Wisconsin Awarded More Than $150 Million in Housing and Community Development Grants
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has just awarded the State of Wisconsin over $58 million in community development block grants, as well as an additional $48 million in other grants. Wisconsin tribes also received 11 Indian Housing Block Grants totaling $25 million and public housing authorities received nearly $30 million in capital fund grants.
These Community Planning and Development Formula grants include community development block grants, HOME investment partnership grants, emergency solutions grants, housing opportunities for persons with HIV/AIDS, and housing trust fund grants.
Community Development Block Grants – $58,438,232.00 – awarded to city and county agencies to revitalize neighborhoods, help small businesses, improve public facilities and provide support to community centers.
HOME Investment Partnerships – $26,982,266.00 – assist in the construction and rehabilitation of housing for low-income renters and homeowners.
Emergency Solutions Grants – $5,414,179.00 – used to fund emergency shelters, prevent homelessness and help homeless people.
Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS – $2,259,887.00 – housing low-income people with HIV/AIDS.
Housing Trust Fund – $12,144,277.00 – provides housing for very-to-extremely low-income households.
County and municipal public housing agencies around the country are eligible for capital fund grants. These funds can be used to finance the development and updating of public housing. If you are interested in how much your public authority received in capital fund grants, click here
Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) are used to help finance affordable housing projects on Indian reservations and tribal areas. Tribes that received the grants include the following:
- Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa: $1,735,232.00;
- Forest County Potawatomi Community: $438,740.00;
- Ho-Chunk Nation: $4,784,253.00;
- Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa: $3,537,243.00;
- Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa: $2,174,200.00;
- Menominee Indian Tribe: $3,134,283.00;
- Oneida Nation: $5,416,993.00;
- Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa: $1,348,772.00;
- Saint Croix Chippewa Indians: $1,694,270.00;
- Sokaogon Chippewa Community: $1,026,767.00; and
- Stockbridge-Munsee Community: $586,987.00.