Whether linking existing home owners to financial resources for home improvement projects, providing leadership and support to local housing initiatives, or spearheading our own housing development projects, RDC’s housing focus is a main ingredient in our community development efforts.
Harambee Targeted Investment Neighborhood (TIN)
RDC connects owner occupied and investor owners to significant dollars for rehab and improvement projects through our partnership with the City of Milwaukee and the Harambee TIN program. Priorities include: exterior repairs such as roofing, siding and porch repairs; replacement windows and energy conservation; plumbing, electrical and heating; kitchen, bath and other remodeling. More detail on the TIN program can be found on our partner’s website at http://www.mkedcd.org/housing/nidc/TINs.html. The Harambee TIN will be coming to an end in 2013, anyone interested in taking advantage of this program before the end of the year is encouraged to contact our Community Support Specialist, Adrian Spencer.
Located at 3372 North Holton Street, Riverworks Lofts is a $6.8 million adaptive reuse housing project that transformed a vacant, functionally obsolete industrial building into 36 loft-style apartments. The Lofts were co-developed by Riverworks Development Corporation and Horizon Development Group utilizing WHEDA’s Affordable Housing Tax Credits, Housing Trust Funds, and HOME funding. Apartment amenities include kitchen appliances, washer/dryer and central heating/air in each unit, ten foot ceilings, fitness center, club room, secure lobby, and underground parking. Anyone interested in renting an apartment at the Lofts is asked to contact ACC Management at (414) 372-3372.
Harambee Great Neighborhoods Initiative Housing Committee
As a partner in the Harambee Great Neighborhoods Initiative (HGNI) and active member of their Housing Committee, RDC collaborates with prominent organizations to improve housing conditions in the northern section of Harambee. Because of strong relationships we have through collaborations like this, RDC staff is extremely knowledgeable of housing resources and very effective at connecting individuals to them. Anybody interested in improving their home, moving to the neighborhood, etc. should feel comfortable utilizing us as a reliable resource. As of July 2013, the Harambee Great Neighborhood Initiative is staffed by Leif Otteson, Community Organizer, and J. Allen Stokes, Project Coordinator. The HGNI Office is located at 2772 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and can be reached by phone at (414) 263-1915.
Below are links to resources in the City of Milwaukee related to topics such as home rehabilitation, energy efficiency, home purchasing, and foreclosure prevention.
Home Buying Advocacy Organizations
- Allied Churches Teaching Self Empowerment
- Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
- Housing Resources, Inc.
- Select Milwaukee.org
- Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
City of Milwaukee Resources
- Homeowners Emergency Loan Program (HELP)
- Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee
- Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
- Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2)
- NSP Homebuyer Assistance Program
- Neighborhood Improvement Program
- Take Root Milwaukee
- Targeted Investment Neighborhood (TIN)