'Evicted' author says Milwaukee's housing crisis remains unchanged

May 09, 2018

Milwaukee educator and civil rights activist Howard Fuller believes one of the best ways to close the longstanding educational gap between blacks and whites is to make sure disadvantaged children of color are in safe and affordable housing and neighborhoods.

Young people living in safe housing perform better in school and have better educational outcomes, said Fuller, a former Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent who now runs a charter high school, Milwaukee Collegiate Academy, at N. 28th and W. Capitol Drive.

Better housing comes with livable-wage employment opportunities. In Milwaukee, about 27,000 households make less than $10,000 a year, Fuller said.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “‘Evicted’ author says Milwaukee’s housing crisis remains unchanged”

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