Housing

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Urban spelunking: Acts Housing / former St. Michael's convent

Published June 2, 2020

You can see the soaring St. Michael's Catholic Church steeple - the second-tallest in town - from everywhere in its West Side neighborhood. But get close and at least as striking as the church is the 1885 former convent at 2414 W. Vliet St., now home to Acts Housing.

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Westlawn Gardens comes to life

Published June 9, 2019

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, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Block Build MKE repairs 30 homes on one block in Clarke Square

Published May 28, 2017

Block Build MKE, an extension of Revitalize Milwaukee, brought together dozens of local sponsors and more than 400 volunteers on a recent weekend to revitalize 30 homes on one block in Clarke Square, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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A focus on community persists at Milwaukee Christian Center

Published Feb. 22, 2017

The mission of the Milwaukee Christian Center, which has existed for 95 years on Milwaukee's South Side, is to improve struggling communities by helping to lift people out of poverty, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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$2 million neighborhood improvement grant will help Sherman Park

Published Nov. 22, 2016

The Common Council approved legislation that will enable the City of Milwaukee to use up to $2 million in grant funding from the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions for the demolition, deconstruction and rehabilitation of blighted properties.

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Soldiers Home buildings to be converted into apartments

Published Aug. 4, 2016

The Alexander Company and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee announced today that it will lead a team of local organizations to rehabilitate and restore six buildings at the Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home, a National Historic Landmark District.