To learn details about what Riverworks does to promote a healthy housing market in our target geographies of Harambee and Riverwest, please contact Amy Rohan on our staff at 414-906-9650 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Some of our involvement with housing includes:
Beerline Targeted Investment Neighborhood (TIN) Program
The Targeted Investment Neighborhood Program (TIN) offers partially forgivable loans to eligible property owners for up to $30,000 for owner occupants and $14,999 per unit for responsible investor owners. Riverworks is the Community Partner to the City of Milwaukee for the Beerline TIN, appropriately named for the area of the Harambee neighborhood where the TIN geography was established just west of the abandoned Beerline Railway. As Community Partner we help promote the program, assist with the application process, etc. Only properties within the TIN geography are eligible - Beerline TIN Map.
The City of Milwaukee and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) have committed to the rehabilitation of 15 City owned properties in the Harambee neighborhood for homeownership. The transformation of these properties from nuisances into family-friendly residences will benefit not only the neighbors adjacent to these homes but the neighborhood as a whole. Contact us If you or someone you know might be interested in making one of these turnkey properties your new home.
Healthy Neighborhood Initiative
Riverworks receives support from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to help improve the quality of life in the northern sections of Harambee and Riverwest that we focus on. Through this initiative, neighborhoods transform through thoughtful attention to activities that fall under one of four guiding principles that guide much of our work as an organization:
• Improve physical conditions
• Support meaningful connections between neighbors that empower residents to raise standards in their neighborhoods
• Project a positive image
• Stabilize the real estate market by attracting new home buyers and encouraging continued investment among residents