Help For Factory-Built Home Owners

The Dept. of Administration, Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources (DEHCR) ​is administering the Wisconsin Help for Homeowners program, with funding from the Homeowners Assistance Fund established under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.​ Wisconsin Help for Homeowners (WHH) is a new statewide program that can help with overdue bills like mortgage payments, property taxes, utilities, and more.

The program is open to individuals and families who live in Wisconsin with overdue housing-related bills, both with and without mortgage, who meet income and other eligibility requirements, and have experienced a qualified economic hardship since  January 21, 2020. Financial hardship is defined as: A material reduction in income or material increase in living expenses associated with the coronavirus pandemic that has created or increased a risk of mortgage delinquency, mortgage default,  foreclosure, loss of utilities or home energy services, or displacement for a homeowner.​

Eligible types of expenses under this program may include but are not limited to: 

  • ​mortgage and interest payments
  • real estate taxes
  • condominium, association and lot fees 

The property must be the owner’s primary residence.

You may qualify if you meet all of the following:

  1. If you are a Wisconsin homeowner living in a:
  • Single-family home
  • Duplex
  • Condo
  • Factory-built home 
  1. You have been financially impacted since January 21, 2020.
  2. Your household income is at or below 100% of the county median​.​ Check income here!

How to apply and get more information:  

  • Fill out and submit an online application via the Neighborly application portal​.(Language options available for English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali)
  • Call 1-855-2-HOME-WIto get additional information or find out how to apply in person.
  • For additional information or assistance, or questions about your application, please reach out to your regional program contact.

You can read more details about the Wisconsin Help for Homeowners program on the WI Dept. of Administration website under local
government grants.