It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “5 things” in the subject line by noon Thursday.
1. Section 8 housing choice voucher waiting list lottery: Tuesday, June 23 to Thursday, June 25
The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee is opening the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list lottery. Pre-applications will be accepted starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. Applications will only be accepted online. Once the application closes, 3,000 households will be randomly selected. Those selected will be notified after Friday, July 31.
2. Mobile food pantry coming to Amani: Tuesday, June 23
Amani United, Feeding America, the Dominican Center and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation are bringing a mobile food pantry to the Amani neighborhood. The pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 23 outside the Dominican Center, 2470 W. Locust St. A mask or face covering is required.
3. Bridging the divide: Milwaukee’s community and police relations: Tuesday, June 23
The Fire and Police Commission is hosting a virtual meeting to discuss the state of Milwaukee’s community and police relations from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23. Milwaukee residents are invited to speak directly with the commissioners to address their concerns. Those interested in attending can reserve a spot to receive meeting details.
4. Community Roundtable: Voices of youth: Wednesday, June 24
The Milwaukee Urban League is hosting a Community Roundtable featuring youth voices from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24. State Rep. Kalan Haywood II will moderate the conversation, which will cover COVID-19, race relations, voting, youth mental health and the 2020 elections. Click here to register.
5. Voces de la Frontera legal clinic: Saturday, June 27
Voces de la Frontera is hosting a legal clinic from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 27. Those seeking help with workers’ rights, family rights or immigration can speak with a community attorney. Call Angel at 414-643-1620 to schedule an appointment. Services will be offered via the phone until the offices reopen.
Bonus: The latest coronavirus coverage from NNS
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reporters are hard at work bringing readers up-to-date information regarding coronavirus. Stay informed by following us on our Facebook page and subscribing to our daily newsletter. All coronavirus related articles can be found on this landing page. If you have a question or concern about coronavirus, send them in our way. We’re here to serve you.