Northeast Wisconsin Housing Rehabilitation CDBG Loan Program


*Serving the Counties of Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago

Homeowners – If your home is in need of repairs, you may qualify for home rehabilitation assistance through the NE Wisconsin Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Housing Loan Program:

  • Minimum loan amount of $1,000.
  • Loans are offered at 0% interest.
  • No loan payments are required until the home is sold, refinanced, or is no longer the primary residence of the applicant. Loans lasting 30 years may be re-recorded for up to another 30 years.
  • The loan is secured by a mortgage on the property.
  • Activities generally may include:
    • Private septic system replacement
    • Plumbing/electrical/HVAC repairs
    • Private well replacement
    • Siding repair/replacement
    • Roof repair/replacement
    • Accessibility improvements for individuals with disabilities
    • Lead paint and asbestos remediation
    • Door/window replacement
    • Other necessity improvements

Landlords — 0% 5yr pay back Installment loans are available for rental unit repairs provided the unit is/will be rented to tenants who are low or moderate income. Contact the program lead for more details.

Door County – 0% interest, deferred payment loans are available to assist with purchasing a home, including down payment and closing costs.

General Homeowner Eligibility Requirements

  • Gross household income must be at or below 80% of the median county income.
  • Please see detached •Yr2019 CDBG Household Income Parameters.
  • Applicant must own the home being repaired.
  • Applicant must live in the home as the primary residence.
  • Typically home must meet Housing Quality Standards (HQS) after the work is completed.

Contact Information

For additional information on the program, please contact:

Everett Butzine or Todd Mead, Housing Planning
Brown County Planning Commission
305 E. Walnut Street,3rdFloor,Room#320, Green Bay,WI54301          (920) 448-6480

Equal Housing Opportunity

* Residents of the Cities of Appleton, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Neenah, Oshkosh, and Sheboygan should contact their respective cities for information on similar programs.

The Community Development Block Program is an equal opportunity program. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. This publication and/or the activities described herein were funded by the State of Wisconsin – Department of Administration Division of Housing and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and prepared by the Brown County Planning Commission. REVISED 04/2019