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Rehabilitation of Historic Milwaukee Soldiers Home into Veterans Housing Honored by the ACHP and HUD

On Wednesday, December 15, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) announced the Milwaukee Soldiers Home as the recipient of the 2021 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.

This annual award recognizes developers, organizations, and agencies for their success in advancing the goals of historic preservation, while at the same time providing affordable housing and/or expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

“The success of the Milwaukee Soldiers Home project is a clear indicator that with the right mix of strategic partnerships, leadership and funding, we can preserve the past while creating solutions for homelessness in our communities,” said Jeremy Ebersole, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance. “We are thrilled that this project received the 2021 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. We look forward to continuing preservation efforts on the Milwaukee Soldiers Home grounds as we work with the VA to bring the same success to the vacant and endangered Soldiers Home Chapel, Theater, and Governor’s Mansion.”

This project was made possible thanks to the leadership and commitment of The Alexander Company, the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA), JP Cullen and others.

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