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During the month of June, entities across the nation celebrate National Homeownership Month by hosting events and offering opportunities that help individuals and families explore and achieve the American dream of owning a home. This year, Take Root Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Public Library are partnering to deliver free educational workshops to those in the Milwaukee area who are interested in learning about the home purchase and home rehab process.
“The goal of these workshops is to ensure that Milwaukee-area residents are not only able to obtain homeownership, but also maintain it through the years by connecting them to the resources they need now, as well as those they may need down the road,” explains Johanna Jimenez, Program Manager for Take Root Milwaukee.
The virtual sessions are being offered in English and Spanish on the first two Saturdays of the month and will give residents the opportunity to learn about the home buying and home rehab process from start to finish. The types of loans and grants available to both homebuyers and existing homeowners will also be highlighted.
“MPL has forged a wonderful partnership with Take Root Milwaukee to further connect the community with these beneficial homeownership resources. Homeownership does not have to be just a dream. Our hope is that the right information and community resources will inspire you to take the next steps to realize that dream,” expressed Hermoine Bell-Henderson, Coordinator of Business, Technology, and Periodicals at Milwaukee Public Library.
Normally held as in-person events across the city, this year’s workshops will be held over Zoom to ensure the public’s health and safety:
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
- Saturday, June 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Home Buying Process & Resources // Proceso y Recursos para Compra de Vivienda
- Saturday, June 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Home Rehab Process & Resources // Proceso y Recursos de Rehabilitación del Hogar
Workshops are free, but advanced registration is required. Attendees will be connected to local lenders, realtors, homeownership specialists, neighborhood organizations, and City of Milwaukee representatives for a presentation and a question-and-answer session. Details and links to register can be found on the Take Root Milwaukee website.
About Take Root Milwaukee
Take Root Milwaukee is a consortium of more than 50 community organizations, neighborhood groups, HUD-certified housing counseling agencies, Realtors, and Lenders working to promote sustainable homeownership in the City of Milwaukee. Take Root Milwaukee members offer free or low-cost services and products that can help you buy, keep, or fix a home. For additional information, please visit www.TakeRootMilwaukee.com or call us at 414.921.4149.
About Milwaukee Public Library
Milwaukee Public Library is an anchor institution that helps build healthy families and vibrant neighborhoods – the foundation of a strong Milwaukee. Since 1878, Milwaukee Public Library has been a free provider of education and information for residents of Milwaukee and beyond. With 14 locations, and nearly three million items in circulation, MPL offers free access to a rich collection of materials both physical and digital, access to technology, classes, exhibitions, programming and more. From toddlers to scholars, MPL serves more than one million patrons who come through its doors annually and many more around the globe who use its resources at www.mpl.org. To offer this wide array of free programming, MPL relies on both public and private funding. Learn more about how to support Milwaukee Public Library at www.mpl.org/support