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National Housing Trust Fund

The Governor has designated the Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) to be the administrator of the National Housing Trust Fund program in Wisconsin.

The National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) was created by the Housing & Economic Recovery Act of 2008, and was designed to provide additional resources to construct and rehabilitate housing for extremely low-income families across the nation.  The first funding awards through the NHTF were made in 2016.  It is expected that each state will continue to receive an annual allocation of NHTF funds in the future.

For copies of past Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plans, questions, or comments, please contact  emily.francis@wheda.com.

July 2021 Housing Trust Fund Round

The July 2021 Housing Trust Fund round was made available for projects applying for the 2021 Innovative Housing Set-Aside (IHSA) of 9% Housing Tax Credits. 
View the list of July 2021 applicants
View the July 2021 award list

May 2021 Housing Trust Fund Round

Affordable housing developers throughout Wisconsin submitted applications for the May 2021 National Housing Trust Fund round totaling $5.5 million to fund a total of 533 low-income and affordable workforce housing units. WHEDA administers the federal program and anticipates a total of $1.3 million will be available. Seven developers in Ashland, Brown, Dane, Fond du Lac and Milwaukee counties submitted applications.
View the list of May 2021 applicants
View the May 2021 award list

Projects eligible for the May 2021 round of National Housing Trust Funds include those that received 2020 or 2021 federal 9% or state 4% housing tax credits. 


Housing Trust Fund Application Materials