from Milwaukee Rising sets high goals for Sherman Park
by Brendan O’Brien, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
February 19, 2013
Common Ground, a grass-roots political organization, has created a separate entity to continue its housing stabilization effort in Sherman Park, a neighborhood that was hit hard by the foreclosure crisis.
The new organization, Milwaukee Rising LLC, plans to rehab an additional 67 foreclosed properties in four years. Common Ground’s Milwaukee Rising project has rehabbed and sold 33 distressed homes in the Sherman Park neighborhood since July 2011.
Common Ground — which includes non-profits, churches, schools, businesses and neighborhood associations — focuses on housing, health care and education issues.