Housing authority marks two decades of homeownership program

Linda Beard lives in the house that her mother purchased in 1994 with assistance from the city housing authority. (Photo courtesy of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee)

Since its founding 20 years ago, the city housing authority’s homeownership program has helped about 470 families living in public housing to purchase homes.

Applications now being accepted for real estate training program

Real estate industry leaders create a training program for people of diverse backgrounds to help change the look of Milwaukee. (Photo by Karen Slattery)

The Associates in Commercial Real Estate training program paves the way for minorities to get into local real estate development, property management or construction management.

Resources flow to Lindsay Heights to remodel North Avenue building, repair homes

Forgivable loans for residents to repair their homes and a grant from the Zilber Family Foundation to remodel Neu-Life, at 2014 W. North Ave., are providing a boost to the Lindsay Heights neighborhood.

YouthBuild celebrates completion of its 12th house in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Christian Center’s YouthBuild program holds an open house for the completion of its12th house. (Photo by Brittany Carloni)

Milwaukee Christian Center’s YouthBuild program builds homes for low-income people and launches careers for participants.

Milwaukee groups partner to reduce worker exposure to lead paint

A Layton Boulevard West house is the site of a series of workshops on lead-safe work practices for local contractors. (Photo by Edgar Mendez)

In response to elevated lead levels in abatement workers, several nonprofits are partnering to teach lead-safe work practices to contractors.

New shelter offers women a chance to leave life on the streets

Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Donald J. Hying leads friends and supporters of the Clare Community project in prayer at a celebration of the new women’s shelter.  (Photo by Karen Slattery)

Clare Community has opened a home for prostitutes and victims of sex trafficking while they transition to a new life.