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Milwaukee County’s New Building to Help with Homelessness

Milwaukee County’s New Building

Milwaukee County is providing emergency housing for people experiencing homelessness through its Hillview Hall Rehabilitation Project. The three-story building, formerly a nursing home, has been awarded a substantial $3 million through the state’s Neighborhood Investment Fund.

A video tour of the building shows Friedens Food Pantry on the first and second floors, offering housing options for people experiencing homelessness. The project aims to help southeastern Wisconsinites by providing housing, education, and other services.

The renovation is ongoing, and it’s said that the second floor of the Hill View building has apartments that will house 27 people and families of Milwaukee’s homeless population.

“We are doing this because we want to become the healthiest county in the State of Wisconsin,” said the Milwaukee County Executive. Another spokesperson emphasized that there is a nationwide crisis of increased homelessness right now, and rehabilitation projects like these allow them to help stabilize the lives of the most vulnerable.

This is one of the 50 projects funded through the state’s Neighborhood Investment Fund, which has already spent $234 million on many projects that have helped communities recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hill View project is the county’s first emergency housing building and is expected to be completed by 2025.