In this second addition of our Resident Updates, we discuss our new office location, maintenance and repair assistance, preparing for and help with winter, and with new ways to save money on your WE Energy bill.

If you haven't already, take a look at September's Resident Update that outlines our resident referral and reward programs, a job opportunity, tips for energy and water conservation, and a few safety tips...

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Topics: Neighborhood Revitalization, Resident Satisfaction

To build Strong Blocks, we must be wonderful neighbors, attract great residents, and maintain strong resident satisfaction. We can do this in a variety of ways, but a starting point to any positive relationship is good communication.  This new series of Resident Updates will be one way we try to add value to our residents' living experiences.

In this first edition we explore our roll-out of online resident portals, new resident referral and reward programs, a new job opportunity, tips for WE Energies and water conservation, and a few safety tips...

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Topics: Neighborhood Revitalization, Resident Satisfaction

"The choice was easy to go with the Rent to Own program because of going through the info I got online...and the houses in the program were in the areas that we wanted to stay in which was close to my family."

- Darryl | Strong Blocks Rent to Own Milwaukee Resident

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Topics: Rent to Own, Neighborhood Revitalization, Buying a Home

So you've been curious about duplex ownership through a Milwaukee rent to own program, but not sure if you really want to be a landlord? Maybe you've got extended family that could use the additional space or have dreams of long-term passive income being earned through duplex ownership?  The following 3 tips every Duplex owner wishes they knew before moving towards ownership will help you prepare and decide if duplex ownership is right for you and your family  Read More

Topics: Rent to Own, Buying a Home, Duplex

"I began to consider homeownership a couple of years ago, because my son is getting older and it has been driving me to want to leave something behind for him one day."

- Michael | Strong Blocks Rent to Own Milwaukee Resident

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Topics: Rent to Own, Neighborhood Revitalization, Buying a Home

So you've been curious about rent to own, but not sure if you are ready (or able) to move forward with the Strong Blocks Rent to Own Program? Well, you just might be closer than you think to making your home ownership goals a reality. If you are wondering what you should do next, here are some tips below to get you on your way.  Read More

Topics: Rent to Own, Buying a Home, Homebuyer Education

Do you have an old eviction haunting you, and you can't seem to find a decent home to live in? The tenant-landlord relationship is an important one, one where both sides of the relationship need to feel comfortable that the relationship wont be violated or taken advantage of.

When you apply for a home, the landlord will likely look into past court records (which are accessible to everyone in the State of Wisconsin, on the Wisconsin Court Systems website). If a landlord or property manager sees past judgments on your record, they may see you as a risk and assume you do not have paying your living expenses as a top priority; and therefore decide not to rent to you.

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Topics: Rent to Own, Credit

"I realized as my child got older the importance of homeownership for my family would be in order to continue to care for him at home."

- Jevita | Strong Blocks Rent to Own Milwaukee Resident

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Topics: Rent to Own, Neighborhood Revitalization, Buying a Home

Although, home ownership has many benefits and is one of the leading ways to build wealth and create strong neighborhoods, rental housing provides a crucial option for many that are not able to qualify for a mortgage or choose to rent for another reason. 

As a tenant, it is important to know your rights as a renter including your rights to your security deposit. So what should you know about your security deposit, how can you protect yourself, and how can you remedy a wrongfully taken security deposit? Read on...

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Topics: Buying a Home, Homebuyer Education

"I just got sick of landlords wanting extra money other than rent...my ideal housing situation is owning my own home, not having to pay anyone else's mortgage and taxes for them."

- Dana | Strong Blocks Rent to Own Milwaukee Resident

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Topics: Rent to Own, Neighborhood Revitalization, Buying a Home

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