Category Archives: News

2015

The Milwaukee Continuum of Care hosted it’s sixth annual Project Homeless Connect event. The event was held on October 22, 2015, from 10 AM to 5 PM at Marquette’s Alumni Memorial Union and served over 500 guests and had over 400 volunteers. The services provided were haircuts, dental screenings, winter coats, agency resources, professional portraits and more.

We are grateful to our sponsors, supporters and volunteers who gave their time and effort to make this event possible. Your contribution helped to better serve our community needs and we cannot thank you enough! A big thank you to the following:

AT&T
The Salvation Army
Milwaukee County-Housing Division
The Marcus Corporation
Starbucks Coffee Company
The City of Milwaukee
Community Development Grants Administration
MHS Health Wisconsin
Rockwell Automation
The ROS Foundation
MillerCoors
Milwaukee Continuum of Care
Marquette University
Journal Communications
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Front Room Photography
Milwaukee Portrait Project
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha Co.

Again, thank you to those who contributed to this year’s Project Homeless Connect

If you missed out, don’t worry you can watch a video here or  participate in next year’s Project Homeless Connect 2016 by emailing Rafael Acevedo, racevedo@milwaukee.gov, if interested! thank you!

What Happens When Rental Properties Foreclose and Work is Still Needed?

The Chicago Tribune recently ran an article about rental properties that are already in disrepair, crumbling while moving through foreclosure.  In the article, by Samantha Gross, it details individuals that are forced to live in unfathomable conditions because no one will take the responsibility for long awaited repairs. Check out: NYC tenants living amid mold, decay demand bank take on repairs for defaulted properties.

Ending Homelessness: An Editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

With a brief reference to the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, this editorial explores the moral responsibility for the homeless population. Ending Homelessness also pulls facts from the 2009 Point in Time survey and gives different reasons for homelessness. Lastly, this piece is a reminder that the 10 Year Plan goes before the Health and Human Needs and Economic Development committees in the next week, and the Common Council later this month!

10 Year Plan Kick-Off Event and Planning Day!

10 Year Plan Kick-Off Event

On Monday, February 22nd, 2010, the Milwaukee Continuum of Care held our annual planning day. This year we released our 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. With over 80 people in attendance, Supervisor Peggy West delivered the opening remarks and Congresswoman Gwen Moore gave the keynote address over lunch. The excitement in the room was visible and everyone left energized to move forward and implement the plan to end homelessness!