The Washington Park Partners Housing Committee used a drawing to select potential buyers for three foreclosed homes at the organization’s annual meeting. Even with the work that needs to be done on the houses, they are a real bargain.
Sixteen finalists in five categories have been announced for the annual MANDI awards, which recognize individuals, organizations and companies who work to strengthen central city neighborhoods.
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council has filed a federal housing discrimination complaint against Bank of America Corp. alleging that the bank maintains and markets foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods better than in African-American and Latino neighborhoods.
Five homes in Clarke Square were repaired recently during “A Brush With Kindness” blitz week. The repairs, free to homeowners, would normally have cost thousands of dollars.
The Milwaukee Christian Center’s “Adult Build” construction training program gives participants a hands-on opportunity to learn the craft of building a house. The program is seeking workers to comprise its latest cohort.
If you’re interested in lowering your energy bills, the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2) program may be right for you. The program, designed to help homeowners save money on energy costs, is recruiting in Layton Boulevard West, Lindsay Heights, Thurston Woods and other central city communities this spring.
Enrollment is now open for Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush With Kindness Program in Clarke Square. The program’s volunteer workforce repairs properties of low-income homeowners in the area.
The residents, businesses, organizations and community development agencies that make up Washington Park Partners are hard at work beginning to implement a new five-year Sustainable Community Plan. The plan addresses seven areas of neighborhood life WPP considers crucial to a sustainable community.
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Inc. (LBWN) recently received a $112,000 grant from Wells Fargo to continue home renovation efforts in the neighborhood. The money will be used for the Turnkey Renovation program, a project in which foreclosed homes are purchased, renovated and fitted with the latest in energy-saving technology.
Potential buyers and rehabbers got a tour of foreclosed properties available in Layton Boulevard West.