Home Repair Programs


The resources listed on this page are proud to be a part of Take Root Milwaukee and are committed to assisting homeowners to maintain and make needed repairs on their homes. They offer extensive local expertise of the various programs and resources available.


The following is not a complete list nor should be regarded as a recommendation. You are advised to research various programs and organizations to make a proper decision for your specific situation. Note that many of the resources listed here are not home remodeling programs, but rather provide assistance to address code violations and make major, needed repairs to ensure the house is safe.


City of Milwaukee

The City of Milwaukee provides a variety of resources for homeowners and homebuyers, including matching grants for home repairs, forgivable loan programs and other resources.


Access the City of Milwaukee’s Housing Help Tool to find the City resources that best match your situation.


The City of Milwaukee Housing Resource Guide also provides detailed information on each program offered by the City and other community-based partners.


View the list of Targeted Investment Neighborhoods (TINs) here

View the list of Housing Tax Incremental Districts (TIDs) here

Milwaukee currently has three NIDs in the Haramee, Sherman Park and Washington Park neighborhoods.


The City also offers two energy-efficiency focused programs that can help with various home repair needs:


A list of City-offered financial resources can be found at the Financial Resources for Repair page.

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Community First

NIP Home Repair and Washington Park NID

(414) 377-4481 or www.cfmke.org

A nonprofit organization responsible for administering the City of Milwaukee Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) and housing funds for the Washington Park NID. Their services include general home repair (other programs, fee-for-fee service, etc) and NIP and NID programs (annual applications for NIP open on February 15th each year).


Community Warehouse

Home repair materials, tools and resources

(414) 383-7792 or www.thecommunitywarehouse.org

A nonprofit, faith-based organization offering affordable home and facility improvement materials to individuals, businesses, and organizations in Milwaukee’s Community Block Grant Development Zone. Community Warehouse partners with a variety of entities to provide resources to homeowners and rebuild Milwaukee’s under-resourced communities.


Housing Resources, Inc.

Neighborhood Improvement Project (NIP) Home Repair, Tool Loan Program

(414) 384-3100 or www.hri-wi-org

A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families purchase, maintain and keep their own homes. HRI is a trusted leader in assisting hundreds of buyers and owners with services such as counseling and education, foreclosure assistance and various home repair services.


Their Tool Loan Center is located at 2500 W. Capitol Drive and provides tools and other resources to City of Milwaukee property owners. Call (414) 449-0705 or visit www.hri-wi.org/toolloan.php


Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity

Home repair resources at various ReStore locations

(414)-255-3565 or www.MilwaukeeHabitat.org (Click “Shop” for ReStore information)

A nonprofit organization that partners with low and moderate income families to build new, single family homes in the City of Milwaukee. They also offer home preservation loans for home repairs and operate two Milwaukee ReStore locations that provide discounted building materials, supplies and home furnishings.

  • 420 S. 1st Street - (414) 257-9078

  • 3015 N. 114th Street - (414) 562-9078


Revitalize Milwaukee

Home repair services

Formerly Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee, they provide free essential and emergency home repairs for veterans, seniors, and people with disabilities.

(414)-321-7531 or www.FreeHomeRepairs.org



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