(Dodge County) Property owners in several counties in the region, including Dodge County, may be eligible for home improvement grants. The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Division of Housing awarded one-million dollars to the Southern Housing Region for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Program.
The funds provide resources across Wisconsin to address affordable housing and community development. In many cases they are a zero-percent interest loan, or deferred payment loan, that does not have to be paid back until the house is sold, the borrower no longer lives at the house or 30 years from the date of the note.
The funds are available for several types of projects. That includes lending for income-eligible, owner-occupied households for repairs.
Homebuyer assistance is also available for income-eligible tenants to use for down payment and closing cost assistance. There may also be funds available to make repairs to the home that is purchased.
Landlords can also receive zero-interest installment loans who rent to low-to-moderate income tenants. The funds can be used for handicap accessibility, windows, doors, siding, roofing, electrical, plumbing and heating.
Eligible counties include Columbia, Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sauk, Walworth and Washington.
The Southern Housing Region is looking for additional qualified contractors who are interested in working with the housing program! Any contractors interested in working with the program can contact MSA at 1-800-552-6330.
Additional information is available at each municipality within the county, at the County Courthouse or by contacting MSA at 1-800-552-6330 and referencing the Southern Housing Region.