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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 137,800 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

Nueske's

In 2009, America was in the midst of a “bacon mania” craze and the nation’s bacon sales skyrocketed. From 2012 to 2014, profits for Nueske's family-owned operation rose by more than 48%, and demand exceeded their production capacity. As the trend continued, Nueske’s knew it was imperative that they increase their capacity – and fast.
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From Renting to Owning

Making the decision to rent versus own is personal, and one that varies based on life circumstances. In Brett and Nicole’s case, they knew renting was no longer an option. But being fresh out of college and having little savings, the couple didn’t know if their dream of homeownership was possible.
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LaClare Creamery

Driving through Wisconsin’s countryside, one can typically expect to find fields dotted black and white with cows across the horizon. However, on one family farm in Fond Du Lac County, the site of goats signals a welcome surprise to America’s Dairyland.
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Lease Purchase Program

The Lease Purchase program began in 1992 and allowed people to get into a home without having to shell out the full down payment up front. Program participants could lease their home for up to three years while they saved a fixed amount of money each month in preparation for the full down payment being due at the end of their leasing period.
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