A recent Wisconsin Policy Forum report found that just over half of Milwaukee County’s renters are “rent burdened,” meaning they spend at least 30 percent of their income on housing. Low incomes, rather than high rents, are the root of the problem.
Opponents of a new short-term residential assessment center in Metcalfe Park for youth who have been removed from their homes fear that the facility will further disrupt their already-challenged neighborhood. Proponents say that more safe places are needed for these teens. The Board of Zoning Appeals is expected to announce its decision on May 3.