Revitalize Milwaukee


About Revitalize Milwaukee:

Revitalize Milwaukee  is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve affordable housing and revitalize vulnerable neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. We are the largest provider of free home repairs in Southeastern Wisconsin.  We provide economic stability by keeping long-term, existing homeowners in their homes, which helps stabilize neighborhoods and the tax base paid to the City.

Revitalize Milwaukee is the only nonprofit in the Greater Milwaukee area to provide free home repairs to eligible homeowners. Without these services, many Milwaukee residents would be forced to move out of their homes. The majority of our homeowners have lived within their homes for over 30 years. Over time, health and safety issues have developed due to the disrepair of their homes and their inability to pay for local services. These repairs are performed at no cost to income-eligible homeowners.

Revitalize Milwaukee employs 15-17 local, City of Milwaukee licensed and insured minority (African American and Hispanic) contractors on a daily basis, providing sustainable wages and helping the local economy.

Revitalize Milwaukee operates an annual budget of 1.5 million dollars.  Each dollar received is leveraged approximately 4:1.  A little over 99% of our funding comes from private sources (grants, corporations and individuals).  Currently government funding is limited to 0.9% of the budget. 

Revitalize Milwaukee is not a United Way funded agency.