Making homes safe and warm

SDC Residential Services staff shows residents how to save energy costs for a water heater at an Energy Demonstration at Clarke Square Park in 2011.

Milwaukee residents will learn about how to make their homes safe and comfortable for the coming winter season. The Social Development Commission (SDC) Residential Services Program is coordinating an outreach day to share those valuable resources.

Residents are invited to the free Energy Conservation and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Demonstrations Saturday, October 13 from noon until 4 pm at Journey House at 2110 W. Scott Street on Milwaukee’s Southside. The day will feature bi-lingual presentations on a new SDC program that helps detect and abate lead in homes with children present, energy saving tips, insulation, pest management, and the importance of property maintenance.

The Energy Conservation and Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention sessions are part of ongoing efforts by SDC’s Residential Services to assist residents live in safer and more energy efficient homes.

For more information on those programs, visit the program’s homepage on the SDC website at or call 414-344-9010.