The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) will host a webinar July 13, 1 pm, to gather input for the launch of the competitive application process for its new rural affordable workforce housing pilot. The pilot will work with stakeholders from at least three rural communities to develop partnerships and processes.
Rural community leaders, employers, affordable-housing providers, developers, lenders, planners, policy makers and residents are invited to provide input during the webinar. Register at register.gotowebinar.com/register/8674458856864783632.
“If Wisconsin is to thrive, rural communities require supportive policies, players and practices to develop affordable workforce housing,” said WHEDA CEO Joaquín Altoro.
WHEDA has committed $10 million to the initiative, which includes the pilot effort and supplemental financing tools, which are designed to serve rural communities by overcoming gaps in existing programs.
The application will go live July 22; applications will be due Aug. 31; and participating communities will be announced in early October.