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:
If you are a Wisconsin homeowner living in a:
You have been financially impacted since January 21, 2020.