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THE MINUTES OF A. SPECIAL MEETING
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GEORGIA
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.I THE 1 1TH DAY OF DEC ,
A special meeting of the Cormnissione rs of the Housing AuthoPi ty of
the City of Atlanta, Ge orgia, was held in the Conference Room of the
Authority s 824 Hurt Building, Atlanta, -Georgia, at 11:00 A. M. on
Dec ember 11, 1969.
The meeting was call ed to order b y the Chairman, and upon roll call,
tho£e ~resent a nd absent were as follows:
Pres en t
Absent
Mr. Edwin L. ·Sterne
Mr. Geo rge S . Craft
Mr. Jack F. Glenn
Mr. J.B . Blayton
Rev. W.H. Borders
The Chai rman d e clared a quorum .present.
The Chai rman reported that this spe cial meeting wa s convened pup suant
to a duly dated a nd si gne d Notice of Spec ial Mee ting which wa s served
each Corn.~ i ss i oner in due time , form, and manne r as r equired by l aw .
The Chairman read the original of the "Notice and Certificat1:: 11 set
fo rth b el ow, and the same was ordered spread on the riJ.inutes ~ as
follows:
NOTICE AND CERTIFICATE
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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING TO THE
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF
THE HOUSI NG AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA , GEORGIA
Notice is here by g iven tha t a special mee t ing of the Board of
Commissicners of THE HOUSING AUTHORI'rY OP THE CITY OF A'I'LANTA., GEORGIA,
will b e held at 82L~ Hurt Bu ilding .I' in the City of Atl anta , Ge org ia,
E.S.T., the re gu l ar mee ting pl a ce t here of , at 11:00 o 1 clock A. M.,
on t h e 11th d ~y of De cember , 1969j fo r the purposes of considering
and ad opting a RESOLUTION AUTHORIZ I NG THE ISSUANCE OF NEW HOUSING
AUTHORITY BONDS (S EVENTH ISSUE ) OF THE HOUSING AUTHOR ITY OF THS CITY
OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, I N THE PRI NCIPAL AMOUNT OF NINE MILLION9 SEVEN
HUNDR ED FIFTY-F IVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ( $9,755,000) TO AID IN FINANCING
LOW- RENT HOUSI NG AND PURPOSES INCIDENTAL THERETO; and for the purpos e
of transacting any other business which may properly come before
such me e ting.
Dated this 11th day of December, 1969.
Cha i r man
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I, LES'l1ER H. PERSELLS , Secretary of the Board . of Commissioners of the
Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia, HEREBY CERTIFY
that on the 8th day of Decemb er 9 1969, I served a true copy of the
fore g oing Notice of Special Meeting on ea ch and every Commissioner
of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Author ity of the Cit y of
Atlanta, Georgia, in the following manner: by lette r .
Witness my h and this 11th day
or
De cember, 1969.
Secretary
The following resolution wa.s introduc ed by Mr. Craft, read in full and
considered:
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�Commissioner Craft moved that the foregoing resolution be adopted
as introduced and read, whi ch motlon was seconded by Commissioner
Glenn, and upon roll call the "Ayes "_ and "Nays" were as follows:
AYES
Mr. George S. Craft
NAYS
None
Mr. Jack Fo Gl enn
Mr. Edwin L. Sterne
The Chairman thereupon declared said motion carried and said resolution adopted.
Ther e being no further business to come b efore the meeting, upon
motion duly made and seconded, the meeting was adjourned.
Chairman
.· Counsel
Secretary
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For Release:
3:00 P. M., Wednesday
December 11, 1968
URBAN RENEWAL PROGRESS - 1968
REMARKS BY HOWARD OPENSHAW
DIRECTOR OF REDEVELOPMENT
FOR
THE ATLANTA HOUSING AUTHORITY
BEFORE THE
CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
FOR URBAN RENEWAL
DECEMBER 11, 1968
�In reporting to this Committee one year ago this month, I predicted
that in 1968 construction totaling $26.2 mill~on would be started on urban renewal
land, including the start of construction of 1,468 dwelling units, a substantial
increase over the previous year.
I am happy to report that construction was
actually ~~arted on improvements totaling $39.9 million, including the start of
1,033 dwelling units of which 884 dwelling units have been completed.
This housing
construction represents over four times the number of dwelling unit~ started and
21 times the number of units completed the previous year.
This is the first time
in Atlanta's Urban Renewal Program history where housing construction exceeded the
number of dwelling units demolished.
I site this as a specific example of a con-
scious effort on the part of the Housing Author ity not only to demonstrate a
feasible relocation plan by siting the availability of housing for families being
relocated by governmental action at rents people can afford - but actually to provide sufficient housing for those families being displaced.
This has not been the
pattern of urba n renewal in the past in this City or any other, a fault well taken
by critics of t he Urban Renewal Program.
It seems to me that we are clearly moving
in the right direction.
From the period December 1, 1967 to December 1, 1968, the Atla nta
Housing Authori ty has acquired 285 par cel s of l and at a cost of $6. 3 millio n .
The
Authority reloc at ed 180 f amilies, 77 individuals, and 55 busine s s co ncerns f r om
urban renewa l ar e as, and provi ded hous ing assi st anc e ·t o an additional 328 f amilie s
and 98 individua ls reloc ate d as a re sult of other governmental action (i. e. Code
Enforcement, St ate Hi ghway, Board of Educ ation, and ai rport ex pans i on ) .
During the past 12 months the Authority demolished 284 structures compristng 484 dwelling units, and compl eted rehabil itation of 154 dwel ling units.
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�The Authority sold 31 parcels of l and for $3.S million and put und er
contract for sale an additional 21 parcels ha ving a value of $2.6 million.
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Construc t ion was begun on improvements totaling $39.9 million.
These
tmprovements i nclude the start of 1,033 dwelli ng units, the Ira Hardin office
building, an addition to :t he Marriott Motor Ho tel, and improvements at Georgia
State College and the Geo rgia Institute of Technology.
Improvements t otaling $11.2 million were completed in the pa st 1 2
months, including 884 dwelling unit s.
Several other activities during this period should be noted.
The
Housing Author ity rec ei ved Federa l authorization to pro vide 60 r eloc atable hous ing
units in the Bedford-Pine Area.
This was the first authoriz ed use of relocatable
housing uni t s on ur ban r e newal land in the country , and wa s in direct respons e to
a committment made by the City to r e sidents of the Bedford-Pine Community that only
those are as ready for redevelo pment would be cleared, and tha t ever y effort would
be made to permit the maxi mum number of f amilie s to r emai n i n the area - even while
permanent housing was be i ng constr ucted.
Site improvements for the se unit s is now
underway, and we hope t hat t he fir st rel ocat able hou s i ng units will be in pl ace and
r ea dy fo r oc cupancy bef or e the enci of t he year .
A second item of note wa s the develo pment competition by the Housing
Authority of the 96 acre s of Federa l surpl us l and , former l y U. S. Penetenti ary
pro perty, made ava i l abl e to t he City by Pre sident Jo hnson i n Dec ember, 1967, to
help meet cr i t ical urban needs.
The national competition co nsisted of t he design
of an entir e community , i ncludi ng hous i ng fo r fa mi lies of low and mod era t e income,
school s, parks and shopping f aci liti es - a communi ty designed t o encourage a
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�harmonious social and economic mix.
Five redeveloper's proposals were received
and submitted for review and evaluation by a jury of five nationally recognized
professionals experienced in housing development (the first time a professional
jury was employed to- judge improvements on urban renewal land in Atlanta).
On
Monday of this week, the Mayor announced that the Atlanta Housing Authority had
selected the National Homes .Corporation of Lafayette, Indiana to develop the
Federal surplus land.
The National Homes proposal contains 600 units of housing
for families of low and moderate income, shopping facilities , a town center, t wo
elementary school sites, a middle school site, and a six acre park.
The
redeveloper's improvements are estimated to cost $8.7 million.
A third significant activity during this period was the preparation
of a Neighborhood Development Program application outlining the City's urban
renewal activities to be undertaken in 1969.
The Neighborhood Development Program
authorized by the Housing Act of 1968 , is a program of urban renewal action now.
The program was developed:
(1) to permit planning and executio n activities to be
undertaken conc~rrently, i.e. to permit rehabilitation, clearance and redevelopment
to be ~ndertaken in specific areas , even while planning is still underway;
(2) to
more qui ckly respond t o the critical urban needs of the Cities by accelerating
provisions of public facilities and services; and (3) to facilit ate a more effective
programming and budgeting of urban renewal activities on an annual ca sh- needs basis ,
i. e . t he Federal government and the Ci t y providing funds annually for ur ban r enewal
activities to be c arried out i n specific areas of the City.
The City's Neighbor hood Devel opment Program appl ic ation, fil ed with the
Federal government on December 6, for the peri od J anuary 1 t hr ough December 31, 1969
i ncl udes execution acti vitie s i n three areas :
Bedfor d-Pi ne , Georgia Tech II , and
Model Citi es , and pl anning activities in Ea s t At l anta and Vine City.
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The appl ication
�requests a Federal grant in the amount of $24.J million.
The City's share is made
up of completed non-cash grants-in-aid in the amount of $10.8 million.
Looking ahead to 1969, the Atlanta Housing Authority will continue its
· urban renewal a~tivities in 8 existing projects and begin planning and execution
activities in the five areas included in the City's Neighborhood Development Program.
These urban renewal activities encompass 5,700 acres of the City - a sizable task
indeed.
In addition, the Authority estimates that construction will be started
on improvements totaling $59.7 million on urban renewal land in 1969.
These improve-
ments include 1,037 dwelling units, the Butler Street elementary school (which will
permit the Authority to close out Atlanta's first urban renewal project), the stadium
motel, elementary schools in Roc kdale and Thomasville, improvements at Georgia State
College and Georgia Tech, and the enclosed mall shopping center in West End.
As we stand on the thre shold of a new day, a new year, Atlanta shares
the same fate as eve r y major City in America.
poverty?
What fate bef alls our Cities?
How can the poor be lifted from
In our affluent society, it is unthinkable
that mill1ons of Americans r emain ill-housed; that affluent whites continue fle eing
to the suburb s, l eavi ng our urban cor e to the poor ~nd t he black; that spr eadi ng
slums and blight are l ead ing us not to dec ay but destruction, while in ma ny cities;
officials r emain i nsens itive t o the plight of the peqple .
The bell continues to t oll.
Time is runni ng out .
We will survive onl y
as we succeed i n r espondi ng t o t he desper ate needs of our peopl e, i n t erms of providing opportunities for hous i ng, education, and empl oyment; i n terms of i mproving
the quality of urban lif e; in terms of l ifting the hopes and aspi rations of the poor
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�and the depressed; in terms of involving people in their destiny.
As we face a new year, this is our choice, our opportunity, our
challenge.
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I HOUSING AUI'HORITY OPPOSED
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\ Economic Opportunity Atlanta
lovenruled objections of the AtJ lanta
Housing Au th o r i t y
Wednesday in asking for federal
· funds of the Atlanita Legal Ser. vices prog;nam.


M. B. Satterfield, AHA d,irector, wrote EOA to ask that fund· ing be delayed until an investiga1-t"ion could be made into activi1 ties of Legal Aid. which SaHer, field called a "disruptive J.nflu' ence on the public housing pro, gram and serves only to cause


friction in the community."
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The boaird of directors of
BOA, on the recommendation of
, member J esse Hill, approved
the $326,695 budget-$271,939 in
· feder al funds.
"It is 1napproprlate not to
move ahead," board Chakmalfl
Boisfeuillet Jones said. He · said
he would "honor ,the complaint
,to ,t he extent of loo~ing into Ms
meirits."
Robert Dobbs, another board
memher, also urged rtJhe request
for funds, despite ,t he AHA let.ter. "The housing authority
ought to look at itself. H has
some problems itself."
Jones said he had received an
anonymous call several months
ago about Michael P adnos,
director of Legai Aid. Jones said
the caller threa,tened Jones unless he got rid of Padnos.
"'Dhat's the la.st I heard of it,"
Jones said w1th a l,a ugh.
Satterfield's letter said that
ithe AHA was withholding "endorsement of tihis application at
l!Jhis time, pending cla•rification
of certain achions ,t aken by
Lega,I Aid whioh aftfec,t the AtJanita Housing AuthorJty and the
community."
Satterfield's letter sa.id Padnos !had made "serious general
allegations concerning Atlanta
Housing Authority poJ.icy and
conduct of iaotivities." But, the The EOA board also approved fedeml funds , 8"10 ..s.vmrn~r reoletter said, wheri called on for !ihe Head Stem; program, which •rea.tion, including ~620,000 iii'
specific faots behind the allega- includes a request for $516,649 in fede-r;il lunds.
tions, "Legal Aid has refused to
fu,mish such facts ... That refusaI can be documented."
Padnos' objections generally
were that the AHA operates
"arbitrairily." He said he refused to give names of those
complalining bec,ause of the lawyer-client r el,a tionship.
Jones explained tihat ,t he AHA
had been informed of the application for legal services, but
solely because they were an in•t er es.ted party, not a holder of a
veto.
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�BEDFORD PETE AR.SA
1. \'t'ho..t in your esti .,.,,D.tion, is the best or nost feasible 8.r,p1·oach to the p1·0:::,l0:·.1 of
hov.dng di spl aced. pe:csons?
Persons displac e d by governn,ental action must b e r e located within the general
·confines of t:qeir immed iate :neighborhood. Displac ement of families or persons
outside their. neighborhood disrupts family unity and creates untold social problems.
Programs which w ill allow gradual demolition and replacement of housing rather
than wholesale demolition of neighborhoods must be established.
2. !'!hat e.re your vi e1·1s conc e1·ning ter:,p oi·::t.1::' relocat::.ble housing? Pros and Cons
I favor temporary relocatabl e housin~. It will h e l p prevent disruption oI
neighborhoo ds and famili es . Such temporary housing must not be allowed
to d evelop into permanent uncl e s irable, below code housing.


. What position does City Eall te..1
e ,rith regard to relocat3.ble h ousing?


speci:ficall;r the ttpe to be used in the Bed.ford ?ine Project.
Then
City hall p roposed a n d encourage d the relocatab le housing demonstration m
B edford -Pine and M od el Citie s .
L~. 11':'pat rol e 11ill th e City p l ::-.;i \-r ith reg3.rd to this t e:::.porary- relocato.ble housbg?
S ee Numb e r 3 . Atlanta Hous i n g Authority is the Clty 1 s agent for a dmin~sterin g
th e urban r ene wal and h o u s i ng p ro g ram .
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~foat p l e.ns do es City Hs.11 have in nind. ~Tith r e3;8.:rd t ~ the Bedford. F ine are2.?
Ho1·1 do these pla no differ fro12 the actual pla...1·rn?
The actual p lans as sub m itted by the Atl ant a Ho using Authority are the p lans of
th e City since A;HA is the City's agent for ,housing r e d e v elo pm~nt.
6 : Wh.e..t long r a n2; e g o1ls n.nd :'._Jlans a :r e projected for the area?
�7.
~·!hat in your es'Gir::o.tion, ,-rould b e:.~efit t h e e.rea the nost?
1dl10.t are their i n12:2.ediate
needs?
The immediate needs in the ar e a are in the area of pro v iding decent housing.
Parks and s c,hools have b e en dev e loped and are in operation. Economic
Oppo~tl;lnity programs m ust of nec e ssity go hand-in-hand with the development
of physical faciliti es .
6.
\·/hat conmunication links does the City- ha ve 1-:ith the I:,ec.fc-rd Pine :r:e~ro leacle1·ship?
Bedford-Pin e Negro lead e r s hip comm.unicated with City Hall through the
Bedford-Pine Urban Re newal Comrn.ittee or Sub--Cor,-, rn ittee to the Citizens
• Advisor y C orn.mitte e for Urban Re newal.
9. Do you think that
by using these te,:1pore.17 relocat a ble housing units it \·i ill heJ.p
str engt hen the neir;hboz-hood con cept? Encou1·ag e people to st ay in the e.rea?
Explain.
Yes. People establish roots in an area and even though it might be substandard, it is home to them .
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10. Do
7ou a ntici:pe.t.e us i n:; t he t e~::, ora r y h ousing el s e,rhere in the future? If so
fo:r ,ihat use· 2.nd 11h e1· e ? ~·f uat vill be do-.:1e 1·rit'1 th e units dur i n g the ir..terin?
Yes in the M od e l Citi es p roj e ct. The red eve lop ment ne e d s i n this city are so
great that th e r e w ould al w ays be a us e for temporar y housi n g units and ther e
w ould be n o i n t e ri m p e ri o d w h en these u n its w ould be al l o we d to st a nd v aca n t.
11. What type of r e loca t ion ple_n s are there for retabi-:.g chu r ch es a..Yld locu l stores in
the neizhbor::ood '?
S e e Atlanta Housing Authority plans.
12. Are y ou ai.·r3.r e of' · a ny- neH pro po s '.=.la for t h e :a rea , such as e x;,::-.nii:f'J g the civic cent e r
or utiliz i ng t h e a r ea f or co:::r:::. e rcia l develo pn ent purpo ses ? ',lb.at are Cit y Ralls
views? How uould y ou lik e to see the area dev eloped?
Expov nd.
I am a w ar e of no specific propos a l for e x pandin g the Civfr Cent e r or utiliti z ing
th e ar e a f or c omme r ci a l d e ve l o pme nt . The area should be prim aril y red eve l o p e d
for h ousing. We sh o uld no t, how eve r, deny the 4tlanta area ad e quate ctv ic
facili t i e s a n d t h e total n ee d s of t he city must be we ighed w ith th e needs of t he
B e d f o rd-Pi n e community i n de t e r m i n ing r e u s e .
13,. ;foe.t
is t h e current
st atu s of the 3 edf o~·d Pin e pr oject ?
S ee A tl anta Housing Authority.
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�11~. Does the City- plan to initiate any nev typ e s of lou cost housing for the area?
If so explain.
See Atlanta Housing Authority.
15. ,"fh8.t othe r a t; encies, on
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a loc2. l governnent a l
level, a re envolved in t h e pla nning
or developr.1ent ztages of this project?
Atlanta Housing Authority and C i ty Planning Department.
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',Ihat sugg est ions uould you ha ve for copLng with the housing probleill- other than
using the t ew:!]on,. ry- r e locatable hou sing ? List alt e r ne..t ives.
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The Mayor's Housing Program sets forth specific goals and has provided for
machinery to push housing plans. A copy of this program is attached.


D a n S w eat
Dir e ctor of Governmental Lia i s on
City of Atlan ta
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Thank y-ou.
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BILL OF RIGHTS
FOR
PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS
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RIGHTS OF APPLICANTS FOR PUBLIC HOUSING
Secc lo The . local agency shall use application forms
which providE(:-ort\y / such information as is pertinent to
/ the size of the household unit, the income of that
\ household unit and the need of that unit for public
housing. Questions concerning the legal stan~Jn& of
the marital status of members of the family, the
legitimacy of the children in the family, the police
record of members of the family and other such information, including race or religion are specially prohibited from appearing on the application form
Any otlE r criteria. beside income and family size which
i s utilized in d?terming eligibility by the housing
a u t hority must be submitted to the Department of Housin g
a nd Ur ban Development for approvalo
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Secc 2c Once t he a pp l ication form has been completed,
the a pp licant must be given a number which i ndic ates
his chronol og i cal place on the waiting list f or t he size
apartment ne c e ssar y f or h i s family unles s on the f ace of
the a pplication t he f ami ly is by the publ i shed standards
ineligible becaus e of exce ss incqme or on the fac e of
· the application there is shm-n.1 no demons trab le need for
public hous ing (i.ec, that the family lives i.n decent
housing and pays a rent it c an afford )o For this initial
determination, all statements made on t he application ar~
deemed t o be trueo
Seco 3o For the purpose of determining initial eligibility or ineligibility, all statements ma de on the
application are presumed to be true o If the local
authority believes that some or all of the statements
are untrue, the authority may conduct an investigation
after the initial determination of eiigibiiity has been


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made and the person given his chronological place
on the waiting listo It is the sole responsibility
of the housing authority to collect all information
available in public records. The applicant may authorize the authority to collect relevant data not available in public records · from persons other than the
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applicant. No negative inference shall be drawn from
the failure of individuals other than the applicant
himself to cooperate with the housing authority
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(a)
If the ~ocal authority -determines tha~
despite the statement given on the application
form·the person or family are ineligible for
public housing because of excess income or no
need, the family must be notified in writing
within 30 days following the date of the
application of their ineligibility and the
detailed reasons for it. If the household
unit is held to be ineligible and wishes t o
_ challenge this determination, a hearing shall
be afforded. This hearing shall comply with
the provisions of Part IIIo ,. However, during
the time that such procedures are being
utilized and until a decision upon the hearing,
the person shall continue to be listed as
eligible and shall remain on t he waiting list
in the chronologicah order based on the original
number given t o the familyo
(b)
Any applicant not notified that he is ineligible
within 30 days after the date of the application is deemed to be el~gible and thereafter
the housing authority may not challenge his
eligibility unless there is a substantial
change in the income of the family or the
composition of the household unit as it relates
to income, or the housing authority can demonstrate there is no longer a need for public
housing (ioeo, the applicant has moved to
decent housing at a rent he can afford) or
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the authority can demonstrate fraud on the
part of the applicant in providing eligibility
informationo
Sec 4o Applicants · shall be processed in strict
chronological order and no priority shall be given
ex_<::e_p_t _ for:
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(a)
persons who are forced to relocate as a
result of a comprehensive urban renewal
program which includes _demolition of --the
premises in which the persons reside or in
the event that they are forced to relocate
as a result of the Public Housing Authority
having acquired the premises in which they
reside and said premises are to be demolished
so that public housing projects can be built
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(b)
persons who demonstrate~
of n ee d
(ioeo, elderly individuals, large families,
those who are destitute) .
Seco So The local agency must make available for
inspection at reasonable times and places the rent
sche dule in effect at all projects administere d by
that agency, a nd the number Qf apartments available
in e ach project broken clown by the size of apartmcnto
The local authority must also make available for
inspe ction the general schedule of max imum income
b~se d on f ami ly s ize wh i ch will permit pers ons to b e
eligib le f or admissio~ t o its proj ects o The a ut hority
mus t a lso make available for public inspection the
wait ing list of applicantso
Seco 60 When an applicant has been notified t hat he
is eligible and that an apartment is available, he
may challenge the housing a uthority ' s determination
of rent through hearing proceedings outlined in
Part IIIo No lease shall extend for a period of less
than 1 year durationo
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RIGHTS OF TENANTS IN PU~LIC HOUSING
Sec lo The lease shall be written in clear concise
language able to be understood by laymen of average intelligence . Where r e quired, the lease shall be written in the
applicants na tive language· if said applicant does not speak
Englisho
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Seco 2o The signed lease does not in any way derogate th~
rights of the tenant and the authority as declare d and
guaranteed by the United States Constitution, fede~al and
state statutes, decisional law and iegulations promulgated
by the Depar tmen t of Housing and Urban Deve lopment
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Sec. 3 o No lease, regulation or other ·w ritten or oral
agreement shall permit the termination of a tenancy on
gr ouhds other than the. following:
(a)
chronic non-payment of rent after efforts have
been made to develop a schedule of rent payments
throughout the rent period which the t enant
could meet;
(b)
commission of active waste (physical destruction)
of the leased premises by tenant;
(c)
tenant in over-income as determine
d by the Housing
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Authority except where eviction wo uld work extreme
hardship on the family unit ;
(d)
substantia l interference with other tenants i n
such a manner as ·t o mater ial ly diminish t he ir
enjo~nent of the premises; subs tant ial interference
must relate to actual conduct of the tenant and
not to such matters as are specifically prohibited
from appearing on the applications of prospective
tenants by Section 7 of Part I of this Bill of
Rights; issues arising from a proposed tenancy
shall be submitted to the Hearing Panel and no
eviction shall apply except to the individual
offender unless he is the head of the family unit
and no other responsible individual is a member
of the family unito
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failure of resident to proviclc the Hou sing
Authority with income statement within 60 days
from dat e of request.
Seco 4o No local housing authority sha ll i nterfere directly
or indir e ctly with the right of its tenants to free speech,
_to organiz e or to seek redress of grievances. No tenant
· shall be evicted or otherwise penalized for engaging in
such c1ctivity o
Secg So No local housing authority shall interfere with
the ri ght of its tenants to quiet enjoyment of t heol premises
they rented nor sha ll the authority infringe upon its
tenants' ri g ht t o privacy . The authority s hall not enter
the premises ren ted by a tenant without t he tenant's
express permission excep t for an annual inspection or in
an emcrge ncyo
Sec o 6
Rent is de fined as that sum of mone y exp ressly
provided for in the l ease b e t ween the tenant and t he housing authority as consideration for housing prov ided to the
· tenanto No lo cal housing authority sha ll levy any fines,
fees, or ot her financial sanctions upon tenantsg The cos t
of repairs shall be charged to a tenant only if the Hearing
Panel dete rmines it was caused by the t e nant's own malicious
or reckless act and such cos t of repairs sha ll be colle ctible
only by a separate civil actiono
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Seco lo Tenan ts shall be chargeable for repairs only when
managemr:int can affirmatively establish fault on the part of
the tc11:1nt. Tho tenant shall not be r e~~ pon sihlv for
ordin:1ty \v(·ar an cJ lc.1.r, or for neg l igern.:e (except gross
negligence)" Any determination of fault shall be subject
to review by the Hearing Panela
Seco 80 Where repairs are deemed necessary, a tenant or
tenant organization shall have the right to submit a
\<-.-rritten or oral complaint to the local housing authority a
I[ i..i1e cu!ltJJlaiui... ls oi:ctl, U1e r e sponsible official of the
authority shall reduce that complaint to writing on an
appropria te form" If the needed repairs are not of an
immediate natur e or do not create an emergency situation,
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the authority shall have 30 days in which to consider the
complaint and take appropriate actiono If no action is
· taken by the authority within that time, the complaint .
shall automatically be considered by the Hearing Panel.
If the repairs are needed immediately, the authority must
act within 48 hourso If the authority fails to act, the
.tenant may contract privately to have repairs made which
will eliminate the emergency conditions (ioeo, those
necessary to eliminate dangers to health and safety)o
.The tenant's action shall be reviewed by the Hearing Panelo
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Seco 9o If the Hearing Panel determines that the complaint
is valid, the tenant shall have the option of withholding
rent to the extent ·of rent-impairment determined by the
Panel, or to make repairs at his own expense and reduce the
rent pro tantoo The Hearing Panel shall have the additional
authority to invite loc_a l housing · inspection unit to inspect
subject premises in order to determine existence of housing
violation or violations and the housing authority shall
waive any immunity it may otherwise possess with respect to
the action of such inspection unit
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Seco lOo· Overall responsibility for rodent control and
maintenance of hallways, staircases and other common areas
of the Project shall rest in the Authority
It shall bear
·all expenses for materials and labor and shall replace
tenants' garbage rec eptacles in ~eed ~f sameo Where regular
garbage collection is insufficient to control infestation,
additio~al collections shall be made at the expens e of the
Authority.,
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Seco llo The graded rent s ystem, whereby a tenant is
charged a rental which accords with his income, shall be
applied uniformly.
Sec~ 120 Rent shall be redetermined no more often than
once a year, preferably once every 2 years, with the
exception of "hardship rento" Where, during the course of
a tenancy, a tenant undergoes a serious reduction in income
and thereby qualifies for the hardship rent, rent shall be
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then continue until the next annual or biannual redetermina- ,
-:tion, with the obligation upon the tenant to report any
restoration of original income . level during this periodo
Seco 130 In any redetermination of income, temporary
income shall not-be projected on an annual basis, unless
· tenant's prior work history clearly indicates a pattern of ·
maintaining temporary jobs on a continuous basis.
Seco 140 Only a substantial "increc1;se or decrease.!' in
family income shall bring redetermination procedures into
operation (and require reporting by tenant)o Such amount
shall be no less than $400, computed on an annual basis,
or other basis if work is temporaryo This same principle
is to be followed in the case of decreaseo
Seco ·1s. Decreases in rent shall be retroactive to the
beginning of the rent determinat~on periodo · Increases in
rent shall not be retroactive except in cases where the
Authority can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the
tenant willfully concealed information. Such . a determination shall be made by the Hearing Panelo
Seco 160 Any disputes regarding redetermination shall be
submitted to the Hearing Panel or otµer arbitra.tion bodyo
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III.
THE RIGHT TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEL\RING AND DUE PROCESS
Seco lo The local agency shall adopt and promulgate
· regulations establishing policies for occupancy or continued
occupancy which shall give full consideration to the right
of tGnants or. applicants rejected for tenancy in low-rent
housing projects _to due process of lawo Said regulations,
which shall be incorporated in all leases executed by
tenants at or before the commencement of occupancy and shall
be posted on all bulletin boards accessible to the tenants
or to the public within the project, shall provide... at least
the minimum protections hereinafter set forth.
Seco 2.
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Notices
(a)
Every notice of eviction or other sanction against
tenants or refusal to take action on the complaints
of tenants or ·of rejection of applications shall
be typewritt en, signed by an official of the agency
and mailed in a postage prepaid envelope addressed
to the tenant's apartment of residence in the
project, or, in the case of applicants, the address
furnishEd with the application by registered mail,
return receipt requested.
(b)
The notice shall advis~ the tenant, or applicant
of the time and place of a hearing on the grounds
for the action taken~ t3 be held on a date no
less than 10 -days al~er receipt by the tenant or
applicant of t he notice, and, if feasible, during
the evening hourso The notice shall further
advise the tenant or applicant in clear and precise
langunge of the specific grounds for the action
takeno Where the local agency has reason to
believe that the tenant or applicant if, Spanish
speaking, the no tice and all of its contents shall
be in Spanish a s well as Englisho
(c)
The notice shall further advise the tenant of:
his right to be represented by legal counsel
(including the address of the local legal services,
legal aid, or other office where such assistance
can be obtained) or any other person of his
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all the written evidence to be used by the local
agency against him (at the hearing) prior to and
during the hearing, or a~ any reasonable time
after the hearing; his right to other discovery
as hereinafter set forth; his right to crossexamine hostile witnesses and to bring his own
witnesses; his right to demand that the local
agency produce at the hearing any employee whose
testimony is alleged relevanto A copy of the
rules governing the conduct of hearings s.hall be
attached to the Noticeo
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Every such notice of hearing shall issue within 5
days of a final decision by the agency on the
application, eviction or complaint, which final
decision in the case of applications and complaints
shall be made ·within 10 days after presentation
by the applicant or tenant of the application or
complainto In the event the agency fails to compl y
with the provisions herein, the tenant or applicant
may request a hearing unilaterally in a letter t o
·the hearing panel stating the circumstances of t he
re quest and, unless the r equest is frivolous on
i ts fac e , t he pane l shall its e lf s chedule a hearing
t o be heldo
Seco 3 o Ans wer t o t he Not i ce
The tenant ·or app lic ant shall a cknowl edge i n writing , or in
person, receipt of the notice and h is willingness to
participate in a hearing on the scheduled date, within 5
days of receipt of the notice. If t he tenant or applicant
does not so acknowledge, and no reasonab le excuse is shown,
the hearing shall be canceled and t he matter terminatedo
'!he agency shall give consideration to reasonable requests
for postponements of hearing dateso
Sec o 4. Place __~£ Hea.ri~
Hearings under this paragraph shall be conducted, to the
extent feasible, in a well-lighted , confortable room in
the project containing ample space and chairs for the.
parties and for other interested personso
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Hearing Officers
a) Hearings shall be conducted before a panel
of three officers; one officer to be designated by the agency,
who shall not be an employee of the agency; one officer to
be designated by the tenants of the project, and one officer,
to represent the public, to be designated by agreement of
the other officersc
b) The representative of the tenants on~the
hearing panel shall be elected by majority vote of the
tenants a t a meet i ng ini tially called for tha t purpose within the project on at least ten days notice, published on all
bulletin boards, by officers of the tenants' associationo
c) All of fice r s · shall act in their respective
capac i ties f or one year te r ms to conclude on t he s ame date
eac h year c Af t er t he init ial des ign a tion of t he t enants '
representative, subsequent elections shall be held on a dat e
exact l y one year afte r the original election unless ot herwise
agreed t o b y majorit y vote of
tenants
In t he event of
resignation or d isab ility to serve, t he succes sor representative s
shall be de s ignated withi n fiv e da ys of t he effectiv e date of
sa i d res i gnat i on or disability , t o serve as officer s f or t he
balance of the respective one year t ermso An i nterim tenant s'
r epresentative s hall be elec t ed in t h~ manner pres cribed in

subpara gr aph (b)c
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d) All officers shall be c ompens a t e d out of t he
agenc y 's funds at the rate of t wenty-five do llars for each
day of he ar ing ser v i ce, ot substantial port ion thereof
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e) The hearing off i cers s hall mutually designate
and retain at the commencement of t he initial term of service
and as often thereafter as necessary , the services of an
attorney whose dut ies shall include attendance at all hearings
for the purpose of furnishing l egal advice and guidance to the
presiding officer and otrer officers of the panel, and the
prep~ration of the panel vs decision in each case, and who
shall be compensated for his services out of agency funds at
the rate of fifteen dollars for each hour of legal service
renderedo
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f) The me mbers of the ·panel shall serve in
rotation as presiding officer at each complete hearingo _
the other officers may participate in the examination of
witnesses or in discussions with the parties or counsel but
only the presiding officer, with the assistance of counsel
to the panel, ma y make rulings during the course of the
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·hear s ev e ral cases, separately, at one hearing session and
will so advise the agency officials responsible for issuance
of notic e s of he aring.
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a) The panel sha ll have jurisdiction to decide
issues r e l a ting to rejections of applications for admission
t o the projects, evictions, or other sanctions sought to be
imposed by the agency on tenants, rent determinations, and
complaints by tenants against management personnel but not
against other t enants (unle ss such complaints against other
te nants are consid ered as pa rt of an eviction action under
Sect i on I (d) of Part II of this Bill of Rights)o
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b) The panel shall determine whe the r the action
t aken b y manageme nt confl i cts with the Housing Act , and the
re gulat i ons of the Public Housin~ Administration and the l oc a l
agency o I f the pane l de te rmines that a conflict e xi s t s , i t
shall dis mi ss t he notic e of eviction , orde r t he app lication
r einstate d or order any ot her ne c e ssary and appr opr i a t e relie f.
·rn the ev ent that t he matter of i s s ue does no t con f lic t wit h
a specific provision of the s t a t ute or t he r egul~tions , the
pane l shall decide the cas e, in an e quitable manner , with
the obj e c t of e ffectuating the humane i nte n t and purp oses of
the Housing Ac to
Sec., 7
Conduct of Hearin g
a) Rights of Part ies., In any hear ing he ld purs uant
to this Section, any party s hall have t he right t o appe ar,to
be represented by couns el or other per son of his choos ing; to
call, e xamine, and cross - examine witness es; to introduce into
the re c ord documentary or other evidence; and to ·present an
opening sta t ement and closing argument.,
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(1)
Cross-Examination; Exclusion of
Certain Evidenceo In any hearing the
- tenant or applicant shall have the right to confront and
cross-examine all witnesses who testify or furnish or have
furnished evidence adverse to the applicant or tenant;
including persons who have· furnished information contained
·in case records, investigation reports, affidavits, statements,
and other documents the Housing Authority wishes to introduce
into evidence at the hearingo If the Housing Authority fails
·to produce any such person for cross-examination by the
applicant or tenant, no evidence, oral, written, err otherwise,
attributable to such person may be admitted in evidence except
at the reques t of the applicant or tenant, provided however that nothing herein· shall preclude the admission of evidence
otherwise admissible under judicially recognized exceptions
to the hearsay ruleo
(2) Discove~ At least seven (7) days prior
to the date set for the hearing the applicant or tenant shall
receive upon request: a list of all witnesses who are to testify
on behalf of the Housing Authority~ copies of all statements
of such witnesses in possession of the Housing Authority which
have been reduced to writing and signed or otherwise approved
or adopted by the witness; copies of all written or other
evidence which the Housing Authority intends to read from or .
introduc e into evidence at the hearing; copies of all statutes,
rules, regulations, and policies•to which the Housing Authority intends to rely, at the hea~ing and otherwis e in support of its
actionso Any witness not disclosed, or document not furnished
in accordance with this sub-section may not testify, or be
introduced in evidence , at the hear ing.
b) Rules of Evidenceo Every party shall have the
rigjlt to pres ent his case or defense by oral or documentary
evidence, to submit rebuttal evidence, and to conduct such
cross -examination as may be required for a ful l and true
disclosure of the factso Subject to the provisions of subsection ( a ) of t his Section , any oral n r rl0 ~~me nt Ary ~virlen~~
shall be rec e ived e xcept that which is clearly irrelevant,
immaterial, or unduly repetitious
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c) Burden of Proofo In any hearing involving
an eviction, denial of application, or rent determination
the burden of proof shall be on the Housing Authority to
support its position by a fair preponderance of the evidence.
In a. hearing involving any other issue the same burden of proof
shall be on the party requesting the hearing. The party having
the burden of proof shall present its case firsto
d) TrRnscripto In any hearing held pursuant to
this Section a verbatim record of the proceedings shall be
kept, either by a stenographer or by an ele~troni€ deviceo Wh.en this record shall have been transcribed, copies shall
be furnished to th~ partieso A copy of the transcript shall
be furnished to the 4plicant or tenant free of charge upon
request 0
e) Briefso At the conelusion of any hearing, both
parties shall be advised of their right to submit briefs in
support of their respective positions. The applicant or
tenant shall be granted a minimum of two (2) weeks after
receipt of the transcript of the hearing in which to file his
briefo The Housing Authority shall be granted a minimum of
orie (1) week after receipt of the brief of the applicant or
tenant in which to file a reply briefo A brief is "filed"
within the meaning of this sub-section when a copy has been
filed with the hearing panel and a copy has been served on the
adverse party or his counsel .
f) Decisiono No final decis i on shall be rendered
by the hearing board until each member of the board has had
an opportunity to review the transcript of the hearing and to
read the briefs of the partieso The board shall only consider
evidence contained in the record of the hearing, to wit,
the transcript, exhibits admitted into evidence, and the
briefs of the partieso Decisions shall be by a majority of
the hearing panel and shall be binding upon the parties 51
subject to the right of judicial review provided in Section 8
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(2) The decision shall be in writing and shall
set forth in detail the findings of fact and conclusions of law
upon which the decision is basedo The hearing panel is required
in its decision to consider and dispose of all issues and
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contentions raised by the partieso Each finding of
fact and conclusion of law in the decision must be
supported by and in accar rlance with a preponderance of the
reliable and relevant evidence in the hearing recordo
(3) A decision shall be rendered within two
(2) weeks after receipt by the panel of the case record
and briefs of the partieso Copies of the decision shall
be served upon all parties and their respective counselo
Sec. Bo
Judicial Review
a) The housing authority and the tenant or
applicant, if aggrieved by the decision of the hearing panel,
shall have the right to seek such judicial review as is provide.cl by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the rearing
was held
The decisioµ of the r~viewing court shall be
binding on the panel and the parties unless reversed on appealo
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b) The filing of the complaint or petition for
re~iew shall not stay enforcement of the decision of the
hearing panel, but the hearing panel may order such a s tay
in the interests of justice, except that the filing of such
a complaint or petition shall operate to stay an eviction
pending the e xhaustion of judicial remedies by the tenanto
c) Within ten (10) days. af~ 1.· service of the
complaint or petition, or within such further time as the
court may allow, the hearing panel shall transmit to the
reviewing court a copy of the entire record of the proceeding
under review.
d) Nothing in this section shall be deemed in any
way to foreclose or diminish the right to other means of
judicial review, redress, relief , or trial de novo provided
by lawo
Seco 9o
Hearing Optiorn.l
a) Notwithstanding any othe r prov1.s1on contained
in this Bill of Rights, the hearing procedure provided herein
shall be deemed to be optional with the tenant or applicant
The tenant or applicant shall have the right to refuse a hearing
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before the hearing panel and to seek in the first instance
such relief as is available from the courts of the jurisdiction in which the housing authority is locatedo
b) The hearing procedure provided herein shall
be deemed to be mandatory ·on the housing authorityo The
authority must utilize the hearing procedure in the first
instance and may only seek judicial review of decisions of
the hearing panelo
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July 5, 1967
�CITY OF A.TLANT.A
July 25, 1969
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES , Executive Sec ret~ry
DAN E. SWEAT, JR ., Director of Governmental Liaisor,
The Honorable George Ronmey
Secret.:.1.ry of the United States Department
of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, D. C .
.Dear Mr. Secretary:
In November, 1966, we began in Atlanta a concentrated effort to
stimulate the developn1ent of 16, 800 units of low and 1noderate income
housing to provide safe and sanitary shelter for thousands of less
fortunat P citizens.
This effort, called 11 The Mayor's Housing R e sources Program" was
supported by th e U. S. Department of Housin g and Urban Development,
private banks ., developers, churches , civic groups and individual
citizens at all levels.
This pro g ram has produced results. As of this date, 21,013 of the
fiv e year goal of 16, 800 units have b een completed, are und er
construction, or in plannin g . The most rec e nt status r e port is
attached for your i nfor mation,
Within the ne x t few weeks , th e single most significant development
generated by our pro grams will b e pla ce d under construction. It is
the East Lake Meadows tur nkey proj ect, w hich is the lar ges t turnkey
public housin g deve lopment in Amer ica w ith compr ehensive community
facilities.
Because of the significance of this undertaking and b ecause it embod i es
s o many of the aspects of community housing action which you so
magnificently support, all of us in Atlanta - City Hall, the builders,
our housing officials, and citizens in general - fee l that we want to share
the beginning of this project with you.
�Secretary Romney
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July 25, 1969
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I have been asked to is sue you an official invitation from all of us to
inaugurate construction of this most important housing development for
poor people. If your schedule will permit you to come to Atlanta in the
next few weeks after August 21, we shall schedule the ceremonies for
your convenience. It would also give us the opportunity to show you some
of the operational components of Atlanta's Model Cities program.
Highlights in the development of the East Lake Meadows Project will
give you some idea of its importance not only in relation to the solution
of urban problems of Atlanta but perhaps in other cities.
The land on which this project is located was once a golf course owned
by prominent conservative businessmen in Atlanta. They sold it to the
March Company, a private development company, and supported difficult
rezoning in an area which had hitherto had no public housing. City
officials, local Housing Authority, and the Regional Housing Authority,
together with local business people, civic groups, communications media,
were all i11volved. The project includes 800 living units, 150 for elderly,
shopping center, community and health facilities, city park, recreation areas
and the dedication cf sch eel sites. Ar,. e xampl e of co rrun. 1..1.nity support
involves the four leading banks in Atlanta who formed a consortium to
finance the interim construction costs in an effort to assist in the solution
of Atlanta's housing problems for its low-income citizens. This development represents the highest type of cooperation among city, business,
government interagency planning and implementation - a model community
effort.
Your presence here on this occasion, therefore, would serve to give
strength to the solution of the many difficult problems we still face in
Atlanta and to spotlight one of the landmark public housing developments
in America.
Those of us who are faced with the community level problems of leadership
are thankful that you are in the crucial position at HUD.
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr .
Mayor
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Mr. Edward B axter
�C ITY. OF .ATLA1
July 25, 1969
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CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant
MRS. ANN M. MOSES , Executive Secretary
llAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison
The Honorable George Romney
Secretary of the Unit e d States Depa1 tment
of Housing and Urban Development
Washington , D. C .
.Dear Mr. Secretary:
In November, 1966, we began in Atlanta a concentrated e ffort to
stimulate th e developme n t of 16, 800 units of low an d mod e rate income
housing to prov ide safe and sanitary she lter for thousands of less
fortunate citiz e ns,
This e ffort, c a lled 11 The Mayor I s Housin g R e s ources Pro g ram" w as
support e d by th e U. S. D e partme nt of Housin g a nd Urban De v e lopme nt,
private b a n ks , de v e loper s , churche s , civic g roups an d ind i v idual
citizens at all l e v e ls.
This pro g r a m h a s produc e d results. A s of this date, 21, 013 of the
five year go a l of 16, 800 units h a ve b ee n compl e t e d, are und e r
construction, or in pl a nnin g . The mo s t r e c e nt status r e port is
attached · for your informa tion.
Within the n ext fe w wee ks, th e singl e most s i gnifican t d e v e lopment
gene rat e d by o ur pro g rams will b e placed un d e r construction , It i s
the E as t L a k e Me a d ows tur n k e y proj e ct, w hi c h is the lar ges t turnke y
publi c housing deve l o pme nt in Ame rica w ith compr e he n siv e comm un ity
fa c iliti e s .
B e caus e of t he s i g nifi cance of this u nde rt aking an d b ec a use it emb o d i es
so many of the as p ects of communit y h o u s i ng acti on whi c h y ou so
magnificentl y s u p p ort , a ll of u s i n A tl anta - C ity Hall , the b uil ders,
o ur housing offic i a l s, and cit i zens i n general - fee l that we want to share
the beginning o f thi s pr oj ect w ith you.
�Secretary Romney
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Jui y 2 5, 196 9
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I have been asked to issue you an official invitation from all of us to
inaugurate construction of this most important housing development for
poor people. If your schedule will permit you to come to Atlanta in the
next few weeks after August 21, we shall schedule the ceremonies for
your convenience. It would also give us the opportunity to show you some
of the operational components of Atlanta 1 s Model Cities program.
Highlights in the development of the East Lake Meadows Project will
give you some idea of its importance not only in relation to the solution
of urban problems of Atlanta but perhaps in other cities.
The land on which this project is located was once a golf course owned
by prominent conservative businessmen in Atlanta. They sold it to the
March Company, a private development company, and supported difficult
rezoning in an area which had hitherto had no public housing. City
officials, local Housing Authority, and the Re g ional Housing Authority,
together with local business people, civic groups, communications media,
were a ll inv olv e d. The proj e ct includ es 800 livin g units, 150 for e lderly,
· shopping center , community and health f acilitie s, city park, recreation areas
~nd the dedication of school site s. ...~n example of coro_l'!lu...11it·y support
involves the four leading banks in Atlanta who form.ed a consortium to
financ e the interim construction costs in a n effort to assis t in the solution
of Atlanta 1 s housing probl e ms for it s low-income citi ze ns. This d e velopment repre sents the highest type of cooperation among city, business,
government interagency planning and implementation - a model community
effort.
Your pr esence h e r e on this occasion, the r e fore, w ould serv~ to g ive
str e ngth to the solution of th e m a ny difficult probl ems we still face in
Atlanta a nd to s potlight one of the landmark public housing dev e lopme n t s
in Ame rica.
Thos e of us w ho are fac e d with the community l evel probl e ms of l eaders hip
are thankful that you are in the crucia l po sition at HUD.
Sincerely yo urs,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr:fy
cc:
Mr. Edward Baxter
�C ITY O F ..ATL AN'1.~
July 25, 1969
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CITY HALL
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
The Honorable George Romney
Secretary of the United States Department
of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, D. C .
.Dear Mr. Secretary:
In November, 1966, we began in Atlanta a conce:r,.trated effort to
stimulate the development of 16, 800 units of low and m .oderate income
housing to provide safe and sanitary shelter for thousands of less
fortunate citizens.
This effort, called "The Mayor's Housing R e sources Program" was
supported by the U. S. Department of Housin g and Urban Development,
priv ate banks, develop e rs, churches, civic groups and individual
citizens at all levels.
This program has produced results. As of this date, 21,013 of the
five year goal of 16, 800 units have been completed, are under
construction, or in plannin g . The most recent status r e port is
attached for your information.
Within the ne x t few w eeks, the single most si gnificant d e velopment
generated by our programs will be placed under construction. It is
the East Lak e Mea d ow s turnkey proj ec t, w hich i s the largest turnkey
public housin g development in America w ith comprehensive community
faciliti e s.
Becaus e of the si gnificance of this un de rtak ing and b e cau s e it e mbodies
so many of th e asp e cts of community housing a c tion w hich you so
magnificently support , all of us in Atl anta - City Hall, the bui ld er s,
our hous i ng o f fi c ials, and citi ze n s in g e neral - fee l that w e w ant to s h a r e
the b e ginnin g of this ·p r oj e ct with you.
�Secretary Romney
Page Two
July 25, 1969
_.,
I have been asked to issue you an official invitation from all of us to
inaugurate construction of this most in~portant housing development for
poor people. If your schedule ,,_,ill permit you to come to Atlanta in the
next few weeks after August 21, we shall schedule the ceremonies for
your convenience. It would also give us the opportunity to show you some
of the operational components of Atlanta 1 s Model Cities program.
Highlights in the development of the East Lake Meadows Project will
give you some idea of its importance not only in relation to the solution
of urban problems of Atlanta but perhaps in other cities.
The land on which this project is located was once a golf cours e owned
by prominent conservative businessmen in Atlanta. They sold it to the
March Company, a private development company , and supported difficult
rezoning in an area which had hitherto had no public housing. City
official s , local Housing Authority, and the Regional Housing Authority,
together with local business people, civic groups, communic a tions media,
we_r e all inv olved. The proj e ct includ es 800 living units, 150 for elderly,
shopping center, community and health facilities, city park, recreation areas
and the dedication of school sit es . An example of com.rnu.t1.ity s1_1pport
involves the four leading banks in Atlanta who formed a consortium to
finance the inte ri1n construction costs in an effort to assist in the solution
of Atlanta 1 s housing problems for its low-income citi ze ns. This dev e lopment represents the highes t type of coope r ation among city, busine ss,
government interagency planning and implementation - a model community
effort.
Your pr esence h e r e on this occasion, therefor e , w ould se rv e to g iv e
strength to the solution of the many diffi c ult problems we still face in
Atlanta and to spotlight one of the l andmark public housing developments
in America.
Thos e of us who are faced with the community l evel problems of l eadership
are thankful that you are in the crucial position at HUD.
Sincerely yours~
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
IAJr :fy
cc:
M r . E d wa rd B axt e r
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Mny 15, 1969
j Tot~ i Dwelling Uni ts Penni tted in Atlanta:
1 96 3 - 9,12 9
1966 - 2,-382
Dwelling Units Demolished Under Housing Cod9 :
SUI1IMARY
1 96 ~ - 3 ,8 29
1967 - 4,630
Nov. & Dec. 1966
144
1968 - 5,333
1 96 5 - 2,656
During
1967
1,272
STATUS OF ACCELEREATED LOW-INCOME HOUSING PROGRAM
During 1968
1,053
(Commenced Nov. 15, 1966)
1969 to Date
33 4
TOTAL
2,803
5 yr. Program, 1967-71
I Goa ls :
(30%)
(0%)
% esta blished for first 2 yrs.
(57%)
(13%)
100%
(0)
(2,184)
(5,040)
( S3 me % used for 5 yr. period) 16,800



(9,576)




St o.tus
5-15-68
(510)
5-15-69
(2809)
5-15-68
(1439)
·s -is-69
(158)
5-15-68
(910)
(1858)
(1188)
(3710)
(3010)
(241)


(13 13)
(2914)
(5278)
(3651)
(688)
(140)
(624)
(446)
(3906)
(8218)
(5349)
(7207)
(4589)
(1023)
(446)
14,571




(3550)






(1015)
(45 65)
( 4 187)
-2,229
(-5011)
(-5389)
(+6034)
(f3165)
( +2167)
(-451)
(tl023)
(+446)
5-15-68
5-15-69
2,031
(790)
5-15-68
(82)
Under Construction
7,256
5,108
(1 44 7)
In Pln nni ng
7,90~
7 , 151
19,998
1,015
14,290
281
21,013
In crease or Deficit
+4,213
Bein g Considered(all cat.) 3,535
Total In Sight
Plus Leasing Program
Elderli & N. H.
Pvt. Devel. (Conv.)
5-15-69
(1082)
5-15-69
4,839
Comp leted (New Constr.)
FHA
P.H. & TK


No. Units





(281)
4,481
Did Not Mate rialize (See Note A attached)


Figure s in this co lumn are basic and repr ese nt the en~1re progr a m; ( ) in columns to the right , indicate breakdown by programs of


figu res included in ba sic column. **Will require additi on al reservation of 1,936 units not yet requested by the City. ***I n addition ;
1,015 units hav e been leased ior P.H. Al so 22,832 units have been reported by the Housing Code Division as repaired (rehabilitated ).
How ev e r, th ose figures include un its found in complian ce on ori g ~nal inspection.
It is estimated that 75% of this figure, o r
17,124 substa ndard units have been brought int o compliance through actual rehabilitation. 435 units have been rehabilitated by the
H.A . in th e West End U.R. area ; 13 in Bedf ord-Pine; and 7 in Model Cities. These rehabilitated units do not increase the number
of h o using unit s available, but do increase t he supply of st a n da1~d units.
Note:
Includes only unit s finan ced under Fef eral assisted low and medium income housing programs; and units const ructed under
co nvent ional finan cing as follows:
Respectfully submitted,
Multi -fam ily units costing not more than $10,000, exclus i ve of land
" $12,000 ,
n
"
"
Duplex units
"
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2.
Summa ry of Pub lic Housing in Atlanta
N,?t es
/
Malcolm D. Jon·e s
Housing Coordinator-
�HOUSING RESOURCES COMM ITTEE
May 15, 1969
SUMMARY OF PUBLIC HOUSING IN ATLANTA
8 ,874




Existing Units in operation when accelerated program started, Nov. 15, 1966 - filled.
Units completed since program started, Nov. 15~ 19S6, and under Conventional Development,
as follows:


(650)


Units off McDaniel St., in Rawson-Washington U.R. Project; (310) of these units completed
-7-25-68; remainder completed 11-10-68
(140)
Units in Perry Homes Extension - South of Procter Creek.
(78) 3 Bedroom
(46) 4 Bedroom
Bids opened March 7, 1967. Permit issued May 1967. Construction
(16) 5 Bedroom
behind Schedule. 85% completed 11-10-68. Completed 3-27-69.
(350)
Units Under Construction in Thomasville U. R. Project
(40) 1 Bedroom (16 Elderly) Bids opened May 15, 1968. Contract signed 7-1-68.
(120) 2 Bedroom
Ground broken 1-17-68. Will try to have part delivered
· {80) 3 Bedroom
before final scheduled completion date Jan. 1970.
(80) 4 Bed room
(30) 5 Bedroom
(2,381)
(730)
(1,715)
(1,374)
300
7,640
(1,015)
l6 ,514

1,140



6 ,2 00




7,640

Units reserved to Atlanta by HUD for new construction:
(Allocations made by HUD - Under Construction, Hollywood Road, 202; Bankhead Hwy., 500;
Gilbert Road, 220; Prison Cr.- Leila Land, 175; In Planning, East Lake Golf Course No. 2,
800; Jonesbb r o Road, 160; We llswood Apt s., 324.
(730 units of this reservation are approved for use in the leasing program.)
(1,715 units of this reservation are already utilized in tentative commitments as follows:
Bedford-Pine U. R. area, 451; Boulder Park, 300; Browntown Rd., 450; Pittman-Hilliard,
100 (Elderly); Techwood-North Ave., 250; Gilbert Rd., 50; Jonesboro Rd., 114 .
(1,374 units not repo rte d a s committed .)
Units allocated for Leasing Prog r am (Lea sed units can only be utilized for P.H. occupanc y
as they become vac a nt.
To ta l units under lease 1,015.)
Total uni t s Completed, Under Development, In Planning, Uncommitted & authorized for Leasing Progra ·
Units un der le a se (9 locations); most of these are occupied or avail able for occ upancy
as Public Hous i ngo



On Sep tember 16, 1968, Bd. of Aldo approved Resolution authorizing H.A. to request re serv ation




from HAA of 2,000 additional units of ·Public Housing. Approved by HAA March 17, 1969
(Included in this figure).
Total Public Housing Potential


Figures in ( ) in this column are included in figure above not in ( ).


Encl . No. 1
�m..i y
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J.::10::,
HOUSING RESOURCES C011MITTEE
NOTES
21,032 uni~s proposed did not materialize, of which 13,764 were included in the previous report of Jan. 15, 1969, and 7,268
ad ditional units are listed in this report, as Lost.
(The majority of these losses was due to disapprovals of sites, a large
p ortion of which were denials of zoning petitions.)
In vie w of difficulties encountered in zoning and getting other approvals on sites proposed for large multi-fa mi ly developments,
it is apparent that the Low-income Housing Program will have to lean heavily on Developers and Builders providing a substa nt ial
porti on of the requirement on small scattered sites by both Conventional and Federal assisted financing.
Also Public Housing
in s mall projects, to include small developments on scattered si.tes is strongly · advocated, for future development.
Proposed locations for low-income housing are coordinated through the Plan. Dept. for adequacy of Community Facilities, existing
or proposed. Proposals are also reviewed . periodically with the School Department for adequacy of school facilities.
,.
T h e Travelers Insurance Company financed 75 new single family low-cost houses in the Thomasville Urban Renewal project area
u n der the Fl~ 221 d(2) insured mortgage program. Equitable made $1,000,000 available to Atlanta Mor t gage Brokerage Co. for
f inancing low-cost home s at favorable rates.
Interest is still increasing in development of home o wn ership housing.
No proposal had yet been made for construction of units (even efficiency or 1 bedroom) to rent or seil for as low as $50 per
mo nth, although the London Towne Houses, a 221 d(3) co-op development now under construction, is approaching this, with its one
b e d room uni t selling at $69 per month. The City's greatest nee d is in the $30-$50 per month rental-purchase range, which
a p p ears to have little chance of accomplishment, without substartial governmental subsidy.
P ef3b d istribut ors and conventional builders have interesting potential houses to offer but, because of fear o f local Codes
diff icul t ies, ar e currently erecting very few sin gle-f am ily houses in Atlanta to sell in the $10,000-$15,000 range for which
t h e re is a strong demand and market. Perhaps the greatest difficulty is availability of suitably priced land within the City
Li mi t s. Econ omics for this price-range sales hous in g requires l.and which will cost the developer not more than $1,500 per
unit. A 5 , 0 0 0 sqo f t. · lot is considered ample for this t ype h6use which should reduce land costs by 33 1 /3%; most houses in
t h is pr ice range are currently being erected in Atlanta on R-5 lots having a minimum size of 7,500 sq. ft.
I mperial Homes of Griff in, Ga., manufacturers of pre-cut sectiona lized frame houses, has developed a 24'x36', 3 bedroom & bath
ho use design e d to sell , t o the occupa nt for $8,000 to go on his land; and is developing a 4 bedroom & bath house to sell
s im il a rly f or about $ 9,000. National Homes of Lafayatte, Ind. is erecting 200 units of pre-built, 4 bedroom, bath and½
un i t s in Ch icago a nd i s do ing the site planning and landscaping. This firm was recently successful bidder, through design
c ompetiti on, for construction of 600 medium and low-income housing units on the Honor Farm #1 site.
Th e n o npr o f it Greater Atla nta Housing Development Corporation is now in business. The CACUR's nonprofit corporation to
r ehabilit a t e e xist ing unit s under 221 (h) ha s completed its first group of 5 houses in Lindwood Park. Vanguard Housing Corp.
ha s obt a ined FHA comm it ment for rehabilitation of 6 units under 221 (h) •· Morris Brown College is another such sponsor.
No rth West Community Forum has also filed applications for 4 projects under 221 (h)
In format i on is welcomed as to corrections, additions or deletions of material contained in this report.
Ext . 430 or 43 10)


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(Call 522-4463,
�V
June 16, 1969
Mr . Ed.win L . Sterne
Tru t Company of Georgia Building
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
De r Edwin:
Under and by virtue of the Georgia Housing .Authority
Law, and with the consent of the Gov rnor, I am hereby
r ppointi!lg you
a member of the Atl nta Hou ing
Authority for full term of ten (10) y rs. aid term
expiring JW1e 10, 1979 .
A copy of tbi appointm nt, tog ther with th consent
of the Governor, i being fil d with th City Cl rk of th
Board of Aldermen o1 the City of A
nta, s required by
la .
sfl.
ely your ,
BY .AND WITH MY CONSENT:
�Jwie lo, 1969
r
Mr . Ed ·n L . St rne
Trust Comp 1>.y of Geor • Building
.A nt g G org' 30303
De r Ed ··n :
Under and by virtu of the Georgia Hou ina Authority
Law. and 1th th · con nt of the Governor. 1 m her by
r ppoin.Un you
a memb r of the .Atl n Housing
Authority for a full term oft (10), ye r • aaid term
expirin JUJll 10, 1979.
co y of thi• appointm nt, to th.er with tb con nt
of
Qo i-nor, i•
in lil d
th th Clty Cl rk of
B rd of ldermcn of th City of t1 n • as r quir d by
la •
CONSENT:
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R E N E W A L.
M O NTHLY
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P R O G R A M
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June 1, 1969
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b3· Acquired
PROJECT
5457
Acquired to
Date
4795
Total to be
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Structures
Yet· to be !).-:;:;R_e -l--:o:-:;-c_a_
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l Family & Ind., Bus.
Family & Ind. 3us. f'arril ly & L11ct,
662
6647
6h8
5740
539
907
0
1261
103
1261
103
0
4843
109
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Demolished
To Date
Yet to be Demolished
4238
605
594
0
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12~0
79
1
0
98LJ.
981
~
, Tho:ri.asville
R--22
941
879
62
421
18
421
18
0
0
435
435
0
463
456
7
316
19
310
19
6
·o
305
302
3
29
29
0
20
48
20
4s
o
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52
52
58
261
57
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1
357
352
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R-59
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R- 85
335
334
1
261
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R-90
593
511
82
471
97
453
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476
351
125
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0
0
0
5
37
0
0
5
37
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398
3
395
I
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Acres To
be Sol d
(
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R- 9
8107
R- 10
12308
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June 1~ 1969
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Acres Sol d Under·, .'°·Not Under"
Contrcict Cont r act
t o Date
. 371 oO
557,, 7
I
I TEM- IMPROVEMENTS
Budget
Complete d
Amount
REHABILI TATION
To:t,al to be
Complete -! Yet t o be
Rehabilitated ,
Rehab.
t o da.te
n TSPOST'l'HThT
Project
-- ----·,- ·- ·
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80o0
5470
2488
2982
2,g82. 207
1.,990.,862
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2 o0
186
182
J,
0
98 01
23.o 1
206
NA
NA
NA
0
0
104o 2
8308
7.o 5
13o0
1804
1744
60
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0
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Center
R- 11
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Rockdale
R- 21
24204
31 o5
20803
3o 0
NA
NA
NA
Thomasville
R- 22
26203
184.,0
69o0
9o3
92
87
5
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R-59
NA
NA
NA
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1_., 105.9 249
1 ,051 9249
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R- 90
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5o0
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46oO
2338
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2 7o2
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Georgia Tech II A- 2-2
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1892
480
13
467
0
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0
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NA
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570
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Urban Renewal Status Report
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CASH
Amo~nt Required
PROJECT
TOTAL
Butl er Street
R-9
Raws on-Washington
R-10
$
$
$.
'
$
186,567 .
$ (558, 873)
1,186.,600
$'
-0-
Amount t o be Received
Amount Received
from City
$ 627, 727
ITEM I I NON- GASH D1PROVEMENTS
I
87, 726
·*
Total Costs
$ 33,145,541
~mount Complet ed to Dat e
Amount to
Cfo:npletion
$ 22, 084, 001
$11,061,540


~ · 1, 255,019


9,901)
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1, 875, 807 .
$
620, 780


$ ( '87, 726 )


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5,921,380
$
3,934, 379
$ (
196, 468
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R- 11
$
Rockdale
R-21
$
49, 714





67, 202
$
- 0-
$
$: (139,461)
189,175
67,202
$ ( =0-
53, 988
$ ( 53, 988)~~
)
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5,376,499
3,002,413
$


5,025, 863


$


$


567,584


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1, 987,001
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2,434,829
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R-22
Thomasville
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$


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)
$
66,245
$
16,170
$
(267,797 )
$
- 0-
$
- 0-
1$
4, 901,878
$
$ 1, 089,535
734,967
I
Georgia State
· R-59
$
-0-
$
- 0-

,p
$
- 0-
}.
Georgia Tec h
R- 85
Wes t ,.. End
R- 90
I
I
$ 324, 244
$
267,797
$
324,244
$
( -0-
-0-
)
$
( -0-
)
$ 5, 699, 960
$ (
Bedford-Pine
A-2-1
$
-0-
$
-- --
- 0-
-
$
·A -2-2
$
-0-
$
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A- 2- .3
$
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$
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Thomasville
Ineligible Cost
$ 5,292,344
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Park


,,j)..
2,195.,428
=0-
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)
$
4, 476, 857
$
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50,075
- 0-
2,706,4Su
407, 616
--1>
$
$
=0780,379
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Urbar.. Renewal Status Report

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300 DISPLACED FAMILIES
The Atlanta Housing Resources Committee voted Thursday to urge the Community
Chest of Metropolitan Atlanta
Inc. to provide funds for emergency temporary housing for
displaced persons.
And the committee, headed by
architect Cecil Alexander and
including citizens appointed by
the m ayor, decided to explore
the problem itself on a priority
basis.
The Community Chest's executive commi ttee m eets Friday
to act on r eque..sts of member
agencies.
HRC m embers noted that the
Salvation Ar my provides emergency · housing for m en and
women, but not families.
The housing group expressed
specific concern for the some
300 families tha t are to be dis~
placed from housing owned by
the J: P. Stevens & Co. Inc.
plant, which has closed down.
Various groups such as the
Atlanta Real E state Board, the
Atlanta Housing Authority and
the Community Relations Commission have been apiJ)roached
by E conomic Opportunity Atlanta in order to find assista nce,
but so far in vain.
The plant is on Marietta
Str eet, near Ashby Str eet and
r the families 3r e to be displaced
11._ late this summer .
The HRC also voted to invite
il- all the candidates for mayor to
on a future meeting to give views
on prov·icling housing for the
low-income families.
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Col. Malcolm J ones, HRC
·n's director, reported that 21 ,103
low and moderate units have
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THE ATLANTA CO 'STITUTIO N, Frirlny, June 13, 1969
been completed, have been put j total was 18,259 units.
under construction or have been \ 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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C I T Y OF .ATL ANT.A
July 25, 1969
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404
IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR
R. EARL LANDERS, Admin istrative Assistant
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MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary
DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmenta l Liaison
The Honorable .George Romney
Secretary o f the United States Department
of Housing and Urban Developme nt
Washington , D. C .
.Dear Mr. S e cretary:
In Novemb e r, 1966, we began in Atlanta a conc e ntrated e ffort to
stimulate the de v e lopme nt of 16, 8 00 un its o f low and mode rate income
housing to p rovid e s a fe and s anita ry s h e lter fo r tho usands of l e ss
for t una t e citi zens .
This effort, call e d 11 The M a yor's H o using R e sourc e s P r o g ram 11 w as
supporte d by the U. S. D e p a rtme nt o f Hous in g an d Urb an Deve lopment,
priva t e b a n ks , deve lop e r s , c hur ches , civ ic g ro up s a nd indiv id u a l
citizens a t a ll l e v e l s ,
Thi s pro g r a m has produce d i:esults. A s of this date, 21, 013 of the
fi ve y e ar g o a l of 16, 8 00 un its have b een c ompl e t e d, ar e und e r
constr u c tion , or i n pl annin g . The m o s t r ece n t s t a tus r e port 1s
atta c h e d f o r yo ur informa tion.
Within the n ext fe w w eeks , the s i n gl e m o s t si gnific ant de v e l opme nt
gene r a t e d by o ur pro gr a ms w ill b e pl a c e d uncle r con struc tion . It i s
t h e Eas t L ake M e ad ows turnke y p;:oj ec t, which i s the l ar g es t turnkey
p ublic h ousing d e v e lopme nt i n A m e r i ca w ith compr e h e n siv e community
faciliti es .
Becau se o f t h e s i gnificance of thi s u ndert aki ng and b ecause it emb o dies
so many of the aspe cts of community h ousing acti on w hic h yo u so
m agnifi c e n tly s upport, all of u s in Atl a nta - City H a ll , the b u ild e r s ,
our ho us i ng o fficial s , a n d c i tizens in gene r a l - fee l that we want t o s h a r e
the b egi nni ng of thi s p roj ect w ith y o u.
�Secretary R o mney
Page T w o
July 25, 1969
_.,
I have been asked to issue you an official invitation from all of us to
inaugurate construction of this 1nost im.portant housing development for
poor people. If your schedule will permit you to come to Atlanta in the
next few weeks after August 21, we shall schedule the ceremonies for
your convenience. It would also give us· th e opportunity to show you some
of the operational components of Atlanta's Model Cities program.
Highlights in the· development of the East Lake Me adows Project will
give you some idea of its importance not only in r e lation to the solution
of urban problems of Atlanta but perhaps in other cities.
The land on which this proj e ct is loc a t e d w as once a golf course owned
by prominent conserv a tive businessme n in Atlan ta. They sold it to the
March Company, a private developme nt comp a ny, and supported difficult
rezoning in an area which had hithe rto had no public housing. City
officials, loc a l Housin g A uthority, an d the Re g ion a l Housin g Authority,
tog e the r w ith local business peopl e , civ ic groups, communic a tions media,
were all inv olve d. The proj e ct includes 800 liv ing units, 150 for elderly,
shopping center, community and h e a""l th f a cilities, city park, recreation areas
-:, ·nrl -t-l-->e r1 ° r1;,-. -:, t;r.n r.f c:r-l--,r.r.l c:it P c:.
An e x ampl e o f CO ITLlTi l.l Jl ity s npport
invol ve s th e four l ea din g b a nks in A tl a nt a who form e d a consortium to
financ e the i n t e rim construction co s t s in a n effort to assi s t in the solution
of Atlanta's housing probl e ms for its low -income citi z ens. This dev e lopment r e pr e s e nts the hi g h e st t y p e of coop e r a tion a mong city, busine ss,
gov e rnm e nt inte ra ge ncy pl a nning and impl e m e ntation - a model community
effort.
Your pr e sence h e r e on this occasion, ther e for e , w ould s e r v e to give
str e n g th to the solution of th e m a ny difficult probl e ms we still face in
Atlanta and to spotli ght one of the l a ndmark public housing dev e lopments
in A me rica.
Thos e of us w ho are fac e d w ith the community le ve l probl e ms of l eadership
a re th a nkful th a t y o u a re in th e crucial position at HUD.
Sincer e ly yours ,
Ivan All en, J r.
Mayo r
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M r. Edwar d B axt e r
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TENANT GRIEVANCE PANEL
Any panel instituted by the Atlanta Housing Authority
should contain at least the following elements:
1.
A separate panel should be created for each
individual project.
2.
The tenant members of the Grievance Panel
should be elected by the tenants.
3.
The Panel should have authority to deal with
evictions or other sanction imposed by the
Authority; rent determinations; and complaints
by tenants against Management personnel, but
not against other tenants; fines and damage
charges imposed by the Authority.
�BILL OF RIGHTS
FOR
PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS
I.
RIGHTS
Sec. 1 .
OF APPLICANTS FOR PUBLIC HOUSING
The Authority's application forms shall seek only such
i nformation as is pertinent, including the size of the household
unit, the income of that household unit and the need of that uni\
f or public housing.
Questions concerning the legal standing
or the marital status of members of the family, the legitimacy
of the children ih the family, the police record of members
o f the family and other such information, inciuding race or
r eligion, shall not appear on the application form, or be aske d
by any Authority employee.
Sec. 2.
Once the application form has been completed, an
a pplicant .shall be given a number
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f or his family, unless on the face of the application the family
is ine l igible because o f excess income or i s ineligible because
t h e applicant lives in decent housing and pays a rent he can
afford.
Sec. 3 .
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For the purpose of determining initial eligibility,
all s tatements made on t he application are presumed to be true.
The Autho rity ma y ve rify income by communicating with an
applicant's employers, with the Department of Family and
Children' s Serv i ces, or wi th othe r income source s.
(a)
If t he Aut hori ty determine s tha t
de spite t h e statement given on the
application form t he person o r f amily
is ineligible for publi c hous i ng be c a use
of exce ss income or no need, the family
must be notified in writing with i n 30 days
following the date of the application of
�their ineligibility and the detailed reasons for it.
If the household unit is held to be ineligible and
wishes to challenge this determination, a hearing
shall be afforded.
This hearing shall comply with
the provisions of Part III hereof.
An applicant who demands a hearing may not be removed
from the waiting list until the Hearing Panel determines
the question of eligibility.
(b)
Any applicant not notifi~d that he is ineligible within
30 days arter the date of the application is deemed to
be eligible, and thereafter the Authority may not
challenge his eligibility urtless there is a substantial
change in the income of the family or the composition
of the household unit, or the Authority can demonstrate
that the applicant has moved to decent housing at a
rent he can afford.
Sec. 4.
Applicants shall be processed in strict chronological
order and no priority shall be given except those required by
Federal statutes and regulations adopted thereunder.
Sec. 5.
The Authority shall make available for inspection at
reasonable times and places the rent schedule in effect at all
projects under its
administration and the number of apartments
available in each project broken down by the size of apartmen~.
The Authority shall also make available for inspection the
general schedule of maximum income which will permit persons to
be eligible for admission to its projects.
The Authority s1iall
-make available for publiq inspection the. waiting list of
applicants.
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When an a pplicant has bee n notified that he is
e l igi ble and t h at a n apartment is available, he shall be
permitted 3 0 days within which to accept or reject the
offered apartment .
II.
RIGHTS OF ~
Sec . 1.
S IN PUBLIC HOUS IOO
The lease shall be written in ciear concise language
ab l e to be understood by laymen of average intelligence.
Sec . 2 .
The signed lease does not in any way subtract from
any r i ghts of the tenant under the United States Constitution,
Federal and State. statutes, case law
or regulations promul-
gated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Sec. 3.
No lease, regulation or other written or o raJ
agreeme nt sha ll permit the tex~ni.nation o f a t:enancy on
grounds other than the following:
(a)
non-payment of rent;
(b) · commission of · active waste (physical
destruction) of the leased premises by
tenant;
(c)
tenant is over-income as determined by
the Housing Authority, except that eviction
shall not be permitted if eviction would
work extreme hardship on the family unit ;
(d)
substantial interference with other tenants ;
(e)
failure of resident to provide the Authority
with income statement within 30 days from
date of request.
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The Authority shall not interfere directly or
indirectly with t he r ight of its tenants to free speech,
to organ ize o r t o seek redress of grievances.
No tenant
shall be e v i cted or otherwise penalized for engaging in
s uch ac tivity.
Se c .
5.
·1°h:: Authority
shall not interfere with the right
0 £ its tenants to quiet enjoyment of the premises, nor
shall the Authority infringe upon its tenants' right to
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_p.a. i v a ...::y.
shall not enter the premises rented
by a tenant without the tenant is express permission, except
i n case of emergency.
Sec. 6.
Rent is defined as that sum of money expressly
provided for in the lease between the tenant and the
Authority.
The Authority is forbidden to levy any fin.es,
fees , or other financial sanctions upon tenants.
The cost
of repairs shall be charged to . a tenant only if the damage
was caused by the tenant's negligence, and such cost of
repairs shall be collectible only by a separate civi l action.
The Authority may not evict a tenant for failure to pay a
damage charge.
'l'he tenant shall not
he L·@sponsible for
ordinary wear and tear.
Sec. 7.
"'·
Where repairs are deemed necessary by a tenant, the
t enant or a tenant organization shall have the right to
s ubmi t a written or oral complaint to the Authority.
If the
complaint is oral, the responsible official of the Authority
$.MJll. reduce that:cocrmpla.blt -to ,q.n-J.-ti~,
%f the needed repair s
do not creat e an emergency {i.e., pose a threat to the
tenant's s afety or health) the Authority shall have 30 days
in which t o cons i der t he complaint and take appropriate
action; prov ided t hat r epa i rs to gas and electrical appl i ances
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�and e quipment and locks on outside doors must be made with.in
36 h o urs of the complaint.
If the Authority fails to act
with i n 36 hours on an emergency complaint, the tenant may
c ontr act pr ivately to have repairs made which will eliminate
the emergency conditions.
The tenant may reduce his rent
by the cost of repairs made to insure his health and safety.
Sec. 8.
Where repairs are deemed necessary by the Authority,
the tenant may make repairs at his own expense.
Sec. 9.
The Hearing Panel may invite the City housing
inspectors to inspect Authority premises in order to
determine the existence of housing Code violations.
The Authority hereby waives any immunity it may otherwise
possess with respect to the action of the City's housing
code inspectors.
Sec. 10.
Overall responsibility for rodent control and
maintenance of lawns, hallways, staircases and othe:x:- common
areas of the Project shall rest in the Authority.
It shall
bear all expenses for materials and labor and shall replace
t e nants' garbage receptacles in need of same.
Where regular
g a rba ge collection is insufficient to control infe station,
a dditional collections shall be made at the expense of the
Authority.
Sec . 11 .
The graded rent system, whereby a tenant is
charged a r e ntal which accor ds with his income, shal l be
applied uniformly .
Rent sha ll b e calculate d on the basis
of actual i ncome, and not possible, presumed or potential
income.
I ncome earned by a mi nor child s h a ll not be
considered as part o f the par ent ' s i ncome unless t he c hil d
actually contributes to the househo l d expe n ses.
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�Sec. 12.
Rent s h a ll be r edetermined ho more often than
once a year , with t he exception of "hardship rent . "
Where, duri ng t he course of a tenancy, a tenant undergoes
a serious r eduction in income, rent shall be reduced
immediate l y.
Such "hardship rent" shall then continue
until t he next annual redetermination, with the obligation
upon the tenant to report any restoration of original
income level during this period.
Sec. 13.
In any redetermination of income, temporary
income shall not be projected on an annual basis, unless
tenant's prior work history clearly indicates a pattern
of maintaining temporary jobs on a cbntinuous basis .
Children of the head of the household who are under the
age of 21 shall not be adjudged to be income-producing
unless the Housing Authority has actual evidence of
their employment.
Sec. 14.
Only a substantial increase or decrease in
family income shall bring redetermination procedures into
operation.
Such amount shall be no less than $400,
computed on an annual basis, or other basis if work is
temporary.
Sec . 15.
Decreases in rent shall be retroactive to the
beginning of the rent determination period.
Increases
i n r ent shall not be retroactive except in cases where
t he Hearing Panel _.finds that the tenant willfully concealed
info r mation .
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�Sec. 16.
Any disputes regarding redetermination shall be
submitted to the Hearing Panel or other arbitration h oCTy.
The "reduced rent" concept, by which the tenant agrees
in advance to be bound by any increases (up to maximum
rent), shall be eliminated .
III.
THE RIGHT TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING AND DUE PROCESS
Sec. 1.
The Authority shall adopt and promulgate
regulations establishing policies for occupancy in public
housing.
The regulations shall give full consideration
to the right of tenants and rejected applicants to due
process of law.
Said regulations, which shall be
incorporated in all leases executed by the Authority,
shall be posted on all bulletin _boards within the
Project, and shall provide at least the following
minimum protections:
Sec. 2.
(a)
Notices
Every notice of eviction or other sanction
against a tenant and every rejection of a
tenant's application shall be typewritten,
signed by an official of the agency, and
mailed in a postage prepaid envelope addressed
to the tenant's apartment of residence in the
project, or, in the case of applicants, t he
address furnished with the application by
registered mail, return receipt requested.
(b)
The notice shall advise the tenant or applicant
of his right to a hearing on the action taken.
The notice shall further advise the tenant or
applicant in clear and precise language o f
the specific grounds for the action taken.
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�(c)
The notice shall further advise the
tenant of
his right to be represented
by legal counsel (including the address of
the 16cal. Legal Aid office) or by any other
person of his choosing at the hearing,
his right to demand that the Authority
pr6duce at the hearing any employee
whose testimony is alleged relevant.
A copy of the rules governing the conduct
of hearings shall be attached to the
Notice.
(d)
Every such notice shall issue within 5
days of a final decision by the Authority
on the application, eviction or complaint.
Sec~ 5.
Hearing Officers
a}
Hearings shall be conducted before a panel
of three officers:
one officer to be designated by the
Authority; one officer to be designated by the tenants
of the project, and one officer to represent the public,
to be designated by agreement of the other officers.
b)
The representative of the tenants shall be
elected by secret written ballot.
At least three weeks'
notice shall be given prior to each annual election
(except in the case of an election to replace a representative
for an unexpired term, in which case ten days' notice shall
suffice.)
The Authority shall provide a convenient polling
place, and establish convenient hours for balloting.
No. employee of the Authority shall be present at the polling
place.
Necessary supervision of the polling place shall be
conducted by a committee of persons appointed by the outgoing hearing officers.
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�Tenants shall be allowed to file a written
sealed ballot up to a period of 48 hours preceding the
election.
c)
All officers shall act in their ~espective
capacities for one year terms.
Elections shall be held
on a date exactly one year after the original election
unless otherwise agreed to by majority vote of the
tenants.
In the event of resignation or disability to
serve, the successor representatives shall be designated
within ten days of the effective date of said resignation
or disability, to serve as officers for the balance of
the respective ohe year terms.
An interim tenants'
representative shali be elected irt the manner prescribed
in sub-paragrqph (b).
d)
All officers shall be compensated out of the
Authority's funds at the rate of twenty-five dollars
for each .day of hearing service, or substantial portion
thereof.
e)
Each heqring officer shall serve for one month
as Chairman of the Hearing Panel.
At the end of each
calendar month, the Chairmanship shall pass to a different
officer.
Each officer shall serve four months during
each year as Chairman.
Sec. 6.
a)
Jurisdiction of the Hearing Panel
The panel shall have jurisdiction to decide issues
r e lating to evictions or other sanctions sought to be
imposed by the Authority; rent determinations: and complaints
by tenants against management personnel but not against other
tenants (unle ss such complaints against other tenants are
c onsidered as part of an eviction action under Section I (d)
of Part II of t his Bill of Rights).
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b)
The panel shall determine -whether -the -action
taken by management conflicts with the Housing Act, the
regulations of the Housing Assistance Administration, or
t he local Authority.
If the panel determines that a
confl ict exists, it shall order the Authority to dismiss
the notice of eviction, or order any other necessary and
appropriate relief .
In the event that the matter of issue does not
conflict with a specific provi$ion of the statute or
the regulations, the panel shall decide the case, in an
equitable manner, with the object of effectuating the
humane intent and purposes of the Housing Act of 1937, as
amended.
Sec. 7.
Conduct of Hearing
a)
Rights of Parties.
In any hearing held pursuant
to this .Section, any party shall have the right to appear,
to be represented by counsel or other person of his
choosing ; to call, examine, and cross-examine witnesses;
to introduce into the record documentary· or other evidence;
and t o present an opening statement and closing argument.
b)
Burden of Proof.
In any hearing involving an
e v i ction , rent determination or charges for damage to
property, the burden of proof shall be on the Housing
Authority to support its position by a fair preponderance
of the evidence .
In a h e aring involving any other issue
t he same burden of proof shall be on the party requesting
t he hearing.
The party having the burden of proof shall
present i ts c a s e first .
Sec . 8 .
Hearing Optional
a)
The h e a r ing proce dure provi ded herein shall be
deemed to be optional with t he t e nant or appl i c a nt .
Th e
tenant or appl i cant sha ll h ave the r i ght to re fuse a hearing
before the Hearing Panel and to seek in the firs t i nstance
Gnch relief as is available from th.e c ~nrts.
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b)
The hearing procedure provided herein shall be
deemed t o be mandatory on the Housing Authority.
The
Aut hority must utilize the hearing procedure in the first
ins tance and may only seek judicial review of decisions of
t he hear ing panel.
IV . TENANT ASSOCIATIONS
Sec. 1.
The local agency shall allow free access to
Community Centers in the various projects for any purpose,
provided that 5 tenants request permission to use the Center.
Sec . 2.
Management involvement in the formation and
operation of the tenant associations shall not be encouraged,
and management representatives may attend tenant association
meetings only by invitation of a majority of the association
members.
Sec. 3.
The extent of management involvement in the tenant
a ssoc i ation is a proper subject for review by the Hearing
Panel.
V.
TENANT PARTICIPATION IN MANAGEMENT
Sec . 1 .
Each project tenant association shall elect one
repr esentative to meet with the Authority, for the purpose
of adv ising the Aut hori ty as to the needs o f public housing
tenant s.
This advice shall include, but not be limited to,
plans f o r new construction, plans for mode rniz ation and
be a utification, de c is ions on rent colle c tions , maintenance
policies , s ocial servi c es , police relat ions and pest cont rol.
Sec. 2.
Tenant p articipation in manage me nt requires among
o ther things, that the manager be a f ull-time reside nt of
the pro j ect .
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�G A'UTBO Il'Y OJ' TH
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA
CASE
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SUPERJ:OR COURT OF FULTON COUNTr
IN REM
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SKI'l'B HALL, ET AL
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Comi • now THE BOUSlllTG AU'IHORXTY
TBB CI'l'Y' OF
ttorney, and di mis
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AT.LAll'l'A, GEO
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peti t.ion filed in. thia ca e.
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day of Nov mber , 1969.
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF TSE
CI'ff OP ATLANTA, GIORGIA
King & Spaldillg
Truat Company of Georgia Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phon
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525-0481
CD!Jl:ICATE Of SERVICE.
Thia ie to certify tb t I b ve thi
following d fendant• in t .h
Hall, Route 1, H~r
Wi lli
above- tyled case, Mr • Loui e Smith
Collector for The Ci ty of Atlant,
Jeck CUlp, Tax Coami•aion r for Tb
Coantyr Fulton County, ,and Th
for going di mi
St t a Mail
copy of
witil adequ t
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, G .o.rgia (Paulding county) 1 C ,.ty of Atl nt :
s . McGlnni, R venu
co~y ot th
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CJ..ty of Atlant
st te o
G orgi
and Fulton
by mailing a
l by d poaitin9 in the Un it d
in a pro
rly
dd~eeaed
thereon .
day of Bov:mber, 1969.
nv.elope
�824 Hurt Building
Atlanta, G eorgia 30303
T e lephone 523-6074
pres tati
Grace H
582 Univ r ity Plac, ., N.
AtJ.ant , Georgia, .30314
ton
w.
Re;
Vine City
Neighborhood D
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Are ,
Dear Mrs . Ham.1ltoni
Enclo d ie
a ries
oL th Vin
or nin
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iorus of cone m f
01ty Project Area Co
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d th Bou .
Authorit7'e r apo
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to discus this vi th JOU · t your con
Ho ard Openshaw
Dil"eotor ot JMl'l.111Yi!ll
bee.
nt
�May 26, 196,9
,
Mr. Erv in Stev ens
Chai rman , C itizens Central Advi sory Counc il
E conomic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.
799 Parsons St reet, S. W.
Dear Mr . Stevens :
May I acknowle~ge receipt of your l etter regarding
the c ompo ition of the Atlanta Housi ng Authority.
The recent Legi lature
ssed a bill inc rea ing the
size of the Hou iag Authority. H d this bill not been
vetoed, it would have made it po ible to dd two
additional member to the board, nd I would h ve been
gl d to consider the appointment of one or more temmt .
Unfortunately, the Gov rnor vetoed the bill, which
preven · my taking thb ction.
Mr. Sterne, ho i now erviag a cba.irm n of the
a thority, and who
• rendered valuable ervice, ould
be re-appointed to tbia position in June, hould he con ider
ccepting the r
ponaibility g in.
U l may be of furt er
si tance, plea e let me kno
inc r ly,
Iva
IAJr:am
/
Alleri, Jr.
�799 Pai sons St., S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia
May 19, 1969
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Ga.
Dear Mr. Allen:
In its meeting on December 17, 1968, on a basis of a recommendation from its Housing Sub-Committee, the Citizens Central Advisory
Council of Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc., recommended that you
be requested to consider making the appointment of a tenant to the
next vacancy on the Atlanta Housing Authority.
This matter has been discussed with residents of the several
housing projects and they feel that it is time to secure the advice
and counsel of tenants at the policy-making levelo This is a
principle t hat is being effective in all levels of social and economic activity. Economic Opportunity Atlanta has certainly found it
advantageous in that one-third of the membership on its Board of
Directors is composed of elected representatives of the people
who are being served.
Through a proper election process several nominees could be
named by the tenants of public housing projects from which you might
be able to make a selection. Please let us have your reactions to
this recommendation.
Economic
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We do not consider it necessary or desirable for the County
to set up an Authority for low-cost housing , as the Atlanta Housing
Authority already has the right to acquire land, build and operate
low-cost housing within an a r ea extending 10 miles beyond the City
limits o f Atlanta .
Low-cost _ ho u sing should be buil t n ear public transportation,
publ ic ly -supp orted h ospitals a nd he a l t h f a cilities, and where ,
water, sewers and polic e pro te cti o n are a vai lable .
The Commissioners deplore th e May o r ' s la c k of k nowl e d g e of
the Cou nty 's mas s i ve programs to a i d the unfortunate.
42% of
Fu l to n Co unty ' s i ncome i s spent o n County-w ide we lfare, h eal t h ,
h o spi t al i zat ion , j u veniles, e t c.; altho ugh 8 6 % of those who ben e f i t
from this are residen t s of the City .
is from property tax.
82 % of the Cou nty's i ncome
We have no o ther sourc e o f a ny c o nseq ue n ce.
Fo r th e Mayor to say that we do not recogni ze our respon sibi l i t y is simp ly a misstatement of the facts.
(For the sake of clar ity on t his impor t ant issue
we respec t f ul ly requ es t o ur ·entire statement be
used.)
Walter M. Mitchell, Chairman
'Jas. H. Aldredg, Vice-cnairman
Charlie Brown
••
�July 2, 1969
Mr . Lester H. Persells
Ex cutive Director
Housing Authority of-the City of Atlanta
824 Hurt Building
Atlant, Georgia
30303
Dear Les:
There are few meetings of the Housing Resources Committee or
of its respective Panels which at some point during the me ting
questions re not r ised as t .o hat are tbe b sic and· general
require nts :for ad ission to Public Housing in Atlanta.,
On several ooc
ions I h ve been ask Oby membe:rs of the
COlllmittee to obtain ~bi infor tion nd I have tic r qu sted
this of you, but have not y t r ceived it nd feel ure it h s
b n overlooked.
It ould b
could provide u
of considerable h lp to this office if you
1th just the principal require nts, including
1nco e 1:1 its, nd g n r 1 proc dur
Ho 1ng in Atl nt •
for · c:, 1
ion to Public
1nc r ly,
lo l
Housln
m.J/
bee:
0
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr,. /
Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
Cecil A. Alexander
D. Jone
Coordinator
�June 16, l CJ69
Honorable L ster Maddox
Governor of Georgia
State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Governor :
By uthority vested in m under G orgia Code, Section
99-1110, I m h reby r . ppointing Mr . Ed -1n L . Sterne
as a memb r of th Atlanta Houeing Authority for full
term oft n (10) years;
id t rm expirin Jun 10, 191-9.
I r sp ctfully requ st that you indic t your cons nt s .
requir d by la and return the original and four copi a
to m in ord r that it m y be submitted to th Board of
Aldermen on July 7. 1969.
It
pectfully yours,
Ivan All n, Jr.
yor
IAJ:r;lp
'
�M.
EDWIN L . STERNE
EXECUTIVE
CHAIRMAN
B . SATTERFIELD
DIRECTOR AND SECRETARY
LESTER H . PERSELLS
GEORGE S . CRAFT
ASSOCIATE
E X ECUT .I VE DIRECTOR
VICE CHAIRMAN
CARL TON GARRETT
DIRECTOR
J.
OF
FINANCE
GILBERT H. BOGGS
DIRECTOR OF HOUSING
B . BLAYTON
FRANK G. ETHERIDGE
HOWARD OPENSHAW
JACK F. GLENN
DIRECTOR OF REDEVELOPMENT
824
HURT BUILDING
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
GEORGE R .
SANDER
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
JACKSON 3-6074
June 11, 1969.
Hon. Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
At the request of your office, I am enclosing information reflecting the current status of the West End Urban Renewal Project.
Please advise if any additional information is needed.
Very truly yours,
Howard Opensha
Director of Redevelopment
HO: pc
Enclosure
�June 12. 1969
Mrs. Margret Ross
Public Information Officer
Atlanta Housing Authority
824 Hurt Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Margret:
Thank you for sending me a copy of the 1968
Annual Atlanta Housing Authority report.
It is
n outstanding report. and I enjoyed working
you nd other member
of the organization.
Sincerely,
Ivan AUen, Jr.
IAJr:hbd
· ith
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EDWIN L. STERNE
LESTER H. PERSELLS
CHAIRMAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AP..: 0
S ECR E TARY
CARL TON GARRETT
GEORGE S. CRAFT
DIRECTOR
OF FINANCE
VICE CHAIRMAN
GILBERT H. BOGGS
DIRECTOR OF HOUSING
HOWARD OPENSHAW
J. 8. SLAYTON
DIRECTOR OF REDE V ELOPMENT
FRANK G. ETHERIDGE
GEORGE R . SANDER
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
JACK F. GLENN
824 HURT BUILDING
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
JACKSON 3-6074
Ju.ne.
9, 7969
The. Hononable. Ivan AUe.n, Jn.
Mayon o6 Atlanta
A.tla.n,ta. CUy Hall
Ail.a.nta, Ge.ongia 30303
Ve.M Mn. Mayon:
My la:te..6t annual ne.pou c.ov~ng the. a.c.tiv,i,;ue..6 06
the. Ail.a.n,ta. Ho Ming Au.tho~y ,v., e.nc.lo.6 e.d. Thb.i ne.pou c.ove.M
the. c.ale.ndM ye.M 06 1968, a.nd I be.lie.ve. you. will 6ind U 06
inte.nut.
I would like. to pe.MonaUy thank you. 6on IJOM time.
a.nd inte.ne..6t a.nd .6u.ppou in OM va.niol.L6 gnou.ndbne.a.king.6, lu.nc.he.on.6,
a.nd the. many time..6 you. have. u.phe.ld th,v., pnognam in helping to
ne.vaalize. OM gne.a:t c.Uy.
It ha..6 be.e.n my pe.Monal pie.MMe. to wonk with you.
and you. will o.1.way.6 be. on the. top 06 my wt a..6 THE MAYOR OF
ATLANTA.
Good lu.c.k to you. and IJOM wonde.n6u.l 6amily in the.
ye.a.M a.he.ad.
Enc1.o.6Me.
�824 Hurt Building
Atl a nta, Ge o r gia 30303
T e l e pho n e 523-6074
July 1, 1969
Mr. Cecil Alexamer
Chairman
Bousbg Resources Committee
44 Broad Street N. W.
AtJ.anta, Georgia 30303
Dear
Hr.
Ale:x:amer:
Members of the Board ot Commissioners of the Atlanta Housing
Authority have ex:pressed
desire to meet with you am such
members of the Hou.sing Reesourc
Committee as you-consider
appropriate for the purpo of discussing the I.ow-Rent Public
Housing Program. 1n Atlanta. We feel that such a discussion is
important to 1nsure that the Housing Authority- construction
efforts will be 1n tun with the policies atd objectives of the
Housing Resourc Committee.
It is our hope that such a meeting can b
date.
LHP1ad
co i
Le
ter H. Persells
b
.Q;Ut.1.Vi
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AHA vuwu&.&.adonar
&twin L. sterne, Chairman
Geor s. Oraf't, Vice Chairman
J. B. Blqton
Frank Etharidge
Jack P. Glenn
~Tan
Allen, Jr.
arranged at an ear~
.
Director
�824 Hurt Buil di n g
Atl a nta, G eo rgi a 3 0303
Tel e pho n e 523-6074
Mr. El.Vin Mi.tchell
Pre idant
.Arkell.son, Inc.
2794 Chaucer Dri'fe s. w.
Atlanta, Georgia 303ll
Mr. Mitchell:
D
Hr. Sterne bas requeBted that I ~ to your letter of June 2$, 1969,
concerning P eel 19 in t
Teat Eui Urban Red nl.opmient Ar •
realisl that
l
}'OU!"
propow am th
orgam.zation put considerabli time and effort in
the propoeal· vas b.igh11' commKllabJ~. It was
part1cule.rq Ulltortunate, thereto~ , that it
ftt7' to reject ·all
b1cl .
)"Om"
t
onq as a result of
t.h di cuaeiorus cancemlng Parcel 19 that it
pparen't that a ~.,,...te
tuctr of the
boutlled b1" Gordon, Ashby, the Jup:res
, am Pe
street iShould be made.a s~ the deftlopaent ot this
will laat tor long t1JQe mi ha.Te a jor
impact on
anttre neipborbood, it 1s important that all poasibl
alt.emat:1
ccma:lder • The di- cuasiona concerniDg the pres t; plan
_
rffeal.49Cl
altamatt
A ~ ol th:La
~
to discuaa
wb:lch had
not
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appar
t.
DD1f in progress, and 1lben it 18 ~1*1 ve will
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ol Arkell ,
is
Ilic.
bltarut, alld hope that t.bSa t;:t.A'f'l-vtU
vbich rill l>e cle.arq ruaonable ,md to the lcmg-r
End n~hood..
We -WNCiate and uul.-stmi J")W
k
r&Dla.Llfl!ll.:i.
in:•-...-.
�June Z6. 1969
,
Mr. Michael D . Padnos
Director
Atlanta L gal Aid Society, Inc.
153 P ryor Street, S. W.
Atlanta, Georgia. 30303
DerMik:
I have reappointed Mr. Sterne _ Ch irm of
the Board of the Atlanta Hou ing Authority for
another t rm. Thi
ppointm nt wa made on th
basi of th r cord of the Atl ta Hou ing Au_thority
und r Mr. Ster e•s 1 d rship.
Sine rely~
Ivan Allen, Jr.
IAJ'r: m
�OFFICERS
James W. Dorsey
President
Ferdinand Buckley
1st Vice President
Sarah Frances McDonald
2nd Vice President
Clifford Oxford
Secretary
William H. Alexander
Treasurer
ATLANTA LEGAL AID SOCIETY, INC.
TELEPHONES;
(404) 524-5811
(404) 577-5260
153 PRYOR STREET, S . W.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
June 24, 1969
STAFF
Michael D. Padnos
Director
Nancy S. Cheves
General Counsel
Richard Harris
Community Education
L. Rosser Shelton
Bettye H. Kehrer
Evelyn S. Fabian
Eugene S. Taylor
John W. Brent
Elmer L. Nash
D. Freeman Hutton
Melvin E. Thompson, Jr.
Michael H. Terry
Edward L. Baety
George L. Howell
William J. Brennan, Jr.
Sondra Goldenfarb
Reuben Bussey
Kendric Smith
Michael O. McGough
The Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor of Atlanta
Georgia
Dear Mayor Allen:
I read in Alex Coffin's column in the
Constitution yesterday that Mr. Edwin Sterne's
term as Chairman of the Board of the Atlanta
Housing Authority has expired and that you are
thinking of reappointing him for a second ten
year term. The purpose of this letter is to
urge you not to reappoint Mr. Sterne, but to
appoint instead a younger man -- preferably a
Black man -- who has greater sympathy with the
needs and aspirations of public housing tenants .
than does Mr. Sterne.
Le t me make it cle a r at the outse t that I
have the greatest respect and admiration for Edwin
Stern e . I know him to be a kindly and concerned
man who has in rece nt months been dee ply and
cons tructive ly i n volve d in p ublic hous i n g in
At lanta. His freq ue nt mee ting s with t en ant s
and his wi llingness t o disc uss t r oubles ome
quest i ons with Legal Aid and other representatives
of t he public demon strate the depth of his commitment to pub l i c s ervic e , as we ll a s t he se riousnes s
with whic h h e takes his responsibil ities a s Bo ard
Cha irman . That he is a man o f g o od will and g o od
inte ntions is, in my o pinio n , an inco ntrovertible
fact .
But Atlanta in the 1970s needs men who h ave
more to of fe r than good i n t ent i ons . We n eed men
SPONSORED B Y UN ITED APPEAL AND ECON OMIC OPPOR T UN ITY ATLAN TA, I N C .
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6/ 24/ 6 9
who can not only understand the needs and desires
of poor people, b ut can res pond t o those needs
positively a n d effectively .
The Atlanta Housing Authority has now been
em.broiled in pub lic controv ersy for over a year,
·and with each passing month the controv ersy deepen s
and b roadens, con stantly assuming new facets an d
sub tle n ew dimen sions .
Under Mr . Sterne's chairmanship the Authority
adopted a regulation that forbade TUFF from meetin g
on Authority property, a n d a regulation creating a
reside n c y requirement as a p r econ dition to applying
f or p ub lic h o us ing . Th ese r egulat ion s hav e cre a ted
i ll wi ll f o r AHA , and have n ow been r epea l ed.
Under Mr . Sterne's chairmanship the Authority
fa iled to apply f o r funds a llocated under the 1 968
Ho usin g Ac t:
a failure e s timated by HUD to have cost
the cit y approximate l y $3,00 0 , 000 . The cost t o tenants
who are thus obliged t o l ive in outmo ded faci l itie s
can not b e estimated . This f ailure was a major erro r
o n t he part o f t h e Board a nd its Chairma n.
Under Mr . St erne ' s c h airmanship the Bo ard h as
de l aye d, wavere d, a n d f ai l e d t o provide l eade r shi p
t o its staff o r the commun ity. Th e Aut ho r i ty , f o r
exampl e, has f a i l ed t o ac t on a Bi ll o f Right s
submitted to i t on Jan uary 1 6, 1 969 b y TUFF, a l though
such organ ization s as Goo d Gove r nment Atlan ta , t h e
Co n c erned Cl ergy, the Lawyers ' Commit t e e f o r Civi l
Right s Under Law, and t he Urban League hav e a l l
endorsed t he prov isions o f that Bill o f Rights.
It has ma de no re spon se what soever to the HUD
circ ular of March 2 2, 1968, entitle d "The Socia l
Goals of Publ ic Housing. "
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As a result of these failures, the rights of
tenants have now become a major is~ue in the city's
low income community, provokin g an investigation by
a State legislative committee, the resignation of
Mr. Satterfield , and several vocal demonstrations
on Authority property. Much -- if not all -- of
this controv ersy could have been avoided by firm
and sympathetic leadership on the Board.
The Atlanta Housing Authority under Mr. Stern e
is a well-motivated organization out of touch and
sympathy with the realities of 196 9. These realities
deman d that poor people be given a voice in managin g
their own lives, and that part of the power formerly
wielded by a small group of men be distributed to
the people from whom that power is derived.
I n my
opin ion, it is time for Edwin Sterne to step down
and for his respon sibilities to be turned over to a
y oun ger man.
Needless to say , I am n ot writing this letter
o n b ehalf of a ny can didate .
I would urge you o n l y
to seek a man who will have the authority a n d the
goo d will to deserve the ten a n ts', as well as the
larger commun ity's respect . The Chairman of the
Board s h ould b e a person who can h elp Mr. Persells
make the many c h a n ges Mr . Persells hopes to i n stitute :
n ot a man t i ed to t h e p olicies of the past . He s h o u ld
be a st r on g man, a lib eral man, a nd a man who be l ieve s
in a n d t rusts the ten a n ts .
I know y ou un de r stan d t h e volat i l i t y of public
housing in our c i t y, and the impo r tan c e of t h e i ss ues
I have rai s e d in t hi s l etter.
I know too t h at whatever deci s i on y ou make wi l l b e de signed to serve the
interests o f all At lan t ans -- poo r as well as rich,
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black as well as white.
This le rier brings my continued respect and
good wishes.
Michael D. Padnos
Director
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Mr. Edwin Sterne
�J une 30 , 19 69
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Mr . Manc e C . Jackso n
671 Bec hwith Street, S . W.
Atlanta, Georgi a 30314
Dear Mr. Jackson:
May I acknowledge re ceip-t of your letter regarding
the construction of public housi ng.
I am not treating your request lightl y , but the type
of construction used is determined by the Atlanta
Housing Authority. Mr. Edwin Sterne in Chairman,
and Mrs. Lester Purcella is the Executive Director.
I would suggest that you communicate with them if
you wish to discuss a matter of t;is type.
Sincerely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
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�671 Beckwith Btreet, s. W.
Atlanta, Georgia ]0314
Box JO
Mr. Ivan Allen, Mayor
Oity of Atlanta
Oity Hall
68Mitchell Street, s. w.
Atlanta, Georgia
30303
Dear Str:
A number of problems affecting the living conditions
of poor people in Atlanta are growing increasingly worse and
the roots of these problems seem to be centered in city
government, particularly in Oity Planning and the Housing
Authority. As a concerned community worker, I am greatly
disturbed by these problems but was pushed to the end of my
patience after reading an article Saturday, June 21, 1969
in The Atlanta Constitution a proposed High Rise Apartment
for public housing. Before these plans are developed any
further, I would like to have the privilege of discussi ng
the overwhelming negative features of such housing trends
with you and all of your staff responsible for such planning.
I trust that you will not dismiss this request lightly,
rather that you will schedule at least a one- half hou r conference for such a discuss ion at your earliest convenience.
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Stan Ayers
George Sanders
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Mr . Ed win L. St e rn e , Ch a irma n
Hous ing Aut ho ri ty of -t he Cit y of At l an ta
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Atlanta, Geo r gia 3030 3
RE :
Pa re e 1 s 3 , 9 , 11 , 12 , 19 and 40
West Encl Urba n· Ar ea
Pro j e ct GA- R- 90
De ar Mr . Ste rn e :
This is in r e pl y t o yo ur l e t t e r of J Gne 17, 19 69 .
Altho ugh we a r e r easona bl y fami li ar wi t h t he es ca pe clau se p rov i s i o ns
of para graph 8 of t he " In vit a tion for Propo sa l s" u nd e n vhich th e Housing
Author it y o f f e r ed t o se ll th e ~a p t ione d par c~ l s, we a re sure t hat yo u
mus t r ea l ize that co nsid e r a b l e ti me a nd effort wa s ex pe nd ed o n o ur pa rt
t o com pl y wit h t h e Au thor i t y ' s i rivit at ion . We f ee l t hat r easonabl e co nsi de r a t i on s hou l d be g i ven to t he mer i t of the be s t propo s al su bmi tt e d
i n co nne ctio n t h e rewith .
The propo sa l of Ark e ll so n, In corporated , su bmit t e d i n r egard s to
pa r c e l 19, sp e c i fic a ll y , was compl ete , de t a il e d a nd c l ea r l y supe rior .
I t mo re t han me t th e At l ant a Hou s ing Auth or it y ' s re quire me nts is s e t
ou t in t he I nv i tation.
The prof es s i ona l a b i liti es o f th e pe rsonne l to perform ·t he task
of r ed eve l o pm e n t in ac cordance with t he o b j e c ti ves with wh i ch pa r ce l 19
and o t h er s we re ~off ered we re am pl y do cume nted by th e c h rono l cg i cs of
tr a ining , em p l oyme nt and ex pe ri e nc e submi tt e d o n be ha l f o f th e member s
i n th e Cor porat ion.
We therefore urge nt l y request r e consid e ration of our p roposa l t o purch ase
and re d~ve lop parce l 19 , bas ed on t he fo ll owi ng r~asons :
1.
We be l ieve th at the Atlanta Hous ing Authori t y has erred
in its d e c is io n not to award par c e l 19 to Ark e ll so n. We
f ee l th at th e Housing Authori ty act ed in an arbitra ry
ma nne r by deci din g not to ~a r d Arkc ll s o n, lncor porat d,
t hi s parce l . Al so, s i nc e pa r ce l 20 had bee n for s a l e
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on the marke t for approximate l y 15 months prior t o t h e
of fe r i ng of t he capt i oned parce l s, t he Housing Aut hor it y
already had amp l e ti me i n which to rest udy par c e l 20 ;
th e r efo r e t he di s posi t ion of parce l 20 s hou l d not have
been made a conditi o n pre cedent to t h e sa l e of pa r c e l 19 .
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2.
Our study and revi e w of the Wes t End Urban Renewa l p l a n
ind ic a t es t fia t th e u se of pa r ce l 19 f or mu l tifam il y
housing and par c e l 20 f or mote l use i s ent i re l y i n co nfo r ma nce with th e u rba n rene wa l p l an as a pproved a nd
ad opted by commun ity,· ci ty a nd f e d e ral off icial s .
3.
A review o f th e minu tes of t ~ jo int breakf as t me e ting
of membe rs o f th e Al d e rma nic Pl anni ng and Deve l opme nt
Committ ee , Hous ing Au tho r ity Per s o nne l, a nd City of
At l a nta P l anning De pa rt me nt, whi ch was h e ld o n June 9,
at 8 :00 AM , Ma rriot t Motor Hote l, reve a l s th a t personne l
of the Hous ing Au thor ity re comme nded that Arke ll son , Incorporat ed , be awa rded parcel~ 9, 12 a nd 19. I t is
sign if i cant t o not e that th e Wes t End Cit i ze n s Ad vi so ry
Commit t ee , whom th e Cha i rman of th e Hou si ng Author i t y
r e comme nde d r e vi ew our propo s a l, is the s a me group tha t
th e minut es r ef l ect as ha ving e ndo rsed a proposa l s ubmit ted by othe r bidders, name l y; D. L. Knox a nd At l a nta
Fed e ra l Savings and Loan Association . To make the pro posa l
o f Arke ll son, Incorporate d, a grou p compose d of a ll bl ack
prof ess io nals, continge nt upon th e approva l of t he We st
End Citi zens Advisory Committ ee , which Comm itt ee had
a lready endorsed a noth er bidd e ½ ju st i f i es o u r questioni ng
th e o bj ectivity of th e ruling .
4.
Aft er r e vi ewi ng and studyi ng th e minut es of j oint breakfas t
mee tings of the par ti es ment i one d in three a bove , it appea r s
t hat th e Wes t End Citi zens Advi sory Commi tt ee did in fact
exerc i ie a powe r of ve to ove r the r e comme nd a tions a~d act i ons
of t he Atl a nt a Ho using Authority i n r ega rds to parc e l 19. Th e
Invitation for pro posa l s did not indicate in a ny manne r wh atsoever tha t th e concurrence of t h e We st End Ci t i ze ns Ad visory
Comm itt ee was a ne ce ssary factor in hav ing o nes ' prop:.:isa l
accept e d by t he At l an t a Hous ing Authority.
5.
It a ppears that th e Wes t End Citi ze ns Advisory Committ ee
did a compl ete abo ut fa ce in regards t o awa rdi ng pa rce l 19
at a ll wh e n Arke l l so n, Incorporated , r ath er than th e ir
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endorsee was r e comme nd ed by the Housing Authority to be
awarded the parc e l. It furth e r appears th at this Committee, throu gh its r e presen ta t ive ( a lawye r), s e ized
upon th e opportunity to sell th e Hou s ing Authority,
Alde rmanic Pl anni ng and Deve l o pme nt Commit t ee , a nd
othe rs conne cted t he rewith, o n th e id ea of r e fu s ing
all pro po sa l s on parc e l 19 and restudying same in
c onjunction with parc e ls 20 and 40, whe n in tot~l
f airnes s there wa s insuffici e nt r ea s on to d~ so.
Our information a nd be li ef is th a t this is one of the rar e occasions
in which the Atlant a Housing Authorit y f a il e d to award on the bas is of · the
bes t ~roposa l . . This action on the part of th ~ Atlanta Housing Authority
~au ses us to wonder upon what grounds a d e ni a l was in fa ct made . It would
appear that when bidd er s have me t all th e require me nts and objective s of
the Invitation for proposals and are genuinely interested ,in providing
much need ed housing in th e City of At l a nta, there would be no reason for
not awarding on the basis of the be st propos~l.
We presume th a t by th e filing of thi s r e ques t for r eco nsid eration,
all announcements that the Atl a nta Housing Authority made in connect ion
with the.awarding of c a ptione d · parc e ls will be .he ld in status quo pending
consid e ration of our r e ques t for r econa id e ration. Unl e ss we are imme di a t e ly
notifi e d to th e contra r y , we will assume th a t this is the case .
It is respe ctfully requ e sted that in the process of the reconsid e ratio n,
Arke ll son, Incorporated, be furt he r he ard on th e issues at such time and plac e
as th e Authority d eems fair and app ro priate.
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Mr. Edwar d H. Baxter , Reg i o na l Admini s tra t o r for DHUD
Mr. Edwin L. St e rne , c / o Wa re , Sterne a nd Griffin
Mr . Les t er H. Perse ll s , Exe cuti ve Di re ctor a nd Se c re t ary f or AH A
Mr . Howard Ope nshaw, Director of Red ~ve l opme nt for AHA

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�June 26. 1969
Mr. Tilman C. Cothran
Atlanta University
Atlanta. Georgia 30314
Dear Tilman:
May I acknowledge receipt of your letter of
June 24th.
This is to advise you that there is no vacancy
on the Atlanta Housing Authority. I reappointed
Mr. Edwin Sterne to succeed himself.
Sincet'ely11
Ivan Allen, Jr.
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�ATLANTA UNIVERSITY
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30314
PHON!; 404-523-4303
MULTI-PURPOS!; TRAINING C!;NTi;R
24 June 1969
The Honorable Ivan Allen. Jr.
Mayor, City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Sir:
It has come to the attention of the members of the Atlanta
Committee for Cooperative Action that there is a vacancy on the
Atlanta Public Housing Authority. Since a very high percentage of
residents of public housing are black and since there is only one
black member on the Authority, we strongly urge that another black
person be appointed to the Authority.
There is an urgent need to
make the Board's actions responsive to the needs of the community.
A new source of thought will facilitate the decision-making process.
A committee, composed of members of ACCA and other key
organizations, requests a meeting with you at the earliest possible
moment to discuss this vacancy and to discuss qualified potential
black appointees.
This matter is extremely important to the black community and
to the city since members of the Public Housing Authority are appointed
for a long period of time.
Sincerely yours,
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Tilman C. Cothran, Chairman
ACCA
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Mr.
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William Bohn
Charles Palmer
Alex Coffin, Atlanta Constitution
John Pennington, Atlanta Journal
Lonnie King
Jesse Hill
Alderman Q. V. Williamson
Senator Leroy Johnson
Rev . Samuel Williams
�June 30, J.969
fr. Lester H. Persells
Executive Director
Housing Authority of the City of Atlanta
824 Hurt Building
· tlanta, Georgia 30303 ·
Dear Les:
From time to tie the Housing Authority requests the Planning
nd roport on the f
ibility
of proposed Public Housing d velopments in certain locations.
Dep rtment to check on Community F cilities
Frequently this offic is not aware th t these loc .tions ar
und r conaiderut1on until fter the report b ck to the Housin Authority
by the Pl nning Department on such location and sometime not ven then.
In order to aooompli h tho duties nd funct1ons 1th bioh I
Housing Coordinator, it is essent1 1 th t I be ti ely
infor ed hen such loc tions r under oon .ider · tion.
am ch rg d .,
l und rst nd
11 the objections to pre ture publicity nd in
the vent tbe Housing Authority de ir s th t c rt in propo 1 be kept
quiet until oert in v nt have
t ri 11 ed, if o infor ed, I ill
be h ppy to honor
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Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
Cecil A. Alexander
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r. Collier B. Gl din
Planning Director
7th Floor, City Hall _
tlanta, Georgi
30303
De r Collier:
Fro
time to time the Housing Authority makes requests upon
your Dep rtm nt to ch ck on Com unity
oilities
on the· feasibil1 ty of proposed Public Houstn
c rtain loo tion, trom th
nd to report
develop
nts in
Pl nttlng D p rt ent st ndpo:lnt.
Fr queotly tbi office is not w re tha~ thes locations
re under consid r tion until ft r you report back to th
Housing Authority on such locations, nd so e t1 e not von tb n.
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Housing Coordin tor, it is
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r<t to :tutur p,..opo ls of
Public Hou ing th t thi offic b _o infor d h n
1 c lled up to look into th Co unity F cilit ,
pl nn , nd to r port th po ition of your Depa-rt
propo 1 •
Sin.o r ly,
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Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. /
Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
Cecil A. Alexander
D. Jons
Coordin tor
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�CITY OF ATLANTA
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
501 CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
J ly 25, 1969
CHARLES L. DAVIS
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
EDGAR A . VAUGHN , JR .
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
W. ROY SMITH
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Aut ority
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August 29, 1969
Mr. J. B. Schneider
Daly ... Public Relations
1177 Brickell ·Avenue
Miarni, Florida 33131
D ar Mr. Schneider:
Your letter of August 27, to the Office of the Mayor, requesting
8 x 10 black and white glo sy prints of an area Before and After developm nt,
has been referr d to me for reply.
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Unfortunat ly, this office does not have a Public Relation S ction,
nor do we have prints of -the type you desire.
By copy of thi lett r l am referring your i-equest to the Hou lng
Authority of tbe City ot Atlant , the City'
g nt for Red velopment und r
Urban R n w l and the NOP program . It is pos ibl th t the Housing
Authority may be able to assist you.
Sincer ly,
Malcolm D. Jones
Houaiu Coordi~tor
MDJ/mc
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Mayor Iv n All n, Jr~/
Mrs. M r
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Public Rel tion• Officet;"
Houi
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AU GUS T
27, -1969
1177 BRICKELL AVENUE
MIAMI 33131
358-0876
OFFI CE OF THE MA YO R
ATLANTA,
GEORGIA
DEAR S IR:
OUR FIRM IS
PRESENTATION FOR
DRAMATIC CHANGES
TODAY, INCLUD I NG
IN THE PROCESS OF PREPARING A
THE BUILDING INDUSTRY FEATUR I NG THE
THAT ARE TAKING PLACE IN OUR CITIES
YOUR CITY.
WE FEEL THAT THIS GROWTH CAN BEST BE DEPICTED
BY PICTURES OF AN AREA BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER
DEVELOPMENT.
WE ARE INT ERES TED IN OLD AREAS THAT
HAVE BEEN REDEVELOPED AS WELL AS UNDEVELOPED TERRITORY
THAT HAS BEEN OPENED UP BY GROWTH.
WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD ASK
YOUR PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT TO HANDLE THIS REQUEST
FOR US.
OuR REQUIREMENTS ARE 8 X 10 BLACK AND WHITE
GLOSSY PRINTS, IF THEY ARE AVAILABLE.
YOUR COOPERATION WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
SINCERE~Y
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August l p 1969
Mr . Cecil A. Alexander
44 Broad Street , N. w.
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
Dear Cecil:
Thank you for your letter of July 31 with copies of corre spondence regarding the Advisory Counnittee of the Atl nt Housing
Authority . I w s unaware of the controversy it reveals , but I gree
that there is mutual concern , and that it is in the best inter st
of the total conmunity for the Housing Resource Committee to accept
representation on The Atlanta Housing Authority Advisory Committee .
S~
ly yours ,
Butler T. Hender on
Associate Director
BTH :cd
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr .
Mr . Malcolm D. Jones
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Mr. Butler T. Henderson
159 Fo~at Avenue Jl.E., Suite Sl&l
Atlanta, Georgi, 0381
Dee utler:
Thi will confirm your ppoin
t 'to Nl"Ve on the AdYiaory C ...
alttu of ~b Atlanta Housing Authority u Np aentati of the
Houa1D1 beoUN · Coadttoe.
COPY
tncl.olled u,e oopi•• of lottee I ha¥ received Ngarding tbia
Committee.
Mr. Edwin Stern bu beo
Cecil A. Ale
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�July 24, 1969
MEMORANDUM
To :
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr .
From :
George Ber.ry
. Subject:
Attached letter from Mr . Roy LeCraw
I have reviewed the background of the ln Rem proceedings which resulted in the
demolition of the tructure at R•297 Prospect Place, N. E. in which Mr. LeCraw
has an interest. Mr . A . c. Wad_d ell in the Housing Code Division has a complete
file on the subject, including photographs of the property which indicate that the
improvement was badly deteriorated and appeared to be unusable. It was a small
brick warehouse type structure .
The In Rem proceedings tarted back in 1967. A public hearing was held ·on
June 28, 1967 at which Mr . LeCraw wa present representing the owner. He
request d more time to correct the deficiences of th property. After the
hearing,
letter wa e nt to the owner of record (Mr . LeCraw signed the
regi tered mail receipt) giving him 90 days to either correct the deficienc
existing in the building or demoli h the structure. Later that year, on November 22,
1967. the owner took ou.t permit to demoli h the tructure. No action w s ta.ken,
howeve:r, and th permit wa allowed to 1 pse.
There i
ome corre pondence in the file between th Building Department and
Mr. LeCraw r ga:rding th own rship of the property. Th 11e se m d to be ome
question a to th owner of record . A Mr . J ck Fagan i involv d; but it eem
that Mr. L Craw i-ep1i"es nt d Uber Mr . Fagan or whoev r w
d ignated a
own r whenever the City took any action on the matter . lnve tm nt Holding
Corpor tion of which Mr . L Craw b Pr , ident w s finally de ignated own r of
l' cord.
Whon it wa
vid nt th t th owner wa not going to tak
ny ction on th
structure, . th City in tituted it · regular in rem proc ding. Th Ordinanc
11 pas ed on J nuary 17, 1968. .A contr ct wa l t on October 23, 196
nd
it waa d moli• d in Nov mb r of 1968. A lden wa s entered on the record
in the amount of $485. 00 plus interest.
�Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr .
Page 2
July 24, 1969
Mr. LeCraw' s statement that the City went out to the place "without his knowledge"
is hard to explain in view of what is in the file . - It could be that he thought he was
due some additional notice prior to the time that demolition began in view of the time
lapse since the hearing was held, notice was sent, etc .
In my view, this is a pretty air•tight case and there is no apparent evidence that
the Building Department did not act in a c c ordanc e with their established policies
and in accordance with what is expected of them.
GB :je
�July 28, 1969
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Mr. Roy LeCraw
Suite 208
2793 Clairmont Road, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia 31329
De r Roy:
1 checked up on the matt r of the In-Rem.
proceedings against your property at ?.97 Prospect
Place, N. E. , and the fliUGw ing inform tion was
furni hed me by the Housing Department of the city.
If I may be of further assistan.c e to you in this matter
ple e advise.
Sine rely,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
IAJr:am
�CITY OF .ATLANT.A
July 24, 1969
CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GA. 30303
Tel. 522-4463 Area Cod e 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:
George Berry
Subject:
Attached letter from Mr . Roy LeCraw
o{io
I have reviewed the background of the In Rem proceedings which resulted in the
demolition of the structure at R-297 Prospect Place, N. E. in which Mr . LeCraw
has an interest. Mr. A . C. Waddell in the Housing Code Division has a complete
file on the subject, including photographs of the property which indicate that the
improvement was badly deteriorated and appeared to be unusable. It was a small
brick warehouse type structure.
The In Rem proceedings started back in 1967. A public hearing was held on
June 28, 1967 at which Mr. LeCraw was present representing the owner . He
requested more time to correct the deficiences of the property. After the
hearing, a letter was sent to the owner of record (Mr. Le Craw signed the
registered mail receipt) giving him 90 days to either correct the deficiences
existing in the building or demolish the structure . Later that year, on Novemb er 22,
1967, the owner took out a permit to demolish the structure. No action was taken,
however, and the permit was allowed to lapse.
There is som e correspondence in the file b etween the Building Departm ent and
Mr. LeCraw regarding the ownership of the property. Ther e seemed to be some
question as to the owner of record. A Mr. Jack Fagan is involved , but it s eems
that Mr. LeCraw represented either Mr. Fagan or whoever was designated as
owner whenever the City took any action on the matter. Investment Holding
Corporation of which Mr. LeCraw is President was finally designated owner of
record.
When it was evident that the owner was not going to take any action on the
structure , the City instituted its regular in rem proceeding. The Ordinance
was passed on January 17, 1968. A contract was let on October 23, 1968 and
it was demolished in November of 1968 . A lien was entered on the record in
the amount of $485. 00 plus interest.
�Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
Page 2
July 24, 1969
Mr. Le Craw's statement that the City went out to the place "without his knowledge"
is hard to explain in view of what is in the file_. It could be that he thought he was
due some additional notice prior to the time that demolition began in view of the time
lapse since the hearing was held, notice was sent, etc.
In my view, this is a pretty air-tight case and there is no apparent evidence that
the Building Department did not act in accordance with their established policies
and in accordance with what is expected of them.
GB:je
�ROY leCRAW
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De r ~r . Mc ~inn i s :
I am e ncl osin~ o photo s t at copy of the b i ll y ou j ui:;t
sent me .
'l'.re fsc t s are t his is most e ~ibarr .... s-in;.: since the .City
went out to t ti s place withont m;-, Knowl edge or c onsent
and tore down the hu lld-\ nP· whioh 11 s a lit t le fact ory
bi ildinQ: constructed of old bri o k whic h I c ould have
sold . I co u ld have had t he bttilclinf' t o.ken down without
8 ny expense to r:10 but yo in J'Onr ~reat wisdom saw f it
to wreck i t and take all t e n st 1. -rial t:tnd n w want to
chsr e ~07 e ; ~ in ad~~tion.
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thin rrn like t his and I t hlnk it 18 quit e unfoir to t . e
citizens of Atlant R.
~ I wou ld li l<e to r ~ques t
tha t t is ch1-1rg e b e o anoe l ed
e.nd if t his i s not d o ne I mmposo I ' ll ha ve to let t h e
City conf i:rnate t· •e property .
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cc: ttoyor Ivsn Allen V
Dear Ivan:
This is just one of the l i ttle unfair things that
employees sometime do down the line.
�C1
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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
REVENUE COLLECTION DIVISIO~
105 CITY HALL
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
CHARLES L. DAVIS
DI R ECTOR OF F IN ANCE
WILLIAMS. M cGINNIS
R EVE N U E COLL E CTOR
Re : Li e n No . /
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OF THE CITY OF
ATLANTA. GEORGIA
S. W. _. Atlanta, Georgia 30310
758 -0916
October 3, 1969
Mro George J. Berry
Deputy Chief Administrative Office
City of Atlanta
·
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgi.a 30303
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Dear Mr. Berry,
In reply to your letter of September 17, 1969, concerning office
equipment furnished to Central Relocation Service previously located
on Seminole Avenue, N.E ••
This office is presently located at 520 Whitehall Terrace, S.Wo
where the equipment is still in use except for:
1 - Desk # 311
1 1 -
4 Drawer File 560
4 Drawer Stack File
5612
1 - Desk (No number)
which I am returning to youo
Please acknowledge receipt of these items and credit inventory list
signed by Mro VoRe Wilkes.
Ver:, '1.'.ruly Yours,
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Chief, Demolition and Maintenance
OMO:vs
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October 7, 1969
MEMORANDUM
To :
Charles L . Davis
Fromt
George Berry
Subject·
Office Furniture Loaned to Central Relocation Service
Back in 1966 , the Fina.nee Department loaned to the Atlanta Housing
Authority everal pieces of offk-e furnitur and equipment £or use by
the Central Relocation Service . It was then locat d at 516 Seminole
Avenue, N, E .
The C entral Relocation Service i no longer loc t d at this site , nd
I recently heard that they w r no longer u ing the furniture that we
lo ned to them. I reque ted Mr . Oliv r Owenby to return the
furniture rec ntly so that it could b used in conjunction with th
con ultant ' work on the lZtb. floor . He dvised me that only the
following furniture w
not in u -e:
l De k
1 4 .. D:r
1 4•Dr
1 Desk


311


wer File S60
wer Stack File 5612
(No Number)
He return d thi furnitur , and it w.
rec iv d byl:by Mr. Tum r nd
put in us by th con1ultant on the 12th floor. It would b , ppreciat d
if you would not your inv ntory records accordingly,
GB:j a
�September 30, 1969
Mr. Alex W. Smith
Attorney at Law
Twenty- Fourth Floor
First National Bank Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Alex:
I am attempting to locate a qualified Negro citizen
who is living in one of the public housing units to
fill the vac ncy created by Frank Etheridge ' s de th.
As you,kno , I hold Herbert Ringle in the highest
regard but feel that this appointment hou come
from the direction which I have indicat d.
With pprecia
n, I am
Sincer lyyours,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
IAJr:lp
�SMITH, COHEN, RINGEL, KOHLER, MARTIN & LOWE
ALEXANDER w. SM ITH ,eee-1 .. e,4
I. T . COHEN
HERBERT A. RINGEL
ALEXAND ER W. SMITH
BEN KO HLER , JR.
ARTHUR B . L. MARTIN
SAM F. LO WE, JR.
DEJONGH FRANKLIN
H.A.STEPHENS,JR.
CHARLES F.BARNWELL
THOMAS D'ALESSIO
JOHN W. CHAMBERS
ROBERT I, PALLER
ROBERT C. FIELD
MEADE BURNS
HOKE SMITH
DAVID J. HARRIS
RALPH H. HICKS
RALPH H. WITT
WILLISTON C. WH ITE
RONALD W . HARTLEY
HOMER A. HOUCHINS, JR.
ROBERT W. BEYNART
MALCOLM H. R IN GEL
J. ARTHUR MOZLEY
JAMES R . BEACH,JR.
WILLIAM T. JOHNSON
JOEL B. P\ASSICK
A. B . ORTHWEIN , JR .
ROBERT D . PANNELL
HILLYER Meo. YOUNG
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
TWENTY-FOURTH
FLOOR
ALEXANDER W. SMITH, SR .
1ee1-,._213
THEODORE A . HAMMOND
1ee1-1s,32
FIRST NATIONAL BANK TOWER
TWO PEACHTREE STREET, N. W.
V I C T OR LAMAR SMITH
ESTES
DOREMUS
1864-IQ!59
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
R. E. LEE FIELD
September 29, 1969
or
COUNS~L
W ILLI AM J. WADE
EDWARD S . KEL L Y
TELEPHONE
4 0 4 / 521-\200
Honorable Ivan Allen
Mayor
City of Atlanta
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Ivan:
I am wondering if you plan to appoint someone in the near
future to fill the vacancy · on the Atlanta Housing Authority
Board brought about by Frank Etheridge's untimely death.
If so, I should like to suggest consideration of my partner, Herbert Ringel.
I have discussed this matter briefly with Herbert, and
frankly do not know if he would be willing to serve even
if you felt he should be appointed.
I do know, however, that
Herbert is unusually well qualified for this position.
Herbert moved to Atlanta from Brunswick in 1946 and joined
our firm, after serving as a Naval officer in the Pacific.
While in Brunswick, he had worked very closely with the
Mayor in organizing the Brunswick Housing Authority and
was its first attorney. He also had served as Regional
Attorney for the Public Housing Authority and thus is quite
knowledgeable in most phases of governmental and municipal
housing. Perhaps you are aware of Herbert's acute interest
in religious, cultural and community affairs and of his
service as President of The Temple and as past President of
B'Nai B'Rith and the American Jewish Committee. His activities, of course, included many other areas of leadership
with the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Community, and many
other involvements.
�Honorable Ivan Allen
September 29, 1969
Page Two
I thought I should bring his name to your attention since
I felt it was rare ·to have someone with his background
in housing who might be available to fill this vacancy.
I will be glad to discuss this matter further with you
if you care to do so.
Warm regards.
AWS/c
�:R.XC~5>S
A TL AN T A , GEORGI A o 30302
October 20, 1969
Mr . Dan Sweat
Mayor's Office
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Dan:
It was a pleasure to see you at the Atlanta Jaycee Political Rally
at Plaza Park October 3. I was glad to see that you had the chance to
stop by. From all we have heard, it was successful in every respect.
Your ideas and assistance from the beginning were very helpful, and
we certainly are appreciative. Jack Delius was very cooperative and the
Showmobile worked out very well. Also, Superintendent Royal with the
Police Traffic Division worked with us in handling traffic problems_ in
the area in an efficient manner.
The Atlanta Jaycees and myself appreciate your assistance in helping make the Political Rally a success. You may be interested to know
that some film from the Rally was shown on the NBC Today Show on October
7. We, of course, were very glad to hear this. Thanks again, and if
we can work with you in any way in the future, please let us know.
Alfred K. Barr
Research Manager
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KING
&
TRUST CO1'\PANY OF GEORGIA
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
30303
404 525 - 0481
Date:
OCtolNlr 15 , 196
MEMORANDUM TO:
ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE
PROCEEDS OF THE FOLLOWING CONDEMNATION CASE:
RE:
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA,
Wild.IA B. EVJI.WS
'f Al,
GEORGIA v.
Case No. D.....US24
P arce 1 No. a-16


, Project No. ·
-11


This is to notify you that on the 13th day of
0C:'teltlU. 1 9
$ 28,.000. 00
was paid into the Registry of the Court in the
above styled case.
Any unpaid taxes or other valid claims must come out of this
award. As you know, the property owner may pay the taxes or other
claims himself and take the full amount of the award himself or take
the award less the unpaid taxes and other claims. In any event,
after the taxes have been paid, tax proration may be obtained from
the Housing Authority, and you may contact Mr. William Swanson,
523-6074 concerning this.
CC :
The Honorable Arthur K. Bolton, Attorney General
The Honor able Ha r old Sheats, Fulton County Attorney
Mr. J ack Camp , Ta x Commi ssioner fo r City of Atlanta & Ful ton County
Mr. w. S . McG inni s , Re v enu e Collecto r fo r City of Atla nta
Mayor I v an Allen /
Mr . William Eugene Harrison
Mi s s Julia B. Ell iott
Mr. William R. Greenl e a f
�October 20 , 196 9
Mr . Les Persells
Exe c utive Director
Atlanta Housing Authority
824 Hurt Building
Atl anta , Georgia. 30303
Dear Les:
A Mr . Johnson Shell hae called t his office reque sting
assistance in being located in one of th public h ousing
projects for the elderly. l advised him that we would
forward his request to the Housing Authority. His
address is 621 Gre n ferry Avenue , S. W ., Apt. 448 .
lt will be ppr ci ted if you could h v one of the
Centr 1 Relioc tion Sel'vice wo:rk r contact him and
off r esista.nce .
Very truly yours ,
Georg J. Berry
Deputy Chi f Administr tlv
Offlc r
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EDWIN L. STERNE
CHAIRMAN
GEORGE S. CRAFT
VIC( CHAIRMAN
OWARD!APNSH A W
J. B. SLAYTON
DIR E CTOR OF
FRANK G. ETHERIDGE
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JACK F . GLENN
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HURT BUIL D ING
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303
JACKSON 3-6074
October 21, 1969
Mr. Jack
West End
878 York
Atlanta,
K. Bohler, President
City Advisory Committee
Avenue, SW
Georgia 30310
Dear Mr. Bohler:
The Planning and Development Committee of the Board of Aldermen has
requested that I extend to you an invitation to be heard on the
matter of Pa. reel 19 in the West End Urban Redevelopment Area at
their ne~t meeting , to be held on Friday, October 31 at 2 P.M. in
Committee Room # 2, City Hall.
Please advise if you will be able to attend this meeting.
Very truly yours,
Howard Opensha
Director of Redevelopment
HO:pc
cc: ~ onorabl e Iv an Allen , J r . Mayor
Mr. Edward H. Bax ter
Mr. Edwi n L. Sterne
Members, Planning and Development Committee
j
�EDWIN L. STERNE
LESTER H . PERSE LL S
CHAIRMAN
E XE CUTIVE DIRECT OR AP..::::> !'.">ECRETARY
CARL T ON GARRETT
DIR E CTOR
GEORGE S. CRAFT
OF
F IN ANCE
VICE CHA IR MAN
GILBERT H . BOGGS
D IR E C TOR OF
HOU S ING
HOWARD OPENSHAW
J. B . SLAYTON
DIRECTOR O F R E D E VELOPM E NT
FRANK G. ETHERIDGE
GEORGE _!i . SAND ER
TECHN1cAC D IR E CTOR
JACK F . GLENN
824
HURT BUILDING
ATLANTA , GEORGIA 30303
JAC KSON 3-6074
October 21, 1969
Mr. Elvin Mitchell, President
Arkellson, Incorporated
2794 Chaucer Drive, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30311
Dear Mr. Mitchell:
The Planning and Development Committee of the Board of Aldermen h as
requested that I extend to you an invitation to be heard on the
matter of Parcel 19 in the West End Urban Redevelopment Area at
their next meeting, to be held on Friday, Oct ober 31 at 2 P.M. in
Committe e Room# 2, City Hall.
Please advise if you will be able to attend this meeting.
Very truly yours,
~
Howard Openshaw
Director of Redevelopment
HO:pc
cc:
Honorable Ivan Allen, J r. , Mayor
Mr. Edward H. Baxter
Mr. Edwin L . Sterne
Members, Planning and Development Committee
.
�CITY OF .ATLANT.A
OFFICE OF MODEL CITIES PROGRAM
October 17, 1969
673 Capitol Avenue, S .W.
Atlanta, Ga . 30315
404-524-8876
Ivan Allen Jr., Mayor
J. C. Johnson, Director
Mr. Lester Persells
Executive Director
Atlanta Housin~ Authority
824 Hurt Building
Atlanta , Georgia
30303
Dear Mr. Parsells:
Pursuant to the meeting held October 16th, amo~g the representatives
of the Model Cities Agency~ the Atlanta Housing Authority, and the
Mass Convention, Inc., the following actions were proposed ~
1.
That a committee be formed to resolve the difficulties which
have arisen concerning relocation housing in the Model Cities
Area, the C-4 Peoplestown Site and any other problems. This
committee will be composed of representatives of the Model
Cities Agency, the Atlanta Housing Authority, and the Mass
Convention, Inc.
2.
That the Model Cities Agency be responsible for. .f ormulating
and coordinating this committee.
3.
That the Atlanta Housing Authority halt all activity in the
Model Cities Area, except that which cannot be halted because
of legal Qbligations, until the relocation housing problem
has been satisfactorily resolved.
The difficulties discussed at the October 16th meeting indicated
that a committee of this nature is essential if the Model Cities
Program is to proceed as an innovative program with maximum citizen
participation at all stages of the program. It is also essential ,
that this proppsed committee attempt to resolve these difficulties
�Mro Le$ter Persells
Page Two
October 17 , 1969
as soon as possible and to open channels of comrntinieatian among
the various groups involved in order that activities in the Model
Cities Area can be resumed as soon as possibleo
Sincerely,
.
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Johnny C. Johnson
Executive Director
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cc :
Mr. Howard Openshaw, Atlanta Housing Authority
Mr .
Mr .
Mr .
Mr o
Jim Heru.ey , Atlanta Housing Authority
Hugh Peterson, J r ., At torney
Lowell Dicke r son , Mode l Citie s Housing Center
Rober t Dok s on , Atl a nta Legal Aid Society
�7
KING
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SP
ATLANTA, GEORGI
MRMORANDUM TO~
ALL P ERSONS CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN
TiiE P ROC EEDS OF' THE FOLLOWING CONDEMNATION CASE:
RE:
THE HOUS ING AUTHORITY OF' "rHE CITY OF ATLANTA,
GEORGIA V .


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• # ft Ala
casE:· No .
»-409"
Pa:cel No. __2o--,.__~7~
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, Project No.
A-2-fJ)
This is to notify y ou tha t on the
Z4tb day of 001:Q'ber. 1.t6
$---s~s~,-eH9H-- - - - was paid into the Registry of the Court in the
above siy1€d cas e.
Any unpaid taxes o r other valid claims must come out o f this
award. As y o u know, the property owner may pay the taxes or o ther
claims himse l f and take the f ull a moun t of th e award h i mse lf o r t a ke
the award less the unpa id taxes and other c laims . In any e vent,
after the t a xes have bee n paid, tax p roration may be obtained from
t he Hous i ng Author ity, and you ma y contact Mr. William Swanson,
523-6074 concerning tl1is.
Please h ave t he property owner take care of any utilities up
to
. . ._. M. 1069
, the date of taking. Please forward
the Housing Au thority's share of a ny prepaid rentals to Mr . Wi lliam
Swan son, Atlanta Housing Authority, 824 Hurt Building, Atlanta,
Georgia 30303.
CC:
The Honorable Arthur K. Bolton,
ttorney General
The Honorable Haro ld Sheats, Fu lton County Attorney
Mr. Jack Camp, Tax Commissioner fo r City of Atla nta & Fulton County
Mr. W. S . McGinnis, Revenue Collector for City of Atlanta
Mayor Ivan Allen
Mr. William Eugene Ha rris on
Miss Julia B. Elliott
Mr. William R. Greenleaf
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Dir
tor
()303
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�EDWI N L, STERIJE
L ES TER H . PER SEL L ~
CHAIRMAN
EX ECUT I VE DIREC T O R A ~::, S L:':R i:: 1 1'.RY
CARL TON GARRE TT
GEORGE S . CR A FT
DIREC T O R
or
FIN/d / CE
VICE CH A I R MA N
GILB ER T H . BOGGS
D I REC T O R O F
MOU S IN G
HO WAR D OPENSHAW
J, B. BLAY T ON
D I R E C 1"0R OF RCD E V E LOPtA E NT
FRAN K G. ETHERI DGE
G EO RGE R. SAN D ER
T EC lt N I C AL D IR E CT OR
JAC K F. GLE NN
82 4
H UR T
H UIL O IN G
A TL ANTA, GE ORG IA 3 0 303
JACKSON 3-6074
November
5, 1969
Mr . Pa ul B . I vey,
La nJ. A 5 e ut
Ci t y of Atla nta
96 Mitchell Street, SH
Atla nta , Geo rgi a 30303
Re:
Bedford- Pi ne Urba n
Redevelopment Area
Pro j ect N.D. P. Ga . A- 2-( l )
Dear .l'flr . I vey :
In exami ning t he c urrent
that t he small parcel of
l o ca t ed a t t h e Southwes t
Drive , i s to b e combine d
plans fo r the a bove pro j ec t, we find
land , 01,m ed by t he City of Atlanta,
corne r o f Parkway Dr i ve and Fe l ton
with t he abutting property fo r a p a rk .
On Augu s t 18, 1969, we sent you a l e ga l desc r iption o f the
property involv ed . I f you 1vill prepare the Deed of Conveyanc e
fo r the c onsideration of $600 , and present i t wi th a c erti f i ed
co py of the Re soluti o n to Mr . Ra l ph r-To n t gorne ry, Escrow Department, Lavry -ers 'l' i t l e I ns ur a nc e Corporntio n, 30 Pr yo r St ree t, S . W.,
we c an conclude the t r a n sa c t ion .
Very truly yours,
I
William R . Gre enleaf
Chie f Rea l Esta t e
Acquisi tion Branc h
cc :
Mr. Rodney Cook .
Mr . Dan Swea t V
Mr . Cha r les L . Da v i s
�KING
&
SPAL
NG
TRUST CO.M.PANY 01" GEORGIA
LDING • ~
1
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
3
303/j-
404 525-0 4 81
MEMORANDUM TO:
ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE
PROCEEDS OF THE FOLLOWING CONDEMNATION CASE:
RE:
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA,
GEORGIA v.
METRO REALTY & INVESTMENT CORP ~T AL
Case No. B-49 293
Parcel No.
13-3
, Project No.
A-2-(3)
This is to notify you that on the 28th day of
October, 1969
18,400°00
was paid into the Registry of the Court in the
$
above styled case.
Any unpaid taxes or other valid claims must come out of this
award. As you know, the property owner may pay the taxes or other
claims himself and take the full amount of the award himself or take
th e awa rd less the unpaid taxes and other claims. In any event,
a f t e r the tax es have been paid, tax proration may be obtained from
the Housing Authority, and you may contact Mr. William Swanson ,
523-6074 concerning this.
CC:
The Hon o rab le Ar thu r K. Bol t on , Attorney Ge nera l
The Hono rab l e Harold Sheats, Ful t on County Attorn e y
Mr. Jack Camp, Tax Commiss ioner for City of Atlanta & Fulton County
Mr. w. S. McGinnis, Revenue Collector for City of Atlanta
Mayor Ivan Allen
Mr . William Eugene Harrison
Miss Julia B. Elliott
Mr. William R. Greenleaf
Mr. J. c. Brogden, President 0 Metro Realty & mnvestment corp~
1783 Washington Ave, East Point, Georgia 30344
�KING
&
SPALD
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
3
404 525 - 0481
Date:
October 30, 1969
MEMORANDUM TO:
ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE
PROCEEDS OF THE FOLLOWING CONDEMNATION CASE:
RE:
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA,
GEORGIA v.
JAMES & LILLIE WRIGHT, ET AL
Case No. B-48146
Parcel No. 19-6 & 18
, Project No.
A-2- (3)
This is to notify you that on the
28thday of
October
was paid into the Registry of the Court in the
above styled case.
$ 8,400 . 00
Any unpaid taxes or other valid claims must come out of this
award. As you know, the property owner may pay the taxes or other
claims himself and take the full amount of the award himself or take
the award less the unpaid taxes and other claims.
In any event,
after the taxes have been paid , tax proration may be obtained from
the Housing Authority, and you may contact Mr. William Swanson ,
523-6074 concerning this .
JHWJr/mr
Jr.
CC:
The Honorable Arthur K. Bolton, Attorney General
The Honorable Harold Sheats, Fulton County Attorney
Mr. Jack Camp, Tax Commissioner for City of Atlanta & Fulton County
Mr. w. s. McGinnis, Revenue Collector for City of Atlanta
Mayor Ivan Allen
Mr. William Eugene Harrison
Mis~ Julia B. Elliott
Mr. William R. Greenleaf
Mro William H. Major, Attorney for Condemnee
Heyman &Sizemore, 310 Fulton Federal Bldgo , Atlanta 0 Gao
�November 14, 1969
Dr. William Holm.es Borders
Pastor, Wheat Street Baptist Church
24 Youge Street, N. E.
Atlanta, Georgia
Dear Dr. Borders:
I
By authority vested in me, I have appointed you to
the Atlanta Housing Authority for a term expiring on
June 10, 1·9 77.
I am most g rateful for your willingness to serv.e, and
with kindest per -onal regard , I a1n
Sincerely yours,
Ivan Allen, Jr.
Mayor
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�KING
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SP~I~G
TRUST CO.MPANY OF GEOR~IA BbILDING
ATLANTA,GE0RGit) 30303
404 525 -0 481
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MEMORANDUM TO:
ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE
PROCEEDS OF THE FOLLOWING CONDEMNATION CASE:
RE:
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA,
GEORGIA v.
LESTER HARRIS , ET At.
case No. s- 49372
, Project No. A 2 (l)
Parcel No.
9-4, Area C4
This is to notify you that on the lath day of ~N~o143.215.248.55eH&lbBB-@&EE' - - - - - $ 575 00
was paid into the Registry of the Court in the
above styled case.
Any unpaid taxes or other valid claims must come out of this
award. As you know, the property owner may pay the taxes or other
claims himself and take the full amount of the award himself or take
the award less the unpaid taxes and other claims. In any event,
after the taxes have been paid; tax proration may be obtained from
the Housing Authority, and you may contact Mr. William Swanson,
523-6074 concerning this.
By:
CC:
~LZIL~
lack H. Wat on, Jr.
The Honorable Arthur K. Bolton, Attorney General
The Honorable Harold Sheats , Fulton County Attorney
Mr. Jack Camp, Tax Commissioner for City of Atlanta & Fulton County
Mr. W. S. McGinnis, Revenue Collector for City of Atlanta
Mayor Ivan Allen
Mr. William Eugene Harrison
Miss Julia B. Elliott
Mr. William R. Greenleaf
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CASE NO. B-44 7 4i COUN ry GEORGIA
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MRS. LOUISE SMITH HALL, ET AL a
SUPERIOR COURT OF FULTON COUNT'i
IN REM
DISMISSAL OF PETITION
Comes now THE HOUSING AUTHORI TY OF THE CITY OF
AT~1TA, GEOl:lGIA, t hrou g h its a ttorneys , and diamisges its
petition filed in this c ase o
Thie
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day of November , 1969 .
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE
CITY OF ATLANTA , GEORGIA
f or Condemnor
King & S?ald ing
Trust Company of Georgia
Atlanta , Georgi a 30303
Phone:
525-0481
CERTIF ICATE OF SE.HVICE .
Thi s is t o certify that I have this d ~y served the
foll owing defe ndant s in the above.- :atyled c ase , Mrs. Loui.se Smit h
Hall, Route 1, Hl ram, ~eorgia (Paulding County), c .ty o f Atlant a ;
Wi lli am S . McG ~nnis , Revenue Collector for The City _of Atlan t a r
Jack Ca mp , Tax Commissioner f or The Ci ty of Atla nta and_Ful t on
County; Fult on County; and The State of Georgia by ma iling a
CO?Y
of the foregoing di s missal by depositing in the UJ11it e d
• State s Ma il a c opy of s am.~ in u prope r ly Qddfess<;Jd envetope
with adequate postage thereon.
This
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day
ox:
1'1ov embe-r, 1969.
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Jack H. Watson , Jr,,
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KING
&
SPALDING
TRUST CO.M.PANY OF GEORGIA BUILDING
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
30303
4 04 525 - 0481
Date:
Dec ember 3, 1969
MEMORANDUM TO:
ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE
PROCEEDS OF THE FOLLOWING CONDEMNATION CASE:
RE:
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA,
GEORGIA v.
ALMA J . FORREST . ET 1{L
case No. - a=- -..
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4-egrEQ
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Parcel No.
48--4, A.Lea CST9
This is to notify you. th~ t on the !i4Ut
day of
$_ _.,.__..._ ,__ _ _ _ _ was paid into the Registry of the
~ov-enm•r
ourt in the
abo~~ 7 l~yP9d case.
Any unpaid taxes or other valid claims must come out of this
award. As you know, the property owner may pay the taxes or other
claims himself and take the full amount of the award himself or take
the award less the unpaid taxes and other claims.
In any event,
after the taxes have been paid, tax proration may be· obtained from
the Housing Authority, and you may contact Mr. William Swanson,
523-6074 concerning this.
CC:
The Honorable Arthur K. Bolton, Attorney General
The Honorable Harold Sheats, Fulton County Attorney
Mr. Jack Camp, Tax Commissioner for City of Atlanta & Fulton County
Mr. W. s. McGinnis, Revenue Collector for City of Atlanta
Mayo r Ivan Allen
Mr. William Eugene Harrison
Miss Julia B. Elliott
Mr. Wi l liam R. Greenleaf
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EDWIN L. STERNE
LF.Sl ER H . PEPSELLS
CtcAIJ\M.:..U
Ctl:CUTI YL: Dlll C CTO ll ,-.._-::, S£CR(TARY
CARLTON GARRE TT
OIH(Cl O J.t
G~OflGE S. CRAFT
or
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VICC CH.\l kMAH
GILUERT II. UOGGS
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TCCHNICAL DIHL~T OR
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JAC KSO tl 3-&074
November 14, 1969
RE:
PARCEL 4
MODEL C rr I ES URBAN
REDEVELOPH2~NT A REA
PROJE CT GEORGIA A-2-3
Gent l e me n:
We are offering for sa l e and deve lopmen t a 5.43 acre tract
approxin,a t e ly tl1re e - qt::.~rters of a mil e southeast fro:11 th e
stadium. A dime nsional dra wing and location map of the
property ii att a ched.
The development mu st consist of not less than fort y
and no t more than fi f ty t c wnh o u s e dwel l ing uni ts for low
and mod e rate inc ome famili es and must be built unde r th e
Conununity Unit P l a n.
The d ev e lopr:-,e nt must con f o r m to t.h e
requir e me nt s of th e Mod e l Citi es Urban Re d e v e l opme n t Pl a n
which ha s b e en adopte d by th e Authority and the City o f
Atlanta.
The minimum price will b e e stabli s h ed b y the Fede r a l
Housin g Ad.ministration a n d compe titio n will b e on t he b a s i s
of a r c hi t e ctu ra l d es i g n, qu a lity o f propos e d c on s tru ct i o n,
and the financial r e sponsibility and demon s trated capability
of the Redevelop e r.
The Re dev e loper must:
(a )
be a n on- pro fit or~ani zation or a pro f it
motivate d dev e lope r who agree s in his
proposa l to se ll the development under a
turn - k ey arrangeme n t to a sponsor who is
a non-prof it orga ni za tion;
�Page Two
{b)
reside or be located in the Model Cities
Area and be engaged in business or nonprofit endeavors in the .Model Cities Area;
(c)
demon s tr at e a substantial and meaningful
degree of co1rnnuni ty involvement in the
Mode l Cities Area; -and
(d) _ demonstr a te a cap ab ility for and an
intention of providing maximum employment
opportunities for Model Cities' residents
in the redevelopment of this parcel.
The Atlanta Hous ing Authority ,:,1i ll complete the following site
improvements at no co st to che developer:
1.
The con s truction of Primrose Street through
the Project Site from Tu skegee Avenue to
Atlanta Avenue.
Primrose Street will have
a 50' right-of-way and wil l be constructed
in accordance with standard City of Atlanta
specifications.
2.
The installation of necessary uti.li ty lines
(sewer and water) as a re needed to serve the
proposed development.
These utility lines
will be install ed in conjunction with the
construction of Primrose Street.
In the case
of sewer lines, n e c ess ary laterals will be
stubbed out at the property lines.
3.
The installation of necessary storm drainages
to alleviate any flooding that takes plac e in
the lowe r part of the site.
4.
Rough grading v1ill b e done in accordance with
an approved site plan . The rough grading is
not to be constru ed to mean finish ed elevations
but to mean general conformance to the proposed
development.
The proposals must be submitted in triplicate on our forms in
sealed envelopes and opened at a public me eting in our office
at 10: 00 o'clock A. M. on January 7, 1970.
�Page Three
1.
The Redevelope r shall submit not more
than four pan e ls, maximum size 2' x 3',
restricted to black and white drawings,
including:
(a)
S it e P 1 ,1 n_, at 1 " - 4 0 I 0 II s c a 1 e
showing proposed development of
entire site.
(b)
Floor Plun(s), at 1/8" - 1'0"
scale s11owing each type of unit.
(c)
Elevations, a t l/8 11 - 1 1 0 11 scale
showing t ypical el evations.
(d)
Pe~spective(s), optiona l
2.
Narrative Desc riotion of Prooosed Devel opmen t.
The narrative shall pre se nt full information about the Proposal
including es timat e d construction cost, construction material,
proposed l andscaping, proposed r e nt ranges and management program,
and spe cia l faci lities to be provided.
The n a rrative shall include
th e proposed method of financing the deve lopme nt a nd an indication
of the ability of the participants or sponsors to _obtain construction and permanent financing based on the Prop osal submitted. Also
inclu ded with the narrativ e should be the name s of the architec t
and prof ess ional coll ab orators for the developme nt.
A propos a l
deposit or bond of $1,000 is r equired with the Proposa l.
Earnest Money of $3,000 is to be paid at the time of sig ning the
contr act (the proposal d epos it may be credited against this amount)
and the balanc e at the time of closing , which must be not late r
than nin ety (90 ) days after th e signing of the contract.
Constructi on
mu st start not l ate r than thirty (30) days after the closing of the
tran sac tion.
If you need additional information, or desire the proposal forms,
please advise us.
Ver~y
tr~ly yours,
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L~ ~W~~
I.·
PEV:hcn
Enclosure
Philip / E. Vrooman, Chief
Real Estate Disposition Branch


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404 525 -0
Date: __M
n~e~c~e~mb
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MEMORANDUM TO:
ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE
PROCEEDS OF THE FOLLOWING CONDEMNATION CASE:
RE:
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA,
GEORGIA v.
JOHN PLANT , ET AL
Case No. B-497 9 1
Parcel No. 2 9-32 ,
, Project No.
A- 2-( 3 )
C5T21
This is to noti.fy you that on the 5t h
day of D ecemb r
$ 5 ,2 00 QQ
was paid into the Registry of the Court in the
above styled case.
Any unpaid taxes or other valid claims must come out of this
award. As you know, the property owner may pay the taxes or other
claims himself and take the full amount of the award himself or take
the award less the unpaid taxes and other claims.
In any event,
after the taxes have been paid, tax proration may be obtained from
the Housing Authority, and you may contact Mr. William Swanson,
523-6074 concerning this.
CC:
The Honorable Arthur K. Bolton, Attorney General
The Honorable Harold Sheats, Fulton County Attorney
Mr. Jack Camp, Tax Commissioner for City of Atlanta & Fulton County
Mr. W. S. McGinnis, Revenue Collector for City of Atlanta
Mayor Ivan Allen
Mr. William Eugene Harrison
Miss Julia B . Elliott
Mr. William R. Greenleaf
�824 Hurt Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Telephone 523-6074
December 2, 1969
Mr. Peter P. Gil
Associate Dean for Teaching Programs
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alfred P. Sloan School of Management
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Dear Peter:
Thanks for your letter of November 26, 1969 and congratulations on
your new assignment.
I checked with City Hall and have been advised that Mr. Bill Bush,
assistant Water Works General Manager, will represent the City of
Atlanta at the Third M.I.T. Program for Urban Executives to be held
in January. Mr. Bush promised to forward his application to you
this week.
In loving memory of Polly Karb, I am enclosing a check in the amount
of five dollars toward the purchase of a painting.
Best wishes for the holiday season and continued success with the
Program for Urban Executives.
Very truly yours,
Howard Openshaw
Director of Redevel opment
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Enclosure
cc:
Mr. Dan Sweat
�December 2, 1969
Mr. Les Percells
Executive Director
Atlanta Housing Authority
824 Hutt Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30 302
£
Dear Les :
Herewith is a draft of a Sub-Lease Agreement between the City of
Atlanta and the Atlanta Transit System , Inc., submitted for approval
by the Housing Authority, owner and Lessor of the subject property.
As you are aware, the City of Atlanta proposes to sub-lease the premises to the Atlanta Trans it System , Inc., for " Project Intercept11 - a joint effort of the City, Atlanta Transit, and Central Atlanta Progress, Inc ., to relieve the central business district of traffic congestion. The premises will be used for parking only, with shuttlebus service being provided to and from the downtown area.
Please note that the draft of the Sub--Lease Agreement satisfied the
requirements set forth in paragraph (8) of the City-Housing Authority
Lease Agreement. Also, except in minor modifications, the term
of the Lease Agreement and those of the draft of the Sub-Lease are
substantially the same.
We certainly appreciate your co-operation, and tru t that a prompt
response to our reque t will be forthcoming.
Very truly your ,
Dan E. Sweat, Jr.
Chief Administrativ
DESJ:r: m
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LAW OF"F"ICES
CHARLES LONGSTREET WELTNER
1844 ,.,RsT NATIONAL eANK eUILCINO
ATLANTA, 0EOR0IA 30303
Dec!=!mber
MEMORANDUM TO:
ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE
PROCEEDS OF THE FOLLOWING CONDEMNATION CASE:
RE:
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA,
GEORGIA v. MRS. M. E. LANDRUM, ET AL
Case No. B-50187 - Project No. Ga. R-22
Parcel No. Y-2
This is to notify you that on the 3rd day of December,
1969, $2,000 was paid into the Registry of the Court in the
above styled case.
Any unpaid taxes or other valid claims must come out of
this ~ward. As you know, the property owner may pay the taxes
or other claims himself and take the full amount of the award
himself or take the award less the unpaid taxes and other claims .•
In any event, after the taxes have been paid, tax proration may
be obtained from the Housing Auth rity, and you may contact Mr.
William Swanson, 523-6074 concerni g this.
cc :
Honor able Arthur K. Bolton, Attorney Gener al
Honora ble Har old Sheats , Fulton Count y Attor ney
Mr. Jack Camp, Tax Counniss ioner f or City of Atlanta and Fu l t on
County
Mt· , W. S . McGlnn:f.a, Rcv onuo Collector for City of Atlanta
v11.ayor of th e City of Atlanta
Mr. Wi l l i am Eugene Harrison
Miss Julia B. Elli ott
Mr. William R. Greenleaf
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�LAW OF'"F"ICES
CHARLES LONGSTREET WELTNER
1844
,.IR9T NATIONAL BANK
eulLDINO
ATLANTA , OEOROIA 30303
!522-7481
December 8, 1969
MEMORANDUM TO:
ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE
PROCEEDS OF THE FOLLOWING CONDEMNATION CASE:
RE:
HOUSING AUTHORI1Y OF THE CI1Y OF ATLANTA,
GEORGIA v. EDWARD GROONT, ET AL
Case No. B-49981 - Project ·No. Ga. A-2-(1)
Parcel No. 1-0-14
This is to notify you that on the 3rd day of December,
1969, $12,000 was paid into the Registry of the Court in the
above styled case.
Any unpaid taxes or other v~lid claims must come out of
this award. As you know, the property owner may pay the taxes
or other claims himself and take the full amount of the award
himself or take the award less the unpaid taxes and other claims. In any event, after the taxes have been paid, tax proration may
be obtained from the Housing Authority, and you may contact Mr.
William Swanson, 523-6074 concerning this.
cc:
Honorable Arthur K. Bolton, Attorney General
Honorable Harold Sheats, Fulton County Attorney
Mr. Jack Camp, Tax Comnissioner for City of Atlanta and Fulton
County
Mr. W. ·S. McGinnis, Revenue Collector for City of Atlanta
/}1ayor of the City of Atlanta
Mr. William Eugene Harrison
Miss Julia B. Elliott
Mr. William R. Greenleaf
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EDWIN L, STERNE
CHAIRMAN
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GEORGE S. CRAFT
\E,:E~·T:RE~~;\~~R ETAR
CARL TON GARRETT
DIRECTOR OF' FINANCE
VICE CHAIRMAN
GILBERT H. BOGGS
DIRECTOR OF HOUSING
HOWARD OPENSHAW
J. B. SLAYTON
DIRECTOR OF REDE V ELOP M ENT
FRANK G. ETHERIDGE
GEORGE R. SANDER
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
JACK F. GLENN
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l-! U RT B U ILDING
A TLANTA , GEORGIA 3 0 303
JAC K SON 3 -607 4
December
4,
1969
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.
City Hall
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Dear Mayor Allen:
In accordance with the resolution adopted by the Board of
Aldermen on November 3, 1969 requesting copies of minutes
of each meeting of every agency, board, connnission or other
organization created by the governing authority of the ·City
of Atlanta, we submit herewith minutes of regular meetings
of the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of
the City of Atlanta, Georgia, held on November 18 and
December 2, 1969.
Very truly yours,
~9/~
Lester H. Parsells
Executive Director
and Secretary
LHP:HO:pc
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