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Strong Home Loans. Partially Forgivable Loan up to $20,000 

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.

Homebuyer Assistant Program, Forgivable loans up to $20,000 

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 and Resource Community Hub (ARCH) Loan Program. Bringing Art & Commuity 

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. One click to resources. 

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

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

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.

   

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.

 


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

Residential

Commercial

 


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.

     

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.

   

 

 

City of Milwaukee Department of City Development  

Contact Us

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

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

01-27-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library (2121 N Sherman Blvd)

Landlord Training-MLK Library, Tuesday (at-capacity, preregistration closed)

01-28-20201:30 PM  - 7:30 PMMartin Luther King Library, Community Room, 310 W Locust St. There is street parking, and in the library lot.

DNS Housing Resource Fair / Feria de recursos de vivienda

01-30-20205:00 PM  - 7:30 PMKosciuszko Community Center, 2201 S. 7th Street

Landlord Training-Mitchell Street Library, Saturday (At Capacity, no more preregistration)

02-08-202010:30 AM  - 4:30 PMMitchell Street Library-Community Room, 906 W Historic Mitchell St.

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

02-11-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMMitchell Street Library (906 W Mitchell Street)

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

02-12-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMMitchell St Library, 906 W Historic Mitchell St.

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

02-13-202010:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N 7th St

Landlord Training Program, Lake Tower, Wednesday

02-19-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson Lake Tower, 4001 S 6th Street-3rd Floor, take elevator or stairs. Parking available on the street and in the lots east of 6th Street.

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

02-24-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library (2121 N Sherman Blvd)

Landlord Training-Lake Tower, Tuesday

03-10-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson Lake Tower, 4001 S 6th St-3rd Floor Conference Room. There is parking on the street and in the lots east of 6th Street (as it is a workday, there is minimal parking in the tower lot).

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

03-11-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMVillard Square Library, 5190 N 35th St

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

03-12-202010:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N 7th St

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

03-17-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMMitchell Street Library (906 W Mitchell Street)

Landlord Training-Washington Park Library, Wednesday

03-18-20201:30 PM  - 7:30 PMWashington Park Library in the Finney Community Room (2nd Floor). There is parking in the library lot, and on the street.

Landlord Training-Lake Tower, Saturday

03-28-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson Lake Tower-3rd-floor Conference Room. As it is Saturday, here is ample parking all-around-the-building, on the street, and in the lots east of 6th St.

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

03-30-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library (2121 N Sherman Blvd)

Landlord Training-Mitchell Street Library, Community Room, Monday

04-06-20201:30 PM  - 7:30 PMMitchell Street Library, Community Room, 906 W Historic Mitchell Street. There is parking on the street and in the parking lot north of the library.

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

04-08-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMBay View Library, 2566 S Kinnickinnic Ave

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

04-09-202010:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N 7th St

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

05-13-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library, 2121 N Sherman Blvd

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

05-14-202010:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N 7th St

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

05-19-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library (2121 N Sherman Blvd)

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

06-10-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMZablocki Library, 3501 W Oklahoma Ave

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

06-11-202010:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N 7th St

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

07-08-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library, 2121 N Sherman Blvd

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

07-09-202010:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N 7th St

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

07-27-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library (2121 N Sherman Blvd)

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

08-12-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMMitchell St Library, 906 W Historic Mitchell St

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

08-13-202010:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N 7th St

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

09-09-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMVillard Square Library, 5190 N 35th st

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

09-10-202010:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N 7th St

Homebuyer Orientation Session featuring $20,000 forgivable loan

09-28-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library (2121 N Sherman Blvd)

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

10-14-20206:00 PM  - 7:00 PMWashington Park Library, 2121 N Sherman Blvd

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

10-15-202010:00 AM  - 11:00 AMHillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N 7th St

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