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Build your NEW home in one of the City’s premier subdivisions located in the heart of the City!

Buy $1 Lot + Get $10,000 Forgivable Loan: 

  • Lots available for $1.00, along with a $10,000 forgivable second mortgage loan
     
  • Submit offer, earnest money and a pre-approval letter from your bank to reserve your lot
     
  • Limited to funding availability
     

3 subdivisions offer many advantages to prospective homebuyers:

  • Brand new construction in the heart of the city of Milwaukee – close to downtown
     
  • Fully improved lots, including sewer, water, lighting and sidewalks
     
  • Shop and compare – affordable lot pricing means more house for your money!
     
  • View brochure for more information

     

WHEDA Transform Advantage pilot program (Josey & Walnut only)
The Transform Advantage is a first and second mortgage loan product. It can be used to acquire and rehabilitate a property or for new construction. This product is limited to specific Milwaukee neighborhoods.

  • No down payment requirement
  • No mortgage insurance requirement
  • Up to 100% financing is available on the first mortgage
  • Up to 150% financing is available on the second mortgage
  • 0% interest and no monthly payments for 12 months while the property is being built or rehabilitated
  • Low-cost, fixed interest rate will be the same on the first and the second mortgage
  • First-rate, local loan servicing by a recognized industry leader
  • Certain program restrictions and eligibility requirements apply.
  • Home buyer education is required. Contact one of our housing counseling partners to get started:
The Legacy


Legacy

  • Located near 20th & Garfield
     
  • Up to 45 lots currently available
     
  • Located near the recently built St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, the Wellness Commons developments and millions of dollars of new investment
     
  • Near Alice’s Garden, Brown Street Academy, Johnson’s Park and Fondy Farmer’s Market
Walnut Circle


Walnut

  • Located at 20th & Walnut
     
  • 29 lots currently available
     
  • Adjacent to the original City Homes subdivision in a neighborhood that reflects pride of ownership and committed residents
     
  • Eligible for WHEDA Transform Advantage pilot mortgage program
Josey Heights


Josey

  • Located at 12th & Lloyd
     
  • 33 lots currently available
     
  • Located in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood – home to millions of dollars of new investment and strong resident engagement
     
  • Eligible for WHEDA Transform Advantage pilot mortgage program
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Contact Us

Real Estate
809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202



The Department of City Development is happy to answer questions about lot availability, house design and making an offer to purchase.

For more information contact:
Yves LaPierre 
Email:  ylapie@milwaukee.gov
Phone:  (414) 286-5762



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