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Neighborhood Improvement Project

The City of Milwaukee's Neighborhood Improvement Project (NIP) assists eligible owner occupants in repairing their homes. All repairs are based upon municipal building code violations, lead hazard reduction, health and safety concerns. NIP is not a remodeling program. The repairs are authorized by the Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) and funded by the Community Development Grants Administration (CDGA).  To be considered for NIP program eligibility, homeowners must meet the guidelines listed below. Applicants must reside within one of the 18 Neighborhood Strategic Planning (NSP) areas for the City of Milwaukee (the Community Development Block Grant area) – see map

Note: You may participate in the NIP program one time only. If you have received previous service through the NIP program or another federally funded city home repair/home loan program, you may not be eligible.


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All of the answers to frequently asked questions about our successful Neighborhood Improvement Project (NIP).

NIP Guidelines and Terms

All of the guidelines and terms for the Neighborhood Improvement Project (NIP).

NIP Agencies

Applicants must apply through one of the seven (7) community-based NIP Agencies. You may apply to one agency only, so please select the agency closest to your home.

Community First Inc.
3940 West Lisbon Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53218
(414) 409-7195

Gibraltar Development of Milwaukee Corporation
1927 N. 4th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 810-2120

Housing Resources Inc.  
2500 West Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53206
(414) 449-0705

Milwaukee Christian Center - NIP
807 S. 14th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
(414) 643-7704
Sherman Park Community Association - NIP
3526 West Fond du Lac Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53216
(414) 444-9803, Ext. 100

Social Development Commission (CR-SDC) 
1730 W. North Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212
(414) 906-2815

WestCare/Harambee Community Involvement
335 W. Wright Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212
(414) 239-9359, Ext. 80100

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Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway
10th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202  


NIP Manager
Brian Kaufman 

Phone: 414-286-3868


Oversight provided by:

Department of Neighborhood Services
841 N. Broadway 10th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 286-2163

Funding Provided By:

Community Development Grants Administration
City Hall, Room 606
200 E. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202