In 1968, Minneapolis became a “pilot city”–one of only 13 cities nationwide to embark on an new plan in community services. Pilot City Regional Center—located in north Minneapolis—would bring services/opportunities usually coordinated through a variety of federal departments, such as the Minneapolis Relief Department and local initiatives. Working with local leaders, the federal government and the City of Minneapolis, the innovative idea was part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty program and Minneapolis’ Decision ‘67 city plan. Pilot City would be a one-stop shop for health care, employment assistance, housing services, food
assistance, educational programs, and more to address the needs residents of the Northside identified. This is an image of a brochure listing programs the Pilot City provides.
Creation: Approximately 1969