Homelessness Awareness Week

Homelessness Awareness Week

Homelessness Awareness Week runs October 17 – October 23, 2021 across greater Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. The purpose of this week is to increase public education on the current state of homelessness in our local communities.

All week

Project Homeless Connect delivery of basic need items

Description: 1,000 kits of basic need items packed by ProHealth Care and Froedtert will be delivered to agencies working with individuals experiencing homelessness across Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. Additionally, ProHealth nurses will be conducting health screenings and giving flu shots at homelessness agencies in Waukesha.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Eviction Free MKE – Right to Counsel ribbon-cutting ceremony

Description: Senator Tammy Baldwin, County Executive David Crowley, and Milwaukee Common Council President Cavalier Johnson will attend a ribbon-cutting celebration as the Eviction Free MKE Right to Counsel space is opened. Eviction Free MKE provides free extended legal representation to all Milwaukee County tenants under 200% of federal poverty guidelines in their eviction case. This 3-year pilot is currently funded through Milwaukee County, the City of Milwaukee, and United Way. To get connected to free legal services, people should fill out the form on EvictionFreeMKE.org or call 414-892-RENT (7368).

Time: 11am - 12pm

This event will be live streamed on the United WayGMWC Facebook page.


Monday, October 18, 2021

Homelessness Awareness Week Press Conference

Description: Press conference of government officials discussing work being done in our communities to address homelessness. Speakers will include Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly, Milwaukee County Housing Division Administrator Jim Mathy and a representative from the City of Milwaukee.

Time: 10am - 10:30am

Link: ​​​​https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89222527736 


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Housing Forum

Description: Panel discussion from experts talking about the importance of housing vouchers, how housing affects health, and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County’s work to end family homelessness by 2023. This free virtual event is open to the public, registration information below. 

Time: 12pm-1pm


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Landlord Appreciation Event

Description: Milwaukee agencies will highlight their programs that work alongside landlords in the fight to end homelessness. An award will be presented to an outstanding landlord that has gone above and beyond in supporting our community. Agencies in attendance: Milwaukee County Housing Division; Hope House of Milwaukee; Outreach Community Health Centers; Community Advocates; Pathfinders, Legal Aid Society, the Fair Housing Council, and Impact, Inc. This free virtual event is open to the public, registration information below. 

Time: 12pm-1pm


Friday, October 22, 2021

Safe & Stable Homes Fall Summit

Description: FREE annual conference for agencies working on issues of family homelessness. This conference includes trainings on homelessness prevention, housing navigation, Harm Reduction, Trauma Informed Care in the housing field, and implementation of client voice. Sessions will include updates on United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County’s Safe & Stable Homes initiative to end family homelessness in Greater Milwaukee and will provide space for peer agencies to network. This conference is free, virtual, and open to all professionals involved in housing & homelessness. Recordings will be available to all registrants.

Time: 8:30am-4pm



Check all that apply:

Housing Forum - October 19, 2021, 12pm - 1pm

Landlord Appreciation Event - October 20, 2021, 12pm - 1pm

Safe & Stable Homes Fall Summit - October 22, 2021, 8:30am - 4pm

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