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Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

Over 50 Years Of Service and Getting Better

WHEDA works closely with lenders, developers, local government, nonprofits, community groups, and others to implement its low-cost financing programs. Since 1972, WHEDA has financed more than 87,300 affordable rental units, helped more than 141,800 families purchase a home, and made more than 29,280 small business and agricultural loan guarantees.

Our Strategic Priorities

  • We put people first.
  • We do what only we were created to do.
  • We protect housing as a core human need.

Our Strategic Goals

  • BE the authority on housing in Wisconsin.
  • INCREASE housing choices for people across the state.
  • CENTER human experience in operations and decisions.


All people in Wisconsin have an affordable place to call home.


We help Wisconsin thrive by expanding access to affordable housing choices.

Helping People Thrive

WHEDA Headquarters

WHEDA officially moved into its Madison Headquarters in February 2022, which offers 93,000 square feet of wonderful spaces for WHEDA employees to engage, collaborate, learn, and enjoy.
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Oak Grove Apartments

Unexpected circumstances can turn life upside down. The death of Ashley’s husband did just that, leaving her family searching for a new home. Ashley and her four children were challenged to find a new place to live that met their specific housing needs while also matching their budget...until they heard about Oak Grove Apartments.
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Northcott Neighborhood House

The Northcott Neighborhood House has dedicated itself to filling gaps in the Milwaukee workforce. By participating in the construction of new developments in their community, students have an opportunity to further their education and develop a unique set of skills in hopes of finding a well-paying job.
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The Johnston Center

Wisconsin is known for its long, cold and snowy winters. For our neighbors that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, the falling leaves and shorter days become a time of real worry. The best solution to combat the dangers of the winter season is permanent housing, an amenity which is difficult to access and unaffordable for many.
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