For 200 consecutive days from August 1967 to March 1968, local civil rights activists protested racial discrimination in housing in marches across the city. The March on Milwaukee contributed to the national fight for civil rights for African-Americans and to passage of the federal Fair Housing Act in 1968.
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors’ Turnkey Home Renovation program recently put its first-ever new construction home on the market. Like previous homes in the program, it includes energy-saving features that will help keep it affordable for the new owner.
Revitalize Milwaukee rallied more than 450 volunteers and 20 partners to improve 30 Clarke Square neighborhood homes on South 17th Street between West Mineral and West Scott streets.
Despite several setbacks, financing has been completed on the $21 million Welford Sanders Historic Lofts, a renovated building that will house residents and nonprofits and serve as a memorial to the man who led development efforts in Harambee for decades.
Blia Cha helped nearly 800 people — many refugees from Southeast Asia — become homeowners in Milwaukee.
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors offers home improvement matching grants to residents of Silver City, Burnham Park, Layton Park and Clarke Square.
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.