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Articles tagged with 'housing'

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Soldiers Home buildings to be converted into apartments

Published Aug. 4, 2016

The Alexander Company and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee announced today that it will lead a team of local organizations to rehabilitate and restore six buildings at the Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home, a National Historic Landmark District.

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Harambee hopes to create NID to aid property owners

Published June 18, 2016

Harambee residents are hoping to create an NID that would make available money for property owners for costly improvements to their houses and apartments in a part of the city that has been hit hard by foreclosures, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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African-American households face higher energy burden, report finds

Published May 8, 2016

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service looked into a recent report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and Energy Efficiency for All found that the city has the sixth highest energy burden in the country for the average African-American household.

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Please, no more nuance when talking segregation

Published March 29, 2016

The policy implications from a new study are clear: Economic integration of neighborhoods, instead of the economic segregation that largely exists today, is a key to boosting children's chance of success in school and as adults. And that's not all.

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New legislation puts housing rules and regulations at risk

Published Dec. 17, 2015

If property owners don't like the details of the fire code, should they still be required to install sprinklers? If the ideological zeal of Sen. Frank Lasee and Rep. Robert Brooks is taken to its logical conclusion, then they won't be.

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HUD grant for northwest side met with distrust by some residents

Published Oct. 12, 2015

According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, some residents of the Westlawn public housing development and the surrounding area are skeptical about a $30 million federal grant to transform the neighborhood, given concerns about the city's handling of the 2012 development of Westlawn Gardens.

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Community groups look for answers as federal program funds decline

Published Aug. 18, 2015

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors bought an eyesore of a house on 36th Street in the Silver City neighborhood last winter and is making major repairs and upgrades, as part of a program that renovates vacant properties previously owned by the city or a bank and sells them to families. However, according to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, the government funding that helps support this and similar programs throughout the city has been in significant decline.

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New housing program provides "optimism and hope" for homeless young adults

Published June 16, 2015

"We all know that housing for young adults is a huge need," Wilton Johnson told a crowd gathered at a grand opening event for a new six-unit house, part of Journey House's Campus Housing Initiative. According to a report from Milwaukee NNS, the initiative provides housing for "motivated youth" - young people ages 18 to 25 who have aged out of foster care and are going to school or working.

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Mobile app helps community groups pinpoint housing hazards

Published March 6, 2015

According to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, Shantung Singh was inspired to find a better way to collect and analyze data, tasks "labor intensive and subject to data entry error." Educating himself in technology basics and working with a group of developers, Singh created "Vacant Voices," an easy-to-use app for mobile devices to collect field data on housing inventory in a given geographic area.

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After four decades of fair housing, segregation still rules MKE streets

Published Jan. 6, 2015

After years of dealing with the violence and poverty that surrounded her and her family, Sytoria finally moved out of Milwaukee's central city. She found a nice, quiet and clean apartment in a safe suburban community, where she could keep the doors unlocked at night. But according to a report by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, the 30-year-old black child care worker who makes $10 an hour was in for a rude awakening.