ACTS
For more information, please see the ACTS Housing Web site.

ACTS Housing

Address: ACTS Central Office 2414 W Vliet St. Milwaukee WI 53205 and other addresses in the ACTS' neighborhoods as previously agreed upon.

Transportation:

By car: Head west on Wisconsin Ave toward N. 12th Street, turn right onto N 24th St. After you cross over Vliet Street, turn left into the parking lot. Our building is a large old convent on the other corner of 24th and Vliet, the entrance faces Vliet Street.

By bus: Take the blue line to Park Place/Liberty on the corner of Wisconsin and 16th, get off at the Vliet and N17th Street stop and walk 7 blocks to 24th and Vliet. Our building is a large old convent on the corner of 24th and Vliet, the entrance faces Vliet Street.

Orientation:

Days/Hours of Volunteering: To be determined at Sign Up Night Jan. 25

Description of Agency/Activities: ACTS was born as the neighborhood around St. Michael's Church was ravaged by crime and disinvestment in housing. This activity generated many vacant homes that were deemed useless by the City and the private market. Through a unique partnership with the City of Milwaukee, ACTS introduced local residents in the neighborhood to these vacant homes, showed each family hoe to buy and rehab them, convinced local banks that they will be excellent customers for their best mortgage programs, and then stepped back and witnessed the rebirth of a neighborhood. Where no private market existed, ACTS was able to create a viable real estate market that is now self-sustaining. The norm in this community has become home ownership.

ACTS has traditionally worked with low-income families and individuals who were denied access to the home ownership market for various reasons. Our team works with families and individuals who have made mistakes and poor decisions concerning their personal finances. Each Specialist is trained as a credit counselor in order to assist clients with their efforts to become qualified for bank loans.

More than 7,000 individuals, the majority of them children, live in homes purchased through the ACTS Program. Children living in owner occupied homes perform better in school. Neighborhoods where families are homeowners form more stable communities.

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Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

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