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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.