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Learn more during Fair Housing Month

By Brian Peters, Housing Policy Coordinator
 
The month of April—and with it, Fair Housing Month—is drawing to a close. This year is the 50th Anniversary of Wisconsin’s Open Housing Law, which was passed prior to the national Fair Housing Act. The Fair...[read more]

| Tuesday, 4/28/2015 - 5:30 PM | 0 comments

Recent events covered specific elements of ADA

By Julie Alexander, Independent Living Services Lead Coordinator
 
We are almost midway through the yearlong celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Long Term Care Advocacy Team has helped in producing two very successful ADA Celebration Brown Bag events.
  
On March 18, we helped the ADA...[read more]

| Friday, 4/24/2015 - 11:30 AM | 0 comments

Getting the most bang for our tax buck

By Brian Peters, Housing Policy Advocate
 
April 15 was the deadline for filing 2014 individual income tax returns. I know many people complain about paying taxes, and/or get excited about the amount of the refund. Me, I’ve never really minded paying taxes because I know that our government, whether local, state or federal, needs funding to operate.
 
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| Thursday, 4/16/2015 - 5:49 PM | 0 comments

Independent Living in the UK in three parts - Part 3: Bristol

By Alie Kriofske Mainella, Youth Leadership Program Manager
 
Part 3: Bristol
 
Bristol was the last stop on my trek through the UK to discover some of the resources and services available for people with disabilities.
 
M Shed, a museum about Bristol, has a special emphasis on social justice. There, I got to see an exhibit on the...[read more]

| Friday, 4/10/2015 - 5:34 PM | 0 comments

Independent Living in the UK in three parts - Part 2: Wales

By Alie Kriofske Mainella, Youth Leadership Program Manager
 
Part 2: Wales
 
I took a trip to the UK to learn more about disability services there. After spending time in London (check out my first blog for more on that)...[read more]

| Friday, 4/3/2015 - 3:17 PM | 0 comments
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