Milwaukee’s Black neighborhoods hit hardest as evictions eclipse pre-pandemic levels. A state aid program can’t keep up.
Author Archives: Allison Dikanovic
Allison Dikanovic joined the Center as an engagement reporting fellow working on News414, a collaboration between Wisconsin Watch, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and Outlier media, in May 2020. Her role includes reporting building off of questions texted in to News414, and finding new ways to fill information gaps and involve community members in the reporting process. Dikanovic is pursuing a master’s in social journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Prior to the Center, she served as an engagement fellow at THE CITY, a nonprofit newsroom covering New York City, where she worked on projects to make local news more collaborative. A Wisconsin native with so much love for Milwaukee, Dikanovic previously reported for Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Her work has been published by the Associated Press, THE CITY, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Urban Milwaukee and On Milwaukee, and has been awarded a grant from the Solutions Journalism Network and a regional Murrow Award. During her favorite summer, she worked with students to create Youth Rise MKE, a youth-led digital magazine project. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and journalism from Marquette University.
How to navigate the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program and other resources for renters
A guide for renters at risk of eviction during the coronavirus pandemic.
Defund the police? Milwaukee eyes future amid Black Lives Matter protests, coronavirus budget crunch
Calls to shift funds from policing to programs that improve quality of life for people of color aren’t new. But this time, more people are listening.
Wisconsin’s coronavirus eviction ban has expired. Here’s what renters need to know.
The end of a pause on evictions has triggered fears that many renters will lose housing.