Two new apartment buildings with units designated for young people aging out of foster care are planned for the Clarke Square neighborhood, but some residents voiced concern about density and parking at a recent neighborhood meeting.
A meeting for potential developers interested in buying homes in the Sherman Park area for $1 under a new city program drew hundreds of neighborhood residents concerned that the program will lead to more absentee landlords and fail to create enough jobs for residents.
Esperanza Camarillo purchased a tax-foreclosed house on the South Side of Milwaukee and rehabilitated it using her contracting skills.
Rafael Garcia is executive director of a nonprofit that provides critical home repairs for homeowners who could not otherwise afford them.
Homeowners in North Side neighborhoods such as Lindsay Heights and Harambee received information on loans and housing repairs at the sixth annual housing resource fair sponsored by Ald. Milele Coggs and Ald. Russell Stamper.
A new group home for young people aging out of foster care, built with the help of Journey House, the city, county and other partners, was once a target for razing.
The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program provides a one-time payment to eligible Milwaukee residents to help pay a portion of their energy bills during the heating season. The application period began Oct. 1 and runs through May 15, 2017.
The Department of Neighborhood Service’s Code Loan Program provides no-interest deferred loans for eligible low-income homeowners with housing code violations.
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.