City Real Estate E-Newsletter: December 2021


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This holiday season, and always, remember to support our local businesses! Let's continue to make our communities stronger!




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 - $20,000 forgivable loan for rehab


Featured Home

2819 North 13th Street
3 BR / 2 BA • 913 sq. ft.
Check out this home located in the North Division neighborhood! This property has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (2 dwelling units) * Homeownership Required*

Contact your real estate agent to view this property.

Asking Price: $6,625
Scope of Work: $57,540
Essential Repairs: $51,440

May be eligible for up to $20,000 forgivable loan with homeownership.




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 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! 

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


OWNS Program LogoOWNS: Ownership, Wealth, Neighborhood Stabilization

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

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 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. 

Register for E-Notify Sign up for e-notify today

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.

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 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

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

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!

Healing Spaces Initiative

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.

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.


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.

"Human Rights Challenges Facing Democracy Future" to be moderated by Dr. Chia Vang with panelists Dr. Rachel Buff, Attorney Tim Muth and Dr. Paru Shah.

The event is free, but registeration is required. Please register or watch via livestream on the ERC Facebook page at

Saturday, December 11 at 11:30 a.m.

53212Marketplace Holiday Market53212Marketplace

Happening on Sunday, December 12th from 11:00 - 3:00pm at 3700 N Fratney Street.

The event is free and open to the public. Masks are highly recommended.

Coffee and bakery will be provided by Riverwest's newest coffee shop, The Daily Bird!

Plus, a new brewery just opened in the West River Collective; Amorphic Beer will be open for you to take a sip!​

This holiday season, shopping local is more important than ever!

Santasy: Milwaukee's Christmas Block Party Santasy

Join the outdoor holiday block party! The Santas, food trucks, beer tent, fires, and music on the outside; indoor plumbing, full tap room with beer on the inside - perfect!

Bring your friends and family and get ready for the Holidays.

Saturday, December 18, at 4:00 p.m.

Commercial Property Opportunities


3953 North 76th Street

Listing Price: $75,000

Check out this exciting opportunity on the Nash Park Neighborhood! 

PERMITTED COMMERCIAL USES: General office, medical office, health clinic, financial institution, retail, art/photography studio, personal/business service, household maintenance/repair service, catering, café and/or recording studio.

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

For information about this and other available properties, visit


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