Common Ground has been working in the Sherman Park community since 2008. While visible progress doesn’t always make front page news, we are happy to report on some recent successes resulting from our community efforts.
For starters, Common Ground has rehabilitated 75 properties in the last five years that are now worth $6 MILLION, increasing property values, decreasing foreclosed properties and creating positive change. These 75 properties are now generating almost $200,000 in annual property tax revenue.
With local media present (Fox 6 News, WISN, Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service), we came together on Sunday, September 18th, to tour the properties, celebrate our progress and lay out our path ahead.
A big thanks to our dedicated volunteers. We’re excited and determined to keep the momentum going with you. Find out more about MKE Rising and Milwaukee Neighborhoods Now campaigns at our Issue Campaigns page.