Ald. Milele Coggs
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Workshops and key agencies on tap for tomorrow’s Housing Resource Fair

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs is inviting city residents to attend a housing resource fair tomorrow (Saturday, November 9) from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at LaFollette School, located at 3239 N. 9th St.

By - Nov 8th, 2013 04:16 pm

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs is inviting city residents to attend a housing resource fair tomorrow (Saturday, November 9) from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at LaFollette School, located at 3239 N. 9th St.

Sponsored by Alderwoman Coggs, in conjunction with the City of Milwaukee’s Neighborhood Improvement Development Corp., the event aims to help people facing foreclosure, or those who are in need of assistance when it comes to home financing, housing repair assistance and other home renovation issues.

“I hope residents will take advantage of the people, organizations and resources at the event,” Alderwoman Coggs said. “I am very much looking forward to engaging residents as they take part in the workshops and as they examine possible resources that can help fulfill their housing needs.”

Several key representatives from various organizations around the city will be on hand to answer questions and assist residents with home resources. A few workshops that will be available during the fair will include “Facing Foreclosure 101” at 10:30 a.m., “Home Repair Resources 101” at 11:30 a.m. and “How to Buy a City Property” at 1:00 p.m.

Organizations that have been invited and are expected to attend the resource fair include the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), Select Milwaukee, ACTS Housing, the Department of Neighborhood Services, Me2 Program, Safe & Sound, Realty Among Friends, Walters Home Inspection, City Real Estate, WestCare Wisconsin Harambee Community Center, Community Warehouse, Rebuilding Together Milwaukee, Office of the City Treasurer, US Bank, Marine Credit Union, Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC), Housing Resources Inc., Habitat for Humanity, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), City of Milwaukee Health Department, Career Youth Development, Social Development Commission and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council.

Residents are encouraged to contact Alderwoman Coggs’ office with any questions or concerns at mcoggs@milwaukee.gov or (414) 286-2994. Residents can also visit NIDC’s website at www.city.milwaukee.gov/NIDC for more information.

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