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City Real Estate E-Newsletter: July 2022




Bronzeville Week is around the corner!


The Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District was the primary African-American economic and social hub of its time, Bronzeville brought all ethnicities together to celebrate African-American culture - highlighting jazz, blues and the arts between the early 1900s and the 1960s.

Today you see annual festivals that celebrate the strong roots of jazz and the arts in the neighborhood, and the main thoroughfare, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, is lined with African American-owned businesses. Enjoy the diverse dining and shopping establishments on this street and throughout surrounding neighborhoods like Harambee and Halyard Park.

Learn more at!


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

2567 North 35th Street2567 North 35th Street
*Includes vacant lot at 2563-65 North 35th Street*
Single Family
6 BR / 2 BA • 2,332 sq. ft.
Check out this home located in the Metcalfe Park neighborhood! This property has 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

* Homeownership Required | Sold "As-Is"*

Contact your real estate agent to view this property.

Asking Price: $6,000
Scope of Work: $124,450
Essential Repairs: $96,900

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

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 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

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.

Watch our 2021 recap!

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.

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.

Summertime Guide: your guide to enjoying a fun and safe summer! 

Find resources and helpful information from the City of Milwaukee.

Enjoy the Sun. Get outdoors and explore the city. Beat the heat with hot weather safety tips, cooling centers, and public water areas.

Have Fun. Milwaukee offers events and programming for all ages. 

Stay Safe.

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!

Learn more at the link!

Riverworks has announced the line up for their Music on the Beerline series this summer! 

DJ Bizzon and Twan Mack on the Beerline Plaza! Following that up, catch Roxie Beane and Love Peace & Soul on August 19th, and Extra Crispy Brass Band and The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken on September 16th. There will be food trucks, beer, craft vendors, and activities for all ages. These events are all FREE and open to the public.

Learn more at RiverworksMKE on Facebook!

Havenwoods Summer Concerts are back!

July 14 — August 18. Thursdays from 6-8:30pm. 

July 14, Esquires II are onstage! 

Visit Havenwoods on Facebook for more information!

Commercial Property Opportunities


1606 West Walnut Street

Listing Price: $40,000

Check out this exciting opportunity on the Triangle Neighborhood! 

POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL USES: Office, retail, service business, recording studio, sandwich shop, café, among others.

Proposals are accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis until an acceptable proposal is received.

For information about this and other available properties, visit

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