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                City Real Estate E-Newsletter - July 2019 

Bronzeville collective staff smiling at the Brew City Match launch
(Bronzeville Collective staff at the Brew City Match kickoff)

Brew City Match Application websiteThe City of Milwaukee is excited to partner on the launch of Brew City Match! Brew City Match will support the development of commercial real estate and small businesses within three targeted commercial corridors in the Historic King Drive, North Avenue/Fond du Lac, and Cesar Chavez Drive corridors through grants, loans, and technical support. There will be two rounds of applications, first round due on July 10th.

Business Owners! Apply if you are looking to start or expand in Milwaukee within the Historic King Drive, North Avenue/Fond du Lac, and Cesar Chavez Drive corridors, and surrounding neighborhoods.

Building Owners! Apply if you need help leasing your vacant, or underutilized, commercial space. Marketing assistance, renovation recommendations and cost estimates can also be awarded as well as cash*.

For more information visit

Until then, continue reading more below about properties for sale, neighborhood events, updates, helpful resources, and homeownership opportunities! 

Homeownership Opportunities

Current Listings & Extended Listings

Current ListingView homes for sale under Current Listing or Extended Listing. Homes listed under Current Listing are for owner-occupancy only, 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

City owned home for sale 2910-12 West Galena Street - white and brown home duplex2910-12 West Galena Street

6 BR / 3.5 BA • 2,628 sq. ft.
Check out this duplex home in the Midtown neighborhood. This home has 6 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms with high ceilings and spacious rooms. Contact your real estate agent to view this property! 
Asking Price: $22,850
Scope of Work: $35,839
Essential Repairs: $22,638

May be eligible for up to $20,000 forgivable loan with homeownership.

Helpful Resources

Housing Help Web Tool. 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! 

stop illegal dumping logoStop 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  lead safe milwaukee logo

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. 

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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 on streetTrash 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 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. 

Census map2020 Census Jobs
Earn extra income while helping you community. The U.S. census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. 

 City Programs - Learning Opportunities



Homebuyer Orientation rent for success program Sessions

Attend the next session to learn more about the Homebuyer Assistance Program, which offers assistance from a rehab specialist and up to $20,000 forgivable loans for the rehab of City-owned homes.

Monday, July 22, 6-7:00 p.m.
Washington Park Library (2121 N Sherman Blvd) 

Community Improvement Project (CIP) Info SessionsCIp project gardening picture

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. Attending an info session is required.

Wednesday, July 10th, 6-7:00 p.m.
Washington Park Library (2121 N. Sherman Blvd) 
Thursday, July 11th, 10 - 11 a.m. 
Hillside Family Resource Center (1452 N 7th St)

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 for if anything does go wrong with an arrangement. Visit our Rent for Success website for more info. 


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.

Community Input Session: City of Milwaukee Five Year Plan
UEDA invites you to share you input and expertise on community needs, and help shape the priorities that will guide the City of Milwaukee's next Five Year HUD Consolidated Plan. 

Thursday, July 11, 8-11:00 a.m.
Bader Philanthropies, Inc. (3300 North Doctor Martin Luther King Jonior Drive.)

Wi bike fed free bike repair scheduleWisconsin Bike Fed Mobile Bike Repair
Find Wisconsin Bike Fed's crew out this summer across different parks providing free bike repairs. For more information call Jake at 414-255-0377 or click the picture to the right. 

Monday, July 8 - Thursday, July 11, 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Longfellow School, 1021 S 21st Street


AWE free art scheduleAWE Truck Studio
Make art in the park this summer! Join Artists Working in Education for FREE Drop-in Art Activities for ages 4-14, Monday - Friday, 12 - 3pm across several City parks. Click the schedule to the right for more info. 

Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12, 12- 3:00 p.m.
Merrill Playground, Modrejewski, Mitchell Park, Lindberg Park

SideWAUKSessions - Menomonee Valley
This SideWAUKee invites you to explore this award-winning area of Milwaukee that has been transformed from Wisconsin’s most visible eyesore to the thriving eco-focused business and recreational destination it is today. Enjoy a nice walk while creating new friendships and learning more about our City. 
City of Milwaukee Budget Review Process  City hall picture
Be engaged in the City of Milwaukee's Budget process by attending meetings, sharing details and information by speaking at budget hearing meetings and sharing how you would like your tax dollars
spent. By mid August public hearings will begin on the 2020 Budget in the Common Council Chambers at 200 E. Wells St, 3rd Floor. Click the link above to stay updated with set dates to come. 


Free Backyard Composting Classes
Join the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works in partnering with Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful and the Milwaukee Public Library to host free Introduction to Basic Backyard Composting classes this summer. To see a full list of classes offered at the Milwaukee Public Library visit

Tuesday, July 23, 2-3:00 p.m. 
Keep Great Milwaukee Beautiful ( 1313 W. Mt. Vernon Ave.)

Commercial Property Opportunities

4473 N 76th St building4473 North 76th Street
Asking Price: $75,000

Check out this commercial building in the Columbus Park neighborhood! This 5,121 SR building was built in 1966. It has 4 units and was previously used as a daycare. This could be your new business location!   Resources from the City are available to help with restoring this property. Proposals considered on a first-come, first-served basis. More info at;

DCD/ Neighborhood News & Updates

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Community Outreach Liaison Gisela Ortega at

City Real Estate, 809 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202 - (414) 286-5730

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