It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about.
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1. Housing help for Milwaukee County residents
Milwaukee County residents who are facing a housing crisis can get help through the Milwaukee County Housing Division, which received $10 million of the county’s allocated CARES Act funding. The money will be used to provide resources on eviction prevention, housing acquisition and mortgage assistance. Milwaukee County is working with Community Advocates, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee and Legal Action of Wisconsin, among others. For help, contact the Community Advocates Rental Housing Resource Center at 414-270-4646.
2. City of Milwaukee business Restart Grants deadline: Friday, June 12
The City of Milwaukee’s Restart program is offering grants to small businesses in response to COVID-19. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 12. Businesses are eligible for up to $15,000 to cover the purchase of personal protective equipment, the cost of modifications and the restocking of perishable inventory. For additional resources from the City of Milwaukee, click here.
3. Carvd N Stone emergency entrepreneurial grant: Friday, June 12
Carvd N Stone is offering a $1,200 emergency grant to a Milwaukee entrepreneur. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 12. Entrepreneurs must be a resident of the City of Milwaukee, between the ages of 17 to 28 and a full-time/part-time entrepreneur.
4. Sit-in for justice and change: Saturday, June 13
Ty Jackson and local faith leaders are hosting a sit-in for justice from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 at 2375 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave. Anyone is welcome to join. The sit-in is for people who cannot physically march or need social distancing. Participants are asked to bring their own chair and sign.
5. The Milwaukee County Zoo is reopening: Saturday, June 13
Bonus: Civil Rights mural featuring Milwaukee organizers and leaders: Saturday, June 13
Milwaukee artists are being called upon to help paint a Civil Rights Mural in the alley between North Locust and East Holton streets. Painting will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 13. The mural will feature Milwaukee organizers and leaders and include powerful quotes. This is a volunteer effort. If someone wishes to depict a specific Civil Rights leader, they are asked to make a comment on the event page and show up early.
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