Fixing Your Home

Are you looking for ways to improve or repair your home?  This section features resources offered by Take Root Milwaukee members and partners that can assist.


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. Many of the resources listed are not home remodeling programs, but rather provide assistance to address code violations and make major, needed repairs to ensure the house is safe.


Many neighborhood and housing organizations offer home maintenance and winterization workshops, "Bloom and Groom" events and other activities to help educate you on simple things you can do as a homeowner to retain that investment. Contact your local neighborhood association, or neighborhood-based social media group for additional resources.

Check out your local hardware and home improvement stores, who also offer classes on basic home maintenance.  Lastly, Milwaukee Public Library branches also offer workshops on home repair topics - check out their Events Page regularly.

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