Press Release: Gov. Evers Awards $16 Million in Community Development Block Grant Housing Rehabilitation Grants

Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2024
Gov. Evers Awards $16 Million in Community Development Block Grant Housing Rehabilitation Grants
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced the award of $16 million of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing awards for critical housing rehabilitation projects for low- and moderate-income households spanning seven state regions.

“As I travel across the state, one of the things I hear about most from Wisconsinites is the importance of expanding access to reliable, affordable housing statewide,” said Gov. Evers. “Whether buying a new home or making essential repairs, there are thousands of families across Wisconsin who will be able to get help and support through these latest investments.”

Administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), Wisconsin’s Small Cities CDBG Program provides housing rehabilitation funds to seven regions on a bi-annual basis. These regional housing programs provide zero percent interest and deferred payment loans to low- and moderate-income homeowners to perform essential home repairs. Eligible households may also receive funds for down payment assistance when purchasing a home.

Regional CDBG Housing awards totaling $16 million were made to the following regions and lead counties:
  • Northwest Housing Region, Douglas County, $1 million
  • Northwoods Housing Region, Langlade County, $3 million
  • Central Housing Region, Juneau County, $2.5 million
  • Southern Housing Region, Columbia County, $2 million
  • Northeast Housing Region, Brown County, $1.5 million
  • Southwest Housing Region, La Crosse County, $3.5 million 
  • West Central Housing Region, Chippewa County, $2.5 million

“We’re proud of our continued partnership with local communities, as well as our federal partners, that make this and other CDBG programs possible,” said DOA Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld. “We look forward to seeing the impact from these investments across the state.”

Wisconsin receives CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and distributes those funds toward public facility, housing, and economic development projects that benefit individuals with low and moderate incomes.

DOA’s Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources administers Wisconsin’s Small Cities CDBG Program. 

An online version of this release is available here.