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  • Housing Grant Program 

    *The Housing Grant Program is available to housing providers only. For WHEDA's home buyer programs, please click here

    The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and the WHEDA Foundation, Inc. make available annually grant funds through the Housing Grant Program competition. The Program's mission is to assist in the improvement of the state's housing for the following special needs populations:

    • homeless persons
    • runaways
    • alcohol or drug dependent persons
    • persons in need of protective services
    • domestic abuse victims
    • developmentally disabled persons
    • low-income or frail elderly persons
    • chronically mentally ill persons
    • physically impaired or disabled persons
    • people living with HIV disease
    • individuals or families who do not have access to traditional or permanent housing
    • youth in out of home placement
    • veterans

    Who Can Apply?

    • Nonprofit organizations or cooperatives organized under Chapters 181, 185, or 187 of the Wisconsin Statutes
    • Community development, redevelopment and housing authorities
    • Local units of government
    • Native American tribal authorities

    2020 Housing Grant Program:

    The 2020 Housing Grant Program competition is expected to launch in Spring 2020. To receive updates from the WHEDA Foundation, please sign up for our email subscription service

    2019 Housing Grant Program Materials  - Reference only

    Year-to-Date Program Activity

    Since the inception of the Housing Grant Program in 1985, the Foundation has granted funds to over 40% of total requests received. Below are the current statistics for all years since the program began.

    Total Requests Received: 2,594
    Total Funds Requested: $75,434,988
    Total Awards Issued: 1,157
    Total Funds Awarded: $24,968,000


    Housing Grant Awards

    • 2019
    • 2018
    • 2017
    • 2016
    • 2015
    • 2014
    2019

    The WHEDA Foundation Grant awards were made on December 18. A list of the grant awards and the statistics for this year's competition is provided below. Awards are listed by category: Emergency/Transitional Housing, followed by Permanent Housing. The document includes the following information:

    • Name of Grant Recipient
    • Grant Amount
    • City where the Project is Located
    • County where the Project is Located
    • Number of Beds/Units
    • Brief Project Description

    2019 Awards List

    PDF

    2019 Program Statistics

     Requests Received: 85 
     Funds Requested: $2,652,430
     Awards Issued: 41
     Total Funds Awarded: $1,001,900
     Bed/Units Assisted: 1,098

     

     

     

    2018

    The WHEDA Foundation Grant awards were made on October 26. Statistics for this year's competition are provided. A listing of the recipients is provided. Awards are listed by category: Emergency/Transitional Housing, followed by Permanent Housing. The listing includes the following information:

    • Name of Grant Recipient
    • Grant Amount
    • City where the Project is Located
    • County where the Project is Located
    • Number of Beds/Units
    • Brief Project Description

    2018 Awards List

    PDF

    2018 Program Statistics

    Requests Received:62
    Funds Requested:$1,305,983
    Awards Issued:29
    Total Funds Awarded:$513,824
    Bed/Units Assisted:1,005

     

     

    2017

    The WHEDA Foundation Grant awards were made on August 28. Statistics for this year's competition are provided. A listing of the recipients is provided. Awards are listed by category: Emergency/Transitional Housing, followed by Permanent Housing. The listing includes the following information:

    • Name of Grant Recipient
    • Grant Amount
    • City where the Project is Located
    • County where the Project is Located
    • Number of Beds/Units
    • Brief Project Description

    2017 Awards List

    PDF

    2017 Program Statistics

    Requests Received:58
    Funds Requested:$1,175,589
    Awards Issued:29
    Total Funds Awarded:$500,000
    Bed/Units Assisted:542

     

     

    2016

    The WHEDA Foundation Grant awards were made on August 19. Statistics for this year's competition are provided. A listing of the recipients is provided. Awards are listed by category: Emergency/Transitional Housing, followed by Permanent Housing. The listing includes the following information:

    • Name of Grant Recipient
    • Grant Amount
    • City where the Project is Located
    • County where the Project is Located
    • Number of Beds/Units
    • Brief Project Description

    2016 Awards List:  

    PDF

    2016 Program Statistics

    Requests Received:48
    Funds Requested:$1,056,013
    Awards Issued:28
    Total Funds Awarded:$500,000
    Bed/Units Assisted:1,165
    2015

    The WHEDA Foundation Grant awards were made on August 19. Statistics for this year's competition are provided. A listing of the recipients is provided in a .pdf file format. Awards are listed by category: Emergency/Transitional Housing, followed by Permanent Housing. The listing includes the following information:

    • Name of Grant Recipient
    • Grant Amount
    • City where the Project is Located
    • County where the Project is Located
    • Number of Beds/Units
    • Brief Project Description

    2015 Awards List:  

    PDF

    2015 Program Statistics

    Requests Received:48
    Funds Requested:$996.362
    Awards Issued:28
    Total Funds Awarded:$500,000
    Bed/Units Assisted:1.163
    2014

    The WHEDA Foundation Grant awards were made on August 22. Statistics for this year's competition are provided. A listing of the recipients is provided in a .pdf file format. Awards are listed by category: Emergency/Transitional Housing, followed by Permanent Housing. The listing includes the following information:

    • Name of Grant Recipient
    • Grant Amount
    • City where the Project is Located
    • County where the Project is Located
    • Number of Beds/Units
    • Brief Project Description

    2014 Awards List:

    PDF

    2014 Program Statistics

    Requests Received:56
    Funds Requested:$1,191,823
    Awards Issued:28
    Total Funds Awarded:$355,000
    Bed/Units Assisted:609