Housing Authority of the City of Greenville (NC) Collection

1955-1969
Manuscript Collection #923
Creator(s)
Housing Authority of the City of Greenville
Physical description
0.9 Cubic Feet, 2 containers
Preferred Citation
Housing Authority of the City of Greenville (NC) Collection (#923), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Collection (1955-1969) of minutes, agendas, notes, correspondence, reports, and newsletters related to the donor's activities as a board member of the Housing Authority of Greenville, North Carolina, and supporter of public housing.


Biographical/historical information

Greenville Housing Authority History In 1937, the United States Congress passed the United States Housing Act to provide decent homes for low-income families. The Greenville Redevelopment Commission and City Council established the Housing Authority of the City of Greenville (HACG) in May of 1961. Its principal programs and its funding are through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The HACG Board of Commissioners is a seven-member board appointed by the Greenville City Council. The HACG is a quasi-government agency and a state chartered corporation. One Commissioner is a HACG resident who represents the families, seniors, and disabled persons who reside in public housing. The Housing Authority provides rental assistance to over 1,500 low income households through its Housing Choice Voucher and Affordable Housing Programs.

In 1962, the GHA opened Kearney Park, the City's first low-income housing development which has 160 units. East Meadowbrook (65 units), West Meadowbrook (40 units) Moyewood (228 units), and Hopkins Park (111 units) followed closely and were all completed by early 1980.

Mission Statement The mission of the Housing Authority of the City of Greenville is to be a leader for affordable housing in the City of Greenville by serving as a housing safety net, promoting individual self-sufficiency, leveraging core housing competency to support HACG's mission, managing real estate and facilitating and participating in mixed income housing development.

The HACG is committed to providing quality lease and for-sale housing opportunities by educating, training and assisting families to become self sufficient. Additionally, we strive to support and empower individuals and families, promote independence through recognition of personal responsibility, encourage healthy behaviors while reducing social problems, provide services of value to taxpayers and strengthen the quality of life of residents of HACG and Housing Choice Voucher Program through workforce development and a network of supportive services.


Scope and arrangement

The Greenville Housing Authority (GHA) Records contain Expenditures, Minutes and Reports concerning low-income housing. These materials consist of development documents, meeting minutes and agendas, budgets, financial reports, state laws related to the organization, correspondence and newspaper clippings. Also included is a report by the organization concerning projects N.C. 22-1 and N.C. 22-2 produced by Dudley and Shoe Architects (1965), and a site plan diagram for Project N.C. 22-2 from the same year. Also included are allegations and criticism of urban renewal (ca 1964); and memorandums related to A.E. Dubber, Executive Director, concerning racial controversies that were found in the Housing Projects N.C. 22-2 and N.C. 22-1(1965).

The majority of the Greenville Housing Authority Records donated by Joseph F. Steelman, one of the organization's commissioners, concerns low-income housing developments from 1955 through 1962, . The original estimate of low income housing units required for the project was 225 units, however, eventually more than 714 units would become available for low-income families. Personnel policies are also included (1966). There are also letters of protest from the local NAACP concerning housing projects and the termination of Warren G. Barnes, the only African-American on the project working as a Project Manager. Also included is a transcript of the Warren G. Barnes hearings and a letter to the Pitt County Branch of the NAACP from Chairman James E. Sutton.


Administrative information
Custodial History

June 19, 2003 ca. 6,000 items, 2.0 cubic feet; Collection (1960-1990) of minutes, agendas, notes, correspondence, reports, and newsletters related to the donor's activities as a board member and supporter of public housing. [Note: Some material was moved to the Joseph F. Steelman Papers #774.] Donor: Joseph F. Steelman

Source of acquisition

Gift of Joseph F. Steelman

Processing information

Encoded by Mark Custer, January 4, 2008

Processing completed March 14, 2017, by Leah Turner.

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Related material

For more information on the Housing Authority of Greenville see: Joseph F. Steelman PapersEast Carolina University, J.Y. Library, Greenville, NC USA

For more information on Public Housing see: Dudley & Shoe Architectural Records(#804)East Carolina University, J.Y. Library, Greenville, NC USA


Container list
Box 1 Folder a Expenditures, Minutes, and Reports (1967); Audit Report from January 1966 to March 1967 (1967)
Box 1 Folder b Expenditures, Minutes, and Reports (1963, 1964, & 1968); Letter on Relocation Activities and Equal Opportunity Housing from US Department of Housing and Urban Development (1968)
Box 1 Folder c Personnel Policy (1966); Letters of protest from Greenville chapter of NAACP concerning housing projects and the termination of housing project manager, Warren G. Barnes signed by Pres. Rev. B. B. Felder (1967); Low-Rent Housing Initial Engineering Survey Report (1968)
Box 1 Folder d Minutes and reports (1968); Letter to Pitt County Branch NAACP from Chairman James E. Sutton (1968); Transcripts of the Warren Barnes hearings (1968); Feb. 4, 1969 edition of East Carolinian
Box 1 Folder e Expenditures, Minutes, and Reports (1969); Policy for Making Charges to Tenants (ca 1969)
Box 1 Folder g Expenditures, Minutes, and Reports (1964 - 1967), Report for L.H.A. concerning Projects N.C. 22-2 and N.C. 22-1 from Dudley & Shoe Architects (1965), Composite of allegations and other frequently heard criticism of urban renewal (ca 1964), Personnel Policy (1964), Site Plan Diagram for Project N.C. 22-2 (ca 1964)
Box 1 Folder h Expenditures, Minutes, and Reports (1964, 1965); Computation for Fixed Annual Contribution for Project N.C. 22-2 (1965); Memorandum concerning Greenville Utilities Commission purchase of utilities systems in Kearney Park (1965)
Box 1 Folder i Expenditures, Minutes, and Reports (1963 - 1968); Memo regarding Leasing Program (1968); Correspondence and Diagrams concerning Projects N.C. 22-3 and N.C. 22-4 (1968); Civil Action Summons (Civil Action File 669) from Warren Barnes (1968)
Box 1 Folder j Expenditures, Minutes, and Reports (1963, 1968); Correspondence from Jos. S. Moye pertaining to a lack of interest in land (1968); Correspondence from Greenville Utilities Commission concerning issues with Projects N.C. 22-3 and N.C. 22-4 (1968)
Box 1 Folder k Expenditures, Minutes, and Reports (1964 - 1968); Negotiations of Warren Barnes contract and notes on Barnes case (ca 1968); Correspondence with Jos. S. Moye pertaining to land aquirement (1966); Low-Rent Housing Management Review Report (1966); Personnel Policy (1966); Report on Audit for Projects N.C. 22-1 and N.C. 22-2 (1966)
Box 2 Folder a Budgets and reports, 1960-1962
Box 2 Folder b Budgets and reports. Undated
Box 2 Folder c North Carolina State Laws followed by the Greenville Housing Authority, 1959-1961
Box 2 Folder d Correspondence, 1959-1961
Box 2 Folder e Clippings and Notes, 1961-1962
Box 2 Folder f Agendas, 1962-1963
Box 2 Folder g Minutes, 1961-1962
Box 2 Folder h Urban Renewal Printed Materials, 1955-1962