Spotlight on Housing

The Role of Suburbs in Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Region: Spotlight on Housing


The Community Development Authority (CDA) was tasked by the Village Board to provide a recommendation on how to utilize Tax Increment District (TID) funds from TID #1 extension for purposes of affordable housing in accordance with State Statutes. The CDA, Shorewood Library, Shorewood Human Relations Commission and Shorewood Senior Resource Center have partnered to develop educational opportunities for members of the CDA and the public to learn about the affordable housing prior to developing a recommendation. Please join us as we learn together how to grow our housing in the Village of Shorewood to provide a more diverse and inclusive region.

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Session Details, Materials & Schedule

Session 1 - July 9, 2021 @ 8:30 a.m. Milwaukee County Strategic Plan for Racial Equity


Isaac Rowlett, MKE Director of Strategic Initiatives

Jeff Roman, MKE Director of African American Affairs

THEME: Regional Approach to County-wide equity.


WATCH – CDA meeting with presentation.

VIEW – PowerPoint Slides.

READ – CDA meeting packet introducing presentation.

Session 2 - August 10, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m. Community Development Alliance


Teig Whaley-Smith, CDA Executive Director

Gina Stilp, Executive Director, Zilber Family Foundation & Chair, CDA Executive Committee

THEME: Private Collaborative Addressing Affordable Housing in the City of Milwaukee Area


WATCH – CDA meeting with presentation.

VIEW – PowerPoint Slides.

READ – CDA meeting agenda and materials.

Reggie Jackson, Nurturing Diversity Partners
THEME: Exploring the topic of affordable housing's history, the opportunities presented by creating affordable housing and the challenges of making that happen. We will provide common language to help attendees have productive conversations about the topic. Examples from around the country, as well as locally, will give us background on the difficulties communities face when trying to provide affordable housing.
HOST: Shorewood Library and the Shorewood Senior Resource Center

WATCH – No recording will be available.

VIEW – PowerPoint Slides.

READ – Resources for Future Learning on Affordable Housing.


CDA Housing Resource List


Do you have an article or resource that would be valuable for our journey? If so, please email the information to Village Manager Rebecca Ewald at