Eviction rates are high in the city of Milwaukee, thus creating a situation where renting again is almost impossible. It is a false assumption that a person that is evicted is irresponsible, that is not always the case as it’s been reported That the average wage in the city is not conducive to maintaining a house hold.
There is no secret that the homeless population continues to grow in the city, but imagine being “evicted” from your tent because you live outside. The city of Milwaukee served the population known as “tent city” located under the interstate of 1-794 an “eviction” notice. The letter says they have till the 31st of October to move. One company wants to help by building “mini houses” for them to move in temporarily. Thomas family renovation and repair is petitioning all those who makes decisions to allow them to build them, to act as transitional housing. The Facebook post done by the company over the weekend , quickly went viral with people of all ages and backgrounds offering their support. “We just want to help, it kills me to see them out there during the winters also” a statement from Jonathan Burrell the company’s representative.
I was also told the company is willing to build a shelter if that is what it takes to provide more housing options.
An unfortunate situation to become homeless and mental heath is always a concern for the individuals who are homeless, I am told that they plan to collaborate with local organizations to make it a community of treatment.