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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.

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