Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce that we are a finalist for the 2014 MANDI awards. Sponsored by U.S. Bank, in partnership with LISC Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation are “the Oscars of the Community Development World.” The MANDIs recognize efforts to strengthen Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods.
Along with Havenswoods Economic Development Corporation, Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation, and United Methodist Children’s Services, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity has been selected as a finalist for the BMO Harris Bank Cornerstone Award, which recognizes an organization for a long-standing commitment to the community that demonstrates persistence and effectiveness over time.
The MANDI selection committee chose Milwaukee Habitat for our 29-year history of building homes and communities, which as of 2013, has resulted in 527 new affordable homes in the city and more than 100 existing homes that have been repaired through our programs. The committee also recognized our work through the 2009-2012 NSP2 grant from the Department of Housing & Urban Development, which enabled us to build 90 houses and help 325 people to achieve safe, decent homes.
Milwaukee Habitat offers our congratulations to all our fellow finalists, and we would like to extend our thanks to our volunteers, sponsors, community partners and partner families for helping us make a recognizable difference in the City of Milwaukee.
Winners will be announced on April 9, 2014.
Pictured in photo: BMO Harris Cornerstone Award Finalists: Brian Sonderman, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity; Stephanie Harling, Havenswood Economic Development Corporation; Anna Benton, BMO Harris; Perry Huyke, United Methodist Children’s Services; Melissa Songco, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity; Paul Fehrenbach, BMO Harris; Welford Sanders, Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation