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The Office of NIDC and other City of Milwaukee offices (information here) will be closed on Good Friday, April 18th, 2014.  The Office of NIDC will re-open on Monday, April 21st, 2014, at 8 a.m.

NIDC works with City departments, community-based agencies, financial institutions, developers, local foundations, and most importantly, residents, to improve Milwaukee's neighborhoods.

NIDC is affiliated with the City of Milwaukee's Department of City Development.

Targeted Investment Neighborhoods (TINs)

Targeted Investment Neighborhoods (TINs)

TINs sustain and increase owner-occupancy, provide high quality affordable rental housing, strengthen property values, and improve neighborhood physical appearance and quality of life. TINs focus resources for 3 years on a small area, generally 6 to 12 city blocks.


Home Rehab Program

Homebuyer Assistance

The Homebuyer Assistance Program provides up to $20,000 to assist with the rehabilitation of City-owned foreclosed homes.  NIDC and its development partners also have a limited number of fully rehabilitated homes available for sale.


Rental Rehab Program

 Rental Rehabilitation Program

 The Rental Rehab program offers rehabilitation assistance to responsible investors who agree to rent to income-eligible tenants.  The property must be a City of Milwaukee owned tax foreclosed property OR be located in a Targeted Investment Neighborhood (TIN) and meet program standards when the rehabilitation is complete. 

Generally, units must have at least 2 bedrooms to qualify.


Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative

Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative

Working with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, this initiative focuses on a neighborhood’s positive attributes and works to engage neighbors and homeowners to invest in their neighborhoods and position them as good places to live.


Tax Incremental Districts (TIDs)

Tax Incremental Districts (TIDs)

Forgivable loans are available to assist owner-occupants with repairs in a limited number of neighborhood-based Tax Incremental Districts, a special financing tool that enables the City to borrow against the growth of tax base in order to create a pool of loan resources. 


Homeowners Emergency Loan Program (HELP)

Homeowners Emergency Loan Program (HELP) 

Help for homeowners throughout the City of Milwaukee
NIDC offers assistance to income-eligible owner-occupants throughout the City of Milwaukee. The Homeowners’ Emergency Loan Program (HELP) is available for emergencies that, if not corrected, would make the home uninhabitable. HELP is not available for maintenance, code violations, or other work that is not a true emergency.

Community Improvement Projects (CIPs)


Community Improvement Projects (CIPs)

Matching grants of up to $3,000 are available for sustainable projects that physically enhance a neighborhood and increase resident camaraderie.

Other Resources 


Additional Resources

The Department of City Development is currently updating our comprehensive Housing Resource Guide with current program information for 2014.  Please check back in February for this resource.  

 Last page update:  04/17/2014    


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