With help from the nonprofit Pathfinders, a 22-year-old tries to escape a cycle of homelessness that ensnares many who age out of the foster system.
Author Archives: PrincessSafiya Byers / Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
PrincessSafiya Byers is a Report for America corp member working as a staff reporter at Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service where she covers health, minority businesses, faith, jobs, housing and transportation. A proud Milwaukee native, Byers is a 2020 graduate of Marquette University. She has had internships with the Milwaukee Community Journal, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Byers has also co-produced a community podcast and written for community newsletters.
Labor shortage, outside investors strain affordable housing efforts in Milwaukee
Out-of-state investors are buying up and renting single-family homes and duplexes. And construction businesses are shorthanded.
Are you voting on Nov. 8? For some Milwaukee residents, the question is complicated.
Residents on Milwaukee’s North and South sides are split on whether they will vote. Some cite barriers.
‘How do I ever get caught up, if I’m always catching up?’ Poverty’s unrelenting grip on Milwaukee
Milwaukee holds the second-highest poverty rate among large U.S. cities, leaving many residents with impossible choices.
A legacy of past choices: Milwaukee’s housing crisis explained
Rising rent, stagnant wages and a lack of available units have left Milwaukeeans navigating an affordable housing crisis. This crisis, say local housing experts, is a legacy of the city’s past policy choices.
What Wisconsin homeowners (and those who want to be) should know
Here’s a list of resources in Milwaukee and around Wisconsin
The CDC eviction moratorium may end. What does that mean for Wisconsin?
A federal judge on Wednesday tossed out the federal eviction moratorium, making it easier for landlords to kick out tenants behind in rent. Here are some things you should know.
‘Rent is still due’: What you need to know about the CDC’s order to pause residential evictions
A guide for renters at risk of eviction during the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Nowhere to go’: Wisconsin renters face evictions as emergency aid falls short
Milwaukee’s Black neighborhoods hit hardest as evictions eclipse pre-pandemic levels. A state aid program can’t keep up.
Nowhere to go: Why Wisconsin’s homeless youth go uncounted and underserved
Lawmakers and advocates want to eliminate barriers that keep homeless young people from getting help.