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                City Real Estate E-newsletter - December 2018 

From all of us at the Department of City Development we wish you happy holidays! We will continue to work hard in helping residents achieve homeownership in the city of Milwaukee in 2019. The more properties sold the bigger investment we bring to our city by bringing millions of dollars in taxes back to the city.

To our readers we hope you will continue to help us out in spreading the word about what we share as we work together to build a stronger Milwaukee! 

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:

Featured Home

3205-07 N 20th St
3 BR / 2 BA • 1,761 sq. ft.

Check out this duplex home in the Franklin Heights neighborhood. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. With 1,761 square feet there is a lot of room to get creative with this house. Contact your real estate agent to view this property! 

Asking Price: $2,600
Scope of Work: $46,986
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! 

the hop street carThe Hop 

The Hop, Milwaukee's new streetcar is open for all to use! The Hop service will be free for the first year. Visit their website to learn about #HopSmart tips! 



Open data portal logo Milwaukee Open Data Portal

The City of Milwaukee has a new Open Data Portal! Open Data is the idea that government data should be made available to use, reuse and redistribute in an easy to use format and without barriers. We currently have 68 data-sets available to explore! This portal will prove to be a tremendous resource to anyone curious about city data.

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. 


Snow Mobile Winter Text AlertWinter in Milwaukee 
Department of Public Works (DPW) encourages City residents to follow winter parking regulations through March 1, to assist in the efficient and effective removal of snow, for the safety and welfare of all City residents during this winter season. Be the first to know when a DPW Snow Removal Operation or a snow emergency is in effect. Sign up for Winter Parking Alerts using E-Notify email and text messaging.

Also, don't let your pipes freeze! Make sure your pipes are exposed to warm air.

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. 

We're Hiring! 
The Department of City Development is hiring for an Economic Development Specialist who will join our amazing Commercial Corridor Team to help coordinate economic development initiatives in the City’s neighborhood Commercial Districts + more. Visit for more info.

 City Programs - Learning Opportunities


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.

Friday, January 11th
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bay View Library - Community Room, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Av.

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.

Open Skating at Burnham Playfield Ice Rink
Join Epic Center Community Organization and Milwaukee Recreation for their open skating at Burnham Park located at 1755 S 32nd St. It is open from December 26th, 2018 - February 17th, 2019. For more information click the link above. 

6th District Town Hall Meeting
Join Alderwoman Coggs and your 6th District neighbors on January 17th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Bader Philanthropies (3300 N Dr. MLK, Jr. Drive) to hear from various city departments and voice your concerns. The Dr. James G. White 6th District Difference Makers Awards honorees will also be announced!



Urban Candlelight Hike
Join the Urban Ecology Center Menomonee Valley Branch and Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail on Saturday, February 23rd from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for their Urban Candlelight Hike on the Hank Aaron State Trail. Bundle up and experience an exciting winter adventure! For the third year in a row, hardy northerners will cure their cabin fever at this winter Urban Candlelight Hike in Three Bridges Park. FREE FOR EVERYONE! Includes a hike, campfires, bike demos, tea tasting, and more! 

Commercial Property Opportunities

4117-21 West North Avenue
Asking Price: $15,000 

Check out this large mixed use building in the Washington Park Neighborhood! This property is located in BID #28. Potential commercial uses include office, retail, medical office, service business, etc. 

Proposals considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Find out more information at;

Vacant Lot Opportunities

Vacant Lot logo.Lots of Opportunities for Vacant Lots

  • The City of Milwaukee has vacant lots available for sale! Wondering what you can do with a vacant lot? Check out our Vacant Lot Handbook for more information! To get a better picture of where there are vacant lots available for sale from the City of Milwaukee use our Map Milwaukee tool. Click "Property Information" and use the map tool to find those vacant lots. 

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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