Milton grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois and lived in public housing. He moved to Lawrence in 1980 to attend the University of Kansas. He has been a leasing agent with a local private property management company, and at KU as Assistant Director of Admissions, and Assistant Director for Student Housing. He spent over 20 years with the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority as Director of Programs and Property Management. He was Executive Director of the Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority, and retired from that position. He attends Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church. Milton is a single parent who raised two sons and has three grandchildren.
Milton has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communications Studies, and a Master of Science in Education – Higher Education.
Milton is the only city commission candidate who has administered affordable housing programs including programs for people experiencing homelessness, and who has lived in public housing.
Milton has successfully administered and written grants for federal programs including Moving to Work (MTW), Transitional Housing, public housing, and Section 8. Milton oversaw the HOPE House program that housed chronically homeless individuals with dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance abuse.