The 75-acre site where Wisconsin’s largest public housing development once stood is roaring back to life as about 1,000 mixed-income housing units are emerging at the new Westlawn Gardens on Milwaukee’s northwest side.
A shoe factory turned apartment and office building is the latest development of the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation, which seeks to reinvigorate a thriving community in the blocks surrounding King Drive.
A $200,000 grant from Wells Fargo is helping Habitat for Humanity to build, rehab and repair 100 homes in the Midtown area. Officials say the project will create the highest concentration of affordable, single-family homes built in Milwaukee since World War II.
Owning a home has long been touted as part of the American dream. But for many blacks that dream has proved elusive. Community leaders will discuss solutions during a free program Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society.
Black homeownership dipped to 41.7 percent nationwide in 2016, a 50-year low. “Locked Out: Solutions to the Black Homeownership Decline” will examine the problems and offer some solutions.
Architect and planner Carolyn Esswein believes residents are the key ingredient when it comes to redeveloping underserved neighborhoods.
After author Richard Rothstein spoke in Milwaukee about the government’s role in segregating American cities, volunteers stepped up to create a curriculum for teaching students this forgotten history.
A group of more than 30 stakeholders involved in preventing evictions in Milwaukee worked together for the first time to figure out how to improve systems and services for those at risk of losing their homes.
In the last year, Jotshua Vega Marcon learned to build a house as a trainee at MCC YouthBuild, while earning scholarship funds for college.
Developers Melissa Goins, JoAnne Sabir and Juli Kaufmann combine philanthropy with profit to revitalize underinvested Milwaukee neighborhoods.