The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) was the recipient of the 2018 Governor's Financial Literacy Award. Governor Tony Evers and his wife, Kathy, presented the award to HACM Case Manager Nannette Ray (left) and former Westlawn Resident Alysia Mullins, who utilized the HACM/WWBIC financial literacy program to purchase a home and pay for school. Over 2,400 others have also graduated from the Make Your Money Talk Financial Empowerment series, and over 350 graduat
Ultimate Farm Collaborative, a new business venture, is coming to the Choice Neighborhood at the location that used to be home to Growing Power. The business will seek to empower farmers to grow food on the land, host events, and potentially open up a coffee shop and music venue. For more information, check out the Journal Sentinel's article on the business here.
The community gardens at Westlawn Gardens will open soon, and everyone is invited to grow with their community! A nominal $10 fee is requested for use of each 4' x 8' garden plot for the entire growing season (let us know if this is a financial hardship). One of the great features of the gardens is the availability of water spigots throughout the garden area, making watering very easy. Gardening tools and assistance from the garden manager are also available. Contact Delicia
The Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) and partners offer unique resources to help businesses grow within the CNI boundaries (N. Sherman Blvd. west to N. 76th Street and W. Villard Avenue north to W. Mill Road). The resources include a Revolving Loan Fund for start-up and existing businesses that provides up to $250,000 for start-up capital, inventory and equipment, business expansion, working capital and business support. Learn more here.
CNI also offers Commercial Exter