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Residence Preference Program Certification

If you live in the City of Milwaukee and are currently unemployed or underemployed, you qualify for Residence Preference Program (RPP) certification.  Nearly all DPW contracts require that 40% of all work hours on our formal contracts be attributed to employees who hold this certification.  DPW works with a number of nonprofits to provide certification services free of charge:

Certifying Agency

Contact Name


WRTP/Big Step

Laura Heller

Milwaukee Community Service Corps

Corrina Brown

Mindful Staffing

Reginald Reed

Riverworks Development Corp

Darryl Johnson

Milwaukee JobsWork

Jerald Westmoreland

Uniting Garden Homes

Demetrius Brown

WestCare Wisconsin

Travis Landry

Social Development Commission

Courtney Kelly


The DPW Contracts Office provides RPP certifications.  Please complete the RPP employee affidavit and submit it with two proofs of residence to or contact our office at 414-286-3309 to schedule an appointment to complete your certification in-person.

RPP employee affidavit -Spanish

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