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West Milwaukee Strong Neighborhoods Program

West Milwaukee Strong Neighborhoods Program

The Strong Neighborhoods Program is an initiative developed by the Village of West Milwaukee to help increase the attractiveness of West Milwaukee housing stock. Strong Neighborhoods aims to work with citizens to invest in both them and their homes. The Strong Neighborhoods initiative will assist with property maintenance order compliance. The new programs will be financed through a TIF financing law known as the “Affordable Housing Extension” that allows the extension of a TIF to benefit a municipalities housing stock. Funds for these programs will be available in the form of grants as outlined in State Statute 66.1105. Investing in the Village’s housing stock will result in a ripple effect that will benefit everyone within the Village. Please see the links below for more information.

West Milwaukee Strong Neighborhoods Information Packet

Strong Neighborhoods West Milwaukee Brochure

Milwaukee County Home Repair Program

Milwaukee County Home Repair Program

Milwaukee County Home Repair Program. The Milwaukee County Housing Division provides a Home Repair program funded by federal CDBG and HOME funds by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in suburban County communities excluding the Cities of West Allis and Milwaukee. The program offers 0% interest loans to income-qualified homeowners to make necessary repairs, correct code violations, and receive accessibility modifications. Staff assists clients by creating a detailed scope of work and works with private contractors to receive bids for the work to be done. Homeowner(s) review bids received and select a contractor from cost reasonable bids. Once a contractor is selected, the Homeowner(s) will sign a Loan Agreement and Promissory Note with the County. The loan is secured by a Lien on the owner’s real estate. The County will facilitate an agreement with the contractor for the work to be completed per the scope. After the project is completed, the County pays contractors from loan funds. The Homeowner(s) pay the County back according to the terms of the loan. Please call (414) 278-4917 if you are interested in applying for the program. For more information, please read this CDBG Home Repair Flyer.

Short Term Rental Permits

Short Term Rental Permits

Interested in renting out your home or property in West Milwaukee on short-term rental websites, such as Airbnb? The Village of West Milwaukee now has a permit available for short-term rentals!

Rental of a whole or partial residence to visitors for less than a month is commonly known as a Short Term Rental (STR). The legal term in Wisconsin is a Tourist Rooming House (TRH). Wisconsin allows the rental of one to four sleeping accommodations, which can be rooms of a home or an entire home. All Village of West Milwaukee TRHs must be licensed through the West Allis Health Department and inspected annually to verify the operation meets all requirements of Wisconsin law related to general public health.

For more information, please visit our Forms/Permits tab. You may also email or call (414) 645-1530.

No Wipes Down the Pipes

No Wipes Down the Pipes

Even if a product says it is “flushable”… Unless it is toilet paper, it should NOT be flushed!

  • Diapers (including cloth, cotton, disposable, or plastic)
  • Flushable, disposable, cleaning, or baby wipes
  • Paper towels, cloth towels, or any type of rag
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Facial Tissues, Q-tips, or dental floss

“Out of sight and out of mind,” was the thought that many of us grew up with and it continues today. This concept has probably led to many issues, but now a costly problem for All of us. The wipes or other items that are flushed can create sewer back-ups and problems with the building plumbing systems.

The disposable wipes can be grouped together from baby wipes, kitchen and bathroom cleaning wipes, paper towels, facial tissues, diaper liners, etc. Products like diapers, feminine hygiene products, floor cleaning wipes, and assorted hand towels all add to the list. These are not meant to be flushed. The only paper product meant to be flushed is old-fashioned toilet paper, no matter what the manufacturer puts on the label. 

Just because a product label reads, flushable, doesn’t mean it should be flushed. Currently, a product can say flushable, if it’s placed in the toilet, the lever is pushed and the wipe goes down out of sight and mind.

Flushable does not mean that it is biodegradable or can break down into tiny particles…To avoid problems just remember “No Wipes Down the Pipes”

Thank you!


Plan Review

Plan Review

The Village of West Milwaukee is pleased to announce that we have been approved as the delegated authority from the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services, Division of Industry Services as building, HVAC, fire and components, and commercial plumbing code enforcement authority for commercial buildings.  This will substantially reduce the review time for plan approval.   An application can be completed and submitted with electronic plans and the appropriate fee.  You can contact Kati at Safebuilt at 262-955-3014 or with additional questions.

Application for Review – Buildings, HVAC, Fire, and Components

Application for General Plumbing Plan Review

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing




Please Take Notice that MMG Real Estate, LLC has requested to rezone 4425 W. Mitchell Street (parcels #436-1118-000 and #436-1119-001) and 4535 W. Mitchell Street (Parcel #436-1120-001) from M-1 Light Manufacturing District to M-1 Light Manufacturing District with a Planned Unit Development Overlay (PUD).

Legal Description: Tax Key: 436-1118-000 4425 W Mitchell ST Assessors Plat No 290 Lot 1 BLK 19, in the village of West Milwaukee, county of Milwaukee, and the state of Wisconsin.

Tax Key: 436-119-001 Assessor’s Plat No. 290, BLK 19, Part Lot 2: Com Ne Cor DS Lot 2, TH W. 117.48 FT, S. 382 FT, E. 117.48 FT, TH N 382 FT To P.o.c., in the village of West Milwaukee, county of Milwaukee, and the state of Wisconsin.

4535 West Mitchell Street. Tax Key: 436-1120-001 Assessor’s Plat No. 290, BLK 19, Part Lot 2: Com 117.48 FT W Of Ne Cor SD Lot, TH S 382 FT To S Li SD Lot; Wly 90.63 FT; Nwly On Curv 288.85 FT, N 155.64 FT, TH E. 260.50 To P.o.b., in the village of West Milwaukee, county of Milwaukee, and the state of Wisconsin.

Property Owner/Applicant:   MMG Real Estate, LLC

James Biehl

Kevin Jacob

4535 W. Mitchell St.

West Milwaukee, WI  53214


The President of the Village Board hereby calls a Public Hearing on the recommendation of the Plan Commission to consider the request for the aforementioned rezone with PUD, to be held in the Village Community Centre located at 1345 S. 47th Street, West Milwaukee, Wisconsin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 21, 2022, and should the Public Hearing be canceled or adjourned, the hearing will be held one (1) week later at the same time and place.

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Consumer Pages

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Consumer Pages

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)  has launched an exciting consumer outreach initiative that prospective homebuyers can utilize as they pursue homeownership in West Milwaukee. The newly re-designed Consumer Pages are available for anyone who wants to learn about obtaining a WHEDA loan, WHEDA down payment assistance, or WHEDA mortgage credit certificates.  On these pages, you can find:

Link to WHEDA’s new consumer pages:

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information


Milwaukee County and its partners are working with Community Health Centers to ensure those who need COVID-19 tests can get them. Each site listed below may have different requirements. Some sites may ask you to stay in your car. Other sites will screen you before you come indoors. Many sites will require an appointment before you arrive in order to ensure they’ve collected your contact and insurance information.

Testing site information changes frequently. Please click here for up-to-date testing locations. For the most up-to-date information about each testing site, contact the location directly

Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine 

Other Helpful Links:

Guidance for COVID

safe opening LTC

Safe Practices Table

Mask Mandate Extended 1/15/2021

COVID-19 At Home Collection Kit 

Business Safety Plans

COVID Safety Placard West Milwaukee

We’re All In Update 

Business Phase B

Community Communication

What is COVID?

Emergency Order #3

Milwaukee Community Testing Site Updates

We’re All In Phase 2

Gov. Evers Invests Additional $100 Million in Wisconsin Small Businesses and Economic Stabilization

Gov. Evers Directs Department of Health Services to Limit Indoor Public Gatherings

Worldwide COVID-19 Map

Face Mask Information CDC

IHME Predictions for Wisconsin

What to do if you had close contact with a COVID-19 case

Stay At Home: What do I do if home is not safe?

Beware of Scams regarding Information on COVID-19

CDC: DIY Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow Spread of COVID-19

Other useful links: 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions 

West Allis/West Milwaukee Health Department

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

The CDC recommends the following:

Know How it Spreads:

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
More details: How COVID-19 Spreads

Everyone Should:

Clean your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

More details: Cloth Face Covers

Cover coughs and sneezes
  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Clean and disinfect
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

  • Diluting your household bleach.
    To make a bleach solution, mix:

    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

    Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
    Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).


COVID-19 Assistance Programs

COVID-19 Assistance Programs

Milwaukee County’s Mortgage Assistance Program

Milwaukee County Mortgage Assistance Program:  The program will provide mortgage assistance through CARES Act funding to eligible homeowners facing mortgage delinquency or foreclosure due to financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are being accepted now through December 18, 2020. Homeowners can apply through a web-based application at

The pre-application consists of five questions and will determine if someone qualifies to complete a full application. Once the pre-application is approved by Housing Resources, Inc., homeowners will be invited to complete a full application. Applicants are able to apply and upload completed documentation through a web-based application link at For questions or assistance, individuals can contact the Mortgage Helpline at (414) 369-6914.

CARES Relief Funds – Rental Assistance

Beginning June 8, 2020, Wisconsin residents that have experienced a significant loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and need help with their rent can apply for the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP). In general, eligible applicants must be an adult Wisconsin resident with a household income at or below 80% of the county median income in the month of or prior to the application date.

If you have had a loss of income because of the COVID-19 pandemic and can’t pay your rent or security deposit, contact your local Community Action Program (CAP) to apply for WRAP funds. Contact information for the CAP agency that serves your county is found on the Department of Administration’s website.

For more information about your local CAP agency and their services, visit the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association’s website.

Public Assistance

If you do not have enough money to pay your bills and you need help finding and keeping a job or help applying for SSI, you may be eligible for the Wisconsin Works (W-2) program. You may also be eligible for monthly cash payments while you work with the W-2 program to look for a job or do other activities that will help you get a job or SSI.

To apply for W-2, contact your local W-2 agency: Find Your Local W-2 Agency

Emergency Assistance

If you are a low-income parent and are facing an emergency, you may be eligible for Emergency Assistance—a one-time payment that can help pay an emergency housing or utility related expense. An emergency could be due to fire, flood, or natural disaster; homelessness or impending homelessness; or an energy crisis.

To find out if you are eligible and to apply for Emergency Assistance, contact your local W-2 agency: Find Your Local W-2 Agency

Attention: Because of COVID-19, if you are looking for help with programs like W-2 and Emergency Assistance, call the W-2 agency phone number to find out if they are open and how you can apply for assistance.

Job Access Loans

If you are a low-income parent and have emergency needs to keep your job or take a job, like paying for car repairs or have required employment clothing/uniform or equipment expenses, you may be eligible for a Job Access Loan (JAL). To apply for a JAL, contact your local W-2 agency.

Food Assistance

FoodShare helps people with limited money buy the food they need for good health. If you need help buying food, visit the Department of Health Services website to see if you are eligible for and to apply for FoodShare.

Medical Assistance

The Department of Health Services (DHS) administers many programs that provide high-quality health care coverage, long-term care, and other services. If you need health care coverage or other medical care assistance services, more information can be found on the DHS website.

Other Employment Assistance Programs

DCF is dedicated to helping everyone who wants to work find meaningful employment and has several subsidized employment programs to help parents in the transition to unsubsidized, family-supporting careers. Find out if one of our subsidized programs is available in your area and is right for you.

Transform Milwaukee Jobs (TMJ)

Transitional Jobs (TJ)