Grand Opening of St. Anthony Place
March 15, 2019
Formerly Homeless Milwaukee Residents Find Comfort in New Affordable Housing at St. Anthony Place
Today, Heartland Housing, Capuchin Community Services, and Ascension Wisconsin joined the city, county, and statewide partners at the grand opening of St. Anthony Place. The former St. Anthony’s Hospital, next door to St. Ben's Community Meal, was renovated into 60 units of permanent supportive housing and a comprehensive resource center for Milwaukee’s chronically homeless.
In 2017, Milwaukee County sold the former Community Correctional Center at 1004 N. 10th St. to Heartland Housing. Leveraging the $1.8 million it would have cost the County to demolish the building, Heartland was able to construct the 60 modern apartment units. Heartland will provide onsite property management and supportive services offices. New space has been redeveloped for Capuchin Community Services’ homeless outreach programs, and Ascension St. Ben’s Clinic, part of Ascension Wisconsin. The location will also house the Milwaukee County House of Correction’s Day Reporting Center, which provides a supportive, community-based alternative to incarceration.
This is a major milestone in the effort to end homelessness in Milwaukee, with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett leading the housing-first solution to a decades-long issue. The project was financed with multiple sources including Low Income Housing Tax Credits and federal and state historic preservation tax credits. Other lead partners in the development include the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, along with funding partners Enterprise Community Investment, US Bank, Zilber Family Foundation, the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and Capuchin Community Services. This will be Heartland Housing’s fourth housing development in the city of Milwaukee.