FG 107 (District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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Organizational Note

The District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency was created by an act approved August 2, 1946 (60 Stat. 790; D.C. Code 5-701 et seq.). The Act provides for the replanning, rebuilding, and rehabilitation of slum, blighted, and other areas of the District of Columbia, including the assembly by purchase or condemnation of real property within such areas and the sale or lease of this property for redevelopment or rehabilitation in accordance with approved redevelopment or urban renewal plans. There are nine urban renewal projects being planned or executed in Washington: three in Southwest, Northeast No. 1, Northwest No. 1, Columbia Plaza, Shaw, Downtown, and the Fort Lincoln Project. A study to determine the feasibility of urban renewal at Anacostia-Bolling is also underway.

The act of October 6, 1964 (78 Stat. 1004; D.C. Code 5-728) established a Relocation Assistance Office within the Redevelopment Land Agency to provide relocation service and assistance to family, individuals, business concerns, and nonprofit organizations displaced from real property by actions of either the District of Columbia or the Federal Government.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence and memoranda. Principal correspondents include the President and White House Staffers John D. Ehrlichman, John R. Brown, III, Egil (Bud) Krogh, Jr., Henry Cashen and Tod R. Hullin. There is correspondence with Peter Riemer and Melvin A. Mister of the District of Columbia Redevelopment Land Agency.

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