Property Tax Foreclosure

The City of Milwaukee Combined Property Tax Bills are be mailed in December. Payment in full, or the first installment in the property tax installment payment plan is is due on or before January 31.  If you cannot make your payment in full, the city offers a ten-month, interest free installment payment plan. You must enroll in this plan and make your first payment by January 31 to be eligible and remain current. To enroll in the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Program please call 414-286-2240 or visit

GreenPath Financial Wellness
877-290-6974 or
GreenPath offers financial counseling on a variety of topics, including foreclosure prevention, debt and credit counseling, and property tax concerns. Their free Debt Management Program is able to administer payments to creditors, including property tax payments. GreenPath offers counseling or interpretation services via phone or in-person in over 170 languages.

Housing Resources Inc.
414-461-6330 or
HRI offers counseling services for people who are having problems with property taxes. Service includes contacting the City Treasury Office to understand exactly how much is owed on taxes and the time frame to address the taxes, as well as helping home owners to develop a budget to afford repayment plan options. HRI also works with home owners who are experiencing problems with escrow accounts due to an increase in the tax bill.

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
Trina Vanderveer
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity currently has a Tax Foreclosure Prevention Grant available to homeowners in the Harambee, Midtown, Washington Park, Metcalf Park, and Amani communities. This is a one time grant to help you with your delinquent property taxes with a $3,000 maximum payout amount. An application must be filled out along with an agreement for a possible percentage of the delinquency to be paid based on income along with a one time financial counseling class.

For assistance in developing a plan to help you resolve property tax delinquency issues, please contact the Take Root Milwaukee members listed above.