Housing Bill From Columbus Representative Passes Through The Assembly

(Madison) A state representative from Columbus is touting the passage of a housing reform bill in the Assembly. The bill authored by Will Penterman is part of a larger legislative package to provide safer, more affordable housing options in Wisconsin. Penterman says it would create a low-interest or no-interest loan program through the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. Covered users under the bill include the removal of lead paint, replacing insolation or siding, and updating heating, plumbing or electrical systems. Penterman says the bill offers individuals the opportunity to improve their home so it can be in a decent, safe, and sanitary condition. This is the first bill authored by Penterman to pass the State Assembly. The Republican is representative for the 37th Assembly District which includes portions of Dodge, Columbia, Jefferson, and Dane Counties.