State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff
Press Release

Representative Jonathan Brostoff Announces his Support for the Tiny House Initiative

"The tiny homes are already funded, and we have neighbors in need of affordable housing."

By - Nov 22nd, 2017 02:32 pm

MADISON – State Representative Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) announces his support for a tiny house initiative being run through a partnership between Milwaukee and Pathfinders, a youth homeless shelter, that would help young adults transition out of foster care and into independent housing.

“It is important to address the issue of homelessness in Milwaukee and create sustainable solutions to help our neighbors in any way we can,” said Brostoff. “Right now, almost 500 of our community’s youth deal with not having a place to sleep every night. This is unacceptable.”

People unable to secure housing have a harder time finding and keeping employment. Housing first initiatives, like this one through Milwaukee and Pathfinders, help those aging out of foster care, lighten the burden on local government and nonprofits, and help our community as a whole.

“Providing these young people help early on using the housing first philosophy will allow our community to proactively address the issue of homelessness,” Brostoff concluded. “The tiny homes are already funded, and we have neighbors in need of affordable housing. Let’s get this done before it’s too cold out.”

Zoning approval is the final challenge Pathfinders and Milwaukee must navigate before it can complete the tiny homes initiative.

Mentioned in This Press Release

Organizations:

Recent Press Releases by State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff

2020 Census Citizen Question Could Silence Immigrant Communities

"Prior to this administration, the commitment to creating a fair and efficient census was not partisan."

Universal Background Checks Fail on Party Line in WI State Assembly

90% of Americans support this modest safety check, but Wisconsin’s Assembly Republicans refused to pass it.

An Update on the Wisconsin Wetlands Destruction Bill

Republicans are now trying to amend the bill to bring Ducks Unlimited and other hunting groups on board with destroying the very wetland habitats.

One thought on “Representative Jonathan Brostoff Announces his Support for the Tiny House Initiative”

  1. Let us hope that this happens, and fast.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us