Pathways to Homeownership


Have you dreamed about owning a home but never thought it was possible? Everyone deserves a chance to own a home. The process of purchasing a home can be intimidating, and some believe it is out of their reach. But not anymore.  

The Social Development Commission (SDC) Pathways to Homeownership program cuts obstacles and creates real opportunities for building wealth through homeownership. Buying a home is a big decision and a financial investment. It is also an exciting and major step towards financial success. 

No matter your credit score or income, buying a home is possible. SDC will help you prepare to purchase a home and walk you through the process from beginning to end. Join SDC’s Pathways to Homeownership program and get started on your pathway to buying a home and building wealth.  

SDC’s Financial and Housing Specialists provide financial counseling and education classes free of charge. Eligible participants may receive down payment and closing costs help, homebuyer education, and certifications to make buying a home a reality. 

You can own a home. We can help! Complete the inquiry form to be added to the waitlist for the next available info session. If you have questions, call (414) 906-2700 x4613.

You must attend an info session to be able to start SDC’s Pathways to Homeownership program.

You Will Learn About:

  • Renting vs. Homeownership

  • Credit & Budgeting

  • The Home Buying Process

  • Choosing & Dealing with Lenders

  • The Pre-Approval Process

  • Choosing a Real Estate Agent

  • Finding the Right Home

  • Making an Offer

  • The Mortgage Process

  • Home Inspection

  • Homeowners Insurance

  • Down Payment & Closing Costs

  • The Closing Process

Who can apply?

  • Milwaukee County residents interested in purchasing a home

  • Individuals who have NOT owned a home within the last three years

  • The program does NOT accept customers who are already under contract to buy a home

  • Customers must be interested in buying a home for owner-occupancy

If you are interested in SDC’s Pathways to Homeownership Program, fill out the form below, or click this link:

Partners & Funders

WHEDA logo
2022 CSBG logo
equal housing opportunity logo
Greater Milwaukee Foundation logo
Old National Bank logo
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development logo
WHEDA logo

Supportive Services

We are here to help those individuals and families find their pathway to success. We encourage you to check out some of our other services that may help you find your path, especially during these troubling times.

CR-Social Development Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need this information interpreted to a language you understand or in a different format, please contact Jennifer Harris, Equal Opportunity Officer, at 414-906-2784 or Callers who are deaf or hearing or speech-impaired may reach us at Wisconsin Relay Number 711.

SDC-Main Office
1730 West North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53205

9155 North 76th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53223

9004 West Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53227

6850 North Teutonia Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209

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