Property Tax Foreclosure

The 2019 City of Milwaukee Combined Property Tax Bills were mailed out the week of December 16. Payment in full, or the first installment, is due on or before January 31, 2020. 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, 2020 to be eligible and remain current. Contact the City Treasurer at 414-286-2240 to request the necessary forms to enroll.

GreenPath Financial Wellness
877-290-6974 or www.greenpath.com
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 www.hri-wi.org
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
Paula Butler pbutler@milwaukeehabitat.org
414-316-5613
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 2017 or 2018 property taxes with a $1500 maximum payout amount.  An application must be filled out along with an agreement for percentage of the delinquency to be paid 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.