The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a $30 million federal grant to upgrade the housing at Westlawn housing project on Milwaukee's northwest side. The money will allow the City to redevelop 708 mixed-income housing units, including tearing down and replacing nearly 400 units at Westlawn, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. It's interesting that there is no mention of this grant on the city of Milwaukee website. You'd think it would at least warrant a press release.
The grant was announced last Monday at a press conference in Milwaukee. The MJS article includes quotes from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Nani Coloretti, Mayor Tom Barrett, Police Chief Ed Flynn, MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver and some residents of Westlawn.
Missing from the announcement of this important development was Milwaukee's Congresswoman, Gwen Moore. Where the heck was she? Miss Moore was in Washington fighting for planned parenthood telling people that "I Don’t Think We Do Children A Favor By Forcing Women To Give Birth."
There was not even a mention of this grant on her government website. But her battle for Planned Parenthood funding (and their donations to her) took center stage.