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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 50 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 137,600 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

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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!

View WHEDA’S Six Steps to Homeownership

WHEDA First Mortgage and Down Payment Assistance Programs

Learn the basic information on WHEDA loans and how to get started.

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

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