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Mayor Tom Barrett

“Milwaukee is very pleased to be a part of Take Root Milwaukee.  This campaign will get the word out about opportunities to buy homes in Milwaukee, and the resources available from City government and trusted community participants to support successful, sustained home ownership.”
— Mayor Tom Barrett

Take Root Milwaukee featured on 88.9 Radio Milwaukee Community Stories. Click here


5 Years of Take Root Milwaukee

In July of 2015, Take Root Milwaukee celebrated 5 years of promoting sustainable homeownership resources and addressing the impacts of foreclosure in the City of Milwaukee. Thank you to Mayor Tom Barrett, Stacey Walker and Gloria Yates of Freddie Mac, State Senator Lena Taylor, City Treasurer Spencer Coggs, Wyman Winston of WHEDA, Terry Gaughn of CW18/My24, and Milwaukee Common Council President Michael Murphy for joining us and sharing their remarks and support for the important work that Take Root Milwaukee does to preserve and promote sustainable homeownership.

View photos of the celebration on facebook and flicker
Read about the event on the Freddie Mac blog and the DS News website

videoTo learn more about the people and organizations involved with Take Root Milwaukee and the community members impacted by their services, please watch The Story of Take Root Milwaukee.

Take Root Milwaukee is a valuable resource that provides free or low-cost, trustworthy and confidential assistance to help you purchase and keep your new home, in addition to alternatives to foreclosure.

Buying A Home

Take Root Milwaukee offers comprehensive consumer education, credible housing professionals, a list of eligible properties, trusted lenders, and for those who qualify, financial assistance.  Learn about how to purchase a foreclosed home, the City of Milwaukee's Neighborhood Stabilization forgivable loan program and more resources that will help you attain the goal of  homeownership.  Take Root Milwaukee's trusted community participants will lead you every step of the way. With your determination and our programs, you and your family will soon settle into your new home located in a sustainable and revitalized neighborhood.

Keeping Your Home

If you already own your home and are having a difficult time, need a modification, or if your home has decreased in value and you want to refinance, we are here to help. By understanding foreclosure, what may lead up to it, and the foreclosure process, you can be in a better position to recognize and address potential problems that may impact your ability to make every mortgage payment on time.

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Take Root Milwaukee featured on 88.9 Radio Milwaukee Community Stories!  

Hear the story about Take Root Milwaukee, its members and the people involved and how we're helping individuals and families in our community to both Buy A Home and Keep Their Home.  Two stories are airing at 88.9FM the week of July 9, 2012.

Take Root Milwaukee recognized for Outstanding Collaborative Effort

On March 30, 2011, the Milwaukee Homeownership Consortium/Take Root Milwaukee was recognized with the Northern Trust Navigator Award at the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development and Innovation (MANDI).  The 12th annual MANDIs were held at the Pfister Hotel and six groups were recognized for their achievements by Local Initiatives Support Corporation.  Watch the video here and learn the story of Take Root Milwaukee and who is involved!

Take Root Participants

City of Milwaukee logo    

ACTS Housing    Agape logo

 ALM Realty Logo   Angela Walters, Realtor   

            Associated Bank logo
                BMO Harris Bank logo   

                  Centro Hispano MKE  



clarke square logoCommunity First

GreenPath logo

GMAR logo   

Guaranty Bank logo  HGNI logo

havenwoods logo  HAFA Logo

A Salmeron logo     

LBWN Logo      LISC logo

       MMFHC logo    Metro Milw Foreclosure Mediation 

Midwest Exec Realty Milw Habitat Logo

NW Impact logo        pyramax 

  Realty Among Friends Logo

 rebesa  Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee logo 

  Sherman ParkTAS Real Estate    

UCC Logo   Urban Anthropology logo  

ueda logo   us bank logo


    Wells Fargo    Williams & Associates Realty 

WHEDA logo  

© 2010 Take Root Milwaukee. Take Root is a service mark of Freddie Mac.

The consumer information on is used with permission from Freddie Mac. Freddie Mac offers extensive, regularly updated consumer information about buying and owning a home on its website,, in the “About Homeownership” section. Freddie Mac is not responsible for content errors or omissions on

The funding source of this activity is the Milwaukee Homeownership Consortium and Freddie Mac.