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May 18, 2023

Republicans: Address affordable housing delays citing ‘not in my backyard’ movement

GOP lawmakers proposed several bills for "workforce housing," which included provisions for small government when making land-use decisions.

Dec 27, 2022

Evers, WHEDA announce $2M in grants for low-income housing

Gov. Tony Evers and WHEDA announced $2 million in emergency and extremely low income housing grants for partners across Wisconsin.

Jul 19, 2022

Affordable housing developers to get $32M to fill financing gaps

Developers of affordable multifamily-housing projects in Wisconsin will soon receive $32.4 million to help make up for financial shortfalls caused by rising construction costs, interest-rate increases and supply-chain delays.

Mar 25, 2022

Moore to serve as WHEDA CEO, executive director

Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Elmer Moore Jr. to serve as CEO and executive director of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority starting April 11.

Feb 21, 2022

Jury verdict finding Milwaukee alderman guilty of defamation could cost public $1.4M

A jury last week found a Milwaukee alderman was liable for statements alleged to have caused an affordable-housing operator to default on a loan in a decision that could cost taxpayers $1.4 million.

Nov 8, 2021

Altoro leaving WHEDA for spot in Biden Administration

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Executive Director and CEO Joaquín Altoro is leaving Gov. Tony Evers' Administration to accept a position in the Biden Administration effective immediately.

Jun 10, 2020

Madison panel advances plans for hotel, state office building

A Madison committee advanced plans this week for an eight-story hotel and five-story state office building that are part of a project to overhaul an entire block east of the city's downtown.

Jan 7, 2020

Bill would create incentives to build in rural areas

A state panel on Tuesday advanced a bill that would create a $10 million pilot program to back the construction of more affordable housing in rural areas, development that has been stunted since the Great Recession.

Nov 13, 2019

BUILDING BLOCKS: Ajax project in Racine

The project will entail the demolition of two old industrial structures and their replacement with one apartment building with 87 market-rate units and one with 54 units for low-income tenants.

Sep 20, 2019

State awards $500,000 for projects to fight homelessness

Thirteen Wisconsin agencies will receive a total of $500,000 in grants to help people experiencing homelessness.

Apr 29, 2019

Evers re-appoints Gamboa as WHEDA board chair

Gov. Tony Evers has reappointed Ivan Gamboa as chairman of the Board for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.

Sep 12, 2018

Racine County appeals to housing developers, despite Foxconn uncertainty

As Foxconn's massive Mount Pleasant factory emerges, Racine County needs dense, affordable housing suited to the thousands of workers expected to follow the company’s jobs.


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