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The STRONG Homes Loan Program offers partially forgivable loans of up to $20,000 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 available for homeowners who are low income and elderly or disabled.
The City of Milwaukee will offer first consideration to interested homebuyers who live or owns within 500 feet of a City owned property and will occupy the property.
This form is used to request a change to your mailing address ONLY with the City of Milwaukee.
The ARCH Loan Programs provides matching loans of up to $25,000 to buyers of City-owned tax foreclosed properties that will be used for art related uses or as community resources centers.
Milwaukee Department of Public Works has a comprehensive network of bike lanes and routes for Milwaukee residents to use and enjoy.
Request a new bike rack or let us know about a damaged existing rack.
Plating makes crossing bridges with open metal decking safer for bicyclists.
The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational programming on city activities and services.
Explore properties available for sale by the City of Milwaukee.
Bublr Bikes is the City of Milwaukee's nonprofit bike share system.
The City of Milwaukee is expanding Bublr Bikes by 26 stations and approximately 250 bikes.
A buffered bike lane is similar to a regular bike lane, but also includes a marked buffer between the bike lane and adjacent travel lanes.
The City offers a variety of homes for sale. Check out our listing of homes and get connected to housing resources available!
The City of Milwaukee adopted its first formal bicycle plan – Bicycle Milwaukee – in 1993. Bicycle Milwaukee set numerous goals and objectives designed to increase the safety and ease of bicycling in Milwaukee. The major recommendations of that plan were achieved with many new bicycle lanes and routes implemented and bike parking added throughout the city, the construction of several new off-street trails, and the addition of a full time Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator to the Department of Public Works staff.
Interesting facts about the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
With the $20,000 forgivable loan Homebuyer Assistance Program
and the additional $500 ROOTS Landscaping Program Incentive, we can help make the dream of homeownership a reality. Commercial properties and programs to help with rehab are also listed.
A monthly e-newsletter with information, news and resources regarding residential, commercial and historic properties, plus buildable and vacant lots for sale. To receive monthly E-newsletters from City Real Estate, sign up for E-notify at www.milwaukee.gov/enotify. Subscribe to "City-Owned Homes" under New Property Sales Listings.
City Real Estate Forms
Collection of published MHD CLPPP Progress Reports.
PACE financing for commercial buildings
Check out the current commercial listings for sale by the City of Milwaukee! From retail stores, mixed-use buildings, multi-family properties or industrial facilities for sale and renovation.
COMPASS: Community Mapping, Planning and Analysis For Safety Strategies
Get crime statistics for neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee. Being informed about crime in your community is the first step in preventing future occurrences.
Neighborhood organizations in Milwaukee can request decorative bike racks with their own unique designs.
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works is accepting permit applications for decorative crosswalk markings.
The City of Milwaukee is conducting a Dockless Bicycle Share Pilot Study to observe, solicit feedback on, and evaluate the effectiveness of dockless bicycle share in Milwaukee.
The City of Milwaukee is conducting a Dockless Scooter Pilot Study to observe, solicit feedback on, and evaluate the effectiveness of dockless scooters in Milwaukee.
In the last 10 years, Milwaukee has made tremendous strides on environmental sustainability. From major energy efficiency and clean energy programs to new eco-industrial districts and new mobility options, Milwaukee is working to become a world-class eco-city. To celebrate this, the Office of Environmental Sustainability is now the Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO). Environmental sustainability is still the goal, and collaboration is the path.
Become an ECO Neighborhood with the City of Milwaukee
By using E-Notify you can find out when important things happen in the City. You can receive several different types of notices from the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools. Including news releases, meeting notices and agendas, job announcements, new property sale listings, bid notices, online auction items, and many others. Once you choose your topics, just sit back and wait for the pertinent information to come directly to you.
Fences offer privacy and enclosure that may be desireable in a residential setting.
Animals picked up stray throughout Milwaukee County are delivered to MADACC for reclaim by county residents and law enforcement officers. If an animal is wearing identification or a microchip is found during scanning, attempts will be made immediately to contact owners. To assist you in your search, MADACC has an online lost-and-found search of animals at the shelter.
Since 1911, the City of Milwaukee has provided its citizens, neighbors and visitors a safe and friendly celebration of America’s independence.
On July 4th in parks throughout the city, families and friends gather for picnics, games, doll buggy parades and talent contests. At night the sky is filled with fireworks bursting all over town.
Report fraud, waste and abuse of City resources. It is our mission to encourage the responsible use of taxpayer dollars and city resources by providing a confidential means to report suspected occurrences of fraud, waste or abuse in city operations.
Green bike lanes are pavement markings used to highlight locations where motorists frequently merge across or turn across a bike lane. To draw attention and increase safety at these locations, bike lanes are colored green to alert motorists that they must yield to thru bicyclists.
The City of Milwaukee has hundreds of opportunities for new home building. Our affordable lot prices can put a newly constructed home within your reach.
Description of this award-winning program along with supporting materials.
Home Rehabilitation and Development Programs - NIDC works with City departments, community-based agencies, financial institutions, developers, local foundations, and most importantly, residents, to improve Milwaukee's neighborhoods.
Learn about the best ways to lock your bike securely and reduce your chances of theft.
Under the direction of the Urban Forestry District Manager, an Urban Forestry Manager plans and manages the work activities of a Forestry District in order to meet the goals of the Department of Public Works (DPW)-Forestry Division. Arboriculture activities include planting and maintaining the City of Milwaukee’s urban forest of 200,000 street trees. Landscape activities include planting and maintaining 120 miles of landscaped and irrigated boulevard medians and green spaces. The person in this position also manages district snow and ice control operations (on a rotating basis) and emergency response to wind and ice storms. The Urban Forestry Manager may assume the duties of an Urban Forestry District Manager in his or her absence.
Information on the sources of lead in your home and ways to prevent exposure to your children.
The Milwaukee Arts Board provides a range of support to arts and community organizations that produce innovative projects or programs. Additionally, the MAB is committed to supporting public art projects that provide a sense of place, celebrating our community in city neighborhoods, parks and public spaces.
The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Parks are creating a sign plan to help people biking and walking navigate the City’s bike network and the Oak Leaf Trail.
Milwaukee now has a safe and anonymous way to report suspected illegal weapons in the city. Residents can call: 335-GUNS (335-4867).
335-GUNS is Milwaukee’s CONFIDENTIAL gun hotline. Callers provide details and information that will help get guns off of our streets.
Each call could represent one or many lives that may be saved from accidental or intentional shootings.
The City of Milwaukee offers seasonal garden permits for residents who would like to garden on a vacant lot next to their house or work with their neighbors to create a community green-space.
The City of Milwaukee is conducting a pilot program to include adaptive cycles in the Bublr bike share system in 2019.
Protected bicycle lanes use physical dividers to separate people bicycling from people driving and walking. These exclusive bicycle lanes combine the user experience of a trail with the on-street design of a traditional bicycle lane.
Protected bicycle lanes use physical dividers to separate people bicycling from people driving and walking. These exclusive bicycle lanes combine the user experience of a trail with the on-street design of a traditional bicycle lane
Are you looking for a move-in ready home? We’re looking for homebuyers now, so that when the renovations are completed, you are ready to move in to your new home!
Shared Lane Marking (sometimes called sharrows) are street markings that are installed in a few locations on Milwaukee streets as an awareness tool for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.
This project is a redesign of South 43rd Street that will use pavement markings and traffic signs to better accommodate people walking, biking, and driving.
Along with miles of bike lanes, Milwaukee has numerous off-street bike paths that run throughout the city including the Beerline Trail, KK River Trail and the Oak Leaf Trail.
Information for refugees and immigrants
Build your NEW HOME in one of the City’s premier subdivisions located in the heart of the City!
Lots available for $1, along with a $10,000 forgivable second mortgage loan.
Milwaukee was among the first cities in the United States to provide wireless Internet access in public spaces. Pere Marquette Park and Cathedral Square Park have been "freespots," or wireless access points for public use, since June 2003. Milwaukee Public Library also provides Internet service around all its libraries throughout the city.
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