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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



What is Take Root Milwaukee?

Take Root Milwaukee is a consortium of over 40 community organziations, neighborhoods groups, housing counseling agencies, Realtors, and lenders working to promote sustainable homeownership in the City of Milwaukee. Take Root Milwaukee members offer free low-cost servies that can help you buy, keep, or fix a home. Learn more about Take Root Milwaukee here.

Quick Links

  • BUY A Home
    Buying a home is a big step and assuming a mortgage for that home is a big responsibility. Take Root Milwaukee recommends that everyone starting on the path to homeownership by working with a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency.

  • KEEP Your Home
    No one expects to fall behind on their mortgage payments or lose their home to foreclosure, but sometimes the unexpected challenges of life can make the responsibility of homeownership a tough one. If financial difficulties are threatening your ability to keep your home, click here to contact Take Root Milwaukee members that can help you.

  • FIX Your Home
    Looking for assistance to help you complete rehab on your home? Do you need guidance on working with a contractor?  Learn about the program and services Take Root Milwaukee members offer that can help you fix your home.

Not sure where to look?

Call the Take Root Milwaukee hotline at 414-921-4149 to be connected to assistance or contact us online here.

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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.