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The Housing Authority offers over 4,000 affordable apartments and homes dedicated to low-income families, seniors and disabled adults in the city of Milwaukee. Learn more about our housing options.

Waiting List for Family Housing: Closed
Learn more about family housing by visiting the Family Housing page.

Waiting List for Senior and Adult Disabled Housing: Open

Requirements: Seniors 50+ and/or disabled adults

Learn more about income requirements and the application process by visiting the Senior and Adult Disabled Housing page.

Westlawn Gardens may have other affordable housing opportunities.  Please visit the management company, Friends of Housing Corporation, to learn about other housing options. 

Property Description
The award-winning Westlawn Gardens is a new neighborhood at the cutting edge of urban development. Westlawn Gardens includes two stunning mid-rise buildings, one available for ages 18 and up and one to accommodate seniors only. Each mid-rise contains 47 spacious 1-bedroom apartments that are furnished with a range, refrigerator, microwave, patio or balcony, and utilities are included. There are 20 1-bedroom units available in the east mid-rise to the general public.  These contemporary mid-rises also offer laundry facilities on each floor, an exercise room, a computer room and a community room for residents to enjoy. The community room can also be leased out for small parties and events when available.

In addition to the mid-rises, Westlawn Gardens offers many beautiful and vibrant side-by-side townhomes with various layouts and styles that range from 2 to 5 bedrooms. Layouts include ranch style, 2-and 3-story townhomes, and single family homes that will make the place you call home unique to you and your family.  These spacious townhomes are equipped with a range, refrigerator, central air, convenient parking and your very own basement.

In addition to offering modern and energy-efficient housing, Westlawn Gardens is a neighborhood focused on health, sustainability and community connections. Walking paths take residents to community gardens, a playground and informal playing fields that run along Lincoln Creek.  Residents can be proud of Westlawn Gardens’ world leadership in environmentally sustainable design. With its abundant green space, LED-lighted street lamps, energy efficient buildings, and high-tech storm water system, Westlawn Gardens was named one of the world’s most eco-friendly neighborhoods in the world by the U.S. Green Building Council.  The design

Westlawn is serviced by the MPS school district, with approximately four elementary and middle schools within a one mile radius. The Silver Spring Neighborhood Center is located in the heart of Westlawn and serves the community many programs, including teen programming, early childhood education and transitional job training. Westlawn Gardens residents enjoy the Milwaukee Public Library’s MPL Express at Silver Spring, which is the Midwest’s first vending library that offers reading and other materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The neighborhood is also connected to at least three major bus lines for your convenience.

Amenities

  • 24/7 Public Safety team
  • Stove, refrigerator and microwave included
  • Central air conditioning
  • Off-street parking
  • Resident organization

Neighborhood Amenities

  • Public transportation
  • Community/neighborhood center
  • Park nearby
  • Restaurants
  • K-12 within walking distance
  • Public library
  • Computer center

Learn more about one of the neighborhood's great assets, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, in this video profile from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service:

 

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