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                City Real Estate E-Newsletter - August 2019 

Take Root Milwaukee Homeownership Fair Saturday August 24

Join Take Root Milwaukee on Saturday, August 24th from 8:00 a.m. - Noon at Bradley Tech High School (700 S 4th St) 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, updates, helpful resources, and homeownership opportunities! 

Homeownership Opportunities

Click for Extended Listing of Homes for SaleClick for Current Listing of Homes For SaleView 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 the $500 Roots Landscaping Program Incentive and Homebuyer Assistance Program - $20,000 forgivable loan for rehab

Featured Home

1.5 story home for sale. White siding with brown trim. 2313 W Burnham St 
Single Family

4 BR / 2 BA • 1,307 sq. ft.
Check out this home in the Muskego Way neighborhood. This home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This home will be featured at the Take Root Milwaukee Tour of Homes on Saturday, August 24th. Contact your real estate agent to view this property or join us at the Homeownership Fair! 
Asking Price: $37,520
Scope of Work: $13,604
Essential Repairs: $2,150

May be eligible for up to $20,000 forgivable loan with homeownership.

Helpful Resources

Housing Help 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! 

Stop Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is a burden to residents and a blight on our beautiful city. Don't let illegal dumping ruin your neighborhood. Report it and you could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. You can call (414) 286-CITY or report it online. Remember to report who, what, where and when. 


FREE Water Filter Learn more about Lead-Safe Milwaukee

Do you need a drinking water filter? If your home has a lead service line you can get a discounted water filter at You may be able to qualify for a free water filter if you live in the City of Milwaukee and cannot afford a filter. Visit the health department's website for more info or call 414-286-3521. 

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Trash Cleanup
Be a good neighbor and help keep our City clean. Now is a great time to gather your neighbors and schedule a neighborhood cleanup! Contact Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful to get FREE supplies for your cleanup. You can also report it by calling 286-CITY.   


Downspout Disconnect Program LogoDownspout Disconnect Program
Did you receive a letter about disconnecting your downspouts? That means that one (1) or more of your downspouts may meet the criteria for disconnecting from the combined sewer. Click the link above for more information. 

2020 Census Jobs
Earn extra income while helping you community. The U.S. census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. 

 City Programs - Learning Opportunities

Homebuyer Orientation Sessions

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

Monday, September 23, 6-7:00 p.m.
Washington Park Library (2121 N Sherman Blvd) 

Community Improvement Project (CIP) 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 11, 6-7:00 p.m.
Washington Park Library (2121 N. Sherman Blvd) 
Thursday, September 12, 10 - 11 a.m. 
Hillside Family Resource Center (1452 N 7th St)

Lunch & Learn Program 2019Lunch & 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. 

Special Enforcement & Permits
Monday, September 16, 12-1:00 p.m.

809 N Broadway (First floor Boardroom) 

Landscape & Zoning Code Updates 
Monday, October 7, 12-1:00 p.m.

809 N Broadway (First floor Boardroom) 

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

rent for success logo Rent for Success 

Rent for Success is a free info-packed tenant training program designed to educate and empower renters to make safe, healthy choices in their housing, and to provide helpful resources for if anything does go wrong with an arrangement. Visit our Rent for Success website for more info. 

Community Events

Our City always has fun and informational events happening! Take part in all the great events, to see a full list of events from the City visit our Community Events Calendar.

Hip Hop Weekhip-hop week mke Aug 20-26
Hip-Hop Week MKE is a community wide awareness event fueled by the celebration of the Hip-Hop cculture through music, art, informative discussions, wellness, violence, civic engagement, financial literacy and health. For the full list of event visit their website 

BID-NID Week BID-NID Week Sep 9-14
Join us in celebrating our Business (BID) and Neighborhood (NID) Improvement Districts with various activities that will highlight the work of these organizations. We encourage you to explore and experience these Milwaukee neighborhoods firsthand, and bring awareness of the added value they bring to the City. Take part in neighborhood tours, walks, expereince new food, dance to live music and much more! Visit for a full calendar of events. 

Fond Du Lac & North Area Plan Community Meeting
Join the Department of City Development, Alderman Russell Stamper, II and our community partners for a community meeting to discuss issues relevant to each neighborhood. The plan will build on recent local neighborhood planning efforts to guide development in the area for the next 10-20 years. A light dinner will be served. 

Tuesday, September 17, 5:30pm
Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W Center St

City of Milwaukee Budget Review ProcessCity hall picture
Be engaged in the City of Milwaukee's Budget process by attending the budget hearing meetings. Learn how your tax dollars will be spent.

Click the picture to the right for more information on upcoming meetings. 

Commercial Property Opportunities

5008-14 West Center St Asking Price: $50,000

Check out this commercial building in the Saint Joseph neighborhood! This 6,848 SF building has two stories and a garage. Resources from the City are available to help with restoring this property. Proposals considered on a first-come, first-served basis. More info at;

DCD/ Neighborhood News & Updates

If your organization would like to be featured in future e-newsletters, please contact

Community Outreach Liaison Gisela Ortega at

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

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Milwaukee, WI 53202 

(414) 286-5730

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Commercial Properties (414) 286-5736 
Matt Haessly

Vacant Lots (414) 286-5762
Yves LaPierre

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