Community leaders seek answers for deceptive practices at Westlawn Gardens

October 3, 2013


Leaders from the religious, civic and business community held a press
conference at Greater Mt. Sinai Church of God In Christ (COGIC) on Monday,
September 30, 2013 to express their dissatisfaction with the Housing Authority
of the City of Milwaukee for not adhering to federal guidelines in contracting
and hiring practices during the first phase of the $82-million Westlawn Housing
project. The Rev. Willie Brisco, president of Milwaukee Inner City Allied for
Hope (MICAH), said the project failed to utilize minority contractors and
hire low-income individuals from the community. Now after the favorable
findings of HUD, Rev. Brisco said city leaders are now ready to sit down for a