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Homes MKE

Renovating Vacant Homes and Returning Them to Productive Use

In 2021, the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee allocated $15 million in Federal American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) funding to the Department of City Development (“DCD”) for the Homes MKE (“Program”) to renovate vacant houses in the City’s inventory of tax-foreclosed residential properties and return them to productive use.

The goals of Homes MKE are to:

  • sell, renovate and reoccupy a minimum of 150 vacant foreclosed City owned houses.
  • prioritize the development of the houses to provide home ownership opportunities for City residents.
  • coordinate redevelopment efforts in a manner that results in a positive impact for the surrounding neighborhood.
  • provide construction and job opportunities.
  • provide development opportunities for emerging developers.
  • collaborate with local residents to provide housing and resource opportunities in neighborhoods where Program properties are located.

What's Happening Right Now?: September 28, 2022: Following unanimous approval from the Milwaukee Common Council, Mayor Cavalier Johnson signed File #220656, a resolution selecting the development teams for the Homes MKE initiative that will renovate vacant City-owned residential properties in Milwaukee.

If you are interested in developer or resident information regarding Homes MKE, click a street sign below to learn how Homes MKE might work for you:

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Contact Us

 ATTN: Homes MKE, 809 N Broadway, 2nd Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202 

 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Construction Contact- Olgita David:

  P:414-286-5831; C:414.308.6623;

Developer Contact- Ed Miller:

 P:414.286.3828; C:414.708.1149;

Resident Contact- Jeremy Mitchell:

  P:414-286-6459; C:414.708.1182;

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