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City Real Estate E-Newsletter - September 2019 

Historic Milwaukee Doors Open Logo Looking for a new adventure? Get out and explore our neighborhoods! What a great time to explore Milwaukee's great neighborhoods with Doors Open Milwaukee this weekend, September 28-29! During Doors Open Milwaukee a variety of previous City-Owned Properties will be featured like the 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios LLC, the North Milwaukee Arthaus and Century City! Who knows, while exploring you might fall in love with a city-owned home or building! Until then, continue reading more below about properties for sale, neighborhood events, updates, helpful resources, and homeownership opportunities! 

Homeownership Opportunities

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

Featured Home

3230-32 North 11th St

4 BR / 2 BA • 4,479 sq. ft.
Check out this duplex home in the Borchert Field neighborhood. This home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Built in 1897, this home has a lot of unique charm!
Asking Price: $5,656
Scope of Work: $30,710
Essential Repairs: $24,230

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

Helpful Resources

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

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. 

Register for E-Notify 
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. 

2020 Census Jobs
Earn extra income while helping you community. The U.S. census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. 

 City Programs - Learning Opportunities


Lunch & Learn Program 2019 LogoLunch & Learn Summer Series

In an effort to better equip the development community with understanding the permitting process in the City of Milwaukee, the Lunch & Learn Summer Series will explore current development opportunities and challenges. 

Landscape & Zoning Code Updates
Monday, October 7, 12-1:00 p.m.

809 N Broadway (First floor Boardroom) 


Landlord Training Program LogoLandlord 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.

West Vliet Street Fall Fest
Join neighbors and business owners on Saturday, October 5th from 12-7 p.m. for the Third Annual West Vliet Street Fall Festival. Vliet Street will be closed between 54th and Hawley Rd for a day of fun activities including local artisan and maker booths, food trucks, bands, and so much more.

30th Street Corridor Business Forum
Join the 30th Street Corridor and the Department of City Development(DCD) on Thursday, October 10th from 8-9:30 a.m. to provide input for the Connecting the Corridor Strategic Action Plan for the Near North Side which is being developmed by DCD's Planning Team. 

Trick or Treat Street in Silver City
Join the Silver City neighborhood for their annual trick or treating event on Saturday, October 19 from 12-2 p.m. on W National Ave from 32nd - 38th St. This event includes a costume contest, bouncy house and other family friendly activities. FREE and open to the public. 

City of Milwaukee Trick or Treat
Many neighborhood groups and block clubs will be organzing Trick or Treat events on Sunday, October 27th from 1-4 p.m. in their neighborhoods. Connect with your local neighborhood organization or block club to be involved and have a fun and be safe Trick or Treating! 

City of Milwaukee Budget Review Process
Be engaged in the City of Milwaukee's Budget process by attending the budget hearing meetings. Learn how your tax dollars will be spent. Multiple meetings are happening in October and November! 

Commercial Property Opportunities

Are you looking for a space for your business? Check out the properties listed for sale by the City of Milwaukee. There are even resources from the City are available to help with restoring commercial properties. Visit to view our current listings. 

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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