City Real Estate E-Newsletter: July 2021
All of the new murals share a message of unity.
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 City of Milwaukee wants to help you realize your dream of homeownership! The Milwaukee Home Down Payment Assistance Program offers forgivable grants of up to $7,000 to help you purchase your City of Milwaukee home.
Learn more at milwaukee.gov/MHDPA
The OWNS program is an initiative meant to boost local ownership of rental properties and to build generational wealth in Milwaukee communities. It looks to incentivize existing homeowners to buy City of Milwaukee owned properties, for rental purposes, in their neighborhood with the belief that local owner investors will be more accountable and attentive to an investment property near their owner-occupied residence.
Learn more at milwaukee.gov/OWNS
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.
Do you need a drinking water filter? If your home has a lead service line you can get a discounted water filter at Aquasana.com. 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.
Use E-Notify to receive notices from the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County and Milwaukee Public Schools. Choose from news releases, meeting notices and agendas, job announcements, new property sale listings, bid notices, online auction items, and many others.
Be a good neighbor and help keep our City clean. Now is a great time to gather your neighbors and schedule a neighborhood cleanup! Contact Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful to get FREE supplies for your cleanup. You can also report it by calling 286-CITY.
Did you receive a letter about disconnecting your downspouts? That means that one (1) or more of your downspouts may meet the criteria for disconnecting from the combined sewer. Click the link above for more information.
City Programs - Learning Opportunities
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.
Learn more about CIP by watching this video!
The Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC) is leading the city’s effort to launch the Healing Spaces Initiative in the Harambee neighborhood. This initiative will help residents build relaxing natural environments on available city-owned vacant lots while, at the same time, eliminate blighted spaces and engage residents.
This spring 22 applications were received from residents and community based organizations. Out of that pool, ten outstanding applications were chosen. By the end of September all the Healing Spaces will be built and available to the public. Learn more about Healing Spaces at the link.
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
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 in case anything does go wrong with an arrangement. Visit our Rent for Success website for information.
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.
The 10th annual Bronzeville Week will take place from August 7th to 14th!
Eight days of events celebrating Milwaukee’s African-American Cultural & Entertainment District.
Hope you can join the celebration!
Live & Revive Business Summit
Learn about opportunities for your business to be part of the renaissance of W. Silver Spring Drive and the surrounding Choice Neighborhood!
When: Thursday, July 29, at 9am.
Visit the link for more information and to register.
Summer en la Plaza!
Don't miss the great lineup of events this summer at Harbor View Plaza!
From Afro-Latino drum and dance to performances and hanging out with nature, we've got something for you to enjoy.
For more information about each Summer en la Plaza event visit harbordistrict.org/events.
Second MKE Black Summer Marketplace happening Saturday
On Saturday, July 24, at 11 a.m., the second MKE Black Summer Marketplace, an outdoor marketplace focused on uplifting local Black-owned businesses, will take place at the Beerline Plaza, 3356 N. Holton St.
The event is presented by MKE Black, a non-profit that provides a directory of Black-owned businesses in the greater Milwaukee area, as well as connects businesses to resources, capital, and networks.
The event is free and open to the public and will be hosted on the fourth Saturday of each month throughout the summer. Additional information can be found at https://mkeblack.org/.
The Beerline Shuffle: 3 miles of Art, Music & Unity
Riverworks is excited to bring to life the first annual Beerline Shuffle! This event will take place on Saturday, August 28th from 9:00 - 11:00am.
While on a three mile walk along the Beerline Trail (through both Harambee and Riverwest), we will shuffle along to live music, participate in community art projects, and have an array of other fun activities for all ages!
World Nature Conservation Day Reading with Lisa Fishman
On Wednesday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m., take part in the World Nature Conservation Day Reading with Lisa Fishman, author of Mad World, Mad Kings, Mad Composition (Wave Books, 2020).
Where: Lakeshore State Park (500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202)
Presented as part of Black Box Fund’s Out of the Box series, and on the occasion of World Nature Conservation Day.
2nd Annual Pop-up Farmers Market Series
Get fresh & healthy food items while supporting local businesses & entrepreneurs!
Mark Your August Calendars, Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm!
Commercial Property Opportunities
BRONZEVILLE CULTURAL AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT
6th and North Avenue Development Opportunity
Listing Price: $300,000 or $6.15/SF
Check out this exciting opportunity on North Avenue, within the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District!
This large site opens up numerous possibilities for a vibrant and dynamic development on a commercial corridor with high traffic counts.
Request for Proposals responses are due by 12:00 p.m. (noon), Thursday October 7, 2021.
For information about this and other available properties, visit milwaukee.gov/CRE.
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