Down payment assistance is available for all ten counties. 
Down payment assistance is not eligible within entitlement cities.


"Serving the Counties of Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago"

For the past 30 years, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has provided State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to help Wisconsin’s less urban areas address affordable housing, community development, and economic development needs.

Brown County has been administering the Northeastern Wisconsin Housing CDBG Loan Program since 2014. Large cities such as Appleton, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Neenah, Oshkosh, and Sheboygan are not eligible to participate in State CDBG funded activities since they receive CDBG funds directly from HUD.


CDBG-Housing funds may be utilized for the following eligible activities:
  • Zero-percent deferred loan payment housing rehabilitation loans to low- and moderate- income (LMI) owner-occupied households (link to income limits here). Projects could include such actions as replacement of private onsite wastewater treatment systems, new electrical or plumbing systems, lead paint or asbestos abatement, roof replacement, or any other rehabilitation deemed necessary to meet housing quality standard (HQS) inspection.
BEFORE
dilapidated house
 
  • Low percentage rate deferred and/or installment housing rehabilitation loans to owners of LMI renter-occupied units.
  • Accessibility improvements such as wheelchair ramps and wider doorways for LMI households.
  • Homebuyer assistance such as down payment and eligible closing costs.
AFTER
house with new siding, windows, and railing
  • Small-scale neighborhood oriented public facilities improvements that support affordable housing initiatives such as sewer and water lateral extensions to property lines, streets, sidewalks, curb-cuts, and demolition of dilapidated structures.
 
For more information, please contact Todd Mead at 920-448-6480. 
 
 

Resources 
 
Northeastern Wisconsin Housing Loan Program Flyer
CDBG-Housing Low-Moderate Household Income Limits 
Frequently Asked Questions  
Northeastern Wisconsin CDBG-Housing Region Area Map

Related Documents
 
Northeastern Wisconsin CDBG-Housing Program Policy Manual 
CDBG Grant Application to Wisconsin Department of Administration 
Citizens Participation Plan