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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM - ATHENS RESIDENTS

Housing rehabilitation program for low-to moderate-income Village of Athens residents only to make homes safe, sanitary and livable. Includes rehabilitation to make homes accessible, and furnace replacement.

ADDRESS

PO Box 220
Athens, 54411

PHONE

(715) 257-9170

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM - EDGAR RESIDENTS

Administers a revolving fund for home improvement, including weatherproofing (roof, insulation, siding, furnace, windows) and making home more accessible. Program is for Village of Edgar Residents only.

ADDRESS

224 S 3rd Ave
Edgar, 54426

PHONE

(715) 352-2891

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM - SPENCER RESIDENTS

Revolving rehabilitation loan fund offers deferred-payment plan for low or moderate income Village of Spencer families or seniors, to fix up their houses (e.g. insulation and weatherization, emergency furnace repair or replacement, handicap accessibility, etc). Loans available to landlords for LMI rental units. Please call for appointment.

ADDRESS

PO Box 360
Spencer, 54479

PHONE

(715) 659-5423

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT-CITY OF MERRILL

Provides home ownership opportunities, home rehabilitation loans. Accessibility Modifications. Must be a resident of Lincoln Co. to be eligible.

ADDRESS

1004 E 1st St
Merrill, 54452

PHONE

(715) 536-4880

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, WAUSAU

Homeowners’/buyers’ programs for properties w/in the Wausau city limits. Rehabilitation Program for home safety/repair; Home Rental Rehabilitation Program; Down Payment Program; Housing Counseling Program & Fair Housing Program.

ADDRESS

407 Grant St
Wausau, 54403

PHONE

(715) 261-6680

FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS - SCHOFIELD

Replaces old smoke alarms & alarm batteries in Schofield & Rothschild senior citizens’ homes, free of charge. Also will inspect homes for potential fire & life safety hazards.

ADDRESS

1325 Schofield Ave
Schofield, 54476

PHONE

(715) 359-3500

FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS - WAUSAU

We can provide an Evacuation/Fire Safety program speaker available for the elderly, the disabled, independent living, teens, young parents, group homes, recent immigrants, service club/organizations and business. We can provide a “Fire Safety House”, for a fee, to any fire department within Marathon County. Other Programs offered through Wausau Fire Department include: *Smoke Detector Program *Installation of free smoke & carbon monoxide detectors for disabled, elderly or low-income home owner. *Must qualify as one of the above, occupy and own the property and are Wausau city residents. Supplies Available for Use (Provided to the City of Wausau residents) Chimney cleaning brushes and rods for cleaning chimneys. Different shapes and sizes available.

ADDRESS

606 E Thomas St
Wausau, 54403

PHONE

(715) 261-7900

FOUNDATION FOR RURAL HOUSING, INC.

Provides small, one-time financial assistance to rural residents w/issues related to housing. Assistance w/security deposits, rent & utility payment assistance, may provide assistance w/overdue property taxes & mortgage payments.

ADDRESS

4510 Regent St
Madison, 53705

PHONE

(608) 238-3448 or (888) 400-5974

HOMEOWNERS REHABILITATION PROGRAM - WAUSAU

For low to moderate income property owners in the city of Wausau who need help keeping their homes in safe repair. Repairs may include weatherization, roof or furnace replacement, and making the home more accessible for people with disabilities. The program will send a property inspector to assess needed repairs, and lend up to $25,000 at 2% interest, to qualifying owners. There may be a waiting list apply at the Community Development Department.

ADDRESS

407 Grant St
Wausau, 54403

PHONE

(715) 261-6680

HOMEOWNERS' REHABILITATION PROGRAM - SCHOFIELD

For low to moderate income property owners in the city of Wausau who need help keeping their homes in safe repair. May include weatherization, roof/furnace replacement, & making the home more accessible for people w/disabilities. May be a waiting list; apply at the Community Development Department.

ADDRESS

200 Park St
Schofield, 54476

PHONE

(715) 359-5230

HOUSING AUTHORITY – CITY OF WISCONSIN RAPIDS

Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority provides subsidized housing at various locations for eligible low-income families, elderly and/or handicapped persons in the Wisconsin Rapids area. Subsidized rental assistance is also available for eligible persons and families with low income.*See Housing table for listing of subsidized apartments

ADDRESS

2521 10th St S
Wisconsin Rapids, 54494

PHONE

(715) 423-7288

MARATHON COUNTY POWTS LOAN PROGRAM

Marathon County Conservation, Planning & Zoning Department
cpz@co.marathon.wi.us
Low interest loans to help eligible property owners offset some of the cost of replacing a failing Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (POWTS), commonly called a “septic system”. Eligibility is based upon several criteria such as owner income, age of failing POWTS, type of failure, occupancy of the structure, etc.

ADDRESS

210 River Dr
Wausau, 54403

PHONE

715-261-6000

USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Offers a home repair loan & grant program for residents that own their modest home. Income, asset & home value limits do apply. Credit standards may apply & are available to individuals over the age of 62. Funds are available for the various home improvements & repairs, including appliances, to remove health & safety issues or make a home handicap accessible.

ADDRESS

5417 Clem’s Way
Stevens Point, 54482

PHONE

(715) 345-7611

USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT-SINGLE FAMILY HOUSING REPAIRS, LOANS AND GRANTS

Offers a home repair loan & grant program for residents that own their modest home. Income, asset & home value limits do apply. Credit standards may apply & are available to individuals over the age of 62. Funds are available for the various home improvements & repairs, including appliances, to remove health & safety issues or make a home handicap accessible.

ADDRESS

603 B Lakeland Rd
Shawano,, 54166

PHONE

(715) 524-8522 Ext 4

WISCONSIN HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (WHEDA)

Provides low-cost, fixed interest rate mortgages to low & moderate income individuals & families to purchase their first home.

ADDRESS

201 W Washington Ave, Ste 700
Madison, 53703

PHONE

(800) 334-6873 or (608) 266-7884