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Concerned about making mortgage payments due to COVID 19?

Area banks, credit unions and mortgage holding companies are offering a variety of customer assistance programs in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information please visit Take Root Milwaukee



¿EstaSpanish take root flier preocupado sobre los pagos de su hipoteca?

En respuesta a la pandemia del COVID-19, instituciones financieras están ofreciendo una variedad de programas de asistencia al consumidor. Para mas informacion porfavor visite Take Root Milwaukee



Housing Resources


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Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC)

NIDC works with City departments, community-based agencies, financial institutions, developers, local foundations, and most importantly, residents, to improve Milwaukee's neighborhoods.

NIDC is affiliated with the City of Milwaukee's Department of City Development.

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Targeted Investment Neighborhoods (TINs)

TINs sustain and increase owner-occupancy, provide high quality affordable rental housing, strengthen property values, and improve neighborhood physical appearance and quality of life. TINs focus resources for 3 years on a small area, generally 6 to 12 city blocks.

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STRONG Homes Loan

The STRONG Homes Loan Program offers partially forgivable loans to homeowners throughout the City of Milwaukee. Loans can be used to make emergency and essential home repairs and address building code orders. Loans are repayable, with a deferred payment option is available for homeowners who are low income and elderly or disabled.


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Rental Rehabilitation Program

The Rental Rehab program offers rehabilitation assistance to responsible investors who agree to rent to income-eligible tenants.  The property must be located in a Targeted Investment Neighborhood (TIN) and meet program standards when the rehabilitation is complete. Generally, units must have at least 2 bedrooms to qualify.

Rental Rehabilitation Program Expansion

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Homebuyer Assistance Program

The Homebuyer Assistance Program provides up to $20,000 to assist with the rehabilitation of City-owned foreclosed homes. NIDC and its development partners also have a limited number of fully rehabilitated homes available for sale.

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Tax Incremental Districts (TIDs)

Forgivable loans are available to assist owner-occupants with repairs in a limited number of neighborhood-based Tax Incremental Districts, a special financing tool that enables the City to borrow against the growth of tax base in order to create a pool of loan resources.


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Bronzeville Homeownership Programs

If you're looking to live in the Bronzeville area or are a current resident in the Bronzeville area get connected with a variety of Homeownership Programs to that area!

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Community Improvement Projects (CIPs)

Matching grants of up to $4,000 are available for sustainable projects that physically enhance a neighborhood and increase resident camaraderie.


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Healing Spaces Initiative

Healing Spaces 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.

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Milwaukee Wins Cities of Service National Competition PDF Document

Milwaukee Wins Cities of Service National Competition

Milwaukee Wins Cities of Service National Competition to Revitalize Neighborhoods. Milwaukee will receive $25,000, and support from two AmeriCorps VISTA members dedicated to fighting blight and will receive expert technical assistance from Cities of Service.

Wisconsin foreclosure filings hit 18-year low in 2018 News Article

Wisconsin foreclosure filings hit 18-year low in 2018

Wisconsin foreclosure filings hit 18-year low in 2018 but still an issue. The city works with buyers of foreclosed houses to bring them up to code, offering some a $20,000 forgivable home improvement loan to help cover rehab costs. Learn more in the article.

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