Housing

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Why were the Mount Mary University pine trees cut down?

Published July 9, 2020

If, like me, you arere one of the folks that is blessed enough to be able to enjoy the lovely grounds of Mount Mary University along the Menomonee River Parkway on Milwaukee's far west side, you may have been surprised to see portion of it undergoing drastic change. Here's what's up.

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Hostel living during COVID-19

Published June 4, 2020

Like many small local businesses, Cream City Hostel is facing challenges during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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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.