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Johnston center residences


Mercy Housing Lakefront's Johnston Center Residences, provide 91 units of supportive housing for individuals who are homeless and disabled or at high risk of homelessness in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The development has also created 10+ permanent jobs, injected $12.7 million into Milwaukee’s economy and helped to create and modify policies and procedures in county and state government around supportive affordable housing. Hope House, a nonprofit community organization will serve as the Milwaukee‐based service partner.

Johnston Center Residences combine the adaptive reuse of the old Johnston Medical Center and new construction on an adjacent space and blends effective strategies and approaches to address some of Milwaukee's most pressing issues including homelessness, environmental conservation, poverty and economic development. Forty‐one of the units will house individuals who are chronically homeless, very low‐income and disabled. The remaining 50 units will house very low‐income people who are at high risk for homelessness.


  • Combination of rehab and new construction
  • Property management
  • Includes a number of green design elements including a solar hot water heater, green roof and outdoor green space that will increase the building’s energy efficiency and support the project’s long‐term sustainability
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Employment services
  • Upper levels feature resident lounges and studio apartments
  • Education & resident leadership training
  • The lower level features several common areas including a laundry room, an exercise room, a computer lab, a resident lounge, resident storage and a community space which will be open for use by neighborhood organizations
  • Case management

Johnston Center Residences

2150 S. 13th
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215
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 Phone: 414.383.7232
[TTY 800.877.8973 or 711]

Property Type: Supportive
Units:  91

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p .m.


For current Mercy Housing Lakefront housing opportunities, call our Leasing Hotline: (312) 447-4621.

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