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.
A City of Milwaukee foreclosure renovation program that launched to heavy criticism from residents at the beginning of the year has encountered roadblocks that have slowed progress and cast doubt on its potential for success.
Members of the NAACP Youth Council, led by the Rev. James Groppi, marched for 200 nights beginning on Aug. 29, 1967, to support open housing legislation in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service took a look back in a series of 15 articles and videos.
Deborah Tatum, who marched for open housing in Milwaukee in the late 1960s, passed her passion for social justice on to her daughter, Chantia Lewis, alderwoman of District 9.
A new generation of black leaders, who are carrying on the work that started during the Civil Rights Movement, say the focus must change to achieve true equality.