Benefits available for City of Milwaukee residents


  • Grow Solar Greater Milwaukee Group Buy Program hosted by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association in partnership with the city allows property owners to install solar as a community, which saves significant costs as a result of bulk purchasing of equipment. Receive solar education and a site assessment for free. Click for more information and to sign up.
  • Milwaukee Shines Solar Program provides financing for up to 100 percent of solar energy system costs with a solar loan from Summit Credit Union. Click here to get started.

Green Infrastructure

  • The Fresh Coast Resource Center assists the community by providing education and financing to create successful green infrastructure projects that capture stormwater to prevent sewer overflows, reduce runoff pollution, and protect our waterways. Possible projects include rain barrels, rain gardens, porous pavements, bioswales, green roofs, and natural landscaping. Click here to learn more.

Electric Vehicles

  • Get connected to educational and financial resources to support your transition to an electric vehicle, such as the Residential EV Charger Pilot Program from We Energies. Click here for more information.

Energy Efficiency and Home Upgrades

  • Me2 Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades: Provides steps homeowners take to finance energy efficiency improvements to their home. The City of Milwaukee partners with Summit Credit Union to provide financing/loans to cover energy saving improvements with an approved set of contractors. This loan has no fee, no equity requirements, no income guidelines or credit score requirements. Get started by visiting this website or calling 414-286-3485.
  • Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP): Assists with insulation, air sealing, and repair or replacement of furnaces and water heaters. WAP has a 50 percent County Median Income guideline for clients. To be eligible, clients must apply and be approved for Energy Assistance. Contact Casa’s Weatherization Program at 414-270-4653 or by visiting this website.
  • STRONG Homes Loan Program: Partially Forgivable, Low or No Interest Loans for Emergency & Essential Home Repairs. Learn more and apply by calling 414-286-5610 or visiting this website.
  • Compliance Loan Program (CLP): Assists homeowners in making repairs necessary to fix code violations on their property. CLP does this by providing 0 percent interest, deferred payment loans. Homeowners pay no interest and only pay back the loan when selling or transferring the property. If you need the work completed immediately the CLP process is relatively quick from application to work being scheduled (approximately 2-4 weeks). Get started by calling 414-286-2567 or visiting this website.
  • Childhood Lead Primary Prevention Program: Through this program, eligible property owners are provided a grant to replace original windows that have lead-based paint. Funding to address lead hazards is available to property owners who complete the application. Apply by calling 414-286-2165 or visiting this website.
  • Asthma-Safe Homes Program: Local partners can help with providing asthma education, home assessments, and home repair services in Milwaukee and Kenosha Counties. Email, call 414-312-7531, or visit this website to learn more.
  • The Housing Help Online Resource Tool supports residents in navigating the City of Milwaukee’s variety of resources and incentive programs to help current homeowners, home buyers, investors, and non-profit organizations. Click here for your one stop shop for all things housing.
  • Find other resources to support you on your sustainability journey with the City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office.