Developers turn historic Harambee building into affordable housing

Developers turn historic Harambee building into affordable housing

July 21, 2014
Architectural development company Utopia 136 will open its second multi-family building in Harambee on Aug. 1.

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Housing authority marks two decades of homeownership program

Housing authority marks two decades of homeownership program

July 18, 2014
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.

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Painting with Purpose gives foreclosed properties a new look

Painting with Purpose gives foreclosed properties a new look

July 3, 2014
Volunteers for Painting with Purpose plan to decorate 40 boarded-up houses in the Amani neighborhood to help decrease theft.

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Young women find safety, support, skills at Lissy’s Place

Young women find safety, support, skills at Lissy’s Place

June 9, 2014
A transitional-living facility for homeless women offers private rooms and homey communal spaces near the Sherman Park neighborhood. Residents can stay for up to two years.

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Applications now being accepted for real estate training program

Applications now being accepted for real estate training program

June 6, 2014
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.

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Homeless advocates applaud new housing development focused on families

Homeless advocates applaud new housing development focused on families

June 4, 2014
More than 100 children whose families have been homeless reside at Maskani Place, a new 37-unit building complete with a playground.

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

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

May 30, 2014
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.

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YouthBuild celebrates completion of its 12th house in Milwaukee

YouthBuild celebrates completion of its 12th house in Milwaukee

May 27, 2014
Milwaukee Christian Center’s YouthBuild program builds homes for low-income people and launches careers for participants.

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Milwaukee groups partner to reduce worker exposure to lead paint

Milwaukee groups partner to reduce worker exposure to lead paint

May 23, 2014
In response to elevated lead levels in abatement workers, several nonprofits are partnering to teach lead-safe work practices to contractors.

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

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

May 7, 2014
Clare Community has opened a home for prostitutes and victims of sex trafficking while they transition to a new life.

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