The Social Development Commission (SDC) has been awarded a 2015 Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) Foundation grant in the amount of $18,784. The grant was awarded through the Persons-in-Crisis Housing Program in the Permanent Housing Category.
SDC is one of 28 organizations from across the state of Wisconsin that will share in the $500,000 in grant funds.
The funds awarded to SDC will be utilized for home repairs for four elderly homeowners that reside in Milwaukee and have been deferred for Weatherization Assistance. The WHEDA Foundation grant will allow SDC to help these homeowners make the repairs required for them to receive property updates through the Weatherization Assistance Program. Funds from the grant will be used for roof replacements on three homes and make needed chimney repairs on the fourth home.
For more than 50 years, the Social Development Commission has operated as the Community Action Agency for Milwaukee County. SDC serves as a planner, coordinator, and provider of human service programs for low-income individuals and families residing in Milwaukee County. The agency is an intergovernmental commission and is governed by a board of 18 citizens from Milwaukee County, each of whom hold the title of “Commissioner.”