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TEMPO Talks: Economic & Cultural Components to Housing in Milwaukee
Friday, October 23, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: TEMPO Talks

 TEMPO Talks: Economic & Cultural Components to Housing in Milwaukee

Date: Friday, October 23 
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom


Our home is central to our lives. It provides shelter; it’s the backdrop for countless family memories; and it shapes our sense of community and personal identity. Economically, home ownership builds wealth and provides security. So, it’s not surprising that home ownership has been part of the so called “American Dream” for generations. Yet, buying a home is a dream that can seem out of reach for many low income and nonwhite families, as systemic racism and real estate practices prevent these groups from securing homes and changing their family's trajectory. 

It’s difficult to save for a down payment when a disproportionate percentage of your monthly income is spent on rent. Yet, research shows the positive impact home ownership has on a family’s budget, kids’ academics, neighborhood’s safety, and a city’s tax base.

On the other end of the spectrum, staying in your home as a senior citizen is also challenging. Many people made incredible sacrifices to get to this point in their lives. It’s their moment to be in their home and enjoy it. Many single women and veterans struggle to stay in their homes. After a raising a family and being a pillar of your community, it’s heart breaking to see seniors living on a fixed income suffer through unsafe and poor housing conditions.

Join us as we hear from three subject-matter TEMPO member experts, Kelly Andrew, Kristen Gagliano and Lynnea Katz-Petted, as they share a look into the work of Acts Housing and Revitalize Milwaukee in supporting equal housing opportunities in our community. 

Register here.

TEMPO Milwaukee members & Emerging Women Leaders | No cost 
Guests & WAA members | $10

Contact: TEMPO Milwaukee; [email protected] | (414) 301-6680