Keeping it affordable: High costs of downtown Milwaukee housing
The Milwaukee Business Journal’s Sean Ryan outlines efforts to meet housing demands in the growing city.
Housing affordability has been a tough challenge in downtown Milwaukee. It affects all of downtown’s businesses that can’t offer more than $50,000 for every job, but still need to find employees. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett made affordable housing a policy priority in his 2018 State of the City Speech. Aldermen in 2017 tried, unsuccessfully, to mandate affordable units in all downtown area projects.
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