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                City Real Estate E-newsletter - May 2019 

Are you thinking now is the time to spring into action and become a homeowner or purchase your own commercial property for your business? Jump on the opportunity to view our listings of City-Owned Properties, something the Arias-Reyes family took advantage of.

After years of living in the Martin Drive neighborhood the Arias-Reyes family couldn't help but notice the vacant property at 3720-24 W Vliet St. They decided to inquire about it after learning it was owned by the City of Milwaukee. The family always dreamed of owning their own business and this felt like the right opportunity. They ended up purchasing 3720-24 W Vliet St from the City of Milwaukee and are in the process of renovating it to open up a Mexican bakery and deli. They are still working on rehabbing the property but hope to be open by this summer. We look forward to the positive impact this business will bring to the neighborhood!

Before & After 3720-24 W Vliet St

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

Homeownership Opportunities

Current Listings & Extended Listings

Current ListingView 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

2800 N 16th St
4 BR / 1.5 BA • 1,629 sq. ft.
Check out this duplex home in the North Division neighborhood. This Duplex has 4 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, a perfect opportunity to own your home and become a landlord as well. This property was built in 1880 and has a lot of unique historic details. Contact your real estate agent to view this property! 
Asking Price: $5,625
Scope of Work: $55,700
Essential Repairs: $43,800

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

Helpful Resources

Housing Help Web Tool. 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 logoStop 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  lead safe milwaukee logo

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.  


Project Clean & Green
Project Clean & Green is a City-wide program that includes targeted street and alley sweeping and provides additional FREE bulky pickups for residents with City of Milwaukee solid waste collection service. Click the link above to see what items you can place outside. 

Downspout 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. 

 City Programs - Learning Opportunities


Homebuyer Orientation rent for success program 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, May 20th, 6-7:00 p.m..
Washington Park Library (2121 N Sherman Blvd) 

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info SessionsCIp project gardening picture

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, June 12th, 6-7:00 p.m.
Zablocki Library (3501 W Oklahoma Ave) 
Thursday, June 13th, 10 - 11 a.m. 
Hillside Family Resource Center (1452 N 7th St)

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.

20 Years of Creative Transformation in the Menomonee River Valley
It has been 20 years since Menomonee Valley Partners have formed. While the Menomonee Valley is becoming known for its trails and park spaces, the district was once a drain on the community and known for abandoned buildings, contaminated land, and a certain smell. Join the Menomonee Valley Partners on Monday, May 13th for a walk along the Hank Aaron State Trail to learn more about the revitalization of this area. Click the link above for more details and to get connected to other Jane's Walks in the Milwaukee area. 

City of Milwaukee Budget Review Process 
Be engaged in the City of Milwaukee's Budget process by attending meetings, sharing details and information by speaking at budget hearing meetings and sharing how you would like your tax dollars
spent. By mid August public hearings will begin on the 2020 Budget in the Common Council Chambers at 200 E. Wells St, 3rd Floor. Click the link above to stay updated with set dates to come. 


Bubler Bike Share Expansion Open House
The City of Milwaukee is expanding Bublr Bike Share! Learn more and suggest station locations at an open house: Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 4 – 7 PM, or Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 4 – 7 PM. Brief presentations will be held at 4:15 & 5:30. Can’t attend a meeting? Provide input here after May 22: 

Juneteenth Day Festival 
Take part in the 58th Annual Juneteenth Day Parade and Festival taking place on Wednesday, June 19th. The festival takes place from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between Center and Burleigh Streets. There will be musical performances, numerous vendors, food and helpful resources for residents of all ages. 

Commercial Property Opportunities

1432 West Forest Home Ave 
Asking Price: $650,000

Check out this commercial building in the Historic Mitchell Street neighborhood! Did you know it use to be a library? Be a part of all the exciting things happening on Historic Mitchell Street! 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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