Common Ground has actively worked to improve Sherman Park for the past eight years, reducing the number of vacant homes from 300 to 60 and redeveloping 75 homes.
A home program in Layton Boulevard West seeks to provide affordable, energy-efficient homes by renovating foreclosures, but new foreclosures threaten to displace residents.
Milwaukee Christian Center recently unveiled its 14th YouthBuild house, constructed in Walker Square.
After winning a $30 million federal grant to rebuild the second half of the Westlawn public housing development, the city of Milwaukee’s housing authority is relocating the first group of residents.
The Housing First program has decreased the chronically homeless population in the county by 70 percent during its first year of operation.
More than 80 volunteers came together to repair and beautify 20 homes in the Washington Park neighborhood during “Rock the Block.”
A proposed Neighborhood Improvement District in Harambee would raise money through an assessment to grant to property owners for repairing and improving roofs, porches and windows.
A recent national report named Milwaukee as a leading city in energy burdens faced by African-American households. Local energy assistance and weatherization programs seek to lessen this burden.
With no city subsidies available for lead abatement on the South Side, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers points residents to other options to keep children safe from lead poisoning.
Diminished federal funding for lead-abatement efforts prompted the city to limit subsidies to six North Side ZIP codes, leaving owners of old homes in other neighborhoods scrambling for help.