Box 18, Folder 8, Complete Folder

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Committee Room #1
City Hall
May 23, 1967

A special meeting of the Better Housing Commission was called to
order at 1:30 P.M. by Mr. B. A. Martin, Chairman. Upon invitation from
Mr. Martin, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Philmer of HUD were present at this

Mr. Johnson and Mr. Philmer were present to explain Section 312
Loans and 314 Grants which apply only to owners in federally assisted
Urban Renewal Projects or Code Enforcement Project areas. They are not
available to owners outside of Urban Renewal Projects.

The Committee further discussed the possibilities of financial
assistance to cases of hardship, where the owner occupants are subject
to Housing Code notice to repair or demolish. Out of this discussion
came the resolution (copy attached) to be presented to Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr.

Members Present

Mr. B. A. Martin

Dr. Sidney L. Davis
Mr. William Alexander
Mr. Harold Dawson

Mr. John Cherry

Mr. Herbert Millkey



A special called meeting of the Better Housing Commission,
held at City Hall on May 23, 1967, did by unanimous vote,
adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Better Housing Commission has for six years functioned
as an appellate board for citizens of this community and these appeals
result from Housing Code notices to effect repairs and improvements to
various properties and,

WHEREAS, these appeals are generally from owner occupants and relate to
financial hardship and inability to effect necessary repairs or improvements
and extending additional time or suspending the Housing Code notice does not
overcome bad housing conditions, and,

WHEREAS, continued existence of substandard housing poses a threat to
the health, safety and welfare of the occupants and the people of the City

WHEREAS, such substandard housing conditions can be overcome if adequate
financial assistance is made available,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen be
requested to investigate the possibility of providing long-term, low interest
bearing loans to deserving property owners for the purpose of correcting
substandard housing conditions or for the City to purchase properties for
demolition purposes; each individual case must have the unanimous approval
of the Better Housing Commission,

Be it also resolved that a copy of this resolution be delivered to

Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor of the City of Atlanta.

\"B, A. Martin, Chairman


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