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THE MINUTES OF A. SPECIAL MEETING '.

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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

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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 1.

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.

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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

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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

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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. I

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.

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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;

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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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, EO A Asks Legal Aid, Defyin_ 0 j \ 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." . 1 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.

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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?

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~·!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 .

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\·/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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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 .

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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 1

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.

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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 0

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 · applicant. No negative inference shall be drawn from the failure of individuals other than the applicant himself to cooperate with the housing authority 0

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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

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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: 0

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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 on that site 9

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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 0

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 0

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;

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commission of active waste (physical destruction) of the leased premises by tenant;

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tenant in over-income as determine d by the Housing ' Authority except where eviction wo uld work extreme hardship on the family unit ;

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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 0

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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 .,

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 0

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., 0

Seco llo The graded rent s ystem, whereby a tenant is charged a rental which accords with his income, shall be applied uniformly.

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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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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.

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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

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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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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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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 · hearirg o

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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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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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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 0

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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 0

(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

�- 14 ... 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 0

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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 0

�- 15 .. 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 Page Two July 25, 1969 .,.,

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 IA Jr: fy cc:

Mr. Edward B axter

�C ITY. OF .ATLA1 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 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 Page Two Jui y 2 5, 196 9 _.,

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 .,

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

�I • 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

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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

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(1015) (45 65)

( 4 187)

-2,229

(-5011)

(-5389)

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(f3165)

( +2167)

(-451)

(tl023)

(+446)

5-15-68

5-15-69

2,031

(790)

5-15-68 (82)

Under Construction

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5,108

(1 44 7)

In Pln nni ng

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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.)

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5-15-69 4,839

Comp leted (New Constr.)

FHA

P.H. & TK

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4,481

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  • 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 " " " ---. .7

\ :-·""'1. -,- ~ • --< " $15,000,

" " " Single Family " " " " , ,- ~ '.) / , #.,.. ·. __-L,,::-.-=-,-..::~.-<.. ~-~-:" · · ~

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1. 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

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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,

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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 .

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ely your ,

BY .AND WITH MY CONSENT:

�Jwie lo, 1969

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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

STAT U S

P R O G R A M REPORT

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Parcels to b3· Acquired

PROJECT

5457

Acquired to Date

4795

Total to be Relocated ·

l.emaining to be

Structures Yet· to be !).-:;:;R_e -l--:o:-:;-c_a_ te;:-d--:::-143.215.248.55-~To--;D,-:;-a_t """"' e;:--,:;.---,..--'~--;... . R._el_,o,..,c_a_t,,_ed_____ --_- ,... - ---l to be Acquired 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

· lj Demolished To Date

Yet to be Demolished

4238

605

594

0

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, 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

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52

52

58

261

57

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357

352

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335

334

1

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R- 10

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557,, 7

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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

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0

98 01

23.o 1

206

NA

NA

NA

0

0

104o 2

8308

7.o 5

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1804

1744

60

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24204

31 o5

20803

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NA

NA

Thomasville

R- 22

26203

184.,0

69o0

9o3

92

87

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NA

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.563q1 72

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2338

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467

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570

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Urban Renewal Status Report ' .

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

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87, 726

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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-21

$

49, 714

67, 202

$

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189,175 67,202

$ ( =0-

53, 988

$ ( 53, 988)~~

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$

5,025, 863

$

$

567,584

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2,434,829

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$

66,245

$

16,170

$

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$

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$

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4, 901,878

$

$ 1, 089,535

734,967

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· R-59

$

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R- 85

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R- 90

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$

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$

324,244

$

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$ 5, 699, 960

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$

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-

$

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$

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$

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$ 5,292,344

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2,195.,428

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$

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$

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Urbar.. Renewal Status Report

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NUMBER DWELLING UNITS

TOTAL VALUE OF Jl1PROVEMENTS

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Co.nnl eted

PROJECT

TOTAL

2316

Under Conatruction

630

Completed

Total

Proposed

5819

2873

$ 69s, 790,019

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$ 22.9 4.36,546

209

197

629

$

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0

1500

1500

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379

389

602

1370

650

Universi t y Center

R-11

22J .

Roc kdale

R-21

Georgia State I

642

R-10

Thomasv ille

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$ 25,519,594

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I

0

0

0

0

.~

$

7_9 091 , 488

5,ooo 4.?327, 164

$ 2.9314,227

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$ 353550, 200

$ 106, 695, 418

$ 212.9 043,6 37

$ 5.?671, 000

$

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R- 85

0

0

0

0

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R- 90

0

1

24

25

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0

0

353

353

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.$

115,000

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$ 5.?998.9000

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33.?1-~83,694

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$

2, 308.9 000

20, 057.9838

$ 17, 403, 150

$

17.?488, 150

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19, 991,164

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9, 666,000

$ 38, 8413,918

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$

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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. ¾Xju. 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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R-59

R-85

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R-22

R-21

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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 ><l 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 IAJ r: fy c c:

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

wldc h

i.ndicatea his chr ono l ogJ.-

cal place on the waiting list for the size apartment imecessary 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 . ,,_

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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�Sec. 6.

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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�Sec. 4.

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.

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·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 '! ' h.:? Authority

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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.

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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 - 4 -

�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. - 5 -

�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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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

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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. ,.,, · ~}0 ._,

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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 . - ll -

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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.

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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.

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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

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�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

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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.

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Ivan All n, Jr. yor IAJ:r;lp

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CHAIRMAN

B . SATTERFIELD DIRECTOR AND SECRETARY

LESTER H . PERSELLS GEORGE S . CRAFT

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CARL TON GARRETT DIRECTOR

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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

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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

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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.

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�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

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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.

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Mr. El.Vin Mi.tchell Pre idant .Arkell.son, Inc. 2794 Chaucer Dri'fe s. w. Atlanta, Georgia 303ll

Mr. Mitchell:

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�June Z6. 1969

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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.

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�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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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 MDP/gp CC:

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. IAJr:am

�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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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 8 24 Hurt Bui l ding 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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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 .

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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 .

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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.

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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. Ve ry truly y_ou;-s, ""-:,- j ,,,,.,.-,;.-:-

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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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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.

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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

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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. ·· · 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,

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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 JS ~ ,

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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~

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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.

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�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.

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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:

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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.

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equipment furnished to Central Relocation Service previously located on Seminole Avenue, N.E ••

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MEMORANDUM

To :

Charles L . Davis

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George Berry

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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

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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

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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.

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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 da

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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. ·

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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

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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

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GEORGE S. CRAFT VIC( CHAIRMAN

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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

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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,

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Honorable Ivan Allen, J r. , Mayor Mr. Edward H. Baxter Mr. Edwin L . Sterne Members, Planning and Development Committee

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�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

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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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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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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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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

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Mr. Rodney Cook . Mr . Dan Swea t V Mr . Cha r les L . Da v i s

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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. 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

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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 .

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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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ATLANTA,GE0RGit) 30303 404 525 -0 481

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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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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

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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=- -.. E* 4-egrEQ ....._,-"!13- - - - , Project No. Parcel No. 48--4, A.Lea CST9 This is to notify you. th~ t on the !i4Ut

day of

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~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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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;

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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.

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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, ~ L~ ~W~~ I.·

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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.

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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 HO : pc Enclosure cc:

Mr. Dan Sweat

�December 2, 1969

Mr. Les Percells Executive Director Atlanta Housing Authority 824 Hutt Building Atlanta, Georgia 30 302

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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

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�I , 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.

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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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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.

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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

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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 82 4

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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 Enclosure

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