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MILWAUKEE – The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) has announced that its proposed Section 3 Plan is available for public review and comment through Friday, January 2, 2015.
The Section 3 Plan can be downloaded at www.hacm.org and copies will also be available at any Housing Authority office open to the public, including its Community Services office at 650 W. Reservoir Ave., Hillside Family Resource Center at 1452 N. 7th Street, and Rent Assistance office at 5011 W. Lisbon Ave.
The Section 3 Plan defines the principles, policies and …
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By James H. Hall
President NAACP Milwaukee Branch
The question is often and repeatedly raised as to why joblessness and unemployment are so high in Milwaukee’s African American community, particularly as to African American males; why entrepreneurial opportunities for minorities here are documented as among the lowest in the nation; and why racial disparities here are among the greatest in the nation.
While there are many factors, the recent Federal review and findings regarding the Westlawn Project point to an important part of the answer.
These findings by the United States Department of Housing …
Financial education program helps families build assets for self-sufficiency
The “Make Your Money Talk” financial education course, offered by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) and the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation, celebrated a record number of graduates at a ceremony held June 24, 2012 at the Hillside Family Resource Center.
Make Your Money Talk is an intensive four-week course that teaches students the knowledge to manage their budgets, use credit wisely, and build savings. The program offers an Individual Development Account (IDA) component for HACM residents that matches …
With the theme “Bee All You Can Bee,” the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) hosted its 11th Annual Spelling Bee on Thursday, October 27th at the Hillside Family Resource Center. Fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders competed to demonstrate their spelling abilities, win prizes and claim the 1st place title.
The youth prepared for the competition for weeks through the programs of HACM and its partners, including the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center and the Pieper-Hillside Boys & Girls Club.
Radio personality Earl Ingram served as pronouncer and the judges …
Barbara Plouff, consultant for the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM), initially contacted Catherine Lottes, over a year and a half ago, with funding provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) and the Housing Authority, to initiate the public art piece, “Life’s Garden.” Tony Perez, HACM executive director, was instrumental in making a commitment to incorporating art as part of good design and good development.
Lottes invited the multifaceted visual artist, Evelyn Patricia Terry, to work with seniors from Lapham Park and youth from the Pieper-Hillside Boys and Girls …