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Record Group 5400
Model City Program

In response to urban problems of poverty and race in the United States, Congress passed legislation in November 1966 to initiate a demonstration effort known as the Model Cities Program. Called the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Act of 1966 PL 754, the primary goal of this legislation was to improve the quality of urban life. The Model City Program goals and objectives were to reduce social and economic disadvantages in designated neighborhoods, provide maximum training and employment opportunities, and establish health services for residents. Financial and technical assistance was made available to cities, through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to ameliorate social, economic, and physical conditions in needed neighborhoods. City agencies were required to coordinate their efforts and the program emphasized the citizen participation. The goals of the program were to coordinate and concentrate federal, state and local resources, develop innovative programs, and to involve local residents in the planning and development process.

Eligible cities received one-year planning grants to prepare Comprehensive Plans. Implementation and on-going planning occurred over a five-year demonstration period. Seattle was the first city chosen to receive federal funds. The planning process involved creating a Comprehensive Plan in the first eight months, quantifying five-year objectives for the Model Neighborhood Area and developing first-year action plans and programs.

An extension of the Model Cities program was launched August 1, 1972 by the Nixon administration to provide for more review, involvement, and cooperation by various levels of local government and citizens, with less review at the federal level. Nixon approved $2.3 billion to fund model cities from 1969 to 1973. Model Cities funding was terminated June 20, 1975.

In Seattle, the Mayor and City Council supported an ad hoc committee, which first met in November 1966, to prepare a grant application. The committee defined the Model Neighborhood as the Central Area, Pioneer Square, and the International District. The population of this geographical area comprised about 10 percent of the city's population and about 61% of the city's non-white population. The initial application stated "Seattle is a city which is still short of the crisis situation of the older urban centers…The Model neighborhood is in the initial stages of decay, not the final stages….It is because we do still have time that we have developed the sense of urgency to attack our problems now."

The program was administered by the City's Executive Department. Walter Hundley, 38, was announced as the program director in December 1967. Hundley came to Seattle in 1954 to serve as a minister of a nondenominational church and later joined the State Department of Public Assistance. In 1967 he was Director of the Central Area Motivation Program, an anti-poverty project in Seattle. Hundley was chosen by a 10-member citizen's committee, headed by Charles Brink, Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Washington.

The major components of the administrative structure for SMCP consisted of an Advisory Council, Steering Committee, staff, and task forces. The Advisory Council consisted of over 80 members representing organizations within the Model Neighborhood.

Task forces worked with staff on planning. Based on work done by the Task Forces, Hundley reorganized and rewrote the drafts and submitted to HUD. HUD announced in December 1968 that Seattle's First-Year Action Program was the first to be approved for funding. The First-Year Action Program proposed projects in nine areas which corresponded to the focus of each task force. The areas included: Arts and Culture, Education, Employment and Economic Development, Health, Housing, Law and Justice, Physical Planning and Environment, Welfare, and Youth. From 1968 to 1971, the SMCP was successful in planning, developing, and implementing a variety of effective programs. Programs were developed in collaboration with the model neighborhood, which included, community activists, and a variety of agencies at local, state, and federal levels.

In 1971, Seattle was one of 16 cities chosen to participate in the Planned Variation or city-wide expansion. The Seattle Model City Program received $5.2 million in federal funds and the program was expanded to include three additional neighborhoods: north Seattle, southeast Seattle, and southwest Seattle. Walter Hundley was appointed to a city-wide post by Mayor Wes Uhlman and Louis C. Warner was appointed manager of the east branch, the city's original program. Jim Hurd and then George Clark were managers of the Southwest Branch; John Ybarra, Jr. was manager of the Southeast Branch; the North Branch manger was John Mitsules.

Seattle's Model City funding ended in 1974 and the program was transferred that year to the Department of Human Resources for closeout. Following the loss of funding, many projects were continued under the auspices of community organizations, larger institutions, City agencies, and other governmental entities. Some received ongoing funding through the Community Development Block Grant program.


5400-01
Director's Correspondence

1968-1973
2.8 cubic feet

Correspondence, memoranda, and directives of Walter Hundley, director of the Model Cities Program.

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5400-02
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Correspondence

1968-1974
1.4 cubic feet

Correspondence, reports, grant applications, directives, and policy and procedure information relating to funding and Federal evaluation of the Seattle Model Cities Program.

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5400-03
Central Administrative Records

1967-1974
11.2 cubic feet

Correspondence, policies and procedures, performance reports, manuals, inventories, organization charts, press releases, and accounting records relating to the planning, monitoring, and general administration of the Model Cities Program. Includes correspondence with city, state, federal, and non-governmental agencies directly related to the Model Cities Program; and materials related to project evaluation planning.

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5400-04
Press Clippings

1968-1971
2.0 cubic feet

Scrapbooks and folders of news clippings and press releases concerning the Model Cities Program, its various projects, and issues of concern in the model neighborhoods.

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5400-05
Press Releases

1971-1973
0.4 cubic foot

News releases publicizing Model City programs, events, and meetings and announcing new appointees to positions, and advertising job openings in Model City programs. The news releases contain information on Mini-Tran, an NAACP membership drive, citizen advisory councils, youth programs, neighborhood branches, citizen participation, creation of new councils, committees, and task forces, social service and medical facilities, community centers, child care, housing, education, and recreation. Some supplementary materials, including newspaper and magazine articles and resumes for Model City officials such as John F. Mitsules and Jeffery K. Finn, are included with the news releases.

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5400-06
News Report (Newsletter)

1968-1971
0.2 cubic foot

Newspaper format publication sent to residents of the Model Neighborhood to communicate Model City Program developments. Includes photographs, profiles of individuals, and reports on events. Varies from weekly to monthly publication.

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5401-01
Social Indicators Data

1972
0.4 cubic foot

Primarily demographic data compiled by the Model City Program Information Unit from the United States Census and its own research files. The data is arranged to correspond with the 14 project areas of the Seattle Model City Program.

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5401-02
Reports, Studies and Evaluations

1968-1975
11.6 cubic feet

Studies, surveys, proposals, work programs, grant applications and awards, action plans, status reports, audits and evaluations, contracts, and financial reports relating to the Model City Program and its projects. Also included are reference manuals and handbooks concerning general accounting, reporting, and evaluation procedures. Several reports and studies deal with the program nationally.

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5402-01
Citizen Participation Division Records

1969-1972
3.0 cubic feet

Correspondence, reports, policies and procedures, training materials, task force rosters, and other records relating to activities of the division responsible for coordinating citizen participation in the Model Cities Program.

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5402-02
Advisory Council Records

1968-1973
0.8 cubic foot

Correspondence, reports, membership files, planning documents, and minutes for all branch and city-wide advisory councils.

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5402-03
Task Force Minutes

1968-1973
2.4 cubic feet

Proceedings of task force meetings, including all task forces for each model neighborhood and program category.

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5402-04
Task Force Records

1968-1972
12.0 cubic feet

Correspondence, reports, and general working papers for program category task forces in the pre-planned variations model neighborhood.

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5403-01
East Model Neighborhood Office Records

1971-1973
0.8 cubic foot

Administrative files relating to the daily operation of the East Model Neighborhood branch office; and correspondence, reports, and working files for task forces in all relevant program categories.

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5403-02
North Model Neighborhood Office Records

1971-1973
0.8 cubic foot

Administrative files relating to the daily operation of the North Model Neighborhood branch office; and correspondence, reports, and working papers of task forces in all relevant program categories.

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5403-03
Southeast Model Neighborhood Office Records

1971-1973
2.2 cubic feet

Administration files relating to the daily operation of the Southeast Model Neighborhood branch office. Includes weekly reports compiled for the Model Cities Program director and records of the various task forces in all program categories.

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5403-04
Southwest Model Neighborhood Office Records

1971-1973
0.8 cubic foot

Administrative files relating to the daily operation of the Southwest Model Neighborhood branch office; and correspondence, reports, and minutes of task forces in all program categories.

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5403-05
City-Wide Program and Proposals

1971-1973
1.2 cubic feet

Correspondence, memoranda, and reports relating to city-wide programs and proposals under the planned variation structure for Model Cities Programs established in 1971. These include projects to be operated in each of the four model neighborhoods.

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5405-01
Administrative Commission Records

1972-1975
0.8 cubic foot

Correspondence, fiscal records, Commission charters and by-laws, and manuals of an agency created to increase the flexibility and efficiency of the Model Cities Program in administering its projects. The Commission was a public corporation established in 1972 to undertake certain fiscal activities not within the Model Cities Program's legal authority. It allowed the City to avoid the prohibition against lending its credit to Model Cities projects involving the purchase and redevelopment of buildings and property.

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5408-01
Financial Reports

1970-1972
0.6 cubic foot

Financial reports and audits conducted by the Model City Program and other accounting firms, including Touche Ross and Co. The audits and reviews cover program and contracting costs.

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5410-00: Project Monitoring Files

The Model Cities Program maintained monitor files for each of its projects. Projects were divided into 14 program categories. These files typically include correspondence, contracts, monthly and quarterly reports, yearly operating plans, grant applications, job/trainee evaluations, accounting information, and termination audits.


5411-01
Afro-American Arts Records

1969-1974
0.8 cubic foot

Program of creative and artistic experience for youth in the East Model Neighborhood. Included art, drama, and dance. Later known as Black Arts West.

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5411-02
Swimming/Water Safety Education Project Records

1970-1973
0.2 cubic foot

Swim lessons and water safety for youth and adults in the East Model Neighborhood. Operated by the YMCA.

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5411-03
Cinematography Project Records

1970-1974
0.4 cubic foot

Provided training in cinematography, photography, film production and directing, film and videotape editing, television news photography, and screen writing. Also provided career counseling and job placement. Operated by Oscar Productions, Inc.

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5411-04
Black Academy of Music Records

1973-1974
0.2 cubic foot

Project to provide instruction in Afro-American music, composition, and arranging, and to prepare talented students for music careers.

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5411-05
City-Wide Recreation Project Records

1972-1974
0.4 cubic foot

Project to develop model information and planning resource system to coordinate recreation activities city-wide. Included are project monitoring files for the Southeast, Southwest, and North Recreation Projects.

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5411-06
Youth Services Project Records

1969-1974
1.2 cubic feet

Project to create a comprehensive youth plan providing coordination for all youth serving agencies and to support youth advocacy.

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5411-07
Model Neighborhood Camp Records

1969-1973
0.4 cubic foot

Provided for renovation and operation of the Red Barn Ranch near Auburn as a resident camp to give model neighborhood youth a camping experience.

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5412-01
Prepaid Health Care Project Records

1970-1974
0.8 cubic foot

Provided comprehensive health care to 1500 low income families in the model neighborhoods.

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5412-02
Odessa Brown Children's Clinic Records

1969-1974
0.8 cubic foot

Provided medical and dental services to approximately 10,000 model neighborhood children annually, and supported health education and outreach.

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5412-03
Environmental Health Project Records

1969-1974
0.8 cubic foot

Campaign to remove junk and garbage, raze unsafe buildings, clear vacant lots, and extend environmental health education in the model neighborhoods.

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5412-04
Developmental Comprehensive Health Care Project Records

1968-1970
0.2 cubic foot

Predecessor to Prepaid Health Care Project.

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5412-05
Community Mental Health Services Project Records

1969-1974
0.8 cubic foot

Provided mental health services in the model neighborhoods and Harborview area. Operated by Harborview Medical Center.

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5412-06
Pioneer Square Neighborhood Health Station Records

1970-1974
0.6 cubic foot

Provided health care and preventive practices services to transient population in Pioneer Square and the International District. Operated by Harborview Medical Center.

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5412-07
Food and Nutrition Project Records

1970-1971
0.1 cubic foot

Attempt to reduce incidence of malnutrition in the East Model neighborhood and to raise the general level and quality of family nutrition.

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5412-08
Treatment for the Indigent Alcoholic Project Records

1970-1973
0.8 cubic foot

Project to remove indigent alcoholics from the criminal justice system, to improve evaluation of alcoholism treatment programs, and provide effective treatment and referral services.

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5412-09
Neighborhood Health Services Project Records

1971-1973
1.0 cubic foot

Provided decentralized health and dental care to residents in the Planned Variations Model Neighborhoods.

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5412-10
Center for Addiction Services Records

1972-1974
0.1 cubic foot

Provided comprehensive rehabilitation service including detoxification, emergency medical assistance, and crisis intervention.

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5412-11
Odessa Brown Neighborhood Health Complex Records

1969-1974
0.4 cubic foot

Established a health care clinic in closer proximity to model neighborhood residents than any other existing facilities in order to better serve community health care needs.

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5413-01
Legal Services Project Records

1972-1973
0.2 cubic foot

Legal services provided in civil cases and education programs concerning the legal system. Offices established in the Southeast and North model neighborhoods.

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5413-02
Community Service Officers Records

1971-1974
0.6 cubic foot

Project designed to improve relations between model neighborhood residents and Seattle Police Department, to reduce juvenile crime, to provide police with better understanding of minorities, and to increase percentage of minorities on the police force.

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5413-03
Community Based Residential Treatment (Group Homes) Project Records

1969-1974
1.6 cubic feet

Provided therapeutic alternative living situation for youth with serious family conflicts, provided resources for youth services agencies, and tested feasibility of short-term resolution of youth-family conflicts.

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5413-04
Public Defender Program Records

1969-1974
1.2 cubic feet

Provided legal counseling for low income defendants and sought reforms in criminal justice system.

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5413-05
Chance Halfway House Records

1970-1974
0.8 cubic foot

Community-based corrections facility for adult felony offenders designed to aid their social and personal adjustment.

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5413-07
Group Legal Services Records

1969-1974
0.4 cubic foot

A project to establish a membership-fee-based non-profit legal assistance corporation to provide low-cost legal services to persons who do not qualify for free legal assistance.

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5414-01
Comprehensive Services for the Aged Records

1969-1974
1.6 cubic feet

Training, employment, and social activities program for the elderly.

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5414-02
Special Counseling and Continuation School Records

1969-1973
0.4 cubic foot

Program of health, education, and counseling services for pregnant teenage girls and school age parents. Operated by the YWCA.

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5414-03
Neighborhood Social Service Center Network Records

1968-1974
2.4 cubic feet

Recreational and cultural activities, and social services project for the East Model Neighborhood. Includes Cherry Hill Neighborhood Facility, International District Neighborhood Resource Center, Seattle Indian Center, and Yesler Neighborhood Social Service Center.

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5414-04
Neighborhood Multi-Service Centers Records

1972-1974
0.2 cubic foot

Project designed to create neighborhood focal points for social services with various agencies providing center staffing as required by specific model neighborhood needs.

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5414-05
Skid Road Shelter and Food Project Records

1969-1974
0.4 cubic foot

Project to erect a permanent shelter for 150-200 skid road residents requiring temporary shelter.

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5414-06
Child Care Services Project Records

1969-1974
2.0 cubic feet

Provided coordinated child care for low-income and welfare families, emphasizing education, health care, and nutrition.

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5414-07
Aid to Dependent Children Mothers' Council Project Records

1969-1971
0.2 cubic foot

The project was designed to enhance understanding and communication between welfare system offices and recipients, to educate recipients regarding their rights, and to assist individuals in moving out of the welfare system.

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5415-01
Early Childhood Education Center Records

1971-1973
0.2 cubic foot

Project to support individualized instruction for learning at child's own speed and promotion of multi-cultural education.

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5415-02
Seattle Career Opportunity Program-Education (SCOPE) Records

1970-1973
0.4 cubic foot

Designed to encourage model neighborhood education trainees to work with children as a vehicle for on-the-job training.

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5415-03
Occupational Skills Development Records

1970-1972
0.4 cubic foot

Project provided vocational education and on-the-job training during high school years to ensure that graduates and drop-outs had marketable skills. Operated for nearly half of Garfield High School student body in cosmetology, life sciences, nursing, dry cleaning, and child care.

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5415-04
Extended Services Program Records

1969-1974
0.8 cubic foot

Served school drop-outs and suspendees through continuing education, job training, and health services.

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5415-05
Model Neighborhood Middle Schools Project Records

1969-1973
0.8 cubic foot

Individualized instruction in math and reading for grades 5-8 and inservice training for school staff. Designed to increase student interest in education, academic success, and to decrease drop-out statistics.

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5415-06
Central Area School Council Records

1972-1974
0.067 cubic foot

Created to promote community involvement with the schools and to foster better relations between parents and administration.

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5415-07
Central Area Motivation Program - Educational Talent Search Records

1972-1973
0.067 cubic foot

Provided training and work experience for youth in recruitment and counseling on academic and financial assistance.

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5415-08
Campi Preschool Transportation Project Records

1970-1974
0.067 cubic foot

Coordinated the transportation of preschool children to and from school via the Minitran services.

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5415-09
Educational Development Program Records

1969-1974
0.4 cubic foot

A project to develop strategies for improving the relationship between model neighborhood residents and the schools, and improve communications between parents from multi-ethnic backgrounds and teachers.

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5415-10
English as a Second Language Program Records

1972-1973
0.4 cubic foot

Created to improve the English language capabilities of Asian residents of the model neighborhoods.

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5416-01
Economic Resource Development Project Records

1969-1974
1.2 cubic feet

Provided management assistance to model neighborhood business-people and advised them on preparation of acceptable business loan applications.

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5416-02
Construction Industry Development Project Records

1968-1974
0.4 cubic foot

Assistance was provided to minority contractors in preparation of bids and efforts were made to increase jobs for model neighborhood residents by fostering use of minority contractors, especially in public works.

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5416-03
City Economic Development Program Records

1972-1973
0.4 cubic foot

This project promoted and assisted the development of new and existing industries in Seattle and was designed to reduce model neighborhood unemployment.

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5417-01
Contract and Employment Compliance Project Records

1969-1974
0.6 cubic foot

The project goal was to gain, maintain, and guarantee minority contractor employment based on Seattle's fair employment practices ordinance.

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5417-02
Intern Project Records

1969-1973
0.2 cubic foot

The Intern Project provided entry level employment in potential career occupations with the opportunity for continuing education and on-the-job training which could lead to advancement.

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5417-03
Employment Unicenter Project Records

1969-1974
0.8 cubic foot

A demonstration project designed to develop a centralized service center for all employment related services in the East Model Neighborhood.

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5417-04
Public Service Careers Program Records

1970-1973
0.4 cubic foot

Assistance was given minority group members in qualifying for permanent City civil service jobs.

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5417-05
Seattle Opportunities Industrialization Center Skills Center Records

1971-1974
0.4 cubic foot

Provided research and development activities related to establishing a new MDTA skill center for Seattle-King County while offering training and employment for model neighborhood residents.

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5417-06
Scholarship Project Records

1970-1974
0.8 cubic foot

Provided scholarships and other financial assistance to the financially and socially disadvantaged to pursue high education.

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5417-07
United Construction Workers Association Project Records

1969-1973
0.2 cubic foot

This project was designed to increase minority employment in the construction industry through affirmative action, manpower services, and aid to government agencies responsible for contract compliance.

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5417-08
Manpower Services Project Records

1972-1973
0.4 cubic foot

Project to establish manpower service center in the Southeast Model Neighborhood. Service primarily the Asian community.

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5417-09
Industrial Workshop/Social Service Complex Records

1969-1973
0.4 cubic foot

Designed to train disadvantaged and socially handicapped persons in social and job skills, to create an industrial plant in the East Model Neighborhood, and to employ persons who successfully completed the work adjustment training phase of the project.

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5417-10
Management Intern Program Records

1970-1973
0.2 cubic foot

Provided academic and on-the-job training opportunities for unemployed and underemployed model neighborhood residents to assist them in obtaining middle management positions.

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5417-11
Consumer Protection Project Records

1970-1974
0.2 cubic foot

A project to study the feasibility of creating an office for consumer affairs in City government and to secure grant funding.

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5418-01
Seattle Housing Development Corporation Records

1969-1974
1.0 cubic foot

Project to coordinate efforts to reduce blight, assist in renewal planning, and increase available low and moderate income housing.

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5418-02
Home Repair Service Project Records

1970-1973
0.4 cubic foot

To train Model Neighborhood residents in repair skills and to provide financial assistance to homeowners for repairs. Designed to improve quality of neighborhood structures.

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5418-03
Housing Demonstration Project Records

1969-1973
2.0 cubic feet

A project to develop new housing in the Model Neighborhood. In 1969, funds were committed for the building of twelve new housing units; however, the project came to a halt when HUD froze 235 housing funds. In 1973, the project assisted in the purchase of the Texada Apartment Building, which was renovated to serve as housing for low-income elderly Model Neighborhood residents. Records include correspondence with FHA.

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5418-04
Leased Housing Project Records

1969-1972
0.2 cubic foot

Public housing project for leasing of Seattle Housing Authority units.

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5418-05
Tenant Organization Project Records

1969-1971
0.2 cubic foot

Project to organize East Model Neighborhood tenants and provide legal counsel in addressing tenant-landlord problems.

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5418-06
Holly Park Redevelopment Project Records

1972-1974
0.1 cubic foot

Planning project for community redevelopment including community organization and management, an economic forecast, a social service program, and a housing and relocation program.

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5418-07
High Point Redevelopment Project Records

1972-1974
0.1 cubic foot

Designed to explore redevelopment opportunities as a means to overcome social and housing problems in the High Point Housing project in the Southwest Model Neighborhood.

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5419-01
Relocation Program Records

1969-1974
0.4 cubic foot

Program to assist Model Neighborhood residents and businesses forced to move by public action in finding housing and making the move an improvement over previous living conditions. Operated by the Department of Community Development.

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5420-01
Mini-Tran Project Records

1969-1974
0.4 cubic foot

Project to make Model Neighborhood activity and service centers more accessible through convenient, inexpensive public transportation not duplicating existing transportation services.

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5420-02
Bus Shelters Project Records

1971-1974
0.1 cubic foot

Project to design and place bus shelters in Model Neighborhoods.

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5420-03
Special Transportation Services Project Records

1972-1974
0.1 cubic foot

Designed to support planning and coordination of SMCP transportation projects and provide transportation services to the poor, elderly, and handicapped.

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5420-04
Transportation Study Records

1969-1974
0.4 cubic foot

A study of transportation problems and suggested remedies in the East Model Neighborhood. Special attention was given to developing alternatives for the proposed I-90 freeway route.

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5421-01
Parks Development Records - East

1969-1974
0.8 cubic foot

Upgrading East Model Neighborhood Parks recreational facilities, and improving environmental quality of selected parks.

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5421-02
Parks Development Records - Southeast

1971-1973
0.05 cubic foot

Upgrading Park and recreation facilities at Brighton and Van Asselt Playgrounds in the Southeast Model Neighborhood.

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5421-03
Parks Development Records - Southwest

1971-1973
0.05 cubic foot

Upgrading playgrounds in the Southwest Model Neighborhood.

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5421-04
West Seattle Reservoir Land Acquisition Records

1971-1973
0.05 cubic foot

Project to purchase West Seattle Reservoir property for creation of urban open space facility in the Southwest Model Neighborhood.

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5421-05
Parks Development Records - North

1971-1973
0.05 cubic foot

Upgrading playfield facilities in North Model Neighborhood.

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5421-06
El Centro de la Raza Records

1971-1974
0.4 cubic foot

Project for creation of an ethnic center for Spanish speaking model neighborhood residents. The multi-service center provides cultural, social, and public health services.

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5422-01
Program Management System Project Records

1970-1973
0.8 cubic foot

Project to design, develop, and implement a city-wide computer based program planning, budgeting, and management information system. Project was managed by the Office of Management and Budget.

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5422-02
Office of Executive Policy Records

1972-1973
0.2 cubic foot

Creation of office to coordinate city-wide planning and policy development, to review and direct priorities, and to strengthen intergovernmental relations.

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5422-03
Information and Evaluation Project Records

1969-1974
0.4 cubic foot

Administration Project to obtain, analyze, and provide information upon which Model Cities staff could base management and planning decisions.

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5423-01
Neighborhood Renewal and Housing Rehabilitation Project Records

1970-1974
1.2 cubic feet

The project was designed to enhance the environmental quality of model neighborhoods through improvement and development projects, and housing rehabilitation.

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5423-02
Pioneer Square Upgrading Records

1972-1974
0.2 cubic foot

Project to improve and upgrade Pioneer Square lighting, paving, and boat landing consistent with historic preservation criteria for the district.

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5423-03
Utilities Upgrading Records - Southeast

1972-1974
0.067 cubic foot

Project to improve street lighting in a portion of the Southeast Model Neighborhood.

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5423-04
Utilities Upgrading Records - Southwest

1972-1974
0.067 cubic foot

Project to replace septic tanks in Southwest Model Neighborhood with sanitary sewers.

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5423-05
Utilities Upgrading Records - North

1971-1974
0.067 cubic foot

Project funds supplemented Forward Thrust in design and construction of a storm drainage system in North Greenwood.

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5423-06
Street and Safety Improvement Project Records

1971-1973
0.067 cubic foot

Project to improve streets and sidewalks in Model Neighborhoods.

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5423-07
Greenbelt Acquisition Records

1972-1973
0.067 cubic foot

Project to assist in acquisition of three greenbelt in Southwest Model Neighborhood.

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5423-08
Residential Traffic Diverter System Records

1972-1973
0.067 cubic foot

Project designed to place landscaped traffic diverters in neighborhoods to increase safety and help beautify the areas.

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5423-09
Model Neighborhood Land Use Planning Project Records

1969-1974
1.8 cubic feet

Project for planning community renewal and land use plan for the East Model Neighborhood. Included are minutes, agenda and other material of the Model City Land-Use Review Board.

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5423-10
Utilities Upgrading Records - East

1969-1974
0.8 cubic foot

Project to improve sidewalks, sewers, and lighting, and to move wiring underground in the East Model Neighborhood.

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5424-01
Neighborhood Development Program - Project Area Council Records

1971-1973
0.1 cubic foot

Renewal and restoration project in Leschi to aid and involve residents in housing rehabilitation and improvements.

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5424-02
Citizen Training Program Records

1971-1972
0.1 cubic foot

The Model Cities Program contracted with the Washington State Planning and Community Affairs Agency for the latter to provide orientation for staff, teachers, and citizen participants on the goals, objectives, and history of model cities.

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Finding Aid


5424-03
Citizen Participation Project Records

1968-1974
0.8 cubic foot

Developed means for Model Neighborhood residents' involvement in planning, monitoring, and directing public service activities in the neighborhoods.

SMA
Finding Aid


5424-04
Washington State Citizen Participation Project Records

1972-1973
0.2 cubic foot

State-funded project for training model neighborhood residents in leadership skills required for effective work on Citizen Participation Task Forces and Advisory Councils.

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Finding Aid