Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
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 email@example.com.
The following summarizes the successful proposals:
ADVOCAP, Inc., Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, $375,000 HSF
City of Amery, Polk County, $650,000 CDBG
Antigo Housing Authority, Antigo, Langlade County, $205,604 HSF
Appleton Housing Authority, Appleton, Outagamie County, $305,250 HSF
Ashland County Housing Authority, Mellen, Ashland County, $275,000 HSF
City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, $402,000 CDBG
County of Calumet, Chilton, Calumet County, $375,000 HSF
Village of Camp Douglas, Juneau County, $271,283 CDBG
CAP Services, Inc., Stevens Point, Portage County, $375,000 HSF
Village of Cassville, Grant County, $299,000 CDBG
Chippewa County Housing Authority, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, $275,000 HSF
Village of Clyman, Dodge County, $280,529 CDBG
Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties, Janesville, Rock County $371,850 HSF
Couleecap, Inc., Westby, Vernon County, $215,340 HSF
Village of Dallas, Barron County, $300,000 CDBG
Village of Dorchester, Clark County, $300,000 CDBG
Village of Eleva, Trempealeau County, $300,000 CDBG
City of Elroy, Juneau County, $300,000 CDBG
Village of Exeland, Sawyer County, $300,000 CDBG
Village of Friendship, Adams County, $300,000 CDBG
Village of Friesland, Columbia County, $300,000 CDBG
Village of Gays Mills, Crawford County, $299,000 CDBG
Village of Glen Flora, Rusk County, $299,000 CDBG
Indianhead Community Action Agency, Ladysmith, Rusk County, $275,000 HSF
Lakeshore CAP, Inc., Manitowoc, Manitowoc, County, $374,958 HSF
MSA Professional Services, Inc., Beaver Dam, Dodge County, $211,200 HSF
City of Neillsville, Clark County, $649,750 CDBG
City of New Richmond, St. Croix County, $252,416 CDBG
NHS of Richland County, Richland Center, Richland County, $275,000 HSF
North Central Community Action Program, Inc., Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, $361,677 HSF
Options for Independent Living, Inc., Green Bay, Brown County, $111,000 HSF
Town of Parrish, Langlade County, $115,000 CDBG
City of Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, $471,500 CDBG
Renewal Unlimited, Inc., Portage, Columbia County, $375,000 HSF
County of Shawano, $575,000 CDBG
Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program, Dodgeville, Iowa County, $275,000 HSF
City of Superior, Douglas County, $275,000 HSF
West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc., Glenwood City, St. Croix County, $374,514 HSF
Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc., Independence, Trempealeau County, $166,500 HSF
City of Weyauwega, Waupaca County, $460,000 CDBG
Winnebago County Housing Authority, Oshkosh, Winnebago County $275,000 HSF
Town of Withee, Clark County, $300,000 CDBG
Village of Withee, Clark County, $300,000 CDBG
-- Tony Hozeny
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