Acts News

ACTS Staff Feature: Brenda Brown

When you enter Brenda Brown’s office, one of the first things you see is a decorative quote on the wall that reads: “begin each day with a grateful heart.” It is clear by her bubbly personality and warm smile that this is a mantra she takes seriously: she is a person...

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‘Tis the Season: Taxes with Mary Leach-Sumlin

Tis the season: Tax season. For some of us it can mean a welcome relief, a little extra money in our pockets. For others it is added stress and work on already over loaded plates. ACTS Housing Specialist Mary Leach-Sumlin gives some great advice on what to do – and what not to do – this tax season, when it comes to tax preparation and tax refunds. Here’s what she had to say:

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To Buy or not To Buy – Winter Deals

Winter is not a popular time to purchase a home. But why? ACTS Housing Specialist Blia Cha took some time to explain to me the advantages and disadvantages of buying a home in winter. Winter brings some unique challenges to purchasing a home. For one, it’s harder to...

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ACTS in Action (Fall 2015)

As always it is an exciting time at ACTS. Wrapping up our summer season with 98 sales for the year, hiring three new talented team members and working as hard as ever for our families has kept us busy this quarter. we could not do it without you – supporting ACTS means supporting dedicated, talented families such as Patryce – see her story below. Thank you for your support thus far. We hope we can count on you to help us continue this important work.

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ACTS in Action (Summer 2015)

ACTS, in partnership with the City of Milwaukee, aims to help 60 families purchase tax foreclosed properties in 2015. Through May, we have already helped 27 families reclaim such properties. Featured below is Stephanie Reel, who purchased a city tax foreclosure in 2013. We hope you enjoy reading about Stephanie, and we ask for your support as we partner with families like hers to revitalize some of Milwaukee’s most challenged blocks.

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ACTS in Action (Winter 2015)

With your support, ACTS helped 137 families purchase homes in 2014, 96 of which were formerly vacant, vandalized foreclosures. The majority of these families saved hundreds of dollars per month through ownership! With your continued help, 2015 will be an even better year for the families and neighborhoods we serve. read more

ACTS in Action (Winter 2014)

We’ve got some great features in this edition of ACTS in Action, including the announcement of an exciting new partnership with the City of Milwaukee. I’d also like to congratulate Carl, as he was named one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, an award that honors Milwaukee’s up-and-coming leaders.

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Acts Housing’s mission is to promote affordable home ownership that fosters a low-income family’s ability to be self-empowered, thereby reducing community blight, neighborhood deterioration, and poverty. Acts’ strategy is to generate home ownership opportunities for inner-city residents within a targeted neighborhood so that an entire community can be transformed and sustained. Acts’ team provides home buying services throughout the city of Milwaukee.
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