Home improvement fair draws a crowd of eager homeowners

Home improvement fair draws a crowd of eager homeowners

April 3, 2014
More than 200 homeowners attended Layton Boulevard West Neighbors Home Improvement Fair where they learned about low-interest loans and matching grants for home upgrades.

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Westlawn Gardens ‘building block’ to revitalize northwest side

Westlawn Gardens ‘building block’ to revitalize northwest side

April 1, 2014
Westlawn Gardens, which replaced half of the old Westlawn public housing complex, is a MANDI finalist for its unique design and environmental features. Though it’s been open less than a year, the project is changing how people view the city’s northwest side.

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United Methodist Children’s Services works to de-stigmatize poverty

United Methodist Children’s Services works to de-stigmatize poverty

March 27, 2014
MANDI nominee United Methodist Children’s Services finds its calling working with low-income families.

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Renters move in to vacant properties through ‘Rent to Own Homes’ project

Renters move in to vacant properties through ‘Rent to Own Homes’ project

March 14, 2014
Nearly a dozen renters have moved into foreclosed homes that are part of the Rent to Own Homes program in the Layton Boulevard West neighborhood. The project is a finalist for a MANDI.

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City hopes to turn vacant lots to garden plots

City hopes to turn vacant lots to garden plots

February 13, 2014
City officials and community groups are working together to transform the growing number of foreclosed properties and vacant lots into community garden spaces.

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New lending program joins fight to revive foreclosed homes

New lending program joins fight to revive foreclosed homes

February 7, 2014
PyraMax Bank, Milwaukee’s Department of City Development and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) are or will be offering financial assistance to renovate foreclosed homes.

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MPD outreach team helps care for, count the homeless

MPD outreach team helps care for, count the homeless

February 6, 2014
The semi-annual count of homeless people helps city agencies that serve them get federal funding and glean a better understanding of the effectiveness of efforts to reduce homelessness.

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‘Replicable’ matching grant programs inspire residents to improve their homes

‘Replicable’ matching grant programs inspire residents to improve their homes

January 27, 2014
Small matching grant programs are inspiring residents of Layton Boulevard West to stop putting off home improvement projects.

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Landlord alliances strengthen city neighborhoods

Landlord alliances strengthen city neighborhoods

January 17, 2014
Landlord compacts in the Washington Park area are helping owners of rental properties come together to share resources and abate problems that typically plague central city neighborhoods.

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Renovation of foreclosed duplex results in ‘net energy bill of zero’

Renovation of foreclosed duplex results in ‘net energy bill of zero’

January 16, 2014
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors has transformed a vacant foreclosed duplex on the South Side to single-family home that produces as much energy as it uses.

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