For more information, please see the ACTS Housing Web site.

ACTS Housing

Address: ACTS Central Office 2414 W Vliet St. Milwaukee WI 53205 and other addresses in the ACTS' neighborhoods as previously agreed upon.


By car: Head west on Wisconsin Ave toward N. 12th Street, turn right onto N 24th St. After you cross over Vliet Street, turn left into the parking lot. Our building is a large old convent on the other corner of 24th and Vliet, the entrance faces Vliet Street.

By bus: Take the blue line to Park Place/Liberty on the corner of Wisconsin and 16th, get off at the Vliet and N17th Street stop and walk 7 blocks to 24th and Vliet. Our building is a large old convent on the corner of 24th and Vliet, the entrance faces Vliet Street.

Orientation: Orientation is one-on-one, on site and scheduled based on student/agency availability.

Days/Hours of Volunteering: Flexible hours based on project being worked on with most in-office work being done Monday 9am-5pm (2-3 hour shift) or Wednesday 9am-5pm (2-3 hour shift) to be determined jointly between ACTS Housing Staff and student.  In-home projects are scheduled based on the homeowner’s schedule and are likely to include weeknight and weekend time.

Description of Agency/Activities:

The mission of ACTS Housing is empowerment through homeownership. Our vision is to create vibrant neighborhoods. We fulfill our mission one strong family at a time. The individuals and families we support are low to moderate income and wish to move from the unstable, and often unsanitary conditions, of the rental market to a home of their own. Their desire to remain in the City, to put down roots and become engaged in their community is one step forward in reclaiming Milwaukee neighborhoods.

Since our inception in 1995, ACTS’ families have purchased over 2,300 homes, reclaimed upwards of 850 foreclosures, and invested over $117 million dollars into the City of Milwaukee. We believe that creating stability and financial security is vital to transforming families and neighborhoods. We measure our success based on homeownership sustainability: 94% of our families are still homeowners today. As of today, ACTS Lending had 100 loans outstanding and 99 are current.

More than 7,000 individuals, the majority of them children, live in homes purchased through the ACTS Program. Children living in owner occupied homes perform better in school. Neighborhoods where families are homeowners form more stable communities.

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Contact Us

Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

Meet the Staff