Residents Preference Program
Through the Residents Preference Program (RPP), the City of Milwaukee strives to help under- and unemployed residents gain access to employment opportunities. The Residents Preference Program is designed to promote the use of City of Milwaukee residents as part of a contractor's or developer's workforce on PACE projects. Under Common Council File #131139, contractors working on PACE-financed projects must make a best effort to utilize 40% RPP-certified workers.
To qualify as an RPP worker, an identified individual must be a City of Milwaukee resident and must meet at least one of the following requirements: 1) Has not worked in the preceding 15 days, 2) Has worked less than 1,200 hours in the preceding 12 months, and 3) Meets certain federal poverty guidelines. Certification becomes invalid if a worker moves outside of the Milwaukee city limits. While there is no expiration date for RPP certification, the individual must continue to live in the City of Milwaukee to remain RPP-certified. If an RPP individual moves within the City of Milwaukee, their RPP certification will need to be updated with the new City of Milwaukee address.