We’re excited to share our newest data dashboard on affordable housing in Kenosha. Many systemic factors contribute to the health, wellbeing, and success of youth in our community, but too often, we attribute their outcomes to the individuals alone. This is why we’re beginning to examine some of the systems level indicators in our community. With feedback from our Leadership Table and StriveTogether, we’ve chosen housing as the first sector to start measuring data on for Kenosha County. Here you’ll find data on housing from the Census and other sources that can be used as an informational tool and advocacy resource.
On March 11th, 2021, President Biden signed The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into law. This historic piece of legislation will provide approximately $1.9 trillion in relief and federal investment to address the on-going impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding has the possibility to transform communities for children and families. As the cradle-to-career backbone for Kenosha County, Building Our Future is well positioned to support entities in leveraging dollars to not only build back better, but build with equity and build to last.
The American Rescue Plan Act will bring more than $135 million of flexible funding for children and youth to the Kenosha County community, via City, County, and Village governments; K-12 education systems; and higher education institutions. Building Our Future has created a handout that strives to make this funding easy to understand for partners, advocates, and community members.