Who We Are
All people in Wisconsin have an affordable place to call home.
We help Wisconsin thrive by expanding access to affordable housing choices.
What we do
We use our financial strength and expertise to improve access to affordable housing options and expand economic prosperity for everyone in Wisconsin. We work collaboratively with others and leverage our collective resources to expand equitable and sustainable housing where people want to live, work, raise a family, and thrive.
Our Strategic Priorities
We put people first.
We do what only we were created to do.
We protect housing as a core human need.
How we do it
We use our vital resources to make affordable housing possible and act beyond expectation to ensure housing for generations because everything we do is about helping people prosper.
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.
1972Wisconsin Legislature creates state housing authority and appropriates $250,000 to start operations.
Program operations begin.
First bond offering raises $27 million for multifamily loans.
First housing authority to market bonds to finance Section 8 housing.
First housing authority to have newly constructed units in occupancy.
First housing authority to coordinate housing with HUD and Farmers Home Administration.
Authority-financed developments required to have units designed for people with disabilities.
Repays $250,000 in initial seed money appropriated by the state.
Issues first bonds for homeownership and single family rehabilitation loans.
Receives $75 million in additional bonding authority for housing rehabilitation loans.
Sells $100 million in mortgage revenue bonds to support first-time home buyers.
Mission expands to include business and agriculture financing.
Launches the CROP loan guarantee to help cash-strapped farmers.
Offers loan program to support women- and minority-owned businesses.
Becomes first and only Wisconsin entity to administer federal housing tax credits.
Offers a first-of-its-kind drought relief loan guarantee for farmers.
Begins administering federal Section 8 rent vouchers.
Surpasses $2 billion in total assets.
Offers long-term financing along with federal housing tax credits.
Leads the nation with over 4,500 single family loans financed by mortgage revenue bonds.
The Wisconsin Preservation Trust is formed to help preserve Section 8 units as affordable.
First housing authority to offer 97% LTV mortgages with private mortgage insurance.
State Legislature permanently extends CROP financing for farmers.
Introduces FARM loan guarantee to help farmers expand operations.
Lindsay Heights partnership begins for Milwaukee neighborhood redevelopment.
Provides temporary housing grants for flood and tornado victims.
Closes more than $52 million in multifamily loans.
Secures mortgage revenue bonding and tax credit programs with legislation to increase caps.
First housing authority to launch an online mortgage application system.
Closes more than $100 million in multifamily loans.
Increases African American mortgage lending by 27%.
First housing authority to be awarded federal New Markets Tax Credits.
Record year with over $560 million in mortgage lending.
Invests $4 million in Milwaukee's Metcalfe Park Neighborhood lease-to-purchase program.
Awards housing tax credits on Tribal land.
Launches WisconsinForeclosureResource.com to help homeowners.
Receives $139 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to advance housing.
First housing authority to offer a mortgage product in partnership with Fannie Mae.
Awarded $22.4 million in State Small Business Credit Initiative funds.
Commits $100 million to Transform Milwaukee initiative.
Announces Tax Advantage Mortgage Credit Certificate program.
Launches no-fee loan guarantee to help Milwaukee small businesses.
Introduces Veterans Affordable Loan Opportunity Rate mortgage program.
Receives $5.47 million Capital Magnet Fund grant to increase affordable housing.
Forms LISC partnership to expand small business financing resources.
Begins administering the state housing tax credit program.
Helps over 3,700 individuals and families achieve homeownership.
Commits $10 million to rural affordable workforce housing.
Forms CSH partnership to advance supportive housing.
Finances first-of-its-kind supportive housing projects for farmworkers and Veterans.