Sunday, February 7, 2010
Atlanta Public Housing 1950-2000
Atlanta was a pioneer in public housing. In 1936 the Techwood Homes became the nation's first public housing project. And as time passed and America entered the 50's and 60's Atlanta public housing primary purpose was urban renewal. Despite the optimism that engulfed the public housing projects there were constant plagues that prevented it from being wildly successful. The primary detriment was racial segregation.