Elder Affairs (Newsletter), 1976-1982

Overview of the Collection

Seattle (Wash.). Human Services Dept.
Elder Affairs (Newsletter)
1976-1982 (inclusive)
0.2 cubic feet
Collection Number
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2062337807
Fax: 2063869025
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

Newsletter produced by the Division on Aging and distributed to senior citizens and other interested members of the community. Includes articles on aging and disability issues, programs and services for the elderly, profiles of local seniors, and letters to the editor.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Elder Affairs (Newsletter), Record Series 3600-05 Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Corporate Names

  • Seattle (Wash.). Human Services Dept.

Geographical Names

  • Seattle (Wash.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Newsletters