Revitalize Milwaukee Programs
Revitalize Milwaukee completes essential repairs necessary to enable homeowners to remain safely in their homes. These repairs are critical in preventing deferred maintenance, which almost inevitably leads to larger issues down the road. Examples include: carpentry, door and lock repair, porch repair, updating electrical items and minor plumbing repairs.
Block Build MKE is a weekend build event, bringing together partners, corporations and volunteers, to work on a block of homes in one neighborhood. Volunteers donate their skills and sweat equity to complete numerous repairs, accessibility updates and overall cleanup. Materials, supplies and professional services are donated to ensure that homeowners are left with a safe and healthy home environment.
We all find ourselves with plumbing problems, water heater issues or even electrical problems. Our clients have these challenges coupled with complications of being low-income elderly, veterans and/or people with disabilities. Our emergency repair program is the only FREE repair service and is designed to help our most vulnerable homeowners.
To meet the goal of creating a safe environment for elderly and disabled homeowners, Revitalize Milwaukee installs specialty products, modifies appliances and other basic household fixtures that frequently present a challenge to operate for homeowners who have physical limitations. Items commonly installed or constructed are ramps, door levers, walk in showers, handrails and grab bars.
Revitalize Milwaukee partners with diverse organizations and businesses that share the same goal of keeping vulnerable homeowners in a safe environment in which they can age with dignity. With these collaborative partnerships, we provide homeowners with the tools they need to ensure their continuous contributions to the neighborhoods where they live.
Revitalize Milwaukee rehabilitates foreclosed and donated homes for revitalization. We are able to transition Real Estate (REOs) property into safe and affordable homes. Doing so provides job creation and sustainable wages for local contractors, adds to the city's tax base, and returns revenue to Revitalize Milwaukee's operating funds, allowing us to provide FREE home repairs.