Six buildings in the historic Soldiers Home property in Milwaukee will soon be put on the market for long-term leases to be restored for veteran housing. “This is a big breakthrough,” said Dawn McCarthy, president of the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance. “This is really what we’ve been looking for for a number of years.” Click here to read more from the Milwaukee Business Journal.
We have some exciting news to share about the future of the Milwaukee Soldiers Home's vacant buildings: On December 2nd, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a public hearing about returning its historic buildings to the service of veterans through Enhanced Use Leases. EULs would allow the District’s vacant buildings to be leased out long-term to outside parties to be rehabilitated. Private entities take on the cost of rehabilitation, which solves one of the majo