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.

HOST: Village of Shorewood Community Development Authority

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

HOST: Village of Shorewood Community Development Authority

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.

Session 4 – October 27, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m. Shorewood Housing Market Study and Need Analysis - 2020 


Julia Smith, Novogradac

THEME: Review of the Village housing market, needs including affordable housing data, feedback and recommendations.

HOST: Village of Shorewood Community Development Authority


WATCH – CDA Meeting and presentation.

VIEW – Power Point Slides.

READ – Shorewood Housing Market Study and Needs Analysis – 2020.

Session 5 – November 9, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m. Understanding Racism as a Threat to Public Health 


Reggie Jackson, Nurturing Diversity Partners

Dr. Fran Kaplan

THEME: Presenters will expand our understanding of racism as a social determinant of health locally, regionally and nationally; they will examine how successful public health campaigns have made our lives better by moving us beyond longstanding but unhealthy cultural practices; and they will increase your desire for and ability to work towards racial equity in your sphere of influence.

HOST: Shorewood Public Library and Shorewood Senior Resource Center


WATCH – No recording will be available.

VIEW – No Power Point Slides are available.

READ – Resources for Further Learning from Nurturing Diversity Partners.

Session 6 – November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m. The Impact of Affordable Housing 


Kori Schneider Peragine, Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Ana Simpson, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

THEME: This session creates a community forum to talk about the impacts of affordable housing. The first 30-45 minutes will consist of guest speakers who will provide an introduction on affordable housing. After the presenters, there will then be a 75-minute open forum offering residents a chance to express their thoughts and questions around affordable housing. Community members may also decide to ask the speakers direct questions to learn more about affordable housing. This discussion will be moderated by Frank Cumberbatch.

HOST: Village of Shorewood Human Relations Commission and Community Development Authority


WATCH – Video recoding is here for viewing.

VIEW – This event will be virtual, call in information will be available on the Village's meeting calendar.

READ – To be determined.

Session 7 – December 1, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m. Zoning for Affordable Housing 


Susan Henderson, 2nd Principal at PlaceMakers, LLC

Taylor Graybehl, City of Eau Claire Associate Planner

Curt Witynski (moderator), Deputy Executive Director for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities

THEME: In 2021, the League of Wisconsin Municipalities teamed up with the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) to prepare a guidebook to help Wisconsin cities and villages make small, incremental changes to their zoning codes to better enable the location of workforce housing within their communities. In this workshop, CNU faculty will describe the project and discuss a few of the zoning code changes the guidebook will recommend. A planner from the City of Eau Claire will speak about their city's participation in the project and zoning changes the city is considering to enable the creation of more affordable housing.

HOST: Village of Shorewood Community Development Authority, at the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Conference


WATCH – Video recording is here for viewing.

VIEW – Incremental Code Reform: Enabling Better Places - Zoning for Affordable Housing

READ – The Village is currently undertaking a Commercial Zoning Update.

Session 8 - February 24, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m. System Change and How It Relates to Affordable Housing


Sam Coleman, Shorewood School District

Frank Cumberbatch, Bader Philanthropies Inc.

Kevin Newell, Royal Capital Group LLC

THEME: Presenters educate the community on thinking strategically across institutions, not in a vacuum. Humans exist and span across spaces. Deliberate, intentional processes that foster new systems of inclusiveness are needed in all environments. These are not easy systems to breakdown, but we need to start, be purposeful and adopt a strategy for doing so.

HOST: Village of Shorewood Community Development Authority

WATCH - Video recording is here for viewing.

VIEW - To be determined.

READ - To be determined.


CDA Housing Resource List


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