To fill a need for high quality supportive housing for very low income and homeless community members, St. Benedict the Moor and Heartland Housing, Inc, with assistance from Community Development Advocates, teamed up to develop a 38-unit apartment building on Milwaukee’s northwest side. On-site social services assist residents with life skills ranging from personal care to job preparation.
The construction phase employed residents from the surrounding neighborhood as part of the City of Milwaukee and WHEDA’s (Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority) overall workforce development program. WHEDA tax credit financing was utilized. Capuchin Apartments is certified with Enterprise Green Communities.