Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
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Applications due Aug. 31 for rural workforce housing pilot




MADISON – Applications for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority‘s rural affordable workforce housing pilot are due Aug. 31.

The pilot will work with stakeholders from at least three rural communities to develop partnerships and processes that ultimately will benefit communities statewide. The pilot is part of a larger rural affordable workforce housing initiative that also includes supplemental financing tools designed to better serve rural communities.

A recording of a July 24 webinar covers the application process for the pilot effort including the need for communities to apply with a diverse team of stakeholders that demonstrate geographic, demographic, public and private collaboration. The slide deck for the webinar can be found here. The rural affordable workforce housing initiative page also contains FAQs, the application instructions and application. Participating communities will be announced in early October.

For questions about the application process, email: ruralaffordablehousing@wheda.com. To keep up with information about the pilot and other WHEDA initiatives, sign up to receive emails here and follow us on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

For more than 45 years, WHEDA has worked to provide low-cost financing for housing and small business development in Wisconsin. Since 1972, WHEDA has financed more than 75,000 affordable rental units, helped more than 133,000 families purchase a home and provided more than 29,000 small business and agricultural loan guarantees. WHEDA is a self-supporting public corporation that receives no tax dollars for its operations. For more information on WHEDA programs, visit wheda.com or call 800-334-6873.

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