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​Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources

The Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR) develops housing policy and offers a broad range of program assistance and funds to address homelessness and support affordable housing, public infrastructure, and economic development opportunities.  The Division partners with local governments and service providers, non-profit agencies, housing authorities, and developers.  In addition, DEHCR administers the statewide program to assist eligible households by providing electric and heating bill payment assistance, as well as benefits and services to assist with energy crisis situations.  Eligible households may also receive weatherization services.  

The Programs:

  • Community Development Programs fund public infrastructure, blight elimination, business development, housing rehabilitation and disaster recovery assistance.
  • Energy Assistance Programs assist eligible households with heating and electric bill payment and those facing energy crises as well as provide assistance with home weatherization.
  • Interagency Council on Homelessness​ was designated under the statutory authority established by 2017 Wisconsin Act 74 with the goal of preventing and ending homelessness in Wisconsin.

The Division formerly administered the State Relocation Program.  Please click here to be re-directed.