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Outreach & Training Section

The Department of Neighborhood Services collaborates with community groups, non-profits, Business Improvement Districts, and various city departments to resolve complex issues affecting neighborhoods and build capacity in the community. Outreach staff work to education the public by speaking with cummunity members, landlord groups, and neighborhood meetings. Through programs like Artistic Board-Up and Landlord Training, DNS works proactively with residents to improve neighborhoods.  




The Anti-Graffiti Program promotes safer, cleaner communities by reducing and preventing graffiti vandalism.

Artistic Board Up

A DNS initiative designed to reduce the blight associated with vacant buildings in the City of Milwaukee.

Compliance Loan Program

The DNS Compliance Loan Program is geared to helping people with code violations on their homes with low cost repair loans. Income limits and qualifications may apply.

Code Enforcement Internship Program 

Learn more about joining DNS as an intern and when active recruitment is happening. 

Landlord Training

Learn effective, professional property management practices. The classes are FREE, and held on a regular basis throughout the year at various locations. Attendees get a free 45-page comprehensive manual and handouts on a variety of legal and business issues related to managing property.

Neighborhood Improvement Program

Neighborhood Improvement Project (NIP) assists eligible owner occupants in repairing their homes.

Rent for Success Program

Rent for Success is a free tenant training program designed to educate and empower renters to make safe, healthy choices in their housing, and to provide helpful resources if anything does go wrong with an arrangement.



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Outreach Section
841 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202


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THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED! More information may be obtained at (414) 286-8444

04-04-202010:30 AM  - 1:30 PMMartin Luther King Library, 310 W Locust St-Community Room 1, 50 max

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED! Landlord Training-Mitchell Street Library, Community Room,

04-06-20201:30 PM  - 7:30 PMMitchell Street Library, Community Room, 906 W Historic Mitchell Street. There is parking on the street and in the parking lot north of the library.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED! More information may be obtained at (414) 286-8444

04-18-202010:30 AM  - 1:30 PMBay View Library, 2566 S Kinnickinnic Av-Community Room

More information may be obtained at (414) 286-8444

04-25-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson Lake Tower, 4001 S 6th St-3rd Floor Classroom.

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED! More information may be obtained at (414) 286-8444

05-05-20204:30 PM  - 7:30 PMCapitol Library-Community Room, 3969 N 74th St

Landlord Training, Villard Square Library, Wednesday

05-06-20201:30 PM  - 7:30 PMVillard Square Library, 5190 N 35th St-Community Room.

Rent for Success-Tippecanoe Library, Community Room

05-19-20204:30 PM  - 7:30 PMTippecanoe Library, 3912 S Howell Av

Rent for Success-East Library, Community Room

05-28-20201:30 PM  - 4:30 PMEast Library-Community Room, 2320 N Cramer St

Landlord Training, East Library, Saturday

05-30-202010:30 AM  - 4:30 PMEast Library-Ellipse Room, 2320 N Cramer St

Rent for Success-Zablocki Library, Community Room

06-09-20204:30 PM  - 7:30 PMZablocki Library-Community Room, 3501 W Oklahoma Av

Landlord Training, Lake Tower, Tuesday

06-11-20209:00 AM  - 3:00 PMAnderson Lake Tower: 3rd-Floor Classroom, 4001 S 6th St

Rent for Success-Mitchell Street Library, Community Room

06-25-20201:30 PM  - 4:30 PMMitchell Street Library-Community Room, 906 W Historic Mitchell Street

Landlord Training, Bay View Library-Community Room, Tuesday

06-30-20201:30 PM  - 7:30 PMBay View Library-Community Room, 2566 S Kinnickinnic Av, Milwaukee, WI