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Safe Harbors Records, 2001-2009
Overview of the Collection
- Seattle (Wash.). Human Services Dept.
- Safe Harbors Records
- 2001-2009 (inclusive)20012009
- 0.8 cubic feet, (2 boxes)
- Collection Number
- Records related to development and use of the Safe Harbors homeless management information system.
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
- Access Restrictions
Records are open to the public.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
An Office of Human Resources was established in 1971 in the Executive Department to develop, implement, and manage social services for low-income and disadvantaged residents of Seattle. In 1973 it was replaced by the Department of Human Resources. DHR administered family and youth services programs, senior citizen services, community service activities, the Seattle Veterans Action Center, and the Comprehensive Residential Weatherization Program. Federal, state, and local grants comprised two-thirds of the department's operating budget. Passage of the 1986 Low Income Housing Levy increased the City's funding and policy role in housing issues. In 1991, the agency name was changed to the Department of Human Services. A year later, the Department of Housing and Human Services was created, incorporating the City housing programs and Community Development Block Grant administration from the recently abolished Department of Community Development. DHHS programs included aging services, family and youth services, housing and community services, human services, and the City's education office. In 1999, the Office of Housing was established as an independent agency and DHHS was reorganized as the Human Services Department.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Safe Harbors was an information system designed to collect data about people served by emergency shelters and transitional housing programs in order to learn more about Seattle's homeless populations. The goal was to use that information to help prevent homelessness and assist those needing help with housing and support. The records cover the development of the system, guides for use, and evaluations and enhancements.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
[Item and date], Safe Harbors Records, Record Series 3628-03. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1||Design / Launch||2001-2003|
|1||2||Safe Harbors Executive Committee||2000-2001|
|1||3||Safe Harbors Executive Committee||2002-2003|
|1||4||Safe Harbors Executive Committee||2003|
|1||5||Safe Harbors Executive Committee||2004|
|1||6||Safe Harbors Executive Committee||2004|
|1||7||Safe Harbors Advisory Committee||2001-2002|
|1||8||Safe Harbors Advisory Committee||2002|
|1||9||Safe Harbors Advisory Committee||2003|
|1||10||Safe Harbors Advisory Committee||2004|
|2||3||Project Status / Updates||2005-2006|
|2||4||Instructions and Follow-up||2006|
|2||5||Safe Harbors Users' Group||2006-2007|
|2||7||Safe Harbors Phase II Integrated Project Plan||2008|
|2||10||Reporting Gap Analysis||2008|
|2||11||User Interface Review||2008|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Homelessness--Washington (State)--Seattle
- Technology--Washington (State)--Seattle