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By Karen Stokes
Courtesy of the Neighborhood News Service
Washington Park residents want solutions to the prostitution problem in their neighborhood.
Residents said they have witnessed prostitution, violence and drug trafficking and are concerned for themselves and their families, especially when the activities are taking place around nearby schools.
At a community safety meeting sponsored by Washington Park Partners, approximately 30 residents, members of the Milwaukee Police Department District 3, a Milwaukee County prosecutor and community organizations gathered to address what they believe is a serious issue.
The meeting took place at United Methodist Children’s …
For the last 29 years, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity has been building homes with low-income families.
This month, the organization takes on a new challenge: renovating a dilapidated foreclosed property into a decent home.
On Thursday, Nov 14, Mayor Tom Barrett signed the deed to the home at 1321 North 36th Street over to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, and the organization began demolition work on its first rehab project in over a decade.
This property is located across from five homes Habitat built in 2005 on the same street.
Habitat’s goal is to help …
In response to the fatal shooting earlier this week in Washington Park, Milwaukee County Supervisor Russell Stamper II said, “I am deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragic event and send my condolences to the family of 17 year- old Daniel Gardner. I will work to the best of my ability to increase and promote safety, anti-drug activity and crime prevention in my district and across the County. I will also work to promote neighborhood safety and to strengthen positive community partnerships.”
He continued, “Washington Park remains a great place for family and …
Provided by the Milwaukee County Department on Aging
A recent report published by the Associated Press lists Milwaukee County as the second least healthiest county in Wisconsin, finishing at number 71 of the 72 counties.
The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the rankings on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The groups ranked the counties based on 25 factors that influence health.
Some factors include rates of smoking, obesity levels, and access to medical care. The ranking system is based on a model of population health that …
By Andrea Waxman
Neighborhood News Service
As ACTS Housing Specialist Blia Cha drew a red ticket and called out the number, a small group of potential homeowners standing in front of her display table leaned forward expectantly and studied their tickets. At stake was their ranking on a list of hopeful buyers vying for the chance to purchase a $3,500 home in the Washington Park neighborhood.
To be eligible to buy one of the three foreclosed homes for sale at this low price, a buyer must agree to rehabilitate the house and live …
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Milwaukee residents are invited to a free Employment, Training and Education Expo at the Washington Park Senior Center. The free event is being sponsored by 5th District County Supervisor Russell Stamper II, the Social Development Commission, and Kaplan University. The expo will be held Thursday, October 25 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Washington Park Senior Center located at 4420 W. Vliet Street. A number of vendors who will offer job, training and educational opportunities will be in attendance. Residents are urged to come to the Expo dressed …
Milwaukee County Supervisor Russell W. Stamper II was proud to be on hand Monday as Habitat for Humanity kicked off construction of its 500th home in Milwaukee, located at 2228 N. 40th Street in the 5th Supervisory District.
“I’d like to extend a big thanks to Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo for reaching this milestone of 500 homes built or rehabbed in Milwaukee. Home ownership promotes a sense of pride and community commitment,” Supervisor Stamper said. “This is consistent with my goal of ensuring affordable and sustainable home ownership. I …
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Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity announced today that Wells Fargo would be the lead sponsor of its 500th home build, which will begin construction Monday, June 18. The 500th build will kick off a June ‘Blitz’ week during which Milwaukee Habitat staff and volunteers –including more than 100 from Wells Fargo — will be completing rough framing for seven homes on North 39th and 40th Streets in Milwaukee’s Washington Park neighborhood.
“Milwaukee Habitat and Wells Fargo share a vital goal – to make sure affordable and sustainable homeownership is available to area …
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Grant supports community redevelopment programming
State Farm Insurance is pleased to announce a $325,000 grant to LISC Milwaukee, a leading expert in achieving long-term neighborhood revitalization. LISC is known for mobilizing residents and optimizing resources to produce sustainable urban communities. State Farm’s grant will support Main Street Milwaukee, community safety and education programming, as well as provide continued support for the organization’s annual MANDI awards for neighborhood development.
“With thousands of agents across North America, State Farm has a major stake in building stronger, safer, better educated communities,” said Elizabeth Tharp, State …