City Real Estate E-Newsletter: February 2022
Celebrate Black History Month!
“Each day in February, a local individual who has made a positive impact on Milwaukee’s Black history will be profiled. The prominent online spot will give Milwaukeeans across the city a chance to learn about – and to honor – some of the city’s notable and unsung heroes who have not only worked for the betterment of the Black community, but whose impact has also been felt throughout the greater Milwaukee community.”
Channel: channel 25 on Spectrum Cable, channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse and streaming at milwaukee.gov/channel25
Applications are OPEN!
SYIP on-line applications are NOW being accepted, until March 18th.
Interns are placed in City Departments like Milwaukee Fire Department, Milwaukee Public Library, DNS Milwaukee, among others.
For details and to apply: www.milwaukee.gov/syip
Currently accepting nominations
Recipients of the award are honored for adding value to their neighborhoods by restoring, constructing, or enhancing their properties in a way that respects the urban fabric and contributes to the character of their surroundings.
Awardees range from large iconic buildings, to small business storefronts and community-led public art installations.
Visit milwaukee.gov/MayorsDesignAwards/NominationForm for details, and to submit your nominations!
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.
3027-29 North 9th Street
6 BR / 2 BA • 3,120 sq. ft.
Check out this home located in the North Division neighborhood! This property has 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (2 dwelling units) * Homeownership Required | Conversion permit required; must be converted to a duplex*
Contact your real estate agent to view this property.
Asking Price: $12,500
Scope of Work: $45,895
Essential Repairs: $42,477
May be eligible for up to $20,000 forgivable loan with homeownership.
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 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.
Stay tuned for more information about HSI in 2022.
Watch our 2021 recap!
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.
Rent Assistance: Rent for Success
Thursday, February 10, 4-5:30 pm
Click here to register. After registering, you will receive an email with a link and phone number to join the program.
Rent for Success is a free 1.5 hour tenant training program designed to educate and empower renters to make safe, healthy choices in their housing, and to provide helpful resources if anything goes wrong with an arrangement. Presented by the Department of Neighborhood Services.
Learn how to: understand rental agreements, advocate for yourself legally, repair your credit, get a free credit report, respond to housing violations effectively, find healthy food, end a bad tenancy, select the right place to rent.
You will receive: Certificate of Completion and 50-page resource manual.
Registration preferred, but not required.
Harambee NID #7
2022 Annual Meeting - IN PERSON
The Harambee NID #7 will be hosting their annual meeting on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 10:00am - 12:00pm.
The meeting will take place, in person, at the Ebenezer Family Worship Center at 3151 N Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Check out the website for details.
City Hall Popcorn/Book-Media Sale/Packer Raffle 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. every Tuesday & Thursday in February to benefit UPAF
Come and see the variety of books to choose from: 100’s of Romance novels, lots of Children’s books, Cookbooks, How To books, Fiction and Non Fiction plus all kinds of music and movies to enjoy!
While you are there purchase some raffle tickets. We will draw for 2 prizes: one for the football and one for the shirt, and the winner will have choice of size and player based on availability.
The drawing will be held at 1 P.M on the last day of the sale, Thursday, February 24.
Commercial Property Opportunities
BRONZEVILLE/HISTORIC KING DRIVE
2673-79 North Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Listing Price: $15,000
Check out this exciting opportunity on the Bronzeville/Historic King Drive!
POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL USES: Restaurant, Retail, Office, Business, Multi-Family with first floor Commercial, among others.
Proposals due at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
For information about this and other available properties, visit milwaukee.gov/CRE.
DCD and Neighborhood: News & Updates
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