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Community and Economic Development

Learn more about WHEDA’s rural affordable workforce housing initiative

Who We Are

At WHEDA, our mission is to stimulate Wisconsin’s economy and improve the quality of life for all residents through affordable housing and business financing products.  WHEDA's Community and Economic Development team is WHEDA's local presence throughout the entire state. CED ensures that we are living out WHEDA’s mission by serving as ambassadors, conveners and collaborators across our 72-counties and 11 Tribal Nations. Our team partners with stakeholders throughout Wisconsin's counties, municipalities, economic development partners, lenders, and communities to share information about WHEDAs programs, housing, and economic development efforts.

Lenders can find out more information about WHEDA's Small Business Guarantees, and complete an intake form online below. 

Strategy

WHEDA's Community and Economic Development team builds capacity throughout Wisconsin’s 72-counties by collective impact that improves physical Physical capital: Develop and deploy initiatives, products, prototypes and pilots that leverage resources and build finance models for producing affordable housing or promote economic development. , social Social capital: Build and deepen existing relationships and shared experience networks through facilitation across and within local stakeholders, public and private sector, and other relevant contacts. , intellectual Intellectual capital: Instigate collective learning through the experiences and lessons learned and shared across communities. Support the publications and distribution of information for the benefit of communities throughout Wisconsin. , and human capital Human capital: Build capacity across local leaders, community members, public and private stakeholders. Utilize our networks to ensure our collective ability to address statewide challenges around housing and economic development and share internally observations, experiences, feedback to aid in WHEDA’s ability to create lasting and sustainable solutions. .

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Community and Economic Development Team

Statewide


Ana Simpson
Director

ana.simpson@wheda.com

Statewide


open
Strategic Liaison

 

Statewide


Ron Slade
CED Program Coordinator

ronald.slade@wheda.com

 

Southwest Region


Rebecca Giroux
Community & Economic Development Officer

rebecca.giroux@wheda.com

Northwest Region


Open
Community & Economic Development Officer

 

Northeast Region


Deby Dehn
Community & Economic Development Officer

deby.dehn@wheda.com

Southern Region


Open
Community & Economic Development Officer

 

Southeast Region


Maria Watts
Community & Economic Development Officer

maria.watts@wheda.com

 

 

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