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WHEDA Awards Five Milwaukee Projects $3.3 Million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch today announced the award of more than $13.6 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) to fund affordable housing developments across Wisconsin.  The tax credits, which are distributed by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), will move forward 26 developments that will create 1,367 units of affordable rental housing.

WHEDA partners with Milwaukee agencies for home buyer counseling, property repair and rehabilitation assessments

The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) is partnering with four Milwaukee-based nonprofit agencies to offer home buyer counseling, property repair and rehabilitation assessments as well as general contracting coordination. Services will be available in six Milwaukee neighborhoods.

Beloit's Hendricks Commercial scouts site for first downtown Milwaukee area project

A Beloit real estate firm affiliated with the Hendricks family of ABC Supply Co. fame is in talks to buy land in the Walker's Point neighborhood for what would be its first development in the downtown Milwaukee area, the Milwaukee Business Journal has learned.

Updated Menomonee Valley plan calls for rezoning for home décor district

Part of Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley would be rezoned to encourage more commercial uses under a proposal endorsed Tuesday, but one Common Council member said that area also should include supportive housing.

Health center moves into larger, more efficient space in old Goldmann’s store

The grand staircase and the creaky wooden floors of the Goldmann's Department Store were a source of warm familiarity for generations of Milwaukeeans on the city's South Side until the department store closed about a decade ago.

Now restored, the staircase leads to another community treasure: the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center. The building at 930 W. Historic Mitchell Street, once home to the all-inclusive department store, now houses the all-inclusive community health center, which moved from its former location a block west about a month ago.

For City of Milwaukee, Today's Temp Job is Tomorrow's Career

Joe enrolled in Transform Milwaukee Jobs in April 2015. A continuation of a statewide initiative launched in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Milwaukee program was one of many "demonstration projects" the stimulus bill funded that are considered transitional jobs programs.

Transform Milwaukee Website Wins American Advertising Award

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Governor Scott Walker Attends the Water Council’s Small Business Forward Initiative Announcement

Milwaukee - Governor Scott Walker joined the announcement of the partnership between The Water Council and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to invest a grant of $225,000 in water technology with the help of the Small Business Forward initiative.

Governor Scott Walker Announces $900,000 in State Grants for Energy Innovation Center in Milwaukee

Milwaukee - Governor Scott Walker today announced that the State of Wisconsin is providing more than $900,000 in grants to support the new Energy Innovation Center in Milwaukee, a facility expected to solidify the region's role as leader in the energy, power, and control industry.

Resources Available to Help Alleviate the Propane Crisis

In a response to the ongoing propane crisis, the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) is making it easier for small businesses to obtain fuel.