The Auraria Project and Relocation Report on the Auraria Site by DURA's Executive Director J. Robert Cameron
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THE AURARIA PROJECT AND RELOCATION For clarification of any of the following points, contact Dave Ball in the Student Government Office on the 2nd Floor of the College Center at 13U5 Bannock St. RELOCATION PROBLEMS *A11 persons and agencies involved in the concept of a center of higher learning in the Auraria Project recognized that there were many human as well as physical problems involved. It was recognized that 100 families would have to be relocated from their homes. A study has just been completed by DURA which sets forth the socio-economic condition of these families and their special housing needs. It should be noted that in this report it is specifically stated that the Department of Housing and Urban Development will not approve the Auraria project until the Denver community can prove to the officials of HUD that the 100 families will be rehoused in safe, decent, and adequate housing and in a manner which will not be detrimental to any of the families involved.. DURA recognizes that this is its responsibility and hopes that the groups and organizations concerned with the well- being of the people will stand ready to assist DURA in providing this housing* This should not merely satisfy the requirements of the Jaw but must truly meet the needs of the people invblve&j naHBsly, the ISO families living in the Auraria area*. In gpite of mistakes and erroir tha% may have been made by urban renewal agencies in other cities, wa believe Denver Urban Renewal Authority has demonstrated its concern for people through its past relocation efforts* DURA has relocated over 600 families into safe, decent, sanitary housing with a minimum* of adverse effect on the families involved. Weare confident that if all of the agencies, both public and private, concerned with the development of Auraria work together and work with the people involved, this community will be able to rehouse the families that are to be relocated from Auraria. DURA!S Executive Director J. Robert Cameron Report on the Auraria Site 9-29-69 The following is taken from a letter to Dave Ball from J* Robert Cameron, Executive Director of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, dated October 2, 1969«. !!We have been informed by the Regional Office of HUD in Fort ¥orth, Te2sas, that they expect us to adhere to these requirements (that all families being relocated must be rehoused in safe, decent $ and adequate housing, and in a manner which will not be detrimental to any of the families involved) in all urban renewal projects* I wish to assure you that the Board of Commissioners of the Authority recognize that they have this responsibility and that we must solve the problems of relocation before we start the acquisition of any properties in the Auraria area. ".♦•It should also be emphasized that when the urban renewal plan and the relocation plan are completed, they must be presented to City Council at an open public hearing. This is a requirement of both Federal regulations and the Colorado Urban Renewal Law. At this time, if the Authority cannot adequately prove that their efforts and those of the community will adequately meet the relocation needs for the families living
|Call Number||MSS 025|
|Title||The Auraria Project and Relocation Report on the Auraria Site by DURA's Executive Director J. Robert Cameron|
|Summary||Report addressing legalities pertaining to the displacement of the Aurarian campus|
|Date||1969 September 29|
|Notes||Located in Box 1|
|Physical Description||8 p.|
|Is Part Of||Auraria Relocation Collection|
|Subject (topic)||Urban renewal--Colorado--Denver--History--Sources.|
Denver Urban Renewal Authority--History--Sources.
Auraria Higher Education Center (Denver, Colo.)--History--Sources.
|Subject (geographic)||Auraria (Denver, Colo.)|
|Rights||Property rights are held by Auraria Library Archives and Special Collections, Denver, Colorado.|
|Digital Origin||reformatted digital|
The Auraria Project and Relocation Report on the Auraria Site by DURA's Executive Director J. Robert Cameronfor