African-Americans living in segregated neighborhoods lack access to jobs and are more likely to live in poverty.
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.
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.