Public Housing Authorities
In 1979, F. A. Johnson was retained by
THE NORFOLK REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY to organize a comprehensive development plan for the blighted Church Street/Huntersville II Corridor. In addition to incorporating and organizing the Church Street/Huntersville Development Corporation (a 501(c)(3)) for the Norfolk Authority, F. A. Johnson managed the day to day activities over a seven-year period. During this time, he successfully retained a $13 Million U. S. Bulk Mailing Facility as the initial catalyst project, administered the development of a pilot Barberville Housing Development, which was composed of forty-six units of low cost twin town homes (sale price $48,000 to $60,000), and the conversion of a 60,000 square foot 85-year old school facility into Titus Commercial Complex, which was an office/retail complex for small minority businesses.
In 1994, the ASHEVILLE HOUSING AUTHORITY engaged FAJC to prepare a development program for South Pack Square/ Eagle/Market Streets area. Subsequently, FAJC recommended catalyst projects to generate economic development. The result of these efforts was the formation of a community development corporation to carry out the development process.
FAJC was retained by the ROANOKE REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY (“RRHA”) to review development plans, make recommendations, and assist in the preparation of a $15.1 Million Dollar HOPE VI application, which was submitted to and funded by HUD based upon suggested changes. Prior to FAJC’s work, twice HUD had denied the application.
From 1998 to 2000, Fred A. Johnson, II served as Director of Development for the RRHA. After successfully securing a HOPE VI grant of $15.1 Million, Fred was responsible for all new construction activities including 24 lease-purchase home-ownership units, 30 market rate homeownership units, and 44 duplex tax credit rental units.
The ROANOKE REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY was also involved in a variety of downtown redevelopment efforts. As Director of Development, Fred Johnson was responsible for all new development activities.
In summary, we want to emphasize that FAJC is comprised of a pragmatic team experienced in carrying out development on behalf of Public Housing Authorities. This experience enables FAJC to take both a professional and practical approach, one that demonstrates validity while at the same time assuring an achievable outcome.
"Mr. Johson's work has included numerous site evaluations, working with a large health board staff. His work has been exemplary. To date, all projects have been completed within our under budget."
FRANK M. RUMPH, M.D.
DISTRICT HEALTH DIRECTOR, EAST CENTRAL HEALTH DISTRICT