Results tagged with 'housing'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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One rarely hears of subsidized housing units that offer smoke-free living spaces, however Westlawn Gardens has done just that. As the new coordinator of the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Poverty Network (WTPPN), I would like to congratulate the Housing Authority of the City of Mi...
Officials of the Milwaukee office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be honored at a fundraising dinner on May 22 to benefit Lissy’s Place, a haven for homeless and abused women on Milwaukee’s West Side. ...
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