Wisconsin Help for Homeowners (WHH), is a statewide, federally-funded 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 a mortgage, who meet income and other eligibility requirements, and have experienced a qualified economic hardship since January 21, 2020.
After a temporary pause, Wisconsin’s Help for Homeowners program has been extended to December 30. This unique program provides grants of up to $40,000 to income-eligible Wisconsin homeowners who have not been able to keep up with their mortgage, utility bills and/or property tax payments. Additional information regarding the WHH program can be found at DOA Wisconsin Help For Homeowners.
Throughout 2020-2021, multi-sector stakeholders came together under the leadership of Wisconsin State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski’s Statewide Homeownership Network to identify strategies to help homeowners. One of the outcomes was the recommendation to form a statewide network to connect homeowners to much-needed resources – the result was Take Root Wisconsin. Their first initiative as a consortium was the Wisconsin Help for Homeowners program.