Taylor family committed to helping homeless veterans fund housing project

November 12, 2015


By Steve Waring Special

to The Milwaukee Times Michele Obama has put forth the call to help homeless veterans across the country with services to assist them with gaining sustainable employment and housing. Her “challenge” is to address the need to assist homeless veterans in finding housing. The “Challenge” was sent to all mayors to make an impact on this escalating situation affecting so many of our returning veterans in cities all over America. Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Chris Abele both signed the “Challenge.”

The “Challenge” also asks that communities get involved as well. At the urging of a family friend, Paulette Christian of P. Christian and Associates, presented the Taylor family an opportunity to take on the challenge and honor their deceased father, the late Charles Taylor, Sr. Mr. Taylor had built such a legacy in providing rental properties in the city of Milwaukee for years and the patriarch of the family had also served in the U.S. Army.

Taylor family members accepted the “Challenge” and formed the Taylor Group, which is comprised of Mr. Taylor’s wife and their four children. The first phase of the Taylor Project began and after months of renovating an apartment building on the north side of Milwaukee, the grand opening of Taylor Veterans Memorial Apartments, 4422 N. Teutonia Ave., occurred on what would have been the 85th birthday of the man