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Housing in La Crosse. Karl Green, Associate Professor UW Extension – La Crosse County Department of Community Development. Why are we here?. Better understand La Crosse’s tax base Better understand impact La Crosse Promise could have. 64%. 26%. 31%. 29%. 23%. 7% 4%. 18%.

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housing in la crosse

Housing in La Crosse

Karl Green, Associate Professor

UW Extension – La Crosse County

Department of Community Development

why are we here
Why are we here?
  • Better understand La Crosse’s tax base
  • Better understand impact La Crosse Promise could have
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64%

26%

31%

29%

23%

7% 4%

18%

54%

39%

33%

23%

20%

18%

32%

29%

26%

8%

5%

13%

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Contributing Factors & Results of

  • Neighborhood Deterioration

Potential Neighborhood Deterioration Contributing Factors

  • Declining Housing Values
  • Unkempt & Dilapidated Properties
  • Declining Resident-Owned Homes
  • Increase Transient Population and Home Turnover Velocity
  • Results of Neighborhood Deterioration
  • Poor Environment
  • (Clutter, Noise, Overall Aesthetics)
  • Increased Crime
  • (Drugs, Property, Person)
  • Declining Tax Base
  • (Erosion of Public Infrastructure & Services)
  • Increased Human Service Needs,
  • esp. for Children & Youth
  • (Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice)
how does la crosse promise help
How does La Crosse Promise help?
  • Scholarship attracts education focused families that recognize the benefit of a post-secondary education
  • Scholarship improves neighborhood housing infrastructure as recipients rebuild their neighborhoods through “Build Schloarships”
  • Promise of up to $50,000 scholarship per family (max. 25k per child) for post-secondary education reimbursement if you build in these neighborhoods
  • Rebuilding promotes redevelopment in neighborhoods