The 10-year Zilber Neighborhood Initiative ended this summer and Lindsay Heights leaders say most of the plan’s goals have been met or are on the way to completion.
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.
Through personal stories told by Ex Fabula fellows and small group discussions, audience members addressed housing as a public health issue at a recent forum held at the Zilber School of Public Health.
Speakers, interpretive dance and a roundtable panel discussion organized by the Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures field school program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee focused on the people and places of Sherman Park.
Midtown residents are optimistic about Habitat for Humanity’s “Midtown 100” project, which is designed to revitalize a neighborhood challenged by crime and deteriorating properties.
Developer Kalan Haywood, Sr. walked away with three trophies at the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation dinner Thursday, including an award for individual achievement that he shared with Dr. Mark Eppli.
Milwaukee has a reputation for being one of the most segregated cities in the U.S. Affordable housing advocates say Mayor Tom Barrett’s goal of building or improving 10,000 housing units in 10 years could help integrate the city.
Mark Eppli, founder of the ACRE program, has worked to increase the number of people of color in commercial real estate.
Kalan Haywood seeks to inspire the next generation by developing community-focused properties and mentoring youth.