The bulk of the grants were awarded through the foundation's Zilber Neighborhood Initiative program — a ten-year commitment to improve the quality of life in the Lindsay Heights, Clarke Square, and Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods of Milwaukee. The awards include grants totaling $1.48 million to the initiative's lead organizations — Walnut Way, Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative, and Layton Boulevard West Neighbors.
Grants also were awarded to Revitalize Milwaukee in support of its efforts to rehabilitate homes for low-income, elderly, veteran, and disabled homeowners in the Clarke Square neighborhood; Community Advocates, in support of outreach programs for the chronically homeless and people facing eviction; and ACTS Housing, in support of its lending program and assistance for people buying homes in low- and moderate-income areas.
"We strive to partner with the people and organizations living and working in neighborhoods," said Zilber Family Foundation executive director Gina Stilp, "to address big issues such as affordable housing and commercial revitalization."
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