progress toward a permanent housing shelter

posted Dec 2, 2010, 5:43 PM by Sophia Webmaster

Exciting news!  Waukesha progressing toward a permanent housing shelter


For the past two years, St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Waukesha has received approval from the Waukesha Plan Commission and has received waivers on fire codes to house an emergency-temporary men’s overflow housing shelter for the winter months.  All knew this would not be approved a third year.


Bernie Juno, Hebron House Executive Director, and one of Waukesha County’s leading advocates for housing, has signed a lease on a building on the corner of Northview and Grandview in Waukesha (northwest side of Waukesha). This former West Suburban Christian Academy will not only house the winter shelter, but is expected to house offices of agencies in Waukesha with a similar focus. 


More information will be posted as it is known.  Volunteers will be needed to help get the space ready as soon as possible.


Don Johnson,

Affordable Housing Task Force Chair