Box 3, Folder 3, Document 17

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300 DISPLACED FAMILIES
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THE ATLANTA CO NSTITUTION, Friday, June 13, 1969
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Che:3i Asked W Aid Housing
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The Atlanta Housi ng Resources Cormnittee voted Thursday to urge the Community
Chest of Metropolitan Atlanta
Inc. to provide funds for emergency temporary housing for
displaced per sons.
And the committee, headed by
architect Cecil Al exander and
including citizens appointed by
the mayor, decided to explore
the problem itself on a priority
basis.
The Community Chest's executive committee mee ts Friday
to act on reques ts of member
agencies.
HRC members noted that the
Salva ti9n Army provides emergency housing for men and
women, but not families.
The housing group expressed
specific concern for the some
300 families that are to be dis~
placed from housing owned by
the J; P. Stevens & Co. Inc.
pl ant, which has closed down.
Various groups such as the
Atl anta Real Estate Board, the
Atlanta Housing Author ity and
the Community Relations Commission have been aPiproached
by Economic Opportunity Atlanta in order to find assistance,
but so far in vain.
The plant is on Marietta
Str eet, near Ashby Stree t and
the famili es 3re to be d.i.splaced
late this summer.
The HRC also voted to invite
all the candidates for mayor to
a fu ture meeting to give views
on provic'.>!ing hcusing for the
low-income fam ilies . .
Col. Malcolm J ones, HRC
director, reported that 21,103
low and mcderate units have
been compl eted, have been put j total was 18,259 units.
under construction or have been I The program continues to run
planned since the mayor in 1966 ahead in all categories except
announced his goal of 16,800 public housing, which is · 5,011
units by 1971. The .January 1969, behind the goal.
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