The Whitewater Community Development Authority offers assistance with Homeowner Housing Rehab, Rental Rehab and has resources to assist with the purchase of your first home. Please call Bonnie Miller at 262-473-0149 to discuss your opportunity for assistance.

Affordable Housing Fund Policy

This draft policy is designed to help allocate approximately $1.9 million dollars that the City has available to fund single‐family housing projects that promote housing affordability and down payment assistance to purchasers of single‐family homes who qualify based on income in comparison to the median for the County in which the dwelling resides. This policy also proposes to allocate a small amount ($200K) toward single‐family home rehabilitation in an existing program run by the CDA. The main purpose of the policy as designed is to create new, affordable single-family housing and then provide some assistance for qualifying homebuyers to purchase and live in those dwellings.

The City will host an Affordable Housing Public Input Session “open house” on April 27th from 4:30 – 6:30PM in the Municipal Building Community Room, 312 W. Whitewater St. This two‐hour open house will allow any person interested in discussing, reviewing, or commenting on the policy to do so. 

Please feel free to contact City Manager John Weidl at jweidl@whitewater‐wi.gov or 262‐473‐0104 with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Affordable Housing Fund Policy- Revised 7/19/2023

Poliza del Fondo de Vivienda Accesible- 7/19/2023

Walworth County Housing Authority

Walworth County Housing Authority provides rental assistance through Section 8 Tenant Based Rental Assistance funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, own and/or manage 4 apartment complexes, special project to provide permanent housing for disabled homeless persons, Rental Rehabilitation program for eligible landlords to remodel existing rental property, provide landlord/tenant information and counseling, provide special program assistance to homeless persons. Section 8 Rental Assistance is not an emergency program. Applicants will be placed on a waiting list on the first-come first-serve basis with waiting list time about 12 to 15 months.

Community Action Inc.

Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties is a multi-faceted, private non-profit organization founded in 1965. Community Action Agencies exist throughout the United States and were established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty.