Extension - South of ?rocter Creek.
(78) 3 Bedroom
Bids opened March 7, 1967. Permit issued Hay
(Li6) 4 Bedroom
Estimate 18 months to construct.
(16) 5 Bedroom
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Units planned for Thomasville u. R. Project
( 40) 1 Bedroom
(16 for elderly)
In hands of architect. To advertise in Fall.
(120) 2 Bedroom
2-½--3 months additional before construction can start.
12 months, at least, additional for construction.
( 80) 3 Bedroom
Will try to have part delivered before final.
( 80) 4 Bedroom
( JO) 5 Bedroom
Units allocated - Proposed Turnkey; (1660) tentatively pledged on
(Only 1010 of these units are firm). ·
(Of this allocation are approved for leasing pro~ram).
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sites approved by HUD.
Units all?cated for Jeasin6 program. (Leasing is only possibility for additional Public Housing units in
occupancy during 1967: can only be turned over for Public Housing occupancy as become vacant).
Units under lease
(65 units, Hurphy Apts.; 48 units, Tenne s s ean Commons; 31 units, Sims Maddox's Apts. at Capitol
and Vinara, require r ehabilitat ion; 18 units on Dar gan Pla ce .)
Negotiations under way for leas_ing 451 additional uni ts.
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Total Potential
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Uni ts under constructi on off McDaniel St., in Rawson-Washington U. R. Project ( scheduled
for completion in 168)
(248) ,i.§aJx:d..y 1 68
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October 30, 1967
NOTES
A.
Uni -s tructure - Daniel W. Gaskin; Magnolia Corporations - David S. Wolff; and Hod (Knox Mobile Homes), W. F. Gilmore, are all ver y much interested
in installing prefab mobile homes in Atlanta as manufactured. They have thus far been prevented f rom doini so because of local Code r equirements.
TJ:ese still app ear t o be t he best possibility for getting low-cost sinele family homes in Atl ant a . No- inter es t in this field has been sho-,,m
by pri vate enterpris e t hr oush conventional Construction. Southern Stress -Plus, I nc. - John D. Johnson recently exhibited at Lenox Square a
p2_t ented panel (assembled on site) prefab house to sell, ins talled on purchasers lot, as follows _: 1 DRrn - ~;5,000 .00; 2 BRm - $5 , 800 . 00; 3 BRm - $6,600. 00.
B.
Proposed locati ons for low cost housing are being coordinated with the Planning Dept., for adequacy of Communtiy Facil_ities, existing or proposed.
Proposals are also reviewed periodically wi.th the School Dept. for adequacy of school facilities.
C.
The Foundation for Cooperative Housing, which developed Eastwych Villar;e and Cambridge Square (both in DeKalb County), are sponsoring the 200 unit
London To1-m House development in Atlanta (Item F-5).
D.
In view of difficulti es encountered in zoning and getting other a_p:;irovals on sites proposed for large multi...;famil y developments , it is apparent that
t he 101-1-income housing progr am will have to l ean heavily on Developers and Builders providing a sub stantial 9orti on of the program on small scattered
sit es. Thus far, 555 single family houses (Item F-12) and 2,L.40 units in c1uplexes· and relatively small apartment developm ents, all under conventional
f in2.ncing, are in t his category.
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I'To proposal has yet been made for construction of units (even e fficiency or 1 bedrocm) to r ent or sell for as 101-1 as $50.00 per month.
greatest need is in the $JO. OO - $50.00 per month-rental purchase range.
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The City's
Attorney Blackwell in Decatur has proposed a concrete 3bedroom, 1 bath, 1,000 sq. ft. house whi ch he claims can s ell for $6,000, plus Jand costs, incl.
he ati n8 and air conditioning equipment.
!'a t i onal Homes Corp. of Lafayette, Inc. placed on the marke t Feb. 1, 1967, a 800 - 900 S.F. (O.S. dimensions) 3 bedro om, prefabricated, ? rea sse~bled
panel, sinele f amil y house plus a 96 S.F . (LS. dimensions ) storage building manufactur ed by Arrow Metal Products Corp, to sell under FR4. 221 d (2).
Pri ce includes plumbing , el ectrical , heating units stove & refrigerator. House can._be completely assembled in 85 man hours; 53 of t hese (uith
conventi onal plumbine ) are' beine erected (pre-sold) in the Thomasville Urban Renewal Area. Approx . 800 sq. ft. house is priced at $12, 200, 900 s q . ft .
house is price d at $12,600. Adri an Homes Corp. has proposed a prefab to retail for about $7, 500 plus l and, foundation, closing and possibly tapping f ee s
(See Item C-10 f or others);
H.
Saul Gr ay is one of fi ve partners in a Corporation which 01ms 280 new uni ts off Bankhead at Elbridge St., which he wants to sell, + a potential
development on the site f or 512 additional units. Area is already zoned A-1.
I.
Rehabilitation by Housing Code Division of Building Department on Boulevard in Bedford-Pine U. R. Proj ect (ap;iroximately 700 units invol ved ) commen ced
February 1. The U. R. proj e ct is still in survey and pl anning stage. A list is a vailabl e in Housing Resources Committee _office of 103 uni t s on
Boulevard -which the owner s s t a t ed t hey wish to s ell, rather than r ehabilitate. This list has been made ava ilable t o t he H.A. and to a T-!ational ,
concern interested in developing a Rehabilitation Demons trati on p roject i n t hat cITea.
J.
Ralph L. Di ckey of Atl anta has proposed a non-profit revolving fund enter prise to acquire subs t andard housing , r enovate it anct· r e s ell, primarily
thr ough private ent er pri s e. CACUR recently decided to form a non- profit corporation to r ehabilitate exi s ting units under 221 (h). Morris Brmm College
is anot her such sponsor.
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ATLANTA. GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
October 27, 1967
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
Dear Commi ttee Member:
The regular monthly meeting of the Executive Group, HRC, will be
held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 2, in Committee Room #2, Second
.Floor, City Hall.
We hope that you can attend this meeting.
Please come prepar ed t o
discuss the Atlanta Urban Coalition and to vote on whether the Housing
Resources Committee should become a member.
A return address postal card is enclosed f or your convenience in
letting us know whether you will be able to attend the meeting on
November 2.
Sincerely,
A~-~
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Malcolm D.
Supervisor of Inspection Services
MDJ/ slc
Encl:
Return address postal card.
�October 25, 1967
Reverend S . A . Baker
Mount V rnon Baptist Church
441 Hunter Street, N . W .
Atlanta , Georgi
30313
Dear
everend Baker:
This will cknowledge receipt of your letter of
October 23rd expre ing the concern of the MoWlt
Vernon Baptist Church in relieving low income
hou ing horta.ge .
1 am mo t grateful for your intere t nd 1 am asking
Colonel Malcolm 1onea of the City's Hou ing
Resources Committee, to communicate with you
and Cbairma W . S . H rri •
Sincerely yours,
Ivan All n, Jr.
M yor
IAJr/br
CC: Colonel Jones
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HOUSING RESOURCES CO!'-ll'1ITTEE
Proposed Procedures to Assist the Low-income
Housing_.P rogr am
1.
(Which Can Be Initiated Now)
The Mayor, assisted by the Chair man, Housing Resources Committee, to
explain to the members of the Board of Aldermen the seriousness of the current
situation and the need for the accelerat ed pro13r am, together with the principal
problems involved, and to urge t heir cooperation and assistance in carrying out the
progra1T1.
2.
Until such time as Public Housine facilities can be obtained and operated
by the Hous ing Authority i n adj a cent unincorporated areas, ~equest the Housing
Authority to adopt the policy that applicants not be assigned to Public Housing
until aft er they have established l egal residence within the City Limits of Atlanta
for at l east one y ear.
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J.
A Non-profi t Housing Development Corporation be f ormed as soon as possible
and provided with ample revolving funds (suggest at least $100,000 public funds
and $900, 000 to be obtained thr ough private loans) with which to acqui r e and bank
land, f or ultimate disposi tion wi t hout profit, f or development of low-income
housi ng and to otherwise participate in the low-income housing progr am .
4.
The Planning Department to effect as soon as poss ible a cor1prehensive
revision of Zonine whereby amounts and locations of l and z oned or quali fie d f or
r ezoning f or multi- family low- i ncome housing wil l more adequat ely meet the Ci ty' s
needs f or s uch housi ng .
5.
The Ci t y to expedite appl icat ions f or its f uture proposed Urban Rene1,al
Proj ects in order to make additional l and available f or lou- income housi ng, but

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to exe cut e redevelopment of such project area s on a section-by-se ction basis only ,
in order t o minimize displacement at any one time .
Plunkettown and Eas t Atlanta
would provide excel l ent l ocations , alt hough Plunket t o1m has previously been cons idered
primarily for industrial development .
Effort should be made to provide f or
extension of low-income housine development in Plunkettown, southwar.d int o Clayton
County where th~ ma jor porti on of ,.the area needi ng r ene,: al already , l i es .
6. Est ablish policy _that det ermined ef f ort be made to l ocat e some l ow- i ncome
housing i n each Ward of t he . Ci ty, r e cognizing th~t the bulk of s uch housing will of
necessi t y have to go i n areas wher e land is avail able at prices which make low- income
housing development economically· f easible .
Alder men in r espective Wards to be urged
t o work. with Plannin~ Depart ment, Housing Authority and Housing Resources Committ ee
in det ermining lo cati ons and number of, uni t s consi der ed a?pr opriate for their ', Tard.

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7.
The Housing Authority be reques ted to adopt a policy of trying to locate
a sizable portion of its f uture Public Housing, Turnkey or otherwise, on small and
medium sized scattered tract s, rangeing from 4 to 200 units each, within general
areas of the City to~be selected, in coordination between the Housing Authority,
Plannine Department and Housing Resources Committee.
8.
Establish a centrally located Housing Referral Service (to be operated
perhaps under EOA) to assist people in finding dwellings within their means,
particularly those people not displaced by government al action and those who
cannot qualify, or will have difficulty in qualifying , for Public Housing .
Such
service to utilize private enterprise housing to the fullest extent and to have
under its control a limited number of housing units which can be used for emer gency
housing f or not to exceed a 90 day period for any one family.
9.
To encourage in any way possible greater interest by
developers in
construction of single family sales housing for those in the medium income
bracket; and r ehabilitation by private -~nterprise of existing housin.3, under
221 (h) or otherwise, for r ental purposes.
10.
The City Building, Plumbing and Electrical Codes to be revised to permit
installation in certain designated areas of well designed prefabricated dwelling
units, using proven and generally accepted materials, as assembled i n the fact ories ;
to be installed on minimum lot size of 5,000 square feet.
11.
Provide tax incentives (if necessary through legislat i ve action) substantially
as foll ows to builders and developers of low-income housing· units which will rent
or sell in the private market in t he $45 to $65 per month range: utilities not
included.
No. Bedrooms
RentaL or
Purchase Ran.:,;e
1 Bedroom or Efficiency
$45.00-55.00
100
75
50
25
10
None
2 Bedrooms
$55.00-65.00
Same as above
12.
Tax Abatement %
_No. Years
1st year
2nd year
Jr.d year
4th year
5th year
Thereafter
Establish a positive and ;intensive program ( classes), th.tough EOA or ..other
source , in depres s ed areas of the City f or education of low- income tenants in proper .
conservation (_care and maintenance ) of dwellings and premises which they occupy.
13.
The City to continue t o actively work f or r e:i.nstatement of the Rent
SuppleMent Procram, i n substantially the same f orm as previously authorized .
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The Housing Author ity to take
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acti ve roll, both in the n ei ghborho:J dsI
involved and politically, in selection of sites !or Public Housin_3 and in sup9ort
of rez onin3 petiti ons on sites cons idered suitable for Public Housin6 under the
Turnkey progr am .-
·15.
Sponsors of sites proposed for r ezoni ng for the low-income housing program
to be en couraged by the Land-Use Control (Zoning) Division of the Planning Department
and the Housing Res ources Committee to seek and actively try to obtain general
nei ghbor hood concurrence at least t wo weeks bef ore the rez oning .signs are placed
on the property involved.
16.
On all sites propos ed for low-income housing, the Planning Department to
promptly .determine t he adequacy of Corrnnunity Facilities for the proposed development,
and pri or to presentation to the Pla..l'liling Board; if inadequate, to coordinate
with Departments or Agencies i nvolved with view to arranging for their adequacy
by the time the development is complet ed and occupied.
In the event such facilities
cannot be provided, to notify the Housing Resources Committ ee before the Planning
Board considers the proposal.
17,.
In order to assist the Planning Board and the Zoning Commit t ee, the
Housing Authority to submit to them writt en recom .endations on all sites on
agendas proposed f or r ez oning for Public Housing; and the Housing Resources Committee
to submit recornmenciations on all sites on agendas propose d for rezoning f or lowincome housing under either the TurIL'ke:,r or 2 21 d ( 3) progr2.I11s.
+8.
The Housing Authority be requested to expand its Public HousinG progr am,
parti cularly leasing and purchase, into the ad j acent unincorporated areas.
�October 10, 1967
I-rousnm RESOU11CES COMHITTEE
Room 120!1, City Hall
Proposed Sites
Whi ch owners, or those having control, wi s h to sell for the Low-income Housing Program.
Location
Acres
Zonin.~
Contr olled by
West of Wilson Mill Rd . S.W.
Opposite City Park
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R-5
Rev . R. J. J ackson,
Morehous e College
Tel. 523 -22 50
East of Bol ton Rd. N.W.
South of Bankhe Qd
N. of Sandy Creek
Adja cent ~o I-285
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A-1
Robert P. Matthews
Tel. 351-4980
(Deceased)
A-L
Robert P. Hatthews
(Deceased)
South side of Ponce de Leon
East of Moreland
( ?or El derly )
E. of Boulevard Dr . "N.E.
Between Rogers & Warren
h½+ .
R-5
Rob ert P. Matthews
(Deceased)
S. side of N. Ave. N. W.
L.L . 17.5, l!ith Dist. Fulton Co.
near 1248 North Ave·.
8
R-5
John . Gilmer
Tel. 874-6320
E. side of Field Rd . N.W.
Adjacent to Bowen Homes

A-1
John Gilmer
Near Neighborhood
Health Ce nter
31 Bro..n'llee Rd . S.W.
4+
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West of Lyndhurst Dr. S.W.
near Utoy Creek
El bridge St . N.W.
off Bankhead Hwy.
R-5
35
280 uni ts
for sale
+ 17~2 A
A-1
Adjacent t o
2.55 Harl a;n Rd. S.W.
Gordon Rd. S. W.
South Side
Wes t of Seven Courts
Eas t side Empire Dr. S.E.
S. of Oak Dr. S. W.
&
R-3
Mar t i n P. Cohen
3847 Roswell Rd., N. E.
Tel. 261-2987
Rev . Saul Gray
974 Ber kshir e Road, N.E.
Tel. 874-7762
(one of 5 partners)
Tel. . 755-3238
For Sale sign on property
17A
C & S Realty
524-2052
200 Henry Grady nl dg .
Fair St .
Between Pet ers St .
and North Si de Dr .
Boul der' Park Area
Annexed J an . 1, 1967
Mrs. Hi ckstrone
3349 Oakcli f f Rd . S. W.
Tel. 52!i-58!i7
2½'-i, +
4
R-6
J im Dempsey
M-1
Le e P. Fore
Vi ce - President
Belleau Inc .
602 Heal ey Bl dg.
JA 3-6008
A
25 A
�East side Nisley Lake Rd . S. w.
N. of Campbell t on Rd •.
M. W, Grigr~s & f rienci.s
477
Ivan Hill Circle,
s. w.
Tel. 75.5-3102
South of Custer Ave , S. E.
at Ellby Rd.
18+
R-5
John R. Hall
Ada.'Tls, Wallis &. Hall
3711 Roswell Rd . N.E.
Suite 210
N. of Etheridge Dr . N.W.
Adjacent to Jackson P 1 way
on East side
16+
A-1
Ro:-iert :Mathews
351-4900
(De ceas ed)
Apts.
Rohert L. Fine, Attorney
I n Decatur
Tel. 377-6461
Off Cascade Rd . S.W.
outside of but near
City Limits in Fulton County
63A
+37A
Off Boulder Park Dr. S.W.
Adjacent t o Country Club Estates
38
R-3
Harry BeJ.f or ,
Tel. 524 -2323
(Owner - Luther Fraser)
N. of Cambellton Rd. S.W.
W. of Nisk Lake Rd.
LL 44, Dist. FF
E. side Northwest Dr. N.W.
S. of Proctor Dr.
In LL 2.58, 17th Dist.
337' & 338 ' on N. W. Dr .
N. W. Corner Alvin Dr . &
Sizemore Ave . N.W.
48 .2.5
R-4
Douelas Wood Realty Co,
944 Gor don St.. S.W.
Tel. 75.5- 3511
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Palmer Realty Co.
Tel. 233-5486
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Mrs . L. H. Sluder
6346 Audley nlvd.
Lithia Springs, Ga.
Tel. 941-1577
(Atlanta Exchange)
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WILLIAM K, MEADOW
CHARLES L . GOWEN
JAMES M . SIBLEY
JOHN I Z ARD
K I RK M. MCALPIN
RICHARD A. . DENNY, JR .
W I LL I AM H . IZLAR, .JR .
B R ADLEY HA.LE
R O BERT L . STEED
j,J£NRY HALL WARE, Ill
HUGH PETERSON,JR,
JOHN A.WALLA.CE
DAVID L,CO~ER
\JOHN 0 . HOPKINS
A . F'ELTON JENKINS,JR.
JACK H, WATSON , .JR ,
HORACE H , SIB.L EY
ROBT. B, TROUTMAN
F"URMA.N SMITH
HUGHES SPALDING, .JR,
CHARLE S H. KIRBO
POPE B , M"w"INTIRE
KENNETH L , HEWITT
HARRY C. HOWARD
R . BYRON ATTRIDGE
ROBERT w . HURST
ANTHA MULKEY
DANIEL .,J . o'cONNOR, .JR.
CHARLES M . KIOO
.JOHN C , STATON,JR.
F"URMAN SMITH, JR.
G , LEMUEL HEWES
PHILIP F". E.THERIOGII!:
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TRUST COXPANY OF' GEORGIA BUILDING
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
30303
404 525-0481
October 3, 1967
Mr. Malcolm D. Jones
Housing Resources Committee
Room 1204, City Hall
68 Mitchell Street, s. w.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Re:
Jurisdiction of Atlanta Housing
Authority Outside City Limits
Dear Mr. Jones:
Following our telephone conversation of yesterday morning, I made a close check of the Georgia laws on the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the Atlanta Housing Authority, and
I also checked out the effect of federal statutes •
. With regard to housing operations, under the "Housing
Authorities Act", the jurisdiction of an authority is defined
as follows in§ 69-1119, Ga. Code Ann.:
"(f) 'Area of Operation• in the case of a housing
a uthority of a city, shall include such city and the
area within 10 mi les of the territorial boundarie s
thereof, but shall not include any area which lies
withi n t he t erritoria l boundarie s of a ny othe r city
unless a r e solution s hall ha ve be en adopted by t he
governing body of such other city declaring that
there i s a need for the city housing authority to
exer c ise it_s powers within the t erritoria l boundaries
of s uch ot her city. No cit y, county, r egiona l or
cons oli da t e d authority sha ll oper ate i n any area in
which an aut hority a lready establ ish e d is operating
without the consent by r e s olution of the author ity
alr eady oper a ting "therein. 11 (Ga . Laws 1937, pp . 210 ,
212, as a mended)
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�Mr. Malcolm D. Jones
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October 3, 1967
This means that the _authority which first begins operating in
an area outside the territorial limits of a city under this
particular law shall have pre-empted jurisdiction from any
other city authority whose extra-territorial jurisdiction would
cover the same ground. For instance, if the Atlanta Housing
Authority first began operating in an area of Fulton County
which was also within 10 miles of the East Point Housing
Authority, Atlanta's being there first would keep East Point out.
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Although the law in Georgia seems to give the authority
absolute right to operate within the unincorporated areas of a
county, Mr. James Jones at the H.A.A. ini'orms me that Federal
law would require that the Authority have an operating agreement
with the county. The Atlanta Housing Authority presently has
such an agreement with Fulton County.
As for Urban Redevelopment, or Urban Renewal, the
jurisdiction of the Housing Authority is only 5 miles. The
Georgia "Urban- Redevelopment Law" states in part as follows in
§ 69-1119, Ga. Code Ann.:
"(r) 'Area of Operation' shall mean the area within
the corporate limits of the munic ipality and the area
within 5 miles of such limits, except that it shall
not include any area which lies within the territorial
.boundaries of another incorporated city or town
unless a resolution shall have been adopted by the
governing body of such other city or town declaring
a need therefor." (1937 Ga. Laws, pp. 210-230, as
amended )
Of course there are numerous provisions in Georgia law
for cooperative agreements between various authorities, including provisions for joint action on occasion. However, the
above statutes, plus the reference to the Federal requirements
for a cooperation agreement, set out the basic extra-territorial
jurisdiction of the Atlanta Housing Authority.
�Mr. Malcolm D. Jones
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October 3, 1967
If I can be of any further help to you, please +et me
know.
Sincerely,
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HPJr:km
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Mr. M. B. Satterfield
Executive Director
Atlanta Housing Authority
Mr. Carlton Garrett
Director of Finance
Atlanta H_o using Authority
�HOUSING RESOURCES CXJMMI TTEE
October 16, 1967
Swmnar;y of Rezoninc ( Princi.I)al Sites ) f or Low-income Hous ing
During 1967
Action
No. Si tes
Acres
Unit s
Approved by Zon . Com.
and Bd . of Ald.
6
294. 5
2878
Deni ed by Zon . Com.
and Bd . of Ald.
4
99.0
1106
11
320.15
3646
5
252. 7
2508
Still in t he mill.
To be Considered
by Zon . Com. and
Acted on by Bd. of Ald.
Potenti al Sites
Rezoning not appl . f or
Because of dis couraeement
of apol i cants .
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October l o, 1967
Status of Rezoning (Principal Sites ) for Lou- income Housing
Durinc 1967
Location
Program
Acres Units
Results
APPROVED
'\·.Jest side of 7 airburn Rd . S.W.
N. of Holly Family Hospital
221 d ( 3 )
59
500
Zonin1:; Com. postponed actio"1
on J une 22 until Sept. 1
Approved by Zon . Cor.1. Sept. 7
Approved by Bd. of Ald. Sept . 18
20
204
Approved by Bd. Ald . Jan. 3
12
150
Approved by Zon. Com. Nay 3
100
Approved by Zon. Com. Sept . 7
150
1384
Approved by Zon . Com. Aug . 24
45
540
Co- op
Between Hollywood Rd . N. W.and Gun Club Rd .
221 d ( 3)
TK or
Gun Cl ub Rd .
S. of Alvin Dr.
221 d (3)
TK or
s.w. corner of
Bro1-mlee & Boulder Park Dr.
Conv.
n ockdale U. R. Project
221 d ( 3 )
Both sides Bankhead Hy.
TK
fr!·.2
W. of I-2 85
Approved by Bd. Ald. Oct. 16
2.94.~- 2878"
Total
DENIED
S. of Oak Dr . S.E.
West of Browris mill Rd .
221 d ( 3)
Bro,mto,m Rd.
20
224
Denied by Bd . of Al d. Apr. 17
TK
51
510
Denied by Bd. of Al d . Aug . 21
Expect to reactivate
S. Side of Si::npson Rd. N.W.
Betwe en Lincoln Cemetery
and Hi ghtower Rd.
221 d (3)
10
120
Denied by Zon. Com. Aug . 24
N. of Bake rs ?erry Rd. S.W.
Wester n portion of LL 24 (FF)
Leasing
for PH
18
Co-op,
Total
Denied by Zon. Con . Sept. 21
(Reduced from 26A)
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Recent Planning Board Actions
Location
ProFTram
Acres Units
Res ults
P.ar well Rd. N,W.
at Oakcliff
221 d (3)
612
80
Denied by Plan. Bd. Aug. 16 -::-
South of Adamsville Dr. S.E .
221 d (3)
4
40
Denied by Plan. Bd . Aug . 16 -::(Z - 67 - 129- E) To Zan. Com. Oct.iPi
W. of Gordon Rd . (HRC C- 28)
South & East of PeJrton Rd .
221 d (3)
69
N. of Utoy Cre ek
(Appl. to rezone an additional 102A in this
tract was wi thdravm because of opposition of
neighborhood & reluctance of Plan. Dept.)
1Y
700
Deferred by Plan. Bd . Aug . 16
V'
Approved by Plan. Bd . Sept. 13 *
Wi thdra1-m f rom low- income hou sing
program Oct. 10
_), r..,
Goes before Zan . Com. Oct. 26 . 1)-~°'t'•;"
Both sides Bankhead Hy.
West of I-2 85
TK
45
511.0
Favorabl e rec. by Plan. :i3d . Aug . 16 -~
Plan. Dept. to work out details
on Com. Facilities ( Si te Ap. by HA &
Ten. Ap. by HUD) To z. C. Oct. 5
Appvd. by Zon. Com. Oct. S 9.t
by Bd. of Ald . Oct. 16
N. side of E. Confederate Ave.
S.E. at Walker St.
221 d (3)
20
240
Deferred by Plan. Bd. Aug . 16 -:~
(waiting for plans)
Denied by Plan. Bd . Sept. 13
W. side of Jacks on P 1 way N. W.
TK or
221 d (3)
Co-op
14.3 150
Deferred by Plan. Bd . Aug . 16 ~~
for submission of plans
Deferred again Oct. 11 for f urther study
East side of Fairburn Rd. S.W.
N. of Se1-1ell Rd.
221 d (3) &
Housing for
Elderly
30
Deferred by Plan.
for submission of
(Site Ap. by HA 8c
Goes before Plan.
N. si de Gor don Rd .
West of Adamsville Dr. S.W.
(Z-67-144- E)
Conv.
w.
side Hollywo od Rd. N.W.
Between Brm,mtm-m Rd. &
Magnolia Cemetery
(Z-67-200-D )
221 d (3)
Non-profit
East side of Fairburn Rd . N.W•
.N. of Sewell Rd.
(Z-67-142-E)
221 d (3)
Non-profit
& Elderly
N. of Sewell Rd. N.W.
TK
Just S. of P-roctor Creek
(Z-67-144- E)
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Bd. Aug. 16 *
Plans
Ten. Ap. by HlJD )
Bd . in Oct .
48
Favorable rec. by Plan. Bd . Oct. 11
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180
Favorable rec. by Plart . Bd . Oct. 11





40
.558
Favorable rec. by Plan. Bd . Oct. 11 .,. ~
72a85 65 0
E. of AGL RR
Total
360
320.1s
m
Favorable rec. by Plan. Bd. Oct. 11





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October 18, 1967
Status of Certain Other Potential Sites
(Rezonine not applied f or, f or-reasons indicated)
Location
Program
Acres
Units
Resul ts
50
584
ll5
1000
221 d (3) or
El derly
38
364
Sponsor r el uctant to f ile
rezoni ng Apl. because of
objections of Plan. Dep t. and
anti cipated turn down by
Bd. of Ald.
W. of Jack son Parkway
N. of Proctor Creek
221 d (3)
10.7
100
Rezoning Apl. deferred at
re quest of Applicant be cause
of discou~agement from
Plan. Dep t.
S. of Oak Dr. S.W.
E. of Empire Dr.
221 d (3)
25
29)
Developer discoura p, ed _ram
f iline; appl. aft er turn dmm
of adj oi ning tract by Bd. of Ald.
and talking wi th Ward Al der men
ll1A off DeKalb Ave . N.E.
between DeKalb Ave . &
HcLendoh at Hampton Terrace ·
221 d ( 3)
Rent Suppl .
14
210
Catholic Archdi ocese
reluctant t o iet i nto Zoni ng
fi ght.
TK
E. of J onesboro Rd . S.E.
opposite Macedonia Rd .
221 d (3)
South of Boul der Pk. Dr .
near Country Club Estat es
&
Co-op
Total
252. 7
,. 2S'5B"
Rezoning Apl. not f iled
because Spons ors anticipate
stronG opposition f rom
Hard Al der men.
�HOUSING RESOURCBS CO!HI'fTEE
1204. City Hall
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24, 1967
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Page 2
October- 24j 1967
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p rhapa it could be done for th 221 d {J) program also.
Malcolm D. Jone
Supervisor of Inspection Servi s
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September 21, 1967
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To: Selected Mayors
From: Patrick Healy
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Subject: HUD regional meetings on Turnkey public housing
The D2partment of Housing and Urban D2ve lopment has· asked the National
League of Ci ties JP coope ra te in a series of re gional meetings to explain the 11 Turnkey11 method of public housing. We are writing mayors in
each of .HlJD' s six regions to request that they attend the meeting in
their area as NLC-1 s representative and report back to us. A statement
to our total membership will be prepared from the reports we receive.
Would you please assist us by attending the mee ting in your area (see
specific meeting on attached list) or designate a member of your staff~
to attend?
In addition to NLC representatives, invi tations to these re gional me etings have been extended to members of the Ameri can Institute of Architects, Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Home
Builders, American General Contractors, and National Association of
Housing and Redevelopment Officials.
As you knov,, HUD Secretary Weaver announced last vreek that efforts
would be made to doublev°'.the annual producti on of public housing units .
The turnlcey method is seen as t he primary means of accomplishing this
goal, because a project can be completed in approximately half the time
needed for conventional public housing projects. HUD has asked all
local housing authorities t o evaluate proposed public housing pro jec ts
and determine whi ch projects could get into construction within nine
months. These projects wi ll then be given a priority. Vie feel NLC
members will want to be fully aware of developments in the use of
turnkey public housing.
I hope you or your representative will be able to attend the meeting
in your region on behalf of the National League of Cities.
Attachment
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MAYO?. JAMES H.J. TATE
Ph,la -iel phio, Penn1yivanio
V1t• ?uu :dent
MAYO R C. BE VER LY BRILEY
No ,hviile, Tennou•e
Po,, P,ni dt nf
MA YO~
MAYOR IVAN AlLEN, JR .
Atlanro, G oorgi o
MAYOR NEA L S. BLAISDELL
Honolul u, Ha w a ii
CURTIS Bl YTH
Nevada Muni cipa l Anociotion
HAROlD M. TOLLEFSON MAYOR THOMAS R. BY RN E
Tacoma, Wo,hing ton
$1 . Po ul, Mi nnos o to
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EXECUTIV E COMMITTEE-.,,.____.,_.._____,:'---;-,~--------------------,
MAYOR CRAW FORD J. CARROLL ED JOH NSON
MA YO R JOHN V, LIN DSA Y
l ooguc o f WiH on1 in Munici politi H New York , New Yor k
MAYOR FRANK CURR AN
MA YOR NATHA N 8 . KA UFMAN
MAY OR RALPH S. LOCHER
Oovor , Ool a w o re
Son Diogo, Ca li fornia
Uni W" ora ity City, M in ouri
Cle.,c lan d, O hi o
RO BERT E. FRY ER
MA YO R WA LTE R J, KELL IHER
Mold an, Mo u ochuscth
MAYOR HERSCHEL I, lASH KOWITZ
Fo rgo, North Da kota
DA VID l. MANN
Now Hom p, hir o Mun icipal Anociotion
MAYO R DAVID H. McLEOD
flo ron co, So uth Carol ina
Mi ch ig an Municipa l looguo
MAY OR WAYNE G ILLEY
Le w ton, Oklahoma
BENNIE SCHM IETT
Utah Municipal l•og1,10
ED SIMMERMA N
Auociotion of Idaho Citiu
JOHN F, W"-T~INS
A.lobom o hogve of Municipolit iH
MAYO~ JU DSON F, WI LL IAMS
El Po,o, Ti:a o ,
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Re gional Turn](ey Nee tjnr;s
All meetings begin at 9 a.m.v
Region IV - Chicago - October 3
Sher aton-Chicago Hotel
505 N. I'vd' .chi gan
7th Floor-Crystal Room
Chicago, Illinois
Region V - Fort Worth - October 5
Feder al Office Building
Room 7A02
819 Taylor Street
Fort Worth, Texas
Region I - Nevr York - October 16
Unioh Carbide Building
270 Par k Avenue
New York, New Yorl(
Region II - Philadelphia - October 18 Bell Tel ephone Building
Audi torium
1 Parh'Vvay
Philadelphia, Pa.
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c gion III - Atlanta - October 23
Feder al Office
Room 556
275 Peachtree,
Atlanta, c~orgia
Region VI - San Francisco - October 26
Jack Tar Hote l
Gas Buggy Room
Van Nes s Avenue & Geary Street
San Francisco, California_
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RESOURCES COMM!
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1204, Citq Ball
October 24, 1967
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�October 17, 1967
HOUSING Rr.;SOUil.Cf:c CO'-lf-:ITTirn
Cecil A. Alexander, Architect, Chairmc.n
Dr. Sanford S. Atwood, President, Emory Universtiy, Co- Cha.irman
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays , President Emeritus, Horehouse Colle ~e, Co-Chairman
PANELS
Legal
Charles Weltner, Attorney
Donald Hollowell , Regional Dire ctor, Equal Employment Opportuni ty ComrrQssion
!-ionorable Luther Alverson, Judge, Fulton County Superior Court
Mr. Archer D. Smith III., Atorney, Harmon and Thackston
Yir. Norman L. Underwood, Attorney, Sanders, Hes t or and Holley
Construction and Desi~n
Dr. Edwin Harris on , Presi dent, Georgia I nstitute of Te chnology,
Chairman
Herman Russell, Contractor
foreland Smith, Director of Urban Planning Project, Southern Regional
Council, Inc.
Vice-Chairman
Rev. J ohn A. Middl eton, President, Morris Brown College
Henry F. Al exander., Builder
J ames Moore, President, Atlanta .Labor Council
Finance a.rid Ifon-Profi t Funds
Dean HardinG B. YounG, Atlanta University
Lee Burge, President, Retail Credit
Chairman
Butler T. Henderson, J,;orchouse College
Mills B. Lane ., Jr., President, Citizens a.nd Sou uhern Nat ional Bank
A. H. Sterne, President, The Trust Company of Georgia
Gordon Jones., President, The Fulton National 3ank
Vi ce- Chai rman
Joseph Earl e Birnie, President , The National Bank o.f Georgia
A. B. Padgett, Trust Officer, Trust CoTipany of Georgi a
Hamilton Dou,glas, Attorney
Rev . William Holmes Borders , Pastor, ll'1eat Street Baptist Church
Dr. Rufus Clement, President, Horne Hilson Company
Albert Love , Executive Vi·ce President, The McCall Corporation
Scott Houston, Jr . , Executive Director , Wesley Woods Apartments
John Wilson, President, Horne-Wilson Company
�Publi c Hous i ng
Edwin L. Ster ne, Chairman, Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta
Dr. Albert Yanl ey, Presi dent, Spelman College
Leonard Rei nd1, President, Cox Broadcas t i ng Company
Clarence Coleman, Reeional lli-,~e ctor, Nati onal Urban Leagus
Ch airman
Charles ~ . Palmer , Pres ident , Palmer , Inc.
Land Acquis i tion
W. L. Lee, President, Atl anta Gas Li ght Company
C. R~ Yate s , President, Yates - Milton Stores
Dr. Vivian Henderson, President, Clark Col l ege
Act ing Chairman
J im E. Land, Chief Engineer for Geor gi a, Souther n Bell Tel ephone
& Telegraph Co.
Mr. J. A. Alston, President, Empire Real Estate Board , Alston Real ty Co .


Mr. Stewart Wight, Hight, Couch & Ward, At la.11ta Real Estate Boar d Representative


Social Probl ems
Duane Beck, Dire ct or, Community Counci l of the Atlanta Area, I nc.
Mr. Sujette Crank, Social Director., NE)ighborhood Services, E. O.A.
Dr. T. Johnson, Professor of Political Science, Morehou s e Coll ege
Dean William Jackson, Atlanta University
Chair man
Vir . Erwin Stevens, Chairman, Ci tizens Central Advisory Commi ttee, E. O.A .
Yir. Lewis Cenker, Attorney
BusinE)ss Participation
Virgil Milton, Retired Atlanta Group Manager, Sears , Roebu ck & Co~pany
Chairman
E. L. Simon, Auditor, Atlanta Life Insurance Company,
Vice-Chairman
Harlee Branch, President, The Southern Company
C. A. "Art" Jenkins, Director of Industrial Rel ati ons, Lo ckheed
Rolland lfaJCT,rnll, President, Davison 1 s Department Stores
Public Information
James L. Tm-ms end, Townsend and Ass ociates
�fu'olic Information ( continued)
Dale Clark, Di r ector of Publi c Affair s , WAGA -TV
Ray Moore, rJe1-rs Director , FSB-TV
Jj_m Wood, Ne1-1s Dir ector, FOAK
Vice-Chair man
STAFF
1100!1 120Lr,
CI'Yi HALL
Tel. 522-M:63, Ext . 430
Mal colm D. Jones, Director
Gates, Consultant
}'.J's. Sharon Crawford, Secretary
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Chairman
�October 17, 1967
HOUSDJG RESOURCES C011HITTEE
~r. Ce cil A. Alexander, Chairman
Housine; Resource s Commit t.ee
Finch, Alexander, Barnes., Rothschild, and Paschal., Architects
10th f loor Standard Federal Building
44 Broad St r eet , N. W.
Atlanta, Geor Gia
30303
Dr. S:mford S. At1-,ood., Co-Chairman
Housins Resour ces Committee
Presicl.ent., Emory Universi ty
Atl a.~ta, Georeia
30322
Dr. Benjamin E. Hays, Co-Chairman
Housing Resources Co:n:1.ittee
President E.rnerj.tus., 'forehouse College
3316 Pamlico D-.t. S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30311
PANELS
LEGAL
Mr . Charles L. Wcltner, Attorney
The Fi rst N2.tional Bank, Suite 2943
2 Peachtree Street
Atl anta, Georgia
30303
Hr. Donald Hollowell, Regional DirE-}ctor
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
1776 Peachtree Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30309
Honorable Luther Alverson, Judce


Fulton County Superior Court


136 Pryor Street , S. lJ.
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Er. Archer D. Snith III, Attorney
Harmon and Thac.rnton
194!-1 .Jational Bank of Geore;ia Bldg.
Atlanta, Georeia
Mr. Norman L. Underwood, Attorney
Sanders, Hester and Holley
1001 Commerce Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Chairman
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· COi'iST?..UC'I'ION AND TlESIG!'!
Dr. Edwin Harrison, Pres ident
Georgia Institute of Technology
225 North Avenue, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30313
Chairman
Nr. Herman J. Rus sell, Contractor
504 Fair Stree t, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30313
M:r . Moreland Smith, Director
Urban Pl anni ng Project
Souther n Regi onal Council, Inc.
5 Forsyth ~treet , N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Vice - Chairman
Rev . J ohn A-. Middleton, Pres i dent
Horris Bro"wn College
673 Hunter Street , N. H.
Atlanta, Georgia
30314
Mr. Henr;J F. Alexander, Builder
2439 Fernleaf'. Court, N. W.
Atl anta, Geor~ia
30318
Yir. J ames Moore, Presi dent
Atlanta Labor Council
15 Pe a chtree Street, N. E.
Room 208
Atla..,ta, Georgia
30303
FI:IJAN CE A:rn NON-PROFIT FU?JDS '
Dean Harding B. Young
Atlanta University
223 Chestnut Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Ge orgia
30314
Mr. Lee Burce, President
R~tail Credit Company
P. 0. Box
l.i081
Atlanta, Georr,ia
30302
Mr. Butler T. Henders on
Morehouse College
223 Chestnut Stre s t, S. w.
Atlanta, Georgia
30314
Chairman
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· FINANCE AND NON- P:WFIT FU JDS ( continued)
Mr . Mills Bo Lane, Jr., President
The Citiz ens and Southern National Bank
P.O. Box 4899
Atlanta , Georgi~
30303
Mr . Joseph Earl e Birnie, President
The National Bank of Georgia
Peachtree at Five Points
Atlanta , Ge orgia
30303
Mr. Augustus H. Sterne, President
The Trust Company of Georgia
36 Edgewoo d Avenue, N. E.
Atlanta, Ge orgia
30303
Vir . Gordon Jones, President
The Fulton Hational Bank
P. O. Box Lt387
Atl anta, Georgi a
30302
Mr . A. B. Padgett, Trust Off icer
Trust Company of Georgia
P. O. Box 4418
Atlanta, Georgia
30302
Hr. Hami l ton Douelas, Jr., Attorney
National Bank of Georgia Building
Atl anta, Geore ia
Rev. William Hol mes Borders, Pastor
Wneat Stree t Baptist Chur ch
1426 Hozley Drive, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Rufus Clement, President
Atlanta University
223 Chestnut Street, S. W.
Atlanta , Ge orgia
30314
Mr. John Wilson, President
Horne-Wilson Company
163 Peters Street, S. W.
Atl anta , Georgia
30313
Mr. Albert Love
Exe cutive Vice President
'fhe McCall Corporation
P.O. Box 1000
Doraville, Georei a
30040
Mr. Scott Houston, Jr., Executive Director
Wesley Woods Apartments
P. o. Box 15468
Atlanta, Georgia
30333
Vice-Chairman
�Pace Four
PlJBL IC H01JSING
Y.tr . Edwin L. Sterne, Chairman
Housing Authority of t he City of .Atlanta
639 Trust Company of Georgia Building
Ati.anta, Georr;ia
,30303
Dr. Albert Manley, President
Spel man Col lege
350 Leonard Street , S. W.
Atlanta, Ge orgia
30303
};r . Leon2.rd Re inch, Pres i dent
Cox Broa~casting Company
1601 West Pe achtree Street, N. E.
Atl:mta, Geor ci a
Iv1r. Claren~e D. Coleman, Regi onal Director
Nati onal Urban Le ai:;ue
136 Marietta Street, N. v,J. , Suite 242
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Chairman
Hr. Charles F. Pa~ner, President
Palmer , Inc., Pal mer Building
41 Marietta Street
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
LAND ACQUISITI ON
Mr. Wallace L. Lee , President
Atlanta Gas Light Company
P. O. Box 4569
Atlanta, Georgia
30302
Mr. Clayton R. Yates, President
~ates -:-1il ton Store s
2 28 P.. llhurn .Avenue, I~ . E .
Atlanta, Ge orgia
30303
1".Ir. Jim E. Land
Chief Engineer f or Georgia
Southern Bell Telephone & Tel egraph Company
805 Peachtree Street, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
30308
Dr. Vivian Henderson, President
Cl:".rk Collr:ie
240 Chestnut Street, s. W.
Atlanta , Geor gia
30314
Acting Chairman
�PaE;e Five
LAND .ACQUISITION ( continued )
Mr. J. A. Al ston, President
Enpire Real Estate Board
Alston Realty Co.
195 A Auburn Ave. N. E.
30303
Atlanta, Ge or~ia
·Hr. Stewart Wight
Hight, Couch~ Hard
15 Peachtree Bldg. , Room 822
Atlanta, Ge orgia
30303
SOCIAL PROBLSNS
Hr. Duane Beck, Executive Director
Comi~i..:nity Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc.
1000 Glenn Building
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Mrs. Sujette Crank, Social Director
"Jeighborhood Services, E. O.A., Inc .
101 H2rietta Street
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Dr. Tobe Johnson
Professor of Political Science
Morehouse College
223 Chestnut Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30314
Dea.-ri v-Jilliar:1 S. Jackson
School of Social Work
Atlanta University
223 Chestnut Street, s. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30314
Hr. Ervrin Stevens, Chairman
Citizens Central Advisory Committee, E.O.A.
799 Parsons Street, S. H.
Atlanta, Georgia
3031h
Vir. Le·wis Geru::er, Attorney
20h5 I1an chester, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
30309
Chairma.'1
�Par;e Six
BUSINESS PAH'i'ICIPATIDN
ilj~.
VirGil i1'lil ton
Chairman
3626 fu"'<:edo Road, N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30305
Ar. Edward L. Simon, Jludi tor
Atlanta Life Insurance Company
lh8 Auburn Avenue, N. E.
Atl anta , Georgia , 30303
Vice-Chairman
Mr. Harlee Branch, President
The Southern Company
3390 Peachtree Road, N. E.
Atlanta, Geor8ia
30305
Mr. C. Arthur Jenkins
Director, Industrial Rel ations
Lockheed Cor1;:m11y
Marietta, Georgia
30060
'1r . Rolland Maxwel l, President
Davison ' s Denartment Stores
180 Peachtre~ Street, N. ;l .
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
PUBLIC IllF0R.H/1.TI 0N
Hr. James L. To1-msend
Tm-msend and Associates
101h Heal ey Bld13 .
Atlanta, Georgia
Hr. Dale Clark
Director of Public Affai rs
HAGA- TV
1551 Briarcliff Road, N. E.
_Atl anta, Georgia
30306
Chairman
Mr . Ray Moore
News Dir ector
WSB- TV
1601 1:-lest Peachtree Street, N. E.
Atlanta, Geor gi a
30309
Hr. J im Wood
News Director , WAOK
110 Ed8ewood Avenue, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Vice-Chairman
�Page Seven
STAFF
ROOM 1204, CITY HALL
Tel. 522-4463, Ext. 430
Mal colm D. Jones Director
H.
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Gates, Consultant
Mrs. Sharon Crawford, Secretary
�October 17, 1967
HOUS I NG !-lESOURCES COMHITTEE
Mr . Ce cil A. Al exander, Chai r man
Hous inG Resourc es Commit tee
Pinch, Al exander , Darnes, Rot hschil d, and Paschal, Archit ects
10th Fl oor Standard Feder al Buildi ng
44 Broad Str eet, N. W.
Atlanta , Geor gia
30303
Dr. Sanford S. At1-10od, Co- Chairman
Housing Re s our ce s Commi t t ee
Presid.ent, Emory Univer s i ty
Atlanta, Georei a
30322
Dr. Benj amin E. Mays, Co- Chairman
Hous i ne Re sour ces CoJ'!"fD.i ttee
Pres i dent Emeritus, Mor ehouse College
3316 Paml i co D-.c. S. W.
Atlant a , Georgia
30311
PANELS
LEGAL
YJ.r . Char l e s L. Wel t ner, Attorney
The Fi rst National Bank , Sui t e 2943
2 Peachtr ee St reet
Atl ant a, Ge orgia
30303
Hr. Donald Hollowel l , Regional Dire ctor
Equal Employment Oppor t unity Commis sion
1776 Peachtree Street, N. W.
30309
Atl ant a , Georgia
Honor abl e Luther Al verso n, J udGe
Fult on County Superior Cour t
136 Pryor Street , S. W.
Atl anta, Georgia
30303
Er. Archer D. Smith III, Attorney
Harmon and Thackston
1944 Jational Bank of Geor e;i a Bl dg.
Atl anta, Georeia
Hr . Norman L. Underwoo d, Attorney
Sanders , Hes ter and Holl ey
1001 Commerce Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Chairman
�I
P2.ce Two
I
. COIIST:2.UC'I'ION Arm TlESIGT-J
Dr. Edwin Harri son, President
Geor gia Institute of Technology
225 North Avenue, N. W.
Atlanta, Geor ~ia
30313
Chairman
Mr. Herman J. Russell, Contractor
504 Fair Street, S. W.
Atl anta, Ge orgia
30313
Mr. Horel and Smith, Director
Vice-Chairman
Urban Planning Project
Southern Regional Council, Inc.
5 Forsyth Street , N. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Rev. John A. Middleton, President
I'-Iorris Bro1,,m College
673 Hunter Stree t, J. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30314
Mr. Henr<J F. Alexander, Builder
21i39 Fernlenf Court, N. W.
Atlanta , Geor gia
30318
1/ir. J ames Moore, President
Atl anta Labor Council
15 Peachtree Stre et, N. E.
Room 208
Atlanta, Ge orgia
30303
FINAJ\JCE AND FON- PROFIT FUNDS '
Dean Hardin5; B. Young
Atlanta. University
223 Che stnut Street , S. W.
Atl anta, Georgia
30314
Mr . Lee Burce, President
R~ t ail Credit Company
P. O. Box li081
Atlanta, Georgia
30302
Mr. Butler T. Henderson
Aorehouse College
223 Chestnut Stre et, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30314
I
Chairman
�Page Three
· FINANCE Ai'D NON - P:?.OFIT ~l J.\JDS ( continued )
}".Lr. Mills B. Lane, Jr., President
The Citiz ens and Southern National Bank
P.O. Box 4899
Atlanta, Geor ~ia
30303
Mr . Joseph Earle Bi rnie, President
The Nati onal Bank of Georgia
Peachtree at Five Points
Atlanta , Georgia
30303
Mr . Augus tus H. Sterne, President
The Trust Company of Georgia
36 Edgewood. Avenue, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Ytr ~ Gordon Jones, President
The Fulton Hati onal Bank
P. O. Box l.d87
Atl anta, Georgi a
30302
Hr. A. B. Padgett , Trust Off icer
Trust Company of GeorGia
P. O. Box 4418
Atl anta, Georgia
30302


Mr. Hamilton Douglas , Jr., Attorney


National Bank of Georgi a Building
Atlanta, Georeia
Rev. William Holmes Borders, Pastor
Hheat Street Baptist Church
11_~26 Mozl ey Drive, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Rufus Clement, Pre sident
Atlanta University
223 Chestnut Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30314
Mr. John Wilson, President
Horne-Wilson Company
163 Peters Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30313
Mr. Albert Love
Executive Vice President
The McCall Corporation
P.O. Box 1000
Doraville, Georeia
30040
Mr. Scott Houston, Jr., Executive Director
Wesley Woods Apartments
P. o. Box 15468
Atlanta, Georgia
30333
Vice-Chairman
�Pae;e Four
PlJBLIC H()T]SII'JG
Mr. Edwin L. Sterne, Chairman
Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta
639 Trust Company of Georgia Building
Atlanta, Ge oreia
JOJOJ
Dr . Albert Manley, President
Spelma.11. College
350 Leonard Street , S. W.
Atlanta, Ge orgia
30303
Leon2.rd Rei nch, Pres i dent
Cox Broa_d cas ting Company
1601 West Peachtree Stree t, N. E.
Atl:mta, Geor ;::ia
I-Ir.
Zr . Clarence D. Col eman, Regional Director
Nati onal Urban Le ai:;ue
136 Yarietta Street, N. W., Suite 242
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Chairman
Nr. Charl es F. Palmer, President


?almer , Inc., Palmer Building


41 Marietta Street
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
LAl'JD ACqUISITI0N
Mr. Wallace L. Lee, President
Atlanta Gas Light Company
P. O. Box 4569
Atlanta , Georgia
30302
Mr. Clayton R. Yat es, Presi dent
~ates - ~'1il ton Stores
228 Auburn Avenue, N. E.
Atl anta, Ge orgia
30303
Mr. Jim E. Land
Chief Engineer f or Georgia
Southern Bell Telephone & Tel egraph Company
805 Peachtree Street, N". E.
Atlanta, Georgia
30308
Dr. Vi vian Henderson, President
Cl.-.rk College
2LO Ches t nut Street, S. W.
Atlanta , Geor eia
3031)..i
Actine; Chairman
�Pace Five
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Nr. J. A. Alston, Pres ident
fu~)ire rte.'.l.l Est te Board
Alston Realty Co.
195 A Auburn Ave. N. E.
~tlanta, Geor~ia
30303
· -'Ir. Stewar t 1.viGht
Hight, Couch 1:c Hard
15 Peachtree Bldg. , :<.oom 822
Atlanta, Geor~ia
30303
SOCIAL PROBV'::: ;s
Hr. Duane Beck, Executive Dire ctor
Comrr:c.ni ty Cou...'1.cil of the Atlanta Area, Inc.
1000 Glenn Builciing
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Mrs. Sujette CrarJ<:, Social Director
i'Jeiz;hborhood. Se:::--vices, E.O.A., Inc.
101 H2..riett2. Street
Atlanta, Georgia
J0303
Tu-. Tobe
Johnson
Professor of Political Science
Horeho-c.se Colle1se
223 Chestr.ut Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
30314
Dea.ri Willian s. Jackson
School of Social Work
Atlanta Uni ver si ty
223 Chestnut Street, s .. W.
Atlanta, veo~Gia
30314
Hr.. Ervrln Steve:.1s, Chair,.ian
Cit'zens Central Advisory Committee, E.O.A.
799 Parsons Street, s. ;_.7.
Atlant;:i., Jcorgia
3031h
~"lr'. Lm,ris Genker, Attorney
20h.5 Eanchester, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
30309
Chairma.'1.
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BUSPTSSS ?ARTICI?ATION
Hr. Vir~il Mil ton
3626 fu'<:edo Road,
At lanta, Geor gia
Chairman
N. W.
30305
Hr. Edward L. Simon,
iudi tor
Atlanta Life Insurance Company
ll.r8 Auburn Avenue, N. E.
Atl anta , Georgia
30303
Vi ce-Chairman
Hr. P.arlee Brcu1ch, President
The Southern Company
3390 Peachtree Road, rJ . E.
Atlanta, Georgi a
30305
C. Arthur Jenkins
Director, -Industri al Rela tions
Lockheed Conpc.u.·w
Harietta, GeorGi a
30060
Hr.
Hr. Rolla nd lfaxwell, President
Davison I s Department Store s
180 Peachtree Street, N. TT.
Atlanta , Georgia
-30303
PUDLIC I N!"Oil.HATI8N
Hr. J runes L. T01-msend
Tovmsend and Associates
1014 Healey Bl de .
Atlanta, Geore ia
Chairman
Er. Dale Cl P..rk
Dir e ctor of Publ i c Affairs
~-JAG!.-TV
1551 Briarcliff Road , N. E.
Atlanta, Geor gia
30306
Mr. Ray Moor e
News Director
·wsB- TV
1601 West Peachtre e Street,
At l ant a , Ge orgia
30309
r,~r.
J iin Wood
Hews Director , WAOK
110 LdgeHood Avenue, N. E.
Atlanta , Georeia
30303
N. E.·
Vice-Chairman
�Page Seven
STAFF
ROOM 120J..(, CITY R4.LL
Tel. 522-4463, ExtQ 430
Mal colm D. Jones Director
H. Wo Gates, Consultant
JY'.trso Sharon Crawford, Secretary
�October 17, 1967
HOUSING RESOUil.Cf:~ COH!H T'rEE
Cecil A. Alexander, Architect, Chairman
Dr. Sanford s. Atwood, President, Emory Universtiy, Co - Cha.irman
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, President Emeritus, :Morehouse Colle ~e, Co-Chairman
PANELS
Le gal
Charles Heltner, Attorney
Donald Hollowell , Regional Director, Equal Employment Opportunity Com.~Qssion
!-fonorable Luther Alverson, Judge, Fulton County Superior Court
Mr . Archer D. Smith III, Atorney, Har mon and Thackston
Hr. Norman L. Underwood, Attorney, Sanders, Hes tor and Holley
Construction and Desifn
Dr . Edwi n Harrison , President, Georgia Ins t itute of Technology,
Chairman
Herman Russell, Contra ct or
Moreland S:nith, Dir ector of Urban Plannin1:; Proj e ct, Southern Regional
Council, Inc.
Vice-Chairman
Rev. John A. Middl eton, President, Morris Brown College
Henry F. Alexander, Builder
J ames Moore., President., Atlanta .Labor Council
Finance a.rid Ifon- Profi t Funds
Dean Harclinr; B. Youni , Atl anta Uni v~rsi t y
Lee Burge, President , Retail Credit
Chairman
Butler T. Henderson, Norchouse College
Mills B. Lane , Jr. , President, Citizens and Southern National Bank
A. H. Sterne , President, The Trust CompPJ1Y of Georgia
Gordon Jones ., President, The Fulton National '3an1<
Vice - Chairman
Joseph Earl e Birnie, President, The National Bank of Ge orgia
A. B. Padgett, Trust Officer, Trust Conpany of Georgia
Hamilton Dougl as , Attorney
Rev . Will iam Holmes Borders , Pastor, 1-t'neat Street Bapti st Church
Dr. Rufus Clement, President, Horne Wilson Company
Albert Love, Executive Vi·ce President, The McCall Corporation
Scott Houston, Jr., Execut i ve Director, Wesley Woods Apart ments
John Wilson, President, Horne-Wilson Company
�Public Housing
Edwi n L. Sterne, Chairman, Housing Authority of the Ci ty of Atlanta
Dr. Albert Hanley, President, Spelman College
Leonard Rei n ch, President, Cox Broadcasting Company
C-nairman
Clarence Coleman, Reeional llire ctor, National Urban Leagus
Charles fro Palmer, President, Palmer, Inc.
Land Acquis i tion
W. L. Lee, President, Atlanta Cas Light Company
C. R~ Yates, President, Yates-Milton Stores
Dr . Vi vian Henders on, President, Clark College
Act ing Chairman
Jim E. Lan d, Chief Engineer for Georgia., Southern Bell Telephone
& Telegraph Co.
Hr. J. Ao Alston, President, Empire Real Estate Board, Alston Real ty Co.
Hr. Stewart .,Ji ght, Wight, Couch & Ward, At la.Tlta Real Estate rloard Representative
Social Problems
Duane Beck, Director, Community Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc.
Hr. Sujette Crank, Social Director, Neighborhood Servi ces, E. O. A.
Dr. T. Johnson, Professor of Political Science, Morehou se College
Chairman
Dean William Jackson, Atlanta University
Vir . Erwin Stevens, Chairman, Citizens Central Advisory Committee, E.O.A.
Hr. Lewis Cenker, Attorney
Business Participation
Virgil Milton, Retired Atlanta Group Manager, Sears, Roebuck & Co;:ipany
Chairman
E. L. Simon, Auditor, Atlanta Life Insurance Company,
Vice-Chairman
Harlee Branch, President, The Southern Company
C. A. "Art" Jenkins, Director of Industrial Relati ons, Lockheed
Rolland Haxr,rnll, President, Davison 1 s Department Stores
Public Information
J ames L. Townsend, Townsend and As sociates
�fublic In.formation ( cor.tinued)
Dale Clark, Director of Publi c .Affairs , WAGA-TV
Ray Moore, 1Tews Director, HSB-TV
Jj_m Wood, NeHs Director, FOAK
Vice-Chairman
STAFF
ROOM
1204, CITY HALL
Tel . 522-4L63, Ext. 430
Malcolm D. Jones, Director
-W. W. Gates, Consultant
Yirs. Sharon Crawford, Secretary
Chairman
�Col.. Malcolm D. J
1204, City Hall
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Supervi s or of Inspection Services
1204 Cit y Hall
Atlanta, Geor gia·
Dea:r Mr •. Jones :
I wish to ap ologize for taking so long to thank you for such a warm welcome. to your
city to establish a, branch of fice for the sole purpose of rehabilitation~
Due t o t he long drawn out r ed t ape, I have secured the necessary paper work that is
required to come to your city a:nd open up a branch ·office.
I will be :in Atlant a on or about t he 23rd of October, and will be temporarily s topping
at Mr. Al exande r's office , 208 Aubern Avenueo Any information OF. suggestions t hat y ou
would deem ne cessar y f or me to establis h t he office and proceed inunediate operat i ons , I
will be mor e than grateful to you and by doing so, I am confident that I can be of gr eat
ass i stance t o t he unemployment problem in your city and state.
Once again, I thank you very much and will you please be kind enough t o thank t he
Honorable Mayor f or me.
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October 17, 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., Dire ctor of Governmental Liaison
Dear Conmittee Member:
Our Chainfian., l'rr . Cecil A. Alexander, ha,s especially r equested
an additional mee~ing of certain representatives of the Housing Resources
Committee with the Planning and Development Committee to discuss specif ic
locations for rezoning f or 101-1-income housing in connection with the
city -uide Land-Use study now being developed by the Plannine Department .
This meeting has been scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 23
in Committee Room #2, Second Floor., City Hall.
We hope that you can
at tend this meetin8 •
Sincerel y ,
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Malcolm D.
Supervisor of Inspe ction Services
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A TLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-44 63 Area Code 404
October 17, 1967
IVAN ALL EN , JR., MAYO R
R. EARL LANDERS, Adm inistrat ive Assist ant
MR S. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Gove rnmental Li aison
Dear Cormni t tee Hember :
Our Chairman , Mr . Ce cil A. Alexander, has esp ecially requested
an additional meeting of certain representati ves of the Hous i ng Res ources
Committee wit h the Pl anning and Devel opment Committee to dis cuss speci fi c
l ocations for r ezoning f or l ow- income housing i n con.riection with the
city-wi de Land- Use study now being developed by t he Planni ne Department .
Thi s meeti ng has been s cheduled f or 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 23
in Committee Room #2, Se cond Floor, City Hal L
We hope t hat you can
at tend this meeting .
Sincer ely,
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Supervisor of Inspection Services
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�AGENDA
Housing Resources Committee
Executive Group Meeting 10:00 a.m. September 12, 1967
Committee Rm. No. 2
1.
Call to Order and General Comments - Chairman
2.
Summary Report on Status of Low-income Housing Program - Jones
3.
(a)
Low-income Housing Requirements - Extract from GIP - Jones
(b)
Action by HRC - Chairman
(a)
Consideration of Land Suitably Zoned for Low-income Housing - Jone s
{b)
Discussion and Determination by HRC of Recommended Procedures
to Assist Program ( f or Joint Meeting with Planning and
Development Committee Sept. 29) - Chairman
4.
S. Requests fr om Sponsors for Support on
3 Rezoning Petitions before
Zoning Committee - Jones
6.
Accelerated Procedure - Multi-family Processing by FHA - Gates
7.
5%
8.
Panel Reports - Chairman
9.
Other &siness ( Comments on Urban America Seminar) - Chairman
Donation by Nonprofit Sponsors Proposed for Rent Supplement
Projects - Special Notice fr om Urban America
�MINUTES
HOUSING RES:)1.!RC-ii,S COI1ViITTI:E :SXECUTIVC GH.JTJ? NEF.TL ': 1
September 12, 1967
The Executive Group of the Housing Resources Committee met at 10: 00 a.m.,
September 12, 1967, in Col'Tllu. ttee Room C2, City Hall. The following members
were present:
Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman, Housing Resources Committee
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, Co-Chairman, Housin1 ResoLrccs Committee
Mr. Archer D. Smith, representing Mr, Charles L. Weltner, Acting Chairman,
Legal Panel
Mr. Henry L. P.ills, representing Mr. Lee Burge, Chairman, Finance and
Non-Profit Funds Panel
Mr . John Wilson, member, Finance and .Non-Profit Funds Panel
Mr. Charles F. Palmer, representing Mr. Clarence D. Coleman, Chairman,
Public Housing Panel
Mr, F. C. Terrell, representing Mr. Wallace L. Lee, member, Land Acquisition
Panel
Dr. Vivian Henderson, Acting Chairman, Land Acquisition Panel
Mr. J. A. Alston, member, Land Acquisition Panel
Mr. Stewart Wight, member, Land Acquisition Panel
~an Will iams. Jackson, Chairman, Social Problems Panel
Mr . Edwards. Simon, Vice-Chairman, Business Participation Panel
Mr. Dale Clark, Chairman, Public Information Panel
Mr. Malcolm D. Jones, Director
Also present at the meeting were :
Mr. William S. Holland, Executive Director, CACY.JR
Mr. Lester A. Persells, Associate Executive Director, Housing Authority
Mr. Alexander opened the meeting 1,ri th comments pertaining to the program and
then called on Hr. Jones to present the current status report of the program,
Mr. Jones stated that his office was in the process of retyping the low•
income housing inventory report but had only the summary ready for this meeting
(Item 2 on the agenda and document 2 in the folder which had been presented
to Executive Group members). He explained that included in the inventory
are apartment units bei~ developed under conventional financing which do not
cost more than $10,000 per unit to construct, $12 1 000 for each side of a duylex
and $15,000 for a single family house. He explained that the last page of the
summary contains notes, rome of which are especially significant. He explained
that Item A of the notes gives a comparison of the status of the program on
August 31, as compared with the previous report of June 28 and stated that on
the whole we hnve lost ground in this program since the previous report two
months ago.
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He then called attention to the extract from the CIP report pertaining
to low..income housing requirements (Item 3 on the agenda and in the folder).
He also pointed out i:.hat we are not really building low-cost housin~ in public
housing but low-income housing.
He also explained Item 4(a) on the agenda and the correspondin:·: document
in the folder passed out to Committee members, pertaining to available land
sui tablJ7 zoned for the low-income housing program.
At this point Mr. Alexander explained that Mr. Jones' office was understaffed to handle the statistical data required by the CIP and proposed that
from here on out when someone c oes to the Building Department for a permit
we should try to r-;et the Per1rri.t Desk to list what the rent on the units will
be and number of bedrooms per unit; th2t ther e is no way we can require this
legally; and that another thing that we need to do is to c1lso go back to the
developers now in the program and get more specific information on their plans.
He proposed for this purpose that the City provide a Clerk to the Committee
for not less than 3 months. He stated that he felt the structures being built ·
are reasonably good and that his feelin:.:s a rc that a gr eat deal more interest
should be put in the lowest r ental-purchas e ranges; that we can get more in
that price range l'rom the prefabricated hou::;ing; tha.t the carrying charges on
these per month i s important and we should find out what it is; that to meet
the really tough part of the program mea.as goin1 to the City for additional
help. He also asked for comments f rom members of the Comr.rittee.
Mr. Clark said he would support askin,:; f or more help; that he als o saw
a news report f or housing that would rent for 1~50 to $70 per month, under the
Farmers Association program; that it is in DeKalb County , and is calle d City
Line.
Mr. Alexander stated that is a good start to ~et low.cost housing in the
counties.
Another member stated that the Farmers Associat ion pro=-:ram is also a
part of the FHA ~rogram .
Mr. Palmer inquired as to the definition of low-cost housing,
Mr. Jones replied that it is essentially a matt.er of interpretation.
Mr . Alexander s t ated that is was from $0 to
$55
per month,
Mr . Palmer commented 11 And they want low•income housin13 built under private
enterprise?"
Mr. Alexander replied it is thought of now primarily as a Turnkey
development..
Mr. Jones added "And even Rent Supplement".
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Mr. Alexander again propose d askin1~ the City f or a Clerk and developing
a form f or t he Building Department to get f illed out at the time permits are
obtained and. o tated that we will have to talk to Mr. ·woff ord about that.
A motion was made that the matter be le f t in Nr. Jones' hands, Mr. Yates
seconded it. The matter was droJr) ed there.
Mr. Alexander then explained that the roll of this Committee in zoning
matters is not an open and shut case as to how to make 1.~ecormnendations to
the Boord of Aldermen; that we have been t aking this on as a extracurricular
roll to a nsist the developers in this progTam; t hat this has been done in ·
s everal ins tances, but no members of this Committ ee have been asked to eo
around looking at these s ites to r e commend. those which we consider r easonable.
Mr. Jones expl ained tha t this i s what he and Mr. Gates have been atteml)ting
to do; t hat t hey have been out with the ff,Jons ors and actually looked at most
of the sites anc. have only listed anc)_ encouraa;ed thos e which they felt were
pr actical and desirabl e, t hat in a s everal instances they have di scourac;ed
sponsors f r om submittin:3 s ites ·which they f elt were i mprncticable or unsuitable .
Mr. Alexander continued that hie f eel i nG is that wo should t ry to ai d and
as sist the builder s i n this progr am but t hat we have no power to chan.:;e what
is going on and t hat we a.r e hnvin:~ our pr o )Osal s turned down one by one f or
various reas ons . He state d t hat t he approa ch which he f elt we s hould t ake i s
to i ssue a general s t at ement about t he housing program, i t s ne eds , and the
s hor ta~e of l ancl that is now s uitabl y zoned and t o work t oward gettin3 a
rezoning of t he entire City, with due considerat ion for low-income housing
needs; that as f or worki ng with the developers we shoul d be gover ned by what
we see is a cceptable t o the Board of Aldermen and t ho Building DeiJartment in
granting permits; and fur ther t o come to s ome conclusion about t he probl ems .
He s t ated that we shoul d al s o hel p t he developers arrange meeti ngs wit h the
Aldermen, Departments involved and anyone who wants to t al k to them about
deficiencies in Communit y Faci lities rel at ed t o the housing program, which in
some i nstances have been lo;:~imate, such as parks, transportati on, traffic,
schools etc. He further stated that at the same time t he urgency of this
program has seemed to escape some ,eople; that one thing which we also need is
to emphasize the requirement for additional low-income housing in the neighboring
cities and counties and make it clear that we are not trying to create a haven
here in Atlanta for the whole country to come to and move in on this program;
that this may happen, but we should try to avoi,'.. it. He stated that the CIP
requirement is for replacement of houses and apartments that are unfit for
human habitation. He then called upon Mr. Jone s for comments.
Mr. Jones stated he feels that it we do not take a position to actively
sup:1ort the ('.evelopers who have proposed good proj ccts and which apr,ear~ reasonable,
he did not know who would; that he was personally inclined to feel that we can do
a service if we as'"a Committee take a ')Osition on such projects; that he docs not
think however that mnny arens will be built in the City which already have
a surplus of community facilities; that he has hope ,:. that we can sup:)ly
facilities such as parks, schools, playgrounds etc •. simultaneous with the development
of the housing projects, by relying on other Agencies and other Departmen ~s,
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that those details should be chocked into carefully and coordination made to
provide these services as adequately as we car . He said th2..t he felt personally
that a statement from the Housing nesources Committee on each of the proj ects
proposed f or low-income housing would be helpful to the Planning Boai·d and. the
Zoning Committee when they make their decisions. He pointed out difficulties
which we have had in gettine sites approved up to that point and e:;q_)lained
that he and Mr. Gates (the Committee Consultati.t) have attempted to look at
each proposed site but have been unable to follow throuBh on all details such
as checking on the adequacy of community facilities etc.; that in several
instances he and Hr~ Gates have discourn:~ed s uonsors for this reason or that;
such as ground too rough, f acilities not availabl e etc. and that as a r esult,
several of the sites originally propos ed have nevr;;r come up for re zonin~. He
further stated thc:1.t he was inclined to fee l that on those prouosals for Turnkey
development that it :would ev2n be Hell for the Planning Board and the Zoning
Committee to know whether or not the Housing Authority considered the sites
as favor able and suitable.
Ono member commented that perhaps the whol e City needs to be rezoned.
Mr. Alexander r eplied it seemed to him tha.t we must create additional
land through purchases for the city-wide approach; that when the i ndividual
developer canes nlong , there should be a body looking to the interest of the
whole city and. it ap;Jeared to him that these things have thus far been
considered only by the Board of Aldermen; that he wonders whether t his is
doing the program the best service? He stated that consulting with the
Planning Board is also vcr-.J much in order, presumably.
In referring to Item 4(a) on the agenda and the corresponding marked
docUii1ent in the fol der , Dr. Henders on inquired if this material is what his
Committee had asked f or?
Mr . Jones stated that th.is is vhat the Planning Department provided in
response to his panel's request; thnt when .;e got it, it came in two f orms:
a zoning map of the City with va cant l and areas superimposed on it in orange;
and a report of total land in the vari ous zoning cataeories and vacant land
by Land Lot and District,.
Mr. Jones further explained that the Planning .fupartment is now making
a comprehensive Land-Use study to go before the Board of Aldermen with some
proposed chnnges in the overall land-use of the City; that he felt the best
thing this Committee could do now is t o get its r ~cormnendations presented to
tho Planning and Development Committee; that we have a Joint Meeting scheduled
for the 29th of September .
Mr. Alexander then told Dr. Henderson that he should meet with Mr. Jones
to go over the material provided by the Planning J):;partment, but that in trying
to resolve this thing we are still short on land and those two should cane
up with a proposal, say in September, as to the number of acres needed and its
distribution.
Dr. Henderson asked approximately how many acres does that involve?
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Mr. Jones replied that the maximwn ctensity authorized for garden type
cpartments is 16 units per acre, but that the Housing Authority has been trying
to hold that down to about 12 units per acre.
Mr. Pcrsells stated that was correct,; that 3, l.i, J.nd 5 bedroom units, which
t~c Housing Authority particularly ne eds, results in reduction of the density
below 16 units per a cre.
Mr. Jones explained we had one project which has been approved by FHA at
16 units per acre, but it is in an Urban Renewal proj ect; that we had a developer
re cently drop a project becrtuse he had boucht the land expecting to develope it
at the ma.xi.r.:um authorized density of 16 units per acre and that in preliminary
discussions, F'tlA suggested 10 units per acre.
Mr. Alexander stated that it is open to debat e about how many total acres
would be required.; that our experience to dat e indi cates that no more than
1/3 of the land appropriately zoned actually gets into the low-income housing
program, due to turndovms by HUD, FHA, neighborhoods etc.; that to date only
about 1/3 of the land zoned has found its way into this program.


tvir. Alexander stated that there ap;)ears to be a need to rez one the City


at large; that there were 51 zoning petitions on the agenda r e cently for one
~co ; ing of the Planning Board.
Mr . Jones expl ained that the current z oning was especially planned for


1. ndus try;


th2.t many areas were originally planned but never used as industrial,
which development will not occur in the forseeable future, and that the same
a~plies to much of the land now zoned residential ( s ingle family development )
whereas tho :immediat e need of the City now is for low-income multi-famil y
housing .
Mr. Persells explained that the Housing Authority has gone back over
the
ln.nll to cons5.der additional parcels 1-1hich could be used f or the low-income housing
c~tegory where chrmgos seem to be reas onable .













Mr. Alexander stated the builders have claimed that FHA procedures were
holdinc them up, that Atlantu is one of the City's in whi ch FHA now claims that
it can process an application in l ess than 2 weeks; that this is a change in
attitude, but the 221 d (3) proeram does not come within the direct line of
FHA 1 s principal insuring policy.
Mr. Alexander asked Mr. Clark if the report prepared by Mr. Gates on the
accelernted procedure for multi-family processing by FHA could be carried to
the press (Item 6 on the agenda, with co~Jies in the folders) Mr. Clark indicated
that it would probably be better for this type of announcement to be made by
the local FHA office rather than f rom this Cormnittee~
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Mr. Alexander then referred to Item 7 on the agenda pertaining to the
proposal in the Rent Supplement program to require nonprofit sponsors to put
up 5%equity (in effect o. donation); that the reason the attempt to put this
thiri~ in, is the theory that if nonprofit sponsors 2re financially imo lved
i n the success of their project that they will have more permanent interest
in it; that Urban America's feeling is, if this is done the Rent Supplement
program will die before it gets nn opportunity to grow; and Urban America has
suGgested that those interes ted send telegrams to their Senators ;:ind to
Senator Warren Magnuson suggesting thc.:.t this approach of r e(l_uiring the 5%
equity will defeat the purpose of the program; that what he would like to do
is to get an authorization from the Committee t o sign a t el egram in support of
this position and to urr,e consider ation of this matter in the final preparation
of the bill.
A motion was made by Mr. Palmer, seconded and unanimously c1.dopted asking
Mr . Alexander t o senu. such telegrruns to appropriate Senc1.tors.
Mr . Clark asked if the
5%o.onation
Mr . Alexander s t at ed that it i s
nonprof it, sponsor i s not sup.- iosed to
and it i s asking too much of him to
Mr. Alexancler also sai<l that to gi ve
nonprofit proj e cts one can borrow up
is what y ou are competing with, in a
is a known step or a new development.
new; that the thinking i s tha t the
be getting any :profit back f rom t he project
put up 5%equity donation to the project.
tho other si de of it is, that in 221 d (3)
to a 102% of the proj ect coGt and this
sense.
Mr . Per s ells asked Mr . Alexander to explain the 102 ;'{, .
Mr. Alexander explained wha t the extra









2%
takes care of.





Mr. Alexander again asked f or and r e ceived unanimous cons ent to r equest
the City for a Clerk for a t l east 3 months .
Mr. Alexander then called for brief reports fr om the Panel Chairmen.
Legal Panel - Mr. Archer Smith made a ver y inter esting pre sentation of
his case st udy ancJ the s i gnificance of the Shaffer vs . City of Atlanta Housing
Code Case, which he announced was coming up f or hear ing the next day.
Cons truction and Design Panel - As no one was pr esent to r epresent thi s
panel, Mr . Alexander expl aine d a proj e ct which that panel was working on
i nvolving Bui lding Codes and a ,S_;rst em s tudy.
Finance and Nonprofit Funds Panel - Mr . Alexander expl ained that this
panel is working on creat ion of a Honprofit Housing Development Corporation.
He also mentioned the favorable comments made at the Urban America Seminar
by a local banker pert aining to l oans made through his bank to sponsors of
nonprofit projects .
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Business Participation Panel - Mr. Alexander commented briefly on his
recent conference in Washington with Secretary Weaver and FHA Administrator,
Brmmstein, pertaining to bringing 11 Big Business" into the low-income housing
field.
Public Information Panel - Mr. Cl.ark comment ed on the ill-fa ted Brownt01m
Road rezoning atte,apt and to a nonprof it sponsor proj ect which is being promoted
locally by the Interfaith Group of the Unitarian Universalis t Congregation.
Social Problems Panel - fuan Jacksor. explained that the avera:-~e annucl
income for Negroes in Atlanta is $3600 and that the number one question is the
adequacy of the number of bedrooms in r ental units.
Mr. Alexander' then called on :Mr. David T. Edwards , sponsor of a rez onine;
petition f or an 18 acre site on the West side of Atlanta, North of Bakers
Ferry Roacl, S. W. (IJ, 2h, 14th Dist. FF) to present his proposal ( one of thre e
in Item Son the agenda ). Yu-. Edwards made a good and convincing pres ent ation.
From questions a sked md comments made by some members of the Committee , the
Committee appeared receptive to Mr. Edwards' proposal. Formal action by the
Committee however was not called for by the Chairman to endorse this project
to the Zoning Committee, as had previously been rc quor.:ted by Mr . Edwards,
as well as similar reguests fr om sponsors of two other proj ects which the Committee
had previously endorsed to the Planning Board. This was for reas ons explained
earlier in the me oting. Subsequently however, the Chuirman of the Planning
Board was requested to pass on to the Zoning Committee , with the Planning
Boards ' recommendations, a lotter which had previous l y been written by the
Committee to the Planning Board endorsing those t wo proj ects.
The meeting was adjorncd n.t 12 noon .
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Malcolm D. Jon
Supervisor of Inspection Services
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