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    HACM’s Westlawn Gardens Receives Prestigious National Planning Award

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the American Planning Association (APA) announced today that Westlawn Gardens will receive the HUD Secretary’s Opportunity & Empowerment Award, one of the highest recognitions in the planning profession.

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    HUD Awards $1.3 Million Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant for Near West Side

    HUD awarded $1.3 million to Marquette University and Near West Side Partners to create comprehensive, homegrown plans to revitalize HUD-assisted College Court and transform the Near West Side community in Milwaukee.

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    HUD Awards $250,000 to HACM for Emergency & Security Improvements

    The funds will provide security camera systems for the Hillside, Parklawn, and Westlawn Garden developments.

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    At Promise Graduates & Guests Enjoy an Inspirational Celebration

    Family, friends, and soon-to-be co-workers gathered at Hillside Family Resource Center the evening of August 23 to celebrate HACM’s latest At Promise Resident Training Program graduates.

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    In Memoriam: Senator John McCain

    The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee honors the memory of United States Senator John McCain, who passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018.

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    Choice Neighborhood Plan for Holton Terrace

    Learn more about the proposed Choice Neighborhood plan that will revitalize the Holton Terrace public housing development and help catalyze critical improvements to the surrounding Harambee neighborhood.

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    Public Housing Nationwide Goes Smoke-Free

    As the result of a new policy established by HUD, all public housing in the US is now smoke-free. The policy went into effect July 30 although HACM implemented it July 1. This rule will protect close to two million Americans nationwide from being exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes.

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    Cherry Street Community Garden Hosts Wedding

    Rick Roszkowski and Lisa Eichler, recently said “I do” at the Cherry Street Community Garden where they have been volunteering since they initially designed the garden seven years ago.

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    Murals Bring Hope to Westlawn Community Garden

    There was a buzz in the air as the youth proudly unveiled the new public art on June 24.

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    PNC CEO visits Westlawn Gardens

    The visit provided an opportunity for Bill Demchak to see firsthand the impact of PNC Real Estate’s investment in Westlawn Gardens through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program and to discuss best practices for neighborhood redevelopment.

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    HUD Awards HACM $2.3 Million for Jobs Program at Hillside Terrace

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $2.3 million to the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) to implement HUD’s Jobs Plus Initiative at HACM’s Hillside Terrace public housing development.

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    HACM Annual Meeting Shows HOUSING IS the Foundation for a Better Life

    HACM welcomed over 200 people to its annual meeting where it emphasized that HOUSING IS the platform from which to build a better quality of life and to foster strong, resilient communities.

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    Youth & Families Gather to Celebrate Educational Success

    Created in 2005, HACM’s Education Initiative addresses issues of low attendance and graduation rates in school. The innovative program involves families in the process and works to cultivate the “it takes a village” approach to educating and developing youth.

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    Community Baby Shower Shares Child Rearing Best Practices

    From the proper way to install and use car seats to the importance of a calm home, families had the ability to learn about everything that comes with raising a child. The event also gave families the opportunity to take home necessary items such as diapers, baby bottles, and Baby Boxes.

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    Financial Education Partnership Helps Participants Build a Better Life

    Learn more about taking control of your finances, setting goals, and saving for a stronger future.

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    Local HUD Representatives Tour HACM Developments

    Representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s local office witnessed HACM’s mission in action. Shirley Wong, Wisconsin Public Housing Director, and Dee Schultz, Portfolio Management Specialist, spent the morning touring several of HACM’s developments and neighborhoods.

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    Be an Advocate for an Improved Bus System

    MCTS NEXT is an initiative to provide faster service with more connections and increased accessibility. Five public meetings will kick off this multi-year project. Make your voice heard by attending one of the meetings.

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    Restored Bells of Milwaukee Installed at HACM’s Convent Hill

    Thanks to the efforts of The Bells of Milwaukee and donations from the Argosy Foundation, Herbert H. Kohl Charities, and an award from the Public Art Conversation Fund of the City of Milwaukee Arts Board, the bells on display at HACM’s Convent Hill property have been refurbished and reinstalled.

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    HACM B2GNow and LCP Tracker Training Sessions

    The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee is hosting B2GNow and LCP Tracker training. Please join us in person for the training sessions to learn more about these processes and ask HACM specific questions.

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    Community Baby Shower Donation Drive

    The Housing Authority id hosting a donation drive to collect items for the Baby Boxes. Please consider donating items from the wish list to help support healthy, happy lives for babies in our community. The drive will run from Monday, May 7 through Friday, June 8.