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STRONG Homes Loan

Partially forgivable loans to make emergency and essential home repairs and address building code orders. Loans are repayable, with a deferred payment option available for homeowners who are low income and elderly or disabled.


Walnut Circle

Walnut Circle is one of Milwaukee’s newest single-family subdivisions, located near the intersection of 20th and Walnut. Lots available for $1.00, along with a $10,000 forgivable second mortgage loan.


HBA $20,000 Forgivable Loan

Learn more about the Homebuyer Assistance Program, which offers assistance from a rehab specialist and up to a $20,000 forgivable loan for the rehab of City-owned homes.  Visit Homebuyer Assistance Program webpage.


Benefits of Buying a City-owned Home

City Real Estate offers a $500 ROOTS Lanscaping Incentive and pays the broker fees for you! Additionally, the Homebuyer Assistance Program offers a $20,000 forgivable loan for rehab and a rehab specialist for FREE. View the infographic for more information and to see a sample monthly housing payment. View homes for sale.

City Real Estate

The City of Milwaukee offers a variety of properties for sale, including fully rehabilitated homes, tax-foreclosed buildings, vacant lots, surplus municipal facilities and brownfield properties suitable for redevelopment. Offers to purchase are reviewed to ensure that buyers will re-use property in a way that improves our community.

Existing Homes

Existing Homes

The City of Milwaukee has many unique opportunities for buyers interested in rehabbing tax-foreclosed properties for homeownership and investment. Properties may be eligible for matching funds to assist buyers with the repair costs through the Homebuyer Assistance Program.

Move-in Ready Homes

  Single Family Home Building Sites

Single Family Home Building Sites

The City of Milwaukee has hundreds of opportunities for new home building. Our affordable lot prices can put a newly constructed home within your reach. Building a house in one of Milwaukee’s urban neighborhoods puts you close to downtown, jobs, shopping, schools, entertainment and parks.

Single Family Home Building Sites

Commercial Properties

Commercial Listings advertise retail stores, mixed-use buildings, multi-family properties or industrial facilities for sale and renovation.  Most properties will use licensed commercial brokers for property showings and offer submissions. We look for quality renovations and project feasilbity, as well as offer price.


Single Family Home Building Sites
Neighborhood Developments

The Bronzeville New Homes Initiative promotes homeownership and new construction in the greater Bronzeville area – from N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. to I-43/N. 7th St. between W. Garfield Ave. and W. Center St. A select number of lots will be sold for $1.00 to buyers who will build and occupy traditional-style homes.

Walnut Circle is one of Milwaukee’s newest single-family subdivisions, located near the intersection of 20th and Walnut.

Property Rehabilitation Resources

Property Rehabilitation Resources




Single Family Home Building Sites
Vacant Lots

The City owns and maintains more than 3,000 vacant lots. Some lots get developed, many are being used informally by neighbors for community gardens and parks, and many more lie dormant waiting for their potential to be realized.

Single Family Home Building Sites

Brownfield Opportunities

There are many resources available to learn what a Brownfield property is and how to navigate the process of assessing, remediating and redeveloping a Brownfield property. Tax delinquent brownfields range from several acre parcels with multiple buildings to vacant lots of minimal size.


Development Sites 

Development sites owned by the City, Redevelopment Authority or MPS are available for commercial and industrial developments that contribute business and retail services to our commercial districts or increase employment in our industrial corridors. Select residential tracts or unique infill lots are also available to expand housing opportunities. Sites listed below are available for quality developments that meet the specified use requirements and City design guidelines, are financially viable and ready for immediate construction and expand our tax base.




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Real Estate
809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 

(414) 286-5730

Residential Properties (414) 286-5805 
Keith Bailey
Commercial Properties (414) 286-5736 
Matt Haessly

Vacant Lots (414) 286-5762
Yves LaPierre

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Community Improvement Project Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

05-11-20166:00 PM  - 7:00 PMMartin Luther King Library, 310 W Locust St. (Community Room)

Community Improvement Project Info Session - matching grants up to $4,000

05-12-20169:30 AM  - 10:30 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

05-31-20166:00 PM  - 7:30 PMWashington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd. (Community Room)

Quick Links

Housing Resource Guide

Vacant Lot Handbook