Box 3, Folder 1, Document 28

Dublin Core


Box 3, Folder 1, Document 28

Text Item Type Metadata



The Modernization Program was authorized in December 1967

by HUD, Housing Assistance Administration.

The program is designed to upgrade physical plants, change
out-moded management policies and expand community services pro-

grams and facilities in low-rent public housing projects.

The local authorities would be expected to develop long
and short range programs in: (a) modernization and rehabilita-
tion of buildings and grounds; (b) involvement of tenants;

(c) expansion of community services; (d) intensifying efforts
to assist tenants in economic advancement; (e) increased

employment for tenants,

The financing of modernization work is to be met from
current operating and develoonent: funds. The latter is provided
to the extent that the modernization work cannot be: financed by
residual receipts and operating reserve funds. There are other


This program seems like a major tool in carrying out part
of the Mayor's Housing Improvement Program. At the same time,

there is-a good possibility for youth employment and training.
I am not sure how much money could be made available under
this program. However, it seems to offer some real assist if local

housing authorities will use it.

I understand that Atlanta, so far, is not using this pro-

gram potential.


Document Viewer