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District 3 - Alderman Nik Kovac

Alderman Kovac discusses the East Library project on site during the groundbreaking ceremony.

Landlord Think Small – March 16, 2015

Attention landlords - mark your calendar for this spring’s Landlord Think Small event.

This spring’s discussion is scheduled for Monday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m. and will feature Milwaukee attorney Tristan Pettit. Pettit will lead a presentation on his outline for tenant screening and applications as well as discussion about fair housing guidelines.

Pettit is a shareholder with the Milwaukee law firm of Petrie & Stocking S.C., which has been in existence for over 115 years assisting individuals, families and businesses throughout the state. He focuses his practice in the area of general civil and business litigation with an emphasis on landlord-tenant law. More information about Pettit and his presentation is available at

The event will be held in the UWM Union, Room 191. Hourly parking is available in the Union Garage. Refreshments will be served. Reserve your spot today by RSVPing online - An RSVP is requested but not required.

This event is co-sponsored by UWM’s Neighborhood Housing Office and UWM’s Neighborhood Relations Office. If you have questions about the event, email

Save the Date! FREE Homeownership Fair

The City of Milwaukee and Take Root Milwaukee - plus many other neighborhood organizations, lenders, realtors and homeownership consultants will be available to answer all of your questions and get you started on the path to owning your own home on Saturday, March 7th. This FREE Homeownership Fair at the Italian Conference Center features a variety of informational booths, home tour sign-ups, homebuying and home rehab workshops, incentive offers and so much more! Get started today by clicking the button below, and we'll see you at the fair!

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Worried about foreclosure because you haven't paid your property taxes?

Read about how you can prevent foreclosure on your home and improve your financial situation as well in this flyer that was included in the recent tax bill mailing.

City will begin accepting STRONG Homes Loan Program applications in January

Milwaukee homeowners looking to tap into $1 million in partially-forgivable loans to fund essential home repairs can begin applying for the STRONG Homes Loan program on January 2. Under the program, owner-occupants can apply for loans of up to $20,000 to pay for emergency repairs, essential rehabilitation and code correction orders, with loan interest rates between zero and three percent. Eligible projects include roof replacement, replacement of failing porches and the repair or replacement of deteriorating siding or failing exterior paint. 

Qualifying households must have an income at or below 120 percent of the area median ($84,360 for a family of four). 25 percent of the loan amount will be forgiven if the owner stays in the home for 10 years. Information and applications are available at

Unique Design Wins Commission for East Library Public Art



The Milwaukee Public Library has selected UW-Milwaukee lecturer and longtime resident Ray Chi to design and implement a public art installation outside the new East Branch of the library, which is under construction at North Ave. and Cramer St.

Chi’s art proposal will invigorate the space with three separate and distinct features—rack, serpent and boulder—which offer a unique take on three overlooked and under-loved elements of the urban landscape: the bike rack, the strip of grass by the street curb and the concrete that makes up streets and sidewalks.


New Design Approved for Former Site of Pizza Man


The Architectural Review Board has given its approval to plans to redevelop the former site of Pizza Man restaurant at the corner of E. North Ave and N. Oakland Ave. These renderings represent the architect's approved concept for the development.

You can click to view the renderings in further detail.

New 2014 Virtual Night Parking Permit System

For the convenience of the city’s night parking permit customers, there will be no requirement to display a physical permit starting in 2014. When residents buy a night parking permit after December 20, 2013, they will complete the same application, accurately listing the applicable license plate number. Residents will receive a confirmation number to prove purchase of the permit, but will not receive a physical permit to place on the vehicle’s window.

The license plate number will be used by parking enforcement to determine whether the owner has purchased a valid permit. All customer service problems arising from misplaced or stolen permits will be eliminated. Failure to purchase a permit will still be subject to a $20 citation.

When a resident purchases a permit online, the cost savings derived from the elimination of permit production, handling and mailing costs will be passed on to customers. The convenience fee will be reduced from the current $2.25 to $1.00.

Visit to purchase a night permit online and avoid the hassle of standing in line to pay in-person. Please call 286-CITY (2489) with any questions.

Alderman Kovac in the Media

Joel Van Haren of WUWM's Lake Effect produced this interview with Milwaukee 3rd district Alderman Nik Kovac on East Newberry Boulevard. The boulevard between Lake and Riverside parks was named one of the “10 Great Streets for 2009” by the American Planning Association.


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Chair: Finance and Personnel Committee
Vice-Chair: Steering and Rules Committee
Vice-Chair: Milwaukee Arts Board
Member: Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee
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Member: Library Board
Member: Deferred Compensation Board
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