As an employee of the North Central Branch of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee, Todd Hutchison was the Director of the W AICO/YMCA Central City Housing Initiative from 1993 to 1995 the first two years of the initiative.

The Initiative completely remodeled 40 units of housing in a concentrated target area on Milwaukee’s Northside. The Initiative was multi-pronged focusing on remodeling vacant homes and selling to new owner occupants, providing life-safety remodeling for existing owner occupants in the neighborhood, providing Home Buyer Counseling and Community Organizing.

The Initiative was unique in that it allowed potential homebuyers to select vacant homes in advance and customize the remodelings to meet their individual needs and tastes.


WR Role: Employee of Owner/ Developer

Owner: North Central YMCA

Location: Scattered Sites Milwaukee, WI 53205

Project Type:
Affordable Gut-Rehab
Single Family Homes And Duplexes

Residential: 40 total units
Acquisition Rehabilitation
Remodels for Current Low-income Owner – Occupants

Project Area: North Ave to Locust Teutonia to 20th St.

Proposed Features:

  • Custom Remodeled Homes to meet needs of individual buyers
  • New Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical Systems
  • New Energy Efficiency Components
  • New long life exterior systems
  • Restoration of exterior Architectural Details
  • No Income limits on Buyers
  • Downpayment Grants
  • Homebuyer Counseling
  • Community Organizing
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