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Milwaukee's Collective Affordable Housing Plan

2024 Tour Highlights!

RJ Lange is a consultant and founder of LUSH (Lange Urban Sustainable Homes) With 10 years of consulting experience and personal finance, banking, employee benefits, and real estate development, RJ is responsible for helping design and solve LUSH concepts to help solve the housing crisis impacting the United States. Our goal is to provide affordable energy efficiency homes. That is rethinking how we build homes.

MKE Habitat for Humanity
Model: 2232 W Vine Street

Brian Sonderman is the CEO of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, a position he has held since 2011. With his leadership, the organization has made significant strides in providing affordable housing solutions for families in need. Sonderman's dedication to community service and housing advocacy drives his promise to create positive impact in Milwaukee.

Collaboration is a theme in JoAnna Bautch’s career Executive director, Via CDC. The executive director of Via CDC, Bautch works with a variety of partners to address needs related to housing, workforce development and business development. She brings together city staff, philanthropists and contractors, for instance, to facilitate Via’s Turnkey Program, which aims to convert vacant bank- and city-owned properties into move-in ready homes for qualifying households. Meanwhile, Bautch is credited with transitioning Via’s attention to new construction on vacant lots, in collaboration with the Community Development Alliance. (Courtesy of MBJ)

The best community results happen when individual goals align into a shared strategy. We move from strategy to action by building trust with another, balancing diverse interests, and following through on our commitments. We engage our residents, funders, practitioners and future allies through continuous two way communication, equitable representation, and achieving results together.

We are grateful that you are able to share your lived experiences to help shape new systems in affordable housing for Milwaukee residents.
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