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TOGETHER WE BUILD WISCONSIN®

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 80,000 affordable rental units, helped more than 137,600 families purchase a home and made more than 29,000 small business and agricultural loan guarantees.

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.

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.

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

One Penny Place

In 2002, One Penny Place opened its doors as a licensed Assisted Living Facility (ALF) in Woodruff, Wisconsin. The facility targeted moderate- to low-income families and became the first ALF to offer affordable housing by utilizing Federal Housing Tax Credits administered by WHEDA.
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Wisconsin's Hmong Community

In order to continue providing, safe, affordable housing to vulnerable residents with low- and extremely-low incomes, ECAHMAA sought annual financial support from The WHEDA Foundation’s Housing Grant Program. In 2021, ECAHMAA received a $50,000 grant to help fully renovate the inside of their eight-plex housing development located on the west side of Eau Claire.
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Wisconsin Tourism

Tourists spend billions of dollars in the state each year. In 1991, the WHEDA Tourism Fund was created to provide loan guarantees to Wisconsin travel and tourism-related businesses to ensure that people from all over continue to be allured by the state’s beauty.
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Potter's Crackers

WHEDA’s mission to stimulate the state’s economy and improve the quality of life for Wisconsin residents through offering unique lending tools was demonstrated through Potter’s Crackers. The cracker manufacturing company puts money back into the community by supporting local supply chains.
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