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Box 5, Folder 17, Document 1

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  • Text: December i, 1967 MEMORANDUM Teo: Maeyor Ivan Allen, Jr. From: Malcolm D. Jones Please note attached revised Sumunary of Rezoning for low-income housing, particularly the two sites (Browatown Road and Hollywood Road) checked in red on page 3, both of which are to come up for the second time December 7, before the Zoning Committee. Collier Gladin informs me that the «chool situation appears satisfactory now, but that he has been unsuaceseful in getting the Parks Department te state definitely when they expect to build a ewimming pool in the Gun Club Read Park site; and the Water Pollution Control Division of the Conktraction Department to state when they expect te have the ProctoriCreek Lift Station installed for the sewer disposal system; that without definite dates set for these two installations, the neighborhood opposition will continue to oppose and he predicts that both projects will go down the drain. Suggest you do what you can before December 7 to get definite dates established for theze two installations. Respectfully , Malcolm BD. Jones Enclosure: Summary of Rezoning ee: My. Dan Sweat —~ Mr. Cecil Alexander we
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Box 5, Folder 17, Document 13

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  • Text: i UTES YOUSING ReSCURCLS CO.) IT LE LiclCUTIVL CO IT. MELTING July 6, 1967 The Executive Group of the dousin: Resources Committee inet at 10:CO am, July 6, 1957, in Comuiitce Room #2, City Hal. ‘The following members were present: Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman, Housing Resources Conmittce Mr», Butler Henderson, representing Dr. Benjamin ways, CoeChairman, Housing Resources Committee Mr. Charles L. ‘'eltner, Acting Chairman, Legal Panel li, Robert “‘inn, representin., Dr. :.c\vin Harrison and “r,. :ioreland Smith, Chairman & Vice-Chairman of the Construction and Yesign Panel Mr. lee Burge, Chairman, Finance & NonrProfit-Funds Panel Mr. AeB.e Pad eti, member, Finance & Non-Profit Funds Panel Mr. John ‘Jilson, member, Finance ¢: ‘ion-Profit Funds Panel tir. Charles If. Palmer, representin; iir, Clarence Colesan, Actin; Chairman, Public Housing Panel Mre "iallace Le. Lee, tember, Land Acquisition Panel Dean William S. Jackson, Chairman, Social Problems Panel Mr. Lewis Cenker, member, Social Problems Panel Mre idward L. Simon, representing Mr. Viril liilton, Chairman, Business Participation Panel tir. Dale Clar’:, Chairman, Public Information Panel i. VW. W. Cates, Consultant Mr. Halcolm 2. Jones, Jirector Also present at th: meetin were: Mr. Henry Hill, treasurer, ‘tetail Credit Company ite ‘illiam Dassett, Assistant Chicf of Planning Departwent Mr. “William Howland, uxecutive Director of CACUR Mir. Reginald Carter, Commnity Relations Comission Representatives of the Press Mire Cecil A. Alexander presided. ‘le opened tne meeting by asking for Panel reports. lir. ‘‘eltner was called on to give a report on the Le al Panela ir, Charles L, ‘’eltner, .cting Chairman, Le al Panel, reported that they did not have a chairman as yet. He also statcd that they have met trice and that Malcolm Jones has given them copies of the Jousing Code, Mr. Alexander stated that Im. ‘Jillian Slayton, !xecutive Vice-President of Urban America, su., ested that the iiayor write a letter recoimendin that a very close look be taken into the current provisions of Section 115 for Federal $1,500 reiabilivation . reai.teg Section 312 for 3/5 loaas for property owners in Urban Neneral anc Code Inforcement projects who imst mate repairs under the -iousing Code; tnaat some way be found to either modify this to incluce any areas in the City or be:in sone legislation on tais, Mr. Weltner explained that he nad discussed that with frenk ‘illiams., ie also stated that if tue Comittee felt it would nelp, he wouls draft a letter on this for the liayor's signature, irs Alexander said ne thought this would be good and agreed to provide Mre “eliner with a couy of the letier he nad prepared for the iiayor on this matter. ir. Ldward L. Simon, representing ir, Vir il Milton, stated ti:at he wished some lesislation could be introduced vo correct the sit ation in Urban Renewal areas in which houses exist which are both fire hazards and health hazards. Mr. feltner stated that ‘ov. ‘addox had vetoed such a bill not long a‘o. i”. Malcolm Jones, Directory saic. that he .ner of the house in cuestion and that when last inspected it was structurally sound, so that it did not warrent denolition; tiat thercfereit cannot dc Jeolished under the "In Rein" ordinance. this ordinance galls for the omner to maxe repairs on such property, Mr. Simon said that someona.. needs to re-inspeci the house in cuestion because it is not sound now, lire Jones stated that it has been some tixe since the house had been inspected, and that perhaps now tue City coulda take action to cemolisn it under the "Tn Rem! ordinance, site Alexander asked tir. Jones to esplain tne "In em" ordinance. i. Jones e: plained that it was adopted by the City, after action taxen by the 1906 Le islature which gave the City, with tne autnority placed in the Builain, Official, the ri ht to inspect builcings which were dilapidated, and wo call upon toe orner to ma’se repairs or demolish, If the building is more than 50% cila;idated, tien the Building Department calls on the owner to demolish and if the o-vner fails to co so after 90 cays, then the building may be demolished by the City and a lien placed against the property for the cost of demolishing; thet the City coes not have the right to repair. ilies Alexander then called on the Finance ~ ‘Yon=Profit Funds Panel for its report. Mir. Lee Burje, Chairman, Finance ’: Non-Profit Funds Panel stated tiat they were workin;. on trying to get a local non-profit Yousing Development Corporation formed to assist in the housing pro rame i. Alezancer t.en asxcd for the Public Housing Panel's report. lr. Charles Tf. Pelmer, representing ir, Clarence Coleman, stated that one proble.. with which his panel is corcerned is tne UD policy (of discouraging public housinjg) in racially identifiable areas. He statcd chat they felt this was a very unrcalistic pealicy anc thai this Committee should tae this un. im. Alexander agrecu that this e.cluced both ali-‘hite areas anc all-'c:ro areas. tir. Palmer also stated that Atlanta's greatest need is more Public Housin:,. iir. Alexander statea that housing is also neeced on the east side of Atlanta. i. Robert ‘inn, representing Dr. darrison, asxed if we could tizy to get some cooperation from Fulton anc! Detalb counties on locations for low-cost housing? lr, Jones said that this was discusscd recently anc that he felt some type of cooperation coulda be efiectc a on a purely voluntary basise if. Alexancer tvnen called for the Land Acquisition Panel.report and as there was none ne next calied for tie »:0cial Problems Panel rcport. Dean ‘illiai 5, Jackson, Chairman, Social Probleus Pancl, stated that he wisned to point out vie late Charles 0. simerich's part on his Panel. ‘Ie asked if the Comittee would approve a motion to ac:.mowledge his service with a letter to his famliy? Mr. Palmer seconded tie inmotion ana it was carrica unani. ously. Jean Jacisson said that his Panel felt it needed more representation from the coumunity, anc. wo adaitional incmbers, or, hrwin stevens and ir. Lewis Cenker, had been acveds; tnat his Panel also decicec to wor: on a stavement of purpose for this Committce, ie said that tie Atlanta Housin. Authority was also Giscussed . Iv was ielt the fousin ‘uthoriiy necded some sort of social vor.cers for people moving into nouwsing developrienis; thai this siould be a separate ayency by iiself so the needs of tae people could be -ict, Mr. Alerander as.ed if tse Committee wanted to invite a wenber of the Housin;, Authority to spea': on this mavuter at the ne,t meting? Also if a copy of the vocial Problems Panel's report should ve rcferrcd the Coiirunity Relations Conmiss on, anc a copy proviced tae Jousing jut iority? The Committee agreed to both, Mir, Alexander then asked tae Public Information Panel for its report. ir. Dale Clark, Chairian, Public ‘nformation Panel, reportec that they had a neeting to brag the members up to cate on events anc. to ciscuss the Com.dttoe's "hite Paper". ‘Je stavecd vwiac he hac founa thav tae Atlanta Chamber or Connserce nad given us high priority on their agenda. fir. Alexander then asked .r. Jones to explain the reports listed on the agenda. hr. Jones stctec that the first was a periodic inventory report of low and mcciuin cost nousing in Atlanta which was revised June 20, 1907. de explained tie weaning of the abbreviations anc that sowe unius ire not as firm as the; li ht ve. He then cxplained tne Summary and the Notes at tne end of the invcntory; also the related paper entitled "Problem Areas". (Sce covy of Summary abiached to taese minutes.) ir, Alexander at tnis point states that he had neglected to as’: if the Business Participation Panel had anytain to report and ther dic not. Mir. Jones tien statec that not lon; ago, as a result of request by the Land Acquisition Panel, he har. askec the Planning Departwent to provide hin with information concerning vacani land in ‘Atlanta which was zonec for apartrentse je reportec that he ha. recently received a zoning map *ith orange colored ares superimposcd over the map, incics.... the vacant land. je stateca that the exact size of these percels vas not mown (estimated only) anc that he had gone over the entire map and com, iled a list of the vacant land shown zoned for apertments. ‘le tuen explained whe siiia’ anu reported ivs findin s and conclusions. (see cover sheet, Prelim nar7 fnalysis, attacaec) hr. “‘eltner us:ed tee number of vacant acres noi. zoned for apcrtients? Tne figbvre was not available. hire BDurye asx... scout vie cuantity of other vacant Land, zoned Industrial or otherwise. ‘The fi vres were not available. lire Alesancer statew that tne Land fcequisition Panel was now going to get to review the Land Use Study. He asked if there was any otner business before adjournin, ? lire Jones asied that tae Committee give him some idea as to action to take about the above wentionea study on land zoned for apartwents. ire Ale.tancer stated that he felt there were two steps which could be taen: 1. ‘hat tne figures itir. cltner and wr. rur ¢€ requested be obtained from the Planning Department, 2e ‘that this Committee go to [UD with this study and related figures and snow them what we are up against. fhe only owner thin which this Comiivtee could act upon noi is to urge the Plannin:, Departient vo get more zon:ng enanged in both tne Fulton and JeXalb portions of Avlanta. ir. ‘e€ltner asec what avout the tent Suyplement item on the agenda? Mr, Jones staicd that the House of Representatives rejectiea it this year; the nayor has bcen callec upon to go to ‘'ashnington to sive iestinony next vee’. before the Senate Appropri.aticns Committee in gapsort of trying to get the propran reinstated; that he, . y+, Jones, has been called upon by Jm Sveat in the iayor's office to prepare several stacchents in su,jort of the pro:ram. iy. Alexander asied if it would scneiit the ayor if this Commitee prepared a report or statement also supportin,, the ‘ent Supplement program. mre cliner nove vhat this Co :nivicc prepaie a mesiorial to that eficcr. lr. Jackson seconaea the motion and it was carried unaninuously. As there was no further business,, tne -xet.ng adjourned at 11:5 a.m. Respectiully submitted, Vs ecihe cd. > valeolm D, Jones Supervisor of “hspection services incls: Summary of Lowecost Housing *nventory Yeport Prelii inar, ‘nalysis cover sheet,
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Box 5, Folder 17, Document 45

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  • Text: LEGAL Honorable Charles L. Weltner Member of Congress House of Representatives Old Post Office Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Donald Hollowell Regional Director Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1776 Peachtree Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Honorable Luther Alverson Fulton County Superior Court 136 Pryor Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Robert Wood General Counsel Sears, Roebuck & Company 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN Dr. Edwin Harrison, President Georgia Institute of Technology 225 North Avenue, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Frank Malone, President Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company 51 Ivy Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Edwin I. Hatch, President Georgia Power Company P. O. Box 4545 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 Mr. Moreland Smith Southern Regional Council 5 Forsyth Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN (Continued) Rev. John A. Middleton President Morris Brown College 643 Hunter Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Cleveland Dennard, Principal Carver Vocational School 1275 Capitol Avenue, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Herman Russell FINANCE Mr. Jack Tarver Federal Reserve Bank 104 Marietta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Richard Courts Courts & Company ll Marietta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Jesse Hill Atlanta Life Insurance Company . 148 Auburn Avenue, N. E, Atlanta, Georgia Dean Harding B. Young Atlanta University 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Lee Burge Retail Credit Company P. O. Box 4081 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 FINANCE (Continued) Mr. Harold Patterson President Federal Reserve Bank 104 Marietta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia NONPROFIT FUNDS Mr. A. B. Padgett Executive Director . Metropolitan Foundation of Atlanta 1423 Candler Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Boisfeuillet Jones, President Emily and Earnest Woodruff Foundation 230 Peachtree Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Hamilton Douglas National Bank of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia Rev. William Holmes Borders 1426 Mozley Drive, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Rufus Clement, President Atlanta University 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. John Wilson, President Horne Wilson Company 163 Peters Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30313 Mr. Albert Love Executive Vice President The McCall Corporation 3376 Peachtree Road, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia PUBLIC HOUSING Mr. Edwin L. Sterne, Chairman Atlanta Housing Authority 639 Trust Company of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dr. Albert Manley President Spelman College 350 Leonard Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Lucien Oliver Vice President Sears, Roebuck & Company 675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Leonard Reinch, President Cox Broadcasting Company 1601 West Peachtree Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Clarence Coleman National Urban League 78 Marietta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia LAND ACQUISITION Mr. Robert Biven, President Central Atlanta Association Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Robert L. Sommerville, ‘President Atlanta Transit System P, O. Box 1595 Atlanta, Georgia LAND ACQUISITION (Continued) Mr. W, L, Lee Atlanta Gas Light Company P. O. Box 4569 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 Mr. C. R. Yates, President Yates-Milton Stores 228 Auburn Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Vivian Henderson, President Clark College 240 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia SOCIAL PROBLEMS Charles O. Emmerich Administrator Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. 101 Marietta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Duane Beck Executive Director Community Council of the Atlanta Ara, Inc. 1000 Glenn Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mrs. Sujette Crank Director Summerhill-Mechanicsville Neighborhood Center 65 Georgia Avenue, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Professor T, Johnson Morehouse College Dpeartment of Political Science 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia SOCIAL PROBLEMS (Continued) Dean William Jackson Atlanta University 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. C. A. Bacote BUSINESS PARTICIPATION Mr. John J. McDonough Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild & Paschal 40-Fairlie Street; -N--W-- Atlanta; -Georgia 44 Broad Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Virgil Milton 3626 Tuxedo Road, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. L. D. Milton, President Citizens Trust Company 212 Auburn Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. E. L. Simon Atlanta Life Insurance Company 148 Auburn Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Harlee Branch The Southern Company 3390 Peachtree Road, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. W. A. Pulver, President Lockheed- Georgia Company South Cobb Drive Marietta, Georgia BUSINESS PARTICIPATION (Continued) Mr. Roland Maxwell, President Davison's Department Stores 180 Peachtree Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia PUBLIC INF ORMA TION Mr. John Crown City Editor Atlanta Journal 10 Forsyth Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. William I. Ray Executive Editor Atlanta Newspapers 10 Forsyth Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. C. A. Scott Atlanta Daily World 210 Auburn Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Ernest M. Pharr Editor Atlanta Inquirer 787 Parsons Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. James Townsend Atlanta Magazine Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Dale Clark Director of Public Affairs WAGA-TV 1551 Briarcliff Road, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Ray Moore News Director WSB-TV 1601 West Peachtree Street, N. E. 30309
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Box 5, Folder 17, Document 41

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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE Cecil A. Alexander, Architect, Chairman Dr. Sanford S. Atwood, President, Emory University, Co-Chairman Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, President, Morehouse College, Co-Chairman Le gal Honorable Charles Weltner, Attorney and former Congressman Donald Hollowell, Regional Director, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Honorable Luther Alverson, Judge, Fulton County Superior Court Construction and Design Dr. Edwin Harrison, President, Georgia Institute of Technology Herman Russell, Contractor Moreland Smith, Southern Regional Council Rev. John A. Middleton, President, Morris Brown College Henry F. Alexander, Builder James Moore, President, Atlanta Labor Council Finance Dean Harding B. Young, Atlanta University Lee Burge, President, Retail Credit Butler T. Henderson, Assistant to Dr. Mays, Morehouse College Non-Profit Funds A. B. Padgett, Director, Atlanta Metropolitan Fund Hamilton Douglas, Attorney Rev. William Holmes Borders, Pastor, Wheat Street Baptist Church Dr. Rufus Clement, President, Atlanta University John Wilson, Director, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Albert Love, Executive Vice President, The McCall Corporation Public Housing E. H. Sterne, Chairman, Atlanta Housing Authority Dr. Albert Manley, President, Spelman College Leonard Reinch, President, Cox Broadcasting Company Clarence Coleman, National Urban League Land Acquisition W. L. Lee, President, Atlanta Gas Light Cc. R. Yates, President, Yates-Milton Stores Vivian Henderson, President, Clark College Social Problems Charles O. Emmerich, Director, Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. Duane Beck, Director, Community Council of the Atlanta Area, ,Inc. Sujette Crank, Director, Summerhill-Mechanicsville Neighborhood Center Dr. T. Johnson, Professor of Political Science, Morehouse College William Jackson, Dean, Atlanta University Business Participation Virgil Milton, Retired Atlanta Group Manager, Sears, Roebuck & Company E. L. Simon, Atlanta Life Insurance Company Harlee Branch, Southern Company Cc. A. "Art'' Jenkins, Director of Industrial Relations, Lockheed Roland Maxwell, President, Davison's Department Stores Public Information James Townsend, Atlanta Magazine Dale Clark, Director of Public Affairs, WAGA-TV Ray Moore, News Director, WSB-TV
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Box 5, Folder 17, Document 17

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  • Text: CITY OF ATLANTA “4 HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Room 120h5 City Hall Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 August 16, 1967 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant j MRS, ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary /s DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison 0 Dear Mr. Sweat: The Public Information Panel of the Housing Resources Committee will hold 2 meeting from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, in the Presbyterian Center on Ponce de Leon Ave. N. E., 3rd Floor Conference Room. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss with Mr. John Steinichen, Consultant City Planner and Committee Member of the Unitarian Universalist Congragation of Atlanta, the formation of an Atlanta area church-sponsored nonprofit housing corporation (Interfaith Housing Corporation). The attached material provides additional details pertaining to this proposal. Although the proposed corporation is not a project of the Housing Resources Committee, the Committee feels that such an activity would make a very desirable and ‘worthwhile contribution in assisting to resolve the City's accelerated low-income housing program and the proposal has support of this Committee. A few additional news media representatives are being extended an invitation to participate in this meeting and we hope that you can come. Please telephone my office, 522-63 Exte 430, as to whether you will be able to attend. Sincerely, Dirabecl Malcolm D. Jonés/ Supervisor of Inspection Services MDJ/s11 Encle Material on proposed church-sponsored nonprofit housing corporation
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Box 5, Folder 17, Document 34

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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE Cecil A, Alexander, Architect, Chairman Dr. Sanford S, Atwood, President, mory University, Co-Chairman Dr. Benjamin E, Mays, President, Morehouse Collese, Co-Chairman egal Charles Weltner, Attorney Donald Hollowell, Regional Director, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Honorable luther Alverson, Judge, Fulton County Superior Court Construction and Design Dr. Edwin Harrison, President, Georgia Institute of Technology Kerman Russell, Contractor Moreland Smith, Director of Urban Planning Project, Southern Regional Council Rev. John A, Middleton, President, Morris Brown College Henry F, Alexander, Builder James Moore, President, Atlmta Labor Council Finance Dean Harding B, Young, Atlanta University Lee Burge, President, Retail Credit Butler T. Henderson, Assistant to Dr. Mays, Morehouse College Mills B. Lane, Jr., President, Citizens and Southern National Bank A, H, Sterne, President, The Trust Company of Georgia Gordon Jones, President, The Fulton National Bank Joseph Earle Birnie, President, The National Bank of Georgia Non-Profit Funds A, B. Padgett, Executive Director, Metropolitan Foundation of Atlanta Hamilton Douglas, Attorney Rev. Wwilliem Holmes Borders, Pastor, Wheat Street Baptist Church Dr. Rufus Clement, President, Atlanta University John Wilson, President, Horne Wilson Company Albert Love, Executive Vice President, The McCall Corporation Scott Houston, Jr., Executive Director, Wesley Woods Apartments
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Box 5, Folder 17, Complete Folder

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  • Text: - - - - - ---- D c m - r 1" 1967 .~,-ORANDU yor Iv n AU n. J . .. _. i- ·m: colm D. J . • • • J II I Jr,. • �\ ,\ ,! · YOFA.TL \, T ,! . ,j ,; ,· CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA, 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING COLLIER B. GLADIN , Dir c ccor November 7, 1967 Members of the Board of Aldermen City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Gentlemen: During the past two to three months the Planning Department has been conducting a study of community problems in the Northwest Browntown Area. The study developed out of the Browntown zoning issue on August 10, 1967. The Browntown zoning issue concerned a hearing before the Zoning Committee on a request for a change in zoning of a portion of property coverning about fifty acres and located north of Browntown Road and west of James Jackson Parkway from Iigh t industrial to apartments. The purpose of the rezoning was to allow the construction of 510 low cost housing units under the "turnkey" program for public housing. However, due to concern by residents of th e area that current school, park and sewer facilities are already inadequate for the ex isting population and would be further overburdened by the new development, the Zoning Committee recommended adversely on the request for rezoning. In the Planning Department's efforts to find new ways in developing citizen involvement in the planning process, we assigned two planners to conduct a study so that both res idents and city officials would have a sounder fram ework for dealing with the community's problems. Enclosed herewith is a copy of the study entitled 11 Northwest-Browntown Area, A Community Study 11 • It is hoped that upon review by the Planning & Development .Committee the study will be adopted as a preliminary plan for the Northwest Browntown Area. Sincere ly yours, ~~\SC}~&~ Col li er B. G ladin Planning Director CBG/jp -~ �II I 404 /351-432 5 WO w -TH M N • CO MM ERCIAL-IN OUSTRIAL-A CR EAGlE SALES SUITE 113 - 1705 COMMERCE DRIVE, N. W . - A T LANTA, GEORGIA 3031B October 20 , 1967 Mr. Matthew D. Bystry The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co . 297 0 Peachtree Road, N. W. Atlanta, Ge orgia 30305 Res Browntown Site Dear _Matt, On Tuesday , October 17th, Tom Bane, Peter La brie, Bob Cousins, and I met with Dr. Darwin w. Womack, Assistant Superintendent for School Plant Planning and Construction to discuss a school site for the Browntown Road project. It was decided that a 1,000 pupil grammar school requiring 10 acres of land must be co-ordinated on the site to insure over-all proper planning for a Public Housing Development. In order to obtain the best possible site planning, it was requested that your Land Planner incorporate the school site into the master site plan. From a practica l standpoint, the School Board would agree to a 3 to 5 acre school site if an ad joining 5 to 7 acre recreational area can be provided and de signed for u se both by the school and the a djoining housing development. Peter Labrie indicat ed that his over-all Community Planning report will be ready for presentation to the Community Civic Leaders the week of October 23rd. While we are not certain that the revised Land Plan will necessarily have to be approved by this same Community group, I have obligated your company to have it available on October 27th in order that the Planning Department, the Housing Authority, and the School Board can indicate their prelimina ry a pproval. Our most important date is November 9th, on which da te the full Aldermatic Board must re-introduce tha s ite f or zon i ng which will occur on December 7the It is our best judgement tha t successful re-zoning will require the effected Communi ty's a ctive support. We are hopeful that Peter La brie 's Community Planning report will be accepted by the Community, and t hat the Community, in turn, will remove their opposition to the Browntown r e-zoning. Sincere l y, -" ~ I. -· ., ' (•., / ~(,.~'l- .- Will i am H. Woodwa rd WHW/lm Copies : Mr Collier Gladden, Mr e Dan Sweat Mr. Peter Labrie 9 ) �August 3, 1967 HOUSING Ri SOURCES COMMITTEE General Functions 1. To promote low-cost housing and facilj_tate its construction in Atlanta on an accel erated basis6 2e To bring together the various interests needed to produce housing. 3a To insure that the human fact ors in housing are given full play. 4. To inf orm the public of the hous ing problem .in Atlanta. (The Housing Resources Committee office is located in City Hall, Room 12040 It maintains liaison with builders and developers, acts as a clearing house f or information pertaining to low-cost housing, to include listing of available sites and interested developers, coordinates ·committee act ivities and keeps the Mayor informed as to progress of the programo) Functions of Housing Resources Committee Panels Suggested Functions for the Committee Panels (Not ne ce ssarily limited to the following). Panels are encouraged to use own initiative. Legal ao b. c. d. To investigate and make available information on laws governing Federal, State a..~d City, related to housing. To review existing local laws governing housing and make recommendations f or improvements. To make specific recommendations regarding code enforcemento To act as legal resource to the Committee as a whole. Construction and Desir.n a. b. c. d. To review present codes and constuction practi ces in order to recommend improvements in terms of expediting and making housing more econorrical. To investigate new methods of producing housing with special attention to prefabrication. To seek out and encourage contractors and architests int erested in low-cost hot:sing design. To recorr.mend methoos of making rehabilitation of existing housing feasible and profitable. �Page 2. Finance and Non-profit Fi.illds a. b. Co d. e. f. g. ho To seek out and make available p8rtinen t i nformation relative to financing of housing. To encourage money sources to make fi..:.nds available f or financing low-cost housing o To seek and r ecommend new ways to finance low cost housing o To compile inf ormation regarding nor:-profit fundso To compile information relative to Federal participation in non-profit .fu..YJ.ds • To aid in the establishment of no1 -profit funds for low cost housing and to promote and i nterest sponsors in the programo To counsel with those controlling existing and or new funds. To promote creation of a non-profit Housing Development Corporat ion in Atlanta • . Public Housing a. b. c. d. e. To aid the Housing Authority in the completion of its Publi c Housing progr am,. To seek out and report on new methods of finan ci ng and proo.ucing public housing across t he country. To familiari ze themselve s with t he Atlanta public housing program and to visit all existing projects . To encourage provision for adequate social services activities in public- housingo To make recommendations regarding future public housing. Land a. bo c. d. To determine availabl8 ~ ~ ~d resources for low-cost housing and make r e commendat ions thereo.• To seek out and catalogue land available for low-cos · housing . To keep in touch with realtors concerning available land. To re commend neighborhoods for concentrated rehabilitation efforts. Social Problems a. b. c. d. e. f. To provide for temporary housing as needed, f or people being displaced either for rehabilitation or resettlement. To coordinate housing with agencies involved in the depressed areas, such as the Commcmity Chest, Community Council and EOA. To enlist assistance groups such as churches, garden clubs, and civic clubs in proolerns related to housing . To look for gaps in the housing program which are not being met by any eY-isting or projected programso To seek means of providing positive assistance to home owri.ers in Housi...'1g Code enforcement cases, on a city-wide basis, where dire hardship is involvedo To seek ways of involving residents of depressed areas in seli'help programso �Page 3. Business Parti cipation a. b. Co To seek out and i nterest large local and. rn.tional corpora ~ions in demonstration housing projects and or building low-cost housing or rehabilitating existing housi ng in the Atlanta areao To encourage local bus::..::1.ess firms t o activaly participate in and as sist the low-cost housing progr amo To encourage business participat ion i n education of loN-cost hous ing residents in as suming occupant responsibilities for maintaining in good condition the dwel lings and premeses in which t hey res ide. Public Inforrr.ati on a. b. To disseminate through the public media., as a Public Service, talks ·written material , and i nformation r elating to the low-cost housing problems i n Atlanta. Thru articles, editor als , pa11el discussions and spot announcements to emphasize spe cial features and problems of t he program, as determined by the Executive Group of t he HR C, and t o suggest solutionsG �·- - -- -- ---;cc-,pc•,- ~ ~ - ---- -- - --r-- - . . - - -- ~ / 404/351-4325 \NOC / \A/AR =THOMPSON CO. COMMERCIAL-ll'l ~USTRIAL-ACREAGE SALES SUITE 113 - 1705 COMMERCE DRIVE, N . W. - ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30318 I October 20, 1967 Dr. Darwin w. Womack, Assistant Superintendent for School Plant Planning and Construction 224 .Central Avenue, s. w. Atlanta, Georgia JOJOJ Dear Dr. Womack, Thank you for meeting with Peter Labrie, Tom Bane, Bob Cousins, and myself Tuesday, October 17th. While we have not obtained final approval, we are hopeful that the Housing Authority can cooperate with the School Board in providing recreational space that can be used jointly . Whiting- Turner's Land Planner is revising the site plan, and we expect to have the site plan available for both your and the Housing Authority's approval on October 27th . We are doing our dea d level best to gain the Community's approva l of this plan by November 4th in order tha t the site can formally be re-submitted for re-zoning by the full Aldermatic Board at their November 9th meeting . We will be back to see you just as soon as the revi sed site plan is received . Thank you again f or your cooperation. ~ Sincerely, I . i ~~ '~ ((_. ,~?-.,.,;;. ,'.c,?'L 1. Y.'- William H. Woodward WHW/lm Copies: Mr. Matthew D. Bystry Mr. Collier Gladden �-- ~- l ~~-- -- --~ - --- ----- - ------------,. IJ COM M EAC IAL-INOU S TA IAL-ACAEA C3E SALES - SUITE 113 - 1705 COMMERCE DR IVE, N . W. - A TLANTA, GEORG IA 30318 Se pt emb er 110 1967 Mr. Matth ew Do Bystry The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co o 2970 Peachtr ee Road 0 No Wo Atlarita 9 Ge orgia 30305 Re: Br owntown Road Dear Matt 0 Dan Sweat tells me that t h e Planning Department appears to be ma king significant progress in solving the b asic pr obl ems surr ounding the Br o~mtown Site, a nd that he is encouraged a bout t h e poss i bil ity of r e-zon i n g t he 52 acr es i f we c o or d i n at e our e f for ts pr operly o . I t i s s u gge s t e d tha t we ha v e t h e preliminary Sit e Pl an ready for d iscuss i on n o later than Sept emb er 25tho To confirm our pr e vi ous dis cussion s v it will b e a d van t ageou s to create as mu c h b uffer as pos s i ble behi nd the single fami ly r esidences on Browntown, a nd a l s o to lea ve undev eloped a s muc h a s possib le of t he remain i ng vacant Br owntown front age o Consistent with g ood l a nd plann ing that wi ll me e t with Hous ing Authority a n d HUD appr oval 0 the b u ffe r s wi ll be a strong per s uad er wh en we . attempt c ommunity approval prior to t h e nex t re~zoning h earing o I will be i n touch with you a s more specific p lans ar e f ormulat e do Sinc er elyv William Ho Woodward Copie s : Ralph Pass 0 J ack Izard 0 English Robinson 0 Hamilt on Douglas 0 J r . , Dan Sweat �August 3, 1967 HOUSING RiSOURCES CO}~ITTTEE General Functions 1. To promote low-cost housing and facilitate i ts construction in Atlanta on an accelerated basiso 2o To bring together the various interests needed to produce housing. 3. To insure that the hu.~an factors in housing are given full play. 4. To inform the public of the housing problem in Atlanta. ( The Housing Resources CorrJlrittee office is l ocated in City Hall, _Room 1204. It maintains liaison with builders and developers, acts as a clearing house for i nformation pertaining to low-cost housing, to include listing of available sites and i nterested developers, coordinates ·committee activities and keeps the Mayor informed as to progress of the program.) Functions of Housing Resources Committee Panels Suegested Functions for t he Conur..ittee Panels (Not necessarily limited to the f ollowing). Panels are encouraged to use own initiative. Legal a. b. c. d. To investigate and make available information on laws governing Federal, State and City, related to hous ing. To review existing local laws governing housing and make recommendations for improvements. To make specific re commendations regarding code enforcement. To act as l egal resource to the Committee as a whole. Construction and Design To review present codes and constuction practices in order t o recommend improvements in terms of expediting and making housing more econo~ical o To i nvestigate nevr methods of producing housing with special attention to prefabrication. c. To seek out and encourage contractors and architests interested in low-cost housing design. d .. To recommend methods of making rehabilitation of e:x:i.sting housing ' feasible and profitableo a. �Page 2 . Finance and Non- profi t F\.mds a. To s eek out and make ava~lable pert i nent inf ormation r elat i ve t o financing of housi ngo b .. To encourage money sources t o make funds avail able for f i nan ci ng l ow-cost housing . c . To seek and recommend new ·ways t o f i na.11ce low cost housing., d o To compile i r1formation r egarding nor:-prai'it fun dso e . To compil e information r elative to Federal participat i on in non-profit :funds o f ., To aid in t he establishment of no -profil fun ds for low cos t housing and t o promote and interest spons ors in the progr amo g. To cou_risel wi th thos e contr olling existing and or new funds h. To promote creation of a non-profit Housi ng Development Corporati on in Atlanta o Public Housing a ., To aid t he Housing Authori t y in the completion of i ts Publi c Housing progr am. b . To seek out and report on new methods of f inancing and pr ociucing public housing a cross the country. c. To f ami l iarize themselve s wi th t he Atlanta public housing program and to visi t all existing proje ct s o d. To encourage provision f or adequate s ocial ser vices act i vit ies in · publ ic housingo e. To make recommendations r egarding futur e public housing . Land a. b. c. d. To determine available ~::..~d resources f or l ow- cost housing and make recommendations ther .•• To seek out and catalogue land available f or l ow-cost housing. To keep in touch with realtors concerni ng availabl e land. To recommend neighborhoods for concentrated rehabili tation efforts . Social Problems a. b. c. d. ee fe To provide for temporary hous ing as needed, for people being displa ced either for rehabilitation or resettlemento To coordinate housing wi th agencies involved in the depressed areas, such as the Community Chest, Comrmmi ty Council and EOA. To enlist assistance g-~oups such as churches, garden clubs, and civic clubs in proolems related to housing. To loo~ for gaps in the housing program which are not being met by any existing or projected programso To seek means of providing posit.:. ve assistance to home o,-m ers in Housing Code enforcenent casesj on a city-wide basis, where dire tarGship is involvedo To seek ways of involving residents of depressed areas in selfhelp programs. �Page 3o Bus iness Parti cipation a. b. Co To seek out and interest large local and nati onal corpora·cions ; Y1 demonstration housing projects and or building low-cost housing or r ehabi litating existing housing in t· .Le h.tlal"lta areao To encourage loc2.l business firms to a ctivel y part icipate in and a:ssist the low-cost housing programe To encourage busir1ess participation in education of low-cost housing residents i n assuming occupant responsibilities for maintairQng in good condition the dwellings and premeses in which they reside. Public Inforrr.ation a. b. To disseminate through the public media, as a Public Service, talks written material, and inf ormation relati ng t o the low-cost housing problems i n Atl anta~ Thru articles, editorals, panel dis cussions and spot announcements to emphasize special features and problems of the program, a s det ermined by the Executive Group of the HRC, and to suggest s olutions. �r(ay 3- , - 9 7 HOUSING REoOURCES CO~·,uvIIS:TE= Ceci l A Ale_ and er., Cha L ,nn Housing Resources Committee F i nch., .L\.lex nde..,,., Ba_·nes, Rothschild ar:d Pascna l , 10th Floor Standard Federal Building 44 Broad Street, No Wo Atlanta., Georgia Mr O rchi t cts Dro Sanford So Atvood., Co-Chairman Housing Resources Cc'.:..:-Jittee President., Emory Univers ty At l anta, Georgia 30322 Dro Benj amin Eo Mays., Co - Chairman Housing Resources Committee . Presid ent , -10rehouse College Atlanta ., Georgia PANELS LEGAL ~ro Charles Lo Weltner, Attorney The First ~tional Bank., Suite 2943 2 Peachtree Street At l anta, Georgia Dona ld Hollowell, Regional Director Equal Employment Opportunity Commi ssion 1776 Peac tree Street, N. Wo Atlanta., Georg ia ~6 Honorable Luther Alverson, Judge Fulton County Superior Court 136 Pryor Street, So.Wo Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Archer Do Smith III, Attorney -:armon and Thackston 1944 Nation3l Bank of Georgian g@ Atlanta, Georgia Mro Norman Lo Underwood, Attorney Sanders., Hestc. ~(~ Holley 1001 Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia Ac ting Chairman �P3ge Two CON"S'I'RUCTION AND D:2S IGN Dr o Edwin Ha rri s on, Pr~ si~c t Georgia Institute of Tec hnology 225 1Torth Avenu e , No W o Atla nta , Georgia Chairman ~ro Her ma n Jo Russel l , Contractor 504 Fair Street, S. ~. At lanta, Georgia 30313 Mro Morelancl Smith, Director Urban Planning Project Southern Regiona l Council 5 For syth Street ,~- w. Atla nta, Georgi~ Vice - Chairman Revo John A. Midd leton, President Morr is Brown College 673 Hu~ter Street, N a Wa At lant3 , Gr: - · . · , M:::i " Her..ry Fo Alexand er, Builder 2439 Fernlea~ Court, N. Wo At lanta, Georgia iVir o Jarr:es Moore , Presidei'.....t At l anta Lab or Council 15 Peachtree Street, N. ~o Roo:n 208 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 FI NANCE Dea n Earding B o Young Atlanta Univers i ty 2 23 Ch e s t nu t S tr~ e t, S~ W& At lant a , Ge org i a Mro Lee Burge , Presid ent Retai l Cr edi t Company P. 0 o Box ~-08 1 At l anta , Ge org i a 30302 Mro But l er TQ Hender s on Acsistan t to Dr. ~a y s ~oreho~se Co l l ege 223 Chestnut Street, s. W. Atl3n t a , Georg ia Chairma n �------ - · -- - - - - -- - - - - - - - -- FI NANCE (cont i nued ) Mr. Mills Bo Lane, Jr., Pre s i de nt The Citizens a .d Southern Nationa l Bank P. 0 o Box 4899 Atlanta, Georg ia 30303 Mr. Joseph Earle Birni e :; Pre sident The Na tional Ba nk ot Georgia Peac~tree a t Fi ve Points Atlanta, Georgia 30303 I~. Augustus H~ Sterne:; President The Trust Company of Georgia 36 Edg ewocd Avenue, T., E. Atlanta:; Georgia 30303 ·Mr o Gord on J ones, Pres ident The Fult on . . .. -c ional Banl{ Po Oo Box !;.387 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 Vice - Chairm2n N0N-?R0FIT FU.IDS (Comb i ned wi t h Fi nance Panel) Mr. A. B o Padget t , Execut i v e Dire ctor Metropolitan Founda t i on of At l a nta 1423 Cand l er Bui l ding Atlanta, Georg ia 30303 J\'Ir . Hamil ton Doug l as, Jr. , Attorney Na tional Bank of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia Rev William Holme s Borders :; Past or Whea t Stree t Baptist Church 1426 Mozley Drive, S a Wo At lanta , Ge orgia Dr. Rufus Clement , Presid ent At lanta Univ er sity 223 C~e 0t nut Stre e t 3 Se W~ Atlanta , Georg ia Mr o John Wil s on, President Borne Wilson Company 163 Pe ter s St ree t, $ . w. At _anta , Ge org ia 30313 �Pa 6 e :'our NON- PROFI T FUNDS (cont inued ) Mr o Albert Love Executive Vice Presideht The McCal l Corporation P a Oo Box 1000 Doraville, Georgia 30040 vrro Scott Houston , J ro , Executive Director Wesley Woods Apart ments P o 0o Box 15468 . Atlanta, Georgia 30333 PlJ3LIC B0US I NG Mr " Edwin L., Sterne , Chairman Ho using Authority of t he City of Atlanta 639 Trust Company of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dro Albert ~anley., President Spe lman Col l ege 350 Leonard Street., So W. Atlanta., Georgia Mro Le onard Re i nc h., Pr es id e nt Cox Broadca s t ing Company 1601 Wes t Peachtree Street., ro E• Atlanta., Georgia Mr. Clarenc e D. Coler,1an Reg i onal Director · Na ti ona l Urban Leag ue 78 Mari et ta Street., No Wo Atlanta ., Georgia ~1r . Charles Fo Pa l ~er , Pre sident Pa l mer ., Inca , Palmer Building 41 Mariet ta Stre et Atla nta , Georg ia 30303 Act i :--:s Chairman �Pae;e Five LAND ACQUISITIOi'! Mro Wa llace L o Lee., President Atlanta Gas Light Company Po Oo Box 4569 k.lant-a.,. Georgia 30302 Mr Clayton Ro Yates, Pre sident Yate s - Milton Store s 228 Aubu~n Avenue , N. Eo . tlants, Geo~gia 0 fl'ir o Jim E o Land Chief Engineer for Georgia Southern Bell Telephon e & Telegraph Compa ny 805 Peachtree Street, i o E. Atlanta, Georgia Dr & Vivian Henderson, Presid ent Clark Colle 6 e 240 Chestnut Street, So Wo Atlanta., Georgia Acting Chairman SOCIAL PROBLEI'/f.S Mr . Charles Oo Emmerich., Ad ministrator Economic Opportunity Atlanta., Inco 101 Mar iet ta Street, N. w. Atlanta., Georgia ~ir o Duane Beck, Executive Direct or Comm unity Council of the Atlanta Area , I nco 1000 Glenn Building At l ant - ., Geo r gia 30303 Iv.IT'S. Sujette Cranl·: ., Social Director Neighb orho od Servic es, E Oo Ao, I nc 101 Marietta Street · Atlanta, Georgia Dr e Tobe J ohnson, Professor of Political Science Moreho us e College 223 Chestnut Stree t, So Wo Atla nta, Georgia Dean William So Jackson Atlanta University 223 Ches tnut Street , S Wo Atlanta, Georgia Chairman �Page Six SOC I AL PROBI.,E'1S (continued ) Erwin Stevens , Chairrr.an Cit i zens Centra l Adv isory Co~mittee , E.O.A. 799 Parsons Street, S. W. Atlanta, Ge or 6 ia r,t[C' . Mr. Lewi s Cenker, At t orney 2045 Mane _ester, N. E. Atlanta, Ge orgia BUSINESS PARTICIPATIO_J iv'l...r . Virgil Mi 1 ton 3626 Tuxedo Road, N. W. Cha irman At la nta, Georgia r,t[C'. Edward L. Simon : Audit or V~ce - Chairman Atlanta Life Insurance Company 148 Auburn Avenue., 1 1 • E. Atlanta, Georg ia Mr . Ha rl ee Branch, President The Southern Company 3390 Pea chtree Road, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. C. Arthur Jenkins Director, Industria l Relat:ons Lockheed Company Marietta, Ge orgia 30060 Mr. Rol and Maxwel _ _ Pr esident DaviDon 1 s DeDar t ment Stores 180 Peachtree Street, N. W. Atlant a, Geor i2 0 PUBLIC I NFORMAT ION Mr . J ames L. Townsend ' Townsend and Associates 1014 Hea l ey Bld g . Atlanta, Georg ia �Page Seven PUBLIC I EFOP.I1tt\TI ON { c c n tinu e d; f\~r O D2 l e C lar1{ Di re c to~ of Publ:c Affa ir s ~IP.GA - TV , 1551 Bri a r cliff Ro2d, N. E . At l a nta , ·aeor 6 ia i\~. Ray i\1o ore Ne ;,1 s D1rec t or HSB- TV 1601 Wes t Pea c h tr e e Stree t , Atlan t a , G org ia 30309 1 Mr. J i m Hood News Dir ector , WAOK 110 Edgewood Avenue , N. E~ At lan ta, G o g ia E. Vi ce - Cha irman STAFF ROOM 1204 , CITY HALL Malco l m D. Jones, Di rector W. w. Ga te s , Cons ultant . Fi s s J oy c e McKni ght , Secretar y �Ma y 31 , 19 c 7 HOUSING P~SOURCES c mTitiITTEE Cecil A,. ·, Ale:xancier, Arc hitect, Chair1.1an Dro Sanford Sa Atwood, President, Emory U~iversity, Co-Chairma n Dra Benja~in Eo Mays , President, Morehouse College, Co-Chairma n PAI EIS Legal Charles Weltner, Atto~ney Act ing Chair ma n Donald Hollowell, Reeional Director, Equal Employment Opport unit~ ComDission Honorable Lu~: 2 _ Alverson, J udge, Fulton County Superior Court Mr Q Archer Do Srnith III , Attorney , Harmon and Thackston Mr o Norrnan Lo Underwood, Attorney, Sandens, Hester and Holl ~y Construction and Design Dra Edwin Harris on, President, Georgia Institute of Technology, Cha:..rman Herman Russell, Contractor Moreland Smith , Director of Urban Planning Project, Southern ReBion~l Council, Vice-Cha irman Rev a John A. Mi dd leton, President , ~orris Brown College Henry Fo Alexander , Builder Ja mes. Moore, President, Atlanta Labor Council Finance & NQn-Profit Funds Dean Harding Bo Young, Atlanta University Lee Bur e, President , Re t ail Credi t Cha ir~an Butler Ta Henderson, Assistant to Dro Mays, Morehou se Col_ege Mills Bo Lane , Jro, President, Citizens and Sout hern National Bank · Ao Ho Sterne, President, The Tru3t Company of Geor gia Go:don Jones, President, The Fulton National BanK Vice-Chairman Joseph Earle Birnie, President, The National Bank of Georsia A. Bo Padgett, Exec utive Director, Metropolitan Foundation of Atlanta Hamilt on Doug las Attorney Revo William Holmes Borders , Pastor, Wheat Street Baptist Church Dra Rufus Clement, President, Atlanta Univers ity John Wil s on, President, Horne Wilson Company Alb ert Love, Executive Vice President, The McCall Corporation Scott Houston, Jro, Execu t i ve Director, Wesley Woods Apartments 0 �Public ~-Ious i ng Ed win La ;Sterne , Cha irman, Ho using Au thori t y of t he City of Atlanta D: :\ lbert Manley, Pres i den t, Spe lman College La~~ar d Reinch 3 President , Cox Bro ad cast ing Compa ny Clarenc e Coleman 3 Regional Director:, Nat ional Urban Leagu e Acting Chairman Char l es Ro Pa l mer 3 President , Palmer , I nca 0 • La~~ Aco uis ition Wo La Lee, President, At l nta Gas Light Company Ca Ro Yates, President , Yate s-Milton Stores Dr Vivian Henderson D President, Cla rk College Acting Chairma n Jim E a Land, Cli ief Engineex' f or Georg ia, Southern Bell Ti'.:-lephone & Telegraph Coo 0 Social Problems Charles Oo Em.. eri ch , Administrator, Economic Opportunity Atlanta.Y I nc., Duane Beck, Direct or.Y Community Co unci l of t he Atlanta A~ea, Inca Mrso Su jet te Crank 3 Social Director, Neighb orhood Services , Ea0 A Dr e T o Johns on, Profess or of Political Sc ience, Morehouse College Dean Willi am J acks on, Atlanta Univers i ty Chair man Mr .. Erwin Stevens, Cha i rman 3 Cit i zens Central Advisory Comm i ttee, EoO.Ao Mr. Lewis Cenker, Attorney 0 Business Particinati on Virgil Milton , Retired Atlanta Group Manager, Sears 3 Roebuck & Company Chairman Eo Lo Simon, Auditor, At l anta Life I nsurance Company Vice-Chairman Harlee Branc~, President, The Southern Company C o Ao 11 Art J enkins, Director of Industrial Relations, Lockhe ed Roland Maxwell 3 President , Davis on 1 s Department Stores Public Information J. me s Lo Townsend 3 Townsend and Assoc i ates 0 _ �Public I~forrnat ion ( continued) Dale Clark., Directo:. of Public Affairs, WAGA - TV Ray Moor e., News Director, WSB- TV Jim Wood, News Director, WOAK Vice - Chairman STA'"F ROO M 1~04-, CITY HAL:S Tel. 522-4463, Ext. 430 Ma l colm D. Jones, Director W.W . Gates, Consultant Miss J oyce McKnight, Secretary Chairman �I~I lWT:SS Au~st 9, 1967 The Executive Group of the Housin;::; Resources Comr,tltt ee met at 10:00 a.m., August 9; 1967, in Committee tloom ;¥2, City Hall, The following members were present: Mr , Cecil A, Alexander, Chairman, Housing Resonrces CoI11J-nittee Dr. Sanford s. Atwood, Co-Chairman, HousinG tlesources Committee Dr. Benjamin E. Y1ays, Co-Chairman, Housing Resources Committee Mr. Archer Smith, representing Mr. Charles 1. Weltner, Acting Chairman, Legal Pc1I1el Er. Robert i,Jinn, representing Dr. Edwin Harrison, Chairman, Construction and .Design Panel Mr. Norelancl. Smith, Vice-Chairman., Construction and. Design Panel Mr. Lee Burge, Chairman, Finance and Non-Profit Funds Panel Y.tr. ~rJilliam Bohn, representing Mr, Clarence D, Coleman, Acting Chairman, Public Housing Panel Yi.r. Charles li'. Palmer, member, Public Housing Panel Mr. Frank Terrell, representing Mr . Wallace L. Lee, member, Land .A.c::;_ u isition Pa...'1el Mr. Cla;-:rton n.. Yates, member, Land. Acquisition Panel l•J!'. Jim E. Land, member, Land Acquisition PaI1el .Mr. Stewart Wi:~ht, member, Land Acquisition Panel Dean William S. Jackson, Chairman, · Social Probl ems Panel Mr. Lewis Cenker, member, Social Problems Panel ¥Jr. Virgil Milton, Chairman., Business Participation Panel Hr. Jim Wood., Vice-Chairman., Public Information Panel Mr. W. w. Gates, Consultant Nr. Malcolm lJ, Jones, Director Also present at the meeting were: Mr. H:·ll Ware, Attorney, King t,.c Spalding Mr. Collier Gladin, Planning Engineer Mr. Lester H. Percells, Associate Executive Director, Housing Authority Mrs. Xernona Clayton., American Friends Service Committee The Chairman recognized the presence of both Co-Chairmen., l>.r. Mays. Dr. Atwood and �-- --- - - -- - - - -- -- - -- ------' 2 Mr. 8-ladin, PJ.a.n,_"ling Engine er, was t hen called up on t,o corn..'llent on the Land. Use Study bein.z proposed by the Plan11in; Yepart!llent and the report previously provided this Committee on Zoned acreages of vacant land. Mr. Gladin instead passed out several copies of a new report which he had prepared to the Housing 1tesources Committ ee pro1)osing c ertain solutions to the critical housins shorta~e and commente d on it briefly. At the conclusion he asked. for the assistance from the dousing :tesources Committee of its one pennanEritstaff member to assist the Plannin~ .Department in developin6 a joint plan, with detailed implementa tion steps, for p resentation at the joint meeting of the Plar.;.'1ing and .Jevelopment Commi ttec and the Housing llesources Committee (now scheduled for Se·Jte:nber 15). C:opies of Mr. Gladin's report are att~.ched. (Encl. 2). M.r. Alexander offered Mr. Jones' services. Y.1r. Alexander then introduc ed Mr. William H.• Hirshson, Exe cutive .Ji.rector, Greater Hartford Housin:-; Development .?und Inc. br. Hirshson was the gue st speaker and presented a very interestin1 ir.lpromptu report on his experiences in the f orm.c,tion <1.n d op eration of Hartford I s ifon-profi t Housing Development Corp. The followin.::; is some of whnt Hr. r:,j_rshson lw.d to say : General Hartford cons ists of 18 square miles , has a po1mlation of 160,000 an d needs 6, 0 00 low-income dwellin[; uni ts, of which S,ooo are now substa.Yida r;:.pJainec. that h E- .had discussecl. that with Frank 'iilialils. He also stated that if t ti.e Committee f elt it would ~1elp, he uoulc·. draft a letter on this for the Layor 's si€;nature., i ir, Aiex ander said '.1e thought tihi _; 1 -!ouid be ciood. and a greed. to provide i:•Ir •. · ,eltner with a eo~,y of the lE-tter he had prepared for the i'ayor oh this ri1atter. Hr. Ldward L, Simon, represent.in~ rlr, Vir ·il .fl ilton, statE;d t 1:at he wished some leE;islatio!'.l could be in troclucecl t-O correct the sit ation in l!rbai1 Renen al are.as in wl1ich houses exist whicl1 are bot.h f ire hazards ancl heal t:1 ha:.c.arc.ls. Hr. 'Jelt.ner statecl that ~ov. •ic.ddox had vetoed suc;1 a bill not long a1 o. br. t .alcolm Jones, Di:cE:9tor, saic. tha t hf, ,.neY of th e: house i n c:ut stion and that w11en last insp€.ctcci it ,·, as structurally sound, so that it did not warrent demoli·t:i.on; that therefore it cannot 0c ,}ei .. olishE:d under the "In llem" ordip,o.nc~. '.i'his orclinDnCE: ~ l s for the 01 ,ner to inaJe:c r epairs on such property• Nr. Simon said that someone .. needs to re-inspec i., the house in c·uest°ion because it, i s not sound . now• Lfr . Jones stc1.tcd that it has b e en some ti,:, e si nce t he hm.1s€· had bE:.:en insp£cted, and t hat per l1aps n ow t ;.P. City coul.s c 2..rr i cd 1manb ;ously . As the re was no flll"thEr business,., t i1e r£.· et:1.ng adjourned at 11:45 a.m. R.€ spcctfully sub1ni ·Gted, ilicls: Summary of Low-cost Housi.11 6 Tnv€ntory qeport Prel:u inar ." .:·.nalysis covE..r shee t, �26 Jw1e 2 b , 1967 SUMMARY Estimate Avail able No. Units Firm 5,244 Probable . 2,965_ _ Total In Sieht ~209 Be~1g Considered 1967 196 8 1969 ( 2084 ) (271 2 ) (448 ) ( 53 ) (2137} ( 6 3 7) 133fa9 ) ( 815 ) (126 3 ) 1970 1971 ( 760 ) 760 ) -r-100 )' ( 700 ) 8,003 2)830 Doubtful 19;0&2 _ _ Lost 3,152 Tota.l Proposed 22 ,194-- of wnich 8,183 uni ts, cons i dere d appr opriate , are c ur r e ntl y in serious d i ffi cu lty , due primarily t o obje c ti ons fro m var j_ous sourc e s a s to loca1.,ions ( b , 713 units in i:.i1e Be ing Con0idered Category ancl 1,L(70 uni ts in the Doubtf ul Categor y . See s e parate list of " Problem Are as ") . In addi t ion, 3l..J.2 7 uni ts have been rehabili tciteJ t!, rou 6 h the Houuing Code :.Evi3i.0;1, l~.3 w1its by the H.l\. . in the West F.ncl U. H. . Pro j e c t a .cl JO units vol untarily by private entcrpri se o -i:-Incl udes 1140 units of P. ,I . + 1125 units ;mder Turnkey f or P~H o + lb2 ur1i t s lea.,ed for P.H . Respectfull y Submitted, Enclosures : 1. 2. No tes on Related ;'1att ors Summary of Public Housing i n Atl.:mta �. " 27 June 28 , 196 7 NOTES ON HE UTED t'IATTE RS Sin e co m iling · he previous re po~ t ( Ap ril 20 , 196 7), 23 addit iona l prop os a ls have been made . Tot-3.l is now 95. However , lJ oi' thr;SC proposals c onstituti. g 315 2 units, whi ch we re orig inally expe cted to be a p pr ove d , have been r e j r; c te d a nd are no,·1 cons i dered a s 11 Lost 11 • In addition, propos als cons i:,i tu ting 8 ,HlJ ur1i t s are in sc r i0110 difficulty du e pri,, arily t o obj e ctions from v arious sources a s to 1 cx:ations, lo The 1• ounu tion for Cooperative Hous ing , which de veloped E:astwyc h Villa ge and Cambridge Square ( bo t h in De;~alb Cm:nty ), no,1 has a fu ll t i :ne rE.pre ::,entat j_v2 in Atlanta and is sE:ekine cliGnts . They are sponsoring the 200 unit London Toeme House s deve lo pment in !\tlanta ( Item F-5 ). c. Saul Gray :is a partne r i n a Co rporat ion 1-:hich O\ms 280 new units off Bankhead at El br idge St. , which he want s t o sell , + a potentinl deve lopr~e nt on the site for ;;12 addi ti on a l uni ts . Area is aln:a dy z oned A- 1. D. Proposed l ocations .fo r lo'.v cost housing are b eing co ordinated with the Plannin g Dept. , whe n initi ally s ubmi tte d J for adequacy of Conun.unity Pac ilit ie s 1 existin g or pro posed. Proposals are also r e vi ewE.d perio dically with the .School Dept. for adequacy of s chool f a ciliti e s. E .. Re i abilit2.,, ion by Hou::,ing Coe.le Di visio o.f BuJ.l cling Departmen t on Boul evard in Bed.ford Pine U. R. Pr ojec t ( approximatel y 700 units i nvolved. ) co iru ence d •ehruary 1. The U. FL pro j e ct is sti ll i n s urvey a nd plan ning s t:.age . A list i s avai l able in Housing ReSOi.L"'.."C t:_ s Committe e o :.f:i.ce of lOJ un Hs on Boulevard 1;hich t he own ers state d they Hish to sell, r ather than r ehab ilitate . This list hati been made ava .. labl l ,O t hr; H.A. and to a t!at:.ion.J.1 concern i ntereste d in d eve l oping a Re ha bi litatio n Demonstration proj e ct in that a r ea . In view of di .ficul t i es encou..rite:::·e d in zoning and gett ·.ng appr o vrrls on s i tes p r opo .sed for l arge mul t i --family development , it is apparent that the l or-1 income housing prograrn wi ll have t o l ean heavily on Developers and 1uilders :pl'o v i ding a subs tantial po r t i on of the pro gram on small sea ttered si ,:,cs . Thus f a r, 445 sin;-_l e family house s ( Ite m F-14) and 82 2 uni ts in dupl exE,s and smnll apar ti ,1ent. cievelopir.ents unde r c onventional financing are a lrendy in th is c ategory. G. lJo proposal h;:i.s yet been r.i.ade for construc tion of units ( even effici ency or 1 b e room ) to rent f o r as l ow as $SO.GO pE- r month . great<:. st nu,cl is in the ~>30 .00 - $SO. OO pe r mon th rental range. !!. Charlr::s A. ,·Tueller Compan i e s of J onesbo r o i s promoting the S,,eat Equity Program ( fif!\ in sured mor c.gace ) whereby the purchase r E-arn s the bulk of his dm·m payme nt thro ugh clenning, p a intin g and l andscap in~,;. Nati onal :Iorr,e s Corp. of Lafayette, Inc. placed on the maiYet Feb. 1, JSo7, a boo S.F . ( O. s. dimensions ) 3 bedroom, prefabricated, preassernbled p anel, sin 6 1e f amily house plus a 9o S.F. ( I.S. dimens ions) stora;:i;e lY1ilding rnanufact ... red by Arrow He tal Products Corp, to se ll under FHA 221 ( d ) ( 2 ). Pr ', ce incl ude::, pl umbing , elcc tri.cal, heal.inf; ll , i. t, s(,ove ': ...'<'i'1'i1~2r;,tor. House can be: compl e t e l y assemble d in 05 man hours; 53 of those were per111ittcd in J t;ne for enction in t he Tho mas v i.llc !h:ban Renc1.·a l .reU: . Aclrian Ho:ies Co rp. ha.s proposed a prefab L re t ai l .for a bout $7, 5 00 plus l and , foundation, clos.i. ne and ros :-.; 0 .b ly tappint.; f ec' S• I. See So.m.'Tiary ( p. 26 ) for overa ll sta tus o.f the pro gram and Summary of Public Housin r.; ( p. 2d ) for th e oveor.:11 1 Pub1ic pror;r;im . Jo Information is ; e l comcd as to chan :";es , addition::_; or deletion s in matE'.rial conta .inc d in Lhis report . Encl . _,11 (Call 1 The City ' s lousin,: c 1.mLr t bulio1 522-~J:63, 1'°Kt.1iJO) . to L1e �.. .213 ,June 2b, 1967 SUI'lMARY OF PU JLTC HOUSING IH J\.TLJ\.NTA Units in ope r· tion - f illed. 1140 Units in Developn:ent s L.:1ge , a s follows : ( 650 ) Uni ts of f He Daniel St., i n Rai-;son 1.'lashington U. R . Proj ec t ( scheduled f or co mpl eti on by J une JO, (248 ) by Oct . 167 (402 ) by March 168 ( 350 ) Uni ts in Thomasvil l e ( 40 ) 1 Bedroom ( 120 ) 2 Bedro om ( Bo) 3 B~dro om ( 80 ) Li Bedroom ( J O) 5 Bedroom ( 140 ) Units , Perry Homes Extension - South of Procte r Creek . (7 8 ) J Bedroom Bids opened lfarch 7, 196 7. Permi t is;:;ued i.ay ( L16 ) 4 Bedroom Es ti :nate J. 8 months t o co n s truct . (16 ) 5 Bedroom 12CO 300 u-.a. I n hands of architect. To adv,-rtise in Fall. 2-:-·z-3 months a ddit:Lonal before c onstruc tion c an start . 12 months , at l east , a dditional. for construction . Will try to have pa.rt deli ve red before final. 6 7. 1 Uni t s previously all ocated - Pro:r:osed Turnkey; 1125 tenta tively pled 6 ed on sites approved b y HUD (5o~gs 6-21) Units allocated fo r l ease ( Is only possibility fo r additional Public Hous ·'ng unit s in occupancy summer , 1967; can only be t urned ove r for Public l- ousing o ::.cupancy as become vacant) . Total add itional planned , as indic.:i.ted above . J uOO-::- New Allocation - Proposed Turn'. • FHA—^W.W. Gates. He stated that Mr. Gates had discovered that HUD will make c ^ ' ,v ^ a o¥{|i .I^N '"i. W ' It '" I i ^ ,'\.-Vi ^ 1 »i hH ' 5 Vi'i ..W > d I'l 'f'l'jl I ',i 'V'l loans of 3% to anybody whose house has been condemned or to anyone who must <. Mr. Clark asked if there was a reqiiirement for the 3% loan? Mr. Alexander replied that there was. " f / 1 1 , ' ! There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m. ' >I 'n ' i &r/ ' i i*' ' Approved by I f; ^ . jf '1 Public Information Panel J ^ V,j Ii !»■ t 1 I ■> 1 1 1 1 «' ( , k , t' !■ f > ' U J' ,1 j( >' ' ^ MAI , ',i,'V V'l'. V ' :.r (/I ' (,■)?'Vifl,! "I t]'!' ' Housing Resources Committee Il4 • "'f rir'i Dale Clark, Chairman |(ji I I K n n '1 ' >) ' »•' • , t** '■ ^ «> r ■;v <) ' J,,r> ' make repairs on it. J ff !/ ^ A. ft i \ ^ .i ' s' 'r j,/!.!) !' *>'i' \ [v. " . 'si: ' ,V' ! i' -> iiiJf 'i'> <> Mr. Alexander said that Malcolm Jones knows where there is land available, -HlvW i.if' help this also. He also stated that there are some people in Atlanta who know the Mr. Alexander replied Lewis Cenker, Austin Miller, Ham Doublas, Jim Robinson, it/i ■ 1 in .4 ( I fJ fM .i } < ^ t " H 'I MM ' \ ikw f ■/ llfi Vf i" 'T t < •MW ic^i" I M ,l' V"I ■ • w. iW ■• ,' li 11 ,(,-i iil m 'I '« t li. ' ' U| rjt ,/ V (4 j' , t'ly' 1 U ih {. U Hi , �CITY OF .ATLANTA. HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE CITY HALL Room 1204, City Hall August 16, _1967 ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental liaison Dear Mr. Sweat: The Public Information Panel of the Housing Resources -Committee will hold meeting from 2:00 to J:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, in the Presbyterian Center on Ponce de Leon Ave. N. E., 3rd Floor Conference Room. ai The purpose of this meeting is to discuss with Mr. John Steinichen, Consultant City Planner and Committee Member of the Unitarian Universalist Congragation of Atlanta, the formation of an Atlanta area church-sponsored nonprofit housing corporation (Interfaith Housing Corporation). The atta-ched material provides additional details pertaining to this proposal. Although the proposed corporation is not a project of the Housing Resources Committee, the Committee feels that such an activity would make a very desirable and 'worthwhile contribution in assisting to resolve the City's accelerated low-income housing program and the proposal has support of this Committee. A few additional news media representatives are being extended an invitation to participate in th11 meeting and we hope that you can coma. Please telephone my otfice, $22-4463 Ext·. 4J0, as to whether you will be able to attend. Sincerel.yj Malcolm D. Jo ea Supervisor of nspection Services MDJ/sll Enclt Material on proposed church-sponsored nonprofit housing corporation �.r ,--- . ,r..-, - - ...[ _J.._:--- ., _ Jr.7 ,-i· HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE Room 120h, City Hall July 26 , 1967 C ITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-446 3 Ar ea Code 404 !VAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Adm in istrative Assis t ant MRS. AN N M. MOSES, Execut ive Sec ret ary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Dir ector of Gove rnm ental Lia ison Dear Cormni t tee Member: The next monthly meeting of the Exe cutive Group of the Housing Resour ces CoJ1U11ittee, which would normally be scheduled f or Augus t 3, will be held at 10 :00 A. Ho, Wednesday, August 9, i n Committee Room #2, Second Floor, City Hallo On August 9, we will have as our guest, Mr o Wo R. Hirshson who is Di rector of a non- profit Housing Fund in Hartford, Conn. He is being sent here under the auspices of Urban Ameri ca, Inc. to discuss with us Hart f ord ' s efforts i n nonprofit fu..71ds. Ir. James Po Twomey, Director, Non-profit Center of Urban Ameri ca will also be our guest. This Committee has requested and re cently received from the Planning Department a conpilati on of vacant and total acreage i n each category of zoning wit'hin the City as of January 1966. Vacant land is indicated by Land Lot and District. l'hese figures are interesting and need t o be discussed at the meeting i n order to deter mi ne futur e low- income housing policy to be recommended by this Committee. The Planning Engineer has been invited to attend the meeting and eA-plain t he report to the Committee. A representative of the Housing Author ity has been invited to discuss with us social services in Public Housing proj ects. We would als o like a brief report on the activities of ea ch Panel. It seems appropriate to call soon a general meeting of the full members hip of the Housing Resour ces Committee , in order that all members may be brought up t o date on t he current status of the Low-Income Housing Program. Such meeting will probably be scheduled for September. Please let us know on the enclos ed return address postal card if you plan to attend the meeting or, in the event you cannot attend, the name of some other member of your panel who will represent you at the meeting. Sincerely, Ce cil A. Alexander, Chairman Housing Resources Committee MDJ/sll Encl: Return Address Postal Card �• r. HTU':i.'ES HOUS i tJG RESOU:?CES EXECUTIV:S COMM ITTEE 1IEETING i'il/:\Y 31, 1967 Members of the Housing Resources Committee Executive Group met on Wednesday, May 31, 1967, at 10:00 a.m., in Committee Room # 1 , Ci ty Ha ll . The 1(ollowing me:b rs were present 1 Mr . Dr . Mr . Mr . lftr. Dr . Mr. iVIr . lY.ir. Mr. Mr. Ce c il A. Al exa- der, Chairman Sanford s . At~ood., Co-Chair man Lee Burge ., Chairman., fi.hance & Non - Pr ofit Funds Pan81 John C. Wi lson , Finance &.Non - Profit Fund s Pane l Da l e Cl ark, Pub l i c Informa tion Panel · Vivia n Henders on, Land Acquisiti on Panel Rola nci ·,r;axwel l, Representing Mr. Virgil Mi l ton, Bus i ness Participation Panel . Norman Underwood ., Representing Mr . Char l es L. We l tner, Legal Panel Robert Winn, Representing Dr. Harr is on , Cons t ruction and Design Panel Ma lc o l m D. J ones, Direc t or W. w. Gates, Consultant Th e Public Housing Pane l and the Social Problems Panel were not represented at the meeting. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman., pres i ded. Mr . Alexander read the Housing Resources Committee's 11 White Paper" (copy attached) and explained the different divisions of this report. He then explained the other documents which were attached. He also st~ted that there were several difficulties in locating rental housing sites, partially because of the racial problems in Atlanta, and gave his interpretation of the May 5, 1967 letter from ffGD, pertaining to HUD's reluctence to approve Public Housing sites in racially concentrated areas. ~~. Dr . Vivian Henderson, Land Acquisition Panel, stated that this did not necessarily h old true in all cases; that he did not think the announced HUD policy was i ntend ed to apply to racially i~tegrated projects in previously all wh ite neighborhoods, D~. Henderson also # asked about his Panel's previous request for a list of possible s~tes for locating low-cost housing. Mr. Jones explained that this has been requested from t~e Planning Department, but not yet prepared; however, that he has been provided with a grou~ of Land Lot sheets showing vacant property (with current zoning) in the eastern half of the city; and these locations were being looked into. �Page Two Dr. Henderson su2:;ges t ed t r.a t the need for su ch a . list of availab le sites be reported tot .e Board of _ lderme n . Mr. Alexa nder reported that t he Planning Comm ittee initially prepared a list of sites comprisi n0 800 acres of land t· .a t were considered avai l ab le for us e or · t · at could be re - z oned. He also stated that the developers ha d a l ready looked into these pro~erties but that only four trac ts· had been appr ov~d so far. Mr. Jones stated that he knew of only two, or possibly three, of these t hat had been actually approved by HUD . Mr. Alexander stated that one of t11e main problems was t ha t the land developers could not a lways use the sites because of location s, costs, and building codes. Mr. John C. Wil sor. ::.::1ance and Non-Profj_ t Funds Panel, suggested that the committ e _ccap t all the land possible, because to provide all the housing required, all available land would be needed. Y~ . Alexander sta t ed that this Comm ittee should ta ke action one wa y or another to get these prob l ems corrected before any fu rther substantial developments can be made. Mr. Jones stated tha t it was th is Corn. ii t t ee' s policy to co nside:::: any su i table location that wa s submitted or proposed and to try to get action based on merits of i ndividua l tracts. Mr. Lee ·Burge, Finance and Non - Profit Funds Pane l , as ked if tnis Committee was over-playing the housing pr ob lems, or if ttis was just the normal type of thi ng which resulted from t rying to get through zoning chang es, Housing Authority and/or·: FHA approval of a hous ing devel opment. Mr . Alexander exp l ained that there i s a greater low-re nta l need i n the city than apparently some members of the FHA und erwri t ing staff feel justified. Mr. Jones said tha t the problems were not being over-played because there were many prob l ems in trying to loc ate low- c ost housing sites. He explained that this was the p~rpose of t is mee t ing; to try to work out s ome of the se problems . Dr. Henderson stated t hat many of the present problems app eared to be with the Planning Department, and they were not v ery good reasons. Mr . Alexander stated that the City is striv ing to get a workable Land Use plan which people fee l _that they can rely on. l\'Ir. Dale Clark, Public Information Panel, asked if the Pla-nni'ng Department is represented on thi s Committee. �i- Page Three Mr. Jones st a ted thcJt it is not ., but that we are working i n close conta ct with each other. Mr . Alexander s ta ted tha t the genera l feeling is t ha t i n some residential area s t h e zoning fro. s i ngle f a~ily houses to apartments will be a nece ss it y o He asked t .. e press not to ment ion any spec ific areas where this may be possible., because there are no de f inite plans to t1is effect as yeto Mr o Burge asked if it would not be ~~lpful to cr eate a link between the Housing Reso ur c es Comm itte e and the Planning Department? Mro Alexander stated that .it would also be a good idea to create such a relations~ip with the Board of Aldermen. I"Iro Burg e said., i n relation to item (d) under 11 Dis1.,;cussion 11 in the "White Paper ", that he would l::.ke to know how the zoni ng people felt about t his o Dr. Hend er s on s aid that it wa s easy to discuss this problem but bhat it wou ld not always work out in practice., and that the real issue is the diffi culty of locating in an area that doe s not tmnt housing developments 0 Burge as ke d the reason given by FHA for its ac~ion in connection with the sites near Magnol ia Ceme tary, Etheridge Drive, and Gun Club Road. lfir . Mr. Alexander referred the question to Mr. Gates for answero Mr. Gates stated t ha t prox i mity: _rto Roc kdale Urban Renewa l Pro ject, in which ab out i, 500 units are to be constructed during the next four years, would be take~ into considera tion in determi n ing the probab le marlcet absorption in the general areao Both the City of Atlant a and t he Feder Al Government have con tiderable investment in Rockdale . Mr. Alexander asked Mr o Jones · to ~ive a rep ort on possible loca tfons :or pre-fabricated ~ ~ ~~2 s in Atlanta Mr. Jones stated that there is some effort to build this type of house in Atlanta, Bu t that there is difficulty because of tht At~anta Building Codeo This code states that the plumbing., electrical~ a nd heating fixtures be installed on site in Atlanta , and that the pre-fabricated houses come with these fixtures and electrical circutes a lre ady installedo However, there are plans being matlc now t'or sorr,e sites on which prefabricated houses could be located by des~g inating special areas �Page Four where t his type of housing could be installed . He also stated that the amount of land required to bui ld a house on was too gr~at economically in Atlanta for this t ype of house, and that there are also plans under way to cor rect this by per~itting them to be built on a 50 1 x 100 1 lot , or 60 x 83.33 1 (5,000 sq. feet instead of 7,500 sq. feet, i;.ihich is now requ:.red.) Mr. Alexander stated that· he thought that organizations such as Tech so~ld organize studies of the ho0sing situation in Atlanta, which would be made available to this Committee. He asked ·rrir . Winn if the Construction and Design Panel were looking into this n ow? Mr. Robert Winn , Construction and Design Panel, stated that there will be a r meet±ng of his panel a week from next Tuesday to discuss this. Mr. J o e s inquired if the present meeting time a nd date for this Committee was satisfactory, and t h e reply was affirmative. He also stated that he had appeared before t he Zoning Co~mittee on several occasions and felt that it would carry more influence with them if th ~s Commit tee co uld take definite action on some areas before he re-appeared. He stated that there were three sites in particular coming up for re-zoning hearings soon on which he. would like for the Committee as a group to indorse and support, ie 1. 2o 3o Fa irburn Road Jonesboro Road North of Baker 's Ferry Road Alexander s t a ted that he felt that it wa s too soon to t ake any definite acti on on these sites as yet. lflro Mr. Burge moved that t his Cammi ttee accept the present Paper 11 as a g uide for further action. 11 Whi te The mot i on was seconded and carried unanimously . There being no further business, the mee ting was adj ourned at 11~35 a . mo Respectfully submitted~ ~ ? /J;:f}( / 0 d~,!:,...c;!'(J}.,. ~ '-.\,f\Q,.,,f:2-, Ma lcolm D. J o· Supervisor of nspection Services Encl: "White Paper 11 (without a tta chments ) �HOUSI TG RESOURCE S C0 ·1M ITTEE May 31, 1 96 7 White Pape r Mission: The Housing Resources Committee is charge d with : (a) Promoting low cost hous i ng and facilitating its construction i n L c: :i.ant a OT.: e.::) accelerated bas i s . (b) · cc) (d) Bring ing together the various interests needed to produce low cos~ hou s i ~i Insuring that the human factors in _ho us ing are given full play . Informing the public of the· hous i ng problem in Atlanta . ·Goals : The City's goals in the low cost housing new construction program, bas e d on f.::. nc: i ng s of the recently completed CIP study and as announced by the Mayor in Housing Confe r e~c e on November 15, 1 966 are : 9,8 0 0 units duri ng calendar years 1 96 7 and 1 968 . 2,333 units each year during the next succ eed i ng 3 year period . 16,800 un i ts total by end of 1971 . Accomplishme nts to Da t e : 72 separate projects have been proposed, totaling 15,3 91 units i n t he fol l o~.::. ..g categories : Firm 4,2 86 un it s Pr obab le 2,57 8 units Total>': 7,2 64 Under Consid eration 4 , 464 Doubt fu l 3, 663 Tota l Propo s ed units In Sight 1 5 , 391 of wh i c h 6 ,149 uni ts , pr e vim:sly ::(,r,5:i..:iE,::•,::.:. are curr ent ly i n j e opardy due to ob j e cti ons from va r ious s ourc es a s to loc ~r 143.215.248.55s . ',In c lude s 1, 1 4 0 uni ts of Pub lic Hou s i ng -t- 144 un it s l eas e d fo ~~ ?ul:,1:~c :.o:>; ::~1~;. Ma jor· Problems : ( a) See (b ) Al so see attac hed : 11 Prob lem Are as 11 at t ac he d da t ed April 2 0 , 1S6 7 , rev i sed. 1. ie. orandurn s date d Apr i l 25, 1 9 67 2nd ~lay 24, 1 S67 perT·:~.n:~r.,:: of land in t he City appro2r i a tely zo ned f or c onstruc tion~- l:~ and , proposed zon i ng applica Ti on . c23_ 143.215.248.55 13:21, 29 December 2017 (EST):. �'Pa,5;e 2 3. Letter to the Mayor from, HUD,.dated May 5, 1967, attached. u 4. Vr , Two news clippings dated May 8 and 9, respectively. I Discussion: .•hi,';'51 -' The above factual data and attached papers clearly illustrate where the difficu: I lie and suggest some obvious indicated solutions. ! npw i Ui , <1 The program cannot be successfully carried out, unless these problems are resolved. In the initial Housing Conference last November the City called on private enterorise to assist in a "large measure in this program. I t .f' ' / ,1 1 ' If . K "fs l ->1 I' f 1 , 1 ? f • '"ij' 'I * While initial efforts have succeeded it; o'ro111 ducing the 7, 264 units in sight listed above*, tt. -.".'g is little reason to assume an go- i) ' ! timistic attitude toward future efforts. At this time combinations of Federal policies, 1 , ' s • j ^ I zoning problems, land costs, code requirements and general uncertainty pertaining to the program have severely curtailed future prospects. Many developers and builders who have attempted to participate in the program are confronted with insurmountable obstacles artl are withdrawing. , ^1 • .1 Several developers are holding up on submitting zoning petitions becaus ^ , of the M l. I discouragement as to favorable action. 4 "'VH , • « 'l> ' 4I1' [4 (a) Zoning throughout the City is now being analyzed to insure that the current ' <1 u I 'j 4 4 V I ,I, I lit 1 I i» h needs of the entire city are being met. >1 n H '1 » 'tiV i> I ,r ' I ■'iU t> act on needs of the City as a whole, as opposed to local neighbo"rhood pressures. (d) Provisions for decent and adequate housing is the number one priority for the City and is a necessary prerequisite for solving m.any other problems. (e) Compliance with HUD's announced policy of discouraging public housing in areas of racial concentration has sever^ely limited the availability of sites. (f) Land in adequate quantitites, and at prices which make low cost housing economically feasible, are apparently not available in all segiTients of the City,. (g) More local churches and civic groups should be encouraged to assist program as non-profit sponsors. (h) An over-all non-profit housing fund should be created to oromote ^nlJ. of the program. 1 -0^/ ( ' , \l < 4, ,1 i) ' , I/' t . i ( ' f i "' \^ w; for all citizens and that many must of necessity reside in multi-family housing uni"is (c) In zoning matters, pertaining to an overall community problem, Aldermen should ll'l' i, 'lij" !|, and rapidly growing city, such as Atlanta, single family houses cannot be made available (either rental or co-op.) . 'I 4 1".",.( i'"' ,I V ' I ' .vHi t Fo"r axamnie; (b) Citizens should be encouraged to realize and accept the fact that in a large , '» / In order for the Housing Resources Committee to perform its assigned mission, these problems should be placed before the elected city officials and the nuhlic.. ' I vAT ' f - iX \ } > ' ' V' ^ ^» > y fti :• •' MM �. ·. • r ..... . . . ~· ' .:... .1 l"' c. .~;c: ,., Recommended Acti on : (a) . . Submission by the HRC t o t ' .e 1ayor and Board of P.ldermen a b:c-i.eJ ,,:::·:·_-ct,;;:·1 . ~ort on c~frefit stat~s of the low c ost hous ing program . (b) The Housing Res our c e s Commi~tee to activel y s upport r e - zoning D~t it~6n ~ which are reasonable a nd in intere st of f r t heri ng t :e nous i ng program . (c) · Conduct promptly a hard- hitt ing Publ i c Information cawpa i gn i nfo:r·:,1i ng tbs:: pu:::Lc or the c~rrent difficulties .encounter~d and offerin~ concrete positive s ugges~ic na f er ·their solutio~ . E~'1c ls : As listed �C HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE C I T Y HALL ATLANTA. GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Arca Code 404 Room 1204, City Hall !VAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR May 23, 1967 R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison Dear Commi ttee Hember: The next monthly meetine; of the Executive Group of t he Housing Resources Committee (which would normally be held on June 1) will be held at 10: oq A.M., Wednesday, May 31, in Committee Room 1/1, Se cond Floor, City H_a ll. We especially hope that you can attend this meeting . The low cost housing program is currently running into some maj or difficulties which I need to discuss seriously wit h you, wi th view to adopting a policy position of the Committee as a whole and planning a course of action to pursue . We will have at the meeting basic factual data on which to base o_u r conclusions and I h·ope .aJ.so a list of l and tracts in the City by size and location which are appropriately zoned f or construction of mul ti-fa~ily housing . We still have not been informed as t o the f ollowing : Le gal Panel - Chairman and Vice - Chairman Public Housing Panel - Chairman and Vice-Chairman Land Acquisition Panel - Chairman and Vice -Chairman Social _Problems Pane l - Vice-Chairman Please be prepared to provide us at the mee ting with appropriate information on the above . Also pl ease l et us know on the ertclosed return address postal card if you p1lan ·to attend ·the meeting or, in the event you carmot attend, · the name of·· some other .member of . your panel who will represent you at the meet~ng .. Sincerely, ~-~-c~~tZ?143.215.248.55 Cecil A. - Al exander Chairman Encl: ,.. . Return address postal c ard. �MINUTES HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MAY 4, ·1967 Members of the Housing Resources Committee Executive Group met on Thursd ay , , May 4, 1967, at 10:00 a. m. i_n City Hall. The following members were present: Mr. Dale Clark, Public Information Panel Dean William S. Jackson, Social Problems Panel Mr. J. E. Land, Land Acquisition Panel Mr. Archer D. Smith, III, Legal Panel Mr. Edwin L. Sterne, Public Housing Panel Mr. Hall Ware, Finance and Non-Profit Funds Panel Mr. John C. Wilson, Finance and Non-Profit Funds Panel Mr. Robert Winn, Construction and Design Panel The Business Participation Panel was not represented at the meeting. Col. Malcolm Jones presided in the Chairman's absence. Col. Jones explained that this was the second in a series of monthly meetings designed to br·ing the· Committee members up to date on the progress of the program. He then asked each of the panel representatives to make a report on the action taken by their respective panels. Finance and Non-Profit Funds Panel - Mr. Wilson and Mr. Ware explained that the Committee is actively engaged in developing a local funding group to provide II seed" money to promote low cost housing. · Preliminary disc ussions have been held and material fr om other such organizations is being reviewed. Social Problems Panel - Dean Jackson rep orted that this panel has met to organize their group and has discussed some of the broad areas to be encompassed by the panel. Two main decisions came out of this meeting: 1. The panel should have representation from the community itself and, therefore, two new members have been added. They are: Dr. Charles F. Schwab, President, Protestant Welfare and Social Services, Inc., and Mr. Erwin Stevens, Chairman, Citizens Central Advisory Committee, Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. 2. The panel felt it would be helpful to develop some guidelines as to what is anti cipated as goals for adequate living. �Page Two Dean Jackson added that one of his cl a s s es is pres e ntly conducting a sur v e y of the attit udes of families living in the vicinit y of t he B e dford-Pine ar ea to be completed by the end of this month. If anyt hing helpful comes out of the study it will be shared with the Committee. L a nd Acquisit ion Panel - Mr. Land reported that ·this p a nel is still i n t he proces~ of thoroughly organizing. However, as a result of the first m eetin g it was decided that two or three real estate men would be added to the group and this is in process at present. Meeti_ngs are planned with the Atlanta Housing Authority and the Federal Housing Administration. Construction and D e si gn Pane l - Mr. Winn reported t]i.at thr e e archite cts have been obtained to work with the panel in carrying out its functions. The panel members have organized and have scheduled regular monthly meetings and are beginning to plan their program. L egal P a n e l - M r . S m ith, representing M r . Weltn e r , s tated tha t two a t t o rneys have been added to ass i st i n t h e w ork of the pane l. T hey are: Nir. Arche r D . Smith, III, Attorney, Harmon & Thackston, and Mr. Norman L . Underwood, Attorney, Sanders, H e s ter . & H olley. The panel members are working in t h r e e areas at the pres e n t time: 1. 2. 3. Res ear ch and examination of t he l a w s deal i n g with F H A housing , parti cularly the re quis i tes for obtain i ng FHA grants and loan s; S t udy of comp laints and prob l e ms concern ing the e nforcement of t he H ousing Code ; and Research into the p art of the l aw p articularly c o ncerned w i th the Grant and Loan Pr o gram {for rehab ilitation o f s ub- stand a r d h ou sing ) b eing restricted to Urb an R enew a l an d C o d e Enfo r c ement areas . Public '.Hrusing Panel - Mr. Sterne reported that this panel has met once and at that meeting the members were generally acquainted with what is g oing on . in public· housing. Mr. Sterne told the group of many of the program.s the Hou sing Authority is presently engaged in. Public Information Panel - Mr. C l ark rep o rted that the panel members have met and that he also met with Col. Jones and Mr. Ale x ander for a briefing on the overall program. He stated that his concept of this panel I s function is one of informing the general public and to report f ully through the news rnedia what the Committee is doing, and that until some definite action is taken by the Committee and the function of the Committee is a little better focused, this panel will not be able to really move forward o n their program. �,. Pa,ge Three Col. Jones then distributed up-to-date copies of the Inventory of the various housin$ projects which have been proposed and provided members of the press with a summary of this report. He reviewed the summary with the co1nmittee and discussed in detail some of the problems the committee is enc ountering in getting these projects underway. The major problems include: 1. Attitude of home owners toward apartment units; 2. Zoning; and 3. Determination of the location of housing ·( HUD prefers that such housing not be located in areas of racial concentration). The group discussed possible solutions to these problems but no positive decisions were reached. Col. Jones also told the group of a meeting Mr. Alexander has requested for a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen for the purpose of inviting builders and developers to appear before them to discuss their problems from their points of view. He added that it would be helpful to have some members of the Executive Group at this meeting also. Mr. Land of the Land Acquisition Panel said that his panel would definitely be represented at the meeting. Col. Jones requested each of the panels to elect permanent Chairmen and Vice Chairmen as soon as possible, if they have not already done so, and to advise him who has been elected. Mr. Clark told the Executive Group members that his panel (Public Infor m a t io n ) is always open to committee members for any suggestions or recommendations as to how the public information program can help further the goals of the Committee. He also recommended to Col. Jones that the information contained in :: the summa~y o f the problem areas be made available to the press. Col. Jone s agreed with Mr. Clark and advised that he would take up this matter wit h Mr. Alexander. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a. m. Respectfully submitted, ~<~<,-6:......__Al...u-Q____, Malcolm D. Jon, 9 ' Supervisor of Inspection S ervi ce s �:.·' . .. HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE Room 1204 City Hall Tel. 522-4463, Ext. 430 May 4, 1967 The Executive Group of the Housing Resources Committee, recently established by Mayor Allen to promote and facilitate construction of low and medium cost housing in Atlanta, held its regular monthly meeting today in the City Hall. . Chairman, Cecil A. Alexander, Dr. Sanford Atwood, President of Emory Univer-sity . and Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, President of .Morehouse College, Co-Chairmen of the Committee, were unable to att end. The Executive Group (consisting of the Chairmen of the nine working panels into which the overall Committee is organized) studied a recently prepared Committee report on the status of the current housing program. submitted by various developers. It is summarized as follows: No. Units 1967 Firm 3556 (1312) Probable 3553 Category ',7109 In Sight Total Being Considered 4569 Doubtful 3088 Total Proposed The report contained 71 proposals (1312) Estimate When Available 1968 1969 " 1970 1971 (1928) (316) (1681) ( 672 ) ( 500) (700) (360 9 ) (988) ( 500 ) (700) 14,766 of which 6504 uni ts ( 1243 listed in the· Firm c ategory, 3409 in the Being Considered category and 1852 now included in the Doubtful category) previously considered likely, are cur~ently in serious difficulty of materializing due primarily to objections from various sources as to proposed locations. ',Includes 1140 uni ts of Public Housing, plus 144 existing uni ts leased for Publ ic Housing • . · In addition, 1782 units have been rehabilitated since October under the Housing Code . The goals established by t he City f or the pr ogram are 16 , 800 units by the end of 1971 , cons i s t i ng of 9800 uni ts duri ng ·1 967 and 1968 and 2333 un i ts during each of the succeeding three y ears . ( The principal difficulties currently confronting the Committee in _developing the program are the f ol l owing: (a) General objection by s·ingle family home owners to multi-family units being built anywhere near them., even though the multi-family construction may be a very -high 1=YPe of coop·e ra tive sales housing for purchase and occupancy by family units and presold -before copstruct.ion be~i:Qs~ -1 �. ...... ,, 'i I, I (,• , I I -2- (b) Difficulty in getting sufficient suitable tracts appropriately zoned, because of objections from residents of the areasinvolved. (c) Persistent efforts by certain groups to effect the spreading of low and medium income housing throughout all sectors of the City, even though suitable tracts of land may not be available in some areas to developers at prices which make · · construction of such housing economically feasible. (d) Recently announced policy by HUD discouraging the location of public housing in areas of racial concentration. (e) Conservatism by FHA on approving projects in certain areas, to insure against the possibility of over-building the market in any portions of the City. (f) Discouragement on the part of promoters and developers faced with the above indicated problems. The combination of these problems is slowing down the program · substantially and,' if continued., · will make the goals very difficult to attain. I ( I '.: .' . . ,. .. (. ' �HOuSING RESOU:iCES COY··:ITTSE CITY rIALL _TT ~ ....N~ • cA. 30303 Tei. 522-4463 Arca Code 404 Room 1204, City Hall !VAN ALLEN, JR ., MAYOR R, EAR L LANDERS, Adm in istrative Assistan t MRS. ANN M. MOSES , Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Li aison D a r Cor._-11i ttee Ne, b r : ur Chairmai, is out of the City, but be ore leaving town ..e asked D:e to im orm you that the regul ar monthly meeting for I·!iay of the Executive Group of tr..e Hous ing Resources Co. nittee will b e he l d at 10 : 00 J . Mo, Tu sday, May Li, 1 96 7 in Commi ttee Room 112, Second Floor, City Hall. hope that y ou c ar attendo We T .e Co;r_;;ii ttee I s periodic r eport on II Inventory of Low and 1ediCT.l Cost Housing in Atl,mta, r e cently c ompleted, in develop. ent and pro. os dr: is being rev"ised now and will be available for the Executive· Group . eeting. 1-t should provide materi al for an interest i ,g discussi01, a s to progress of the program duri ng t he first six months 0.1 oper ation of tni s Co:-:imi ttee . T{ler·8 are several problem areas on 1-1}- ich we need your con sideration an advi ce. Pa .els which have not yet elected perr:ianent Chairmen and Vice C11airmen are urged to do so before the ,neeting and ao.vise us as soon as p o ssible, i n order t hat t hose newl y elected may also be irvi ted to this meeting. Please let us know on the enclosed return adc.ress post card, uhether you plan to attend . In the eve t that you car:not cor:1e, please arrange for sor.1e otter me:nber of your Par.el to attend and advise us on the enclosed post card who 1,;ill represent your Panel at tte meeting. Sincerely, ~falcolrc D. J or,e s S1pervisor'of Ins9ection Services Encl . P.etur~ addreS$ post card �..... ... M ·INU TES HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE APRIL 6, 1967 Members of the Housing Resources Committee E x ecutive Group met on Thursday, April 6, 1967, at 10 : 00 a. m. in City Hall. The follow ing members were present: Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman Mr. Lee Burge, Fina.nee Panel Mrs. Sujette Crank, Social Problems Panel Mr. Virgil Milton, Business Participation Panel Mr. Ray Moore, Public Information Panel Mr. Moreland Smith, Construction and Design Panel Mr. Charles L. Weltner, Legal Panel Mr. John Wilson, Non-Profit Funds Panel The following panels were not represented at the meeting: Land Acquisition Panel Public Housing Panel Mr. Alexander revie w ed the general functions of the Housing Resources Committee and informed th e participants _of the Housing Resources Committe e Office that had been established in th e City Hall. He also advised that Col. Malcolm Jon e s has be·en assigned to coordinate the housing program and Mr. William Gates, as consultant on FHA matters, is a ssisting in the office one day each week. He announced that the City has also just approved a secretarial position for this office to be filled as soon as possible. Mr. Ale x ander then introduced Mr. M. B. Satterfield, E x ecutive Director of the Atlanta Housing Authority, who briefed the group on the public housing program. Mr. Satt e rfie ld report e d on the number of public housing units at the pre s e nt time: 1. There ar e pre s ently 8,874 units with virtually no v acancies. 2. 650 units ar e und e r construction at th e McDaniel Str eet Project. 3. · A bid h a s b een acc e pte d for 14 0 units e x tension to th e P er ry Home s P r oje c t . �Page Two 4. 350 units in the design stage have been submitted to the Federal Housing Administration for review. The Housing Authority expects to let bids on these units this summer. 5. 140 units are under lease under the leasing program. _ He pointed out these different projects on a city map to give the Committee members an idea of the location of this housing. He stated that some concern has been expressed for the need_ of public housing in the eastern quadrant of the city and explained that the main difficulty is in securing any open land in this area that would be useable. D evelopers are being encouraged to consider this section of the city. He explained that the Atlanta Housing Authority presently has 4, 200 units reserved (allocated) by the Federal Government . He then reviewed the different programs available in providing this lowincome housing. These include: 1. Direct construction by the Housing Authority and the Turnkey Program. 2. Purchase and rehabilitation of older and existing houses. 3. Leasing by the Housing Authority of standard dwellings. At this point Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. spoke to the group briefly regarding the housing program. He said that he was greatly impressed with the interest being shown in efforts to get more low-income housing underway in the city. He pointed out, as Mr. Satterfield did, that the main problem he has encountered is in securing suitable and available locations for these units. He expressed a desire to see more non-profit sponsors willing to carry through on a project to construct such housing units. Col. Malcolm Jones then reviewed with the members of the Committee the various pieces of informational material made available to them today and brought these reports up to date on changes that have taken place. He also pointed out the different proposed projects on a map of the city so th e members might see the distribution of the units. The following revisions were reported in the February 20, 196 7, report: �Page Three .No. Units 1967 Firm 3092 (1226) Probable 4685 Total 7777 Categor1y · Under Consideration Doubtful Total (1226) Estimate When Available 1970 1968 1969 1971 (1550) (316) (2573) (912) (500) (700) (4 123) (1228) (500) (700) 3405 2968 14, 150 Col. Jones also distributed a report concerning th e problem areas of the program. Currently there are 4, 900 units in all categories which are facing serious difficulties for various reasons. This report was to advise the Committee of the situations existing. The Chairman n ext r ecommended and requested the follo w ing to th e Committee: It was established for the first Thursday of 1. A monthly meeting date. the month at 10:00 a. m. 2. He requested all panels to submit the names of their Chairmen and Vice Chairmen as soon as possible. 3. He requested the Legal Pane l to investi ga te the feasibility of amending and broad ening Federal legislati on concerning financial assistance to · home owners in urban renewal and code enforcement areas whose homes are condemne d. At pr e sent, home owners in urban ren ewal areas and Federal approved code enforcement areas are th e only persons eligible for such assistance. He feels that such assistance should b e city-wide. 4. Mr. Alexander asked that enc ouragement be given to neighboring communiti es to have good Workable Pro grams . Atlanta's program is in good order but this do es not apply to all other communiti es in Metropolitan Atlanta. 5. He asked the Legal Panel to investigate the State tax law s. He feels the present tax laws are favorable to retention and cr eation of slums. �Page Four 6. He announced that the Finance and Non-Profit Panels have been combined. 7. He advised that he and Mr. Lee Burge are looking into the need for formation of a Housing Development Corporation. Suggestion was made that the Chamb er of C ommerce be asked to look into the matter and to assist. 8. At the present time he is trying to get some information from the City Planning Department regarding the available land in the city. However, it will be some time before this information is complete. 9. He expressed his concern over the difficulties that are being encountered in securing approval of sites. This is caused by various reasons, as indicated in the special report distributed by Col. Jones. He feels that this is becoming a very serious pr?blem and that something must be done as soon as possible to try to provide solutions to these problems. 10. The Committee and office staff have been approached many times by developers requesting that they refer them to lawyers and architects familiar with the housing programs. The professional organizations of these groups have been asked to supply the Housing Resources Offic e with a list of those persons familiar with and interested in this field . and these lists will be furnished the developers upon request. 11. He recommend e d to th·e Construction Panel that they take under advisement th e various codes of the City of Atlanta and other agencies to determine if such codes are practical and feasible. 12. He requested assistance from the Social Problems Panel in providing solutions to the many problems being created in the location of these housing units. 13. There are several areas of the city that have not been touched for additional low cost housing and he feels a much more aggressive program is needed. He referred to such areas as Vine City and Mechanicsville. 14: He asked the members to consider the problem of relocation of people displaced w hil e units are under construction and to come up with some �Page Five workable way to build these units without completely disrupting the neighborhood. 15. He proposed that a task force be set up in the areas of prime consideration to improve communications with the residents. After a short discussion period the meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a. m. Respectfully submitted, 143.215.248.55e-c~:-~ ~·.i ,1// Cl.-z.<.'./ 0 .----< Malcolm D. Jone Supervisor of i€spe ction Services Director MDJ:fy �DRAFT - Minute s - Hous ing Resources Executive Committee Me eting - May 4 , 1967 Membe rs of the H ou sing Resources Committee Executive Gr o up m et on Thurs day, May 4 , 1967, at 10 : 00 a . m . in City Hall. The followi ng members were present : Jvf.r . Dale Clark, Public Information Pane l De an William S . Jackson., Social P roblems Panel Mr . J . E . L and, Land Acqui sition Panel Mr . Archer D . Smith, Ill, Legal Panel M r . Edwin L . Sterne , Public Hous i ng Panel Mr . Hall Ware , Finance and N on ... Profit Funds Pan el M r. J ohn C. Wilson, Finance and Non - Profit Funds Panel Mr . Robert Wirm , Construction and Design Panel The Business Participation Panel was not ·r epre s ented at the meeting. C ol. Malcolm J ones pre s ided in the Chairman' s abs ence . C c l . J ones explained that this was the se cond in a series of monthly meetings designed t o bring the C ommittee members up t o date on the p rogre ss of the p r ogram. He then asked each of the panel representatives to make a repol"t on the action taken by their respective panels . Fin nee and Non-PrQfit Funds Panel .. Mr . Wilson and Mr . Ware explain d that the C ommittee ls ctively engaged in developing a local funding group to provide " seed" mon y to promote low cost ho\ising . have been held and material from other such o rganiz tion Preliminary discussions is b ing reviewed. S ocial Problems Panel • Thi s panel has met to organize their group and has discussed some of the broad ar as to be main decisions c m out of this meeting: ncompasaed by th panel. Two �Page Two (1) The panel should have repre s entati on from the community itself and, thex-efore , two new members have been added . (2 ) The panel felt it w ould be helpful to develop some guideline s as to what is anticipated as goals for adequate living. Dean Jackson a dde d that one os bis classes is p resentl y c onduc t in g a survey of the attitudes of families living in the area j ust north of Bedfor d - Pine to be c ompleted by the end of this month. If anything helpful comes wt of the study it will b e s hared with the Committee . Land ti.cgu.isition Panel - This panel is still in the process of thoroughly organizing. However, as a result of the fi'.rst meeting it was d ecided that two or three r eal estate men would be added to the group and this is in process at p resent. Meetings a:re planne d with the Atl ntn Housing Autho rity and the Fedei-al Housing Administration. Con truction and Qesign P . ~el - Three architects have been g ined to work with the p nel in carryins out its functions. and h v Th pa.nel m mbers have o r ganized scheduled regular monthly me tings and are b g inningtto pl n their program . Legal Panel - Two the pan 1. Th panel member ttor neys have been add d to re working in three sist in the work of re s at the present time: ( l ) Research and examinati on of the laws d aling with FHA hou ing, particularly the requisites fol' obtaining FHA grants and loans; (2) Study of comp! ints and probl ms concerning the enfot"cement of the Hou in C od ; and �--- ~~ -- Page Three (3) Research into the pa.rt of the law particula:dy concerned with the Grant and Loan Program being restricted to urban renewal areas . Public Housing Panel - This panel has met onneunce.:I 'IM .> •-' C,e,v,r?d ~w ~-J ku.Jmt; 13. There are several areas of the city that have not been touched4and he feels a much more aggressive program is needed. He referred to such areas as Vine City and Mechanicsville. 14. He asked the members to consider the problem of relocation of people d,nd displaced while units are under constructio1½to come up with some workable way to build these units without disrupting the neighborhood completely. 15. He proposed that a task force be set up in the areas of prime consideration to improve communications with the residents. After a short discussion period the meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a. m. �Notes for Cecil Alexander Executive Group Meeting, Housing Resources Committee April 6, 1967 a. Establishment of regular dates for monthly meet~s . b. Insis.t on determination of Chairmen and Vice Chairmen by all Panels: Not yet reported: Legal Non- Profit Public Housing Land Acquisition Public Information oci.al Problems (Vice Chairmm) c. Comment on need for form tion of Housing Development Corp . d. Combining Financ e. M t rial from Planning Department on availabl ( quested by Land Panel Harch 24) f. As result of Housing Code enforcement, several property owners on Boulevard o.re reported to be anxious no to sell to Housine Authority for Public Housing . g. Discuss difficulti a in g tting sites approved. and Non-Profit Panels . land in City. Land FHA Planning Neighbors } These problem . are becoming very serious. Are placing entire program in jeopardy-. NAACP (See ott chod she t for p cifio xampl ) Promot r and D vlopora are becoming discour g d. A new Wld positiVi pproach is urgently n d d to cope with thia situation in ord r to o~ r c e current dif'ficulti a. �HOUSING F/.ESOlJHCES .COM:MITI':S l!": Sunnnary of Propo sals (Report of February 20, 1967 up d;i.te cl t o April 6, 1967) Estunate When Available Cate eory No. Units Firm 3092 Probable 4685 Total 7777 Under Consideration 3405 Doubtful 2968 Total 14,150 196 7 (1226 ) (1226) 1968 (1 550 ) (316) (2573) (912) ( 500) (700) (L123) (1228) (500) (700) Proposed, of which 4900 (all cate gories) are currently facin g s erious problems. �- - - - -- - ~ ============ -=====I HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE April 6, 1967 Problem Areas Item No. No. Units 24 250 19 450 7 152 46 160 8 156 9 262 20 62 28 364 33 204 44 100 34 150 51 280 Location West of Hollywood Road North of Proctor Creek Harwell Road South of Bankhead }Iighway South Side Simpson Road East of Hightower Road West of Moreland Avenue South of Constitution Road, SE East of Hollywood Road North of Magnolia Cemetery Off Etheridge Drive East of Jackson Parkway Woodbine at Boulevard Drive Off Boulder Park Drive Southwest of Wildwood Lake Between Hollywood Road and Gun Club Road, N. w. Program Turnkey Turnkey 22ld{3)? 221 d (3) Co-op 221 d (3) Experimental 404 Special or Turnkey ·Turnkey or 221 d (3) 221 d (3) Town Houses Turnkey or 221 d (3) 1,700 Between Peyton Road and Willis Mill Road North of Utoy Creek . T o tal StronglY. opposed by citizens residing in Collier Heights by protests to Board of Aldermen . Rejected by FHA as not suitable site FHA is reluctant to approve Having difficulty in getting FHA approval 221 d (3) 221 d (3) Rent. Supl. Zoned R-3. Planning Department is dubious about getting re-zoned Turnkey Planning Department anticipates strong opposition to development of this tract Application on one site submitted to FHA and subsequently withdrawn {understand because of neighborhood objection); other application withheld (presumably for similar reason) Zoned R -3. Planning D e partment is reluctant to get rezoned (Housing Authority is enthusiastic about site) 221 d (3) 250 360 Opposed by Racial Relations Section of HUD in letter to Housing Authority Strongly opposed by NAACP in letter to Mayor Allen Housing Authority not interested in this site; FHA cool toward it Zoned R-3, Planning Department is reluctant to have re-zoned Re-zoned recently for low cost housing program. Housing Authority not interested in site; FHA not sympathetic toward it . Zoned R-5. Planning Department cool toward re-zoning . West of Jackson Parkway North of Proctor Creek Between DeKalb Avenue and McLendon at Hampton Terrace Custer Avenue East of Chas ewood Park Principal Difficulty Turnkey 221 d (3) 221 d (2) Other 4,900 - This constitutes 1/2 of City 1 s goal for first t w o years of program. Promoters and developers, who w ere originally enthusiastic, are becomin2' verv dis coura!!ed. �HOUS ING RE ::;OURCES COMJHTTEE Executive Group Meeting 10:00 A.M., April 6, 1967 Committee Room //2, City Hall AGENDA 1. Opening Remarks by Chairman - Cecil Alexander 2. Status of Public Housing - M. B. Satter fie ld 3. Summary Report on Low Cost Housi:iG Progress - Malcolm D. Jones 4. Material for Panel Chairmen Inventory Report, February 20, 1 96 7 Addr ess by James R. Price, Chairman of Board, National Homes Membe rship and Organization of Housine Resources Committee Functions of Housing Resources Committee News Clipping Summary of Proposals, up dated to April 6, 1967 S. Discussion - Initial comments by Chairman Alexander 6. Other Business �.'*" , HOUSING RESOURCES C0"1:;'11TTEE Jvlr . Cecil A. Al exande1~, Chairman Housine; Resources Committee Finch, Al exander , Barne s , :1.othschil d and Paschal, Archite cts lOt:n Floor St 2.ndard Federal Buil ding 44 Broad Str eet, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dr . Sanf ord S. Atwood, Co -Chairman Housin~ Resources Committee President, Emory University Atlanta, Georgia 30322 Dr. Benjamin. E. Mays, Co -Chairman Housing Resources Committee President, Morehouse College Atlanta, Ge orgia 1 LEGAL r-fr. Charles L. We ltner, Attor::iey The First National Bank, Suite 2943 2 Peachtree Street Atlanta, Georgi a Mr. Donald I ollowell, Regional Director Equal Empl oyment Opportunity Commission 1776 Peachtree Street, N. W. Atlanta, Ge orgia Honorabl e Luther Alverson, Judge Fulton County Superior Court 136 Pryor Street , s. W. Atlanta, Georgia CCNS'T'RUCTJOJ\! .A!•'. D D.r,SIGN Dr. Sdwin Harrison , President GeorEia Institute of Technology 225 Forth Avenue, N. W. Atlanta, Ge orgia }'fr . He r man J. Russell, Contractor 504 Fair Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia 30313 �Pac;e 'I\.ro CONSTRUCTION AI\JD DESIGN ( conti nue d) rv-r . Morel and Smith, Director Urba;.1 Planning P:-oje ct Southe rn Regional Council 5 ~Qrsyth Street, N. 1ti. Atlanta, Georgia Rev . John A. Middleton, President ~·,Iorris Brow::1 Colle ge 673 Hunter Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Henry F. Alexander, Builder 2439 Fe r:nleaf Court, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. James Moore, President Atlanta Labor Council 15 Peachtre e Street, N. E. Room 208 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 FINANC.S Dean arding B. Young Atlanta University 22 3 Ches tnut Street , S. W. Atlanta, Georsia Mr. Le e Bur ge , President Retail Credit Company P. O. Box 4081 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 Mr. Butl er T. Henderson Assistant to Dr. Mays Morehouse Colle ge 223 Chestnut Street , S. W. At lanta, Georgia Mr . '!ills B. Lane, Jr., President The Citizens and Southern National Bank P. C. Box 4899 Atlo.r.ta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Joseph Earle Birnie, President The National Bank of Georgi a Peachtre e at Fi ve Points Atl anta, Georgia 30303 �Pa e Thr ee 0 FINANCE (continued) Mr . Augustus H. Sterne, President The Tr ust Company of Georgia 36 "'::dgewood Avenue, N. E Atlanta , Georgi a 30383 Mr . Gordon Jones , Pr esident The Fulton National Bank P . 0 . Box Li387 Atlant a , Ge orgia 30302 NON-?ROFI T FUNDS Mr. A. B. Padgett, Executive Director Metr opolitan Foundation of Atlanta 1423 Candler Bui l ding Atl anta, Georgi a 30303 Ha."':lilton Dougl as, Jr . , Attorney ~ational Bank of Georgia Building Atlanta, Ge orgia '{ r. Rev. Willicll'il ·Holmes Borders, Pastor Wheat Street Baotist Chur ch 1426 Mozley Dri;e , s . i, . Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Rufus Clement, President t lanta University 223 Chestnut Street, S . W. Atlanta , Georgia I·· r . J ohn ;; ilson, Presi dent Horne Wils on Company 163 Peters Str eet, S. W. Atl ant a , Georgia 30313 fr . Albert Love Executive Vice President The 1'l cCall Corporation P. o. Box 1000 Doraville , Georgia 30040 �i P2ge Four i'-: i'i - PRO? I T FUNDS ( cont i.nued) Hr . Scott Houston, Jr . , Exe cutive Director We sley Hoods Ap artments P. O. Box 15468 Atlanta, Georgia 30333 PUBLJC HOUSLJG 1-~r. Ed1-Ji 11 ·L. Sterne, Chairrnan Housing Aut hority of the City of Atlanta 639 Trust Company of Ge orgia Building Atlanta , Georgia 30303 Dr. Albert Manley, President Spel man Colle ge 350 Leonard Street, S . W. Atlanta, Geor gia i\r.r. Leonard Re inch, President Cox Broadcasting Company 1601 West Peachtree Street, N. E. Atlanta, Ge orgia fr . Clarence Coleman, Re gional Director -fat ional Urban Le ague 78 :Marietta Street , N. W. Atla~ta, Georgia LAND ACQUISITION Mr. Wallace L. Lee, President Atl~nta Gas Light Company P. 0 . Box 4S69 Atlant a, Ge orgi a 30302 Mr. Cl ayton R. Yates, . President Yates -Hilton Stores 22 8 Auburn Avenue, N. E. At lanta, Georgia �I' ~ Page Five LAND ACQUIS:::TIOP (cont"!.nued) Dr. Vi vian Henderson , Pres i dent Cl ark Colle ge 2L,o Chest nut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia SOCIAL ::i:qOBLE'-1S Mr . Charles O. Emmer i ch, Administrator Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. 101 Ifariet ta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Duane Beck, Executive Director Co~.rnunity Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc. 1 000 Glenn Building Atlant a , Georgia 30303 Mrs. Sujette Crank, Social Director Weighborhood Services , E.O . A., Inc. 101 Marietta Street Atlanta, Georgia ~r. Tobe Johnson, Professor of Political Science 1'1 orehouse College 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dean William Jackson Atlanta University 223 Chest nut Street , S. W. Atlanta, Georgia BUSINESS P_t.rtTICIPN.rION ir . Virgil Mi lton 3626 Tm~edo Road, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia �Page ··--~-. .._,.,'...R11. ,., -er·)! .A.lrnrorN ( cont.inueG '. ,' .t:iU~ . .: .:.:.· Iv~r. Edward L. Si, on, Audito:c" Atlanta Life Insurance Company Avenue , I . B. il.tlJ.nta, Georgia llS A~burn 1·~r . Harlee 3 ranch, Presi ent The Sout' .ern Company 33 ) 0 Peachtree Road, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia ·fr . C. Arthur J enkins D~_ector, Industrial Re lations Loc:<:..rie ed Company }arietta, Ge orgi a 30060 L. Roland i1axHe ll, Pr e sident Davison 1 s Department Stores 160 ?eachtree Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia ?JBLIC ~YF0W~ATI0N I( . Jc11les i. . Tmmsend, Edi tor -'i.tlar.ta Fagazi.ne Co:;;::nerce Building Atlanta, Georgia r. D.;1le Clark Director of Public Affairs \'JAG A- TV 1 551 Briarcli.d Road, N. E. Atlanta, Ge orgia 1-.Cr . Ray 'foore lfows Director 1-!S3 - TV 1601 V.:est Peachtree Street, N. E . Atlanta, Georgia 30309 �HOUSING RESOURCES COI"iMITI'EE Ce cil A. Alexande r, Architec t, Chairman Dr . Sanford S. Atwood, President , Bmory University, Co-Chai rm2.n Dr . Benjamin E. Mays, President, .Morehouse Colle ge, Co-Chairman Legal Charles He ltner, Attorney Donald Hollowell, Regional Director, Equal Empl oyment Opp ortunity Commission Honorable Luther Alverson, Judge, Fulton County Superior Court Construction and Design Dr . Edwin Harrison, President, Ge orgia Institute of Technology He r man Russe ll, Contractor ~-:orelaEd Smith, Dire ctor of Urban Planning Project, Southern Regional Council Re v . John A. Middleton, Pr es ident, I orris Brown Col le ge Henry F. Alexander, Builder Jfu~es ~ oore , President, Atlanta Labor Council Finance De an Har ding B. Young , Atl anta Universit y Lee Burge , President, Retail Cr edit Butler T. Hende r son , Assistant to Dr. IIays, Morehouse College Mills ~ . Lane , Jr ., President , Citizens and Southern National Bank A. H. Ster ne, Presi dent, The Trust Comp any of Georgia Gordon Jones, Pr esident, The Fulton National Bank Joseph Earle Birnie, President, The National Bank of Georgia ~~on- Prof i t Funds A. B. Padget t , Executive Direc t or, Metropolitan Foundation of Atlanta Hamilton Dougl as , Attorne~,r Rev . 'lilli am Holme s Bor ders, Pastor, Wheat Str eet Baptist Church Dr. Rufus Clement, President, Atl anta Univ ersity John Wilson , Pr es i dent , Horne VJilson Comp any Albert Love, Executive Vice President, The McCall Corporat ion Sco t t Houston, Jr., Exe cutive Director, Wesley Woods Apartments �. DRAFT - MINUTES OF THE HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE MEETING-2/14/67 Members of the Housing Resources Committee met for their organizational meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 1967, at 10:00 a. m. in the Aldermanic Chambers at 'City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Cecil Alexander, Chairman of the Committee. at this time. Mr. Alexander then presented Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. who spoke Mayor Allen first expressed his appreciation to everyone on the Committee for their willingness to serve and to respond to the City's efforts to provide better housing for its citizens. He reviewed with the Committee the great magnitude of this problem and the increasing need for more and more housing units. He pledged the City's full cooperation in attempting to overcome this problem and in getting this program underway. He expressed the hope that by 1968 the City would meet its goal for 9, 800 new housing units. He also told the group of the Model Cities Program presently being developed by the City. This program would cover a very large portion of the city and would affect 55, 000 citizens living in the area . This would be a different program to try to save this particular section of the city. He state d that he felt the progress that had been made since the November Housing Conference is an 'M&ft2 dat;iOE indication that we will meet the goal. Mr . Ferd Kramer of Draper and Kramer of Chicago spoke to the group at this time. Mr. Kramer is the past President of Action, Inc. and is presently on the Board of Director s of Urban America , Inc. and is chairman of their committee concerned with non-profit housing funds. Mr. Kramer told the committee �Page Two of a housing project he helped develop in Chicago some 7 to 8 years ago. This project was developed by a group of private individuals representing a cross , section of the community and the benefits were two fold: 1. It improved the environment considerabl' in the declining neighborhood; and 2. It provided much needed housing for the staffs of the Michael- Reese H o spital and the Illinois Institute of Technology (these organizations were the first groups to institute studies of the area to determine the approach to follow to combat the decline of the area). This program w as tremendously successful in Chicago and Mr. Kramer f e lt it w ould have some applicability in Atlanta. Mr. Kramer also e x plained that Urban Ame rica , I n c . has a division especially interested in non-profit housing and in creating d e v e lopment funds. It is not possibl e for the Urban America staff to s e r ve the e ntire nation 1 s non-profit groups and as a r e sult the y have b ee n succ e ssful inf e rsuadin g communiti e s to creat e local de v elopment funds to deal w ith this proble m . H e str e ss e d that each community must use ev e r y possible m e ans for s e curin g h ousin g fo r i ts low and middl e in come citizens . The Cha irman the n than k e d th e memb e rs of the Committee fo r ac ce pting this re sponsibility and o u tlined th e chall e ng es facin g them in pr o vi d i n g t h is low i ncome hous ing i n Atlanta. H e state d h e hope d this C o m m i ttee will s erve to br i ng the e l ements togeth er w h ic h a re ne c e ssary f o r su cces s (new idea s , new structures , new financing method s, etc . ). H e ~ reviewed sever al progr a ms t h at are available �. ' Page Three to help solve this problem. He then outlined the work to be carried out by each panel and explained that the actual work of the Committee will be conducted through the panels. He suggested that each panel appoint two young men to assist them and to carry out the majority of the work. He pointed ~mt that Col. Malcolm Jones and Mr . .William Gates are available to assist the Committee and that their office is located on the 12th floor of City Hall. Mr. Dan Sweat of the Mayor's Office is also working closely with this program. He asked that each panel meet at least once a month and suggested that the full committee meet monthly also. He then adjourned the meeting and asked the Committee members to meet with the other members of their panels here today for the purpose of selecting a Chairman and Co-Chairman. �CITY OF .ATLANTA HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE CITY HALL Room 1204; Ext. 430 March 10,\) 1967 ATLANTA. GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LAN DERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison Dear Committee Members: Enclosed for your file is a copy of minutes of the organizational meeting of thi s Committee in the Aldern\anic Chamber at the City Hall, February 14. Several members who were unable to attend that meeting have requested that minutes be sent them in order that they could keep abreast of developments . Also enclosed for the benefit of those who did not attend the meeting is a copy of Mayor Allen ' s address at the meeting. The guest speaker Mr. Ferd Kramer of Draper and Kramer of Chicago related in a very interesting manner, some of his experiences in working wit h a group of private individuals in developing a much needed community housine project in Chicago which contributed in stabilizing a declining neighborhood and at the same time providing much needed housing for the staff of Michael-Reese Hospital and Illinois Institute of Technology. The project involved the purchase of badly deteriorated homes and t enements and construction of new apartments, together with the rehabi litation of the better structures. Mr . Kramer emphasized the importance of group action and support in projects of this kind, including cooperation of owners of existing properties and participation by lending institutions, builders, sub-contractors, labor and the City. It is hoped that this may inspire similar projects in Atlanta. Mr. Kramer stressed the importance of using Section 22ld(3) of the National Housing Act in connection with financing r ental housing for medium ·- low income occupants. The 3% below market interest rate, together with FHA's waiver of the¼£ mort 6age insurance fee allows the sponsor to provide housing at lower rentals, or in the case of cooperatives , lower monthly payments. This helps to close the rental gap between conventionally financed apartments and Public Housing. He also stated that apartment sponsors could usually obtain a substantial tax writeoff through the use of limited dividend corporations. Mr. Kramer indicated that mortgage funds are now available for needed housing projects in all of the larger cities and stated that financing discounts have dropped 4 to 4¼t in moat areas during the past three months. ·--- - ..,.. --···-r::r=-r:- - ·-- �- 2 - Mr . Kr amer' s talk was extempor aneous , so unfortunately copies are not available . A copy of news rele ase by Committee Chai r man , Cecil A. Alexander, on Februar y 2h, as to activities and accomplishments of the Committee has been mailed to each member . We will endeavor t o keep you inf onned through periodic r epor t s of this nat ure f r om t ime to as t o progress of the program. On February 24, HUD announce d appr oval of f und "reservi:ltion" for 3000 additional uni ts of Public Housing f or Atlant a . The Housing Authority r eq~est for t hese unit s t o help meet i t s shar e of · the accelerat ed program for l ow-cost units was approved by t he Bo~rd of Aldermen, December 20, 1966. · This will be quite a boost in providing st andar d housing for many of Atlanta's f ami lies i n the l owest income bracket. On March 7, bi ds were opened by t he Housing Authority for construction of 140 uni ts of Public Housing as an extension of Perry Homes, South of Proctor Creek. These will cons i st of 78 t hree bedroom units , 46 four bedrooms and 16 five bedrooms . Panel meetings were held recently by the Soci al Problems and Public Information Panel s . Dr. Edwin Harr i son has been elected Chairman of t he Construction and Design Panel and Moreland Smith, Vice - Chai rman . Virgil Milton has been elect ed Chairman of the Business Participation Panel and Edward L. Simon, Vice -Chairman. Dean Williams. Jacks on has been elected Chairman of t he Social Pr oblems Panel. Lee Burge has been elected Chai rman of the Finance Panel and Gordon Jones, Vice-Chairman. Acting Chairmen of other Panel s ar e urged t o report as s oon as possible the names of permanent Chairman and Vice-Chairman of their Panels. During February permits were t aken out for construction of 11 single family houses to cost under $15 ,000 each; 23 such houses were compl eted within the City; permit was also is sued for construction of 95 apartment units to cost under $10,000 each. · Due to the shortage and high .price of l arge suit abl e tract s of land within the City for development of low cost hous i ng , i t appears that a substantial portion of the accelerated program r equirements will have to be built on small tracts and individual l ots scatte red throughout the City. Builder s .should be encouraged in this direction. �- 3 - On small l ots , of which there are many in the Central City, where dilapidated structures are being demolished under the Housing Code, if such lots are zoned r esidential and were of record at the time the Zoning Ordinan ce was adopted in 1954, a single family residence can be r ebuilt on t he loto This is not generally known by property owners. Cooperative hous i ng, spons ored by non-profit organizations taking advantage of the · 3% FHA insured mortgage s , at 100% of FHA appraisal, including the land, _-is becoming a very popular t rend in the Atlanta area. · This provides an incentive of ownership by t he occupants which greatly r e duces abuse and vandalism, so prevalent in the past in low income areas . ~any fraternal, educational and religious organizations are in a position to t ake advantage of this approach and should be encouraged to do so. Additional information on this technique is available at the Housing Resourc~s Commit tee office in City Hall. Any member learning of new or projected developments in the low cost housing field is requested to pass such information on to the Housing Resources Committee office which endeavors to maintain a record of such developments and their status. Sincerely, Encl: Minutes of February 14 Meeting Copy of Mayor Allen's Address ,, • .... -:· ·--------- .... .;.- - , . ~ ,.,..._ ·- -----··---· . �.., MINUTES HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE FEBRUARY 14, 1967 Members of the Housing Resources Cornmittee met for their organizational meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 1967, at 10:00 a. m. in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Cecil Alexander, Chairman of the Committee. Mr. Alexander then presented Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. who spoke at this time . Mayor Allen first expressed his appreciation to everyone on the Committee for their willingness to serve a~d to respond to the City 1 s efforts to provide better housing f or its citizens. He revi e wed with the Committee the great magnit ude of this problem and the increasing need for more and more housin g units. He pledged the C ity 1 s full cooperation in attempting to overcome this problern and in getting this program underway. He expressed the hope that by 1968 the Cit y would meet its goal for 9, 800 new housing units. He also told the group of the Model Cities Program presently being developed by the City. This pro g ram would cover a very large portion of the city and would affect 55,000 c itizens living in the area. This would be a different program to t ry t o save this particular section of the city. He stated t hat he felt the progress that had been made since the November Housing Conference is an indication that we will meet t he goal. Mr. F erd Kr amer of Dra p er and K r amer of Chica go spoke to the group at this time . Mr. Kramer is the past President of Act ion, Inc. and is presently on the Board of Dir ectors of Urban America, Inc. and is chairman of their committee concerned with non-profit housing funds . Mr. Kramer told the Committee of a housing project he helped develop in Chica go some 7 to 8 years ago. Thi s project was d e veloped by a group of private i ndividuals re presenting a cross-section of the community and the benefits were two fold: l. It i mp roved the environment considerably in the declining neighborhood; and 2. It provi ded much needed housing for the staffs of the Michael-Rees e Hospital and the Illinois Ins titude of Technology {t h ese organizations were the firs t gr oups to institude studies of the area to determine the approach to follow to combat the decline of the area). This program was tremendously successful in Chicago and Mr. Kramer felt it would have some applicability in Atlanta. Mr. Kramer also explained that Urban America, Inc. has a division especi ally interested in non-profit housing and in l �• , Housing Resources Committee Minutes February 14, 1967 Page Two creatin g develop1nent funds . It is not possible for the Urban America staff to serve the e n tire nati on 1 s :non-profit groups and as a result they have been successful in persuading communities to create local development funds to ' deal with this problem. He stressed that each community must u se every p e ssible means for securing housing for its low and ·m iddle income citizens. The C h a i rman t h en thanked the members of the Committee for accepting this responsibility and outlined the challenges f9-cing them in providing this low inco1ne housing i n Atlanta. He stated he hoped this Comm ittee will serve to bring the ele m ents to ge ther which are necessary for success (new ideas, new structures, ne w financing methods , etc.) . He reviewed several programs that are available to h e lp solve this problem. He then outlined the work to be carried out by each panel and explaine d that the actual work of the Committee will be con ducted t hrou gh the pane ls. He sug g ested that eac h panel appoint t w o youn g men to a ssi s t t h em and to carry out the majority of the work. He poin ted out t h a t C ol. M a lcolm Jon e s and Mr. William Gates are available to assist the Commit tee and that their office is located on the 12th floor of C ity Hall. Mr. Dan Sweat of the Mayor 1 s Office is also working closely with this program. He as k ed that each p a n e l meet at least once a month and suggested that the full committe e meet mont hly also . T he m eeting w as then adjourned and the Committee members were asked to meet w i t h the other m e mb e rs of their panels here today for the purpose of selecting a Chairman and Co-Chairman. J �Ju:o~:i~~)':: Trt ~-I.'\.YU !1.Ll::·}~ EC!t.i:i [i'-:G R2::-LlJHC~;_3 G01•t .J:·:;.1 T ,;,i'. OHGr1·nuTI Or.:AL H2ETING CUffi'!CIL Cil:'._:·:j"fi2.{, CITY Hi1.LL 10 : 00 A . i1i ., TUE.-.iDAY , FEBRiJ A.R.Y 14, 1967 Chairman J°:. l ex2nder , Co-Chairmen Dr. Hays and Dr . Ati-rood, Ladies and Gentl emen---Fir st of' all I 1._,ant to ez:press my personal apprec i ation and t he thanks of your City Government t o all of you for your willingness to serve on t hi s ~ost ~"p ortant commi t t ee . P.s I see it, this is truly a most i mp ortant committee, f or it is tackling.the solution of our City 1 s single most serious problem t he lac k of a.'1 a.a.equ ate suppl y of safe and decent housing f or a large portion of Atlanta ' s population. By accepting service on t his Ee.using Resources Commi tte e, you are carrying on one of t he traditions that all t hrcugh our f irst centur y of pro~r ess has made Atla..'1.ta a great city and will keep on . making it a grea-ter cit y, year after year. This traditic.,n is ac-r,ive , enthusias tic, i ntelligent, and energetic cit izen p~rticipation in governmental af:;:airs and public se r vice. The way Atlant3. citiz8ns assume the responsibilities of citizenship that .2re s o closely tied wit h the en j O)l}'!l.ent of the rights of citizenship sets \tla::-,ta apart f rom and above so many other cities. It is one of the bauic forces that kee;?s cur s-~tl anta moving f orward while s o many cities falter and fa ll back. So ag2in I want to thank you for being willing to participate i n t his high endeavor t o see to it that every Atlanta c itizen, no matter what his s cale of living, has a decent and safe roof over his head. Also, I want to express my appreci ation to ypur Chairman and t wo Co - Chairmen for all they have gotten done durine the t wo months that have ela1 ;se d since the i de a of this committee was put into action on No7ember 1.$. Thanks to their leader::;h:i.p ·,md to the activities of all who have worked with then , this com·nittee now h~s a solid f oundation of facts and pl a::.1s upon which to Eet into f ull swine . ·rne S.f.iecifics of the challenging 01,portunitie s which this committee faces will ·oe outlined by hr. Al exander. But before he and our distinguished visitor f rom Chicago a ndress you I invite your attention to the extent of the problem which .vie are t cJ.ckling together and which our j oint eff ort must and shall solvee I t hink this can be most sharply brouF,ht into fo cus by referring to a few statements which I made at t he November 15 Conference of lfousing. �!ls I s ,.id then : ·~'he proo l errr is sim_?ly t }~i s -~oes r..ot have the hou sinc to me et the rn:~eds of fair1i_li es and individuals to be re locate d by ""Ghe pre sent or future governmental actio_ , which will b is ne cessary for· the continue ci. p ro r res s of' !1.tlant a . 11 11 J... tlant2 ? o bring this gene r a l s tat ::m,mt dmm to specific facts and f i zures, it means th.:ct f rom now u.nti l t he end of 1 971, we s h all need 16 , 800 housing units to T,c:clc,'3 c are of t he pe o·) l e who will ha ve to be r e located beca use of ~:overnmerltal action. Thi s is the totn l o.f dwe l l ing 1mits Hhich we must 2.nd shall p r ovide t o t ake c a r e of Atl ac1ta c:.ti zens who will be f orced t o move because of c',ar,g8 s -i-r rought by such aove r 11mental c.c tivities as urb;,-:.n r enewal, ex_ressway c c-nstruction and code enforcement t o elininate housinr; that is 1ot fit f or human habitation. To r eloc ate t hous 2nds of people :i.n de cent hous i ng presents us with a chall8P.~i ng opport m i ty of truly tremendous prop ortions. But A-~l antv. is ac c usto "Tted to meeting challenges and seizing op portunities . So I ar.i cor.1_ole t e ly conf i dent thct by thinking, p lanning and working togethe r, a s we are st2rting off today , we c ,.n and s hall meet this challe ge anci trans :.or:n t his opp o tun ity i nto solid achi e vement. He ar e setting our sights high at the beginn ing. We are embarking upon a crash p ro e:ram for 1967 andl968 to provide 4,900 new housing units each year -- a tota l of 9, 600 units to be ready and occupied by the end of December, 1966 . For us t o reach this high two year goa l, private ent:lrprise must provide 30 per cent. Non-profit s pons ors of 221 D-3 housing mus t provide 13 per cent . The big push, 57 p er cent, must come from public hot1sin r~ . This is a big order to fill in just two years - but we can and we shall fill it. I would also like to mention agai::1 what I e;nphasized on Nove1.1ber 15th that we have a new and p owerful tool to hel p u s -- this is the Federal 11 ':'urrJ.:'ey Prograra" - whic h opens up a whole new a venue of procress in h ous~--ig . As 1ve set our eyes on the h i gh goal f or 1967 and 196b, I want to . emphasize that a lot already has been accomplished since No,vember 15 • . . The most striking tangible results are visible in the -big push public housing. 2 �One day l ast 1:1cn-;:,h I spent sever al h r.,:ur s wj_th top off ici als of t he Atl2 tc:: ~cus:i.np; Authority tr-kinr, a look at 1-1h2.t · is goi nr, on and what is bei ng planned to increase cur suppl y o.f publ i c riousine; . Inci dentally, we are start inc .L'rom a very good base, br. Rufus Clement, President Atmnta University 223 Che tnut Street, S . W . Atlanta, Georgi Mr . John Wilson, Pr ident Horne Wilson C o mp ny 163 Peter Str t, S. W . Atlanta, G orgi 30313 Mr. Albert Lov Ext,~utive Vic Pr · sident The McCall Corporation 3376 P ehti-ee R d, N . E. Atlant , Georgia �Page Five PUBLIC HOUSING SUB-COMMITTEE Mr. Edwin L . Sterne, Chairman Atlanta Housing Authority · 639 Trust Comp ny of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia. 30303 Dr. Albe rt Manley President Spelman College 350 Leqnard Street, S . W . Atlanta, Geo,.-gia Ml'. Luc:i n Oliv r Vice Pres ide.n t S~a.r , Roebuck & Company 6 7 5 Ponce de L on Avenue Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Leonat-d Reinch, Pr ident Cox Bro dcasting Company 1601 We t P achtr Street, N . E . Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Cl rence Col man N tional Urban Leagu 78 Mariett Street, N . W . Atlanta, G orgl LAND ACQUISITION SUB .. COMMITTEE M:r. Robert Biv n , PJ:' id nt Central Atlanta As oc;latlon Comm re Building Atlanta. Georgia �Page Six LAND ACQUISITION SUB - COMMITTEE (continued ! Mr . Robert L . Sommerville President Atlanta Transit System ·P . 0 . Box 1595 Atlanta, Georgia Mr. W. L . Lee Atlanta Gas Light Company P . 0 . Box 4569 Atlanta , Georgia 30302 Mr . C . R . Yates , President Yates ... Milton Stores 228 Auburn Avenu , N . E . Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Vivian Hend~rson; President Clark College 240 Chestnut Street, S . W . Atlanta, Georgi SOCIAL PROBLEMS SUB.COMMITTEE Ml'. Charles 0 . Emmerich Admini trator Economic Opportunity Atlanta. Inc . 101 Mari tta Str t, N. W. Atlant , G orgi Mr. Duane Beck Ex euti ve Dir c:tor C ommunity Council of the Atlanta Ar 1000 01 nn Building Atlanta, Georgl 30303 , Inc. �Page Seven SOCIAL PROBLEMS SUB - COMMITTEE (Continued ) M rs . Sujette Crank Director S ummerhill • Mechanic ville Neighborhood Center 65 Georgia Avenue ,. S . W . Atlant a , Georgia Profe s sor T . J ohns on Morehouse College Department of P olitkal Sc;:ienc e 223 Chestnut S treet. S . W . Atlanta, Georgia Dean William J ck on Atlanta University 223 Chestnut St:t et, S . W . Atlanta, Georgia M r . C . A . B ac ot e H istdry Dep rtm. nt Chairman Atlanta Univers ity 4 7 8 Thackery Pl c e , S . W . Atlanta, Georgi BUSINESS .P AR TICIPATION SUB-COMMI TTEE M r. J ohn J. M cDonough Finch, Al xand r, Barn s , R othschild & P a c h l 44 Bro d Stre t, N . W . Atl nta, Geor gi Mr. Virgil M ilton 3626 Tuxe do Ro d , N. W . Atl nt , Georgi Mr. L . D . Milton. Pr s i dent Citl2;ens Trust Comp ny 212 Auburn A ·enu , N. E . Atlant , Georgi �Page Eight BUSINESS PARTICIPATION SUB-COMMITTEE (C ontinued) Mr. E . L . Simon Atlanta Life Insurance Company 148 Auburn Avenue , N. E . Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Harlee Br nch The Southern Company 3390 Peachtree Road, N. E . Atlanta,, Georgia Mr. W . A . Pulv r , Pr sident Lockh.eed... Georgi Company South Cobb Drive Matietta, Georgia. Mr. Roland Maxwell, President Davieon' s Departm nt Stores 180 Pe chtr Str t , N W . Atlanta, Georgia PUBLIC INFORMATION SUB ... COMMITTEE Mt . John Crown City Editor The Atl· t J ourn l 10 For yth Str et, N. W. Atl nt , Georgi. Mr. Willi ml. R y Executive Editor Atlan Newsp p r 10 Forsyth Str _t , N. W. Atlanta, Georgia �Page Nine PUBLIC INFORMATION S UB -COMMITTEE (C ontinued ) Mr. C . A . S cott Atlant a Daily World 210 Auburn Avenue , N . E . -Atlanta, Georgia M:r. Ernest M . Pharr, Editor Atlanta Inquirer 787 Parsons Str et, S . W . Atlanta. Georgia Mr. Jame Towns nd Atlanta Magazine Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Dale Clark Director of Pl.lblic Affairs WAGA-TV 1551 Briarcliff Road. N . E . Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Ray Moore N we Dir ctor WSB-TV 1601 W t Peachtree Str et, N. E. Atlanta., G orgi 30309 �LEGAL Honorable Charles L. Weltner Member of Congress House of Repr e sentatives Old Post Office Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Donald Hollowell R egional Directo r ~qual Employment Opportunity Commission 1776 Peachtree Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Honorable Luther Alverson Fulton County Superior Court 136 Pryor Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Robert Wood G eneral C ounsel Sears, Roebuck & Company 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, G eorgia CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN Dr . Edwin Harrison, President G e orgia Institute of T echnology 225 North Avenue, N. W. Atlant a , G eo rgia Mr. Frank Malone, P r es ident Southern B e ll T e lephone and T e l eg raph Company 51 Ivy Street, N. E. Atlanta, G eorgia Mr. Edwin I. Hat ch, President Georgia Power Company P. 0 . Box 4545 A tlanta, G eorgia 3 0 3 02 Mr. More l and Smith Southern R egional Council 5 Forsyth Street, N . W . Atla nta, Georgia / �CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN (Continued) Rev. John A. Middleton President Morris Brown College 643 Hunter Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Cleveland Dennard, Principal Carver Vocational School 1-275 Capitol Avenue, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Herman Russell FINANCE Mr . Jack Tarver Federal Reserve Bank 104 Marietta Street~ N. W. Atlanta, G eorgia 30303 Mr. Richard Courts Courts & Company 11 Marietta Stre et, N. W. Atlanta , Georgia Mr. Jesse Hill Atlanta Life Insurance Company 148 Auburn Avenue, N . E . Atlanta, Georgia D ean Harding B . Young Atlanta University 223 Chestnut Street, S. W . Atlanta , Georgia Mr . Lee Burge R etail Credit Company P . 0 . Box 4081 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 �FINANCE (Continued) Mr. Harold Patterson President Federal Reserve Bank 104 Marietta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia NONPROFIT FUNDS Mr. A. B. Padgett E xecutive Director Metropolitan Foundation of Atlanta 1423 Candler Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Boisfeuillet Jones, President Emily and Earnest Woodruff Foundation 230 Peachtree Street, N. W. Atlanta, Goo rgia 30303 Mr. Hamil ton Douglas National Bank of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia Rev. William Holmes Borders 1426 Mozley Drive, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Rufus Clement, President Atlanta University 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr . John Wilson, President Horne Wilson Company 163 Peters Street 1 S . W. Atlanta, Georgia 30313 Mr. Albert Love E xec utive Vice President The McCall Corporation 3376 Peachtree Road, N . E . Atlanta, Georgia �PUBLIC HOUSING Mr. Edwin L. Sterne, Chairman Atlanta Housing Authority 639 Trust Company of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dr. Albert Manley President Spelman College 350 Leonard Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Lucien Oliver Vice President Sears, Roebuck & Company 675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Atlanta, Georgia Mr. ~eonard Reinch, President Cox Broadcasting Company 1601 West Peachtree Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Clarence Coleman National Urban L eague 78 Marietta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia LAND ACQUISITION Mr. Robert Biven, President Central Atlanta Association Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia Mr . Robert L. Sommerville , · President Atlanta Transit System P . 0 . Box 1595 Atlanta , Georgia �LAND ACQUISITION (Continued) Mr. W. L. Lee Atlanta Gas Light Company P. 0. Box 4569 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 Mr. C. R. Yates, President Yate s-Milton Stores 228 Auburn Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Vivian Henderson, President Clark Colle ge 240 Ches tnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia SOCIAL PROBLEMS Charles 0. Emmerich Administrator Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. 101 Marietta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Dua n e Beck Executive Director Community Council of the Atlanta Ara, Inc. 1000 Glenn Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mrs. Suj ette Crank Dir ector Summerhill-Mechanicsville N e ighborhood Center 65 Georgia Avenue, .S . W . Atlanta, Georgia Professor T. Johnson More house College Dpeartment of Political Science 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, G e orgia �SOCIAL PROBLEMS (Continued) Dean William Jackson Atlanta University 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. C. A. Bacote BUSINESS PARTICIPATION Mr. John J. McDonough Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild & Paschal ?Q-Fai-F-lie -S-t-3 -e-e-t; -N r -W-: A-tkHl-t-a, -G-e-0-3:,g-ia 44 Broad Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Virgil Milton 3626 Tuxedo Road, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr . L. D. Milton, President Citizens Trust Company 212 Auburn Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr . E. L. Simon Atlanta Life Insurance Company 148 Auburn Avenue, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Harlee Branch The Southern Company 3390 Peachtree Road, N . E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. W. A. Pulver, President Lockheed - Georgia Company South Cobb D rive Marietta, Georgia �BUSINESS PARTICIPATION (Continue d) Mr. Rolan d M axw e ll, Pre side nt Dav ison's D e partme nt Stores 180 Peachtre e Street, N. W. Atlanta, G e orgia PUBLIC INF ORMA TION Mr . John Crown City Editor Atlanta Journal 10 F o r s yth Stre e t , N. W . Atlanta, Georgia Mr . William I. Ray E x ecutiv e E ditor Atlanta N ewspape rs 10 F ors y th Street, N . W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr . C . A . Scott A t l anta D ail y W o rld 210 A uburn Ave n u e , N . E. Atl a-n ta , G e or g ia Mr. Erne s t M. Phar r E d ito r Atlanta Inquire r 787 P a rsons Str ee t, S. W . Atlant a , G e org i a Mr . J ames Towns end Atlanta M agazine C ommer c e Building Atlant a, G e orgia Mr. Dale Clark D i r e ctor of Public Affairs W AGA - TV 1551 Briarcliff R o ad, N . E . Atlanta, G e orgia Mr. Ray Moo re N ews Director WSB-TV 1601 W est Peachtree Street, N . E . 30309 �=====~----·---- . ,. · ___ ,, _ _ -,. _ - .. . . ,..,.- , I , . , , ,. , ,.,. ,.. , _--.,. .... .... , ( ,. • , , n_., t::: f- .. . . •, j , : •. Housing Resources Committee Subcommittees • ·.-::,.:r I . ·,' ...' Lega l Hon. Charles Weltner, Congressman . .. ..' ' .. -~~ ·.' ·.. Donald Hollowell, Regional Director, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. . ·. .. ·,....... .. Hon. Luther Alverson, Judge, Fulton County Superior .Court Robert Wood, General Counsel, Southeastern .· Area, Sears · Roebuck Co • ~ ., I . . . Construction And Desi gn Pres. Edwin Harrison, Georgia Institute or Techno~ogy J Herman Russe·1 1 . Frank Malone, Pre·s ident, Southern Bell ~ . /, Ed Hatch~ President, Georgia Power Co. Moreland Smith, Southern Regional Council Rev. John A. Middleton, Pres., Morrfs Brown . Dr. Cleveland Denard, Principal,Carver Vocational: School ~:, See B elow • · ,, Finance Jack Tarver, Federal Reserve Bank Richard Courts, Courts & Co. 'Jesse Hill, · Atlanta Life ·. :- · Dean Harding B. Young, At~anta University Lee Burge , Pres.; Retail Credit Harold Patt:~rson, Pres., Federal Reserve Bank · Butler T . Henderson, Assistant to Dr. Mays, Moreho US~ C~lle_ ii,e, Nonprofit Funds . · ·· A. B. Padgett, Director Atlanta Metropolitan Fund · Boisfeuillet Jones, Director, Woodruff Foundation . '·. · . . Hamil ton Do_u glas , Attorney_. ··, .. ·. , ., ·'·' · Rev. Holmes Borders Dr. Ruf us Clement, Pres., Atlanta University . .. . : John Wilson, Director, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce : . .. ·: . . Alber_t Love; Ex-Vice Pres., The McCall. Corp. · · · · · · •., · ' I , ' • I • . . •; , .. : . ·. : 0 ', . , . ... ) . . ., . _!, . .. ·. > ·· Publi c Hous i ng · ·, ·· E. H. Sterne , Chairman,' Atlanta Housi_ng Authority· Dr . Albert Manley Lucien Oliver, Vice Pres., Sears Roebuck Co. Le onar d Re inch, Pr~s., Cox · Broadcasting Co. · Clar'ence Coleman, National Urban Le_a gue • ' • I I 1 .... Land Acquisition Robert Biven, President , Central Atlanta Robert L. Sommer vi lle , President , At lanta Transit .·. W. L. Lee, President , Atlant a Gas Light . C. R. Yates, Pr esident, .Yate s- Milton Stores Vivian Henderson, President , Clar k Coll ege .. ' . ,; .' t ' I . ' ·· · ,· . ..···.,,], ,·· In addi tion ~ each Cammi tte e will select al). a dvis ory pane l of men .:a ctive in the -:: : }s:-:: /f ield of housi_ng . It is understood that t hi s panel · w~ll be avail able to ad- . · ..... · vise when needed but ·will be free of any ·conflict in pursuing active housing ·· · : . : ,.. .. >·:,! · interests.· . ,. . · · · .. · · · . ·. >:<.;··.: -
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Box 5, Folder 17, Document 11

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  • Text: MINUTES LAND ACQUISITION PANEL MEETING HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE JUNE 20, 1967 The Land Acquisition Panel of the Housing Resources Committee met June 20, 1967, at 10:00 a.m., in Committee Room #1, City Hall. The following members were present: Dr. Vivian Henderson, Acting Chairman, Land Acquisition Panel Mr. Jim E. Land Mr. Clayton R, Yates Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman, Housing Resources Committee Mr. Malcolm D. Jones, Director Mr. Wallace L. Lee was not present at this meeting. Dr. Vivian Henderson, Acting Chairman, Land Acquisition Panel, presided. He stated that a chairman had not yet been elected for this panel and asked if the members present felt that action should be taken on this, this date. He also reported that adaitional members had been asked to join this panel but that they have refusede He said that he felt the election of a chairman should wait until full membership was attained. | Mr. Malcolm D. Jones, Director, said that he felt it would be easier for him if a permanent chairman were elected as soon as possible. Dr. Henderson said he thought it would be better if the election was delayed until a larger number of members were on the panel. He suggested that perhaps at the next meeting a chairman and vice-chairman could be elected. He stated that another matter he wished to bring up was to find something which they could come up with in terms of possible land sites. He also stated that the last meeting of this Panel was concentrated on requesting information on the availability of land sites. Mre Jones stated that the result of that request was that he followed it up with a Memo to Mr. Dan Sweat, Director of Governmental Liaison, in which he pointed out lana needs in the City for the low-cost housing program. He pointed out that it would take three times as much land zoned for this program as it would require for actual development because every acre that is zoned can not be acquired. He feels that at least 5,100 acres of land zoned for this type of housing are needed and he told Mr. Sweat this and Mr. Sweat asked the Planning Department to take action on this. Mr. Sweat followed this up May 2h by a Memo in which he stated that he had called on the Planning Department to prepare a map and listing of all property suitably zoned for construction of Turnkey and 221 (d) (3) housing. These have not yet been received, but some material has been received, ie. Sheets showing vacant land in the eastern half of the City and its current zoning: Mr. Jones pointed out however, that much of this land is not appropriate for low-cost housing construction. Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman, Housing Resources Committee, asked if they were broken down into apartments? Mr. Jones replied that they were but the zoning of each parcel was showny and that much of the land shown was not particularly useful to this program. Mr. Alexander asked if the developers know that this report is in existence. Mr. Jones stated that several developers have come into his office and looked over it and they all agree that it was not particularly helpful. They have gone through it page by page, and selected sites properly zoned and in many instances, after attempting to run them down, found out that they were not available because of future plans, other contemplated uses, etc. The developers cannot tell much about the land from just a location. Mr. Alexander stated that the Planning Department's delay is because it is attempting to develope a Land Use Study over the entire Citys: that one thing that this panel might do is to ask the Planning Commission to prepare a summerized Land Use Study before the other one is published. Dr. Henderson asked what the time table for this report was? Mre Alexander did not know. : Mre Jones stated that the list of land suitable for this program was originally called for by May h. Mr. Henderson asked if this information was part of the study they would be getting. Mre Alexander said yes--a detailed Land Use Study for the City; that one other thing, perhaps is this information shown on the seperate sheets should be assembled into larger sections. Dre Henderson asked if all the report was on land in the eastern half of the City? Mr. Jones said yes, that Mr. Alexander has explained that we did know where available land was in the west. Also in mswer to Mr. Alexander, Mr. Jones stated that there were too many pages of it to mount successfully. Dr. Henderson said that he gathered that the study Mr. Alexander referred to woudl be an analysis of land use. Mr. Jones said it would be, and for the whole City. It will also try to list proposals of changes which need to be made. He stated that it takes considerable time and that he does not know when it will be completed. Dr. Henderson said that he did not see how this panel could do much until they get this information. | Mr. Alexaider agreed that it was hardj that the only thing that he knew of that could help is to make it eng that this is needed to move on as soon as possible; that one thing which the Mayor mentioned to the Chief Planner was that he would like to know where industrial tracts were that could be rezoned for housing. Dr. Henderson said that he had noticed that there was a housing project going on near Agnes-Jones School in which the conditions were not very goods He stated that while the Committee was fiddling around, somebody else was building. He also stated that this particular prodees is crowded and has too many families in it. lr. Jones stated that this area was already zoned, and that there were some few areas sucn as this which were appropriately zoned. Dr. Henderson said that we were getting no information on land which is available outside of these areas. Mr. Alexander said that the primary problem was the large tracts everybody knows about which have been refused for one reason or another. He stated that there is another problem in the eastern part of the City. Perhaps this Committee should meet with HUD and review with them the principles that they have set up and inform them of the situation. He also stated that he felt that a man who really wants to build houses could find some areas on the available sheets which would be workable. Mr. Jones stated that this was not the froblem as he saw it. The problem is that there is not enough land zoned for apartments where the land can be used for this program. Dr. Henderson stated that this panel's function is to find land that is already zoned for apartments and also land which can be rezoned, because zoning resistance is what is causing the problem now; trying to get vacant or near vacant land zoned for houses. Mr. Jones said that specific recommendations for suitable areas were needed. Dr. Henderson said that this was another function of this panel, to inform the Housing Resources Committee of zoning and to coordinate with the Zoning Committee of the Board of Aldermen. Mr. Jones said that we need to determine and to express the need and then let the Planning Department come up with where and what to do. Dr. Henderson agreed with this but said that we should reserve the right to review it and have influence on it. Mre Alexander said that one thing which is available right now are the M-l1 segments; that the problem is the Planning Department's staffing. Another problem is that some owners of M-l may not want to develope it for apartments; that one other thing this panel might wish to do is to request the City for additional help to get this thing solved soon, Mr. Clayton R. Yates said that the maiter hinges on two things: Location and Zoning. Mr. Jones said that our main concern was the part zoned for multi-family construction. . Mr. Alexander said that another problem was high prices. Mr. Jones said that several people have attempted to acquire land for this program, but could not because prices were too high. Mr. Alexander said that two other features were utilities and streets; that he wrote to the Atlanta Real Estate Board and the Empire Real Estate Board earlier and asked them if they would use us as a clearing housé for their land, but he has received no answer. He stated that he also talked with them over the phone and that they sounded favorable, but we still have no answer as yet. Dr. Henderson asked how much low-income housing was under construction now? 5 Mr. Alexander told him approximately 5,000 units proposed, which appear firm Mr. Henderson asked if it is known where these are? | Mr. Jones said that they were listed formally on a detailed Housing Inventory report. Dr. Henderson asked what they could do as a Committee on these sites? Mr. Alexander stated that one of the problems is that when we go to the Planning Department we have to get something rezoned which they have already promised would not be rezoned. Dr. Henderson asked if it would be a good idea to ask Mr. Gladinto go over this list with us, item by item. He also suggested they follow these two suggestions: : 1. Try to go over the "Problem Areas" with the Planning Department. 2. See if we can get an over-all picture of this study and ask for an opportunity to review it. Mr. Alexander said that another thing would be to sit down with HUD and review their policy, wnat it means and where to go to apply it. Dr. Henderson asked if we should go to the Regional Office. Mr. Alexander said yes, to talk with Mr. Id. Baxter, Regional Administrator. Mr. Jones stated at this point that a positive position by this Panel should be taken and shown in the minutes and be passed to the Press. At this point the Panel prepared and adopted the attached resolution. Mr. Alexander suggested that the Panel write to the Real Estate Boards requesting information on available locations for lowecost housing in the Citye Mr. Jim Land asked if any real. estate people had been asked to serve on this Panel. Dre Henderson said that the ones asked had declined. He also proposed and obtained agreement of the Panel to ask, in coordination with Mr. Alexander, both the Atlanta Real Estate Board and the Empire Real Estate Board each to provide a representative for membership on the Land Acquisition Panel of the Housing Resources Committee. Mr. Alexander reported that one item on which he and Mr. Jones did not quite see eye to eye is the rezoning of large pieces of land one at a time. He said that of the over all plan, one portion, Fairburn Road (originally proposed for Turnkey Housing) was coming up for rezoning soon. He stated that this land had been discussed with several other people on the Planning Committce and agreed that the argument against Public Housing on this site is well founded: that now Mr. Gillmore wants to have 221 (d) (3) housing built there on a co-operative basis; that Mr. Jones had asked ‘in to appear before the Zoning Committee and support it; that he (Mr. Alexander) feels that an individual going before the Committee would not have the sain good result that a committee's going would have. He asked Mr. Jones to give the location and history of the site. Mr. Jones reported that this was a location on West side of Fairburn Road and that it is just north of Holy Fanily Hospital; 59 acres proposed for 221 (d) (3) co-op. It is ideal for this type of development because of the general nature of the community in that area. The sponsor is proposing 221 (d) (3) co-op for sales units only, like Cambridge Square. These are built multi-family and sold from pre-built models. There must be 90% of the units in a particular segment already sold before construction can even begin. This type of program has been very successful in other areas. Under 221 (d) (3) there are two ways you can go: 1. The cheaper route--3% interest, 40 year mortgage--produces lowest cost units to be sold. 2. More expensive route--6% interest and LY for FHA insurance fees. He has a letter from Mr. Gillmore asking that this Panel support him on this site at the Zoning Hearing. He felt it would do this Panel credit to do so. He also stated that he and M. W.W. Gates, Housing Resources Committee Consultant, went to the Planning Board and talked with them. As a result, the Planning Board recommended favorable action. He stated that he agreed with Mr. Alexander, in that it would be better to have worked out an over-all plan, but until this is done the Zoning Committee will not know what part this site and other similar ones play in our program, unless this Committee tells them so. Dre Henderson asked if that was originally planned for Public Housing? Mr. Jones said that it was; that if it is now made available to moderate income families the experience is that they move out from lower price dwellings, thus making those units available to lower income families. Mr. Henderson stated that this was what made slums. Mr. Jones said not necessarily. Mr. Alexander stated that he thought that this was a good site for the type of thing being discussed. Dr. Henderson asked what the Panel thought? Mr. Yates stated that it was fine, if 221 (d) (3) at 3% interest could be gotten. Mr. Jones said that the specific proposal now was for 6% interest and that it could not be gotten for 3%. Mre Land asked why HUD refused this? Mr. Jones explained that this particular site was not actually proposed to HUD: that HUD made its policy known through the newspapers; that they would not permit public housing in an area of racial concentration. Mr. Alexander stated that this was why this site was not submitted to HUD. Mr. Jones said the developers' main problems were on locations and zoning. He said that he felt this Panel should support the developers on sites which we feel are appropriate. He also stated that in the future he could bring potentially appropriate sites to the Panel's attentiln. Mr. Alexander asked if anyone (Mr. Henderson particularly) would appear wi th hin before the Zoning Committee in the Council Chamber of City Hall at 2:00 Thursday, June 22, in support of the Fairburn Road site. Dr. Henderson said he could not because he would .be out of town, but Mr. Land said that he would. As there was not other business the meeting adjourned 11:00 a.m. Approved by: Vivian Henderson, PHD, Chairman Land Acquisition Panel Encl: Resolution
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Box 5, Folder 17, Document 16

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  • Text: SS MINUTES PUBLIC INFORMATION PANEL MEETING HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE June 16, 1967 The Public Information Panel met on Friday, June 16, 1967, at 1:30 p.m, in Mr. Cecil A. Alexander's office, Standard Federal Building. The following were present: Mr. Dale Clark, WAGA-TV, Chairman Public Information Panel Mr. Ernest Pharr, Atlanta Inquirer Mr. Reese Cleghorn, Atlanta Journal Mr. Jack Lange, Editor, Atlanta Magazine Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman Housing Resources Committee Mr. Ray Moore, WSB-TV Mr. Jim Wood, WAOK, Vice-Chairman Public Information Panel, Mr. James L Townsend, Townsend & Associates, member Public Information Panel, and invited guests, Mr. Eugene Patterson, Editor Atlanta Constitution, and Mr. Thaddeus Stokes, Atlanta Daily World were not present at the meeting. Mre Dale Clark, Chairman of the Public Information Panel, presided. Mr. Clark gave the background of the Housing Resources Committee and told how the Public Information Panel was formed. He stated that this panel needed to tell the community what the problems of housing in Atlanta are. The HRC's recently prepared "White Paper" was discussed and the portion of this paper which pertained to the purpose of the Public Information Panel was explained. He also stated that he felt the "Problem Areas" which was discussed at the HRC Executive Group meeting would help to offer some concrete suggestions for solving housing problems in Atlanta. He also said that he felt that the Public Information Panel could only inform the public and not provide solutions as proposed in the "White Paper". Mr. Cecil Ae Alexander, Chairman, Housing Resources Committee, said thai - this was correct, but that a reporter in looking for a story might also find some places where low-income housing could be placed. He stated that one thing the news should play up now is the Rockdale Urban Renewal Area. A formal award was made to the successful bidder June 15, 1967. Another problem discussed was Another problem disucussed was HUD's refusal of any area of racial concentration, and the fact that HUD is not specific as to what "racial concentration" actually means. Mr. Ray Moore, WSB-TV, asked Mr. Alexander to Beaune specific as to what the news can actually do about HUD and other such problems. Mr. Alexander stated that the press should meet with HID and get the full story and find out exactly what HUD wants and what HUD expects to get built. Mr. Mexuder also stated that he would like to see some progress in locating low-income housing in the northeast and eastern areas of Atlanta. Mr. Moore asked if the prices of land were not very high in the northeastern section? Mr. Alexander explained that public housing can help but that the prices were high. He said that this Committee can do a study on this with help from FHA,HUD, and the real estate people, and then do an information series on these problems which are giving the housing program trouble. He also stated that he thought this Committee should find out what the problems are. Mre Clark asked if this Panel should be the one to do the spade work of digging up the opposition? He said that it might outline the activities for. a program for everybody and give directions for what might be done. For example: radio public service announcements. Mr. Moore said the most vunerable areas are church!s;:lack of involvement in this. He said that there are only two or three Negro churches acwally involved as yet; that Wesley Homes Inc. is proposing to build in the Capitol Homes area and that this is not a real outlay of cash. The White churches are not involved at all as yet. He asked if anyone else knew of any others? Mr. Reese Cleghorn, Atlanta Journal, said he did not. Mr. Alexander said that the Unitarian was involved. Mr. Cleghorn said that there was not much pushing to get the 221 d (3). Mre Clark said that the thought all the 221 d (3) was sales property. Mr. Alexander explained that it could be built for non-profit and for limited dividend corporations. He said that one problem with the churches was that it was non-profit. Limited dividend has some appeal because for people with a big income it permits a substantial tax write off. He agreed that some effort toward informing the churches through the press should be made. Mr. Cleghorn stated that he felt the press's job was to report the news and not to try to support one plan or another. Mre Alexander said that he believed that the education function is part of what this committee should be doing as well as reporting and that trying to find a platform is difficult.. Mr. Moore said that the press should not try to champion one plan or another and that when the press does this they lose their objectivity. Mr. Clark said that he agreeds;that this was not the purpose of this Committee. That it should not generate one particular project. He also said that this meeting was to share views with people who need to be in an up-to-date position as to the objectives of the HRC. Then it should get the news out to the people. If people know of the objectives this could lead to a solution. Mr. Cleghorn stated that the town should know if the HRC is not moving as it should. Mr. Moore said that if Mr. Alexander wants somebody to push his programs that this is what the Public Information Panel is for. Mr. Cleghorn said that he felt it would be much better to hold an informal press conference off the record rather than as a committee. Mr. Moore suggested that perhaps more public relations people were needed. Mr. Clark suggested that a full-time publicist was needed to point out these problems to the public. Mr. Alexander stated that he believed that a panel which involved HUD, FHA, HRC, and the Housing Authority would help, but the only platform or outlet for this is the civic clubs which are open to the press. These clubs are not against what is going on, they are just restricted. This panel should point out the problems of HUD of which the phases are; 1. economic phase 2. racial phase. Mr. Clark explained that the problem is stimulation ae suggesting a line of action to them. What our Committee's responsibility is, is to give the news media in Atlanta some kind of guide for help and exposure on these problems. He also asked if the news people on this Committee were knowledgeable enough about the problems. Mr. Jack Lange, Editor, Atlanta Magazine, said that it would help to know who to talk to about certain areas. Mre Alexander stated that there were several people to whom he would talk if he were going to write a study of this program: the Mayor, Malcolm Jones, Cecil Alexander, the sub-committee heads, HUD, FHA, and the developers who are up against problems. Mr. Clark asked Mr. Alexander to give them some other names. Mr. Alexander suggested the Intergroup Relations Section at HUD, NAACP, and the people who are living in the slums, to get different opinions. Mr. Moore stated that none of these people want to accept the responsibility for making a statement to the press about any of these projects. Mr. Clark suggested that the next step would be to use the "White Paer" and write a direct statement that could be sent to everynewspaper Outlet in the City. Mr. Alexander asked that if a newspaper decided that this was worth a crusade would it be out of line? He also staied that this did not mean defending one particular site or proposal but the program in general. | Mr. Moore asked if Mr. Alexander was saying that open housing was the answer to all the housing problems in Atlanta? Mr. Alexander stated that it would work only in some areas and that plans are now being made for the City at large. Mr. Moore asked about the position in the Northern areas, the BOP plant, and Iockheed--would these areas be useful for low-income housing? Mr. Alexander stated that Lockheed should have some but that there were not manye There is one area outside of Oglethorpe where there has been a settlement for years, but he stated that if he were advising people he would say that this is expensive land. He stated that if it were sold commercial, much more could be gotten for its Mr. Moore asked the City's position toward condemning sites? Mr. Alexander stated. that some areas have been condemned. Mr. Clark asked if there was any ominent domain? Mr. Alexander said that there was, but that market prices must be paid on them. Urban Renewal is the only tool that will open up large areas for public housings He also said that the Chamber of Commerce has decided to take the basic steps into this. Mr. Clark suggested that the HRC should provide in its budget funds for a full-time publicist with a newspaper background. Mr. Alexander stated that there was no such person for the Urban Renewal Program. He stated that we need to show what it is to live in slums. This Committee might arrange to take groups into the slums. Mr. Moore said that the Chamber of Commerce is not very active on this as yets Mr. Alexander stated that he went to an Urban Renewal Committee meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, and that they were doing something. Mr. Cleghorn stated that the press needs somebody to point out the things to sponsore Mr. Alexander stated that a Housing Fund ought to be created but that it was a long time coming. He said that one thing which should be made into an article is the involvement of. Urban America in this. Mr. Moore suggested that a flyer be sent to the churches to inform them of available land. Mr. Cleghorn said that the Community Relations Commission might appeal to the churches. | Mr. Moore suggested that the Mayor issue an invitation to the churches who are able to sponsor and then give them a one-two hour briefing session. Mre Clark asked if there were any prospects for a revolving fund for the HRC. Mr. Alexander stated that what was needed most was a large fund so that the Committee would have something to offer to the churches. Mr. Moore asked about the Civic Clubs. Mr. Alexander said that the Junior Chamber of Commerce was interested but that they needed something stable to work on and that maybe this revolving fund would help this also. He also stated that there are some people in Atlanta who know the ropes. Mr. -Cleghorn asked who? Mr. Alexander replied Lewis Cenker, Austin Miller, Ham Doublas, Jim Robinson. Mr. Cleghorn asked who could inform them on legal matters and requirements? Mr. Alexander said that Malcolm Jones knows where there is land available, FHA--W.W. Gates. He stated that Mr. Gates had discovered that HUD will make loans of 3% to anybody whose house has been condemned or to anyone who must make repairs on it. Mr. Clark asked if there was a requirement for the 3% loan? Mr. Alexander replied that there was. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m. Approved by Dale Clark, Chairman Public Information Panel Housing Resources Committee
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  • Text: Cecil A. ‘Alexander, Architect, Chairman Dr. Sanford S. Atwood, President, Emory University, Co-Chairman Dr, Benjamin E, Mays, President, Morehouse College, Co-Chairman PANELS Legal Charles Weltner, Attorney Acting Chairman Donald Hollowell, Regional Director, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Honorable Luthe> Alverson, Judge, Fulton County Superior Court Mr. Archer D. Smith III, Attorney, Harmon and Thackston Me, Norman L, Underwood, Attorney, Sanders, Hester and Holley Construction and Design Dr. Edwin Harrison, President, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chairman Herman Russell, Contractor Moreland Smith, Director of Urban Planning Project, Southern Regional Council, Vice-Chairman Rev. John A. Middleton, President, Morris Brown College Henry F. Alexander, Builder James. Moore, President, Atlanta Labor Council Finance & Non-Profit Funds Dean Harding B. Young, Atlanta University Leé Burge, President, Retail Credit Chairman Butler T, Henderson, Assistant to Dr. Mays, Morehouse College Mills B. Lane, Jr., President, Citizens and Southern National Bank . A. H. Sterne, President, The Trust Company of Georgia Gordon Jones, President, The Fulton National Banlt Vice-Chairman Joseph HZarle Birnie, President, The National Bank of Georgia A. B. Padgett, Executive Director, Metropolitan Foundation of Atlanta Hamilton Douglas Attorney Rev. Wiliiam Holmes Borders, Pastor, Wheat Street Baptist Church Dr. Rufus Clement, President, Atlanta University Jonn Wilson, President, Horne Wilson Company Aibert Love, Executive Vice President, The McCall Corporation Scott Houston, Jr., Executive Director, Wesley Woods Apartments Public Housing Edwin L.:Sterne, Chairman, Housing Autnority of the City of Atlanta Dr , Albert Manley, President, Spelman College Levnard Reinch, President, Cox Broadcasting Company Clarence Goleman, Regional Director, National Urban League Acting Chairman Charles R. Palmer, President, Palmer, Inc. Lar. Asauisition Wo L. Lee, President, Atlanta Gas Light Company Cc. Ro Yates, President, Yates-Milton Stores Dr, Vivian Henderson, President, Clark College Acting Chairman Jim E. Land, Chief Engineer for Georgia, Southern Bell Téiephone & Telegraph Co, Social Problems Charlies O, Emmerich, Administrator, Economic Opportunity Atlanta, inc. Duane Beck, Director, Community Councii of the Atlanta Area, Inc, Mrs. Sujette Crank, Social Director, Neighborhood Services, E.0.A.. Dr. T. Jonnson, Professor of Political Science, Morehouse College o Dean William Jackson, Atlanta University Chairman Mr. Erwin Stevens, Chairman, Citizens Central Advisory Committee, E.0.A,. Mr. Lewis Cenker, Attorney Business Participation Public Virgil Milton, Retired Atlanta Group Manager, Sears, Roebuck & Company Chairman » Le Simon, Auditor, Atlanta Life Insurance Company Vice-Chairman ilarlee Branecn, President, The Southern Company C. A. "Art" Jenkins, Director of Industrial Relations, Lockheéd Roland Maxwell, President, Davison's Department Stores by laa Information cames L, Townsend, Townsend and Associates Public Information (continued) Dale Clark, Director of Public Affairs, WAGA-TV Ray Moore, News Director, WSB-TV Jim Wood, News Director, WOAK Vice-Chairman Malcolm D. Jones, Director W. W. Gates, Consultant Miss Joyce McKnight, Secretary
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  • Text: CiTy OF ATLANTA CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING COLLIER B. GLADIN, Director November 7, 1967 Members of the Board of Aldermen City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Gentlemen: During the past two to three months the Planning Department has been conducting a study of community problems in the Northwest Browntown Area. The study developed out of the Browntown zoning issue on August 10, 1967. The Browntown zoning issue concerned a hearing before the Zoning Committee on a request for a change in zoning of a portion of property coverning about fifty acres and located north of Browntown Road and west of James Jackson Parkway from light industrial to apartments. The purpose of the rezoning was to allow the construction of 510 low cost housing units under the "turnkey" program for public housing. However, due to concern by residents of the area that current school, park and sewer facilities are already inadequate for the existing population and would be further overburdened by the new development, the Zoning Committee recommended adversely on the request for rezoning. In the Planning Department's efforts to find new ways in developing citizen involvement in the planning process, we assigned two planners to conduct a study so that both residents and city officials would have a sounder framework for dealing with the community's problems. Enclosed herewith is a copy of the study entitled "Northwest-Browntown Area, A Community Study". It is hoped that upon review by the Planning & Development. Committee the study will be adopted as a preliminary plan for the Northwest Browntown Area. Sincerely yours, rv | + S Collier B. Gladin Planning Director CBG/jp y : ‘ i q
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  • Text: MINUTES HOUSING RESOURCES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE APRIL 6, 1967 Members of the Housing Resources Committee Executive Group met on Thursday, April 6, 1967, at 10:00 a.m. in City Hall. The following members were present: Mr. Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman Mr. Lee Burge, Finance Panel Mrs. Sujette Crank, Social Problems Panel Mr. Virgil Milton, Business Participation Panel Mr. Ray Moore, Public Information Panel Mr. Moreland Smith, Construction and Design Panel Mr. Charles L.Weltner, Legal Panel Mr. John Wilson, Non-Profit Funds Panel The following panels were not represented at the meeting: Land Acquisition Panel Public Housing Panel Mr. Alexander reviewed the general functions of the Housing Resources _ Committee and informed the participants of the Housing Resources Committee Office that had been established in the City Hall. He also advised that Col. Malcolm Jones has been assigned to coordinate the housing program and Mr. William Gates, as consultant on FHA matters, is assisting in the office one day each week. He announced that the City has also just approved a secretarial position for this office to be filled as soon as possible. Mr. Alexander then introduced Mr. M. B.Satterfield, Executive Director of the Atlanta Housing Authority, who briefed the group on the public housing program. Mr. Satterfield reported on the number of public housing units at the present time: 1. There are presently 8, 874 units with virtually no vacancies, 2. 650 units are under construction at the McDaniel Street Project. 3. A bid has been accepted for 140 units extension to the Perry Homes Project. : Page Two 4, 350 units in the design stage have been submitted to the Federal Housing Administration for review. The Housing Authority expects to let bids on these units this summer. 5. 140 units are under lease under the leasing program, _He pointed out these different projects on a city map to give the Committee members an idea of the location of this housing. He stated that some concern has been expressed for the need of public housing in the eastern quadrant of the city and explained that the main difficulty is in securing any open land in this area that would be useable. Developers are being encouraged to consider this section of the city. He explained that the Atlanta Housing Authority presently has 4, 200 units reserved (allocated) by the Federal Government, He then reviewed the different programs available in providing this low- income housing. These include: 1. Direct construction by the Housing Authority and the Turnkey Program, 2. Purchase and rehabilitation of older and existing houses. 3. Leasing by the Housing Authority of standard dwellings. At this point Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. spoke to the group briefly regarding the housing program. He said that he was greatly impressed with the interest being shown in efforts to gét more low-income housing underway in the city. He pointed out, as Mr. Satterfield did, that the main problem he has encountered is in securing suitable and available locations for these units. He expressed a desire to see more non-profit sponsors willing to carry through on a project to construct such housing units. Col. Malcolm Jones then reviewed with the members of the Committee the various pieces of informational material made available to them today and brought these reports up to date on changes that have taken place. He also pointed out the different proposed projects on a map of the city so the members might see the distribution of the units. The following revisions were reported in the February 20, 1967, report: Page Three Estimate When Available Cate gory No. Units 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 Firm 3092 (1226) (1550) (316) Probable 4685 (2573) (912) (500) (700) Total 7777 (1226) (4123) (1228) (500) (700) “Under Consideration 3405 Doubtful 2968 Total 14, 150 Col. Jones also distributed a report concerning the problem areas of the program. Currently there are 4, 900 units in all categories which are facing serious difficulties for various reasons, This report was to advise the Committee of the situations existing. The Chairman next recommended and requested the following to the Committee: ibs A monthly meeting date. It was established for the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. : He requested all panels to submit the names of their Chairmen and Vice Chairmen as soon as possible, He requested the Legal Panel to investigate the feasibility of amending and broadening Federal legislation concerning financial assistance to home owners in urban renewal and code enforcement areas whose homes are condemned. At present, home owners in urban renewal areas and Federal approved code enforcement areas are the only persons eligible for such assistance. He feels that such assistance should be city-wide. Mr. Alexander asked that encouragement be given to neighboring communities to have good Workable Programs, Atlanta's program is in good order but this does not apply to all other communities in Metropolitan Atlanta. He asked the Legal Panel to investigate the State tax laws. He feels the present tax laws are favorable to retention and creation of slums. Page Four 10, UTS 12. 13. 14, He announced that the Finance and Non-Profit Panels have been combined. He advised that he and Mr. Lee Burge are looking into the need for formation of a Housing Development Corporation. Suggestion was made that the Chamber of Commerce be asked to look into the matter and to assist. : At the present time he is trying to get some information from the City Planning Department regarding the available land in the city. However, it will be some time before this information is complete. He expressed his concern over the difficulties that are being encountered in securing approval of sites. This is caused by various reasons, as indicated in the special report distributed by Col. Jones. He feels that this is becoming a very serious problem and that something must be done as soon as possible to try to provide solutions to these problems. The Committee and office staff have been approached many times by developers requesting that they refer them to lawyers and architects familiar with the housing programs. The professional organizations of these groups have been asked to supply the Housing Resources Office with a list of those persons familiar with and interested in this field and these lists will be furnished the devélopers upon request. He recommended to the Construction Panel that they take under advise- ment the various codes of the City of Atlanta and other agencies to determine if such codes are practical and feasible. He requested assistance from the Social Problems Panel in providing solutions to the many problems being created in the location of these housing units. There are several areas of the city that have not been touched for additional low cost housing and he feels a much more aggressive pro- gram is needed. He referred to such areas as Vine City and Mechanicsville. He asked the members to consider the problem of relocation of people displaced while units are under construction and to come up with some a? Page Five workable way to build these units without completely disrupting the neighborhood. 15. He proposed that a task force be set up in the areas of prime consideration to improve communications with the residents. After a short discussion period the meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a.m, Respectfully submitted, AA, Leelee. By: Ligh Tit Malcolm D. Sone Supervisor of Inspection Services Director MDJ:fy
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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE Mr. Cecil A, Alexander, Chairman Housing Resources Conncstes Hl Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild and Paschal, Architects 19th Floor Standard Federal ‘Building 4 Broad Street, N. W, Atlanta, Georgia Ly senford S, Atwood, Co-Chairman Housing Resources Committee President, Emory University Atlanta, Georgia 30322 Dr. Benjamin E, Mays, Co-Chairman Housing Resources Committee President, Morehouse College Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Charles L. Weltner, Attorney The First National Bank, Suite 293 2 Peachtree Street = Atlanta, Georgia Mr, Donald Hollowell, Regional Director Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1776 Peachtree Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Honorable Luther Alverson, Judge Fulton County Superior Court 136 Pryor Street, S, W, Atlanta, Georgia CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN Dr, Xdwin Harrison, President Georgia Institute of Technology 225 North Avenue, N. W, Atlanta, Georgia Mr, Herman J. Russell, Contractor 50) Fair Street, 5. W, Atlanta, Georgia 30313 Syred 4 ve (a Pagse Two CONSTRUCTION AND DESTGN (continued) Mr. Moreland Smith, Director Urban Planning Project Southern Regional Council 5 Forsyth Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Rev. John A. Middleton, President Morris Brown College 673 Hunter Street, N. W, Atlanta, Georgia Mr, Henry F, Alexander, Builder 2439 Fernleaf Court, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. James Moore, President Atlanta Labor Council 15 Peachtree Street, N. E, Room 208 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 FINANCE Dean Harding B. Young Atlanta University ‘223 Chestnut Street, S. W, Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Lee Burge, President Retail Credit Company P, O. Box 081 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 Mr. Butler T. Henderson Assistant to Dr. Mays Morehouse College 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Mills B, Lane, Jr., President The Citizens and Southern National Bank P. 0. Box 899 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr. Joseph Earle Birnie, President The National Bank of Georgia Peachtree at Five Points Atlanta, Georgia 30303 36 ected drenus. NL 3 E, Atlanta, Georgia 30393 Mr. Gordon Jones, President The Fulton National Bank P, O: Box 1387 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 NON-PROFIT FUNDS Mr, A.B. Padgett, Executive Director Metropolitan Foundation of Atlanta 1h23 Candler Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mr, Hamilton Douglas, Jr., Attorney National Bank of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia Rev. William'Holmes Borders, Pastor Wheat Street Baptist Church 126 Mozley Drive, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia a ¥ o Dr. Rufus Clement, President Atlanta University 223 Chestnut Street, S. W, Atlanta, Georgia Mr. John Wilson, President Horne Wilson Company 163 Peters Street, 5S. W, Atlanta, Georgia 30313 Mr. Albert Love Executive Vice President The McCall Corporation P, O, Box 1000 Doraville, Georgia 3000 PROFIT FUNDS (continued) Mr. Scott Houston, Jr., Executive Director Wesley Woods Apartments P, 0. Box 1568 Atlanta, Georgia 30333 PUBLIC HOUSING LAND Me. Edwin L. Sterne, Chairman Hoadio Authority of the City of Atlanta 639 Trust Company of Georgia Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 : Dr. Albert Manley, President : Spelman College 350 Leonard Street, S, W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr, Leonard Reinch, President Cox Broadcasting Company 1601 West Peachtree Street, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Clarence Coleman, Regional Director National Urban League 78 Marietta Street, N, W, Atlaita, Georgia ACQUISITION Mr. Wallace L. Lee, President Atlanta Gas Light Company P, 0. Box 569 Atlanta, Georgia 30302 Mr, Clayton R, Yates,. President Yates-Milton Stores 226 Auburn Avenue, N. E, Atlanta, Georgia LAND ACQUISITION (continued) Dr. Vivian Henderson, President Clark College 21,0 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia SOCIAL PROBLEMS Mr, Charles O, Emmerich, Administrator Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. 102 Marietta Street, N. W. Atlanta, Georgia Mr, Duane Beck, Executive Director Coxmunity Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc. 1000 Glenn Building Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mrs, Sujette Crank, Social Director Neighborhood Services, E.0.A., Inc. 101 Marietta Street Atlanta, Georgia Dr. Tobe Johnson, Professor of Political Science Morehouse College 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia Dean William Jackson Atlanta University 223 Chestnut Street, S. W. Atlanta, Georgia BUSINESS PARTICIPATION Ie gil Milton 988 uxedo Road, N. W, Atlanta, Georgia ee u Page Six BUS PARTICIPATION (continued Mr, Edward L, Simon, Auditor Atlanta Life Insurance Company 1:3 Auburn Avenue, N. E, Atlas itlanta, Georgia rile Harlee Branch, President The Southern Company 3390 Peachtree Road, N. 3, Atlanta, Georgia Mr, ©. Arthur Jenkins Director, Industrial Relations Lockheed Company Marietta, Georgia 30060 Mr, Roland Maxwell, President Davison's Department Stores 150 Peachtree Street, Ny We, Atlanta, Georgia at a Piii { PUD Me. vie INFORMATION e Jemes L, Townsend, Editor Atlanta Magazine Commerce Building Atlanta, Georgia Mr, Dale Clark Director of Public Affairs ida wat A eailt? rV 1551 Briarcliff Road, N. E. Atlanta, Georiia ir. ee ne TS he a , 2 At -u Ray Moore 5 Ol lan TV News Director jest Peachtree Street, N. nta, Georgia 30309 =) ae
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  • Text: DRAFT - MINUTES OF THE HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE MEETING -2/14/67 Members of the Housing Resources Committee met for their organizational meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 1967, at 10:00 a.m. in the Aldermanic Chambers at City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mr. Cecil Alexander, Chairman of the Committee. Mr. Alexander then presented Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. who spoke at this time. Mayor Allen first expressed his appreciation to everyone on the Committee for their willingness to serve and to respond to the City's efforts to provide better housing for its citizens. He reviewed with the Committee the great magnitude of this problem and the increasing need for more and more housing units. He pledged the City's full cooperation in attempting to overcome this problem and in getting this program underway. He expressed the hope that by 1968 the City would meet its goal for 9,800 new housing units. He also told the group of the Model Cities Program presently being developed by the City. This program would cover a very large portion of the city and would affect 55,000 citizens living in the area. This would be a different program to try to save this particular section of the city. He stated that he felt the progress that had been made since the November Housing Conference is an wdieietiem indication that we will meet the goal, Mr. Ferd Kramer of Draper and Kramer of Chicago spoke to the group at this time. Mr. Kramer is the past President of Action, Inc. and is presently on the Board of Directors of Urban America, Inc, and is chairman of their committee concerned with non-profit housing funds, Mr, Kramer told the committee Page Two of a housing project he helped develop in Chicago some 7 to 8 years ago. This project was developed by a group of private individuals representing a cross- . section of the community and the benefits were two fold: l. It improved the environment considerablg in the declining neighborhood; and 2. It provided much needed housing for the staffs of the Michael- Reese Hospital and the Illinois Institute of Technology (these organizations were the first groups to institute studies of the area to determine the approach to follow to combat the decline of the area). This program was tremendously successful in Chicago and Mr. Kramer felt it would have some applicability in Atlanta. Mr. Kramer also explained that Urban America, Inc. has a division especially interested in non-profit housing and in creating development funds. It is not possible for the Urban America staff to serve the entire nation's non-profit groups and as a result they have been successful inpersuading communities to create local development funds to deal with this problem. He stressed that each community must use every possible means for securing housing for its low and middle income citizens. The Chairman then thanked the members of the Committee for accepting this responsibility and outlined the challenges facing them in providing this low income housing in Atlanta. He stated he hoped this Committee will serve to bring the elements together which are necessary for success (new ideas, new structures, new financing methods, etc.). He teem reviewed several programs that are available Page Three to help solve this problem. He then outlined the work to be carried out by each panel and explained that the actual work of the Committee will be conducted through the panels. He suggested that each panel appoint two young men to assist them and to carry out the majority of the work. He pointed out that Col. Malcolm Jones and Mr. William Gates are available to assist the Committee and that their office is located on the 12th floor of City Hall. Mr. Dan Sweat of the Mayor's Office is also working closely with this program. He asked that each panel meet at least once a month and suggested that the full committee meet monthly also. He then adjourned the meeting and asked the Committee members to meet with the other members of their panels here today for the purpose of selecting a Chairman and Co-Chairman.
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Box 5, Folder 17, Document 18

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  • Text: a Fae ————— -. — por J r ST ry VA? wv 7 7%, | F 4 1 & Ht | i, 1 vy —* pf \ ae ae oo en ah, i ae HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 20303 Room 120), City Hall Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 July 26, 1967 IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M. MOSES, Executive Secretary Dear Committee Member: DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison The next monthly meeting of the Executive Group of the Housing Resources Committee, which would normally be scheduled for August 3, will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 9, in Committee Room #2, Second Floor, City Hell. On August 9, we will have as our guest, Mr. W. R. Hirshson who is Director of a non-profit Housing Fund in Hartford, Conn, He is being sent here under the auspices of Urban America, Inc. to discuss with us Hartford's efforts in non- profit funds. Mr, James P, Twomey, Director, Non-profit Center of Urban America will also be our gueste This Committee has requested and recently received from the Planning Department a conpilation of vacant and total acreage in each category of zoning within the City as of January 1966. Vacant land is indicated by Land Lot and District. ‘these figures are interesting and need to be discussed at the meeting in order to determine future low-income housing policy to be recommended by this Committee. The Planning Engineer has been invited to attend the meeting and explain the report to the Committee. A representative of the Housing Authority has been invited to discuss with us social services in Public Housing projects. We would also like a brief report on the activities of each Panel. It seems appropriate to call soon a general meeting of the full membership of the Housing Resources Committee, in order that all members may be brought up to date on the current status of the Low-Income Housing Program, Such meeting will probably be scheduled for September. Please let us know on the enclosed return address postal card if you plan to attend the meeting or, in the event you cannot attend, the name of some other member of your panel who will represent you at the meeting. Sincerely, Cecil A. Alexander, Chairman Housing Resources Committee MDJ/s11 Enel: Return Address Postal Card
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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE April 6, 1967 Problem Areas Item No No. Units Location Program Principal Difficulty 24 250 West of Hollywood Road Turnkey Opposed by Racial Relations Section of HUD in letter North of Proctor Creek to Housing Authority r9 450 Harwell Road South of Turnkey Strongly opposed by NAACP in letter to Mayor Allen Bankhead Highway 7 152 South Side Simpson Road 221 d (3)? Strongly opposed by citizens residing in Collier Heights East of Hightower Road by protests to Board of Aldermen 46 160 West of Moreland Avenue 221 d (3) .Rejected by FHA as not suitable site South of Constitution Road,SE Co-op 8 156 East of Hollywood Road 221 d (3) FHA is reluctant to approve North of Magnolia Cemetery Experimental 9 262 Off Etheridge Drive East of 404 Special Having difficulty in getting FHA approval Jackson Parkway or Turnkey ' 20 62 Woodbine at Boulevard “Turnkey or Housing Authority not interested in this site; FHA cool Drive 221 d (3) toward it 28 364 Off Boulder Park Drive Z221 d (3) Zoned R-3, Planning Department is reluctant to have Southwest of Wildwood Lake Town Houses re-zoned 3a 204 Between Hollywood Road and Turnkey or Re-zoned recently for low cost housing program. Gun Club Road, N. W. 221 d (3) Housing Authority not interested in site; FHA not sympathetic toward it. 44 100 West of Jackson Parkway 221 d (3) Zoned R-5. Planning Department cool toward re-zoning North of Proctor Creek 34 150 Between DeKalb Avenue 221d (3) Zoned R-3. Planning Department is dubious about and McLendon at Hampton Rent. Supl. getting re-zoned Terrace 51 280 Custer Avenue East of Turnkey Planning Department anticipates strong opposition to Chosewood Park development of this tract 250 221d (3) Application on one site submitted to FHA and subsequently 360 withdrawn (understand because of neighborhood objection); other application withheld (presumably for similar reason) 1, 700 Between Peyton Road and Turnkey Zoned R-3. Planning Department is reluctant to get re- Willis Mill Road North of 221 d (3) zoned (Housing Authority is enthusiastic about site) Utoy Creek 221d (2) Other Total 4,900 This constitutes 1/2 of City's goal for first two years of program. Promoters and developers, who were originally enthusiastic, are becoming verv discouraged.
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Box 5, Folder 17, Document 24

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  • Text: ee ten ee pe ame — ——ey f i —, “T ¥ mM 7 a oe » fe F oh ; rh, rel qo i oe a te ok el ed aks, oO H nl tJ Pi te HOUSING RESOURCES COMMIT CITY HALL aTLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 Room 120), City Hail me IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR April 25, 1967 7 R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN IA. MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison Committee Member: |] oO fy ur Our Chairman is out of the City, but before leaving town he asked me to inform you that the regular monthly meeting for May of the Executive Group of the Housing Resources Committee will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, May h, 1967 in Committee Room #2, Second Floor, City Hall, We hope that you can attend. The Committee's pericdic report on "Inventory of Low and Mediun Cost Housing in Atlanta, recently completed, in development and proposed" is being revised now and will be available for the Executive’ Group meeting t% should provide material for an interesting discussion as to progress of the program during the first six months of operation of this Committee. There are several problem areas on which we need your conSideration and advice, Panels which have not yet elected permanent Chairmen and Vice- Chairmen are urged to do so before the meeting and advise us as soon és possible, in order that those newly elected may also be invited to this meeting. Please let us know on the enclosed return address post card, whether you plan to attend. In the event that you cannot come, please arrange for sone other member of your Panel to attend and advise us on the enclosed post card who will represent your Panel at the meeting. Sincerely, f Malcolm D. Jones Supervisor’ of Inspection Services = Enel. Return address post card
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Box 5, Folder 17, Document 21

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  • Text: ——— ae ante at ara A Troe CUTER SAS ££ i Le bh F . f* PPA / 1 Noo ke es, es UE a Oe AEN ZAR HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE CITY HALL ATLANTA, GA. 30303 Tel. 522-4463 Area Code 404 Room 120), City Hall . IVAN ALLEN, JR., MAYOR oy 235 1967 R. EARL LANDERS, Administrative Assistant MRS. ANN M, MOSES, Executive Secretary DAN E. SWEAT, JR., Director of Governmental Liaison Dear Committee Member: The next monthly meeting of the Executive Group of the Housing Resources Committee (which would normally be held on June 1) will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 31, in Committee Room #1, Second Floor, City Hall. We especially hope that you can attend this meeting. The low cost housing program is currently running into some major difficulties which I need to discuss seriously with you, with view to adopting a policy position of the Committee as a whole and planning a course of action to pursue. We will have at the meeting basic factual data on which to. base our conclusions and I hope also a list of land tracts in the City by size and location which are appropriately zoned for construction of multi-family housing. We still have not been informed as to the following: Legal Panel - Chairman and Vice-Chairman Public Housing Panel - Chairman and Vice-Chairman Land Acquisition Panel - Chairman and Vice-Chairman Social Problems Panel - Vice-Chairman Please be prepared to provide us at the meeting with appropriate information on the above. Also please let us know on the enclosed return address postal card if-you plan ‘to attend the meeting or, in the event you carnot attend, the name of some other member of your panel who will represent you at the meeting. te Sincerely, My ee ; Pipe ? Cecil A.- Alexander Chairman Enel: Return address postal card.
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Box 5, Folder 17, Document 20

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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES COMMITTEE May 3L, 1967 White Paper Mission: The Housing Resources Committee is charged with: (a) Promoting low cost housing and facilitating its construction in Atlarrta on accelerated basis. . (b) Bringing together the various interests needed to produce low cos ‘(e) Insuring that the human factors in housing are given full play. (4d) Informing the public of the housing problem in Atlanta. The City's goals in the low cost housing new construction program, based on finding coc + of the recently completed CIP study and as announced by the Mayor in Housing Cc J my D hy @ i oO © on November 15, 1966 are: 9,800 units during calendar years 1967 and 1968. ian 2,333 units each year during the next succeeding 3 year perio 16,800 units total by end of 1971. Accomplishments to Date: 72 separate projects have been proposed, totaling 15,391 units in the following Wee te categories: Firm 4,286 units Probable 2,578 units Total* 7,264 units In Sight Under consid- 4464. eration Doubtful 3,663 Total Proposed 15,391 of which 6,149 units, previously considere. are currently in jeopardy due to objections from various sources as to location: *Includes 1,140 units of Public Housing + 144 units leased for Public housing i. LNGATCU, SXTVPacted Troan. port’ on current status of the low cost housing program.. .. ‘(b) ; The Housing Resources Committee to actively Ssopert re-zoning pb which are reasonable and in interest of furthering the housing program. Si (c) “Conduct promptly a hard-hitting Public Information campaign informing the public of chal eitrent difficulties encountered and offering coneréte positive sieeest ions For ‘their solution. . Dp. Enels: “As listed |
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Box 5, Folder 17, Document 30

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  • Text: HOUSING RESOURCES .COMMITTS& Summary of Proposals (Report of February 20, 1967 up dated to April 6, 1967) Estimate When Available Category No, Units 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 Firm . 3092 (1226) (1550) (316) Probable 685 ~ (2573) (912) (500) (700) Total 7777 (1226) (123) (1228) (500) (700) Under Consideration 305 Doubtful 2968 Total 1,150 Proposed, of which 900 (all categories) are currently facing serious problems.
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