Over the last two decades, the City of Atlanta has undertaken the most far-reaching demolition and transformation of public housing projects in the nation. This process began in 1994, at a time when two-thirds of low-income housing-assisted families lived in 44 conventional public housing projects operated by the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA). Many of the projects were large, densely populated developments that suffered from severe management neglect. Furthermore, the social and physical environments generally surrounding these rental units were not conducive to normal human development or a reasonable quality of life.