2020 Dr. James G. White 6th District Difference Makers Awards
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2020 Dr. James G. White 6th District Difference Makers Awards. The awards honor individuals and groups that work diligently to improve and strengthen the quality of life for themselves, their neighborhood and the City of Milwaukee.
Nominate someone today! Submissions are being accepted through Friday, January 8th, 2021.
ARCH Loan Program
The ARCH Loan Program provides matching loans of up to $25,000 to buyers of City-owned tax foreclosed properties that will be used for art related uses or as community resources centers. Examples of eligible uses include an art studio, artist gallery space, community resource hub (space for community meetings, classes or where information is available about community resources).
Both residential, new construction on vacant land and mixed-use commercial properties are eligible for the program.
Download an Application
Apply Online for City Boards and Commissions
Residents can apply online to quickly and easily place their names in nomination for appointments to serve on city boards and commissions.
Alderwoman Coggs encourages residents to get involved and consider submitting their name for consideration using the new options. “The public deserves a nomination system that is more accessible and transparent, and one that will include potential board and commission candidates from across the entire city,” she said. “Residents who want to become more civically active and involved should take advantage of this new process.”
Fair Housing Council
Do you think you might lose your home? You are not alone.
For legitimate, free assistance, contact a housing counselor with a nonprofit agency that is a member of Take Root Milwaukee at 414-921-4149 or takerootmilwaukee.org). Nonprofit counselors will provide you with professional assistance – at no cost to you. If you suspect that you have become the victim of a mortgage rescue scam, or if you have experienced discrimination in any aspect of the housing market, please call the Metro Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, a nonprofit agency that will help you – for free! Call the Fair Housing Council at 414-278-1240.