Labor shortage, outside investors strain affordable housing efforts in Milwaukee


Labor shortage, outside investors strain affordable housing efforts in Milwaukee


Out-of-state investors are buying up and renting single-family homes and duplexes. And construction businesses are shorthanded.

A labor shortage and outside investors who snap up properties have created a double whammy that’s impeding efforts to boost affordable housing in Milwaukee.

For the past few years and especially since the pandemic, out-of-state investors have been buying up and renting single-family homes and duplexes throughout the city.

Housing experts from Milwaukee service agencies that address affordable housing issues said they are directly competing with families with low to moderate income...
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