Fresh from her job at the neighborhood development department at the United Community Center in Milwaukee, Veronica Ortiz, 30, was named the housing coordinator for the Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative.
At first glance, the house under construction at 2221 S. 18th St. seems like any other new home rising from the ground, but it’s actually the first of its kind. The house, about 65 percent complete, is the first home to be built by participants of the Adult Build program at Milwaukee Christian Center.
Lindsay Heights resident Twyla James bought a lot from the city of Milwaukee for $1 in September 2009, on the condition that she build a house there and live in it for at least five years.
Silver City Townhomes, 20 rent-to-own homes developed by Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) and Wisconsin Redevelopment, has won the State Farm Building Blocks Award for a real estate project that enhances the community.
Spanish-speaking homeowners learned the ins and outs of the foreclosure process during a free workshop in Clarke Square.