Milwaukee's Amani Housing Pilot as a Model for Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization | Wisconsin Policy Forum | December, 2021 // The Amani Housing Pilot, which was launched in 2019 and aims to take a comprehensive and community-engaged approach to improve housing on one block in Milwaukee's Amani neighborhood. The pilot involves partnerships between neighborhood residents, several community organizations, and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation and was created with the intention of helping to guide future housing efforts in Amani, other Milwaukee neighborhoods and potentially other cities.
How to Save a City, Block by Block | Urban Milwaukee | December 10, 2021 // Can a combination of nonprofit partners and city housing programs be used to transform a blighted Milwaukee block? The Northwestern Mutual Foundation announced an initiative to d on just that in July 2019. With a series of partners, the insurance company's philanthropic arm would work to revitalize the 2900 block of N. 26th St. in the Amani neighborhood.
'Every House is a Classroom': How Amani's Block by Block program is Creating Change | Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service | February 7, 2022 // Barbara Smith has been excited to get repairs done on her home and her neighbors' homes through her work with the Amani Block by Block program. The program is helping Amani residents get necessary repairs done on and in their homes. But the program is doing much more. It is rebuilding and empowering community.
Amani Neighborhood Gets a Facelift that's About So Much More than Fresh Paint | TMJ4 | April 5, 2022 // The Amani Block by Block initiative was created in 2019 to assist residents in revitalizing their neighborhood.
How Milwaukee Neighborhood Takes Charge of Revitalization | Wisconsin Public Radio | April 1, 2022 // Milwaukee’s Amani Neighborhood has a reputation for poverty, crime and violence, but the Wisconsin Policy Forum sees it as a model for revitalizing communities with little resources. We talk with three neighborhood leaders about what they're doing to strengthen their community.
Community Housing Project Providing Training, Renovations | WisBusiness | Dec. 13, 2021 // Milwaukee's Amani Housing Project is providing construction training for local residents while renovating and repairing homes in the area.
Northwestern Mutual Commits to Neighborhood Revitalization with Nearly $1.7 Million in Grants | Northwestern Mutual | July 18, 2019 // Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation is invested in building the capacity of Milwaukee neighborhoods and residents to create a stronger city. Today, the company announce a nearly $1.7 million in grants to local nonprofits and organizations that drive community development through housing support, access to youth and family resources, food programs and more.