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February 26, 2024

ICYMI: In Washington, D.C., President Joe Biden and Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Discuss Affordable Housing Investments

During National Association of Counties event, President Biden and County Executive Crowley highlighted historic federal affordable housing investments in Milwaukee (WATCH HERE)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the 2024 National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference, President Joe Biden and Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, Chair of the NACo Large Urban Counties Caucus (LUCC), met to discuss how federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding is delivering historic investments in Milwaukee County.  

Specifically, President Biden and County Executive Crowley highlighted an effort in Milwaukee County to build over 100 single-family homes in the King Park neighborhood that is creating new affordable housing and homeownership opportunities for residents and families in the community. This is part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda that is delivering generational investments in Milwaukee County, throughout the State of Wisconsin, and across the nation.

“Our shared vision for making Milwaukee County the healthiest county in Wisconsin includes increasing equitable access to safe, quality, and affordable housing. Thanks to President Joe Biden and the American Rescue Plan, we are investing in new affordable housing and expanding first-time homeownership opportunities in Milwaukee County,” said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley. “It was an honor meeting with the President to discuss our progress in working to build a healthier, stronger Milwaukee County. I am looking forward to our continued partnership and work together in moving Wisconsin and the country forward.”

A video clip of the conversation is available to view HERE.

As NACo LUCC Chair, County Executive Crowley leads a cohort of America’s most populous counties, and acts as a voice in Washington D.C. for residents across the country. During the NACo Legislative Conference, Crowley brought together county officials to discuss policy issues and innovative solutions for urban counties, including:

  • Addressing the impacts of mental health and substance use on communities;
  • Transportation infrastructure and accessing Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding;
  • Maternal and infant mortality;
  • Housing accessibility and homelessness;
  • Elections and voting rights; and
  • Health care access and equity.

At the NACo Legislative Conference, County Executive Crowley also participated in mental health roundtables with county officials to share challenges and achievements in expanding mental health services and support for residents, families, and children. As Milwaukee County Executive, Crowley has delivered mental health investments to ensure folks can receive the help they need, including funds to address disparities in mental health outcomes within communities of color. Crowley also oversaw the first year of operations at Milwaukee County’s Mental Health Emergency Center (MHEC), serving more than 7,000 individuals experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis.

The 2024 NACo Legislative Conference brought together nearly 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and residents. Attendees engaged in policy sessions, met the members of the 118th Congress, and interacted with federal agency officials.

Learn more about NACo here. Learn more about LUCC here.

MILWAUKEE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE

(414) 278-4211 | fax: (414) 223-1375
Milwaukee County Courthouse, Room 306
901 N. 9th Street | Milwaukee, WI 53233
 

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