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WHEDA’s impact in Wisconsin since 1972

The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) was created in 1972 by the Wisconsin Legislature to meet an increasing need for affordable housing financing. The Legislature broadened WHEDA’s mission in 1983 to include financing for the expansion of business and agricultural activity in the state. As a lender, WHEDA has over $2 billion in assets.

Since 1972, WHEDA has issued over


in tax-exempt and taxable bonds to invest in affordable housing and economic development, financed more than


affordable rental units, helped more than


families purchase a home, and made more than


small business and agricultural loan guarantees.