The Johnston Center Residences

Milwaukee, WI
Special Needs, Supportive

2150 S. 13th Street
Milwaukee, WI, 53215

Phone: (414) 383-7232 TTY: 800-877-8973 or 711
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Referral Only

About The Johnston Center Residences

  • Property Type: Special Needs, Supportive
  • Units: 91

The Johnston Center is a beautiful, newly rehabilitated building located on the south side of Milwaukee. The Johnston center is just west of interstate 94 in the community known as Lincoln Village. The Johnston Center serves the chronically homeless, disabled and low income populations. The building is also just minutes away from public transportation.

Johnston Center Residences provides 91 units of supportive housing for individuals who are homeless and disabled or at high risk of homelessness. 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 the county and state government around the 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.

Amenities and Services

  • Community Room
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Includes a number of green design elements including a solar hot water heater, green roof and outdoor green space
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Community Celebrations and Activitites
  • Upper levels feature resident lounges and studio apartments
  • Exercise Facility
  • Education Programs
  • Resident Services
  • Computer Center

Effectiveness of Programs

4008 Total Services Delivered 2018
102 Total People Served 2018