Resource Overview

The Choice Neighborhood Initiative is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our residents, employees, and community partners as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19. Check out our list of resources and changes to resource delivery during these unprecedented times. This list is being updated regularly, but information can change quickly. It is recommended to reach out to these resources before you go to verify they are still open. All nonessential travel should be limited at this time.

Westlawn Choice Neighborhood is part of the national Best Babies Zone Initiative, a network of nine neighborhoods across the country working to improve healthy birth outcomes and reduce racial disparities in infant mortality. Supported by a national team of advisors, each neighborhood is developing its own local strategy to ensure every baby survives and thrives. 

The Milwaukee Choice Neighborhood Revolving Loan fund is a small business loan fund administered by WWBIC to create opportunities and increase local incomes through the support of small businesses located in the Choice Neighborhood boundaries.

The Northwest Fresh Food Access Council 

was formed to support the community’s ability to harness its own consumer power to create a self-sustaining and community-driven market for fresh food. The council uses the Westlawn Garden community leaders and partners to develop with the power to access, use, and share fresh food and wellness resources.

Westlawn Choice Neighborhood is proud to welcome Black Business Boost to the community! This initiative will provide 100 black business owners and entrepreneurs in Milwaukee with access to key supportive services to start, strengthen or expand their business ventures. 

The Façade, Lanscaping, and Signage Grants program provides up to 80% in reimbursements for eligible costs. HUD matching funds through the critical community improvements plan and Havenwoods Economic Development Corp. (HEDC) may be available.

Learn about the wonderful assets and resources offered in the neighborhood. There is a variety of education facilities, businesses, services, and public spaces to explore.