ACTS Housing helps central city residents realize the goal of homeownership, if they are willing to commit time and “sweat equity” to the endeavor. Since 2007, ACTS has helped more than 400 families buy homes in Milwaukee neighborhoods.
The 72-unit Paper Box Lofts on the South Side cater to working-class and low-income residents, in addition to professionals.
Free home repairs offered by Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee allows elderly people, veterans and those with disabilities to age in their homes and communities.
Experts say Milwaukee is improving its homeless shelter system, but for families, demand still exceeds available space.
A $225,000 grant to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity will fund new homes, home repairs and a new swimming pool building in Washington Park.
During the past nine years, the Northside Housing Initiative has trained and employed more than 200 people in construction trades while putting 282 affordable rental homes back on the tax rolls.
Select Milwaukee’s board of directors suspended most operations and hired a certified public accountant after learning of an “unexpected financial position.”
The fifth annual Housing Resource Fair gathered nonprofit housing organizations and city programs in one place to inform citizens about the home-buying process and programs available to help finance or renovate homes.
City leaders addressed Sherman Park residents’ concerns about unkempt vacant homes and other issues at a recent town hall meeting hosted by Ald. Russell Stamper.
A cluster of tax-foreclosed homes in the Harambee neighborhood are undergoing renovation through the city’s “scattered sites” program.