//National Avenue Lofts – Fernando & Maria
National Avenue Lofts – Fernando & Maria 2018-04-17T01:26:21+00:00

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Fernando and Maria National Avenue Lofts

If you ask anyone in Milwaukee, they’ll tell you that the Walker’s Point neighborhood is an up-and-coming place to live. But when Impact Seven began developing National Avenue Lofts (NAL) there were merely whispers of this sentiment. Arguably, NAL has played a significant role in the neighborhood’s resurgance as a desirable place to live.

The first tenants at NAL can speak to the changes in their community. Fernando and his family have been tenants since the building opened in 2011. When asked about Walker’s Point, Fernando insists his neighborhood has changed 180 degrees. In early 2011, he remembers waking up in the early hours of the morning to the sounds of fighting and police sirens. Now, he sees conscientious neighbors who are invested in their community. He sees new and expanding businesses, blighted buildings given new life, and new market-rate apartments being developed in Walker’s Point.

Finding well-managed, affordable housing at NAL has allowed Fernando to be a part of the revitalization of his home community:

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Citing access to nearby amenities, proximity to work, and a site manager that is proactive in serving tenant needs, Fernando and his family have lived in their NAL home since 2011. As parents, the affordable nature of the property allows them to provide for their children in a comprehensive way by putting healthier meals on the table and enjoying their surroundings- things that “make life worth living.”
“My family is able to enjoy more of the activities around here. There is so much to do here. Everything is walking distance. It’s really nice. We’ve eaten at every restaurant around. Without affordable housing, we’d have to cut, and cut and cut. And most of the time it’s your food and it’s the extra experiences– because you have to pay your bills.”
Fernando, Tenant, National Avenue Lofts