Habitat for Humanity launches effort in Harambee neighborhood

Tray Ling

Joined by Mayor Tom Barrett and others, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity held a “raise the wall” event Wednesday at one of three homes the nonprofit is starting to build in the city’s Harambee neighborhood. The homes, located in the 3400 block of North 3rd Street, are part of an effort to […]

Joined by Mayor Tom Barrett and others, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity held a “raise the wall” event Wednesday at one of three homes the nonprofit is starting to build in the city’s Harambee neighborhood.

The homes, located in the 3400 block of North 3rd Street, are part of an effort to boost homeownership in the near north side neighborhood, where only 22% of residents own the homes they live in.

Habitat plans to construct 80 new homes over four years thanks to a $1 million gift from Bader Philanthropies, which several years ago spent $12 million to renovate a nearby building and moved its offices to the neighborhood.

RELATED: Interest in Milwaukee’s Habitat for Humanity homeownership program is surging, showing need for affordable housing

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