Assistance Programs for Buyers and Home Owners

Housing Resources Inc. – Milwaukee-based nonprofit that helps individuals and families purchase homes and offers counseling to those in danger of losing them.

WHEDA Home Buyer Available Programs – Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority mortgage and other programs.

City of Wauwatosa Down Payment Assistance Program – The city offers a one-time forgivable loan of up to $5,000.

HOME Consortium Down Payment Assistance – A Forgivable loan of up to $5,000 for down payments and closing costs.

Resources for Real Estate Investors/Landlords

Landlord Training Program – This is a FREE City of Milwaukee sponsored class that is very helpful especially for newer landlords.

“So you want to be a landlord?” This City of Milwaukee brochure is a summary of city regulations that every rental property owner needs to know.

City of Milwaukee Property Registration Program Within 15 days of buying a non-owner occupied property in the city, you must complete a form, pay a fee and send it to the Department of Neighborhood Services.

Overview of Tenant-Landlord Laws in Wisconsin – Wisconsin page on a popular legal self-help website.

Wisconsin Landlord Tenant Guide – Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection PDF guide and fact sheet.

Milwaukee Real Estate Investors Association  – Wisconsin’s premiere real estate investment community providing networking, education and support.

Bigger Pockets – An online social network providing education, networking and support for new and experience real estate investors.