Home Improvement Workshops

As part of the Home Improvement Workshops initiative, CDS meets one-on-
one with residents to discuss design ideas in neighborhoods all around
Milwaukee. These free workshops are supported by local organizations
including Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Sixteenth Street Community
Health Center, Agape Community Center, Greater Milwaukee Foundation,
and City of Milwaukee NIDC.

Using images of residents’ houses, CDS employees sketch options for
renovations including material changes, window upgrades, exterior
repairs, landscaping projects, and new color schemes. Home owners are
then encouraged to document any improvements made and submit them
to the to the ‘Most Improved Home Contest’ for a chance to win grants up
to $1,000.