La Crosse Promise makes way for another Promise home

Tore down condemned building Monday

La Crosse Promise makes way for...

LA CROSSE Wis. (WKBT) - A La Crosse house is demolished Monday morning to help a program working toward revitalizing local neighborhoods.

The La Crosse Promise program tore down a condemned home in the Powell-Poage-Hamilton neighborhood Monday. The program offers up to $50,000 in scholarships for home buyers who renovate or build new.

One of the non-profit leaders says improving living conditions is a great way to improve their quality of life.

"And secondarily, I would say their education. So that's really what La Crosse Promise is about, tying that neighborhood revitalization with education, because those are two key things that are determining factors in a person's success, frankly,” said La Crosse Promise Executive Director Brian Liesinger.

The La Crosse Promise nonprofit focuses on the Powell-Poage-Hamilton and Washburn neighborhoods. Five new homes have been built since the program began in 2015.

Those interested in the Promise program can find out more at

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