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WHEDA Foundation Housing Grant Program

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
Aug 26, 2022

The WHEDA Foundation Housing Grant Program awards funds to organizations working to assist in the development or improvement of housing for low-income people with special needs, including:

  • Homeless persons
  • Runaway youth
  • Alcohol or drug dependent persons
  • Persons in need of protective services
  • Domestic abuse victims
  • Developmentally disabled persons
  • Low-income or frail, elderly persons
  • Chronically mentally ill persons
  • Physically impaired or disabled persons
  • People living with HIV disease
  • Individuals or families who do not have access to traditional or permanent housing
  • Youth in crisis and/or out of home placement
  • Veterans

Applicants may apply under either the emergency/transitional housing category or the permanent housing category.


Applications will be accepted from:

  • Nonprofit organizations or cooperatives organized under Chapters 181, 185, or 187 of the Wisconsin statutes at the time of grant application submission
  • Community development, redevelopment, and housing authorities
  • Local units of government
  • Native American tribal authorities

Grant recipients that received 3 consecutive funding awards through the WHEDA Foundation in 2019, 2020, and 2021 Housing Grant Program competitions are not eligible to apply in 2022.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $50,000
Project period: 12 months
Total funds available: $1,000,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance, forms, and application instructions are available on the program website.

Completed applications may be submitted online or mailed to:

Housing Grant Program
WHEDA Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1728
Madison, WI 53701-1728

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Abuse and violence · American Indian or Alaska Native · Capital funding · Children and youth · Elderly population · Families · HIV and AIDS · Housing and homelessness · Mental health · People with disabilities · Substance use and misuse · Veterans · Women · Wisconsin

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.