The number of homeless individuals in Milwaukee has dropped by 600 since the Housing First Initiative began in 2015, though more than 900 people remain homeless and some struggle to access supportive services and find housing.
Responding to a report by the Public Policy Forum, local state representatives are urging legislators throughout Wisconsin to support changing state laws to allow Milwaukee to raise revenue from new local taxes.
Leticia Maldonado, 43, would like to see something done about the prostitution on West National Avenue.
The YWCA’s High School Equivalency Diploma program helps students obtain high school-level credentials by completing a 20-week course.
African-Americans living in segregated neighborhoods lack access to jobs and are more likely to live in poverty.
The East-West Bus Rapid Transit line would serve as a high-speed alternative for commuters looking to travel across the center of the city.
Antonette Logan, 45, is in the process of becoming a foster parent to her niece and nephew.
The second Warrant Withdrawal Wednesday event featured satellite courtrooms and assistance with obtaining driver’s licenses, resume writing and other services.
The number of students who passed their GED tests at Milwaukee’s four main testing sites nose-dived when a new, more challenging test was rolled out in 2014. It has been rising slowly since then, but is still fewer than one-fourth of the total who passed in 2013.
Local leaders are urging residents to utilize JobLines, a joint initiative that connects Milwaukee residents with jobs in Waukesha and Washington counties via public transit.