The county recently adapted new bus routing and scheduling after a Costco opened in Menomonee Falls, but the needs of some workers on the early shift remain unmet and the long-term future of the route is uncertain.
The social stigma of living with a mental illness becomes more of a concern as Milwaukee County expands its community-based healthcare model, bringing people with mental illnesses into neighborhoods.
ACTS Housing helps central city residents realize the goal of homeownership, if they are willing to commit time and “sweat equity” to the endeavor. Since 2007, ACTS has helped more than 400 families buy homes in Milwaukee neighborhoods.
County officials have begun planning for a new bus rapid transit line to connect central city neighborhoods with growing suburban job centers west of Milwaukee. They have hired a consultant to develop a grant application for federal funding that will be submitted later this year.
After working 16 years in Milwaukee parishes, the Rev. Timothy Kitzke has seen the effects of gun violence on central city neighborhoods and believes a nonpartisan solution is the only answer.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods during 2015. NNS reporter Matthew Wisla explains why the story republished here is his favorite of those he wrote this year.
People needing outpatient mental healthcare face a fragmented system that makes it difficult to find a provider and schedule an appointment despite Milwaukee County’s ongoing efforts to improve the system.
A $1.6 million federal grant will help a local mental healthcare group expand efforts to integrate primary care into its community clinics, but Milwaukee County continues to struggle making the transition to a community-based mental healthcare model.
For 57 years, the Neighborhood Children’s Sports League has used football to impart lessons in commitment and leadership to boys from the central city. Today, with a roster of about 700 players, the league is helping shape more lives than ever.
Tax foreclosures are increasing in Milwaukee, but experts say help is available from nonprofit housing counselors.