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HACM YouthBuild-WeSavedThisHouseBuilding Lives While Building Up the Community
HACM’s YouthBuild program provides young adults the skills to find employment in the busy local construction industry, while also giving them the opportunity to rehab homes that can be put into the affordable rental market for low-income families. 

“This is a great new start to my life and career,” said YouthBuilder Harvey Young. “I like to draw, and construction ties my art together with building things. I want to start my own business someday because of this program.”

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Jerrina McBride and sons
FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE
From Paycheck to Paycheck to Homeownership: Residents Overcome Tight Budgets to Achieve Independence
Milwaukee resident Jerrina McBride knows what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck. But as a graduate of the "Make Your Money Talk" program, she's also learned a very real benefit of saving. She used the program to achieve her dream of owning a home. Learn more...

 


EDUCATION
HACM's Education Initiative Keeps Kids In School and Helps Them Graduate

With a 92% graduation rate among its high school seniors, HACM's Education Initiative is a nationally-recognized success.  Learn more about the Education Initiative in the video below from the ReThink Housing campaign.



Rodney June at Veterans Manor
VETERAN HOMELESSNESS
Serving Those Who Have Served Our Nation
When soldiers, sailors, pilots and Marines leave the military, some of them also need a little assistance transitioning back into civilian living. In Milwaukee they might find that help through programs that are offered by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM), in partnership with the Veterans Administration (VA) and Milwaukee non-profits. Read on...

 


Westlawn Gardens by Brian Tomaino
GREEN DESIGN FOR ALL
HACM has made sustainable design a standard operating procedure

For more than a decade, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) has redeveloped older buildings to increase their energy efficiency and developed new buildings and neighborhoods that push at the boundaries of sustainability standards. With each succeeding development project, HACM has built upon its past experience to refine its design practices and broaden their impact. Read on...