Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
December 2005
Gov. Doyle Announces $14.2 Million in Housing Grants

Governor Jim Doyle recently announced that 45 Wisconsin local governments and housing agencies will share more than $14.2 million in awards from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities program and the HOME Single-Family (HSF) program. Both programs are funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are administered by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.

"Expanding access to affordable housing not only helps meet the needs of our citizens, it encourages economic development," said Governor Doyle. "These grants will further our commitment to helping all Wisconsin residents have a decent, affordable place to live, while helping strengthen community infrastructure to support growth."

HSF funds may be used to assist low- and moderate-income (LMI) households seeking to purchase their own homes through a combination of downpayment, closing and/or rehabilitation/construction costs. Funds may also be used to help (LMI) homeowners repair or replace their existing homes and in support of Habitat for Humanity projects.

CDBG funds are used for various housing and neighborhood revitalization activities. Today's awards will be used to rehabilitate LMI owner- and renter-occupied units, including addressing lead-based paint hazards. The funds will also be used to assist LMI renter households with downpayment and closing costs to purchase a home.

For further information about housing programs, contact Marty Evanson, Commerce, at 608/261-2713 or mevanson@commerce.state.wi.us.

The following summarizes the successful proposals:

ADVOCAP, Inc., Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, $375,000 HSF
Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Winnebago Counties
Contact: Lu Scheer, 920/922-7214

City of Amery, Polk County, $650,000 CDBG
Contact: Harvey Stower, 715/268-7486

Antigo Housing Authority, Antigo, Langlade County, $205,604 HSF
Landglade County
Contact: Tina Heuss, 715/627-4954

Appleton Housing Authority, Appleton, Outagamie County, $305,250 HSF
Outagamie County
Contact: Jeff Gill, 920/739-6811

Ashland County Housing Authority, Mellen, Ashland County, $275,000 HSF
Ashland, Bayfield, Iron, Vilas, and Oneida Counties
Contact: Roger Sukanen, 715/274-8311

Town of Bear Creek, Waupaca County, $161,656 CDBG
Contact: Dennis Pinno, 715/752-4799

City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, $402,000 CDBG
Contact: Joseph Hunter, 715/284-5514

County of Calumet, Chilton, Calumet County, $375,000 HSF
Contact: Mary Bach, 920/470-3333

Village of Camp Douglas, Juneau County, $271,283 CDBG
Contact: Michael Olson, 608/427-3355

CAP Services, Inc., Stevens Point, Portage County, $375,000 HSF
Marquette, Portage, Waupaca and Waushara Counties
Contact: Karl Pnazek, 715/343-7509

Village of Cassville, Grant County, $299,000 CDBG
Contact: Louis Okey, 608/725-5180

Chippewa County Housing Authority, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, $275,000 HSF
Chippewa County (except the City of Eau Claire)
Contact: Ruth Rosenow, 715/726-7933

Village of Clyman, Dodge County, $280,529 CDBG
Contact: Marvin Molg, 920/696-3444

Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties, Janesville, Rock County $371,850 HSF
Walworth County
Contact: John Ramstad, 608/755-2469

Couleecap, Inc., Westby, Vernon County, $215,340 HSF
Crawford, La Crosse (excluding the City of La Crosse), Monroe, and Vernon Counties
Contact: Kay Mueller, 608/634-7368

Village of Dallas, Barron County, $300,000 CDBG
Contact: Steve Lindberg, 715/837-1186

Village of Dorchester, Clark County, $300,000 CDBG
Contact: Bea Seidel, 715/654-5006

Village of Eleva, Trempealeau County, $300,000 CDBG
Contact: Roger Lokken, 715/287-4615

City of Elroy, Juneau County, $300,000 CDBG
Contact: Jim Sartori, 608/462-5872

Village of Exeland, Sawyer County, $300,000 CDBG
Contact: Susan Kopras, 715/943-2350

Village of Friendship, Adams County, $300,000 CDBG
Contact: John R. Jones, 608/339-3243

Village of Friesland, Columbia County, $300,000 CDBG
Contact: Carl M. Vander Galien, 920/348-5156

Village of Gays Mills, Crawford County, $299,000 CDBG
Contact: Lawrence L. McCarn, 608/735-4341

Village of Glen Flora, Rusk County, $299,000 CDBG
Contact: Larry Bainter; 715/322-4427

Indianhead Community Action Agency, Ladysmith, Rusk County, $275,000 HSF
Burnett, Clark, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn Counties
Contact: Jerry Estreen, 715/532-5594

Lakeshore CAP, Inc., Manitowoc, Manitowoc, County, $374,958 HSF
Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties
Contact: Chris Loose, 920/686-8773

MSA Professional Services, Inc., Beaver Dam, Dodge County, $211,200 HSF
Dodge County
Contact: Marla Singer, 920/887-4242

City of Neillsville, Clark County, $649,750 CDBG
Contact: Diane L. Murphy, 715/743-2105

City of New Richmond, St. Croix County, $252,416 CDBG
Contact: David Schnitzler, 715/243-0407

NHS of Richland County, Richland Center, Richland County, $275,000 HSF
Richland County
Contact: Terry Testolin, 608/647-4949

North Central Community Action Program, Inc., Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, $361,677 HSF
Lincoln, Marathon, and Wood Counties
Contact: Ron Schnycer, 715/424-2581

Options for Independent Living, Inc., Green Bay, Brown County, $111,000 HSF
Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago Counties
Contact: Steve LaFrombois, 920/490-8270

Town of Parrish, Langlade County, $115,000 CDBG
Contact: Frank Trimmel, 715/873-4501

City of Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, $471,500 CDBG
Contact: Cheryl Mader, 608/326-7333

Renewal Unlimited, Inc., Portage, Columbia County, $375,000 HSF
Adams, Columbia, Juneau, and Sauk Counties
Contact: Suzanne Hope, 608/742-5329

County of Shawano, $575,000 CDBG
Contact: County Courthouse, 715/526-9135

Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program, Dodgeville, Iowa County, $275,000 HSF
Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, and Richland Counties
Contact: Walter Orzechows, 608/935-2326

City of Superior, Douglas County, $275,000 HSF
Douglas County
Contact: Susan Matson, 715/395-7335

West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc., Glenwood City, St. Croix County, $374,514 HSF
Barron, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties
Contact: Robyn Thibado, 715/265-4271

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc., Independence, Trempealeau County, $166,500 HSF
Buffalo, Eau Claire (except the City of Eau Claire), Jackson, and Trempealeau Counties
Contact: Mike Canaday, 715/985-2391

City of Weyauwega, Waupaca County, $460,000 CDBG
Contact: Howard Quimby, 920/867-3061

Village of Wild Rose, Waushara County, $300,000 CDBG
Contact: James Erdman, 920/622-4183

Winnebago County Housing Authority, Oshkosh, Winnebago County $275,000 HSF
Contact: Mary Bach, 920/470-3333

Town of Withee, Clark County, $300,000 CDBG
Contact: Tom Nemitz, 715/669-5149

Village of Withee, Clark County, $300,000 CDBG
Contact: Gary Mitchell, 715/229-4319

-- Tony Hozeny

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Current Newsletter

Newsletter Archive

Commerce Home

Wisconsin Department of Commerce