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City Real Estate E-newsletter  -  June 14, 2017


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DCD Launches New Housing Help Web Tool

The Department of City Development (DCD) has created a new tool as a single resource for those looking for housing information from various City departments.

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, the City of Milwaukee can help you reach your goals.

The Housing Help web tool filters information for three types of users: homeowners, home buyers and investors/non-profit organizations. Explore this new tool to find housing resources you can use!

Continue reading below about properties for sale, learning opportunities, events, neighborhood news, and more.


Homeownership OpportunitiesExtended Property Listing

Houses for sale on the Extended Listing are available to owner-occupants and investors who want to earn rental income. Houses are also listed with external agents. Work with your realtor to find your new home in the city.

Be sure to visit our website on Monday, June 19 to view a new listing of properties posted to the Current Listing!

Featured DuplexPhoto of 2407 North 8th Street

2407 N. 8th Street
4 BR / 2 BA  •  2,056 sq. ft.
This 1.5-story brick home was built in 1890, features a detached garage and sits on a 4,800 sq. ft. lot.

Asking Price: $14,900
DNS scope of work: $43,599
May be eligible for Rental Rehabilitation Loan Program funds (up to $14,999 per unit) or $20,000 forgivable loan.

Featured Single Family4366 North 26th Street

4366 N. 26th Street
4 BR / 2 BA  •  1,173 sq. ft.
This 2-story, side gabled, side entry cottage was built in 1923 and is located in the Garden Homes Neighborhood, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lot is 3,700 sq. ft. and includes a side drive with detached garage.

Asking Price: $3,500
DNS scope of work: $67,253

May be eligible for $20,000 forgivable loan, WI Historic Homeowner’s Tax Credits and Transform Advantage mortgage pilot program.


Strong Home Loan
STRONG 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.


Lead Poisoning Prevention
Receive up to $370 per window to replace lead-based painted windows

Do you own property built before 1950 in the 53204, 53205, 53206, 53208, 53209, 53210, 53212, 53215 or 53216 zip codes? And have children under 4 years old? If so, your property may be eligible for subsidized window replacement. 

View flyer for eligibility and location requirements, or call (414) 286-5987.

An additional $5,000/unit is available to address environmental asthma triggers if anyone 2-40 years old has asthma. 



Community Improvement Project Grants - Info Sessions

Friends of Tippecanoe garden and orchardNIDC offers Community Improvement Project (CIP) grants to support community projects that engage community members and physically improve neighborhoods in Milwaukee. The maximum CIP grant request available for a project is $4,000. Attending an info session is required.

  • Wednesday, June 14, 6-7pm
    Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
  • Thursday, June 15, 10-11am
    Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 310 W. Locust St.

Family Health Fairs
The City of Milwaukee Health Department invites you to the 2nd annual Family Health Fairs for free health screenings, services, health information and resource tables from City departments such as the MPD, MFD, DNS, DCD and DOA.

  • June 15, 11am-5pm - Northwest Health Center
  • June 22, 11am-5pm - Keenan Health Center
  • June 29, 11am-5pm - Southside Health Center

Visit our City of Milwaukee DCD table TOMORROW for info on housing and programs!

Historic Concordia Home Tour 
Bringing the Past to Life

Saturday, June 18, 10am-4pm
Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Each year Historic Concordia Neighbors, Inc. (HCNI) conducts one of the most popular home tours in the state. Everything from beautifully restored Victorian mansions of Milwaukee's most famous residents to restoration work in progress. Learn the history, meet the neighbors, enjoy the entertainment. $20 at door.

Open our flyer of Historic Houses for sale.

Learn more at our 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, June 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
Bay View Library (Community Room),
2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

View program brochure to find out more about this exciting opportunity!  
English  Espańol

Share with your friends and RSVP on our facebook events page.

Milwaukee Shines Solar Group Buy
Please join us for an upcoming free Power Hour information session to find out how you can install solar with the group buy program and be a part of Milwaukee's clean energy revolution! More sessions online.

  • Wednesday, June 21, 6-7 PM, East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St.
  • Wednesday, July 12, 5:30-6:30 PM, Urban Ecology Center, 3700 W. Pierce St.

Landlord TrainingLandlord Training Program

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

  • Wednesday, June 21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Sign-In: 8:30 a.m.  
    Water Tower, 4001 S. 6th St., 3rd floor 
  • Monday, July 10, 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Sign-In: noon
    Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave.


Buy $1 Lot + Get $10,000 Forgivable Loan to Build

Subdivisions offer many advantages to prospective homebuyers:

• Brand new construction in the heart of the city of Milwaukee – close to downtown
• Fully improved lots, including sewer, water, lighting and sidewalks
• Shop and compare – affordable
lot pricing means more house
for your money!



Financial resources and incentives may be available from the City such as façade grants, white box grants and retail investment funds. Business financing may also be available through our partner MEDC. View more commercial properties for sale at


4416-20 N. 27th Street4416-20 North 27th Street

This attractive two-story brick building at 4416-20 N. 27th Street was built in 1928 and currently holds a commercial space and two 2-bedroom apartment units within 5,208 Sq. Ft. The property is located within a small commercial strip that is easily walkable from the nearby Garden Homes Historic District. The property also sits within close proximity to Capitol Drive and I-43. Asking price: $20,000



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Community Outreach Liaison Christina Klose at

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

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