Home Repair

Milwaukee County


Connection Residents to Housing Resources

Program Highlights

  • Staff provides lead risk assessments, detailed scope of work, and bids out work to be done.
  • Homeowners receive a loan and sometimes a grant to complete work.  They sign a contract with approved contractors.
  • County pays contractor directly.
  • Owner pays back County over years, often with no interest. 


2017 Income Limits
Household Size Gross Annual Income
1 $40,350
2 $46,350
3 $52,150
4 $57,900
5 $62,550
6 $67,200

HOME Maximum Home Value $190,000


The Housing Division administers a housing rehabilitation program to provide financial assistance to low-income owner-occupants of single-family homes to make necessary repairs to their dwellings. The program provides below market rate loans to eligible property owners in participating municipalities in Milwaukee County using fund for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Due to restrictions on these funds we do not serve the City of Milwaukee, City of West Allis, or the Village of River Hill, but do serve the remaining communities of Milwaukee County.  Common items repaired through Milwaukee County Home Repair include hot water heaters, furnaces, sewer laterals, roofs, siding, trim, windows, porches, foundations, plumbing, and electrical.  Grant funds are available for persons with disabilities needing home modifications for accessibility such as ramps, lifts, and bathroom modification.


For further information or to apply, please call 278-4917 or email homerepair@milwaukeecountywi.gov.


Housing Rehabilitation Brochure


Contractor Information


Finding the Right Person to Trust with Your Home Repairs & Maintenance








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