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Housing Help

Explore the Housing Help tool to find housing resources you can use if you're a homebuyer, homeowner or investor.  

 

HBA $20,000 Forgivable Loan

The Homebuyer Assistance Program offers assistance from a rehab specialist and up to a $20,000 forgivable loan for the rehab of City-owned homes.
 

Attend a Homebuyer Orientation Session!

 

STRONG Homes Loan

Partially forgivable loans to make emergency and essential home repairs.
 

Loans are repayable, with a deferred payment option available for homeowners who are low income and elderly or disabled.

 

Walnut Circle - Josey Heights - The Legacy Subdivision

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

Lots available for $1, along with a $10,000 forgivable second mortgage loan.

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

Residential

Commercial

 

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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Contact Us

Real Estate
809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 

(414) 286-5730



Residential Properties (414) 286-5805 
Keith Bailey  kbaile@milwaukee.gov
Email offers to: ResidentialOffers@milwaukee.gov
 
Commercial Properties (414) 286-5736 
Matt Haessly  mhaess@milwaukee.gov

Vacant Lots (414) 286-5762
Yves LaPierre  ylapie@milwaukee.gov

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Landlord Training Program Part 2-of-2, Lake Tower

08-16-20186:00 PM  - 8:30 PM*This Class is already at-capacity! Anderson Water Tower, 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd Floor. Parking available on the street and in the lots on the east side of 6th Street.

Lunch & Learn Summer Series: Occupancy

08-20-201812:00 PM  - 1:00 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

09-11-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMCentral Library, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue. (Community Room 1)

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

09-12-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

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

09-13-201810:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

Landlord Training Program at the Safety Academy

09-15-20189:00 AM  - 3:00 PMMilwaukee Safety Academy-Little Theater, 6680 N. Teutonia Av. Parking as-marked, behind building

Landlord Training Program, Lake Tower

09-19-20189:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson Water Tower, 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd Floor. Parking available on the Street, and parking lots east of 6th Street (accessed by Norwich St.).

Lunch & Learn Summer Series: Basic Building Code

09-24-201812:00 PM  - 1:00 PMCity Hall, Room 301-B

Landlord Training Program, Lake Tower

10-06-20189:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson Water Tower, 4001 S. 6th St, 3rd Floor

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

10-08-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMCentral Library, 814 West Wisconsin Avenue. (Community Room 1)

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

10-10-20186:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library, 2121 North Sherman Boulevard

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

10-11-201810:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

Lunch & Learn Summer Series: DPW

10-15-201812:00 PM  - 1:00 PM

Landlord Training Program, Lake Tower

10-17-20189:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson Water Tower, 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd Floor.

Two-Part Landlord Training, East Library (part 1-of-2)

11-13-20185:00 PM  - 7:30 PMEast Library in the Ellipse Room, 2320 N. Cramer St.

Two-Part Landlord Training, East Library (part 2-of-2)

11-14-20185:00 PM  - 7:30 PMEast Library in the Ellipse Room, 2320 N. Cramer St.

Landlord Training, Zablocki Library-Community Room

11-28-20181:30 PM  - 7:30 PMZablocki Library-Community Room, 3501 W. Oklahoma Av. Milwaukee, WI 53215

Landlord Training, Lake Tower, 3rd Floor

12-05-20189:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson Water Tower, 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd Floor. Parking available on the Street, and parking lots east of 6th Street (accessed by Norwich St.).

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