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YMCA Community Development Corporation Begins its NIP Production Season

by Vince Bushell The Neighborhood Improvement Project (NIP) is a program directed towards low-income homeowners who are in need of housing repairs. This is a grant program under which applicants are screened and contractors are hired to repair code violations on neighborhood properties. Successful applicants will have their homes inspected by a Department of Neighborhood […]

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Partners to Sponsor Rehabilitation Effort in Harambee and Riverwest

Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC) in partnership with the Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services and Harambee Ombudsman Project and YMCA CDC — Riverwest are working to improve housing in our area. Harambee Ombudsman Project and YMCA CDC — Riverwest, in cooperation with the City of Milwaukee, are happy to announce Milwaukee’s newest Targeted Investment Neighborhood […]

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Redevelopment Authority Commission approves Commerce Street Housing Development

by Vince Bushell The Redevelopment Authority Commission held a meeting February 21 to discuss housing development along Commerce Street, adjacent to and below Kilbourn Park. This land is located south of North Avenue and slopes down to Commerce Street. Mike Wisniewski from the Department of City Development introduced the development projects to the Commissioners, pointing […]

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RNA Urges Jewel Osco to Sell Locally-Made Products

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss The Riverwest Neighborhood Association (RNA) has voted to move ahead on a covenant with Jewel Osco that asks the grocery store not to sell any individual bottles or cans of beer, fortified wines, half-pints of liquor, or blunts, among other things. The RNA position statement, crafted in response to Jewel Osco’s […]

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