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                City Real Estate E-Newsletter - January 2019 

Deidi in front of her home

We've started the new year with a lot of excitement! Residents are starting to look at their options of buying a home from the City as we had over 50 people at our first Homebuyer Assistance Program Orientation! 

Meet Deisi, she took advantage of the up to $20,000 Homebuyer Assistance Program when she purchased a City-owned home in the Lincoln Village neighborhood. Deisi was a little nervous about the amount of work that needed to be done but found support with her housing program specialist and rehabilitation specialist through the Homebuyer Assistance Program at NIDC (Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation) of the the City of Milwaukee. 

Deisi's home before rehabThe before and after of her home inside and out is truly amazing. Going through the process certainly takes time and patience but is well worth it according to Deisi. To those looking into purchasing a City-owned home Deisi has the following advice, "If there is the opportunity, take it! You will have your own home then. The best feeling is when I get compliments on my home from neighbors or visitors. I feel that I have made a difference in my neighborhood." (Before picture of home to the left, above is the after picture with Deisi)

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

2855 N 8th St Home Featured Home

2855 North 8th Street
4 BR / 2 BA • 1,381 sq. ft.

Check out this duplex home in the North Division neighborhood. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. This is a great property to live while at the same time being a landlord! Contact your real estate agent to view this property! 

Asking Price: $13,000
Scope of Work: $43,925
Essential Repairs: $10,775 

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. 

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!

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.

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 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, January 28th, 6-7:00 p.m.
Washington Park Library (2121 N Sherman Boulevard) 

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, February 13th, 6-7:00 p.m.
Mitchell St Library (906 W Historic Mitchell 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.

Town Hall Meeting
The Milwaukee Police Department along with Alderman Jose G. Perez and Alderman Bob Donovan will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, January 22 from 5 - 7 p.m. at South Division High School (1515 W. Lapham Blvd. They are inviting the community to share and discuss ways for improving police-community relations in Milwaukee. 

Burnham Park Ice Skating 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. 

Science Strikes Back! Science Strikes Back Picture
A community science fair open to all for a night of fun, food and learning! Take part in on the fun on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Escuela Verde Milwaukee (3628 W Pierce St). 


Near West Side Community Job Recruitment 
Join the Near West Side Partners and Menomonee Valley Partners for a job fair on Tuesday, February 19 at 3022 W Wisconsin Ave from 4 - 6 p.m.! Patawatomi Hotel & Casino, Ingeteam, and Materion will be conducting on-site preliminary interviews with attendees for entry-level career opportunities ranging from manufacturing to the service industry. 

MCTS NEXT Public Open House  
MCTS NEXT is a new way of looking at transit. They're examining how they can provide faster service with more connections and increased accessibility while making trasit easier to use. Join them on Tuesday, February 19th from 4- 7:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Street Library for their open house event to learn more. 

Urban Candlelight Hike Invite 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

5128-30 W Center St building 5128-30 West Center St
Asking Price: $25,000 

Check out this large commercial/residential building in the Saint Joseph Neighborhood! This property is a part of the Center St Market Place District. This could be your next location to live, work and play in Milwaukee! Resources from the City are available too! 

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

Find out more information at;

DCD/ Neighborhood News & Updates

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Community Outreach Liaison Gisela Ortega at

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