housing

February 28, 2018 - 10:15am
Rental housing affordability is becoming an increasingly prominent issue in advancing the state’s and Milwaukee area’s regional economy. In fact, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s “state of the city” speech on Monday emphasizes the importance of this...
November 8, 2010 - 10:20am
By: Anonymous
The Public Policy Forum’s recently released 2011 City of Milwaukee budget brief notes that Milwaukee’s budget includes significant allocations to curb the effects of foreclosures in city neighborhoods. Many of the city’s new and enhanced initiatives...
April 9, 2010 - 7:45am
By: Anonymous
A new study from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) examines the costs of serving homeless individuals and families and explores cost-saving possibilities in differentiating services according to individual characteristics.HUD...
June 11, 2009 - 8:22am
The City of Baltimore has filed a federal lawsuit against Wells Fargo bank, alleging that the bank pushed high-interest subprime mortgages on homebuyers, and deliberately did so more often to African-American borrowers than to whites.Baltimore is...
May 5, 2009 - 7:00am
By: Anonymous
The housing bubble burst and subsequent foreclosure crisis have brought the need for affordable rental housing into sharp and immediate focus for many affected families locally. However, even before home prices crashed, the rental housing market in...
January 12, 2009 - 9:02am
Milwaukee seems to be weathering the housing crisis relatively well. Foreclosure rates in 2007 in metro Milwaukee were lower than in most other metro areas and housing prices in metro Milwaukee, alone among the largest 25 cities in the country, rose...
August 28, 2008 - 9:12am
By: Anonymous
What happens when a large pot of one-time federal funding becomes available to local governments? In the case of Milwaukee County and emergency flood aid, it was the unfortunate incident outside the Coggs Human Services Center. In the case of New...
August 22, 2008 - 10:15am
The home foreclosure crisis obviously affects individual homeowners and the entire credit market, but it is also a crisis for local governments. The Pew Center on the States estimates that the nation’s lost property tax base due to foreclosures...
August 21, 2008 - 10:00am
What do Ed McMahon and Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, have in common? They've both faced foreclosure on their homes. It’s an interesting tale as told by Paul Willen, senior economist at the Boston Fed, who...
April 15, 2008 - 11:14am
Sometimes a picture is worth...well, you know. The New York Times recently had a graphic mapping the subprime mortgage foreclosure crisis nationally, using data from major metropolitan areas. The map indicates Milwaukee isn't experiencing the crisis...

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