This Day in Georgia History
October 13, 1933
Loan Approved to Clear Techwood Flats
In Washington, D.C., the National Public Works Board approved a $4 million loan to clear 10 blocks of slums along Techwood Drive in Atlanta and build 600 low-rent family housing units. Construction began in 1934, with formal dedication ceremonies on Nov. 29, 1935. When completed, Atlanta’s Techwood Homes was the first public housing project in the U.S.