Revitalize Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
http://www.freehomerepairs.org

$45,322

Saved on 14 projects and calls

This is the total value we've estimated for all projects matched. Learn more about how we calculate project savings.

Causes

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Mission

Transform communities by providing free, critical repairs and comprehensive services to low-income veterans, seniors, and people with disabilities. Our impact extends beyond individuals served, to revitalizing and stabilizing vulnerable neighborhoods.
HOME BY HOME, BLOCK BY BLOCK, ENTIRE COMMUNITIES ARE TRANSFORMED.

What We Do

Revitalize Milwaukee is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose goal is to preserve affordable housing and revitalize vulnerable neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. We are the largest provider of free home repairs to eligible homeowners in Southeast Wisconsin and the only one that provides them for free. While we directly impact individuals and families, we also improve economic stability by keeping long-term, existing homeowners in their homes. This stabilizes neighborhoods and the tax base paid to the city.

Over time, health and safety issues develop from the inability to pay for repairs and other necessary services. Without our free services, many Milwaukee residents would suffer serious injuries or even be forced to move out of their homes that they've lived in for over 30 years.

We employ 15-17 City of Milwaukee licensed and insured minority contractors on a daily basis, providing sustainable wages and helping the local economy.

We operate on an annual budget of 1.7 million dollars. Each dollar received is leveraged approximately 4:1, creating a total reinvestment of $18.2 million dollars back into the community. Over 99% of our funding comes from private sources (grants, corporations, and individuals). Currently, government funding is limited to 0.9% of the budget.

Staff

Allison S
Allison S.

Operations Manager

Mitch S
Mitch S.

Advocacy & Education Coordinator

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