Housing Projects

Not only was Techwood Homes the first in Atlanta, it was actually the first in the entire nation, and built solely for white families. Built almost simultaneously with University Homes, which were for black Atlantans, BOTH of these projects came at the destruction of already existing settlements of extremely poor African Americans. Today, we’re going to start with Atlantans earliest slums, what they were called, where they were, who lived there and then move into the Great Depression, the New Deal and who was behind this idea for public housing.

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