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December 20, 2018

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) have completed a four-year Voluntary Compliance Agreement with recognition that HACM has greatly exceeded goals for the Section 3 program that provides...

November 28, 2018

Westlawn Gardens and the Choice Neighborhood Initiative welcomed several groups of visitors to the neighborhood this month. Among the visitors, classes from Ripon College and Marquette University stopped by to learn about housing and urban policy, and colleagues from M...

November 17, 2018

Residents and thousands of drivers who pass Westlawn Gardens daily have been witness to a dramatic transformation as acres of land have been cleared and new housing has started construction. Victory Manor, which will offer 60 1-bedroom apartments at N. 68th and W. Silv...

September 22, 2018

Historic Milwaukee's popular annual "Doors Open" tours of city landmarks came to Milwaukee's Northwest Side with a visit to Westlawn Gardens on September 22. Starting in the community gardens, participants enjoyed a walking tour of many of the highlights of the neighbo...

August 1, 2018

Westlawn Gardens and all public housing across the nation are now smoke-free following a rule implemented nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on July 30.  To celebrate the change, the American Lung Association hosted a national press conf...

May 31, 2018

Westlawn Gardens was recently featured in a radio tour on Milwaukee Public Radio's Lake Effect to highlight unique features of the neighborhood and to promote Jane's Walk MKE. Jane's Walk is a movement based on the inclusive, community-driven neighborhoods approach cha...

April 1, 2018

April marks the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, which prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, or financing of a house. Initially, the act banned discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, and it was later amended to include...

March 31, 2018

Westlawn Gardens has been named the winner of the 2018 HUD Secretary's Opportunity & Empowerment Award by the American Planning Association (APA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). One of the highest honors in the planning profession, the a...

October 26, 2017

Did you hear? Work on Westlawn Gardens is continuing to ramp up! Learn more about the various projects in this article from the Daily Reporter.

September 2, 2017

Members of the CNI Educational Leadership team recently attended a Housing and Education Summit hosted by the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) in Washington, DC. The Summit brought together over 135 attendees, and examined ways to strengthen cross-se...

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Westlawn Gardens Receives National Planning Award

March 31, 2018

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