New Facility for the Homeless Opens in Milwaukee
The project to restore this historic building is the result of a unique partnership among HUD, the Veterans Administration, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, and two nonprofit agencies. The Housing Authority entered into an agreement with the VA Medical Center to rehab the 10,635 square foot building to provide housing for homeless men, with priority placement for veterans.
The Veterans Administration worked with HUD to get necessary waivers and approvals so that McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance could be used to support the facility. The Wisconsin State Historical Society reviewed the Housing Authority's design plans to assure the preservation of the historical nature of the building.
The Housing Authority spent $500,000 from their program reserves for renovation costs and will receive $ 572,000 of Section 8 rental assistance from HUD over a 10-year period. Hope House, which operates other HUD funded homeless programs, will receive a $92,000 grant from HUD to provide supportive services for the residents, and the property will be managed by the Friends of Housing Corporation.
|Content Archived: July 27, 2011|