Motivated to address chronic housing issues, community members hope to make it easier for residents to access housing and neighborhoods to thrive.
After five years of planning, work is underway on the Legacy Lofts apartment complex, which is scheduled to open in August 2018.
Volunteers participating in Block Build–Near West Side repaired homes for low-income, elderly and disabled residents in the Miller Valley neighborhood last weekend.
Music, art, history and culture came together as the newly renovated apartment building in the Bronzeville neighborhood prepares to open its doors to its first residents this week.
State Rep. David Crowley has proposed a series of bills that would provide housing credits tied to volunteer work for low-income residents, change rules on the rental screening process, hold landlords accountable for repairs and provide funding for counties hit hardest by homelessness.
An Art Walk on the Hank Aaron State Trail gave attendees the opportunity to learn more about Milwaukee’s civil rights history and the Menomonee River Valley.
Community Warehouse, a nonprofit that sells discounted home improvement products in distressed areas and employs background-challenged individuals, opened a new retail outlet on Milwaukee’s North Side.
Zeynab Ali, an 18-year-old author and youth activist, and her family will move into the first rehabilitated home completed by the RICH program, formerly an illegal drug lab.
Vedale Hill, the first artist to participate in the HomeWorks: Bronzeville initiative plans to move into his newly rehabbed home this fall.
The number of homeless individuals in Milwaukee has dropped by 600 since the Housing First Initiative began in 2015, though more than 900 people remain homeless and some struggle to access supportive services and find housing.