The Milwaukee Soldiers Home Project is funded in time for Veterans Day
The Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board allocates $150,000 to the project which offers housing to homeless veterans.
Alderman Michael Murphy of District 10 is pleased to honor the service member community and their courageous efforts to preserve democracy this Veterans Day by allocating money to The Milwaukee Soldiers Home Project. Today, Ald. Murphy as Chairman of the Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board, along with board members, has allocated $150,000 to the project which offers housing to homeless veterans.
The Milwaukee Housing Trust Fund provides grants and loans for the construction, rehabilitation, and accessibility modification of affordable housing for low- to moderate-income households.
Ald. Murphy says, “Our veterans embody our American ideals of hard work, sacrifice, and resiliency. It is imperative that we honor our veteran’s sacrifices and take care of our service members when they return home, and this project does just that.”
This is part of a larger project to restore and rehabilitate six historic buildings including the iconic Old Main, and provide 101 housing units for veterans and their families who are at risk of becoming homeless.
The allocation of funds comes on the heels of the launch of a capital campaign to support the project. The campaign, led by a coalition of community organizations and volunteers, has a goal of $4.25 million that will leverage an additional $36 million in private investments that have already been secured.
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