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City Real Estate E-Newsletter:

March-May 2024



DCD Highlight

 Have you taken a look at this commercial property for sale? Located at 2673-79 N Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, in Bronzeville-Historic King Drive, this 11,160 SF property is on the market for $5,000!

Take a look at the video, and visit milwaukee.gov/CRE for details.

Homeownership Opportunities

Click for Extended Listing of Homes for SaleClick for Current Listing of Homes For Sale

View homes for sale by visiting our Current Listing or Extended Listing. Properties listed under Current Listing are for owner-occupancy only, while 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 - $35,000 forgivable loan for rehab


Featured Home

3638 North 26th Street
3 BR / 1 BA • 1,156 building sq. ft.
Check out this Milwaukee home! This property has 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

*Sold "As-Is"*

Contact your real estate agent to view this property.

Asking Price: $5,000
Scope of Work: $79,900
Essential Repairs: $66,700

All owner-occupied homes are eligible for the $500 Roots Landscaping Incentive and the $20,000 Homebuyer Assistance Program forgivable loan for rehab.



Helpful Resources

Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center
helps tenants and landlords with housing challenges.

At risk of eviction? There are resources that may help you.

Visit renthelpmke.org for information.

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! 

Renovating Vacant Homes and Returning Them to Productive Use

In 2021, the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee allocated $15 million in Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to the Department of City Development (DCD) for the Homes MKE Program to renovate vacant houses in the City’s inventory of tax-foreclosed residential properties and return them to productive use.


Learn more at milwaukee.gov/homesmke

Down Payment Assistance ProgramMilwaukee Home Down Payment Assistance Program

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


500+ Program500+ Program

This consideration will be offered for the first 30 days of the listing of a property.

The City of Milwaukee will offer special consideration to interested homebuyers who live within 500 ft (or their assignee) of a City owned property and will occupy the property.

Learn more about the 500+ Program and how to apply clicking the link above.

Stop 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 Learn more about Lead-Safe Milwaukee

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. 

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Trash Cleanup

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 414 286-CITY.   

Downspout Disconnect Program LogoDownspout Disconnect Program

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

Healing Spaces Initiative

The Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC) is leading the city’s effort on the Healing Spaces Initiative in the Harambee neighborhood. The mission of HSI is to build relaxing, natural environments on City-owned vacant lots and we're excited to have 8 new Healing Spaces in the neighborhood of Harambee that do just that! 

Learn more about Healing Spaces at the link.

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info Sessions

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!

Homebuyer Orientation Sessions

Did you know that our Homebuyer Orientation Sessions are available on You Tube? View our short 3-part HBA series to learn more about the Homebuyer Assistance Program, which explains the resources available to YOU when purchasing City-owned homes.

Homebuyer Assistance Program Orientation

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 in case anything does go wrong with an arrangement. Visit our Rent for Success website for information.

City of Milwaukee News

Our City always has fun and informative events happening! Stay in the know by visiting the Latest News.

Commercial Property Opportunities


2673-79 North Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

Listing Price: $5,000

Check out this exciting opportunity! 

POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL USES: Restaurant, retail, office, business, multi-family with first-floor commercial, among others. 

Proposals will be accepted on a continuous basis.

For information about this and other available properties, visit milwaukee.gov/CRE.

City Real Estate

809 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 

(414) 286-5730

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