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Home Owners' Loan Corporation rental advertisements

Collection number: ahc.MSS556f

Scope and Content

This collection contains nine Atlanta rental advertisements, with five listings for "black properties" and four listings for "white properties." Advertisements contain the address, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the size of property in square feet, the annual taxes, rental prices, and full sales prices.


  • 1938-1940


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Home Owner's Loan Corporation (HOLC) was a New Deal initiative originally called the Homeowners Loan Act of 1933. The corporation refinanced home mortgages to prevent foreclosure and allowed home owners to pay off their mortgages with private lenders. This refinancing helped many Atlanta families keep their homes through the Great Depression. The program ended in 1954 after funding over a million mortgages and lending out approximately $350 billion dollars.


2 folder(s)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1986

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Home Owners' Loan Corporation rental advertisements
Alyssa Huenniger
April 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305