Housing Assistance & Incentives

Home ownership assistance
The Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) offers a variety of programs to help first time home buyers.  Visit www.wheda.com to learn about the opportunities. 

Visit the WHEDA Tax Advantage to learn about an exclusive program designed to save you money and make home ownership more affordable.

Visit www.wphd-dpp.org to learn about down payment and closing cost assistance to low and moderate-income households.

State and federal energy-efficiency assistance
There is state and federal assistance available to qualifying homeowners and business owners who wish to make their properties more energy efficient.

Visit www.focusonenergy.com to learn about:

  • Financial incentives for purchasing energy-efficient commercial and industrial equipment such as dishwashers, refrigerators/freezers, water heaters, furnaces, boilers, lighting and HVAC
  • No-cost home energy evaluations 
  • Cash-back rewards for the purchase of high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment
  • Coupons and rewards for the purchase of energy-efficient light bulbs and lighting fixtures
  • Rewards for the purchase of energy-efficient water heaters
  • Consultations with objective, third-party consultants who can recommend energy efficiency improvements
  • Cash-back rewards for constructing new Energy Star homes

Visit www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov/ to learn about weatherization services including added insulation and improved appliance efficiency, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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