Promoting Assets, Reducing Crime
Housing Insecurity and Homelessness Concerns in the Near West Side
- Housing Insecurity and Homelessness Concerns
- On-Campus Efforts
- Resources for Students, Staff and Faculty
- Community Resources
As a Catholic, Jesuit university located in an urban environment for 138 years, Marquette University is both compassionate and sympathetic to the individuals in our community who experience housing insecurity or homelessness. As we strive to be men and women for others, it is important to care for the most vulnerable members of our community. Through our Ignatian commitment to service, justice, and cura personalis (care for the whole person), Marquette partners with nearly 100 local organizations to serve and support Milwaukee’s homeless population.
This website contains Near West Side resources that are available for those facing housing insecurity and information for organizations and individuals seeking to respond to the needs of our neighbors.
COVID-19 has presented the Near West Side with a unique set of challenges surrounding certain aspects of housing, security, and homelessness in the neighborhood. Near West Side Partners and Marquette University have taken a number of measures to help mitigate the spread in the community. Current efforts include: