Seattle Housing Authority Annual Reports, 1940-[ongoing]  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). City Clerk
Title
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Reports
Dates
1940-[ongoing] (inclusive)
Quantity
.4 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
1802-I4
Summary
Annual reports of the Seattle Housing Authority, 1940-1985; reports include information on visual and textual housing data in Seattle.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Local Advisory Housing Commission was established in 1937 by Seattle City Council. In 1939, the Mayor appointed members of the newly-created Seattle Housing Authority. The Seattle Housing Authority is now a municipal corporation governed by an executive director who reports to a seven-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor. The agency provides over 6,000 housing units for more than 24,000 low-income Seattle residents.

The mission of the Seattle Housing Authority is "to enhance the Seattle community by creating and sustaining decent, safe, and affordable living environments that foster stability and increase self-sufficiency for people with low incomes." Its income comes from City grants, federal subsidies from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and rents.

Source: Seattle Housing Authority web site.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The annual reports date from 1940 to 1985 and are a source of information on housing data in Seattle, both visual and textual. Annual reports will continue to be added to the series. Early reports include information on commission members, the year's activities, relevant laws, and Seattle's housing needs. The year's activities are often presented in the form of a timeline; a narrative discussion presents highlights. Low-income housing projects (such as Yesler Terrace) and war housing projects (including Sand Point Defense Housing Project, Rainier Vista, Holly Park, and High Point, as well as temporary housing and dormitories) figure prominently in early reports.

Housing options for those working in defense industries are discussed in the World War II-era reports; the 1945 annual report provides an overview of the Authority's activities during the war years. The post-war reports discuss housing shortages and options for veterans' families.

Community activities, budget issues, project financing, housing eligibility, housing costs, and the Authority's no-segregation policy are also discussed in the annual reports. Later reports discuss projects to provide housing for elderly and handicapped Seattle residents. 1960s reports -- entitled Housing Headlines -- include brief narrative updates on project and activities as well as some statistics; the "Turnkey" construction program figures prominently in late 1960s and early 1970s reports. The 1998 Annual Population Report contains a demographic overview of the residents of three Seattle Housing Authority programs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Seattle Housing Authority Annual Reports, Record Series 1802-I4. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Seattle Housing Authority Annual Reports, 1940-[ongoing]Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1940
1/1
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1941
1/1
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1942
1/1
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1943
1/1
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1944
1/1
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1945
1/2
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1946
1/2
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1947
1/2
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1948-1949
1/2
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1950-1951
1/2
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1952-1953
1/2
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1954-1955
1/3
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1957
1/3
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1961
1/3
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1962
1/3
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1963
1/3
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1964
1/3
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1965
1/4
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1966
1/3
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1967
1/4
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1968
1/4
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1969-1970
1/4
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1971-1972
1/4
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1978
1/4
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1980
1/4
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1983
1/4
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1985
1/5
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1994
1/5
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1997
1/5
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
1998
1/5
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Population Report
1998
1/5
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
2000
1/5
Seattle Housing Authority Annual Report
2001

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Discrimination in housing--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Housing authorities--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Housing--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Low-income housing--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Public housing--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Soldiers--Housing--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Yesler Terrace Garden Community (Seattle, Wash. : Public housing development)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Annual reports
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Seattle Housing Authority (creator)