Homelessness in Milwaukee

CAUSCOL15GGMilwaukee is one of the poorest cities in America with tons of residents being without a home. In recent reports, about 43% of Milwaukee children’s are growing up in homes below the poverty line. While the overall poverty rate stands around 29%.

Thankfully the majority of homeless residents are single without a family. 1 in 5 are listed as veterans. So what’s the big reason for people becoming homeless? The number reason people end up being homeless is because either loss of job or they are unable to find work. Remember these people many times do not have families to rely on.

What can you do to help?

See a panhandler on the street with a sign looking for help? Instead of giving money, we suggest you giving a meal or clothes instead. If you insist on giving a monetary amount, consider gift cards.

Donate money or food to local pantries, shelters or the salvation army. Companies like Milwaukee SEO Expert have been helping us spread the message of homelessness online via social media campaigns and digital marketing through search engine optimization.


Event: Upcoming Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program Audio Trainings

Over the coming weeks, there will be a number of audio conferences to answer questions and provide additional information on the new Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP). The National Alliance to End Homelessness and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty have launched this series of audio conferences around the $1.5 billion HPRP, which can fund prevention, diversion, and re-housing activities.

Q&A with HUD – April 1 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET

On April 1, the National Alliance to End Homelessness and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) will co-host an audio conference on the guidance recently issued by HUD for HPRP. Staff from HUD will be available to answer questions.

HUD Webcast – April 8; time TBA

On April 8, HUD will host its official webcast dedicated to HPRP. The webcast is designed to provide information about the details of the program.

Using HPRP to Transform Your Homelessness System – April 16 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

On April 16, the Alliance and NLCHP will co-host an audio conference on how use HPRP funds to transform a homeless assistance system to one focused on homelessness prevention and housing stability. Speakers will focus on strategies for sustaining prevention, diversion, and re-housing programs beyond the three years of HPRP funding, including the key partnerships necessary to fully take advantage of that opportunity.