The Governor recently announced that $500,000 was awarded to special-needs housing providers from throughout Wisconsin to improve and build housing units. The housing grants are funded by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), and they were awarded at the annual Housing Grant Program Competition to those building new facilities or making improvements to existing homes. In our part of the state providers in Dunn County received awards ranging from $6,000-$25,000 that will be used to enhance or expand security measures, remodel kitchens and bathrooms, replace or repair roofs, elevators and boilers, and make restrooms handicapped accessible. Grants are awarded through WHEDA’s Persons-in-Crisis Housing Program Fund to nonprofit agencies, local governments and tribal authorities in Wisconsin whose mission includes meeting the needs of low-income or disadvantaged populations.
To see the full list of the 2012 grant award recipients, visit www.wheda.com.