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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.

 

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!

Art Gallery of an ARCH Program participant plus program information.  

ARCH Program

The ARCH Loan Programs provides matching loans of up to $25,000 to buyers of City-owned tax foreclosed properties that will be used for art related uses or as community resources centers.

Housing Help Web tool 

Housing Help

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

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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Real Estate
809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 

(414) 286-5730



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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Calendar

Landlord Training Program (Part 2 of 2) Class is at-capacity

05-22-20195:00 PM  - 7:30 PMCenter St Library in the Community Room, 2727 W Fond du Lac Av

Entrenamiento para Propetario

06-04-20194:00 PM  - 8:00 PM4001 S 6th St (Torre en la 6 y Howard)

Landlord Training Program, Lake Tower

06-05-20199:00 AM  - 3:00 PMLake Tower, 4001 S 6th Street, 3rd Floor

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

06-12-20196:00 PM  - 7:00 PMZablocki Library, 3501 W Oklahoma Ave.

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

06-13-201910:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

Landlord Training Program, New Location! Washington Park Library

06-19-20191:30 PM  - 7:30 PMWashington Park Library-Finney Community Room, 2121 N. Sherman Bl

Landlord Training Program, Lake Tower

07-10-20199:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson/Lake Tower, 4001 S 6th St, 3rd floor

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

07-10-20196:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

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

07-11-201910:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

07-22-20196:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library (2121 N Sherman Blvd - Finney Community Room)

Landlord Training Program, Mitchell Street Library, 1 of 2

07-23-20195:00 PM  - 7:30 PMMitchell Street Library (Tuesday), Community Room, 906 W Historic Mitchell Street

Landlord Training Program, Mitchell Street Library, 2 of 2

07-24-20195:00 PM  - 7:30 PMMitchell Street Library (Wednesday), 906 W Historic Mitchell St in the Community Room

Landlord Training Program, Atkinson Library (Part 1 of 2)

08-06-20195:00 PM  - 7:30 PMAtkinson Library-Community Room (Tuesday), 1960 W Atkinson Av

Landlord Training Program, Atkinson Library (Part 2 of 2)

08-07-20195:00 PM  - 7:30 PMAtkinson Library-Community Room (Wednesday), 1960 W Atkinson Av

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

08-14-20196:00 PM  - 7:00 PMMitchell St Library, 906 W Historic Mitchell St.

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

08-15-201910:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

Landlord Training Program, Lake Tower

08-17-20199:00 AM  - 3:00 PMLake Tower-3rd Floor, (Saturday) 4001 S 6th Street

Landlord Training Program, Lake Tower-3rd Floor

09-07-20199:00 AM  - 3:00 PMLake Tower-3rd Floor (Saturday), 4001 S 6th St

Landlord Training Program, Tippecanoe Library

09-10-20191:30 PM  - 7:30 PMTippecanoe Library, Community Room, 3912 S. Howell Av

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

09-11-20196:00 PM  - 7:00 PMVillard Square Library, 5190 N 35th St.

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

09-12-201910:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

09-23-20196:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library (2121 N Sherman Blvd - Finney Community Room)

Landlord Training Program, Lake Tower

09-25-20199:00 AM  - 3:00 PMLake Tower-3rd Floor (Wednesday), 4001 S 6th St

Landlord Training Program, Villard Square Library

10-07-20191:30 PM  - 7:30 PMVillard Square Library-Community Room (Monday), 5190 N 35th St

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

10-09-20196:00 PM  - 7:00 PMZablocki Library, 3501 W Oklahoma Ave.

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

10-10-201910:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

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

11-13-20196:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

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

11-14-201910:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St.

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