Bader Philanthropies, Inc. and Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity are hosting a launch event at 3459 N. 3rd (vacant lot) in the Harambee Neighborhood on Thursday, December 19, at 10 a.m. on the future sites of the new Harambee Neighborhood Revitalization Project. (A heated tent will be at the event).The community project, a few of the future sites, as well as large 4’X4’ signs illustrating the need in the community will be unveiled during the event.
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
For the second year, Northwestern Mutual is partnering with Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity for Rock the Block volunteer events to engage Milwaukee neighborhood residents in beautification and improvement projects. The first of these events will take place on Saturday, May 18 in the Amani neighborhood.
Brian Sonderman, executive director, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, will kick off the event with opening remarks alongside representatives from the Dominican Center and the Amani neighborhood. The Milwaukee Bucks’ mascot, Bango, will also be onsite for the opening remarks.
On the same day, Metcalfe Park Community Bridges will be hosting its eighth annual Bloom and Groom flower sale and resource fair, another event focused on neighborhood beautification and community building. Metcalfe Park residents can purchase affordable plants and flowers, as well as receive resources on family and youth activities, jobs and home ownership.
• Northwestern Mutual and Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity volunteers• Brian Sonderman, executive director, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity• Bango, mascot, Milwaukee Bucks
Amani neighborhood residents, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and Northwestern Mutual volunteers engaged in a day-long event of beautification projects.
Saturday, May 18 10:45 a.m.
2900 N. 26th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53206
Parking is recommended for either the 2800 or 3000 blocks of N. 26th Street.
Since 2013, Northwestern Mutual has invested in the Amani, Metcalfe Park and Muskego Way neighborhoods in Milwaukee, supporting nonprofits focused on fostering safe neighborhoods, healthy and thriving youth, strong families and quality education. This Rock the Block event is part of a comprehensive strategy to address the critical need for quality and affordable housing in the Amani neighborhood. The goal is to ensure existing residents are the primary beneficiaries of a newly rehabilitated housing supply in order to contribute to building safe neighborhoods.
After working to repair and build new homes near Washington Park since
2013, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity has announced an ambitious initiative to
build, rehab and repair 100 homes in the Midtown neighborhood over the next
According to Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II the Midtown 100 project
will include building 65 new homes, rehabilitating 15 homes and completing
critical repairs on 20 homes, which will allow current residents to remain in their
homes. Milwaukee Habitat has said it will invest $10.3 million in the
neighborhood over the course of the initiative, which will allow the organization to
serve the most families per year in its 34-year history.
The Midtown efforts will take place in the area from North Avenue to
Lisbon Avenue and from 30th to 25th Streets.
“Midtown 100 combats our city’s affordable housing crisis by building the
highest concentration of affordable single-family homes in Milwaukee since
WWII,” Alderman Stamper said. “Milwaukee Habitat will utilize its innovative
partnerships with community-focused organizations to dramatically increase
homeownership opportunities while helping current residents stay in their homes.
I want to thank Habitat its partners for this incredibly valuable initiative in my
Alderman Stamper said Milwaukee Habitat is reporting positive outcomes from
its efforts in the Washington Park neighborhood since 2013, including a 48% decrease in
violent crime on the blocks that have been revitalized and a nearly 20% increase in
residents who say they feel like they are part of the neighborhood.