A year into the project, the renovation of Milwaukee Soldiers Home is moving along! In September 2019, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee and developer The Alexander Company broke ground on the rehabilitation and restoration of the Milwaukee Soldiers Home, a National Historic Landmark District originally built in 1867 to house Civil War soldiers and help them transition back to civilian life. The revitalized Milwaukee Soldiers Home will continue the property’s original mission of helping and housing soldiers – when completed, the community will offer 101 units of housing alongside supportive services for veterans and their families who are, or are at risk of, experiencing homelessness. The Department of Veterans Affairs has also been a crucial partner in this transformation.
Last month, the partners released a video celebrating the project’s one-year milestone and sharing what the renovation and preservation of this historic site will mean not only for the city of Milwaukee, but for the low-income veterans the property will serve. The project is expected to be completed in Spring 2021.