Homeownership in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) has been the State of Wisconsin’s trusted partner for affordable homeownership for more than 45 years. WHEDA is mission-based and our mission is simple: to stimulate the state’s economy and improve the quality of life for Wisconsin residents by providing affordable housing and business financing products.
WHEDA has helped more than 133,000 Wisconsin renters, first-time home buyers, non-first-time home buyers, eligible veterans and more achieve their dream of homeownership and finance their principal residence with a WHEDA loan. Why did they choose WHEDA? Because WHEDA offers unique financing options that get buyers into a home sooner, with a mortgage they can afford long-term.
Through our statewide network of approved lenders, we offer:
- Two first mortgage programs - Advantage Conventional and Advantage FHA
- Two Down Payment Assistance programs - Easy Close and Capital Access
WHEDA's Six Steps to Homeownership
Buying a home is a big commitment. We understand you might feel overwhelmed. Let WHEDA help get you started!
WHEDA First Mortgage and Down Payment Assistance Programs
Need help with your down payment and/or closing costs?
WHEDA's Down Payment Assistance options assist you with reducing out of pocket costs.
Find a WHEDA Lender
WHEDA's loan programs are available through our statewide network of more than 100 approved lenders.Find a WHEDA Participating Lender and get started on your road homeownership
Home Buyer education and
Landlord education providers
Home buyer education and Landlord education can be obtained by completing a program through a local housing counseling agency or an approved mortgage insurance company. Either in-person or online is acceptable.View home buyer education providers
Click here for answers to the most frequently asked WHEDA homeownership questions.
Current WHEDA Homeowners
On-Demand Videos and PresentationsFirst-Time Home Buyer Seminar Presentation