Residents evacuated from toxic Milwaukee apartments may not be able to move back in for several months

Source:, June 22, 2023
By: Evan Casey

Matrix Martinez spent months working extra hours at his job to save up money to move into his first apartment at the Community Within the Corridor development in Milwaukee in December.

“I put so much work into that apartment,” Martinez said.

But for the past three months, he’s been forced to live at a hotel after he and more than 150 other residents at the affordable apartment complex were evacuated based on an order from the Milwaukee Health Department. The evacuation order came after the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reported that tests revealed “exceptionally high” levels of trichloroethylene, or TCE, at the complex.  Read more.

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