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Articles tagged with 'housing'


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.


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.


Purple House razed but not forgotten

Published Jan. 13, 2014

Last summer, reported on the "purple house," a controversial residential home located on 43rd and Howard that was both loved and hated for its bright purple exterior. The house was razed but the former owners had one small request.


Family plans to keep "purple house" alive

Published July 13, 2013

For almost two decades, the iconic "purple house" sat on the corner of 43rd and Howard, and the entire time, the neighborhood was divided. Some found it to be an eyesore, while others appreciated it as a quirky, iconic landmark. In 2010, the house was torn down but now, the son of the former owners hopes to buy back the land.


"Cops" ends run on Fox, jumps to Spike

Published May 9, 2013

It is hard to believe, but the show "Cops" has been on the air for 25 years. With more than 900 episodes under its belt, the production will end its run on Fox this season.


Laughing at racism

Published Feb. 14, 2013

Everyone can agree: race - and racism - is one touchy subject. With "Clybourne Park," the Milwaukee Rep tackles the issue in an unconventional way: with comedy. Gerard Neugent sits down with to discuss the power of comedy to create dialogue within the community.


Milwaukee real estate market gets special coverage

Published Feb. 7, 2013

For the full day Friday, the crew at the Fox Business Network will be presenting a special report on housing, telling the real estate story for different areas in the U.S. - including Milwaukee.


"Clybourne Park" makes the audience gasp

Published Feb. 2, 2013

Courage comes in many forms and styles, but when you have the spine to wrap sadness and danger in a blanket of comedy, you end up with something that is really brave. That is the case of the stunning production of "Clybourne Park" that opened Friday night at the Milwaukee Rep.


The Moderne is likely moving ahead

Published Sept. 15, 2009

The Moderne, the long-awaited project on the corner of 3rd and Juneau, is moving ahead. The City, through RACM, is aiming to provide $10 million in financial assistance to the project


East Side housing blog: Park Lafayette

Published Aug. 6, 2009

Here's my second in a continuing series of greater Downtown housing observations. This time, I'm just outside Downtown on Milwaukee's East Side at the brand new Park Lafayette, 1918 E. Lafayette Pl.


UWM study reveals picture of Milwaukee's Downtown home owners

Published Feb. 4, 2009

A new study from the UWM Center for Urban Initiatives and Research called "Milwaukee's Condo Boom: 2008 Survey of Perceptions and Perspectives of Condominium Owners," paints a broad-based picture of the Downtown housing market.


Empowered Milwaukeeans find a Common Ground

Published April 17, 2008

Common Ground, nearly two years in the making, describes itself as an organization of organizations. With slogans like, "Building a Stronger Community Together" and "Transforming Lives, Strengthening Communities," Common Ground held a Founding Convention Sunday at Midwest Airlines Center.