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DCD Real Estate significantly exceeded the goal for selling tax foreclosed properties in 2015. During the Great Recession the City of Milwaukee acquired thousands of properties due to tax foreclosure. “We started seeing a major uptick in 2009, and 2012 was the year in which we acquired the largest number of properties (about 900),” said deputy city development commissioner Martha Brown.
DCD’s Real Estate section went above and beyond its goal to reduce the city’s vacant lot inventory in 2015. The goal of 100 sales was reached mid-year and sales continued at a breakneck pace for a final number of 244. Each lot sold will now generate tax revenue of $70-150 per year and eliminate an average of $320 in annual maintenance costs.
Two new neighborhoods were named Targeted Investment Neighborhoods (TINs) at the onset of 2016. The Layton Boulevard and Lighthouse neighborhoods were selected from a pool of applicants to be designated as TIN areas, where housing rehabilitation resources are available under the HOME Rehabilitation and Rental Rehabilitation programs over a three-year period to support community improvement and quality of life initiatives led by residents and community-based organizations.
On April 14th, Mayor Tom Barrett joined representatives from Aurora Health Care, Harley-Davidson, Marquette University, Miller-Coors and the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation to announce the new Promoting Assets and Reducing Crime (PARC) Initiative on Milwaukee’s Near West Side.
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