The Southern Housing Region offers a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for housing repairs and, in certain cases, to assist with purchasing a home. The funds are loaned at 0% interest to households in Walworth County who meet certain income-eligibility requirements. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no cost to fill out an application and all information submitted is strictly confidential. Homeowners, tenants, landlords, and contractors may be eligible. The loans can be used to make the following types of repairs: handicap accessibility, replace windows and doors, roofing, electrical upgrades, connect water and sewer lines, siding and porch repairs, replacing or repair heating systems, water heaters, and plumbing systems. Funds are limited.
For additional details, visit https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/1062/Southern-Housing-Region-Program.
Applications can be found online at https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/DocumentCenter/View/8998/Southern-Housing-Region-2022-HO-Application.
Questions can be directed to Susan Maier at the Housing Program Office, 1-800-552-6330.