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                 City Real Estate E-newsletter - August 17, 2018 

TOMORROW! Take Root Milwaukee Homeownership Fair

Join Take Root Milwaukee on Saturday, August 18th from 8:00 a.m. - Noon at Milwaukee Academy of Science (2000 W Kilbourn Ave) to learn all about the homebuying process! Over 20 trusted resources in the Milwaukee area will be available to help you start or continue on the path to owning your own home.

Meet with lenders, neighborhood organizations, homeownership specialist and realtors. Staff from the Department of City Development (Real Estate and NIDC) will be available to share information on how to go about purchasing a home from the City and resources to help fix and maintain a home from our Strong Neighborhoods Plan. 

Whether you're in the market for a fixer-upper, a historic house, a vacant lot to build on, or are looking for resources to improve your existing home, we can help you reach your goals

Until then, continue reading more below about properties for sale, neighborhood events and updates, helpful resources, and homeownership opportunities! 

Homeownership Opportunities

View homes for sale under Current Listing or Extended Listing. Homes listed under Current Listing are for owner-occupancy only, homes listed under Extended Listing are available to owner-occupants and investors who want to earn rental income. Homes are also listed with external agents. Work with your realtor to find your new home in the city.

Owner-occupant buyers may qualify for:

Featured Home

3040 North 11th Street
2 BR / 1 BA • 863 sq. ft.

Check out this single family home located in the North Division neighborhood. Enjoy a nice yard on the side of this home with endless amount of shade from the trees on this property. 

Asking Price: $2,500
Scope of Work: $32,490
May be eligible for up to $20,000 forgivable loan.


Featured Historic Home

The Mrs. K. Dreher House
3024 W. Juneau Avenue

3 BR / 1 BA in each unit (Duplex)

Designed by George Ehlers in 1901. This grand Queen Anne style duplex in Cold Spring Park has a new roof and gutters and is waiting for full renovation. Special feature is twin staircases that spiral around each other from the basement to the attic. 3,264 square feet of living space on a 5,640 square foot lot with garage parking at the alley. Must be restored as a duplex.

Asking Price: $5,000
Scope of Work: $65,720
May be eligible for up to $20,000 forgivable loan and WI Historic Homeowner’s Tax Credits.

Helpful Resources

Housing Help Web Tool. Housing Help Web Tool

If you're looking for a one stop shop for housing resources the Housing Help web tool is it! The Housing Help tool connects your with information and resources from various City departments and non-profit organizations. You can filter it if you're a homeowner, homebuyer or investor/non-profit organization. 
Explore this tool to find resources you can use!

MKE Mobile Tool. MKE Mobile

Residents can use MKE Mobile to locate, photograph and provide supporting information to ensure speedy resolution of issues. Issues that can be reported include abandoned vehicles, graffiti, litter, potholes or other issues. You can download the app on your smartphone today. You must have a Google Play or Apple ID to download the app. 
Learn more about MKE Mobile.


Strong Home LoanSTRONG Homes Loan Program

Accepting applications for CURRENT HOMEOWNERS!

The STRONG Homes Loan Program from NIDC offers partially forgivable loans of up to $20,000 for emergency and essential repairs to owner occupants of 1-4 family properties throughout the City of Milwaukee on a first come, first served basis. Technical assistance will also be provided to assist with rehab projects.


Direct Connect MKE

Direct Connect helps you find local trainings, jobs & supports you in your career path. Download the app today by searching "Yolobe" on your carrier's app store or connect with Veronica - text @dcmke at 39197.  


 City Programs - Learning Opportunities

Attend a Homebuyer Orientation.Homebuyer Orientation Sessions

Attend the next session to learn more about the Homebuyer Assistance Program, which offers assistance from a rehab specialist an up to $20,000 forgivable loan for the rehab of City-owned homes. 

Tuesday, September 11, 6 - 7:00 p.m.

Central Library, 814 W Wisconsin Ave. Community Room 1

A young child helps with a community garden.Community Improvement Project Grants - Info Sessions

NIDC CIP match grants support community projects that engage community members and physically improve neighborhoods in Milwaukee. CIP grants are reimbursable grants that require a dollar-for-dollar match from non-City funding sources. The maximum CIP grant request is $4,000. Attending an info session is required. 

Wednesday, September 12, 6 - 7:00 p.m. 

Washington Park Library, 2121 N Sherman Blvd. 

Thursday, September 13, 10 - 11:00 a.m. 

Hillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N 7th St. 

For more information visit our website.

Lunch & Learn Summer Series.Lunch & Learn Summer Series

In an effort to better equip the development community with understanding the permitting process in the City of Milwaukee, the Lunch & Learn Summer Series will explore current development opportunities and challenges. Mark your calendar to join us!


Monday, August 20, noon - 1:00 p.m.
City Hall, 200 E. Wells St. Room 301 - B Third Floor 

Basic Building Code
Monday, September 24, noon - 1:00 p.m. 
City Hall, 200 W. Wells St. Room 301 - B Third Floor.

For a full list of upcoming workshops visit our Lunch & Learn website.

Landlord Training Program.

Landlord Training

Attend the next Department of Neighborhood Services FREE 5- hour training seminar and receive a 100-page manual and certificate of completion.

Saturday, September 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Safety Academy - Little Theater, 6680 N. Teutonia Ave. 

Wednesday, September 19, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Anderson Water Tower, 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd Floor. 

Visit our Landlord Training website for more information on upcoming trainings.

Community Events

Hip Hop Week

Alderman Khalif J. Rainey is proud to announce the opening of Hip Hop Week MKE, starting Monday, August 20. The weeklong event will offer unique and positive experiences through networking events, conversations, health fair, and music. Click the link above to access the full schedule. 

Walk 100 Miles in 100 days with Mayor Barrett 

Walk 100’s overall goal is to increase physical activity among residents while promoting the uniqueness of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. Throughout the summer, Walk 100 partners with community organizations, elected officials, and residents to host walks in all corners of the city. Find a walk using the link above and join in on the fun! 

North Basin Ribbon Ceremony

Artworks for Milwaukee and NorthWest Side Community Development Corporation have been working on adding some color to the MMSD North Basin at 30th & Congress. Join them on Tuesday, August 21st at 4:30 p.m. at the North Basin N 30th St & W Congress for their ribbon cutting ceremony as they unveil the new murals installed. 

Yoga in the Park

Join Sixteenth Street Community Health Center for FREE yoga at Pulaski Park (2677 S. 16th St) every Saturday in August and September from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Mats are provided and it's open to all ages and skill levels! 

Harbor Fest

Join the Harbor District for Harbor Fest on Saturday, September 8 from 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. outside of the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences (600 E. Greenfield Ave) to take part in activities like paddling lessions, fishing lessons, pet a sturgeon, bike tour, street games, and food & drink. Participate in the final open house for the transit oriented development study in Walkers Square from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Tribeca Cafe 1318 S 1st St during Harbor Fest. 

Harvest Day Festival

Join Walnut Way for their annual Harvest Day Festival on Saturday, September 8, noon - 5:00 p.m. on 17th St. Live music, local food, and performers. 

Silver City International FestivalPerformers at the Silver City International Festival.

Saturday, September 8th from noon - 5 p.m. on W National Ave between 33rd & 35th St. Join Silver City neighbors and business owners for the 7th Annual Silver City International Festival to celebrate the cultural diversity of the neighborhood through food, music, and dance. 

Near West Side Farmers Market

Every Thursday from 3 -6 p.m. June 21 - September 13 Near West Side Partners (NWSP) will be hosting a farmers market at 20th & Kilbourn in Avenues West. NWSP is committed to bringing fresh food options to the 50,000+ residents and employees of the Near West Side neighborhoods. 

Riverworks Week

Monday, September 17th - 22nd. The Riverworks Business Improvement District invites everyone to the 5th Annual Riverworks Week where they are currently accepting applications for contestants to compete in the 4th Annual Dolphin Pool, which invites entrepreneurs to pitch their business concept in front of a live crowd and panel of expert judges. 

Valley Week Flyer.Valley Week

Saturday, Sep 22nd –  29th. Menomonee Valley Partners and Potawatomi Hotel & Casino present Valley Week running from September 22 – 29. Explore and experience Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley by participating in the week’s events, from a beer run, tours on land or in water, to dining al fresco at the Food Truck Festival, the week offers something to nature lovers, history enthusiasts, job seekers, and those looking for something unique to do.

Richard Rothstein: MKE Reads Color of Law

Richard Rothstein, author of Color of law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America will speak to book clubs and community members about his groundbreaking book. He's coming to Milwaukee on Tuesday, October 16 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the MATC Cooley Auditorium (1015 N 6th St.). Register today for FREE using the link above! 

Vacant Lot Opportunities

Vacant Lot logo.Lots of Opportunities for Vacant Lots

Check out this story about what one group of neighbors created with a vacant lot in their community and the love that grew from it.

Development Opportunities

Asking Price: $200,340

This site is the westerly bookend to the Bronzeville Arts and Cultural District and serves as a gateway from I43. Traffic counts along North Avenue are over 20,000 vehicles per day. Easy access to and high visibility from I-43 are an asset. 

Proposals accepted until 12 p.m. on 8/30/18

Find out more information at;

DCD/ Neighborhood News & Updates

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Community Outreach Liaison Gisela Ortega at

City Real Estate, 809 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 - (414) 286-5730

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Real Estate
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Milwaukee, WI 53202 

(414) 286-5730

Email offers to:
Commercial Properties (414) 286-5736 
Matt Haessly

Vacant Lots (414) 286-5762
Yves LaPierre

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