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Together We Build Wisconsin®

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

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    Over 45 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 75,000 affordable rental units, helped more than 129,600 families purchase a home and made more than 29,000 small business and agricultural loan guarantees.

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    Our Specialty is Not Just an Art, but Our Mission

    Housing and economic development go hand in hand. That is why with the help of our partners, WHEDA is on the front lines offering a unique set of tools and resources to help home owners, businesses and communities across the state.

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    Growing Wisconsin’s Economy

    Economic development has never been more critical as it is today. Whether it is an agricultural-based business, manufacturer, an established company or a startup, WHEDA offers a number of financing products to help grow Wisconsin’s economy.

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    Experts Who Serve

    WHEDA is an organization filled with people who understand and have a passion for housing and economic development. WHEDA works hard to make your dreams become a reality.

Our Mission

WHEDA’s mission is to stimulate the state’s economy and improve the quality of life for Wisconsin residents by providing affordable housing and business financing products.

Our vision

We provide the tools to help people and communities realize their hopes and dreams.

Helping People Realize Their Dreams


Since 1980, WHEDA has been helping renters become homeowners. It is our unique financing options that get home buyers into a home sooner with a mortgage they can afford. That is why more than 118,000 Wisconsinites have purchased their first home with a WHEDA loan.
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Economic Development

Since 1983, WHEDA has been partnering with local lenders to support entrepreneurs, small businesses, and community revitalization through our economic development tools.
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Agricultural Business

WHEDA is proud of its over 30 year tradition of supporting agricultural development and sustainability through our agricultural guarantees. WHEDA helps agricultural based businesses with production loans, or producers who want to start, expand, or modernize their operations.
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WHEDA Foundation

Since 1985, the WHEDA Foundation awards grants through its annual Housing Grant Program competition to assist projects throughout Wisconsin that increase or retain housing for people in crisis.
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