Developer Kalan Haywood, Sr. walked away with three trophies at the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation dinner Thursday, including an award for individual achievement that he shared with Dr. Mark Eppli.
Milwaukee has a reputation for being one of the most segregated cities in the U.S. Affordable housing advocates say Mayor Tom Barrett’s goal of building or improving 10,000 housing units in 10 years could help integrate the city.
Mark Eppli, founder of the ACRE program, has worked to increase the number of people of color in commercial real estate.
Kalan Haywood seeks to inspire the next generation by developing community-focused properties and mentoring youth.
A new development on Historic Mitchell Street that includes a branch of the Milwaukee Public Library and 60 market-rate apartments has already sparked talk of change in the distressed neighborhood.
Motivated to address chronic housing issues, community members hope to make it easier for residents to access housing and neighborhoods to thrive.
After five years of planning, work is underway on the Legacy Lofts apartment complex, which is scheduled to open in August 2018.
Volunteers participating in Block Build–Near West Side repaired homes for low-income, elderly and disabled residents in the Miller Valley neighborhood last weekend.
Music, art, history and culture came together as the newly renovated apartment building in the Bronzeville neighborhood prepares to open its doors to its first residents this week.
State Rep. David Crowley has proposed a series of bills that would provide housing credits tied to volunteer work for low-income residents, change rules on the rental screening process, hold landlords accountable for repairs and provide funding for counties hit hardest by homelessness.