Stories tagged: "housing"

Meet the Wisconsin Realtors Using Their Sales to Fund Humanitarian Projects Around the World

It’s a realtor’s job to help their clients find the perfect home. Dane County realtors Siba Alidu and Lindsay Hagens also help build them for people in need.

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Renters Are Struggling. The Biden Administration Introduced New Protections for Them This Week.

The Biden administration introduced several new efforts to protect renters, make renting more affordable, and to increase fairness in the rental market.

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Gov. Evers Launches Program For People Experiencing Homelessness, Drug Addiction

The new recovery program will use Opioid Settlement Funds to help struggling Wisconsinites find affordable, safe, & stable housing.

Gov. Tony Evers delivers the 2022 State of the State address. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Evers Launches New Homeowner Assistance Program for Wisconsinites 

Eligible households can get up to $40,000 in financial assistance. To qualify for the program, you must be a homeowner, have suffered financial hardship because of the pandemic, and have a household income at or below 100% of your county median.

The Ho Chunk Community Center in Black River Falls. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
One Year In, Pandemic Assistance Addresses an Affordable Housing Crisis in Many Communities

Economic hardships made worse by the pandemic get American Rescue Plan aid to keep roofs over families’ heads.

Ginger Liddell credits the Western Dairyland Fresh Start program with helping her turn her life in a positive direction. Liddell and other Fresh Start participants helped build a house in Fall Creek that will be inhabited by a person or family facing difficulties affording housing. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘A Good Life is Possible’: At-Risk Youth Find Opportunities With Fresh Start Program

Program participants finished building a house for a low-income family this week.

Milwaukee Will Give Hazard Pay to All Frontline City Employees
‘Unprecedented Opportunity’: Milwaukee Outlines Initial Plans for American Rescue Plan Money

City puts lead abatement, affordable housing, and workforce readiness at the forefront of pandemic recovery efforts.