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Joaquín Altoro

Joaquín Altoro, executive director of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

Formerly Vice President of Lending at Town Bank.

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Customer and community feedback leads to tax credit plan improvements
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Customer and community feedback leads to tax credit plan improvements

New emphasis on developer diversity, community sustainability, rural housing

WHEDA Foundation now accepting housing grant applications
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WHEDA Foundation now accepting housing grant applications

$1 million available for emergency and extremely low-income housing

$16.7 million Dividends for Wisconsin Plan equals impact
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$16.7 million Dividends for Wisconsin Plan equals impact

Funds set for rural workforce housing pilot, economic development initiatives

Plats and Parcels: Huge Affordable Housing Project for 32nd and Center
Plats and Parcels

Huge Affordable Housing Project for 32nd and Center

Developer Que El-Amin is moving forward on The Community Within The Corridor.

WHEDA seeks projects for National Housing Trust Funds
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WHEDA seeks projects for National Housing Trust Funds

Funds support creation of extremely low-income housing

WHEDA issues $100 million in single family bonding
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WHEDA issues $100 million in single family bonding

Funding to expand home ownership opportunities in Wisconsin

Eyes on Milwaukee: $6.9 Million Won for 317 Affordable Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

$6.9 Million Won for 317 Affordable Apartments

7 city projects win WHEDA funding that will leverage millions more private dollars.

WHEDA awarded $3,375,000 from Capital Magnet Fund
WHEDA issues $140 million housing revenue bond
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WHEDA issues $140 million housing revenue bond

Capital to help advance 931 units of affordable and workforce housing in Wisconsin

Statewide demand for affordable housing tax credits outstrips federal allocation
WHEDA CEO Altoro gains national honors with two new advisory roles
WHEDA Foundation Awards More Than $1 Million in Grants For Emergency and Extremely Low-Income Housing
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WHEDA Foundation Awards More Than $1 Million in Grants For Emergency and Extremely Low-Income Housing

From Superior to Beloit and Green Bay to Richland Center, 41 organizations around Wisconsin will share $1 million in grants from the WHEDA Foundation as they work to provide emergency shelter, transitional residences and extremely low-income housing.

WHEDA’s David Rouse earns lifetime achievement award from Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association

Contribution to JoCasta Zamarripa of $125

WHEDA’s David Rouse earns lifetime achievement award from Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association
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WHEDA’s David Rouse earns lifetime achievement award from Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association

The award, presented at the mortgage bankers’ recent Best in Business banquet, recognizes Rouse’s achievements in a career featuring leadership roles in both the public and private sectors.

Melissa Goins of Maures Development Group Joins WHEDA Board
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Melissa Goins of Maures Development Group Joins WHEDA Board

Founded by Goins in 2006, Maures has developed nearly 400 apartment units contributing more than $75 million of investment to the city of Milwaukee.

Ana Simpson Begins as WHEDA Director of Business and Community Engagement
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Ana Simpson Begins as WHEDA Director of Business and Community Engagement

Simpson has an extensive 20-year career in retail, business and corporate banking.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Empty Storefronts Event Offers Solutions
Eyes on Milwaukee

Empty Storefronts Event Offers Solutions

And inspiration. 5th annual conference explores how to revive commercial corridors.

Eyes on Milwaukee: $44 Million Soldiers Home Project Launched
Eyes on Milwaukee

$44 Million Soldiers Home Project Launched

Huge group of politicians, dignitaries, salute project to redevelop Civil War-era VA complex.

Eyes on Milwaukee: UniteMKE Plans Restaurant, HQ on North Ave.
Eyes on Milwaukee

UniteMKE Plans Restaurant, HQ on North Ave.

Wood Fire Pizza and Wine would have job training and social mission.

Gov. Evers Announces Homelessness Project Grant Awardees
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Gov. Evers Announces Homelessness Project Grant Awardees

The grant awards are the result of a process that was started in June when the WHEDA Board of Directors approved making available to the Interagency Council $500,000 in statewide funding for programs that help people experiencing homelessness.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ribbon Cutting Celebrates SEVEN04 Place, Developer Brandon Rule
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates SEVEN04 Place, Developer Brandon Rule

First development from young, African-American developer brings new, affordable housing to Walker's Point.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Washington Nominated To City Plan Board
Eyes on Milwaukee

Washington Nominated To City Plan Board

Town Bank VP Ranell Washington would replace his former coworker on commission.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sas-Pérez Appointed to City Plan Commission
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sas-Pérez Appointed to City Plan Commission

Mayor appoints south side leader to design and zoning oversight board.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Joaquin Altoro To Lead WHEDA
Eyes on Milwaukee

Joaquin Altoro To Lead WHEDA

Evers picks Milwaukee resident to lead agency responsible for affordable housing.

Gov. Evers Appoints Joaquin Altoro to Serve as WHEDA Executive Director
Eyes on Milwaukee: Cheeseheads Maker Adding Event Space
Eyes on Milwaukee

Cheeseheads Maker Adding Event Space

Hidden in Walker's Point, manufacturing facility does tours, now plans space for events

2019 MANDI Nominee: Community Group Keeps the Music Going

Contribution to JoCasta Zamarripa of $50

2019 MANDI Nominee: Community Group Keeps the Music Going

Contribution to JoCasta Zamarripa of $50

2019 MANDI Nominee: Community Group Keeps the Music Going
2019 MANDI Nominee

Community Group Keeps the Music Going

Washington Park Neighbors creates summer concert series that reflects neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Summit Credit Union Coming to Walker’s Point
Eyes on Milwaukee

Summit Credit Union Coming to Walker’s Point

New branch of growing credit union will be located along S. 1st St. at Freshwater Plaza.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Development Plans for Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Development Plans for Streetcar

City details possible changes around a streetcar route to Walker's Point, Bronzeville, Harambee.

City Faces Gentrification Issue

City Faces Gentrification Issue

Panel discusses how issue plays out in Brewers Hill and Downtown.

La Catrina de Villa selected as winner in Clarke Square Small Business Competition
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La Catrina de Villa selected as winner in Clarke Square Small Business Competition

In addition to the cash prize sponsored by the Zilber Family Foundation, La Catrina de Villa will receive support from WWBIC in form of business classes and technical assistance.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Homes Planned for East Side
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Homes Planned for East Side

Sticky details delay developer's plan for three homes near Columbia St. Mary's.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Wangard, City Again at Odds on Freshwater Plaza
Eyes on Milwaukee

Wangard, City Again at Odds on Freshwater Plaza

Size of sign at issue. Meanwhile developer planning two more developments at the plaza.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Elects Northwestern Mutual President Gregory C. Oberland As Board President
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Milwaukee Repertory Theater Elects Northwestern Mutual President Gregory C. Oberland As Board President

Nine New Trustees Elected from Charles E. Kubly Foundation, Foley & Lardner LLP, Harley-Davidson, Inc., Husch Blackwell, JCP Construction, and Plunkett Family Foundation

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vacant Lowe’s To Be Distribution Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vacant Lowe’s To Be Distribution Center

Phoenix Investors will convert Midtown property vacant since 2009.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Empty Storefronts Conference Scores Again
Eyes on Milwaukee

Empty Storefronts Conference Scores Again

Annual conference on how to revitalize main street back in Milwaukee for its third year.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Panel Approves Oak and Loc Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Panel Approves Oak and Loc Project

5 story, 55-unit apartment building slated for busy corner, but some neighbors oppose it.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Approves 27-Story Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Approves 27-Story Tower

Madison developer revives 27-story proposal on Prospect next to Goll House.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Arena Apartments Advance
Eyes on Milwaukee

Arena Apartments Advance

City Plan Commission has concerns, but advances Royal Capital's project design.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Clarke Square Gets Wantable
Eyes on Milwaukee

Clarke Square Gets Wantable

Fast-growing Wantable will move there, Nehring's Sendik's grocery may join it.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Unique Apartments for Clarke Square
Eyes on Milwaukee

Unique Apartments for Clarke Square

Unusual partnership will build "affordable, quality housing" for those raised in foster care.

Silver City Week to Celebrate Community, Diversity and Opportunity
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Silver City Week to Celebrate Community, Diversity and Opportunity

Week-long promotions and events to brings together business owners, neighbors and partners to celebrate Milwaukee's Silver City neighborhood

Creative Alliance Milwaukee and Innovation in Milwaukee Announce Conference Content for Inaugural “Walk the Talk” Conference

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $100

Creative Alliance Milwaukee and Innovation in Milwaukee Announce Conference Content for Inaugural “Walk the Talk” Conference
Fashion Designer Wins Business Plan Contest

Fashion Designer Wins Business Plan Contest

Lindsay Heights BID picks three best plans to promote economic development.

Is the The Spot 4MKE A Success?

Is the The Spot 4MKE A Success?

Creative Alliance Milwaukee has added life to 4th and Wisconsin, but dare we ask for more?

The Return of ACRE

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $50

The Return of ACRE

The Return of ACRE

The successful program training minorities in real estate, disbanded in 2010, is being revived by a group of partners.